The Evie Hunter Interview and Giveaway: Evie Interviews Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley

The Evie Hunter Interview – Evie Hunter interviews Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley.
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Ladies, you’ve been hiding behind the naughty persona of Evie Hunter for two years now. How has it changed your lives?

Eileen: Well, for one thing, I have the perfect excuse when I’m caught doing anything wicked. “It’s research. Of course I’m not enjoying wearing a corset and hitting someone with a flogger. I’m suffering for my art.”

Caroline: I’m more conscious of how a real erotica writer should live thanks to you, Evie. So I’ve bought more lingerie. And shoes. Lots of shoes.

You’ve written four books and six novellas together since 2012. Apart from exhausted, how does it feel?

Caroline: Relieved that it’s done. We’ve proven to ourselves that we can write to order and meet crazy deadlines. I gave up TV, newspapers and cleaning (laughs). Now, I plan to battle the dust bunnies.

Eileen: Knackered. After I take a few deep breaths, I’m going to move house, talk to my family, read books and maybe do the odd bit of housework.

Two authors working together. That’s unusual, isn’t it? Do you argue a lot when you’re writing?

Eileen: We kill each other. We argue over everything from the location of a bath to the choreography of a car crash to how kinky we can go. You have no idea how much stuff Caroline makes me leave out of the books.

Caroline: We fight like cat and dog, usually while we’re plotting or working on character development for a story. People have moved tables in coffee shops to get away from us.

How do you write the naughty bits? Is it embarrassing to write the smexy stuff together?

Caroline: Eileen is the more adventurous of the two of us. (Laughs) As for writing the naughty bits, we both do our fair share. If one of us isn’t up to writing hot stable sex or a bondage scene, the other will pick up.

Eileen: I go somewhere crowded, get a glass of wine to lower my inhibitions a bit and tell myself that no one will read any of the filthy stuff I’m writing. And as soon as I’m finished, I fire it over to Caroline.

I know my name is on the cover, but tell the readers about your latest book, The Pleasures of Spring?

Caroline: Roz Spring is the kind of woman who always lands on her feet, but when she witnesses a murder she’s forced to go into hiding. And that’s how she meets Andy McTavish. He’s turned his back on a life of wealth and privilege to prove himself in the world of international security, but Andy needs a fake fiancée to get his parents off his back. They’re a match made in heaven (or hell). Andy is the ultimate seducer and Roz is a woman who can’t be tamed. When they get together, stand back and watch the sparks fly.

Eileen: I love Andy and Roz. They are both so used to getting their own way, and neither will give an inch. Roz is planning to pull of the biggest swindle possible and Andy is determined to stop her.

What inspired you to write your first book?

Caroline: A painting by Robert Ryan. I went to see it in the gallery every week. One form of art can often inspire another. Eventually, I bought it.

Eileen: As a joke, I wrote a short story in writing class about how Sarah Palin was really a space vampire. My teacher said, “That’s very good, make a book out of it.” I swallowed, nodded and did. Even then, my kinky tendencies showed. My space vampire mated three males to one female.

How realistic are the books? Are they based on people you know, or experiences in your own lives?

Eileen: Obviously, our heroes are a bit hotter than the average guy you’ll meet on a night out and our heroines have better figures than we do, but apart from that, the books are all based on real people and real experiences. We put our asses on the line to make sure they are accurate.

When you’re not writing erotica, what do you write?

Caroline: Romance/Paranormal/Sci-fi

Eileen: Historical and SF and romance.

Who is your favourite hero in the Pleasures Series?

Caroline: Mmmm it’s a toss up between Andy and Jack. Our readers loved Jack so much that we had to bring him back for The Pleasures of Spring.

Eileen: I sort of have a soft spot for Hall.

Will there be more Evie Hunter books?

Caroline: Yes. We have plans for another Evie Hunter novella later this year

Do you have any advice for other writers who want to embark on a career in erotic romance?

Caroline: Write every day. Finish it – you can’t edit nothing. Writing sex is hard (pardon the pun) and badly written sex scenes are truly awful. If you’re not comfortable, then don’t do it.

Eileen: Put yourself inside the skin of your character. A writer is not a video camera. Writing erotica is about feeling what your character feels, physically and emotionally. The funny and the dirty stuff as well as the pure emotions. And tell yourself that your mother will never read it.

About the Author: Evie Hunter is actually two authors, Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley, who met at a creative writing workshop in Dublin in 2010. Eileen adores Regency romance while Caroline loves to write sexy sci-fi and paranormal stories.

On discovering that they shared a secret passion for erotic fiction and had scarily similar taste in books, they became the best of friends. Caroline’s fondness for compulsive cleaning and serious addiction to chocolate is countered by Eileen’s hatred of all sweet things and her ability to write almost anywhere there is room for her laptop.

Together, they got a chance to co-write a series of erotic novellas for an American publisher. When they completed the second one without killing each other, they decided to take on something bigger.
In 2012, they abandoned their families and locked themselves into a haunted house for the summer to write THE PLEASURES OF WINTER. Eventually, they emerged into daylight, saying ‘Never again’.

Thankfully, it didn’t last for long. THE PLEASURES OF SUMMER and THE PLEASURES OF AUTUMN followed in 2013. Their latest book, THE PLEASURES OF SPRING is available in April 2014.

4_24 Pleasures of SpringHe picked up her hand where it grasped the water glass, felt her pulse and looked into her eyes. ‘You don’t want a man with manners. You want someone who will let you walk on the wild side, who knows what you’re really like …’

Roz Spring is an actress and a chameleon, the kind of woman who always lands on her feet. But even Roz can’t talk her way out of witnessing a murder, and she must go into hiding before the murderer comes for her.

Andy McTavish has turned his back on a life of privilege to prove himself in the world of international security. Tall, dark and dangerous, Andy is the ultimate seducer who has never met a woman who can tame him.

Roz needs his protection and, to get his family off his back, Andy needs a fake fiancée. The solution is obvious: pretend to be a couple. Getting up close and personal won’t be hard, as the chemistry between them is electrifying.

As two practiced charmers drive each other beyond the limits of sensual endurance, they find their usual defences are no good. When the barriers come crashing down, a raw passion emerges that neither wants to admit.

They know that when the murderer shows his hand, they will face a fight for life and freedom. And if they survive, what will happen when the need to pretend is over?

The Pleasures of Spring is the latest sizzling standalone novel from Evie Hunter whose trademark combination is an addictive erotic story and a page-turning plot. If you’re an Evie fan, you won’t be disappointed. And if you’re new to Evie, well, you’re in for quite the delicious treat…

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Comments

  1. Fun interview

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  2. Elise-Maria Barton says:

    Great interview! Eileen, you know you’re a bad girl deep down. I remember those twitter posts with the spoons and spatulas! Trolling the housewares department for spanking implements, smh and lol. I love love love this series of books and Jack is still one of my fave bbf <3

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