Elena was born in the Ukraine and raised in New York where she currently lives with her daughter. She graduated college with a BFA in creative writing and started a graphic design business a few years later. She developed a passion for reading and writing at an early age and loves to write what she loves to read — that’s romance with a paranormal twist. Her desk is constantly cluttered with journals, sticky notes, and torn out pieces of paper full of ideas. When not working, Elena loves to spend time with her family, travel the globe, curl up with a good book, and catch up on her soaps.
Elena will also be a featured author at the Facebook Summer Erotica Event –the SINsational Sirens Showcase running from August 5th to the 9th.
Now, Without Further Ado, Here’s MY Interview with Elena!
When did you know you wanted to write erotic romance?
I’ve always known that I wanted an element of romance in my books. Those are usually my favorite types to read, be it in classics, paranormals, ya, or adult, etc, but I decided to try my hand with the erotic a few years ago and got my first published book, Three Made in Heaven, out of it. One of the scenes in the book actually came from a dream I had and even though it wasn’t one of those dreams, I was aware that something hot had recently happened between my characters. I just had so much fun writing this book and was surprised how easily and naturally writing the love scenes came to me.
Have you always been a sexual person, or grew that way later in life?
I think I have always been. Sex is beautiful, wonderful, messy, sweet, dirty…throw in people who care about each other and it’s magical.
Who’s your Favorite character from your novels, why, and from what book?
This is a tough question to answer. I am not sure I could pick a favorite because I get so attached to all of them, but I will say that in UNSHATTERED, my hero’s dad became so endearing to me as the story progressed. I had no idea he would have such an impact on me or my heroine even as I was plotting this story. You don’t always spend a lot of time thinking about secondary characters when you first get an idea or during the initial plotting, so this was pleasantly surprising and added so much more to the story I think.
Have you learned anything about yourself since you’ve been writing?
Absolutely! For one, I’ve learned to have more confidence in myself and my ability as a writer. It’s not just a lifelong dream anymore, I am actually doing what I love and have always wanted to do.
What’s your short and long term goals as a writer?
My short term goals are to finish the plethora of projects I have plotted. 😉 There is so much in my head right now, it needs to come out.
Long term is more of the same, to keep coming up with and writing stories, hopefully ones people will want to read. And also to improve my craft as a writer. I think that’s so important.
What’s your WIP / next release?
My next release is called Pack Warriors, A Romance on the Go story from Evernight Publishing and is scheduled for release sometime this August. It’s an MFM Wolf-Shifter ménage. Lot’s of lovin’ and fighting and of course more lovin’. Super excited for its release.
My WIP is book two in the Made in Heaven series called Ocean’s Three, an MFM erotic paranormal ménage romance that takes place on a cruise ship. Ocean’s Three incorporates the same soul mate and psychic elements as the first book, but delves deeper into it. I am a little more than halfway done with this one. I have a few stories outlined and ready to go after, including three books so far in a brand new series about dragon shifters. It’s going to be super hot, in more ways than one, and yes, pun intended because I am just that cheesy.
Name something that gets you in the mood and elaborate – if possible.
You mean besides watching Sam Heughan in Outlander and a shirtless Ryan Paevey on General hospital? Chocolate. Bring me chocolate. Oh and coffee. Coffee and chocolate are the ways to my heart…and other parts of me.
Thanks for an Awesome Interview, Elena ! Now, let’s have a Peek at your Available Novels ~~~~~
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SYNOPSIS — After Anna James loses nearly everyone she loves and is betrayed by those she trusted, she sets out in search of a place that would bring her peace.She knew she had found it when she arrived in a sleepy little town called Silver Cliff and she vows to never trust anyone with her heart again, especially a man she fears would not only break her heart, he’d incinerate it. Nathan Kent has dealt with his own heartache and demons from getting off the path he was meant to be on. He decides to return to his home town to rebuild his life and the last thing he needs is to fall in love with a snarky girl who keeps her past under lock and key. He realizes quickly, though, that she is girl worth risking it all for and vows to make her his. Their pull was undeniable, like fireworks on top of flaming bonfires. But Anna can’t help wonder if she and Nathan are strong enough to survive a past that keeps resurfacing or if fate will keep shattering the world around her.
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SYNOPSIS — Maddie Sutton always felt something missing until the day she met Charlie and Cole. What started out as a childhood friendship slowly developed into an all-consuming love. Her biggest problem is that she can only see them in her dreams. Maddie realizes that to lead a normal life, she would have to let them go. After all, they’re only a fantasy…or are they? Charlie Gilbert and Cole Mercer are both very real. For years they have loved and pined for Maddie, meeting up in dreams set in different locales. Afraid of making her choose between them, they keep their feelings hidden until finally realizing that the three of them belong together. How can they convince Maddie if she doubts their existence? When Charlie starts to doubt, Cole springs into action and brings them all together. Now that they have found each other, they vow to never let go, but when an unknown danger looms over Maddie, Charlie and Cole will do anything to protect her, even if it means risking their own lives.
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