Steam Scenes Ep 16: Writing redemption with Eliza Peake

Subscribe on Apple | Stitcher | Spotify   Author and fellow podcaster Eliza Peake is this week’s guest! We tackle writing redemption stories, discuss how emotion needs to drive the sex scenes, and dig into using music as inspiration for those steamy bits. Check...

Steam Scenes Ep 15: Dissecting Alpha A Holes with Sasha Summers

  Subscribe on Apple | Stitcher | Spotify Sasha Summers writes the gamut of heat levels: from inspirational to super steamy. We dig deep into the alpha male psyche and discuss the fine line between alpha and a*#hole. Plus, shifters! And cowboys! And Greek gods!...

Steam Scenes Ep 14: Killing Bosses with Krissy Daniels

  Subscribe on Apple | Stitcher | Spotify Krissy Daniels writes dark and beautiful romances about damaged men and women finding love against the odds. She shares insight how she finds inspiration all around her (including the inspiration for her the fabulously...

Steam Scenes Ep 13: Writing BDSM with Sascha Illyvich

Subscribe on Apple | Stitcher | Spotify Sascha Illyvich’s, called the gentleman playboy of romance, joins me for this episode! He shares his insight on writing male characters, the line between erotic and romance, and the importance of doing your research when writing...

Steam Scenes Ep 12: Undressing with Gina Danna

Subscribe on Apple | Stitcher | Spotify Historical romance writer Gina Danna joins Steam Scenes for a conversation about writing period romances: from Roman gladiators to vampire pirates to Regency gigolos. Plus, I get a crash course in Civil War fashion. Crotchless...

Steam Scenes Ep. 11: Plantsing with Anne Kemp

Anne Subscribe on Apple | Stitcher | Spotify Anne Kemp writes sweet romance but in her next book, her characters will be ripping off their clothes. There’s just one problem. Writing the naughty bits make her laugh. We try to figure out what blocks us when we write our...

Words, marvelous words

Here’s the word count update you didn’t ask for. My word count was off this month. L Not way off, but the added day job work (yay $$) took its toll on my writing. Not entirely unexpected but I was hoping to do better. BUT! The good news (well, good news for writing)...

“We’re All Mad Here”

Today is World Mental Health Day and I am thinking of my mother. She was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when I was a newborn. It was her second nervous breakdown — the first was when she was in college. Maybe it was the physical strain of two pregnancies in...

Behind The Music: Rafe Davis

When I create my characters, I have a general idea of who they may resemble. Often it’s a mix of people: people I know, celebrities, etc. But where Rafe was concerned, it was simply one person: Lenny Kravitz. Lenny had me hooked when the minute I first his trippy,...