The wonderful Justine Elyot
(if you like erotica, you MUST read her work – I insist!) tagged me for this Next Big Thing blog event. All I have to do is answer some questions and keep you engaged long enough to pop over to the next tagee at the bottom of my blog… Here goes!
1. What is the title of your latest book?
My latest novel is A Clockwork Butterfly. Look right 😉
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
Well, my goodness… I’m not sure, it’s really about saving the world erotica style – I guess my generation have grown up believing the world to be in great peril and we’re constantly living with the guilt that it’s all our fault. (well, I do anyway) – On the other hand, I also grew up with comic book and movie super heroes who come along and save everything at the last minute so I think both these ideas are deeply ingrained in my mind.
That and a very saucy love trio!
3. What genre does the book fall under?
4. What actors would you choose to play the characters in your movie?
Oh I love Christian Bale – but not sure if he would be quite right for my leading gent – but if my books are to be made into films (!!!) I’ll have to write him a role that fits… – maybe River Pheonix – he was always just lovely, I adored him.
5. What is the book blurb for your book?
Lovers torn apart by duty…will Angelo and Lena be reunited?
Mankind is close to extinction. Toxins have all but wiped out the male population. The remaining fertile men are housed in manors where their seed is collected.
Lena Lee is a new collector with a rare pheromone believed to reignite human fertility. She’s assigned a male who’s predicted to be her perfect match.
Angelo, a clockwork butterfly maker, is held captive, his essence harvested daily by Lena. Over time, the couple begins to fall in love, something which is strictly prohibited. When their forbidden love is discovered, Lena is banished from the manor.
Torn apart by the duty that brought them together, Lena and Angelo must find a way back to each other. But even if Angelo manages to escape, he doesn’t know where to find Lena. Will following the path of the clockwork butterfly lead him to his true love?
Content Warning: strong language, BDSM, and graphic sexual content, including m/f, f/f, and f/f/m sexual interaction
6. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
After toying with the initial idea for a while I was lucky enough to get a stretch of about four or five months of without interruptions.
7. What other books would you compare this to within your genre?
Oh I don’t know! It’s a futuristic erotic fantasy with elements of steampunk, BDSM, all sorts of sexy action… I wouldn’t like to compare it in case I get it totally wrong…
8. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I think the themes running through it are a constant source of inspiration to me – how precious this world is how amazing love is and how fantastically awesome exploring it through erotica is – that and my beau…
9. What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
The leading man, Angelo, is a master craftsman – he makes beautiful tiny clockwork butterflies that play a starring role in the story. I think there’s something super sexy about a man who can make delicate works of art with his big strong manly hands… *swoon*And there ends my questions – here are some authors I’ve tagged – they may not have answers up but their sites and work are well worth a wee looksee…
Thanks for reading! Tabitha x xx