Welcome Sarah Daltry – Author of The Quiver of a Kiss


This week I welcome author Sarah Daltry – Author of The Quiver of a Kiss. Sarah has kindly offered a copy of The Quiver of a Kiss to a reader who will be chosen at random. If you’re interested in a copy, please let us know in the comments. 

Moving on to some questions for Sarah: 

Interview Questions:

Did you always want to be an author?
I always wanted to write, although it was never something I expected to do publicly. I like writing; it helps relieve stress and helps me to quiet my mind.

Would you rather win the lottery, or end up writing the next big book?
You know, my first response was absolutely writing the next big book. Then I thought about it. If I won the lottery, I could write full time and I could have my fans and readers and I would not have to change anything or be demonized as a celebrity. So maybe that would be better. I am sure most famous authors would say that they would rather have the money without the fame!

What makes you despair?
There are a lot of assumptions about erotica writers and I don’t like most of them. For starters, I am not a prostitute nor am I a porn star. I write. I write sex, yes, but that does not mean that I am sleeping with every man or woman I meet because my characters do. Erotica is wish fulfillment at its finest. It has all of the experience of being all of these things without the problems. Also, I don’t hate women and don’t think women should be degraded and there are a number of women who hate me simply because I write stories like I do. That seems wrong.

Do you have only one WIP, or do you bounce around between projects?
Like everything else in my life, I tend to change my mind and move on to something else. It is good for me that writing is one of the few places where that is perfectly acceptable.

What are your thoughts on marketing and social-media?
I do not have the slightest idea what I am doing! I don’t want to be too pushy about my work, although I also want people to know it exists. I am learning so much because I don’t normally use any of these sites. I only use email for work! I have a small group of friends and we communicate via cell still so I have a hard time trying to navigate Facebook and Twitter. I say this as an apology to anyone I have annoyed or offended or will annoy or offend because of my poor social media etiquette.

Who would you go gay/straight for?
I feel like every woman says this but Angelina Jolie. She is so gorgeous. Also I feel like she would be incredible in the bedroom.

Are you in introvert or an extrovert?
I am introverted to an unreasonable degree. Maybe it is because I have to talk to people all the time at work, but I don’t actually talk much outside of my job. My friends are all outgoing and crazy, though, so that helps me. I would probably never leave my apartment otherwise except for work.

Where is your favorite place to write?
Usually I write in bed or on the couch on my laptop, but I like writing outside. When the weather is nice and it is not too late, I will take my laptop to the park or the beach when I am near water and write. I like the sounds of nature to keep me in the moment of the story.

Blurb: Helen of Troy is renowned in history as the face that launched a thousand ships, but who was she really? Did she truly choose to bring a city to its knees out of selfish lust? Was it more complicated than that? Helen is the bargaining tool of her brothers and her father. She learns of lust but is denied love until she is drawn to one of her suitors, a man named Odysseus. When her father decides, however, that she will marry Menelaus, Helen becomes a pawn for both her new husband and the gods. She manages to survive, however, until a young man from Troy, a city across the sea, ignites in her a passion that will be the destruction of empires. 

Excerpt:
I smile. The antics of my husband are forgotten for a moment as the three of us head to the stable. We ready the horses and are off into the day. There is not much talking as we ride; the steady rhythm of hoof beats drowns out anything else. We ride past the grove where Paris and I sat last night and I see him glance over at me. His smile is full of life; I warn myself not to get attached to him. I cannot allow myself to feel heartbreak again. I am a mother and I am the queen. I do not have time for selfish affections.
We ride to the river and rest the horses. Hermione goes to play in the water; Paris and I stay on shore and watch. The afternoon breeze surrounds us and the drone of insects fills the air with a comforting sound.
She has a great deal of spirit,” he observes.
She does,” I agree. “It is a frightening characteristic in a girl.”
I suppose most people would agree. But isn’t it wrong that this is the case?”
Are you trying to make me fall in love with you?” The words slip out before I can stop them. Paris looks at me, his eyes clouded, and confusion wrinkling his brow. I am immediately tempted to reach out to touch his bronze locks, his soft skin. I fall into his green eyes and allow myself the freedom to dream of his body.
Are you?”
Am I what?” I don’t usually go for playing coy, but Paris is leading me down a treacherous path and I am not sure I am ready for the consequences. My body is sensitive even to his words.

Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Quiver-Kiss-Seduction-Helen-ebook/dp/B00C6PLI2Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365878328&sr=8-1&keywords=quiver+of+a+kiss
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiver-Kiss-Seduction-Helen-ebook/dp/B00C6PLI2Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1365878352&sr=8-3&keywords=quiver+of+a+kiss
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/302700
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-quiver-of-a-kiss-sarah-daltry/1115078127?ean=2940044423961
Kobobooks: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Quiver-Kiss-The-Seduction/book–I0SktNi0Ea-1gGHgVXE1A/page1.html?s=JzMbVpB9AEiq3lR5EMzwXg&r=1

Personal Links:

Website: http://sarahdaltry.wordpress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahDaltry
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sarah-Daltry-Erotica/467129926691852
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7012679.Sarah_Daltry

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