Saturday, March 26, 2011

Indigo Skye Weekend on this Blog

This weekend I’m host author Indigo Skye as she celebrates the release of her debut erotica novel, Her Captive Muse.

I’m featuring an interview with Indigo (below) and tomorrow I will be posting an excerpt of her new release. So check it out and stay tuned. Also, Indigo is having a contest to win a copy of her new book. You can check out how to enter below.

Welcome Indigo. I certainly hope your blog tour is a success and I’d like to thank you for stopping by my blog for the weekend. So let’s get to the grilling:

Q: When did you start writing and how many novels have you published?

A: I’ve been a voracious reader since I was a kid. Since I could pick up a crayon and scribble my name, I always wanted to be a writer- nothing else will satisfy my soul. I’ve had a million day jobs- but they’re just that, day jobs. Writing is my passion.

I’m celebrating the release of my first novel, Her Captive Muse, with a fabulous blog tour. Her Captive Muse was released in January by Noble Romance Publishers, as part of their steamy new Erotica line. Last fall, my short story “True Confession” was published in the erotica anthology, Uniform Behavior. I’ve got some hot new projects in the works, and I’m hosting lots of contests and giveaways for my blog tour. Visit my blog for details at

Q: Was there someone in your family, a teacher, or perhaps a favorite book, that inspired you to begin writing?

A: When I was a kid, there was scarcely a time when I didn’t have my nose in a book. I’d climb the tree in our front yard and read all afternoon, imagining my own endings for favorite stories. In elementary school, I was lucky enough to have an excellent librarian. She was a fantastic story-teller who really made books come alive- she did different voices, or dressed in costume. On Halloween, she’d decorate the library with plastic rats and fake spider-webs and dress up as a witch, and scare us out of our wits with a spooky ghost story. It’s one of my favorite memories of school.

As a girl, I always enjoyed faerie tales most, and that’s still true of my tastes today. I love Alice Hoffman’s work. I think she is absolutely brilliant. Her sense of the magic in everyday life really resonates with me.

Q: Who are the authors who most influence you today?

A: Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, Janet Fitch, Mary Karr, The Brothers Grimm, Melissa Banks, Helen Fielding, Anais Nin… I could go on for days, and still not name all my favorites.

Q: Do you need to be in a specific place or atmosphere before the words flow? How many hours a day/week do you write?

A: I love to write in bed, but truly I can write anywhere, anytime. I prefer to write my first drafts in longhand- I’m old school. I usually work online for a few hours each morning, updating my blog and networking on Twitter. Follow my tweets here for up-to-the-minute news on all things Indigo…
I’m a night owl, so I do a lot of work on new creative projects after dark. My Muses keep antisocial hours. I usually write for a few hours each night in bed, unless I’m otherwise occupied!

Q: What’s the strangest source of inspiration you’ve found for a story?

A: I often find my inspiration in dreams. Sometimes I will dream an entire plot, a little mind-movie just for me. Characters appear in my mind, fully fleshed out and ready to make trouble. They surprise me by falling in love, robbing a bank, shooting up heroin in a park. I try to jot down my dreams upon waking, and recommend other writers do the same. You never know when inspiration will strike, so it’s best to be prepared. I carry a notebook in my purse at all times, so I’ll be ready for a visit from my Muses anytime.

Q: What is your inspiration behind writing hot erotica stories?

A: I’ve always been blessed with a dirty mind, and I have a very active imagination. My recent stint as a Phone-Sex Goddess has provided me with a lot of hot material for erotic stories. Some very sexy guys shared their wildest fantasies with me during those calls, and I’m currently penning a tell-all book about my experiences called Dialing with Sticky Fingers: Confessions of a Phone-Sex Goddess.

Q: Your debut book, Her Captive Muse, has garnered several excellent reviews. Can you tell us about it?

A: It’s always fabulous to hear from my fans! Getting a good review always makes my day. Her Captive Muse isn’t your typical romance-novel fare, and I think that’s why people have responded so well.

My characters break all the rules. Brendan Delaney, my leading man, is nobody’s knight in shining armor. He’s an anti-hero: a junkie, a street kid with a knack for finding trouble and making bad decisions. He’s not the type to ride in on a white charger and rescue a damsel in distress- in fact, he’ll be lucky if he can save himself!

Q: Does all your writing fall into a particular genre, or do you write in multiple genres?

A: I write erotica, poetry, nonfiction, humor, literary fiction, articles and interviews- anything that inspires me at a given moment. I try not to limit myself- I find it stifles my creative work when I try to define it.

