Monday, December 20, 2010

Guest Interview: Deanna Wadsworth

Author Interview:

Today, I’d like to welcome author Deanna
Wadsworth. She has written three very erotic novels:
Red Riding Hood, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Secret Santa.
Hi Deanna! I’m honored to have you as a guest today!

Deanna: Hello, darlin’! I’m so happy to be here! We had a great time when you visited my blog so it’s nice to be visiting you today!
 
The titles of your books seem to indicate that you are possibly a wicked rebel! Are you?
Deanna: Hmmm, wicked? Maybe imaginatively wise. And a rebel? Well, I do love me some Southern Country and my new cell phone ringer is the Dixie horn from The Dukes of Hazzard, LOL. But really, I just read those old stories and I was like, whoever wrote this had a mind as dirty as mine!
 
I know that you have ventured into writing male/male erotica. Do you find that more pleasurable than male/female?
Deanna: Ya know, I just blogged about that over on The Rainbow Studio . As much as I like m/f and will always write it, but currently m/m is giving me an emotional connection to the characters I haven’t found in traditional romance. Love against all odds? It’s not just the situations authors put their characters in, but even society doesn’t want these guys together. Who wouldn’t cheer for that kind of a HEA? Of course, some über hot man-on-man luvin’ doesn’t hurt!
 
What made you decide to go that route?
Deanna: A fluke really. I had an idea about a sexy tattoo artist after a clip on HBO’s Real Sex so I wrote it. He, of course, had other ideas and hopefully readers will read his story one day.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was my husband’s idea. LOL. He told me I should write a Headless Horseman story and make him gay… “Ya know? Headless? Cuz he always has to give head and he never gets any?” Then he laughed maniacally and I was like, “Alright, I can do that!” 
 
Did you, umm, have to research it?
Deanna: I think this is the Number One question women ask me! LOL .
And yes, if you must know, I have watched my share of gay porn. But frankly, if a woman is being honest with herself, she has done or had done to her most of the same things in an m/m book…TMI, I know…but have you ever written a love scene from a man’s point of view? How do you really know what that feels like? It’s really the same thing, if you think about it.
 
Are you going to stay in that realm, or will you go both ways? (sorry, couldn’t resist)
Deanna: I will totally be ‘versatile’ in my writing. I am finishing up both an m/m, a m/m/f and a comedy mystery with no sex at all! But I would be lying if I didn’t say, I love to write sex. So even my mainstream stuff will probably be racy, regardless of which gender characters are getting it on!
 
How long had you been writing before your first book ‘Red Riding Hood’ got published?
Deanna: My entire life, really. I am a story teller. My version of Barbie’s had so much backstory my friend would always get bored before we even started. I wrote books all thru high school with my fellow nerd friends. Those books will never see the light of day, LOL. But I started writing seriously about 7 years ago. Since I could not type, it took a while but I was having fun, and learning a lot. Actually I wrote Red Riding Hood on a lark for a friend in two weeks. Of course my editors did make it sooo much better! But I guess I was meant to write erotica!
 
Is there any type of book you’d like to write, but haven’t tried?
Deanna: I have dabbled in everything, actually. But I will become an epic fantasy writer one day. I have been working on a series for 7 years, I just haven’t finished more than outlines and a handful of chapters. But it will happen.
 
Part of the proceeds for SECRET SANTA will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, right? I’m very impressed!
Deanna:  Well, don’t be that impressed. Just buy it, LOL!
And yes, my latest erotic m/m novel SECREY SANTA is the December Decadent Publishing Read for Life feature. Read For a Cure is a Decadent Publishing program benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Each month, they donates ALL PUBLISHER PROFITS from one book to R4L in their efforts to help fight back against cancer.
I will be donating 50cents per purchase of SECRET SANTA to this same great cause. My goal is to raise $500 by New Year’s Eve.
If you are curious but have never read an m/m story before, please pick up a copy of SECRET SANTA.
It is One Naughty Read for one Nice Cause!
And for more information about how you can help donate to Relay for Life or to join TEAM DECADENT 

 As a new author myself, I worry about bad reviews. Have you gotten any? Do you have any words of wisdom or advice to live through it and go on? ;-)
Deanna: Actually my own sister left me a nasty review, but she just pissed me off so bad I wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in 9 days, so, who had the last laugh? Bitch!
But as far as LEGETIMATE reviews go, some people have not liked some of my scenes, but as long as they never criticize my actual writing craft, I think I’ll get over it. You know what they say about opinions…they are like armpits, everybody has a couple and most of them stink!
 
Thanks so much for being my guest today! I wish you the best of luck with your writing.

 

If you would like to contact Deanna you can find her here:
Facebook
Blog
 And you can buy her books here:
Decadent Publishing

 
If you would please, post a comment, Deanna will be drawing one lucky winner and giving you a copy of either Red Riding Hood or The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Your choice…so please! Comment away!!!


5 comments:

Kirsten C. said...

OMG I love you & your hubby's humor! Sounds just like what we'd say around my house! LOL

Deanna said...

Kristen, funny thing is I didn't use his original premise about being 'headless' but it sure was funny.

Maureen said...

And I thought my husband had the sense of humor or a 12 year old... *snicker

An epic fantasy? That will be fun! I ever tell you about the 29 volumes I have written in a Caribbean pirate series? LOL!

And I think it's good, too!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

I like against all odds stories, Deanna. There's something special about rooting for someone who is true to who they are, no matter what.

Great interview!

Deanna said...

29, Maureen?!?! That's dedication to your pirates! And I always sat that I have a 12 yeard old boys sense of humor, lol
Kathleen, I sooo agree. Against all odds, that's a great way to put it,
Thanks for stopping girls!