Author Interview First Experience & Weekend Experience

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What’s the hardest part of being an author?

It’s challenging to come up with a good story idea, but that doesn’t need to be done very often. And, I enjoy the writing, and find it relatively simple. Even the formatting and publishing – although a pain – is not difficult, and only takes a short time. It’s the marketing that I find to be the most difficult part, at this stage. I’m just learning about social networking, and haven’t started out with a huge fan base, or mailing list. It’s difficult to get your book noticed, when there are tens of thousands of other books in your genre (more than 200,000 in erotica). Marketing is currently taking about half my time, and I feel guilty that I’m not spending even more time on it.

Can you give us a short synopsis of “First Experience” and “Weekend Experience”? What inspired you to write these books?

The Experiences series is the story of Sam (50) and Kelly (25), who are both seeking sexual adventure in their lives. The story is initially narrated by Sam (Books 1, 2), and then both Sam’s and Kelly’s perspectives are provided (Books 3, 4, 5,6). In later books, the perspective shifts to mostly Kelly’s, as she becomes the dominant one in the relationship.

Sam’s background, provided in the prequel, “Origins of a Fetish” (Book 1), is that of a happily-married professional, about to retire. He’s developed fantasies based on childhood experiences that have evolved into specific fetishes – mainly submission, spanking, and medical sex. When he loses his wife, he has some friendly, non-sexual adventures with neighbors, but by the end of book 1 Sam realizes he needs a younger woman to ‘play’ with. One who is strong, intelligent, and self-confident.

In First Experience, Sam meets Kelly, a graduate student – the daughter of old friends, who sees not only sexual adventure with Sam, but gains a sense of his values, including trust and openness. Sam takes Kelly through an intensive day of submission training, and finds that Kelly is definitely intelligent and self-confident. In fact, when Sam hits one of Kelly’s buttons, he allows her to punish him … and they find out that Kelly gets turned on by being the ‘top’ more than by being the ‘bottom’. While nearly the entire book is ‘non-sexual’, based on Sam’s definition of ‘transfer of body fluids’, it is incredibly sensual, and Sam and Kelly find an unexpected bond.

In Weekend Experience, Sam and Kelly spend a long weekend together, exploring new fantasies and fetishes. Some are ‘edge’ play, and the characters don’t like everything they try. They have a romantic first-lovemaking experience. Two of Kelly’s friends visit, one for a special ‘birthday spanking’, and they demonstrate much more enthusiasm and openness for Sam and Kelly’s fetishes than expected. Kelly has her first Brazilian waxing experience. When Sam and Kelly are skinny-dipping in a local pond, they meet two interesting women, Alex and Fiona.

The next book, Birthday Experience begins with Kelly and Fiona modeling in a special photo session for Sam, and Fiona educating Kelly and Sam about piercings. The rest of the book chronicles Kelly’s birthday party, which includes Sam and three of Kelly’s closest friends. Sam has many things planned, including some exotic party favors, and some special ‘games’ that introduce the girls to some of Sam’s interests. A slumber party caps off Kelly’s birthday experience, and Kelly pursues her growing interest in being close to one of her female friends, while Sam ‘satisfies’ the other birthday guests.

I am currently writing European Experience, where Sam takes Kelly on a European tour, meeting friends, and showing Kelly some of the local ‘culture’, including mixed saunas, and sex clubs. The next book, Friends’ Experience, will chronicle the training of Kelly’s friends by Sam. And, after that, in Island Experience, Sam takes the girls to Kauai, where they participate in a varying ménage of sexual activity. There are several more books planned after these.

How many hours per day do you spend writing?

If it’s a ‘writing day’, I put in at least 6 hours, and sometimes as much as 18 hours (!). I get on a roll, and can put in 5-6 days of 12-16 hours in a row. But I also have breaks of several days when I need to focus on marketing and admin duties. At my best, I can write about 10,000 words per day of focused work; but on average, I might write half that … so a 100,000-word novel takes about 3 weeks to draft, with another week for editing, formatting, and publishing on the various platforms. The story flows from my head, as envisioning a movie; but along the way I need to do a substantial amount of research. Does that count as ‘writing’?

Name your top five favorite books.

(please remove this question)

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the Experiences series, which I anticipate will include 10 books, totaling nearly 1,000,000 words! It will be an epic love story between Sam and Kelly. I’m currently completing Book 5: European Experience, and will be starting Book 6: Friends’ Experience soon. I’m targeting the writing and release of one full-length novel per month.

About The Books

First Experience

Cover First SMALL 140821Beyond 50 Shades … Way Beyond!

FIRST EXPERIENCE is an intimate exploration of kinks and fetishes by an unlikely couple, with thoughtful and philosophical discussion by the characters, and graphic descriptions of their erotic adventures.

Sam meets Kelly, a beautiful but troubled woman half his age, leading to a ‘first experience’ exploring the surreal world their fantasies.  Sam realizes that he desires more than a play partner.  And Kelly knows that she needs more than a lover:  Someone to whom she can expose her inner soul; someone whose values transcend the ordinary; someone who will fulfill her own dark fantasy world.

