Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Skye Warren Interviewed

Welcome to my blog! Today, please join me in welcoming Skye Warren to the blog for an interview.

Hi Skye, and welcome. I'm so glad you were able to join me here today.

Tell me about yourself, and your writing.

Thanks so much for having me on Storm Goddess Book Reviews! I’m Skye Warren, author of the Kindle bestselling series Dark Erotica. Today I’m here to share with you guys my latest standalone release in the series, Hear Me, which early reviews are calling “disturbingly arousing” and “beautifully written.”

Do you write in multiple genres or just one? If just one, do you ever consider straying outside your genre?

When I first started writing, I wrote both erotic romance and dark erotica. I figured the bulk of my sales would be from the highly popular erotic romance genre. Meanwhile a very few twisted folk like myself would be interested in the dark erotica.

My first dark erotica book, Keep Me Safe, is incredibly raw, violent, and twisted. Looking back, I’m not even sure where I found the courage to put it for sale! But I did, and to my continued shock, it outsells the standard erotic romance books by huge margins. I think there are several possible reasons for this, one being that I personally connect better to the darker themes and therefore write them better, and also that it’s harder to stand out in the saturated erotic romance genre.

I am still open to writing lighter or darker fare, but I do think people prefer my darker work and I’m happy to provide that! I may branch out into other subgenres, for example I have a steampunk idea that just won’t leave me alone, but the end goal will be to provide new settings for a darkly erotic piece.

Are you a plotter or do you write from the seat of your pants?

I’m somewhere in between but if I had to pick a side, I consider myself a plotter. It’s important for the structure to make sense as a whole, and I personally couldn’t accomplish that without some pre-work. I’ve heard that pantsters fix this with heavy revisions but I revise as I go, and when I’m done, it’s finished. Of course my lovely beta readers and editors weigh in, but the core story is there.

Who do you love to read? Favorite authors, favorite books?

When it comes to dark erotica, I love Kitty Thomas, Annabel Joseph, and CJ Roberts. I appreciate that mainstream erotica is starting to incorporate darker themes, like Tiffany Reisz The Siren or even Sylvia Day’s Bared To You. Not quite at the same level but I think it indicates a desire in readers for raw, gritty work. We don’t want to be coddled.

What is something you'd like to accomplish in your writing career next year?

I’ve got my most ambitious book yet planned! In the first two books of the Dark Erotica series, the villain is a man named Carlos. I won’t list his deeds, but he’s pretty evil. I’ve wanted to write his book from the beginning but again, I figured readers would never want to pick that up. However, since I announced that I’m working on it, response has been great. I am awed by the trust my fans have in me and hope to do them justice. Plus I owe it to Carlos to make his book amazing

If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be? To read minds.
If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have? Dragon.
What is something that you absolutely can't live without? My Kindle.
If you were on the staff to have a book adapted to movie, what would you pick? Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer.
What is a talent you wish you had, but don't? Whistling.
Favorite color? Green.
Weather: Hot or cold? Hot.
Favorite place to read? In bed.
Favorite meal? Fried chicken. Just kidding, I’m a vegetarian But a girl can dream.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink? Unsweetened iced tea (if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a southern girl)
If you could travel anywhere and do anything, no limits or money holding you back, where would you go? Greece.

Thanks again for having me on Storm Goddess Book Reviews! If you like dark, gritty books, I hope you’ll consider my new release Hear Me. You don’t have to read any of the previous series, it stands alone. And if you do decide to read Hear Me, I’d love to hear what you think on twitter or Facebook.

Skye Warren

HEAR ME by Skye Warren

She doesn’t remember her past, only her training. She can’t talk, not that a good slave should speak out of turn. None of that matters when she wakes up in the warm, rustic room. Her new master is distant but kind. There’s only one problem: he doesn’t want her.
Longing for the shackles of safety, she pulls from the last dregs of her will to prove her worth as a slave. It seems to be working. He responds first to her body and next to her submission. The secrets of his past haunt the cabin, fraying the tightening bond between Master and slave, but it is her own memories that may finally unravel it.
This book contains a bonus short story Escape, set in the same dark erotica world.
This book contains explicit scenes of sex, including dubious consent and captivity situations. The BDSM does not conform to literary conventions, making it sometimes more realistic, and other times not. This is a work of fiction not appropriate for anyone uncomfortable with these situations or anyone under the age of eighteen.


Even the earth conspired to keep her. Branches grabbed at her skin like talons; the beach was quicksand, dragging her down. Hope was too abstract to compete with the sound of men shouting behind her. Even her fear was drowned by the ragged beat of her heart.
“Melody!” The voice sounded closer than the thrashing of leaves and branches.
Run, run away, don’t look back.
Her eyes, already stunted by lack of food, filled with grit and precious moisture. If she made it to the water, she could float away. Even if only to drift down to the bottom, entombed in sand castles and chained by seaweed. They would take her prisoner; they would keep her safe.
A battered person was cracked soil, but dreams were like weeds. She could survive this. That was the goal she set for herself, huddled in the cold, damp cell. She had clung to it as they touched her, beat her. Trained her.
The line of frothy water was in her sights, but disappointment seared her. She was too far away, the sand too thick.
An extra burst of energy propelled her two more stumbling steps. Her legs gave out. She clenched and released fistfuls of sand, not even sure she was actually crawling forward.
Coolness lapped at her fingertips, surprising her. Her mind, tired and rusty, turned that information over. She had made it. Water. Safety? No, freedom.
A slow, steady thwapping noise drew her gaze upward. A small green boat bobbed in the shallow water. Gentle waves flicked its hull, almost soothing, like the caress of a flogger. The rhythm thrummed through her. Even without the sting of impact, her mind began the slide.
No. Subspace meant security but not today. Right now it meant death, and she refused to die.
She blinked away the salt in her eyes and clawed through the water to the boat. With a strength that surprised her, she climbed over the edge, tumbling into the grimy bottom. It rocked gently with her weight then settled back into the gentle bob.
The boat wasn’t tied down anywhere, but there wasn’t an oar. Not that she had the strength to use one or a place to go.
Never mind. Her wish had been granted. She would drift out to sea, like a message in a bottle.
Her head lolled against the rim of the boat. She breathed in the pungent smell of earth and moss. Her last thought before she drifted off to sleep was fanciful. She imagined a giant plucking her from the water, unfurling her like a scroll, and reading the lines slashed into her skin.
She wondered what they would say.

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Author Bio:
Skye Warren writes unapologetic erotica, where pain and sex and love collide. She has been called "a true mistress of dark and twisted erotica" and her dark erotica series has reached the bestseller lists at Amazon and been a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.
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  1. A dark book generally surprises me. It digs deeper. Emotions are raw.

  2. Good intereview. Congratulations on your books.

  3. Great excerpt and interveiw. I just recently started reading Dark Erotica. I find myself fasinated with how the story tugs at your emtions and makes you think of things you never would have thought of before. The suspense of waiting to know what is going to be done or happen to the charcter. There are just soo many things about dark erotica.

  4. Loved the excerpt and the interview.
    I'm going to check out your books!

  5. I am definitely going to read this book, I have already bought it but I have not had time yet to read it. I hope that you stick with this series for a long time :)

  6. I need dark to balance all the fluffy smut i usually read, =)
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Wednesday!