Beth Kery’s new erotic serial novel, Because You Are Mine, is entering it’s second explosive week! Did you guys read Because You Are Mine 1, Because You Tempt Me yet? That was part 1, and Part two, Because You Are Mine 2, Because I Could Not Resist comes out today.
This Eight Part serial novel is being released weekly through September 18. Each week, readers are treated to another two meaty chapters of this delicious, BDSM themed erotic romance novel.
This book has been marketed to the Fifty Shades/Bared to You market, so if you liked those, you will absolutely love this serial. The serial concept, though not new, is still fairly unique. The fun part is, we can all read the week’s book together then chat about it!
Each week Beth Kery is joining us here at Ana’s Attic to answer more of my questions, as well as some of yours, so come by and ask away. Beth will choose 2 questions a week to answer and give away your choice of installments of the Because You Are Mine serial. Check out last week’s Q & A with Beth Kery here.
First, to announce our winner for last week……….ANAIS GARCIA!!!! Congratulations!!! I will be sending you an e-mail shortly. 🙂
Next, here are answers to some questions you left for Beth.
Question from Limecello:
“Hi Beth, Happy release day! I wanted to know – what do you think, is this a one off, or will you be doing more of it? Also, when all eight parts are out, will people be able to buy it as a whole? Then also – what inspired you to write the characters in Because You Are Mine?”
A. Limecello–I’ve been asked by Berkley to write another serial in Ian and Francesca’s world, which is due out in January 2013. And yes, when all eight parts, it is the hope that all parts will be available to buy as a whole. As for inspiration for characters, I love art and had recently acquired a painting put me in mind of Francesca. The artist is inspired by and knowledgeable about architecture, and does these amazing cityscapes that seem to bring the buildings alive. Francesca is very bright and talented, and I liked the idea of her mixing the creative freedom of painting with the technical skill of architecture. As for Ian, he’s got that brooding, enigmatic character like a Harlequin Presents hero but a thousand times sexier. I wanted him to not be a vague billionaire, but one who’s fortune was made in the knowable, popular Internet gaming, social media and retail industry. It gave him a sense of approachability that he created things which we all know and use. As for his looks, I did have a famous person in mind for him just for physical characteristics, but hesitate to say, because then you might be disappointed or have him look differently in your mind. 🙂 Do you want to take a guess on Ian Noble’s physical model?
Q. Since you have been writing erotic romance with alpha males longer, how does it feel to be compared to E.L. James’ book?
A. People compare you to what they know, and lots and lots of people know E.L. James and the Fifty Shades books right now. I may have been writing longer, but I didn’t hit the nerve she did with the readers. It’s hard to be anything but flattered when being compared to a phenomenal success story like E.L. James’.
Q.Where do you get your ideas for all of your books? (Not just Because You Are Mine)
A. Most of them come to me while I’m in traffic with my stereo playing really loud. Go figure.
Q. What do you like most about being a writer?
A. Finishing a book! It really is rewarding. I find that I have sort of a tension level that will NOT go away until I finish a book. When I finally send it into my editor it feels so great. Until the next book idea pops into my head in traffic, that is.
Thanks Beth for joining us again this week! I look forward to you answering more next week, and I can’t wait to read Because You Are Mine 3, Because You Haunt Me.
- Because You Are Mine Part 1, Because You Tempt Me (see review here) Amazon||BN.com||iBooks
- Because You Are Mine Part 2, Because I Could Not Resist Amazon||BN.com||iBooks
- Because You Are Mine Part 3, Because You Haunt Me (available 8/14) Amazon||BN.com||iBooks
- See the entire Because You Are Mine series reading order here
- See last week’s interview with Beth Kery here
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- Favorite BDSM or Dom/sub Romance Books or series
- Review of Wicked Burn by Beth Kery