This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.
About the Author
Freya Lange is a writer in her early 30s who lives in the Midwest. She has been writing plays, poems and short stories for years, but started writing romance and erotica in early 2014. She’s very excited to be able to reach new readers through her latest book, Hot Summer Reads, an anthology where she not only contributed her own story, she served as managing editor.
Interview with Freya Lange
Why did you write this book?
For me, spring is the time to say “yes” to new things; I couldn’t think of anything I wanted to do more this spring than write with my friends. We started with a basic theme of “summer” so we could all write to our own strengths and interests while still putting out a fun anthology for new readers. For many of the authors who contributed, they had no experience publishing a story as an eBook. I saw it as a good way to for some of my friends, who are all amazing storytellers, to not only reach a new audience for their writing but also to dip their toes into publishing on Amazon.
When I pitched the idea of this anthology to the authors involved, I wasn’t prepared for the overwhelmingly enthusiastic reaction. When I step back to see it in context, though, it make perfect sense. Like kids writing home from summer camp, we’re straining at the seams to contain all the things we want to tell you about what we’re learning and getting to do, about all our wonderful new friends and their amazing talents.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read a wide variety of books and short stories, but historical fiction is probably my favorite.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
In Hot Summer Reads, it is, without a doubt, Jesse from “Keys To the Sun,” by Shea Mara. If you’re not in love with Jesse halfway through that story, something is broken inside of you and rattling around like a quarter in an empty washing machine.
In other books, I never get tired of reading about John Childermass from Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. I love his combination of practical and mysterious.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
Look for almost all of the authors who contributed to Hot Summer Reads to have new stories up on Amazon in May and June. If you really love a story and want more from the author, please, let them know! We’re all very responsive to our fans.
From me, personally, readers can catch a new story from me every Monday. I call them Little Black Dresses because they’re short, hot, and perfect for the right occasion. Every month I pick a different theme to write about so I can keep my imagination fresh and respond to what readers tell me they want to see. I’m also working on some longer books for readers who like their paranormal heroines to be more in charge of their own destinies - look for the first book of the Alphas’ Omega series later this month.
Please tell us about your latest book.
The Hot Summer Reads Anthology is eleven stories by eleven different authors with something for everyone, no matter what you like in erotic romance stories. You may even find something new. These stories are:
- 100% original, never before published stories
- all eleven stories are 8k-10k words long
- by four female authors and seven male authors
- by authors who identify as straight and gay, bisexual, or queer
- by authors aged early-thirties to mid-sixties
- mostly romantic but also features historical, sci-fi, and erotic horror stories
- inclusive of straight, gay, and lesbian couple scenes and menage scenes
- not a collection of first chapters and cliffhangers
What’s the best thing about the Anthology? It’s free all Memorial Day Weekend!
About the Book
Title: Hot Summer Reads
Genre: Erotic Story Anthology
Author: J. Kendall Dane, Bucky Duckman, Freya Lange, Patient Lee, Shea Mara, TT Tales, M.S. Tarot, D.E. Vice, Ella Wilding, J.C. Winchester, Steve Williams
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
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Website www.freyalange.com ; www.tttales.com; www.patientlee.com; ellielovesemails.wix.com/ellawilding http://jcwinchester.com
Twitter http://twitter.com/freya_lange http://twitter.com/patient_lee http://twitter.com/txtalltales http://twitter.com/jagfarlane
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/J.-Kendall-Dane/e/B00XJ5IZVY/