About the Author & her Books
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Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to ‘get with the program’, she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history. A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write that novel. Along with being a voracious reader, Kate loves trail riding with her family, ‘western style’ in the regional parks of Northern California. Kate is a member of RWA and is published by Kensington Aphrodisia, Ellora’s Cave, Cleis Press and Virgin Black Lace/Cheek.
SIMPLY SEXUAL is available in SPANISH/ESPAÑOL.
La Autora: KATE PEARCE nació en Inglaterra, en una gran familia donde todas eran niñas, y pasó gran parte de su feliz niñez en un mundo de ensueño. Siempre le dijeron que debía «hacer lo correcto», así que estudió historia y se graduó con honores en la Universidad de Gales.
Después de su graduación se topó con la vida real y acabó trabajando en finanzas, carrera que no resultaba ser la mejor opción para una futura escritora.
Finalmente, se mudó a los Estados Unidos, lo que le permitió cumplir su sueño de escribir una novela. Además de ser una lectora voraz, a Kate le encanta dar caminatas con su familia al «estilo del oeste» en los parques regionales de Carolina del Norte.
Kate escribe en varios subgéneros diferentes bajo diversos seudónimos. Es miembro de la RWA. Kensington Aphrodisia, Ellora´s Cave y Virgin Black Lace/Cheek editan sus obras.
- In what order should I read your books?
- How many installments will follow in this series?
- Can each book be read as a stand-alone novel? Or can the reader rather expect an ongoing storyline (even if secondary to the main plot) that will conclude in the last installment?
- The House of Pleasure Series is set in the Regency era. What fascinated you so much that you set your stories in that time?
- What (or who) inspired you to write (erotic) romance?
- What should readers know about your books before they buy them?
- Do your books have a HEA (Happily-Ever-After)?
- What are your heroes and heroines like?
- What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your books?
- How did you get started writing?
- Where do you get your ideas? Do you ever use personal experiences in your books?
- How many books do you usually write a year?
- What do you like most about being a writer?
- Do you outline your novels before you begin writing or make it up as you go along? Are you a pantser or plotter?
- What is a typical day for you when you’re working on a novel?
- How long does it take you to write a novel? Do you work on several books at the same time?
- What are you working on next? When is your next book coming out?
- How do you decide on the titles for your books?
- Does reader feedback help you with your writing? Is feedback something that is very
- important to you?
- Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
1. Q: In what order should I read your books?
HOUSE OF PLEASURE SERIES:
- SIMPLY SEXUAL
- SIMPLY SINFUL
- SIMPLY SHAMELESS
- SIMPLY WICKED
- SIMPLY INSATIABLE
- SIMPLY FORBIDDEN
THE TUDOR VAMPIRE CHRONICLES:
- KISS OF THE ROSE
- BLOOD OF THE ROSE
- MARK OF THE ROSE — coming September 6, 2011
TURNER BROTHER SERIES:
- WHERE HAVE ALL THE COWBOYS GONE?
- ROPING THE WIND
- RIDING THE LINE
- PLANET MAIL
- SECURED MAIL
2. Q: How many installments will follow in this series?
The Turner brother series is complete.
There are currently no plans for another Valhalla book, but as soon as this changes, Kate will announce it on her blog.
Kate’s is very pleased to tell you that Kensington Aphrodisia has contracted three more Simply books (House of Pleasure series) from her! So look forward to a fun-filled Regency Rake 2012 starting with Christian Delornay!
3. Q: Can each book be read as a stand-alone novel? Or can the reader rather expect an ongoing storyline (even if secondary to the main plot) that will conclude in the last installment?
All the books can be read as stand-alone-although they are best read in order.
4. Q: The House of Pleasure Series is set in the Regency era. What fascinated you so much that you set your stories in that time?
I’ve always been a big Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer fan and as I grew up in the UK I had the opportunity to grow up with the history of that time period all around me. It seemed a natural fit when I started writing.
5. Q: What (or who) inspired you to write (erotic) romance?
Right from the beginning, people always told me my sex scenes were super steamy and I just tried to make that a strength and ended up right on the edge of what is okay in a romance novel—I think.
6. Q: What should readers know about your books before they buy them?
They aren’t your conventional romance novels. They contain quite graphic sex scenes but they are also filled with emotion and celebrate love in all its many varieties.
7. Q: Do your books have a HEA (Happily-Ever-After)?
Yes they all do, although sometimes not quite a conventional one man one woman one. LOL!
8. Q: What are your heroes and heroines like?
My heroes tend to be tortured, deep and hard to get to know,. They are not necessarily Alpha males but complex men with real issues. My heroines tend to be pragmatic, plain speaking, unshockable and honest to a fault.
9. Q: What do you hope readers take with them after reading one of your books?
That love comes in many different shades of grey and that stereotypes aren’t always accurate.
10. Q: How did you get started writing?
I’ve always made stuff up. I believe they called that day dreaming at school LOL. I started writing seriously when we moved to the U.S. in 2000. I couldn’t work at that point and I wanted to try and see if I could make a success of it. It took me 5 years to get my first book published but it was worth it.
11. Q: Where do you get your ideas? Do you ever use personal experiences in your books?
Characters, usually the men, just turn up in my head and start demanding I write about them. I don’t really use personal experiences in my book although I do have a fascination about pregnancy and the desire for children which often shows up as an underlying theme in my books.
12. Q: How many books do you usually write a year?
Usually about 3. Sometimes more but that is a stretch!
13. Q: What do you like most about being a writer?
I like not having to go into a cubicle each day and get dressed up. I like being able to work around my four kids schedules and be home with them. I really like making stuff up and getting paid for it. LOL
14. Q: Do you outline your novels before you begin writing or make it up as you go along? Are you a pantser or plotter?
I don’t outline at all. I have a vague idea of the highs and lows which I try and translate into a short synopsis for my editor. Then I just start writing and let it all unfold around me.
15. Q: What is a typical day for you when you’re working on a novel?
A typical day-I get up at 6, feed cats, let dog out, wake up son #2 take him to school. Come back wake daughter and husband up, take daughter to school. Come home, do email, check websites, message boards do business stuff. Then I write for about 2 hours, hopefully without interruptions. Then I pick up my daughter from school, spend time with her, pick up my son, check email, make dinner and read in bed., fall asleep, repeat.
16. Q: How long does it take you to write a novel? Do you work on several books at the same time?
It takes me as long as the contract says I have to write a novel, usually about 3-4 months. I’m also working on copy edits, galleys and new proposals while I’m working on my current novel as well.
17. Q: What are you working on next? When is your next book coming out?
The next book will be RAW DESIRE, a contemporary erotic romance, in September 2011. Also, a September release, is book #3 in the Tudor Vampire Chronicles series, MARK OF THE ROSE.
18. Q: How do you decide on the titles for your books?
My editor chose the first Simply title and so far I’ve picked 2, and he’s picked 3, so we are fairly even. My other books, the ‘Cheek’ and Ellora’s Cave ones, I got to choose the titles, with a little help from my friends.
19. Q: Does reader feedback help you with your writing? Is feedback something that is very
important to you?
I love getting feedback from my readers, but I have to say that it doesn’t really influence my future writing plans. if I tried to listen to everything everyone wanted to happen to the characters, I wouldn’t be able to write the books my way any more. But sometimes the feedback does make me think how I could’ve missed something or made it better.
20. Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Just keep reading and keep writing and you will get a little better every day.