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Interview with Jayce Carter
How do you set the mood when writing sexy scenes?
I was actually just laughing about this the other day. There is this thought that erotica writers are lighting candles and putting on sexy music when we write. Maybe some do, I don’t know.
For me, though, that isn’t possible. I am working daily, and if I tried to set some big mood each time I had to write a five person orgy, I’d spend all my earnings on fancy candles. The reality is that I have to write no matter the mood. That means there have been plenty of days I have to take a break right in the middle of the good stuff because someone threw up on their floor. I’ve written a filthy scene while waiting for my doctor appointment or at a café while the hipsters behind me argue about the best craft beer.
If I had to wait for the right mood, for the perfect moment when I felt sexy, I’d never get anything done!
Whom do you trust for objective and constructive criticism of your work?
My editor, Rebecca. She is fantastic and I know that when she tells me I have a problem—I have a problem. I’ve worked with her for each of my releases, and I feel comfortable with her. She knows where my strengths are and my weaknesses, so I trust her advice and typically apply it.
Has writing and publishing a book changed the way you see yourself?
Honestly, yes. I’m probably supposed to say no, that it’s all the same, but that isn’t true. See, prior to being published, I was a stay-at-home mom. Yes, I have full respect for women who do this and I am the first to say it is a real job. Despite that, however, I always felt less than. My sister is an ER nurse, and when I was at family gathers and would meet new people, I’d tell them, “I am so-and-so’s daughter,” and they’d immediately say, “Oh, the nurse?” I had to then explain, no, I’m the other daughter. It was a common thing in my life, since I often didn’t fit in as well as my sister did, and it made me feel unseen.
When I became a published author, it felt like I finally had something to show, something I had done that was special and important and that I’d worked hard at. I enjoyed having something for myself that I did for me and that I loved. Being a mother is a mostly thankless job that revolves around doing for others. Becoming published gave me something for me.
Is there a genre you would love to write but only under a pseudonym?
Well, I already write under one, but I admit I would love to write some darker stories. I’d love to delve into more broken characters, into some unhealthy relationships and dynamics, but that is something I would only do under a different pen name so my readers know what they’re getting always.
About the Book
Hell Raising and Other Pastimes
Grave Concerns Book Two
by Jayce Carter
Published 8 June 2021
Totally Bound Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Page Count: 276
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Lots of people have told me to go to hell—I guess they finally got their wish.
I’ve finally accepted the fact I might not be entirely human, so you’d think life could give me a minute. Instead, I find myself sucked into hell at Lucifer’s demand, and I realize death is even more complicated than my life was.
I’m still searching for how to stop the missing spirits before it’s too late, and with no suspects other than Lucifer, I have to survive hell—where everything wants to kill me—so I can confront the devil himself. Not even my love life can be simple, though. Troy is terrified of his werewolf side hurting me, Kase and Grant are lying to me, and Hunter is keeping his own secrets. I know better than to trust anyone, especially the men who have taken over my life.
Get to Lucifer’s Court, find out the truth about the missing spirits, figure out exactly what I am, and try not to die along the way. Oh, and don’t fall in love with the men who will for sure break my heart and possibly get me killed.
Easy enough, right?
I moved my fingers down over Kase’s wrist to touch his hand, to where I could brush his actual skin.
The moment it happened, however, the room spun again.
When the breath rushed from my lungs, I realized it wasn’t the room spinning this time but me.
I found Kase’s face above me, his lips peeled back to expose his fangs, his eyes glowing red.
All those times I’d though he looked scary before were nothing. I’d never seen this face. The idea he was older than Colter didn’t seem so crazy anymore.
If his face wasn’t enough, the hand I’d just touched was wrapped around my throat.
He could have snapped my neck right then, ended me without a second thought. It was a reminder of just how out-powered I was by these supernaturals. I had started to feel myself, to think I could stand toe-to-toe with them, especially after shoving that shadow from Troy, but in that moment Kase showed me how wrong I was.
About the Author
Jayce Carter lives in Southern California with her husband and two spawns. She originally wanted to take over the world but realized that would require wearing pants. This led her to choosing writing, a completely pants-free occupation. She has a fear of heights yet rock climbs for fun and enjoys making up excuses for not going out and socializing.
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