As well as writing Erotic Romances, Cecile Tellier holds Masters degrees in Special Education as well as Criminal Justice: Law. She lives in upstate NY with her husband and two children and got her start in writing as early as high school having been published in poetry anthologies and freelance erotica. She is also part of a wonderfully supportive RWA critique group lovingly referred to as the Round Robbins. Cecile believes that everything in life that can be accomplished should be, and has endeavored to live up to this – whether starting a flat track roller derby league or writing the next great romance novel.
Cecile is also a Featured Author for the SINsational Sirens Showcase starting on August 5th and running through the 9th.
Now, Let’s Take a Look at The Interview I had With This Wonderful Author ~~~~
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When did you know you wanted to write erotica?
I began writing romance when I was around 14, I didn’t write erotica until much later (my 30’s) but I’ve always loved both mainstream romance and erotica.
Have you always been a sexual person, or grew that way later in life?
I would say I’ve always been a romantic person, I was a late bloomer in terms of the sexual piece of romance. Being in love with the idea of love is more my description.
Who’s your Favorite character from your novels, why, and from what book?
They are all pretty important to me but I would say my favorite character is Hazel’s twin brother Anthony from Truthful Silence. He doesn’t have his own story yet but it’s going to happen. The reason he is my favorite is largely his personality is based on someone I grew up who was just bigger than life and managed to bring fun and joy to every situation.
Do you think writing erotica makes you a target on Facebook from unsavory people?
No, I think being on social media in general makes people a target. I get more specific offers of the unsuitable variety now but I’m pretty quick with the block button and sometimes I will comment on the stranger offers. I find my research tends to get me in more bizarre situations than social media in and of itself. If you join a BDSM group and comment you will immediately get some messages with offers I have no interest in taking people up on.
Have you learned anything about yourself since you’ve been writing?
I have learned that I’m a pantser (seat of the pants) and that my ADHD definitely helps with that!
What’s your short term and long term goals as a writer?
Short term I intend to keep writing as much as the stories exist. I have also begun with my own photography side project and plan to work with other models and authors in that capacity. I am going to be signing and presenting a workshop at the Romancing Vegas conference in February 2016, and signing at Romancing Lake Tahoe in August 2016. I’ve begun working with more widely known models for book covers as well.
Long term I plan to keep expanding on my brand and bringing variety to my backlist. I hope to attend more conferences and meet more readers across the country!
Fifty Shades of Gray – hate it / Love It – why?
I did talk about this somewhat in my vlog and I honestly liked the series. I liked the idea of having someone recovering from a traumatic experience in their life in their own way. People aren’t always cookie cutter hero/heroine’s and that’s what drew me to the series. The kink of it was –not- novel to me or new or anything shocking as I was involved in the scene as a young adult and observed the reality of it (much more interesting). I’m a live and let live kinda gal. As long as you aren’t harming someone or involving someone who cannot consent I say do you baby boo.
Have you ever considered making one of your male characters a short, chunky nerdy type guy?
That’s the first time I’ve ever been asked that! I personally fit the short, previously chunky, very nerdy type gal and grew up in comic book and gaming shops (and on video games) so those guys were definitely my early dating/friends. I think for me I have made my male characters very goth or rock to this point, which is in and of itself not the most typical in M/F romance/erotica but I definitely think I would write a male of any type if that’s what the character spoke to me of. I get these characters from dreams and I try very hard to be authentic about that.
What’s your WIP / next release?
I just submitted a manuscript called Kendall’s Promise, it’s a modern gypsy paranormal M/F. My next WIP a futuristic paranormal, somewhat horror for a box set to be released for Halloween with some other authors.
Marry / Fuck / Kill — Ryan Gosling – Ryan Seacrest – Ryan Reynolds.
Okay I’d marry Ryan Seacrest, I feel like he’d take care of my fashion problems. He’d tell me if something didn’t match. I’d definitely uh have intense nude relations with Ryan Gosling. I wouldn’t really kill anyone, Ryan Reynolds is hysterical, I’d make him my jester…
Is it really ‘All About That Bass’ or not?
Ha! I love that question. I have recently lost quite a bit of bass so I’m going to say it’s not the amount of bass but what you’re doing with it! I’ve seen women and men of all sizes that knew how to work their swagger and were hot. Loving yourself gives you that glow and works like a magnet.
Thanks for a Fascinating Interview, Cecile !!!! Now, Lets Take a peek at her Novels ~~~~~
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SYNOPSIS — After meeting each other at the boarding school Hazel Angenetti lives in, she becomes reluctant best friends with Eric Wright. Hazel’s inability to speak and Eric’s strange ability to identify when others are telling the truth make for a strong bond between them. While Hazel’s affection for Eric grows and matures she is soon put in life-threatening danger that leads Eric to believe he is a risk to her. Hazel is left behind while Eric goes out into the world to follow his music career. After two years they are reunited and the sparks fly hotter than ever. Determined to take what she wants, Hazel makes a stand, one that Eric cannot resist. They find however that the shadow that’s followed them has also not given up. Together they must meet the threat that follows them head on and find a love that is indestructible.
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SYNOPSIS — Raerdel Sullivan had no family, no friends, and no one to miss her when a Queen of the light fae decided to kidnap her. Waking up in the faerie realm, she was soon thrust into a world that was not familiar. Meeting Lord Sindri and learning of the Queen’s intention that she be his new wife were also a culture shock. Sindri had never contemplated anything more than a marriage of convenience and found himself enamored with the stubborn mortal girl. Raerdel agrees reluctantly to be courted by Sindri for a full moon cycle, however it would soon be discovered that Sindri and the light Queen were not the only faeries interested in Raerdel. It will take all Sindri can do to save Raerdel from those who would invade her very dreams and force her to a worse fate than she could conceive of. Love sparks reluctantly for Raerdel, however Sindri is soon targeted by those whom they have thwarted and it is Raerdel’s intention to save them both and have a chance at the love neither had ever felt before. Can they escape the shadows that follow them and make their dreams come true?
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SYNOPSIS — Lord Sindri of the light Fae and Raerdel Sullivan were married after falling into reluctant love on her part.Now the dark court is demanding Raerdel meet the duties of being the next heir. This new responsibility threatens to tear Raerdel and Sindri apart but could end in war should she refuse. When a shadow threatens all that they have, they will have to work together. Raerdel must survive being tugged between dark and light magic, and resist the seductive lure of the dark magic when those she loves are in mortal danger. It will take Sindri and Raerdel’s combined efforts to avoid an all-out war and fight possibly to the death for their future together. With some unexpected help they will face the biggest threat the realm has ever encountered, and both Sin and Raerdel will learn more about themselves and each other than they ever expected.
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