Author, Author, Tell Us More

July 18, 2007 | Interviews

ST: We’re back with Minx Malone who lives up to her name. Minx, are there any quirks you have or do before or while you’re writing?
MM: You mean do I turn around in a circle three times before writing, or do I have a lucky troll whose tummy I rub? LOL. No. Not really. Mainly I just need to be comfy and well fed. Sometimes I like to have a cup of tea or something with me.

ST: Who or what encouraged you to write erotica?
MM: Although it’s a fine line, my books are probably better described as erotic romance only because I always have a committed couple and there’s always a happy ending! I’ve mainly read love stories and gradually started reading more sensual stories as time progressed. Since I enjoy reading very erotic romance, it occurred to me one day to try spicing up my work. I figured if I was really bad at it no one had to know. As it turns out, I have a highly active imagination. *wink*

ST: Just how hot are your books, Minx?
MM: They’re rated Erotic and I think that’s a pretty accurate description. My themes tend to be conservative actually because the characters always fall in love. Like I said before, the main difference for me between erotica and erotic romance is whether the focus is on a romance or a sexual journey. For my works, it’s always on a romance. I want my happy ending dang it!

ST: Where do you get the ideas for your novels?
MM: I wish I knew where I get my ideas from because if I did, I would visit every day! LOL! I think most artistic people are like sponges, soaking up all the experiences from everyday life and then expounding on them. Have I ever met a sexy Djinni in real life? Unfortunately not. However, I’ve been interested in Egypt since I was a teenager. I’m sure movies or other books I’ve read introduced the idea of the djinn. Somehow my crazy brain mixed all that up and came up with the concept for THE DJINNI.

ST: How do you research your books?
MM: Like most writers, I am also an avid reader, so I have a personal library filled with everything from romance novels to biographies to textbooks. Also I am a master Googler! The internet is a very powerful tool for research and fun too. I’ve spent hours online reading about the various flora of Ireland or the alignment of the planets at the equinox. You can find the weirdest things online. I love that.

ST: Who is your support group?
MM: My sister, Michelle Lauren, is an amazing writer herself and has always encouraged me in everything I do. The rest of my family is also very supportive and happy that I’ve found something that brings me so much joy. I never realized quite how lucky I was to have them until I met other writers who have to hide what they do or deal with negative comments from those around them. I am truly blessed.

st: Thanks again, Minx, for spending your time with us.
MM: My pleasure and I look forward to tomorrow!

ST: Until then…

Happy Writing!

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