“Spring into Summer”
First I want to thank you for letting Karen’s Different Corners help celebrate your new book “Spring Into Summer.
I can’t wait to hear all about it, but first I have a surprise for you. I invited a couple of great guys to come help you promote,
“Spring Into Summer”
Spring into Summer – Release Date: July 9, 2012
Please welcome Maxwell Cynn and Rob “Sharky” Pruneda.
Hi everyone. I’m so glad you could make it.
Karen, I’m thrilled to be here. Thanks so much for having me in your corner and with two of my favorite men too. What a wonderful surprise.
Karen, thanks for inviting me to the celebration and congratulations on Spring Into Summer, Eden. I love the cover and can’t wait to jump in. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this book since I read your last one, Fall Into Winter.
Thanks for inviting Max and I to be special guests to help celebrate the launch of Eden’s new book. I don’t know where Eden found the time to write Spring into Summer while also managing the “Indies Unite for Joshua” campaign, but I suspect she’s really one of many Eden clones and has been duping us all along. In any case, congratulations on publishing your second book, Eden (or am I speaking to .Eden v.2.1?)
Haha, Sharky, I wish I could clone myself. It would be great to have all the clones working while I caught up on sleep!
My book is a collection of emotionally-charged erotic novellas. Each is distinct, and takes place all around the globe in some of my favorite places. The book description on Amazon will give a summary of each story so I won’t take up space here doing it. http://www.amazon.com/Spring-into-Summer-ebook/dp/B008IJ4BNM
I don’t know if Eden had anything to do with the 110 degree weather in south Texas, but I’m sure the average body temperatures will be rising as soon Spring into Summer hits the market. I hope all of those folks wearing pacemakers who plan on reading Spring Into Summer have checked with their doctors first! Is there a disclaimer in your book?
Sharky, I didn’t put a disclaimer, but if I did, it’d be “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!” Ha! I love this heat wave and I love summer even as I perspire (all right, sweat, who am I kidding?) in my non-air-conditioned house.
I know you’ve worked hard to get this book out, you are such a perfectionist. It’s taken a little longer than expected, but it’s hitting the market just as a major heat-wave is ravaging the States. Can we blame you for making this the hottest summer on record?
Thanks Max for calling me a perfectionist instead of saying I’m anal, which is really what I am. Hehe. You’re right, I meant to release my book in the spring but serendipity stepped in, and here we are in the heat of summer. I love summer and won’t complain because winter will hit soon enough here in Canada.
I’m a firm believer that things happen when they need to. As Sharky alluded to earlier, participating in Indies Unite for Joshua was much more important than releasing my book in the spring, but I still won’t take the blame for this heat!
Okay now for a question from me…Hmm.. I told Rob I didn’t want to look like a dweeb, so let’s see…
What made you choose the seasons for the title of your book? And which season do you consider yourself?
The seasons were simply a way to unite the stories. Fall into Winter has two stories in each season as does Spring into Summer. I also love wordplay, and liked the double meanings. The imagery of the titles helped create the book covers.
As for my season of choice? Summer, of course. It cannot be too hot for me. 110 degree Texas heat with humidity? Bring it on!
Great question, Sharky. The genre of erotica has come to the forefront of late and many people who’ve never read it have hopped on the curiosity bandwagon. It’s a good thing, but I always maintain that good writing transcends genre. Novellas are short novels that must still have all the elements of a full-length book – introduction, conflict, climax, resolution. Add to it the requirement of eroticism, which for me is the ability to pull in the reader and engage their senses, to make them emotionally invested in the characters and their lives. For me, it’s never just about the sex, though that is a component of the story because it is erotica.
This is a tough one, Max, so I’ll give you my top male and female ones, even though I admit I’m pretty fond of them all.
What makes for a sexy man in my books? Intelligence. The male character of Stephen Taylor in “A Season for Everything” is a composite of many of the wonderful men I’ve met. He’s also a poet, and I’m a lover of poets.
I’m very fond of Sierra Zhao from the last story “The Lottery” because she represents qualities in a woman I admire. It also takes place in Thailand, one of my favorite countries in the world, and the story is the closest to my heart.
Spring into Summer took me over a year to write, which seems like a long time, but … c’est la vie. The important thing is I’m happy with the result and I didn’t want to sacrifice quality to get a book out earlier.
I sure hope I don’t short-circuit pacemakers. I know how expensive healthcare can be.
I suppose readers are the only ones who can answer this. I’ve read authors I’ve admired my whole life. Each has a distinct voice, and it’s that voice that makes me want more of their books. I suspect it will be the same for readers who like my books. I write with emotion, humor, and pepper my stories with eroticism. You will find varying degrees of “heat” in them ranging from sensual to romantic to erotic to 110 degree Texas heat!
By the time this blog posts I will be devouring Spring Into Summer and preparing my review. What’s next for Eden Baylee, personally and professionally?
Wow, Max, another difficult question, but I wouldn’t have expected any less from you.
I live my days pretty much in the moment. Right now, I’m in promo mode, but I am putting together ideas for a full-length novel. I’m a fan of Charles Bukowski, John Fowles, and Haruki Murakami. Their styles of writing speak to me, and it’s where I want my writing to go—in my own voice of course. Beyond that, I intend to continue learning and improving because I’m in this for the long haul.
Without it, I would not have an audience for my books, or friends who share my love of writing. I spend most of my days alone with my own thoughts swirling in my head. It’s great because I don’t get the office gossip, or people interrupting me, but the life for a full-time author is a solitary existence. You need more than your own thoughts to nourish ideas. Social media allows me to socialize with people from all over the world – wonderful people I would have never met otherwise. They fuel my life, which fuels my writing.
Let’s see if we can get through these last questions without getting an X-rating on my blog
How do you get into the zone to write erotica?
There’s no better way to write about orgasms than by having many of them myself.
Or maybe, What inspires you?
Many things, but nothing inspires me more than the goodness of people.
And this last one is going to make people groan, but it’s a valid question!
Did you do any research? Come on now people All writers at some time have to do research!
Of course – I refer back to my response about getting into the zone, and I’ve traveled to all the places I write about. I google things for everything else.
No Problem Eden. I had a blast! Hugs back to you!
And I want to Thank both you guys for stopping by and helping me surprise Eden! Hugs!
xoxox max http://maxwellcynn.blogspot.com
Eden Baylee writes literary erotica. Her stories are both sensual and sexual, incorporating some of her favorite things such as travel, culture, and a deep curiosity for what turns people on. Spring into Summer is her second collection of erotic novellas.
I also want to Thank all my readers for joining us in Celebrating “Spring Into Summer” with Eden
Please help yourself to some cake and champagne, there’s plenty to go around! Cheers!