Sunday, November 25, 2012

Eden Baylee - Erotic Romance Author!

Eden Baylee
Erotic Romance Author

     We're excited to have this week's author with us but even more, to introduce you to her newest release, Hot Flash! Please welcome Eden, this week's sexy author. She'll be around to chat with you about her books.
      Along with leaving a comment or question for Eden, don't forget to enter her Rafflecopter contest as one lucky entrant will win a free e-copy of Hot Flash! Eden, welcome to our Boudoir. The boas are hanging over the bar as you grab your drink; we're excited to have you! The sexy bartender is over there to serve you, so please grab your favorite drink, your boa, and let's get started.

Naughty Reader’s: Tell us a bit about yourself  that our readers might not know.

Eden:  Thanks so much for having me here on your great blog! There’s so much about me out there I can’t possibly have any secrets (heh)…okay, here’s one.  I can’t dance with a man because I tend to lead. As much as I try not to, it ends up looking more like a wrestling match than a dance.

Naughty Reader’s: That has to make it hard for dancing close, hon! But do they eventually let you lead? We'd also like to know what made you want to become a writer?

Eden:  I was tired of being a banker, but more accurately, I have always loved to write and have wanted to do it most of my life.

Naughty Reader’s: Please share a bit about your new release HOT FLASH without giving away any spoilers.

Eden: The funny thing is I was going to feature my second book (Spring into Summer) when I decided to do this interview, so it’s a good thing I have a new release! The title of Hot Flash is word play for erotic flash fiction. The book is made up of twenty erotic short stories and poems, along with two non-erotic holiday stories.

Naughty Reader’s: Readers, are you taking notes here? Twenty stories! Got that?? Do you write under a pen name?

Eden: Yes.

Naughty Reader’s: What types of hero or heroine do you like best?

Eden: The intelligent kind. I have little tolerance for stupid people in real life, and I don’t write them into my fiction.

Naughty Reader’s:  We hear you there. When we understand something, its hard for us that others don't get it. Tell us about a typical day in your life as a writer.

Eden: It’s simple. Get up, turn on laptop, do some social media networking, answer emails, and either write new books or promote current books.

Naughty Reader’s: Simple but oh so time-consuming but at the same time, we're able to connect with readers. Do your books have a common theme or are they all different?

Eden:  My first two books, Fall into Winter and Spring into Summer were both anthologies of four novellas each.
All eight novellas are distinct and unrelated, except by the seasons. 
In Hot Flash, the stories are much shorter, but each is erotic and sensual in its own way, and many have playful twists with a touch of irreverent humor.

Naughty Reader’s: *both of us squirming in our chairs just thinking of twenty short, erotic readers* How long does it take you to write and then edit a story?

Eden: I don’t have a formula for this.  I work with loosely self-imposed deadlines, and the story is done when I’m happy with it. I never compromise quality for quantity.

Naughty Reader’s: Great point, Eden! Do you have to be alone to write?

Eden: No, but I need it to be quiet—no music, screaming kids, barking dogs. Luckily, I don’t have screaming kids and barking dogs.
Naughty Reader’s: For those of us who might, it makes writing more difficult at times. How do you go about naming characters?

Eden: I Google baby names and choose something that rolls off my tongue for characters I like. For characters I don’t like, I choose names of ex-lovers. (Just kidding … not really)

Naughty Reader’s: Is it easier to write about the characters if you find pictures of them before you write or do you write then find character pictures?

Eden:  I’m not inspired by gorgeous ‘model’ types in either the men or women I write about, so I don’t use pictures.
     Erotic storytelling, to me, is so much more than physically beautiful people having sex. I tend NOT to be too descriptive in the physical features because each reader sees beauty differently. It’s enough to provide some general descriptors to allow readers to imagine the characters in their own minds’ eye.

Naughty Reader’s:  Readers, just keep a towel handy when you read her books and save yourself a mess!
How do you pick locations for your stories?

Eden: I’ve traveled extensively and continue to do so when possible. Most places I’ve written about are because I’ve been there—London, Dublin, Bangkok, New York, Vienna, Amsterdam, etc.
     If I haven’t traveled to them, then I research it, but firsthand experience is always better.

Naughty Reader’s: Oooo, London, Bangkok, Amsterdam...visiting those places had to be fun! Brenda, you're not booking a trip! Get back over here! Eden, what are you working on now and what should readers be looking forward to from you in the future?

Eden: Since Hot Flash just released Nov. 20th, I’ll promote it for a bit. Aside from that, I’m  re-branding myself with my first two books, so stay tuned to see more releases by year-end.

Naughty Reader’s: Where can readers find out more about you and your books?

Eden:  My personal links are listed below:

Buy links

Amazon UK

 Naughty Reader's:  Readers, thank you so much for joining us today. Eden will be around all week. After you enter her contest, we hope you'll leave a comment to chat with her. Be sure to visit her websites and grab a copy of one of her books! Thanks again!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thanks so much for having me on your ACE blog, Naughties!

    I look forward to giving away a copy to one of your readers!

  2. Terrific interview!

    Eden, I got a kick out of what you have to say about dancing, and while I haven't named a character I disliked after an ex... I did once name a character after someone I've always disliked.

  3. Thanks William for your comment. Yes, I'm a horrible "partner" dancer. It's a curse I can't let a man lead...thankfully it only happens on the dance floor ;)

  4. Eden, as always it's a pleasure to have you visit with us. You love writing short stories, but is there an erotic novella or novel planned in the future? (or perhaps in another genre?)
    Readers, be sure to enter the contest. An Ecopy of Hot Flash; what a great giveaway!
    ~Brenda & Steve

    1. Hi Brenda and Steve,
      Lovely as always to be here. My first 2 books are erotic novellas. There is a blurry line between flash/short stories/novellas, and it's mainly to do with word count. I don't get too hung up on that, but I am working on a full length novel and have been gearing toward that with short-piece collections.

      It'll be in the thriller/suspense genre but erotic elements will definitely play into it.

      Thanks again for hosting me. You're both amazing for doing this.


  5. How do you incorporate humour into your stories? I find that any genre tends to bog down if it is too serious.

    1. Hi AdamG,
      Thanks so much for your comment.

      Certain genres are obviously lacking in humor for good reason - horror, thriller, suspense. A bit of humor creates levity in some scenes but the overriding mood is not funny. Erotica is that way also.

      In flash pieces, it's easier to give it that sense of fun, but most people don't buy erotica to laugh. My collection is a mix of irreverent humor and sexy pieces. Because they are short, humor can play a larger role.

      Good luck on the draw and nice to meet you,

  6. In the work I've done collaboratively in an erotica-romance setting, there's been a healthy dose of humour along the way.