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Sunday, September 25, 2011

AfterDark's Interview with Dawne Prochilo

AfterDark World is happy to interview one of the hottest erotic writers and bloggers of all time. From Room 11 to Sex Marks the G-Spot Blog, I introduce Dawne Prochilo, and yes blondes can have more fun, especially in writing.

1. Thank you for giving me the wonderful opportunity to interview you. Before we get started could you please tell us a little bit about yourself?

I am a mother of three grown children, an author and writer, a wife and all-around people person. I have six novels out now, three more scheduled for release in October and one in November and four more on contract for 2012. When not buried in promotions, edits or writing, you can find me in the kitchen cooking and baking- my second love. I also do book reviews for three sites and adult toy reviews for two online companies.
2. How long have you been writing erotic stories, and what other genres do you write?
I have been officially writing erotic since the summer of 2010. I have two erotic romance  novels available through Secret Cravings Publishing (Room 11 and Rachel's Desire) and three more erotic novels coming out in the fall of 2011. I also write contemporary romance and have one sweet, sensual romance being re-released in November 2011.
3. How do your friends and families feel about your writing?
Some friends don't know while others congratulate me and love my writing. The family is another story. My husband is my first editor and critique and loves my work. I've surprised him on a few occasions with my writing style and imagination. As for my children- my oldest (a son) knows I write and what I write but is ignorant to what it actually is. My oldest daughter loves reading my work and always asks about it. My youngest daughter seems a tad bit embarrassed that I write what I do. She even goes as far as to lay down my novel covers that are on display in the house when her friends come over to the house. My parents (OMG) know I write, see my novel covers and choose to ignore it, I think.
4. When you read other people’s stories, what are you looking for to keep you interested? Are you looking for the excitement, romance, comedy, or etc?
I need to see a connection with the characters. Granted erotic romance has a stereotype of being classified as pornography but I need to see a storyline. To me erotic romance must have a plot with sex as the secondary story. If an author succeeds with that scenario, then I am hooked. I've noticed some humor being exhibited in many new erotic romance authors and I love it. If you can make me (Miss Sarcasm) laugh, job complete.
5. I understand you’re a blog guru. Why don’t you give the readers the difference about your blogs, for example, “Open Book” vs. “Sex Marks The G-Spot”? If there are any more blogs to include, please fill us in?
My husband has nicknamed me the Blog Whore- lol. I'm always on blogs looking for book reviews to post, submission calls and any other unusual post that may draw interest. I spend about 3-4 hours a day scouring blogs and posts.
An Open Book is my personal blog where I participate in Six Sentence Sunday, post reviews of books I've read, my adult toy reviews and step up onto my soapbox when the need arises.
Sex Marks the G-Spot is a blog I started in April 2011, for upcoming authors and adult content writers to showcase their work, whether published or not. We were all at that starting point and it's a great place for exposure.

Other blogs I oversee include Sensual 'n Secret, Romance Writers Behaving Badly, I participate in Simply Erotic Reviews and The WM Review Connection and many more. You can always find me somewhere blogging.
6. In a short synopsis, please tell us about your book His Holiday Seduction?
My next release is with Romance Divine called His Holiday Seduction- which is part of the publishers' holiday releases (release date is October 8). It's basically a story about two neighbors who fantasize about each other but neither takes it upon themselves to act. One snowy night before the holidays events happen and so do they. Nice sensual moments with a HEA.
7. What inspired you to write your story (title of book )?
Like Room 11 and Rachel's Desire, the story lines just popped into my head and I ran with it. Titles are an after thought for me, the last detail of a book. I usually have some idea of a tentative title but generally as I'm writing, a phrase or word will hit me and I'll say, “Yeah, that's a good title.”
8. Do you have any further projects coming up?
Oh yes, do I ever. After His Holiday Seduction, I have a free read with Romance Divine and their authors coming out and with Rebel Ink, I have a Claw Marks short novella in an anthology called Insatiable Kate scheduled for release in October. Then in November, my re-release of On Her Own with Secret Cravings is due out.
I'm also working on a few anthologies with fellow erotic romance author Jodi Olson and I have a few more authors that I've been mulling ideas over with but first I have to fulfill contract obligations to NNP and Ravenous Romance for 2012.

