Please welcome fellow Canadian and Total E-Bound author Nancy Adams to Pick a Genre Already.
What was your favourite book as a child/teenager?
Lightening by Dean Koontz. It’s not a romance book but it is still one of my all time favourites. That budding romance between the main characters was simple but at the same time touching. The action and comedy was pretty great too.
Who was the first author or what was the first book you read that introduced you to the genre that you most enjoy writing in?
Actually, I began writing romance at first and I hadn’t read anything by an erotic romance author. I enjoyed reading Johanna Lindsey, Iris Johansen, and Julie Garwood. I still like reading books by those authors. I made my jump to the erotic romance when Total-E-Bound Publishing accepted my first book. My then editor said I needed to smut up my story so it fit within their guidelines. Sooo, I did... and here I am writing... as my brother affectionately refers to as Chic Porn. LOL
Do you believe in love at first sight? And if so have you ever been so afflicted? Did you do anything about it? (Did you go for it?)
Yes, I do believe in love at first sight and of course, I went for it... I married him!
Is there a particular word you overuse or writing technique that your editor(s) ride you about? Mine is over using the word ‘harshly’.
Yes. I have done my fair share of over used words, in one book it was ‘gently’, another it was ‘frowned’. However, IBP’s or ‘Independent Body Parts’ has topped the list. I have this way of detaching body parts like hands or eyes and allowing them to do their own thing.
For example: His hand touched her cheek.
Sounds okay, but if you picture it in your head, a hand is floating in mid-air and it touched a woman’s cheek all by itself. That’s freaky and cool! Lol
I do my best to catch all those nasty IBP’s but some still slip through.
Have you ever suffered from writer’s block? (Or do you even believe in it?) If so, how were you able to overcome it?
Oh man, have I ever!
I overcome it by reading what I have already written or I switch off and work on a different storyline. Or sometimes I have a shower. Lol For some reason I get a tone of ideas when I’m in the shower. I know, I know I’m weird, but if it works, who am I to argue.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Well, I have to say I’m pretty happy living in Canada. But if they decided to give me the boot, I’d hop across the pond and shack up in merry old England. Or Scotland, Ireland, Wales. I’m not picky. Oh... Germany and France too!
I'm with you, Nancy. Scotland/ England/Wales for me, too. (I think our roots are showing)
If you could bring one of your own characters to life, who would it be and why?
Hmmm. That’s a great question. I guess I would have to say William MacKenzie from my up coming book The Bannockburn Spell. He’s tall, dark and dreamy plus is a soldier, well ex-SBS. I have a real soft spot for Army... or in this case Navy guys.
What are you reading right now?
I am reading Simply Irresistible by Rachel Gibson. She is such a great author. Her books always make me laugh.
If you were to do a reality show, which one would it be?
I don’t watch reality shows so I don’t know much about them. But I have seen Fear Factor and the Japanese show MXC; now those shows I would do, they look like fun.
What is the craziest, most exciting, or most dangerous thing you’ve ever done?
Sorry, I was sworn to secrecy by the other parties involved. LOL
Name a celebrity, athlete, musician, etc. you’d most like to get naughty with.
Do you want name for every category... lol
Okay how about I combine them. Dwayne Johnson. Yum... yum... yum! He was or maybe he still is a wrestler and he played football for the Calgary Stampeders. He’s an alright actor and I heard he can sing. I get my cake and to eat it too... teehee... you know what I mean.
I have to agree with you Nanc. I love his smile. I mean, he has other fantastic body parts too and we should regale them at great lengths, but that grin... just does it for me! The man could talk me into anything! You are not the first of my guests to mention what the Rock is cookin'! Are you all doing the eyebrow thing now?
Do you have family Christmas Traditions that you observe every year?
When it’s closer to Christmas, my husband and I bundle up our kidlets and take them for a night-time walk to see all the neighbour lights. Then we go home, have a fire and drink hot chocolate while watching Christmas shows or a Christmas movie.
What is your favourite Christmas Carol/song/hymn?
You’re probably going to laugh, but it’s Holly Jolly Christmas sung by Burl Ives. I always remember trying to sing along with it at the end of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. I butchered the words of course. I still sing it when I watch it with my kids. They think I’m amazing because I know the words.
Share with us a special childhood Christmas memory (favourite toy, special moment that you now treasure, best gift either given or received)
Real Tree or Artificial?
Artificial... but I wish they came with a scratch ‘n sniff or something, I love the scent of pine from a real Christmas tree.
Star or Angel?
For the top of the tree... has to be a Star
Hot Chocolate or Egg Nog?
Mmm... Hot Chocolate... with Marshmallows...
Holiday Fanatic or Scrooge?
Holiday Fanatic... except when it’s time to pack things away, then I wish I was a Scrooge Lol
What can readers look forward to next?
