I’m simply Yvette Hines, some people call me SASSE or SASSE Yvette. I’m an erotica author who loves pleasurable hours between the sheets. Whether it is a blended tale of interracial lovers, the clandestine bite and wicked passion of a paranormal mates or the sting of a commanding whip against tender flesh. Even better, make my day and toss in two gorgeously, decadent men who only want to pleasure their woman. I write Short and Sexy, Sensual Erotica (SASSE). Occasionally, you may get a full length novel from me. However, life is too busy and most of us have more than one job, family and other activities that don’t allow us long hours to read any more.
I’m a member of Chesapeake Romance Writers, RWA and a proud RomVet. You can find out more about me at: http://yvettehines.com
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What inspires you to write?
I know everyone says life, but it is true. When you are a real writer, you will see something on television or hear a song on the radio, two people taking you at a restaurant and your mind starts to swirl with ideas. It is not the question of what inspires me to write it is…when is science coming out with a clone so I can write them all down at the same time.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m up at five am most mornings, including the weekend. I attempt to start right into my story where I left off the day before. If I am stuck in a scene I go back and read it from the start of the chapter to catch the flow. I stop writing around noon, except if I’m on deadline. I enjoy writing while the world is quite. My Muse seems to talk to me more at that time. Or maybe I’m less distracted to hear her.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh, yes, I listen and talk to my characters. Usually saying things like “Hey, I didn’t want you to go over there…what are you doing now.” Then I follow their lead. I find myself laughing and shocked at the things they put in my mind that they want to do. In the end, the readers love it so I guess I should learn to listen a lot quicker.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write. Write. Write. Go for the book you love first, because it may not be the one that sells but you can at least have it out of the way. Next hone your craft. Go to conferences, talk to seasoned readers but then work on your own voice that will make you different then any other writer.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
In 1998 when I first began writing. I attempted for four years to get into a big 10 house. However, when I had almost as many rejections as pages in my first novel, I started looking towards online houses. I was one of those precious few that gave it a chance. They said yes and it began my love of small press which turned into my love for indie writing. I loved being able to write what I wanted to write.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there is going to be a swing in the direction of major houses are going to begin to listen to the authors and what they truly desire to write. A lot of NY house authors are starting to self publish because they no longer want to be stuck in 10 – 15 book series. They are stepping out into knew genre’s of romance on the indie side and do extremely well. At times, better than books they have in NY. Readers will begin to see a lot more crossover between authors of varied genre’s in boxsets, anthologies and at conferences doing workshops.
What do you use?
Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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