9. In the time that you have been writing erotic stories, what kind of characters do you always enjoy writing about? (the hero/heroine, dom/sub, or etc?)
I am a hero and heroine addict- I love to mix the love/hate relationship with a budding, yet hot, romance. But in addition to that, I believe having the traditional antagonist adds such a great value to any good story. There has to be roadblocks and obstacles for the happy couple.
10. So what was the toughest project have you ever had to face, but was proud with your kind of work?
Believe it or not, it wasn't a novel. It was a recent submission that was requested of me for USA TODAY. I was contacted by an editor to write an article for their Your Life Magazine about the changes in erotic romance novels and the e-publishing world. I was confident at first but as the deadline loomed, I freaked out. I have over a decade of newspaper writing experience, but this was USA TODAY- I think my freaked out was justified. No edits were done and it's out right now. That is my proudest moment in my writing career to date.
11. What advice would you give to other writers of erotica, especially to those that are starting out?
Remain positive and find author groups for support. Romance authors are the greatest people- full of information and always ready to assist. Barter skills for promoting and get your name out there.

12. Where can your books be purchased, and if you have a website, blog, or networking sites where people can follow you and your work?
Thank you so much, I had a great time interviewing you.

Excerpt from His Holiday Seduction
Hunter started unbuttoning Dani's blouse. The soft pink fabric was smooth and barely covered the fact she was wearing a dark bra beneath. His fingers fumbled with the buttons until she interceded and took control. Within seconds she had all the buttons undone, revealing a lacy black bra against her soft skin. Incredible came to mind when thinking of her breasts. Hunter was awestruck by the ampleness of her bosom. He'd fantasized about cupping them with his hands and sucking them with his mouth for months.
When she finished with her blouse, she lowered her hands to his waistband and undid his belt with his jeans zipper and button following. His hands slid over her breasts, finding their way around her and unclasping her bra. The confines of her bra opening, her breasts released in glory. His hands greedily began cupping until his fingers found the nipples. His fingers tweaked and twisted the hard tip causing an eruption in her throat.
“Oh God Hunter. Don't stop.” Her hands slid in between his jeans, cupping his ass.
He knew she was hot and ready but he wanted to increase the anticipation and bring her to the height of arousal before he finally made love to her.
“Take your pants off.” Hunter told her.
She kissed him passionately, removing her hands from his body and started unzipping her pants. She slid them over her full hips as Hunter slid his hands over her waist, enjoying the curves. She stepped out of her pants as his fingers eased between her skin and the thong. His fingers hooked the fabric and slowly started lowering them. Her hands went back to trying to remove his jeans.
“Let me,” he said, parting their lips. He leaned down and took his jeans off while Dani finished removing her thong. She stood before him naked and Hunter released a sigh. “Damn, you are sexy.”
Dani blushed. “Let me see you.” Dani arched her neck back to kiss him. “I want to make love to you now.”
“And you will,” he replied kissing her back. He stepped away, removing his tee-shirt, revealing muscular biceps and a toned upper body.
“Mmm,” Dani murmured, laying one hand on his torso and caressing his muscles.
Hunter quickly removed his underwear, tossing them aside as Dani approached him causing him to fall back onto the recliner. She hoisted one leg up and straddled him, settling onto his lap. His cock was hard and Dani carefully arranged her body to hover over the stiff member. With one hand, she stroked his prick, allowing the tip to flutter against her moist pussy.
Hunter moaned, placing his hands on her waist.


  1. Great interview you two. Wonderful questions and terrific answers.
    Ray I do believe you are becoming quite comfortable as an interviewer ;-)
    *bites n kisses*

  2. Again TY Ray- I've been looking forward to this morning to see your interview with me

    And thank you for this opportunity- look forward to working together more in the future

    Dawne P

  3. Fantastic Interview Ray. Dawne is just amazing and a pleasure to know.

  4. Titles: I'm the same way. All of a sudden, a certain phrase or word will jump out at me 'Hey, I'm the perfect title!'

    I need to find that USA Today article. Awesome interview!

  5. Great interview! The excerpt is sizzling, too. Makes me want the book. Well done.

  6. Great interview and sizzling excerpt! Can't wait to read the whole story :)

  7. Very nice interview, and I've gotta say the blog looks fantastic! Dawne is one busy woman! I've reviewed some of her stuff, and actually got to be friends after reviewing her novel Crape Myrtle when it first came out! Very much looking forward to more of her writing! Go Dawne!

  8. Great interview Ray and Dawne you are one seriously talented and busy woman

  9. TY everyone who has commented- and again- TY Ray for having me here today


  10. You are very welcome Dawne. Thank you for giving me the wonderful opportunity to interview you and I look forward in working with you in the future. Also, I would like to thank everyone else for the wonderful comments on the interview.