Monday, September 9, 2013
Author Interview: The Fangirl’s Dream by Fierce Dolan
Little Blurb about yourself:
I’ve been writing professionally for 22 years, and I published my first book 9 years ago. I write across several genres, and enjoy having a smidgen of comfort and confidence in the publishing industry, now.
1. Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I don’t know any better. I used to dictate things to my mother to write before I learned the alphabet, and it stuck. I don’t know why, but writing is how I order the Universe and filter life. Publishing the things I write is just an extension of that.
2. How long did it take you to write The Fangirl’s Dream?
About two weeks. I started the year on a very tight writing schedule, and I got this and several other projects done very quickly. Fangirl was a fun and light piece to write.
3. While writing how many times do you go back and rewrite a plot?
Rarely. In my writing process, the whole thing comes at once, like a paintball splatter—characters, plot, movement. I know what it all needs to do from the very beginning. The plot refines as I go, but the broad marks are there from the beginning.
4. You run into a bookstore, where do you go first?
How sad is it that I don’t recall the last time I was in a bookstore? I buy everything online, now, and I’m an ebook junkie. Digital media just suits my lifestyle better than tree sacrifice. In terms of genre, though, I head straight for recipe books. Boring, I know, but I’m a fantastic cook…
5. How many books in a month do you tend to read?
I read probably 2-3 books a month. I don’t have a lot of time to read anymore, so I do it somewhat on the run.
6. In all the books you've read. Who is your most favorite character and why?
Pelaz, from Storm Constantine’s Wraeththu. I loved him from the beginning. At first, I identified with him because he doesn’t fully understand what Wraeththu is, and neither did I, as the reader. Even as my awareness grew, reading his experience of becoming something beyond human was deeply intimate. I just loved Constantine’s poetic voice, and I’m forever her fangirl as a result of the Wraeththu series.
7. State 5 random facts about yourself.
I was first published at 14 years old, when my poem won a state competition.
I suck at math.
Oxford comma, bitches.
I never planned to write erotica.
As a result of a brain event a few years ago, I have problems reading, typing, and retrieving words.
8. Your favorite Genre?
New Adult Magical Realism. I love the age range that’s sort of post-Harry Potter but not quite adult, and I’m in love with the grounded components of Magical Realism. I find more and more that while I adore literary fiction, I need a little magick in the mix.
9. What are you currently reading?
How to Talk to Girls at Parties, by Neil Gaiman.
10. What is the best book you've read?
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
11. Any new projects coming up?
I’ve got several works in progress. At the fore is wrapping the second book in the Scattered Dark series, Alpha, which will be out in time for spooky season this year. This series is a different and very dark take on shifters, and Book One, Journal of a Lycanthrophile has gotten fantastic response. This series is considerably more graphic than anything else I’ve published, verging on horror, but not in the way most fans of shifterfic would think. I see this arc of this series wrapping at Book Three, though there could be more. I also hope to have a intergendered romance completed, soon.
Here’s your chance to market your book. Describe it. And why readers should pick it up?
The Fangirl’s Dream is everyone’s fantasy of meeting their fictional lover. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to meet a hot character from a book, TV show, or film, you’ll love this book.
The Fangirl’s Dream
1 Night Stand Series
Genre: erotic romance/erotic fantasy, interracial erotica, alternate reality/parallel universe
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Date of Publication: 23 August 2013
Number of pages: 44
Word Count: 9,067
Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/GrFQHscvFkM
Decadent Publishing Amazon
Siler Dunham would do anything to have Farraj Reza, hero of the smash network TV drama, Endangered. Every week she tunes in to watch him calculate the rescue of fellow bus crash survivors trapped deep in the jungle by a ruthless drug lord.
A federal public defender with a penchant for saving the unsavable, she can’t resist his sad story, or his badass charm. When she seeks a matchmaking service to meet him, their one night stand isn't what she expected. Forced to choose between unbridled lust and compassion, Siler must forgo her fantasy... or mustn’t she?
Lost in the wild
Captive by circumstance…
He had no flaw. The character hated swimming, a permissible preference, otherwise he was strong, dark, mysterious, a whiz with technology, compassionate, and smoking hot. More than all of that, she ached to save him. After years of servitude hacking U.S. GPS drone systems for the Iranian military, he’d broken away by selling Intel to the American government. Finally able to enjoy his first vacation, he was in a bus crash, then later abandoned by the other survivors.
She could save him, restore his faith in humanity, on her knees or bent over a table, which for most men would inspire just fine. She saw no limit to the possibilities in smoothing the ever-present worry lines from his brow.
Ever obsessing about the show with her friends was one thing. After it aired, they’d all bed their boyfriends, even Frank, and through squinted eyes fantasize the cock in them belonged to their television lover. Siler didn’t have that outlet, hadn’t had it for ages. The girls all thought her lack of mate some prudish nod to morality, or deep-seated insecurity. They didn’t know she’d enjoyed raucous sexual freedom in her younger years. No, she didn’t have men at her door in droves now, but not for lack of trying on their part. Her dedication to becoming a federal public defender, however thankless, and saving the unsavable eradicated any hope of a personal life.
Yes, she missed the regularity of a thorough dicking, but it had always come at a high price, one she refused to pay again. Through her twenties, casual sex had been fine, fun, even. But a thirty-year-old bar hopper was just sad, and at thirty-two, after shallow dalliances with a string of Mr. Wrongs, she’d given up.
A year and a half ago.
Being drawn into Endangered proved the perfect Prozac. Her spirits lifted. The relief of not looking for Mr. Right left her free to focus on her caseload, to connect with her clients—society’s castoffs—and try to fulfill her purpose of helping others. Sexual needs became muted, manageable with the right tools—for the most part. Occasionally her body ached for release under someone else’s touch, and in her mind he always had an olive complexion, not to mention agile fingers masterfully working her clit.
Every time, she closed her eyes, she saw Farraj. His face above hers, lips parted in a moan. His lean, hard body moving over, around, in her. His rolling, rich accent asking, “Like this?”
And why wouldn’t it be him? Fantasy gave better than the womanizing pricks her social circle presented. As a well-off single woman, no pressure urged her to find a mate, materially, or even socially. Siler could hold out for the hot love she wanted, and despite how insane, how irrational, she wanted Farraj Reza. Only one avenue presented itself to get him.
About the Author:
Erotic mezzofiction writer, Fierce is imagination shapeshifted as a scribe taunting blank pages and carpal tunnel, neither of which are much use for deadlines. Close allies are impeccable timing and a trusty masseuse. Being a switch I/ENFP doesn’t hurt. For kicks Fierce has other personas across several genres, tends to fill in “Other” on surveys without explaining, and chooses the finality of the Japanese Tamagotchi.