Audrey Godwin

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     Audrey Godwin is quickly rising into the ranks of hottest erotica writer around today. She slowly evolved from the mundane boy meets girl plotline, to the sexy bad boys who leave a trail of erotic fire wherever they go. Her passion is the big, swarthy type that fits into the gothic scene which she has brought into the twenty-first century. These alpha males might be vampires, werewolves spirit beings, or they may be completely normal. But one thing they all are is, sexy as hell.
     It all started when she began reading. She read good books, bad books, so-so books, and those that had no business being published. So, deciding she could do at least as well, she put down her latest novel, and decided to write. Even though she tried to focus on her heroines, she somehow couldn't keep from wrapping her whole story around the gorgeous guys. Finally, she gave in to it and prowled the streets of her imagination in search of her next super idea and gorgeous hunk. Somewhere along the way she was discovered on the internet by a publisher that fully embraced her style of writing, and introduced her to erotic e-publishing. What came from it was a series of books that slowly became published, giving her the feeling of at last achieving her goal.
     Audrey has had her days in the sun, when she was the life of the party, a laugh a minute kind of gal, and outrageously cool, but sadly, that's all over now. Today she's one of those boring x-civil service workers that has a penchant for bookstores and sappy love songs. She prefers quiet dinners with friends over maddening crowds. Her favorite pastime is writing a truly exciting suspense or horror novel with strong, stand-alone characters, and an exciting, anything-can-happen plotline. After several years, her love of writing hasn't left her, so look for more of her dark romance novels that will give you a chill one minute and a hot flash the next.

Q: Audrey, to begin, let's talk about your unusual writing style. I have noticed that most of your stories have a gothic tone to them. What is it about that type of atmosphere that intrigues you?

A: I'm not sure, I suppose it's the combination of an eerie setting, and forbidden romance. However, not all of my romances have a gothic tone. It just depends on the storyline. For instance, Dirty Little Steam Queen is about a naughty little deejay with a chip on her shoulder. However, gothic, or not, I will always add a few colorful characters to give the story depth. And, of course, there will always be plenty of erotic activity, and beautiful people to stimulate our imaginations.

Q: Where do you get most of the ideas for your stories?

A: I've had ideas come from dreams, conversations, TV, or other books. When it comes, your eyes widen, and your heart flutters. With me, it feels line one tiny little seed drops into my psyche and begins to grow. Before I know it, I have a full blown story. For instance, one night I saw a beautiful man in a devil costume dancing across the stage. Needless to say, my heart jumped into my throat. From that one magnificent experience Dancing with the Devil was born. I've heard that some people are natural storytellers. I hope that description fits me.

Q: Who has been your most difficult character to write and who has been the easiest?

A: I think Franz Staresini, the elusive magician in The Erotic Ghost was my most difficult. I really had to dig down into his psyche to understand him, but I think it was a real triumph. The easiest was the twin werewolves in Brothers of the Night. I enjoyed who they were, and could even understand them. Even though I had to mentally jump from one to the other, it gave me so many opportunities to surprise my readers. Lance Duquesne was my favorite twin, only because I could do more with his blatant immorality and swaggering conceit. I personally think he's a writer's dream character.

Q: How hard is it for you when you have to kill off a character?

A: It can be difficult when the character is colorful, and you've grown to care about them. For instance in Sin City I had to kill off Cap Robertson, the wacky private detective with a colorful past. I really liked him, but he smoked too much and was stricken with throat cancer. He made a triumphant exit, though, and his death was needed to give the novel its happy, but bittersweet ending. I've had many characters who seemed to steal my heart. Who knows why?

Q: How much of your personality comes through to your characters?

A: Too much, I'm afraid. I never realized until I began writing how very twisted I was!

Q: If you could become one of your characters, which one would it be and why?

A: Now, this is hard to answer because all of my heroines have a lot of me in them. If you really want to know meread about me as the kick-ass late night radio deejay in Dirty Little Steam Queen, the never-say-no nymphomaniac in Sweet Hell, the frustrated captive in The Erotic Ghost, the wild child in Brothers of the Night, or the lonely erotica writer in Shadow Lover. I show up in all of them, and this only scratches the surface!

Q: What is your favorite part of writing?

A: I love to create unique and unforgettable characters. In Dancing with the Devil there's Dagmar, the housekeeper, who is a lost soul with a tragic past. In Sin City, there's Cap Robertson whom I mentioned earlier. He had a few humorous quirks. And then in Brothers of the Night there's the old/young voodoo queen "Calico" who wipes her makeup off and surprises us all. I believe in colorful characters the way I believe in spices for your food. Without them your food is dull and plain, but apply those exotic spices and it is lifted out of the ordinary and given plenty of pizzazz!

Q: Do you have any unfinished projects sitting around?

A: Do I ever! Between them, and the ones I still have in my head I shouldn't be lacking for writing material for a long time to come.

Q: Do you have a favorite song that you could listen to over and over again?

A: I adore old love songs. There's one that I used in my book, The Erotic Ghost, called That Old Black Magic. For those that don't know, it's literally a musical description of the sex act. In the book, the heroine gets lost between the pages of her favorite historical romance novel, and meets the hero of that story in the flesh. Read it and see how the song ties in. Interesting.

Q: For fun: Who is your favorite actor?

A: I love the film industry and know a little about it as you will see in my novel, Dancing with the Devil, but all my favorites are those of yesteryear. The sentiments that came out of the mouth of my Lorna Desmond character were mine, and it took just a little twist of my imagination to turn her into an old actress that was deliciously evil and out of place in today's world. Like her, I always loved Hollywood's glamour era. Truthfully, the actresses of today leave me cold, but many of the male stars like Antonio Banderas are really hot. I see him as Lance and Stefan Duquesne in Brothers of the Night. Bottom line? Like, Lorna, I saw glamour die. Unlike Lorna, I'm not madI don't thwellmaybe a little.

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