Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Timeless Desire Blog Tour- Brita Addams

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:

Q. Where can we find you on the net?
A. It feels as though I'm everywhere. LOL
Email address:
Website URL:
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Twitter: @britaaddams
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  1. Hi Heather,

    Thanks so much for having me today!


  2. My pleasure, you are always welcome here Brita :-)

    Don't panic people if your comments don't appear at once. I have to moderate the comments and it's almost midnight here in Australia. I will post them ASAP.

  3. Wow four releases you must be busy! Gabrielle

  4. I'm still waiting to meet my other half, so I really understand your wishing you had met your husband sooner, Brita. It does seem a bit cruel to have so much of your life behind you when you meet the one you want to spend every minute with.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  5. Great interview; I enjoyed reading it.

    I look forward in reading A Minute After Midnight.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  6. I love that it's loosely based on your Aunt and Uncle's own love story and the title just takes you back. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  7. Hello! Wonderful post! I definitely love the qualities installd in your heros. ;) Your books sonds wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hi Brita and HC,
    I'm starting to feel like a stalker lol But it's all good. :)
    An Evening At The Starlight is definitely going to be my first read from you as soon as the family gets my wish list. lol
    Thanks for the post today ladies.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  9. I live in the South also and wouldn't trade it for another location. I don't understand people who illegally download books.


  10. Hello my lovely ladies.

    Gabrielle - I stay busy and I wouldn't have it any other way. Right now, I'm researching a new book I want to write about old Hollywood. I really can't wait to write it.

    Kathryn - Not meeting him sooner is my greatest regret, truly. He's the finest human being I've ever known and to be his wife is my greatest honor.

    Tracey - I hope when you read A Minute After Midnight, you'll let me know what you think. Do happy to see you on this tour and the Riptide too as well. Thank you!

    Carol - When I met my great-aunt for the first time, she was 82 and quite frail. She was still in love with Uncle Roy. So precious. She told me, "He loved to kiss." She didn't even blush. I saw her a few more times after that and she passed away in 2001. I hope you enjoy Starlight and will give my other work a read as well. Warning thought - Starlight is the tamest piece I've ever written. LOL

    Andrea - Thank you for stopping by. Yes, illegal downloads are maddening. I've lived in the south for many, many years, but I'm a NY girl to the bone. But my family is here, so I'd never leave.

    Everyone, I invite you to check out my website. I don't have as large a backlist as Heather, but there are a few titles on there.

    Heather, thanks again for having me today. This has been great fun. This tour is terrific!

    Much love to everyone.

  11. Interesting interview. Loved the covers.

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! Great interview!


  13. Hello Brita,
    Thank you for spending a part of your day to make new Fans because you have one in me :) I am a big fan of m/m contemporary erotic romance & finding a new author today was just Great. I look forward to reading, "A Minute After Midnight" & "An Evening at the Starlight". Wishing You & Yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving.
    Take Care & Happy Writing,
    Renee' S.