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Tory Richards


Well, I'm excited to say my first erotic romance, Talk Dirty to Me, with Ellora's Cave is coming out on May 24th!  It's a quick read that's packed with more heat than Florida in August! LOL


Tell us a little about Talk Dirty to Me, what inspired you to write Talk Dirty to Me?

Ah...the voices in my head? They pretty much rule the roost when I'm in the writing mode. And maybe a little bit of reality after talking to a girlfriend in a similar situation as the characters in the story, Blake and Lilly. Sometimes the smallest thought or thing in life can blossom into an exciting, hot story.


When you start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or do you let the characters dictate what will happen?

Definitely the characters, since they are the voices in my head. I have a general idea of what I want but I let them have total control of the creative juices.


What inspired you to write in your genre?  Is this the genre you started writing in or have you morphed to this one?

Morphed. Talk Dirty to Me is my first official erotic romance. If any of you have read Cupid's Arrow, my first sweet romance with Whiskey Creek Press, compare it to Talk Dirty to Me and you'll understand just how much I've morphed.  It's got the words, and a hotter than hot storyline, that's plenty of sex folks. For those of you who might wonder J


Do you have a favorite character you have written?

Not really. Unless I count Harold, the talking bird in ALL the Right Moves. This, by the way, is coming out in print in October 2010.


Do you have a character that you look back on now and don't like?

No. That would be like saying I don't like myself...


Do you draw inspiration for your characters from real life? Any fun stories you could share?

I plead the fifth! LOL Just kidding. The only thing I'll admit to is that most of the humor in my stories is pure me coming through.


Name one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you.

I used to be a stripper. When I was in my early twenties, some 35 years ago.

A floor stripper.  (Gotcha!)  LOL


Do you have a guilty pleasure?

McDonald's Hazelnut Iced Coffee.


What do you need before you start writing?  Anything that is just a must have or the creative juice don't flow?

Nope. Just need my laptop, my favorite recliner, and leave me alone time.


Does music influence your writing?  If so, do any of your stories have a theme song?

Usually the TV is on when I'm writing.


Where were you when you got your first contract?  Who did you tell first?

I was at home, had just returned from a cruise to Alaska. The contract was waiting for me in my inbox.  My daughter and niece were the first ones I told because they were the ones who encouraged me to submit to a publisher.


What are you currently working on?

My next erotic romance for Ellora's Cave...I'm optimistic J


Where can readers find you?

Romance with an Attitude Blog -

Tory Richards Website -

You can also find more information about me and my books at: Amazon, Fictionwise, Barnes and Nobles, Ellora's Cave, Manic Readers, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, All Romance eBooks, Coffee Time Romance, Book Blogs, Face Book, Myspace, Book Space, Crime Space, Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction, Author Island, Author's Den, and soon The Wild Rose name a few.


And for the silly side - What is your favorite type of chocolate?

Any and all chocolate, with nuts:)


Thanks for having me here today, it was fun!




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