The Experiences series is an epic love story of erotic relationships and sexual desires. Written in a ‘literary realism’ style, the series introduces Sam in the prequel, and the blossoming of his intimate relationship with Kelly as the series progresses. Fantasies and real-world adventures coalesce to mold a unique bond between unlikely lovers. Where needs are mutually satisfied in an open, creative and trusting environment. Where physical and mental boundaries are pushed. Where the concepts of love and sex are never confused, but sometimes confusing. Where openness is required and intimacy is expected. And where fair-is-fair, regarding the punishment of transgressions.

Contemporary erotic romance: Suitable for mature readers, aged 18+ years.

Experiences:  Book 2 is 111,000 word, 17 chapters, 374 print pages

Acclaim from reviewers:

“Erotic, sexy, imaginative, and descriptive”

“The dialog in this book is top notch”

“Origins of a Fetish is well written, fast paced, and a true page turner”

“After reading Origins of a Fetish, I truly wanted more”

“An extremely sexy novel that is filled with substance”

“Will leave you questioning your own beliefs on sex”

WARNING!

This work contains mature content, including graphic sexual descriptions and scenes, and is provided for adults only. The Experiences series contains scenes of psychological and physical submission, discipline, and medical fetish.  The characters explore various fetishes, which evolve throughout the series.  ALL CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK ARE 21 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, and all activities are consensual.

Weekend Experience

Cover Weekend FRONT 140812Beyond 50 Shades … Way Beyond!

WEEKEND EXPERIENCE is an intimate exploration of kinks and fetishes by an unlikely couple, with thoughtful and philosophical discussion by the characters, and graphic descriptions of their erotic adventures.

Sam and Kelly have role-played some of their most intimate fantasies in an atmosphere of openness and trust.  Now, Sam wants to share with Kelly new kinks, fetishes and sensual pleasures.  Kelly is more than a willing participant:  She is the mirror by which Sam sees that his openness and submission is as important as Kelly’s.  A visit by her friends leads to new fantasies for both of them.

The Experiences series is an epic love story of erotic relationships and sexual desires. Written in a ‘literary realism’ style, the series introduces Sam in the prequel, and the blossoming of his intimate relationship with Kelly as the series progresses. Fantasies and real-world adventures coalesce to mold a unique bond between unlikely lovers. Where needs are mutually satisfied in an open, creative and trusting environment. Where physical and mental boundaries are pushed. Where the concepts of love and sex are never confused, but sometimes confusing. Where openness is required and intimacy is expected. And where fair-is-fair, regarding the punishment of transgressions.

Contemporary erotic romance: Suitable for mature readers, aged 18+ years.

Experiences:  Book 3 is 101,000 words, 17 chapters, 336 print pages

Acclaim from reviewers:

“Erotic, sexy, imaginative, and descriptive”

“The dialog in this book is top notch”

“Origins of a Fetish is well written, fast paced, and a true page turner”

“After reading Origins of a Fetish, I truly wanted more”

“An extremely sexy novel that is filled with substance”

“Will leave you questioning your own beliefs on sex”

WARNING!

This work contains mature content, including graphic sexual descriptions and scenes, and is provided for adults only. The Experiences series contains scenes of psychological and physical submission, discipline, and medical fetish.  The characters explore various fetishes, which evolve throughout the series.  ALL CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK ARE 21 YEARS OLD OR OLDER, and all activities are consensual.

 

About The Author

SimoneFace Small 140811An adventuress and traveler, Simone is a sensual being who loves to read stories that excite her.  She takes exception to authors who promote their works as ‘dirty’, ‘filthy’, or ‘smutty’:  She believes that sex is wonderful in all of its incarnations, and doesn’t shy away from graphic descriptions of realistic sexual experiences, no matter how messy.  Her writing is mainly in the ‘literary realism’ style – i.e., it is wild (even outrageous) … but could really happen to you!  She values openness in relationships, and demonstrates this through her characters.

Prior to becoming an author, Simone was a nurse.  One of her pet peeves is reading erotica that gets simple anatomy wrong!  She is continually bewildered by women who haven’t explored their own bodies.  Another pet peeve is the mostly hung-up Victorian society prevalent in the U.S. and U.K., and she tries to do her part to change that by introducing people to new sexual and sensual experiences through her erotic writing.  The activities in Simone’s books are quite realistic, as she has participated in most of these in ‘real life’, as surreal as it may seem.

Simone is currently completing the Experiences series, which will run an estimated 1,000,000 words!  That is why she refers to it as an ‘epic’ romance, although each volume is intended to stand on its own, with a ‘happy for now’ ending.  Experiences combines literary style and philosophical discussion by the characters with graphic portrayal of sex in all of its kinks and fetishes.  You may not like all of the things Simone’s characters do … but neither do they.  Their exploration of new experiences will hopefully motivate some readers to explore their own sexuality to a greater extent.

Simone loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her.   In fact, she hopes you will feel ‘free’ sexually and spiritually, as well.  Please follow her on social media and her blog.  On her website, you may interact directly with the main characters in her books, including asking them questions in order to understand their perspectives in more depth.

You can sign up to her mailing list to learn about new releases, and take advantage of promotions.  All readers on the mailing list will be sent an excerpt from each of her next novels, prior to publication.

You can contact Simone at sf@simonefreier.com

Visit Simone’s website:  http://simonefreier.com

Friend Simone on her Facebook page:  http://facebook.com/SimoneFreierAuthor

Or, tweet Simone at:  http://twitter.com/simonefreier

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The Experience series on Kindle.

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