* Jacquelyn Frank: Author Override | UTC Reviews
* Skye Warren: Author Override
* Narrator Lorelei King: Interview
* Stephanie Tyler: Interview
* Carolyn Crane: Author Override | UTC Review
* J.T. Geissinger: Interview | UTC Review
* Men and Women of the Military Giveaway Hop
* Keri Arthur: Interview | UTC Reviews

Friday, 9 September 2011

Interview and Giveaway with Eve Berlin!

Welcome back, Maidens! We've got erotica author, Eve Berlin with us today chatting about her hot new release, Desire's Edge! If you don't know, Eve also writes under another pen name called Eden Bradley. You can check out more information on Eve here on her website!

Thank so much Eve for taking the time out of your schedule to be with us today! Congratulations on your newest release, Desire's Edge! What can readers expect from your latest book with Berkley Heat?

DESIRE’S EDGE is my second Heat book, and it’s definitely hot! The hero, Dante De Matteo, is the best friend of Alec from PLEASURE’S EDGE, so readers may have had a small peek at him before. My ‘Edge’ books are a little dark, very kinky, and very romantic. Some people think kink and romance are mutually exclusive, but I don’t agree at all! A couple exploring their darkest desires together makes for an extremely intense relationship, and that intensity is there between Dante and Kara.
Some of my favorite things about this book are:
~Dante. Spanish and Italian. Tall, dark and handsome.  That flawless blend of naturally dominant alpha male with a touch of gentleness. *girlish sigh*
~The scenes where he bends Kara over his desk and spanks her. What is it about this classic spanking scenario that’s so sexy?
~Dante’s li’l water fetish. There’s always something hot about sex in the shower.
~The romance! This is an incredibly romantic, emotional story.

Kara and Dante have amazing, sizzling chemistry! What would you say is the easiest part of making a relationship work? What's the hardest?
The easiest part is, perhaps, that chemistry—that’s just nature. The hard part is the rest-lol! I think the biggest obstacle in any relationship is working past our fears to allow that intimate connection.

What are your must haves when writing?
 Chocolate is a writer’s best friend! I also have to have absolute silence (I used to write to music, let it set the mood, but that hasn’t worked for the last year or so), and I must be at home, at my desk—I can’t go to a cafe and write, as so many writers do. I’m too easily distracted. The last thing is my fuzzy slippers, winter or summer.

Out of Dylan Ivory, the heroine of Pleasure's Edge and Kara Crawford of Desire's Edge, who would you say is closest to you in personality? 
Probably Dylan. She’s an erotica author, for one thing, but also Kara has a much lighter personality. She tends to be an optimist, very logical, while Dylan is darker, more creative and more emotional, even though she doesn’t like to admit it. We creative types are always a bit neurotic.

What are your favorite kind of books to read?
I like almost everything. I’m a long-time sci-fi fan and have always loved a good vampire story. I also love erotica and erotic romance, of course, as well as dark women’s fiction and the occasional sweet romance, and I adore a good romantic comedy. I’ve also been reading a ton of YA the last two years. I don’t have a favorite type of book—I just love a good story.

What's the most rewarding thing about being an author?
Getting feedback from readers, when they tell me something I’ve written has touched them in some way, whether I’ve made them cry, helped them process some issue they have in common with one of my characters, or helped them to feel that exploring their own desires is okay.

Temptation's Edge is your next book set to be released in 2012 with Berkley Heat. What can you tell us about this next installment?
TEMPTATION’S EDGE will be the most edgy of the Edge books. The heroine, Mischa, is a tattoo artist who owns a shop in San Francisco. She’s also Dylan’s best friend (she appeared in PLEASURE’S EDGE), and in this story she’s come to Seattle for a few weeks to help Dylan with wedding plans, and to look into opening another shop there. At Dylan and Alec’s engagement party she meets Connor, a friend of Alec’s from the Pleasure Dome, the BDSM club that appears in all of the Edge books. Connor is a big, gorgeous Irishman with a lovely accent and an even lovelier wicked streak. Mischa has experimented with some sensation and power play before, but she’s never met a man who can really make her want to submit—until Connor.
Things get complicated fast, and there’s a lot of tug-of-war—between the two of them, as well as for each of them individually as their growing feelings war with the baggage of their pasts. And in between there’s a lot of mind-blowing sex and sensual forays into extreme forms of kink.

Fun questions! Let's say Alec Walker (from Pleasure's Edge) and Dante De Matteo both asked you out on a date, which one out of the two would you say yes to and why?

No—don’t make me choose-lol! They’re both so damn sexy, and both those perfect doms—the kind who will spank you until you cry, then kiss your tears away. Of course, since I wrote them, they’re both different aspects of my fantasy man, so either would be perfect for me.  Can’t I have both?

