Thursday, April 25, 2013

Interview with Carole Remy

Wenona, thank you so much for inviting me to do an interview on your blog! You post such interesting articles, and I’m honored to be included.

I’m happy to have you here, Carole. Can you please share a little about yourself, your genres, and any other pen names you use?

As Carole Remy, as you know, I write erotic romance and erotica. My novels Twelve Nights and Who Is Candid? are available on Amazon Kindle, and Beauty of the Beast will be released on Kindle on May 7. Two erotic novels will be released as ebooks in the next few months as well, Fantasy Impromptu and Ophélie.

Under my own name, Mary Carol Moran, I have two books of poetry, Clear Soul and Equivocal Blessings. I’ve also written a Regency romance, which hopefully will be ready for publication in the next few months.

Let’s see. I live in Mexico, which I love! My dog Gemma is my beloved companion, and has lived with me in six states and two countries over the last twelve years. I’m learning salsa dancing, which is a hoot, and wood sculpture. I love my life!

Sounds awesome! Are you a Mom? How do you juggle parenting and writing?

Yes, I have two daughters. They’re both adults now, and enjoying life on their own terms, thank you Universe!

When I started writing, the girls were still at home. I was a single parent with two kids and a full-time job teaching. They were old enough not to need constant supervision, but I still had the daily carpooling, mom-support activities. Maybe from the circumstances and maybe from my nature, I became a binge writer.

My first novel took me seven days to write the first draft. I probably shouldn’t admit that, but Spring Break was what I had, and I wanted to see if I could do it. For me, editing works okay in smaller chunks, and I do edit extensively! The first novel was Beauty of the Beast, coming to Kindle on May 7, and in less than a year it was for sale in every Barnes & Noble in the US. Six months later it had sold out 10,000 copies.

From that experience, I learned that binge writing works for me, and that continues to be my work style. It helped to learn that many famous writers, even William Faulkner, were binge writers too. And it fits with parenting, at least for me.

Are your kids supportive of your writing?

Totally. My younger daughter would half-peel a banana and hold it out and say, “Eat, Mom!” Did I mention that I lose about 10 pounds every time I write a novel? It’s the best diet plan ever!

Switching gears, is there a romance novel or series that you wish you’d written?

It’s not exactly a romance series, but I love the Eve Dallas novels by J. D. Robb. The mysteries are fascinating, but what holds my interest is the always developing love story between Eve and Roarke. I often wonder what happens after the wedding at the end of a romance novel, and with the In Death series, we get to watch them through the years.

Is there a genre that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

I’ve written a future based YA that I’d like to revisit and edit for publication. From teaching high school, I know that teens are deeply concerned about the future. I’d like to offer a vision of a perhaps physically dystopian future, but one that isn’t hopeless. Yes, the world is hotter and resources are scarce, but people are finding ways to cope. The heroine, Zea, is uniquely gifted with paranormal abilities that offer hope for practical, humane solutions. I’d like YAs to feel empowered, that the future isn’t all a bleak wasteland.

That sounds great! Let’s back up for a minute. Your current novel, Who Is Candid?, is it part of a series? What’s the next book? Are there any details you can share?

My erotic romance novels aren’t a series in the sense of sharing characters. They are linked by style, though, and that’s why the covers all include the tagline Sexy Fun Erotic Romance. If you like one of the novels, chances are you’ll like all of them. Each novel has smart independent characters, LOTS of steamy sex, and they’re all laugh out loud funny.

Twelve Nights was the first release to Kindle. A reviewer said, “It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me blush...HOT!!!”

Who Is Candid? was the second release to Kindle. “In amongst the mayhem, the fun and the characteristics of a psychological thriller (yes - I don't know HOW Ms Remy does it) there's also a tender love story that unfolds gently as our heroine herself opens up to the erotic possibilities available to her.”

Coming May 7 is Beauty of the Beast. An advance reviewer writes, "If you like to lose yourself in some zesty fantasy, this is the book for you!"

As you can see, the defining characteristics of my novels are Sex and Fun, hence the tagline Sexy Fun Erotic Romance!

Sounds like fun! Last question, is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

There’s not really a message, but maybe a theme. That sex can be crazy, steamy, and wild, and still responsible and caring. That intelligent, witty people can be hot as sin in bed, or on the countertop, or behind the door... Most of all, that amazing, mind-blowing sex never involves victims. Strong independent women and blazing hot tender men = Sexy Fun Erotic Romance!

Thank you for visiting today, Carole.

Thanks for inviting me, Wenona. You’ve asked great questions, and it’s been a pleasure talking with you. I look forward to chatting with your readers, too, in the

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Who Is Candid?
Carole Remy

Genre: erotic romance


Number of pages: 226 estimated, 404 KB
Word Count: 70,000

Cover Artist: Catalin Petolea through Shutterstock, model release signed
Cover Designer: Marissa Lepe Preciado

Teaser Description: Lucy, aka Candid, is a naughty girl who takes a sexy fun road trip across America, and tells everybody all about it! 

Book Description:

In the spring of 1998, recent graduate Lucy Ralph decides to rebel. The NSA is blocking her job applications, her best friend Dick is a frustrating hunk of gorgeous, and her mother is driving her crazy. Worst of all, she’s still a virgin!
Lucy takes off on a road trip across America, and reinvents herself as 'Candid,' a naughty girl who has sexy fun with just about everybody she meets, and tells the world all about it! Her explicit 'Candid' Internet posts go viral overnight. The National Security Agency, the entertainment media, the paparazzi, and soon the entire nation are on her tail! While she spins a modern day sexual Arabian Nights, she's also being tracked by the sweet, sexy, and elusive Dick, who has his own tricks to play.
Will love ever be more than a virtual reality for Lucy? Can she and Dick get past the friends page? Will exposure ruin everything, if the nation finds out Who Is Candid?

About the Author:

Carole Remy lives in Mexico with her beloved dog Gemma. When she isn’t writing and touring her novels, you can find her rescuing dogs, learning wood sculpture, and salsa dancing!

(Twelve Nights board contains 15 captioned photos of locations from the novel)

Twitter: @Carole_Remy
promoting these hashtags: #CaroleRemy #TwelveNights #SexyFun #Candid


1 comment:

Carole Remy said...

Hi Wenona,

Thank you so much for interviewing me today! It's a pleasure to visit your lovely blog, and I appreciate your support.