July 25, 2014

Character Interview: Candy Kavana from The Beginning @AuthorAnitaCox #RLFblog #Contemporary

The Beginning 

About the Book

Title The Beginning, Dirty White Candy, Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Author Name Anita Cox
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R+
Blurb (up to 300 words) Watch what happens when a recently divorced and sexually repressed thirty-something woman transforms from vapid novice to bombshell maven in The Beginning. Going bravely where she's never gone before, Candy Kavana is about to take the first steps towards her new life in Book 1 of Anita Cox's intensely passionate and entertaining series, Dirty White Candy.
Traded in for a younger, newer model by the only man she's ever made love to, thirty-something Candy Kavana finds herself craving human interaction of the carnal nature. Shy and sexually repressed, Candy turns to her best friend, Stacy, for advice. And what advice it is!
Candy nervously dives into sex therapy and what she discovers is more than mind-blowing sex. She discovers a side of herself she never dreamed existed. Now that she's whet her whistle, she can't get enough. Just how far is Candy willing to take her sexual exploration?
Content Notes: Intense, Light BDSM, MĂ©nage, D/S Elements, Polyamory, Contemporary

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Interview with Candy Kavana

Tell us about yourself, please.
At work, I'm a successful marketing executive. I'm good at my job and I've moved up the company ladder. Outside of work, I'm a bit of a recluse. If it weren't for my best friend Stacy, I'd have no social life. At least, that's where my story begins. I've only made love to one man, my dirt-ball cheating ex-husband. Even then, it was nothing exciting.
What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
I'm really repressed and very uneducated about the sexual world. Because my ex was so demeaning, I just don't thing I'm very good in bed either. I want contact. I want connection. I WANT AN ORGASM.
What's your internal limitation? Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need to do during this story?
I have a difficult time with new things sexual in nature. Stacy calls me a prude. I'm really my own worst enemy. But I'm grabbing ahold of my lady balls and moving on with life.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
As I said, the ex told me I was bad in the sack. We never tried anything other than missionary and blow jobs for him. So my self-esteem is pretty much shot. I found the most interesting form of sex therapy, so I'm learning to get over myself and find my inner vixen.
What's your external complication? In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most.
The world's view of a sexually free woman. I don't want to be seen as a whore, even if I want to act like one. I'm terrified it'll ruin my impeccable reputation.
Are you happy with the way your story ended? Why or why not?
Oh Anita gave me knowledge, power, orgasms and hot people to experiment with. I'm satisfied (and a little spent.)

About the Writer

You have the length of a tweet (140 characters) to describe yourself as a writer. Let's see what you can do. Anita Cox has an affinity for leather and high heeled boots. The same vivacious attitude can be found in her erotic adventures.
Why did you choose to write about this character?
I'd met a woman who was about 30, in Candy's situation. Her story was quite sad, but it got me thinking…what if there was an erotic turn of events? Then, owning a swing club, I had several ideas about realistic scenarios I could put her in.
When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy? What made you the most sad?
I was the happiest the first time she took charge. I felt her power increase, her self-esteem heal and I really enjoyed watching her finally enjoy sex with a man.
Why do you write?
There's another option? I'd be a compulsive liar if I couldn't write.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
I think the trilogy is great as it stands. Adding to it would just drag the story on.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
The greatest feeling an author has is when someone enjoys their work. It is with utmost sincerity that I say, I hope you enjoy the Dirty White Candy series.

Author Bio

Anita has been writing general fiction, under her given name, for nearly a decade. In 2012 she strapped on a new name for a new genre and dove head first into writing erotica.
Anita Cox's erotic debut series Dirty White Candy was picked up by Liquid Silver Books in 2013, but this wasn't her beginning. Under her given name she has written crime fiction (some with paranormal elements,) paranormal romance and suspense novels. With a decade in the industry, she has finally started to get her feet wet.
In 2014, she became a Director for the Erotic Author's Guild. Her altruistic nature found its purpose, assisting other erotic authors with issues specific to the genre.
With a busy home life, Anita manages to ferret out enough time for each hat she must wear, though secretly, she wants to shut the world out and just write.

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  1. OMG I love this book!!!! I just finished reading it ... anyone wants a recommendation I give it 5 hearts!!! It's one to buy!


  2. Thank you so much for having me!

  3. I love your answer to why you write :-)


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