If you could collaborate with another erotica author, who would you pick and why?
Tanith Lee. She writes the most gorgeous prose! I’d be star-struck into being totally mute (nearly impossible for me—I’m a talker!)  if she ever even spoke to me, since she’s my favorite author ever, but a girl can dream.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Eve is graciously giving away a Amazon gift card valued at $10! Open to everyone.

To enter, please:
1. Be a follower
2. Fill out form below


Book Savvy Babe said...

Great interview, I really enjoy learning about more authors! I am adding this series to my TBR, i love when erotic romances are actually romantic (don't mind the kinky either) Thanks for the contest too :) Book Savvy Babe

Elena said...

Dark, Kinky and Romantic? Well... Spank me sideways! This book is sold!

Thanks for the interview, I really enjoy it!

Y'all UTC Chicks Rock!

Ren said...

Love the interview! :D
My question for Ms Berlin are when you decide to be writer and why choose erotica as your books genre? And how to write a sizzling hot sex scene??


erin said...

Thanks for an awesome interview and giveaway!

BLHmistress said...

Nothing like a good story, I am the same way though sci fi which ironically used to be my favorite in school now is not quite much, it amazes me how our tastes can change.

If you got the chance to write with anyone who would it be?

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Great interview and I think Chocolate is every ones friend lol

Scorpio1974 said...

The review sounded good and now after reading the interview I'm even more intrigued! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity also!! =)

Valerie Long

S,E,Rs Awesomness said...

Great interview, and gosh Eve is bewdiful!

In Julie's Opinion said...

Oooohhhh, if you get to celebrate with Tanith Lee, take me with you!! I would love to celebrate with both of you, and I would really love to read your book!! Congrats :D

Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin said...

Hmm...sideways spankings...must use that for my next book. *G*
Ren-I started to write when I was 8-no erotica in those days-lol! But I come from a family of writers. Why erotica? Well-writing sex is fun! And I love that we are at our most raw and vulnerable when we're naked. That's when our deepest fears and emotions come out-and anything can happen!
How to write hot sex scenes? I could spend hours talking about that-I actually do workshops about writing sex. The most important things are, I think:
-remember to incorporate the five senses.
-response is every bit as important as who's sticking what, where.
-don't forget about what's happening with your characters emotionally during the scene.
I won't be here as much as I'd hoped today-I'm in the Carmel Valley to celebrate my dad's 80th birthday, so small family reunion and our cabins have no internet. Will try to check in later!
Eve/Eden :)

_yay_ said...

Oh my! Kinky AND romantic. I'm SO in. Congrats on the release :-)
Great interview!
_yay_ @ Book that Thing!

Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin said...

Kinky and romantic is always a good thing. :)

elaing8 said...

Great interview.And thanks for the sneak peak into Temptation's Edge.

Lexi said...

Chocolate is a girls best friend, I am indulging right now!
This book sounds hot, love the lead guys description yum.

Robin said...

Great interview, and your books look fantastic also!

Robin D
robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

Darlene said...

Dark, kinky, AND romantic?? Great combination! I'll have to definitely check out this series!!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Eden Bradley-Eve Berlin said...

I love the dark stuff! Dark emotionally, dark kink, and I also write a dark vampire series-my Midnight Playground books, where I mix a bit of all three. (Under Eden Bradley).
Thanks so much to the folks at Under the Covers for letting me visit today!
Eve/Eden :)

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

Chocolate is any females best friend! But I love the fuzzy slippers necessity!

SdyLion said...

Your series looks sexy and interesting. Must add it to the TBR stack. Great interview. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol L. said...

Forgot to say I commented on Author Interview for Eve Berlin. :(
Eve is a new Author but I absolutely love the sound of this book. Definitely have to read it.Thanks for the opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Pabkins said...

I love it when books take place "near me" it makes it so much more fun to read. Thanks for the interview!

Carmen Shaw said...

Great interview! I've never heard of this series before, but I'll definitely give it a try because it sounds good and seriously... I'd want a man that is so good that he can bring me to tears but be compassionate enough to wipe them away *swoons*

June M. said...

I have not read any of this series, or any of the authors "Eve" writings. I have read some of her "Eden" works and loved them. Looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Tyraa said...

Sounds like a winner for sure. Count me in!

Unknown said...

This was a great interview. Just reading about Dante is making me sweaty LOL! I love your must haves, sounds sooooo relaxing :) Great interview and thank you so much for the giveaway :)

Sheree said...

Great interview!

Tanith Lee writes erotica? I only have read her YA works like "Indigara". Is this another Tanith Lee?

winnie said...

Thanks for the interview! It was great getting to know a bit more about Eve and her books!

DANIELA said...

very interesting interview
thanks for the giveaway!

dany7578 at hotmail dot com