Doris O'Connor

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Glutton for punishment would be a good description for Doris... at least that's what she hears on an almost daily basis when people find out that she has a brood of nine children, ranging from adult to toddler and lives happily in a far too small house, cluttered with children, pets, dust bunnies, and one very understanding and supportive husband. Domestic goddess she is not.

There is always something better to do after all, like working on the latest manuscript and trying not to scare the locals even more than usual by talking out loud to the voices in her head. Her characters tend to be pretty insistent to get their stories told, and you will find Doris burning the midnight oil on a regular basis. Only time to get any peace and quiet and besides, sleep is for wimps.

She likes to spin sensual, sassy, and sexy tales involving alpha heroes to die for, and heroines who give as good as they get. From contemporary to paranormal, BDSM to F/F, and Ménage, haunting love stories are guaranteed.

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Q: Do you use a pen name? If not, why not, and would it be if you did?

No, I don't use a pen name. What you see is what you get. :) I didn't feel the need for one, and I wanted to see my name on the book cover. On occasion this has got me into hot water, but I have a pretty thick skin, and now just smile sweetly and say, "Yes, I'm an Erotic Author."

If I were to use one, it would be Issy Dorn. I always wanted to be called Isabel when I was little and Dorn was my gran's surname. Sadly she is no longer with us but she'd get a right kick out of that.

Q: Do you live up to your star sign?

*giggles* Oh yes, I'm a very typical Scorpio, both in the good and bad points. Folks have been known to cross me at their peril, and hubby would call me extremely bratty, but he rather likes that about me too. *grins*

Q: If you could be trapped in any TV show what would it be?

True Blood, without question. All the deliciously naughty things I could get up to with Eric…

Q: Silliest thing you ever did?

Writing wise or personally? If we're talking writing, then it was trying to turn down the heat. That is never going to work with my characters. *snort*

In my personal life: I once threw a rotten tomato at a politician in Germany. Hit him straight in the face and then was chased by the police. They didn't catch me, lol. I was on the athletics team at school!

Q: Ever been on a blind date?

Several in fact. However, by far the most memorable was the one where this six foot human stick insect greeted me when I opened the door. *snort*

He won't mind me telling you this, because he has nicely filled out since then, but that was my hubby. I still recall how much my sides ached from laughing after that one night, and my feelings of impending doom, as it were.

I was falling for him big time and he didn't look anything like I imagined he would. Well, we are celebrating twenty-five years together this year! Nine kids and twenty-three years of marriage later, I can say it was the most successful blind date ever.

Q: Favorite flower?

A: Roses. They are so delicate, yet strong, and if you don't handle them right, you'll get a nasty thorn in your finger. Kinda like my favorite heroine to write!

Q: What is the most romantic meal your other half ever cooked for you?

A: I have to laugh, because cooking and my hubby do not go well together. In fact, the kids groan when I'm away and beg for takeout.

By far the most romantic was the good old days when it was just us, his battered old van (the fun we had in the back of that van!) and a bargain bucket of KFC. Still makes me smile now.

And nowadays it's when he rings and says, "I'm getting dinner on the way home, no need to cook. What'cha fancy. And I've got chocolate too."

Q: Best reader comments you ever received?

A: ~Damn it, woman, I stayed up half the night, because I could not put your story down.

~You always bring such emotions with your sex.

~ Thank you for writing such amazing stories! I was really gasping aloud with some of the scenes and your dirty talk is fab!

Q: Favorite genre to read?

A: BDSM, always my first choice.

Q: Thong, panties, or commando?

A: Panties, thongs only when they come straight off again…

And no panties, only when ordered to, by Sir/hubby.

Q: Any tattoos? If not, would you get some?

A: Not yet, but I fully intend to get one on my fiftieth birthday. I will be growing old disgracefully.

Q: Panster or plotter?

A: Oh, I'm a panster through and through. All my stories start off as vague ideas. I typically wake up with a hero growling into my ears one morning, demanding I tell his story. I never know what's going to happen, and even when I think I do, my characters soon cure me of that silly notion.

Anyone would think it's their stories I'm telling ;-)

Q: Noise or quiet when you're writing?

A: I get the most writing done when it's quiet, which is why a lot of it takes place late in the evening, middle of the night, when the rest of the household is asleep. Just as well I'm a night owl by nature.

However when my characters are truly talking, nothing will stop me from writing. I've been known to write whilst cooking dinner, supervising homework, in the car etc.

I have become quite the expert at writing sex scenes against the back ground of arguing children!

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