I recently got to read this amazing Rock star story when I proofread the story for Tania. It was a fun, refreshing, erotic read.
I asked Tania if she would share some of her writing processes, and she told me that her book has just been released, so what better way to celebrate. Here are some questions she has been asked about writing:
Author of Romance that Rocks
When did you decide that writing was your passion?
I’m fairly new to writing, having only started in 2014. After spending years writing business documentation and constantly being inspired by numerous romance novels, I decided to try my hand at fictional writing. After penning my first scene I discovered that I enjoyed it immensely and so resolved to continue with the rest of the story that was swirling in my imagination. That story resulted in my first novel, Heaven Sent. which is the first book in my Oblivion on Tour Series. This was soon followed by Bolt From The Blue and Pure Torture. Each book in the series is a stand-alone story which follows a different band member from a hard rock group called Oblivion – and of course the feisty ladies that steal their hearts! The other books in the series are at various stages of completion.
How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
My books are all written in the first person point of view. My writing style is quite raunchy with lots of steamy sex scenes, coupled with a lot of emotion and struggles that need to be overcome before my hero and heroine find their happy ever after.
What mind set or routine do you feel the need to set when preparing to write (in general whether you are working on a project or just free writing)?
I need to be locked away in my writing cave, usually accompanied by coffee and chocolate or even a glass of wine. I like to listen to inspiring music when I am doing prep work or organising things, but once I start writing, I need quiet so that my mind can hear what my rock stars are telling me. Otherwise I end up listening to the music instead of writing!
I have a playlist for Pure Torture – you can find it on YouTube
I also have play lists for my other books, they’re also on YouTube.
Do you take your character all the way through to the page? Do you people watch to help with development? Or do you build upon your character during story creation?
Yes I do heaps of character prep. Before I even start writing I have notebooks and flip charts full of character descriptions, possible scenes, ideas of attitude, personality and looks. Once I start towrite I use these things as a starting point, but the characters quite often develop as the story progresses. The characters evolve as they need to adapt and learn to cope with the struggles I throw at them.
Cody’s the sexy drummer extraordinaire of the hard rock band Oblivion.
Kitty’s the little sister of one of Cody’s band mates and she’s had a secret crush on him for years.
When the band are back home for a few days, the chemistry between them is both unexpected and undeniably off-the-charts.
She quickly realizes that the prospect of having what she’s always fantasized about is a very real possibility.
He quickly realizes that although he feels this mind-blowing attraction towards her, she’s the little sister of one of his band mates – he would get his ass kicked from here to hell if he ever laid a finger on her!
But can Kitty convince him? After all, no one else needs to know, a one-time hook-up might suit both of them…or could it ruin everything?
Warning: This story contains hot rock stars, sizzling sexual encounters and language that you would expect from heavy rock musicians used to a life of sex, booze and rock and roll. Pure Torture contains graphic sex scenes and is strictly 18+ only.
This novel is Book 3 in the ‘Oblivion On Tour’ series. Each book in the series follows a different band member and tells the story of the women that steal their hearts. Pure Torture can be read as a stand-alone but you might also want to check out Heaven Sent (Book 1) and Bolt From The Blue (Book 2)
Tania Sparks is a romantic at heart who genuinely believes in true love and soul mates. She met her husband while still at school, she was sixteen, he was seventeen. They are high school sweethearts who more than twenty five years later are still very much in love and are happily married with two beautiful daughters.
Tania does have a full time job, but in her spare minutes enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and reading. She’s an avid reader who tends to chomp through a large volume of books, mainly in the romance genre. Her other major ‘hobby’ is writing steamy rock star erotic romances!
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