The worst-massive edit rewrites-the kind that guts your story to the core and set your writing schedule back a month. Just had that and it about killed me. Lol.
What inspires you to write?
Everything. I have an active imagination and little bits of my world find their way into everything I write.
What is the title of your story included in Alpha Fever? How did you come up with this story?
Hedging Her Bets is the title to the first book in the Shifting Hearts Dating Agency series. I have been doing lots of shifter books lately and wanted to combine an unlikely combination of personalities and shifter animals. A hedgie, a bear and a cat make up this ménage tale, but don’t worry-all the action happens when they are fully human. Lol. I wanted to use a title that reflected the animal I was most interested in with the roulette wheel that dating services can sometimes be.
How did you conduct your research for Hedging Her Bets?
I search Pinterest like a fiend for nearly every project I write and make storyboards from it. Helps to get the characters in my head and make everything more real. I was looking at hedgehog pictures and mannerisms and my husband came into the room and said “You can’t have one.” Busted.
What are 3 of your favorite lines/quotes from Hedging Her Bets?
Well, this scene is actually one of my favs…
1. His eyes trailed over the food. “You are on a diet, right? Your mother said you were trying to lose weight.”
The fuck she did. A red haze of anger slid over her vision. What the hell was she doing here trying to do things by her mother’s rules?
“Take it. Knock yourself out.” She shoved the plate toward him and stilled as her father stood and began to speak. No one noticed when she pushed back from the table, including her supposed date for the evening. She stalked out into the hallway and made her way back outside.
2. Lucas cleared his throat. “Did you want to check out the website again, or my gallery of pictures?”
Jonathan’s reply was husky, his lips turned up in a quirky smile. “No.” His hand shot out and cupped the back of Lucas’s head, drawing him forward toward the chair. “But I do feel the need to sample this…”
3. “Oh fuck, baby. I didn’t want to rush you.” Jonathan whispered in her ear.
“Mmmmm. You’re not. I need you. Now.” She wrapped her fingers in his hair and tugged him close, savoring the taste on his lips of the chardonnay he’d had with dinner.
What would your friends say is your best quality?
Are reader reviews important to you?
Yes-to a point. You have to know how to use reviews. Reader’s input is invaluable and I love to hear what they thought of the books but at the same time, you as a writer just have to keep pushing forward on your own steam, good reviews or bad.
Do you have any blogs/websites?
Review Blog: http://erzabetsenchantments.blogspot.com/
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What do you do when you don’t write?
I work full time as a manager of a bookstore. I’m also married with a pack of furry kids. I have a TBR pile that will one day kill me in my sleep and I love to crochet, knit and watch monster movies.
Tell us about your other books?
I have several other titles for sale right now, but some of my newer ones include Wicked For You (shifters), Crave (BDSM ), Spirit Board (shifter, fae ménage), Club Beam (shifters, witches, vampires, fae), Salacious Box Set (BDSM ménage) and many more about to come out.
Alpha Heat and Alpha Fever are the story of Natalie, a hedgie shifter who wants to find a mate-on her own terms. Her mother has an agenda, her father is a political animal and she is just ticked with the whole thing. To take matters into her own hands, she finds out more about a shifter dating service and ends up trying out a club that is just down the street from her favorite pizza place. Enter two shifter hotties and things really start heating up. Alpha Heat has a brand new short story with the trio sharing an intimate spanking scene. I really hope you’ll love it.
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would like readers to know what would it be?
I work full time and write under two names. Sleep is a precious thing.
Thank you so much for being here with us today, but I’m afraid our time is up. It has been a pleasure getting to know you Erzabet!
Thank you for having me on the blog today. It’s been great fun. I hope you will follow me on Amazon and sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss out on any awesome new freebies and events.