1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. How does your day go? What keeps you writing?
I can’t remember a time when I haven’t written, so writing, in so many ways, defines me. And when people ask me who I am, my first response is that I am a writer. When I’m not actually writing, I’m thinking about it or dreaming about it, so yes, that pretty much defines me. I’m an avid walker. My husband and I walked across England last summer on the Wainwright Coast to Coast Path. I walk my stories, so I always consider walking to be a part of my writing ritual. I’m also an avid vegetable gardener, and I have a reputation for writing garden porn.
In my ideal day, I get up, I walk for a couple of hours, and then I write until my husband gets home in the evening. He’s working on an MBA at the moment so if he has homework, then I write until bedtime.
I don’t think in terms of what keeps me writing so much as what keeps me FROM writing. I’m a bit obsessive where writing is concerned, and I get really twitchy if I have too many things that interfere in a given day with my writing. I wake up thinking about how quickly I can clear the decks of everything that’s not writing so I can get to it.
2. What brought you to writing erotica? What do you love about it?
I’ve always loved writing the sex scenes, and they’ve never been difficult for me. When I started writing erotica, I thought it would be just a foray into the genre. I never dreamed I’d like it so much. Erotica, to me, is less a genre than it is the missing element that would make all other writing better. We are never more vulnerable, more exposed, literally and otherwise, than when we’re having sex. I think as writers, we learn the most about our characters when they’re having sex, when they’ve let their guard down, when they are in the deepest throes of human biology. I think when sex is left out, a dimension of the character is left out, and a dimension of the story. We’re sexual beings and to pretend that we’re not is just silly.
3. What are you working on now?
I’m working on the second and third novels of my paranormal erotic trilogy, Lakeland Heatwave, set in the Lake District in England. I’ve just finished the first draft of Riding the Ether, which is the second book, and will now work on the third, Elemental Fire, before I go back and finish the second draft of Ether. I’ve got the time to work them together, and it feels like the right way to work on them. I’m very pleased with the reception of the first novel in the series, Body Temperature and Rising, and am very excited about the way the plot is unfolding.
4. What is your—or your character’s—favorite erotic book? Sexy movie? Sex toy?
My favourite erotic book is Control, by Charlotte Stein. My favourite sexy movie is the 1993 film, Sirens, Directed by John Duigan. It pushes all my buttons for sexiness every time I see it. As for sex toy, I’m a fan of a good pair of love balls. But my favourite sex toy is still my fingers.
5. What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to do? The top thing on your personal bucket list?
I’ve always wanted to learn to play the piano well.
6. What’s your personal romantic (or erotic) fantasy?
Probably sex with a gorgeous stranger in an exotic city. Yep. That would work for me.
American transplant to the Lake District, MARIE WARREN, didn’t know she could unleash demons and enflesh ghosts until a voyeuristic encounter on the fells ends in sex with the charming ghost, ANDERSON, and night visits from a demon. To help her cope with her embarrassing and dangerous new abilities, Anderson brings her to the ELEMENTALS, a coven of witches who practice rare sex magic that temporarily allows needy ghosts access to the pleasures of the flesh.
DEACON, the demon Marie has unleashed, holds an ancient grudge against TARA STONE, coven high priestess, and will stop at nothing to destroy all she holds dear. Marie and her landlord, the reluctant young farmer, TIM MERIWETHER, are at the top of his list. Marie and Tim must learn to wield coven magic and the numinous power of their lust to stop Deacon’s bloody rampage before the coven is torn apart and more innocent people die.
More info & buy links: http://kdgrace.co.uk/books/lakeland-heatwave-book-i/
K D Grace was born with a writing obsession. It got worse once she actually learned HOW to write. There’s no treatment for it. It’s progressive and chronic and quite often interferes with normal, everyday functioning. She might actually be concerned if it wasn’t so damned much fun most of the time.
K D’s erotic romance novels, The Initiation of Ms Holly, The Pet Shop and Lakeland Heatwave Book 1: Body Temperature and Rising are published by Xcite Books and are available from all good paperback and eBook retailers.
Her erotica has been published with Xcite Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Sweetmeats Press and Scarlet Magazine.