My next book The Bannockburn Spell is due out in January 7th. Woo hoo! It’s a Contemporary Erotic Romance mixed with some fantasy and fairytale elements. I can hardly wait. This is my baby; it’s the first book I ever wrote.
Please tell us about your newest release.
My newest release The Soul Within is a Paranormal Erotic Romance. But don’t let the Paranormal fool you, it’s not just all about ghosts. It has medians – which I have defined as a soul that is separate from it’s body – both good and bad, lost souls, angels, a really bad... bad guy and of course a woman that doesn’t age and oh yah... she can sometimes see the dead.
Author: Nancy Adams
Title: The Soul Within
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Release Date: June 18th, 2012
Buy Link: Amazon.com –
Author Website: http://fancynancyadams.wix.com/erotic-nancy-adams
Alex’s body is in a coma. His soul, however, is not. Desperate to become whole, he must first convince stubborn beauty Evening Sinclair that he is not dead.
For generations, the Sinclairs have been healers. Using a gentle touch to heal the body and a soothing word to heal the soul. Evening Sinclair is no different. Yet despite her secret abilities, Eve has a somewhat normal existence. She enjoys her small physiotherapy practice, dotes on her eight-year-old daughter and occasionally helps souls get back into their bodies—that is until Alex, with his brooding good looks and glowing eyes, appears in her kitchen.
Naughty Excerpt from The Soul Within
She enjoyed soaping his body, even though she wished it was his body she was touching. When she closed her eyes, she could still see him lying in the hospital bed, the hard strength in his arms and shoulders. See the rippled muscles of his stomach and the dark hair covering his chest and face. She opened her eyes as she lathered his back. Cade had a nice body too, but it was not Alex.
She turned him around and began soaping his chest and shoulders. Covered his arms and hands, stroked his palm and pulled gently on each finger. Moved to his hips and knelt down, running her hands down the length of each leg. When she cupped him, she looked up and watched his face. His only indication that he liked what she was doing was the flaring of his nostrils. She stood and nudged him under the water and rubbed at his body to help remove the soap. She moved her hand to his now hard cock and stroked the length of him. God, he smelt so good, clean and manly. She pressed her mouth to his chest, swirled her tongue over his wet skin. Oh man, he tasted good too.
She glanced back up to his face, slowly pumping his shaft. His eyes were glowing but the lids hung low as he stared back at her. She licked at her lips, her mouth starting to water at the idea of sucking him into her mouth. He shook his head. She nodded hers. Then dropped to her knees and took him into her mouth.
He tasted good, so good. She couldn’t get enough. The need he triggered deep in her soul was heating her body up. She sucked hard, sliding up and down and received a growl for her effort. Then, she was lifted by her arms and Alex was crushing her mouth with his. He clasped her head between his hands and pulled back panting. “You make me…I want to…I don’t know how…” He stopped and took a deep breath.
Eve placed her hands on his cheeks and, in an effort to calm him, adjusted her voice, “I know. It’s the same for me.”
He shook his head, still confused and pulled her forward, crushing her against him. His mouth was hard and demanding. She allowed him to take whatever he needed.
He surprised her when he turned her away from him and placed her hands on the wall. His hands were all over her, cupping and stroking, gliding down her waist to her hips, then behind. Then, slipping his fingers between her legs, he parted her creamy lips. She groaned and rocked her hips back pushing her backside against his thick cock. She felt him drop his head onto her back as he toyed with her entrance. She rocked her hips again, not able to help herself.
“Fuck.” He groaned and, grabbing her hips, plunged deep.
She moaned from the sudden heat of his invasion. His hands never ceased their carnal torment, moving over her body greedily, squeezing and caressing, setting her skin on fire. He fondled her breasts, pinched her nipples, kissed her shoulders. His arms wrapped around her and he pulled her back against his chest, his breath hot in her ear as he moved in long, so-slow strokes. He slid his fingers back into her slick folds and moved them in lazy circles. She came almost at once, grinding her hips back against him.
Alex grunted in frustration as he withdrew from her body. He grabbed her shoulders, turned her to face him and forced her hand to his cock. “Finish me, Eve.”
The Soul Within
Besides her addiction to trash novels and bed linens, Nancy has been known to spontaneously rearrange furniture and stay up to the wee hours of the morning reading. Writing is a new passion for Nancy, which began in 2008 with 'hobby' writing courses, while her husband was deployed.
Nancy's favorite genre...is anything romance related, although she does enjoy a good laugh. As for her own novels, she demands three elements, intrigue, humor and a good dose of naughty scenes.
Her other hobbies include, walking the dogs, running, and painting (not on canvas...the house). Nancy lives in Eastern Ontario with her family and two furry beasts.
Thanks for joining me today, Nancy. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!