I am very pleased to welcome Brita Addams on this leg of the Timeless Desre Tour.
Tell my readers a little about yourself.
Brita Addams was born in Upstate New York, but migrated to the sultry south and has made her home there for many years. She writes, for the most part, erotic historical romance, though she's wandered into the realm of m/m contemporary erotic romance.
Her love of history is on of the constants in her life, so historical romance was made for her.
Brita incorporates the use of archaic English, or as close as she can come, in her historical romance, which reviewers have said adds the flavor of the period to her stories.
Writing contemporary allows her to incorporate elements of pop culture and today's language in her stories, as well as throw in a bit of humor.Brita's home is a happy place, where she laughs with her real-life hero, her husband; her daughter; a puppy named Fiona, who is Brita's muse, and a fat cat named Stormee. Without her family, Brita wouldn't be able to do what she does. "It's great having your biggest fans living with you."
Q. What did you do when you received your first book contract?
A; It was in April of 2010 for Serenity's Dream, the first in my Sapphire Club series. That was from Noble Romance.
Q: If you could start your life over what would you change?
A: I'd want to meet my husband about ten years earlier than I did. We both feel we were cheated, so, yeah, I'd want to fix that. Other than that, absolutely nothing. I'm a firm believer in things happening for a reason, except there is no reason on God's green earth that I couldn't have met my husband earlier in my life!
Q. What qualities do you instill in your hero?
A. My heroes are strong, compassionate and determined. They are also usually broken in some way, having lost something or someone significant.
Q: What makes you happy?
A: My family. Spending time with them keeps my grounded, reminds me why I do what I do and never fails to show me that no matter what else we do in life, ultimately, family is all that really matters.
When I die, no one will be talking about Brita Addams and her novels. It will be all about me being a Mom, a Grammie and my husband's Princess (Yes, he calls me Princess).
My family makes me happy in ways that I can't even describe.
Q. Book pirating is a big issue at the moment. Can you tell our readers how this impacts on you and other authors?
A. That's very easy. We spend months writing – others spend their lives at a job, well writing, for many of us, is our job. We are hedging our lives on the fact that when we're finished, someone will buy our book.
Hallelujah, the day comes when a publisher "buys" our book. Misnomer, as it isn't actually bought, it's contracted. Money is made contingent on SALES.
We go through editing, production and then we have release day – a great day, when our book is finally available to the reading public.
*Needle screeches across the old LP* You find your book on a pirate site, and it has been ILLEGALLY downloaded 1500 times. On some of my books, that's a loss of right at $3,000, stolen by unscrupulous people. THEFT, plain and simple. I own the copyright, as do all authors, not the people who upload copies of the books to the torrent sites.
Boil it down – they've walked into my home and taken food off my family's plates.
Q. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
A. I'm very happy live where and with whom I live with right now.
Q. What are your current projects?
A. I'm working on several projects at the moment, but nothing will be ready before next year. One is a m/m historical novel and I have another installment of my Romeo Club series.
I have four releases between October, 2011 and December, 2011, though, two for Noble Romance and two for Riptide Publishing.
Q. Can you tell us a little about your latest release?
A Minute After Midnight is the story of two men, Logan and Reid, who, under circumstances beyond their control, find themselves separated for many years. Each goes about their lives, takes other partners and kind of sleepwalks through the intervening years.
A high school reunion finds them in the same place. But do they still face the same problems that separated them all those years ago, at a minute after midnight?
An Evening at the Starlight isn't like anything I've ever written. It's the story of Royal and Doe and is told as a way to show a much younger man the error of his ways. The Timeless Desire theme played into a story I've been mulling over in my head for a long time. I've always wanted to write something taken loosely from a love story in my own family tree—that of my great Uncle Roy and his wife, Dorothy. Their story is the epitome of holding onto the things that are great in your life, as you never know when it will all be taken away.
Starlight is very sentimental and one of the best things I've ever written, I think. I feel very attached to the story and the characters.
And then I have the first installment in my Romeo Club series, Surprises. Folks can learn all about that on my website: www.britaaddams.com
Q. Where can we find you on the net?
A. It feels as though I'm everywhere. LOL
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