Q&A with Erzabet Bishop

Today we have Erzabet Bishop here with us for a little Q&A and to talk about her new book, Pomegranate.

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

It varies depending on my work schedule. I am branching into longer fiction…so I’ll let you know when I get to the novel stage.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

I love urban fantasy on the whole. BDSM, witches, vampires, different pairings of couples…yes. You’ll be seeing much more of me. I have several short works of erotic fiction coming out this year.

What genre would you place your books into?

Several actually. Erotica, erotic horror, urban fantasy, lesfic, BDSM, paranormal

What made you decide to write that genre of book?

I love the undercurrent of magic and menace you find in urban fantasy. The emotion you find in characters connecting with each other, whether it’s a f/f pairing or a m/f pairing really speaks to  me as well.

Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?

I love all my characters. They really have to come to life in my head before I can write about them.

How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?

I have been writing since grade school, but honestly it wasn’t until 50 Shades that I really began to crunch down and focus.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?

I sit at my desk. Sometimes music, sometimes quiet. Must have Dove chocolate nearby. And a lot of water. My dogs are all around my feet and I have my sticky notes and foam-core board ready to go.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?

Yes. I learn from the constructive criticism and relish those amazing 5 stars when they shine down. Sometimes they are hard-like for the short ones that are meant to be that and people want longer.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

The book.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

I dream about them usually. Something will inspire me and I’ll start thinking about who they are until the defining points come into focus.

Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?

A little bit of both. Places I have been or have researched usually blend together in my mind for the story.

Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?

As I go along. The characters come to life and have to breathe for me.

So, now tell us about your new book!

Blurb:
What if everything you thought you knew was a lie?
Crafting spells, running her shop, and hanging with her
lover, Hayden, was all Persephone Carraway wanted out of life. The future was
filled with endless possibilities as long as it was with the girl of her
dreams. But Hayden has a secret and, it turns out, so does Persephone.
One night in the Underworld will change things forever…
Demi, Persephone’s mother has developed a designer
pomegranate, infusing it with her daughter’s blood. A single act of betrayal
will craft war with the old gods and the Fae, leaving destruction in its wake.
Persephone is drawn into a web of myth and magick where nothing is at it seems,
even herself.
Myth. Magic. Pomegranates…
Facts:
Genre- Lesbian fantasy, paranormal, twisted myth, romance,
BDSM
Pages-64
Pairing: f/f
Series-Myth and Magic #1
Published: October 9, 2015
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Audiobook: upcoming
Buy Links:
Decadent Publishing: http://goo.gl/a2DfDi
Excerpt:
Persephone took a breath. Her mouth was dry and her skin
slick with sweat. She was thirsty. So thirsty. Her eyes wouldn’t focus, and her
heart was racing.
“You look like you could use this.” A woman in a black mask
and unbuttoned tux jacket approached, holding out a bottle of water. The white
dress shirt was halfway open, straining against her breasts. Every movement
tugged against the soft flesh, hinting at the bounty buried beneath the fabric.
Vest unbuttoned over leather pants and kickass boots, she made Persephone’s
breath catch in her throat. The woman’s black hair was slicked back into a
tight bun, her red lips plump and succulent.
Hands shaking, Persephone took the bottle. “Thank you.” What
is wrong with me?”
“This is your first rave, I take it?”
“Yes.” She drank the cool water, each swallow bringing her
more clarity. Soon the bottle was drained and dangled empty in her grasp.
“It can be a little much when they turn on the purple wave.
Here. Sit.” The masked woman led her to a chair. Large and white, it faced an
enormous fireplace. Green fire burned within. Persephone fell into the chair,
her dress spilling around her. She watched the green fire dance, marveling at
the images unfolding. Her mind was still muzzy but she saw…no….
“Faces…there are faces,” she gasped, trying to push
herself up from the chair.
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About the author:
Erzabet Bishop is an award winning author who loves to write
naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Dinner Date, Crave,The Science
of Lust, Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark
(upcoming 2016),The Devil’s Due (upcoming 2016), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted
Paddle Emporium (upcoming 2016),Tethered, Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming
2016), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The
Black Magic Café, Fantasies in Red, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop
Collection, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation
Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires,
Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many
anthologies. Erzabet has been a finalist in the GCLS awards for 2014 and 2015.
She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found
lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects
and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and
books.
Follow her reviews and posts on Twitter @erzabetbishop.
Links:
The Romance Reviews:
http://www.theromancereviews.com/100004193823883
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About Me: http://about.me/erzabet.bishop/#
Facebook “like” page:
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Amazon author page: http:// amazon.com/author/erzabetbishop/
Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6590718.Erzabet_Bishop
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erzabet.bishop
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/erzabetbishop/
Review Blog: http://erzabetsenchantments.blogspot.com/
Author Database:
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