I’m here today with Sophia Valentine. Thank you for taking the time to answer some questions. You are the author of the erotic romance titled “His Confession” . When I write, I am afraid I’m not much of a planner. I normally start with an idea and a couple characters and I just let it develop as I write. What about you? Are you a plotter or a pantster?
S – I’m definitely a pantster. I usually write the blurb first, character bio’s, and then just go with it. I don’t like to plan as the story usually takes a different course anyway, for me.
I know you write erotic romance, but do you write in any other genre?
S – I write several genre’s, for a mature audience – erotic romance, contemporary, thriller / suspense.
When did you decide you would like to be a writer? Have you always liked to write?
S – I loved writing from a very young age. I was always winning awards for my creative writing in primary school. I have manuscripts I wrote when I was 18. I started writing again a few years ago.
We all lust over other author’s books–I know I do, lol. What book do you wish you would have written?
S – Savages, by Don Winslow, or Gossip Girl or Sex And The City. I loved the movie, and the shows also.
Are you planning to write in other genres?
S – Yes. I have a contemporary and thriller novel I hope to release at some point.
There are certain scenes I agonize over. Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than others? Love? Action?
S – Love scenes can take much longer than ordinary scenes, as you want to ensure that it’s written perfectly. If the chemistry isn’t right, it can deter people from feeling for the characters, and caring about the romance aspect and whether they end up together.
Right now I’m reading–among others–Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. What’s in your reading list right now?
S – Way too many books! My to-be-read list is huge, and that includes eBooks and paperbacks. Jackie Collins is always on my reading list, and so is Danielle Steele. I want to get through all of their books.
I know just what you mean. I don’t think I will ever be able to go through my TBR list. Now, I know your books are going to be extremely successful and one of these days a big Hollywood producer is going to want to make a movie out of it. Who will play your main characters?
S – I would love Blake Lively to play Gabriella Woods, Charlie Hunnam to play Darion Milano, and Angelina Jolie for Eva.
Do you write full time? How do you find time to write and do you have a special place where you write?
S – I write full time at the moment. No particular special place, although nothing beats taking a notepad to the pool / beach in the summer.
The beach sound awesome right now. Do you ever feel attached to your characters as if they were real? How do you come up with them? Do you base them off people you know or something else?
S – For sure. I need to care for my characters, and feel connected to them, else the story won’t flow. I use some traits from people I know, or celebrities, especially appearance-wise.
Before we go, do you have any advice to give new writers?
S – I would advise anyone that wants to write to research a lot to perfect their craft, read a lot, talk to other writers, and begin building an author platform straight away. Also, never give up, even if it takes years. Believe in yourself.
Thank you. It was a pleasure talking to you. Make sure you check out her book here. Best of luck Sophia 🙂
Valentine grew up in England. Studying English language and literature, as well as law, she worked in a solicitors for many years before moving to Spain. She does however still visit the UK, which in a way, will always be home.
Returning to her lifelong passion of writing books, she’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper on: lifestyle and fashion. Her other interests include reading, shopping and a nice glass of wine to shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter, Gossip Girl and SATC. She’s a social media addict, and loves connecting with new people.
TITLE: HIS CONFESSION. (Book #1)
SERIES NAME: The Black Door trilogy.
GENRE: Erotic romance.
PUBLISHER: Limitless Publishing
When Gabriella Woods finds matches from a gentlemen’s club in her fiancé’s pocket, her suspicions require a search for answers.
At the club, she realizes it’s not her fiancé’s fidelity that can’t be trusted…
It’s her own.
Darion Milano is daring, intriguing, and unpredictable…
Unable to get him out of her head—and against Darion’s explicit warning—Gabi begins a torrid affair. No longer fighting the urge to enter the depth of his dark and mysterious lifestyle, she indulges in his most intimate desires.
They become the most exciting, wild, infatuated couple everybody knows.
Until his confession changes everything…
Her heart is telling her to stay.
Her instinct is telling her to run.
She can never match his outrageous ex-wife and become the fun, fearless woman he craves…
Or can she?
Discover a world of sex, secrets, and seduction.