About Sasha White:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sasha White writes modern erotic fiction with an edge of kink with the occasion foray into paranormal and science-fiction. White has published over thirty stories with publishers such as Kensington Aphrodisia, Berkley Heat, Avon, Black Lace, and Samhain Publishing, and is recognized as one the top authors of the genre. Pick up one of her stories, and enjoy something White Hot today.
What inspires you to write?
After over 20 years as a waitress/bartender, I now work full-time as a writer. I learned how to build well-developed, realistic characters from exploring cultures, including our own when serving millions of drinks to millions of people. I’ll talk to pretty much anyone, and more importantly, listen to them. And then I’ll get inspired to tell stories.
My biggest author inspirations are probably Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, and Jennifer Estep. I read them when I’m looking for a great story, but I learn something every time as well. They build such complete worlds full of great characters with story lines that inspire and satisfy. I strive to do that as well, even though I write in a different genre.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a seat-of-the-pantster who very much wants to be a plotter. LOL I feel like life would be easier if I could plot, but it’s not really in me to do so, and when I try, I just get frustrated and fall behind.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have published over thirty stories with publishers such as Kensington Aphrodisia, Berkley Heat, Avon, Black Lace, and Samhain Publishing through my career. Especially when you are starting out, I feel like the right publisher can be a wonderful thing, and an amazing support system. Now I am self-publishing re-branded and refreshed editions of my books.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
In the last couple of years, the lines between Erotica and Erotic Romance have disappeared. I’m not sure if it’s just because people got lazy and found Erotic Romance too long of a genre name, or what, but it’s very frustrating when this lack of knowledge causes people to judge something unfairly.
The subgenre of Erotic Romance (ER) has been booming for a while now, and with it’s newfound popularity, it sometimes gets confused with Erotica. Readers and writers alike are confused because each publisher seems to have a different idea of what is what. It’s easy to say that the difference between the two is how they end. That ER ends with a “happily ever after” (HEA) and Erotica doesn’t. Or that ER is more story and more love, and erotica is more sex and less emotions. But things just aren’t that simple.
Now, regular old romance now is a lot hotter than it used to be. So much hotter that I wouldn’t hesitate to classify a lot of my work as contemporary romance and not just erotic romance – but the basics still hold true.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: modern erotic romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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