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Jun 20, 2016

Author Interview – Elaine Barris

51lMy8wVK2L._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Here is my author interview with the wonderful and talented Elaine Barris. I had the pleasure of coming across her when she first started writing her Master For Tonight Book Series and fell in love with them. Make sure to check out the first book in her latest release series  Zane to fall in love like I did.

What was your overall inspiration to write in the very beginning of your career? I had always wanted to write, but I was scared to try it. But then a few years ago, I went through a very traumatic thing, and I guess it opened a part of me that had lain dormant. This guy, Julian, started talking to me and telling me his story. He would wake me up at night, interrupt my work, etc… So, I really wasn’t given much of a choice but to write it!

How many vampire books do you currently have out with titles please?
I have five erotic vampire romances published. The Master For Tonight Duet (Master For Tonight I and Master For Tonight II), the companion novel to the duet, Evangeline. I also have a new series, The Flames of Vampire Passion Series. So far I have published Zane, and Zane, The Decrees.

Do you have a favorite vampire book or movie/tv show?
I really don’t watch much tv, but I guess as far as movies it would be Queen of the Damned. I know it gets a bad rap, but I don’t care, I love it.

If vampires were to really exist and you had the option to become immortal would you do so yes or no and why?
I would say yes to becoming a vampire. Just imagine everything you would experience over the many years. Everything you would see. I think it would be worth it. Plus, I’d make my sweetie a vamp, and then we would be together always.

What do you find to be the most challenging thing about being an author?
Marketing is the hardest part. Writing the book is the easy part.

If you could co-write a brand new vampire book with anyone of you’re choosing who would it be and why?
I don’t think I could co-write a book with someone else.

Are you currently working on any new projects that you would like to share with us?
Yes, I am working on the third book in the Flames of Vampire Passion Series. Still to be named.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions that you think people have about authors in general?
That we’re all loaded from selling books. The majority of authors don’t make enough money from writing to support themselves, much less a family.

If money was no object and you could travel to any place in the world for your dream vacation where would you go and what would you do?
I would take a year long cruise around the world and see it all!

Do you prefer online events or live events and what do you think the pros and cons of each are?
I prefer online events. I’ve done quite a few live events, and it’s a struggle to get attention from the attendees. Most fans going to reader event are going to see a specific author that they love rather than looking for “new to them” authors. Cons of online events are the usual: Facebook being wonky, nobody showing up to interact with you, etc…

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