Sunday, 18 May 2008

Author of 'Through the Mirror' ~ Adriana Kraft

'Author Quickie'

'Adriana Kraft'

1. Hi Adriana Thanks for taking the time to share your news and views with us. Tell us about your latest book release.

Thanks so much for having "me" here! I'd like to start by saying Adriana Kraft is the pen name for a married couple writing erotic romance together - and if you think "erotic" and "married" don't go together, read our books!

Our latest release is Through the Mirror, from Extasy books. This was a fun book to write. Creating an anthropologist for the heroine gave us an opportunity to incorporate aspects of shamanic journeying and put a different twist on time travel and alternate realities.

2. An ‘author’ with a difference!! Give us a quick blurb of ‘Through the Mirror’.

Anthropologist Lacy Hogan likes her sex hot, fast and furious, with no strings attached. Why then is she so drawn to Doug Forsyth? Their mating dance has gone on for months and their lust is mutual, deep and torrid. But he scares her—she’s sure he’ll want much more than just sex.
The history professor carries some secrets of his own. Far more experienced than Lacy’s ever guessed, he wants to be sure she’s not just making empty promises. How long will he let her dictate their erotic game before revealing his trump card?
Lacy is in for a surprise she could never have envisioned, but the ultimate winner is the reader who comes along for the journey!

3. Erotic with a capital ‘E’! Where can this book be purchased?

Extasy books

4. Any good reviews? Show us your best one.

Reviewed by Ruby Minx at Literary Nymphs
Through the Mirror is an unusual book with several twists and turns. Doug and Lacy are really fantastic together and the sex is open and sometimes public, which adds to the excitement. When I think all of the secrets in the book have been divulged there are further surprises, with the best one at the end of the story when Doug reveals his trump card. Adriana Kraft pens an entertaining book that readers will not be able to put down.

5. Do you have any other books available or working on at the moment?

We have three additional books and a short story available at Extasy: The Diary, Full Circle, Sheila's Pre-Nups, and "Atlantis Woman Found" in Extasy's recent anthology, Atlantis Allure. One more is coming this summer: The Mistress of Purgatory Point. At Whiskey Creek Torrid, The Merry Widow is currently available, Smoldering Passion will be released in July, and five more are under contract.

6. Wow! I daren’t ask what gives you both the inspiration to write so much erotica… but I will! So do tell us.

Above all, we write to entertain, and we write what entertains us. We love reading/writing tender first encounters, slow sensual scenes, raging hot sex, hetero couples, female couples, ménage and more, so most of our erotic romance includes some or all of these. We like a combination of sexual tension and relationship tension, much more than just raw sex (though of course great raw sex is a good thing too!). It’s why we write erotic romance and not just erotica. We want to believe that the characters deserve a future together.

7. Do you have certain parts of the book that you each write, like characters points of view for instance?

No, our process is collaborative. We spend a lot of time up front fleshing out our characters; getting to know their back-story and putting together the main plot elements. Then one of us gets a scene (or several) on the page, and we read that out loud together before plotting and planning the next segment. Of course the characters usually have minds of their own, too, but since we've come to know them so intimately, they're hardly ever wrong!

8. Do you rehearse certain parts of the storyline together before you write it (cheeky!)?

Silly question! Sometimes we do have to check out whether our choreography is accurate...But we'd like to add that there's nothing quite like having your sweetie read you an erotic scene out loud. Every erotic scene in every one of our published books has been read out loud and tested in exactly this fashion, and we highly recommend this delightful practice to our readers.

9. Well, it seems to be working with so many books published between you! What do you hope readers will gain from reading one of your stories?

It’s hard to say it better than what we put on our website: we hope our stories entertain you, inspire you, tantalize you, transport you to realms you've never explored, and bring you back breathless and open to new possibilities in this realm. We love this quote from the TwoLips review of our very first book “I highly recommend this book, although the reader will no doubt want either a partner or a bucket of toys close at hand.”

10. And finally, where we can find out more about you.

Excerpts from all these current and forthcoming books are available at our website: There you can read more about us and sign up for our newsletter, where we run new contests every month just for subscribers. You can also find Adriana at MySpace, and we're part of a fabulous group of about thirty authors who've banded together for mutual promotion at Midnight Seductions, with a yahoo group, MySpace, and blogspot. Hope to see you there!
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