Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sex. Love. Repeat. by Alessandra Torre: Book Blitz with Interview

 






Can you tell our readers about yourself and your background/career before you published your first book?

Hmmm….let’s see.  I’m 29, married for seven years and live in a small beach town in Florida.  I read as much as I can – I have a young stepson, and spend a lot of time building Legos, playing laser tag, and trying to improve my skills at Modern Warfare.  My husband and I spend a lot of time working on our house, which is in the last stages of renovation.
 
What inspired you to begin writing? Were you hesitant to take that leap?

Stephen King’s book “On Writing” was the catalyst to get me to actually put pen to paper.  When I sat down to write, the characters and plot of Blindfolded Innocence just poured out.  Six weeks later, I self-pubbed it. I had very low expectations for Blindfolded.  I loved the story, and was attached to the characters, but I had no idea of whether the book was any good.  Given the erotic nature of the story, I didn’t send it out to any friends or family to get feedback, so I really ‘put it out there’ in hopes of getting some kind of feedback. That’s one of the great things about self-publishing, you can publish something, get feedback, and then make changes and fix issues.

 

Who are some of your favorite authors and why?

I have been a bookworm since age eight.  I read a little bit of everything.  My favorite authors include John Grisham, Kristin Hannah, Jennifer Cruisie, Gillian Flynn, and J.D. Robb.  But that list is constantly changing and expanding.  I like any author who steps outside the norm and surprises me.
 

Sex Love Repeat has a love triangle, a type of story you personally hate. Was it strange writing that type of story?

It was frustrating, because I had no idea where I wanted the book to end. This is not a normal love triangle, where the girl goes back and forth trying to decide which guy to choose. There is not that aspect to the book. I don’t know how to explain it without giving anything away, but it has a different vibe. I DID like writing a love triangle, because it was like writing two love stories at one time. Plus, it allowed me to include LOTS of sex.
 

Where do you see yourself in terms of your career in the next five to ten years?

I hope to publish three to four books a year and develop a regular reader base.  My ten-year goal is to have a movie made from one of my books. And make the New York Times list, but I’m hoping it doesn’t take ten years to get there!







Sex, Love, Repeat
Pub Date: December 1st, 2013
Length: 55,000 words – 212 pages

 

I love two men. I screw two men. I am in a relationship with them both, and they are both aware there is another. That is all they need to know, that is all I let them know. They don’t need to know a name; they don’t need to know anything, but that they are not alone in my heart. 

They have accepted the situation. Stewart, because his life is too busy for the sort of obligations that are required in a relationship. Paul, because he loves me too much to tell me no. And because my sexual appetite is such that one man has trouble keeping up. 

So we exist, two parallel relationships, each running their own course, with no need for intersection or conflict. It works for us, for them, and for me. I don’t expect it to be a long-term situation. I know there is an expiration date on the easy perfection of our lives. 

I should have paid more attention, should have looked around and noticed the woman who watched it all. She sat in the background and waited, tried to figure me out. Saw my two relationships, the love between us, and the moment that it all fell apart. 

She loves them. I love them. 

And they love me. 

Everything else hangs in the balance.
 

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Price: $2.99 (initial price, will increase to $3.99 after initial promo)
 
 

 

Alessandra Torre is a author who focuses on contemporary erotica. Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was published in July 2012, and was an Erotica #1 Bestseller for two weeks.

Alessandra lives on the beach in Florida and is married, with one young child. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and playing with her dogs. Her favorite authors include Lisa Gardner, Gillian Flynn, and Jennifer Crusie.

Learn more about Alessandra on her website at www.alessandratorre.com.

 

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