Welcome Bebe Balocca to Julie’s Book Review.
With this interview Bebe is giving away “A Ghost on Two Wheels”. To win check out the rafflecopter to the right of this interview.
Ok Let find out about Bebe Balocca.
First how about you tell us here at Julies Book Review about a little about yourself?
Hi Julie, and thank you so much for inviting me to visit. I’m delighted to be here! I’ve written in various capacities for years under a different name, but about a year ago, I submitted my first erotic romance piece. Now I’m totally hooked on the genre! I LOVE fiction – it’s such a thrill to create worlds and characters and to try to evoke emotions from the reader. I just had my fifth manuscript accepted by Total-E-Bound. It’s been a wonderfully exciting and busy year for me.
What genres do you write?
Erotica and Erotic Romance
Can you tell us a little about your newest book?
“A Ghost on Two Wheels” tells the emotional and sensual journey that Ivy makes after her boyfriend, Michael, is killed in a motorcycle accident. Ivy learns to reconnect with Michael, even though death separates them. “Ghost” explores the intense pain of grief as well as the tremendous joy of reunion. It also includes two of my favorite things: tattoos and motorcycles.
Did you have any other authors that have helped you or have inspired your work?
For years, my husband has stuffed my Christmas stockings with racy romances. He just peruses the shelves for Harlequin Blaze and Extreme Blaze books and buys several that he thinks I’ll like. I tear right through them, so he also picks them up for occasional surprise treats for me. I have loads of them in my bookshelf and I adore them all. Today I read my fellow erotic romance authors’ blogs and books for inspiration. Writers such as Ranae Rose, Morticia Knight, Jambrea Jo Jones, Cerise DeLand, Carrie Ann Ryan, S. Dora, and Jordan L. Hawk have been extremely supportive and helpful to me.
I love to inject humor and unexpected elements in what I write, and am a big fan of sci-fi and fantasy. I remain a huge admirer of Stephen King. He is fantastic at bringing visceral details into his work – his characters literally come to life in my mind – and I aspire to bring the same level of intensity and unflinching reality to my work.
Do you recall what got you into writing?
I’ve always enjoyed playing with words, learning word origins and connections, and crafting compelling texts. When I graduated from high school, I wanted to write fiction. I enjoy the creativity and self-expression tremendously.
Ok how about some fun stuff
Dogs, cats, or fish?
Dogs (we have a German shepherd and a miniature dachshund) – although we ALSO have cats and fish.
Sci-fi, fantasy, or paranormal, Romance?
(writing and reading)
All three, please!
Favorite Book of all time? Why?
Wow, tough one! Right now I’ll go with “Dune” by Frank Herbert. Herbert creates an amazingly complex and vivid world, with fascinating characters and social structures. But then there’s Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy… hmmm…
Favorite Author of all time? Why?
Douglas Adams. His sci-fi books are so reliably entertaining, hilarious, and thought-provoking. It’s like visiting a spa to sink into one of his books.
Where can we find your books? What sites can we find your work on? (any social media, blogs etc.)
My blog: http://bebebalocca.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BebeBalocca?ref=hl
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Bebe-Balocca/e/B009CG9UAE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Total-E-Bound author page: http://www.total-e-bound.com/authordetail.asp?A_ID=242
It has been a pleasure meeting you Bebe Balocca. Readers don’t forget to check out the rafflecopter to the right. Thanks again!