1. What do you feel will most likely capture your reader’s attention regarding your book?
For this story, there’s a captivating moment spent getting to know the characters as individuals. When they first explore their desires, it’s as two sexually compatible people. This is a different dynamic entirely from my usual stories, and I think readers will enjoy the change. The difference is an opportunity to question just what drives a daughter to possibly sleep with her father even before it’s a question.
2. What other books would you compare to your own story?
There aren’t many books I could compare my story to. Even within my own catalog of titles a comparison is quite complicated. The writing style is the same as the other books in this series, but I’m not sure there’s a title to compare the actual story to.
3. What inspired the title of your latest book?
The title was inspired by a concept for the book, before an actual plot took shape. I wanted to showcase a young woman’s discovery of what it meant to reveal her full self to someone, namely her father. So, the title came out of that idea. Many people forget that baring secrets can be beautiful and thrilling… though the title does have a double meaning in this case. There’s also the allusion to the mechanism in which the two characters start revealing their secrets.
4. Taken as a whole, what moral, social, or political questions does your story discuss?
There are always going to be the moral questions of incestuous relationships in any incestuous romance I write. This book in particular though lingers on how a mother would react to such news, and then the validity of such relationships. I found the mother’s role to be quite interesting, and the book does raise the question if the daughter’s desires aren’t sparked by the estranged relationship to being with.
5. Artistically or literarily, were there any challenges creating your story’s dynamics?
While the mother’s role in this story was extremely interesting to write, I also found it quite difficult. The mother is full of flaws, and the backstory is incredibly too long to fit in as a complete side story. I therefore struggled with how much to tell or what to just allude to. Also, I struggled with if the mother should have a happy completion on her own or not. I’d like to think readers will be pleased with this new kind of character in my stories.
6. How do you feel the cover highlights your story?
This cover is really one of my favorite, which I probably say too often, but it’s true! The model is really quite stunning, and the light effects highlight the character even more. What I particularly love though is the girl’s outfit. The outfit somehow perfectly captures the essence of this character. It’s interesting that while the title alludes to a bare character, she’s actually quite dressed though appealingly so.
7. Share with us an interesting fact or moment in your book.
There’s an interesting moment in the book where the father and daughter discover what’s really happened. They started exploring each other as strangers, but then wanted more later on. When they discover each other again, there’s a mixture of responses that I think readers will really relate to.
8. What is your favorite part or scene in your book?
A favorite scene is difficult to pick, as the whole story fits so well together as a whole. However, I did write a scene where they meet in a bookstore. My favorite scene is where they’re discussing Chaucer. I’ve always been found of Chaucer’s work, though I’d have never expected to write that into an erotic book. The scene is funny and it was enjoyable to write.
9. What appeals to you most about writing for this genre?
The most appealing thing about this genre continues to be the different avenues to explore. I’m always enjoying new plots and different twists to old ideas. Getting to write those thoughts with an incestuous twist has always been quite appealing. The stories aren’t for everyone, but I enjoy that fact. A story should make people think and feel, and what better way to do that then to write something a little challenging and enjoyable for the psyche?