Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Interview: Tara Sue Me

I had the pleasure of interviewing Tara Sue Me, author of The Submissive Series. These books are so fun and are super steamy, so I am really excited to share a little extra about the author and the series today. But first, here is a bit about Tara's latest release The Chalet.

"New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me’s Submissive series is an international sensation. Now, Abby and Nathaniel’s story continues with their romantic wedding and a honeymoon too hot to believe... Submitting her body was only the beginning.

Abby King didn’t know true passion until she gave herself to Nathaniel West, one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors and desired Dominants. Now, on the eve of her marriage, she realizes all her dreams are coming true. And with a romantic honeymoon getaway planned at a secluded Swiss chalet, she’s sure Nathaniel will find even more fantasies to fulfill…

Nathaniel never thought he’d settle down until Abby broke down his barriers and changed his plans. With their wedding only weeks away, he can barely wait to possess her completely—heart, body, and soul—and show her the true meaning of being both a wife and a submissive.

Only Abby has one more challenge in store before she becomes his: no sex and no collar for one month before the wedding. Nathaniel is willing to give it a shot but he has one scandalous stipulation—once that month is up, anything goes…"

Interview:
Hi Tara! Thank you so much for stopping by Readers Live A Thousand Lives today, it is a pleasure to have you here. 
Thank you so much for having me!

I always like to start off with this question. If you had to describe yourself in two words what would they be and why? 
LOL, I asked my kids which two words they’d use and Oldest said, “Freaking Amazing,” but I think he wanted something.

So your most recent release is The Chalet, a novella in The Submissive Series and you aren’t even stopping there, us lucky readers are getting a whole new novel in The Enticement!  What made you decide to give readers more Abby and Nathaniel?
I actually started writing THE CHALET in the summer of 2013, right before THE TRAINING was released, because I knew readers were going to want to know the details of their wedding and honeymoon and those scenes just didn’t fit into the plot of THE TRAINING. 

Even though we have a good amount of time before we get The Enticement in our hands, what can you tell us about it? What can we expect to see in The Enticement? 
THE ENTICEMENT is a super sexy novel with Abby working through new challenges while trying to meet the increase in demands Nathaniel has in the bedroom. It takes place about six years after THE CHALET, so they are both really comfortable with communicating and telling the other person what they think.

What was your favorite Abby and Nathaniel scene to write? 
There are so many fun ones! One in particular in THE ENTICEMENT takes place while Abby’s wearing Nathaniel’s collar and they’re doing something she thinks is boring as hell and when he asks her a question, she tells him her thoughts in great detail. I enjoyed it because I think it shows how much she’s grown since THE SUBMISSIVE. Plus it was fun writing Nathaniel’s reaction.

Okay switching gears a bit, I have to ask about the Partners in Play books. Seduced By Fire is my favorite of your books so I have to know, can we expect more from this series? If so, what can you tell us about it? 
Well, there’s actually been a slight change of plans with the Partners series. I’ll be continuing with the characters, but the series itself will be combined with the Submissive Series. It made more sense to me to do that than to have two separate series, especially since everyone lives in the same geographical location, are about the same age, and have similar interests. 

I’m working on Jeff and Dena’s story at the moment (THE COLLAR, July 7, 2015). If you remember them from SEDUCED BY FIRE, you’ll know they were together for a time, but something broke them up, and it’s obvious to almost everyone they still have feelings for the other. I have to say, these two make my heart hurt every time I write them. There’s an intensity between them that only two people who been through the deepest darkness together can have. And when you combine that intensity with the physical chemistry they have…

To date, which book has been the most difficult to write? 
Probably THE ENTICEMENT. I rewrote that book four or five times. I remember one day I had five old drafts open and I was trying to see if there was anything in any of them I could use in the novel. I was moving things around, revising, rewriting POV. Seriously, if I’d been working with actual paper, it’d have been scattered everywhere and you wouldn’t be able to tell what kind of floor I have.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given? 
It’s okay for the first draft to suck, just get words on the paper. I love that advice because there’s so much freedom in allowing yourself to suck. You can fix sucky words, but you can’t fix a blank page. Personally, not only do my first drafts suck, but I have [ ] scattered everywhere: [describe] [number]. My fear is I’ll leave a [ ]  in the final manuscript somewhere. 

And last but not least, you are stuck on a deserted island and can only have one book/series with you. What do you want it to be? 
I’d have to pick the OUTLANDER series by Diana Gabaldon. I pick up on something new each time I reread the series, so I don’t think it’d ever get old. Either that or Shipbuilding for Dummies.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! It was so great having you here! 
Thank you for having me!

About The Author:
Tara Sue Me lives in the southeastern United States with her family, two dogs, and a cat. Visit her online at www.tarasueme.com, www.facebook.com/TaraSueMeBooks or www.twitter.com/tarasueme.

6 comments:

  1. I have a low threshold for erotica of late BUT I do love that the next book is 6 years after this. That should show range and growth in their relationship & makes for an interesting storyline to follow

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  2. thank you for sharing this! I love meeting new authors, I don't really know much about this series yet but it sounds like she put a lot of thought into it :D

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  3. Lovely interview!! I am very curious about this series, I'll have to pick it up. If I can :)

    *muggle huggles*

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  4. Great interview, Teresa! Thanks for sharing it. I haven't read this series yet but I know how much you love it. And after reading your reviews, and this interview...well, I'm gonna! ;)

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  5. I'm so excited to read this author's work! You have me very curious, and the characters sound so intriguing. I really enjoyed this interview -- lovely questions and answers! Also -- that's one smart kiddo she's got there! Loved that answer! LOL!

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