One is not really an established erotica writer until one has a short story published in a Cleis Press anthology (no one’s rules, but my own), therefore I’m extremely thrilled that Tenille Brown accepted my story ‘Lovely Rita’ to grace the pages (amidst a slew of fellow established erotica authors) of her new book Can’t Get Enough. I feel as though I have arrived somewhere special. Thank you, Tenille! 😉 I’ve invited Tenille to answer my usual high-brow Q&A questions and tell us a bit more about her new anthology. (I’ll post an excerpt of my own story next week.) Take it away, Tenille!
1. Sell us your book in one sentence.
Can’t Get Enough is a literary buffet of carnal delights.
2. Favourite line (or paragraph) from ‘Can’t Get Enough’.
Hands down, it’s from Tamsin Flowers’ story, and it’s:
It’s those damned cobbles. They get me everytime.
3. Last book that blew you away?
It had to be Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden, but… she blows me away every single time.
4. Which celebrity is at number one of your imaginary to-do list?
*coughs* Lenny Kravitz
5. What’s your favourite sexy song?
Adore by Prince. I get all tingly every single time I hear it.
6. What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of achieving the current balance I have in my life, being there for my family, and following my life’s passion and purpose – writing.
7. Who’s your favourite TV Character?
It’s a toss up between Lafayette from True Blood and Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory.
8. Which author’s books are a must-read?
Bernice L. McFadden, Alison Tyler, Fiona Zedde, Wally Lamb, Eric Jerome Dickey, Tiffany Reisz… I could go on and on, lol.
9. Anything else you want us to know?
I’m pleasantly surprised at how well Can’t Get Enough is doing. I can’t thank everyone for supporting me and my first collection.
10. What’s next for you?
I have a few stories coming out in a few collections. I am working on a full length project and working on pitches for more anthologies and the rest, I’ll leave to the universe.
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Tenille Brown is a southern, shoe shopping, wine drinking writer who has been publishing her fiction and erotica for over a decade. She has edited her first anthology, Can’t Get Enough and her stories have appeared online on such webzines and in over fifty print anthologies including.