Introducing the Passionate Ink Cyber Circuit: We’re a group of writers who belong to the Passionate Ink chapter of Romance Writers of America and write erotic romance. Once or twice a month our members will tour a recent release in the hope of tempting you to add it to your to-buy list.
It’s my pleasure to introduce our first author out on tour - Nina Pierce.
What would happen if a devastating plague wiped out nearly all the male and two thirds of the female population on earth? That is the premise of Nina Pierce’s futuristic erotic suspense novel The Healer’s Garden available now from Liquid Silver Books.
In the female dominated society of 2172, mating with a male, even to save the human race, is a distasteful task and one Healer Jahara Hriznek, has successfully avoided—until now. Brenimyn is a gifted breeding instructor at the Garden. Forced to copulate with all females who request his services, he is tired of the government enslaving men. He lives to find the one woman who will fulfill his destiny and help him bring about social equality for all people.
The Healer’s Garden chronicles the sexually explicit love story of these two people and their changing attitudes toward the social mores of their time. There are many at the Garden who oppose the burgeoning relationship between Brenimyn and Jahara and will fight to keep them apart, but just as many who think now is the time for the vision of equality for all genders to be realized. Can Jahara believe in her love of a man and follow Brenimyn into a battle to overthrow the sexist government? Will Brenimyn trust his heart and allow a woman to lead the fight to bring about the new world order?
It sounds like a great book, Nina, and I love the cover! Now a few nosy questions:
Where do you get the inspiration for your stories?
My background is teaching… and science at that. I’ve always analyzed and catalogued the world around me. After I retired from teaching I had to train myself to stop thinking like a scientist and think like a writer. It took me a couple of years to start doing this. Now, everything around me is inspiration. A line from a TV show or a song can start a whole “what if” scenario. A snippet of conversation overheard in the grocery store can start a landslide of ideas. From these little nuggets… whole stories emerge.
Plotter or Pantzer?
Total Pantzer. From the “what if” question I begin writing. Then I branch out and answer the questions that arise as I write. Eventually the characters flesh themselves out and I figure out who they are and what motivates them. And I keep writing. branch out from there. I have certain scenes I “see” as I’m writing and I can write toward those scenes, answering questions all along the way. The twists and turns just happen organically as the story unfolds.
What does your writing space look like?
I work at a desk in the family room with the television at my back. In the morning I listen to the morning news, but then it’s off for the rest of the day. There are stacks of papers on either side of the monitor. Mostly they contain information about submissions publishers are looking for or particularly good promo info I’ve gotten.
A stack of CDs with my backup books and emails is in the mix. A small notepad with daily word count productivity. At my feet is a yellow notepad and pencil filled with notes to myself about questions I may come up with or questions that require more information. And my coaster, usually with a mug. Coffee in the morning, hot water in the afternoon… glass of wine at night. Printer paper and scrap paper are on the top shelf above my monitor next to the aging printer.
What does your family think about you writing erotic romance?
I’m very fortunate in that my husband can talk about my books now without blushing. My children (all young adults) would like to read my books if I could just… umm… close the bedroom door!
If you could be any animal for just day, which one would you choose and why?
Without question… a cat. I’d lay in the sun all day and meow for attention and food and sleep some more. And be comfortable all curled up in the squished up blanket on the couch… heaven.
Thanks, Nina, and all the best with your book. You can visit Nina at her website or at her MySpace to learn more about her writing and books.