Erotica author Renee Rose recently published The Bossman with Riverdale Avenue Books as the winner of the 2013 America’s next Top Erotica Writer competition which was held at Erotcon USA. It is the story about a Jersey girl and the mafia don she comes to love, with a little bit of spanking for good luck, GET IT HERE
How did you start writing?
I have always been a writer–I got my Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and worked for 13 years as a technical writer, but I didn’t try my hand at romance writing until two years ago.
Did you always want to be a writer?
I did always know I’d be a writer. I think I thought I would be a journalist or poet, though.
How long have you been writing?
I was entering stories and poems into contests by junior high school.
What are your greatest influences when you’re writing your novels?
True love. I’m definitely a believer in love at first sight, love fixes all, and all you need is love. I’m also a big fan of spanking. 🙂
Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite?
Of course I love them all, but I do have two favorites. The first is Deathless Love, a paranormal spanking romance that takes place at a nightclub in my hometown Tucson, AZ and rather closely resembles a life I used to lead. The second is Held for Ransom, my new medieval abduction/seduction romance set at Avalon.
When did you write your first spanking story?
I wrote and published my first spanking story almost two years ago. Spanking has always been my kink, but I did not realize there was an entire genre devoted to it. When I discovered publishers devoted to just that, I knew I had found my calling. 🙂 I wrote Betrothed, a 25,000-word novella in six days and two weeks later it was published! Of course, no book has come so easily since, but it felt like a message from the universe that I was on the right track!
Is there a formula to writing a great spanking/ sex scene?
No! I think any time I try formula, the scene falls flat. I’m looking for the scenes to push the conflict or change the characters in some way, so they each need to be unique to both the story and the characters.
I’ve read that you are a modern dancer and energy worker, how does this contribute to your writing?
I know body mechanics and body parts, which always helps for writing a sex scene! As a dance teacher, I’m used to describing movement, so I think that helps out when I’m trying to give a picture of a certain position.
What next for your career?
I think I will eventually branch out into general erotic romance (vs. spanking romance) and maybe even other genres like YA, spiritual, etc. For now, I’m so thrilled to be writing about my favorite kink!