Q: So, if you don’t mind sharing, would you tell us about your latest work in progress?

A: I am thrilled to the recent resurgence of fey literature and art. I love the art of Brian Froud, Jessica Galbreth, and Amy Brown, and find faerie tales very inspiring. Some of my favorite writers like Isabel Allende and Alice Hoffman do a wonderful job of incorporating magical realism into their work.

Right now, I’m writing a dark erotic faerie tale of my own, entitled The Blackthorn Key- it’s still a work-in-progress, but I think it’s shaping up into something exciting. I’ve taken some of the traditional elements of fairy tales and turned them on their head, creating a strong and active heroine, Liesl, who is sure to engage readers. Unlike other fairy-tale princesses, like Snow White, Cinderella and Rapunzel, she isn’t content to wait for Prince Charming to rescue her. She’s determined to find happily ever after on her own terms.

Q: Out of all the stories you’ve written, which is your favorite and why?

A: I have a special place in my heart for my short story “Cherry-Boy,” the story of a young man’s first time. This is the first short story I ever published. It made me feel like a real writer to see my byline. I love the characters, and it’s very sexy in a sweet and innocent way. I’ve always fantasized about deflowering a hot young stud- this story let me explore that fantasy to my heart’s delight.

Q: Name a book or movie written by someone else that you wish you had written, and why that one?

A: I wish I had written A Spy in the House of Love, by Anaïs Nin. It’s a brilliant, edgy book of erotic short fiction that never fails to deliver. I also wish I’d written the Stanley Kubrick film, Eyes Wide Shut. It’s so sexy and depraved, dark and dreamy- right up my alley.

Q: If you could offer one tidbit of advice for new writers, what would it be?

A: Don’t take rejection letters and bad reviews personally. Learn what you can, then burn the offending pages in effigy and go write another story.

Q: Do you own a Nook, Kindle or IPAD? How do you feel about the growing trend of ebooks?

A: I don’t own one yet, but I’m shopping around. I’m excited about the new opportunities ebooks present for emerging authors. I like the idea behind it, but I’m a Luddite at heart- nothing will ever replace my worn-to-pieces copy of a favorite novel, coffee-stained and creased, dog-eared and rippled from being dropped in the bathtub. The feel and smell of a book, the sensual experience of turning each new page, will never be equaled by a mere machine.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

A: Is “hot sex” a hobby? Laughing.
I also enjoy watching the stars, exploring Anasazi ruins, drumming, dancing, and hiking in the mountains with my dog.

Q: Had you not become an accomplished writer, what other occupation would you have most liked to tackle?

A: Rock star.

Q: Do you enjoy writing, I mean, do you find it fun?

A: I love it. It’s the best job in the world. I can go to work in my pajamas, if I want- or nothing at all! I write all my first drafts by hand, so I can work anywhere- on a mountaintop or beside a raging river, in bed or on the beach- even in the tub!

Q: What, more than anything else, fills you with rage?

A: Crimes against words- censorship, plagiarism, and piracy- enrage me.

Q: Can you tell us something about the place you call home?

A: Home is where my art is. I live in the American Southwest, surrounded by vast mountains and mysterious deserts. No matter where I travel, this place will always hold an important place in my heart. It has inspired my work for years.

Q: Anything else you’d like to share?

A: Thank you so much for hosting me, Alan. I enjoyed your insightful and probing questions. I really appreciate this opportunity to share my work with your readers. To show my gratitude, I’ll be giving away a copy of my e-book, Her Captive Muse, to one lucky commenter on this site.

For a chance to win, just answer this question in the comments section below. “What’s your favorite position?” Be sure to include your email address so I can get in touch! I’ll announce the winner next week on Indigo Skye: Ink and Art. Good luck!

Buy Link for Her Captive Muse-
Buy Link for Uniform Behavior-

Author Bio:
Indigo Skye is a writer and photographer living in the American Southwest. Her first novel, Her Captive Muse, was released by Noble Romance Publishers in January. Her work has been widely published online. Last fall, her short story “True Confession” was published in the anthology Uniform Behavior. A full list of her published works is available on her blog, Indigo Skye: Ink and Art-

Contact Information for Indigo Skye-
Buy Links for Her Captive Muse-

Book Blurb-
When Brendan Delaney answered an ad for an artist's model, he was looking for an easy way to earn some extra cash. But Morgan Roan wanted more than just a model. Soon, Brendan finds himself caught in a web of deception and desire, lust and betrayal—her captive muse. What price pleasure?

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