Anne Rainey

An ENE Interview with author Anne Rainey


Author Bio:

Anne lives in a small town way out in the middle of no-where-ville. She is a gorgeous blonde with wonderful curves and a money tree in the backyard. She never wants for anything and she always loves everyone. Of course, she wasn't always this way.

It all started on one Rainey day, as she was sitting on her comfy couch, reading a romance novel and sipping a hot chocolate. She realized the book she was reading seemed to lack a certain 'vavavoom!'. Thus, the talented, beautiful, and rich Anne Rainey was born.

Clearly, Anne is a mere figment. A ghostly figure that pops in and out of my head like a drive-by author. Nevertheless, I do so love it when she's visiting, because her imagination really is wickedly delicious! She'll bring you fantasies and erotic delights that will have you grabbing the ice water!


ENE: Why do you write?

ANNE: It's a passion. I don't write for fame or fortune, I just enjoy creating fun characters and tossing them into intense situations, then watching them fall in love.


ENE: When did you start writing? What did you write?

ANNE: I started writing about six years ago. I wrote a few poems for my daughters for Valentine's Day. Later, I discovered I wanted to write stories.


ENE: Who are your favorite authors of fiction?

ANNE: Too many to count! Lori Foster, Stephen King, Shannon McKenna, J. R. Ward, Susan Sizemore, Greg Iles, Lucy Monroe, Christine Feehan, Jaid Black, S. L. Carpenter, Janice name a few.


ENE: What stimulates your muse?

ANNE: Everything! I find inspiration in movies, TV shows, magazines. Watching people at the store. There's never a shortage of plots and characters to play with. In fact, I usually have too many! LOL


ENE: Do you ever get writer's block? How do you deal with it?

ANNE: No. Sometimes I write myself into a situation that I can't get myself out of, but usually if I give it a day I can figure out what I've done wrong, then fix it.


ENE: Is erotica porn?

ANNE: ABSOLUTELY NOT! Porn has no plot, it's sex. Emotions aren't involved, love has no place in porn. With erotica there's a storyline, passion and drama. It's classy. Two separate things all together.


ENE: Do you allow others to read your work while it is being written?

ANNE: I do have a few trusted individuals who read my first drafts and help me with content and plot holes.


ENE: What advice would you give romance and erotica fiction writers about getting published?

ANNE: Do your homework. There are good publishers and bad. Use the internet and research your craft. Don't send your work to just any Tom, Dick or Harry!


ENE: Here are some questions from our readers. How do you get the idea for your novels?

ANNE: Usually something small will spark my creative juices. I'm not even sure how to answer this, because ideas come from everywhere really.


ENE: Why erotica? Does it pay well?

ANNE: I love reading all types of books. Mysteries, thrillers, and romance alike. But my biggest passion will always be spicy stories that leave the bedroom door wide open. As my tagline says: bringing desire out of the dark. I want to show women that it's okay to feel passion. It shouldn't be something to hide or shy away from. Embrace your femininity! Erotica pays as well as any genre. It's not about the sex, it's about a good story. If you have a good story, people will buy it.


ENE: Does your family know that you write erotica? If so, how do they feel about it?

ANNE: Yes and they're very supportive of what I write. They've always been my biggest cheerleaders.


ENE: How long does it take you to write a novel? Do you have another planned?

ANNE: I write all the time. I rarely take time off from writing. Most times I have more than one story going at once, so it's difficult to say how long it really takes me. I've been told I write fast, but I think I'm actually pretty slow.


ENE: How do you write a novel? Making notes, writing the whole thing and then going back and revising it or chapter by chapter correcting it as you write?

ANNE: I always start with the title and characters. If I have that figured out, then the plot begins to form. Once I have a basic idea I create my outline/synopsis. Then I start writing the story. Revisions and edits come after I have a first draft finished.


ENE: Do you use any form of prompt to give you ideas to write? Pictures, other books, Software? Do you get turned on writing erotica?

ANNE: Pictures help. I'm a visual person. I love pictures of couples. I never get turned on. My love scenes are usually very long and each one is different from the last. Keeping it fresh each time is hard work. lol


ENE: How long had you been writing before you got published?

ANNE: It took me quite a while. I submitted a few stories before I sold my first to Samhain.


ENE: What influence did your education have in your decision to write erotica?

ANNE: None. I was most influenced by a few tepid romances I'd read. I thought that if I wanted to read something with more passion and heat why not write it myself?


ENE: Do you write under another name?

ANNE: Only Anne Rainey...for now. That may change in the future.


ENE: Do you believe women write better erotica then men? If so, why?

ANNE: No. Gender makes no difference. That's an archaic notion, in my opinion.


ENE: Have you ever done an historical erotica?

ANNE: No! I love reading it, but historical is not something I want to take on at the moment. Lots of research involved.


ENE: Have you used many publishers?

ANNE: I'm currently published with four publishers. It's good for a writer to spread herself around a little. You don't want all your eggs in one basket. Also, learning to work with different editors is important, it makes you a better author.


ENE: How are epublishers different from traditional publishers?

ANNE: Epublishers are faster and seem less standoffish to me.

Suni's Gift By Anne Rainey

SUNI'S GIFT by Anne Rainey is available for purchase through Phaze Books

High School English Teacher, Suni Buchanan married the man of her dreams and has a job she loves. As a firefighter, Ross sees his fair share of heartache and performs heroic acts every day. So, why does she fantasize about being with two men? It's wicked and selfish of her to even consider something so scandalous. But then Ross shocks her when he announces that he's read her journal and knows her secret desire. He goes one further when he surprises her with a special present for Christmas. A threesome that includes their mutual friend, Alex Boggs. But will the passion-filled night change their marriage for better or worse?

Read an excerpt from SUNI'S GIFT

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