Interview with Esmae Browder, Author of Bite Thy Neighbor

Title:
BITE THY NEIGHBOR
Author: Esmae Browder
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Pages: 300
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

 

Some neighbors suck…literally.
Quirky Maisy Harker spends her time daydreaming about her sexy husband, Jensen Helsing. Though their marriage is one of convenience, Maisy wishes the sparks of heat she feels around him were reciprocated. Sexually starved, she also lusts after her mysterious neighbor, Adam. True, his incisors do look a bit sharp, and he never seems to drink or eat anything—but hey, maybe that’s how he keeps that yummy, drool-worthy physique!
Yet Maisy knows something’s not quite right, and it isn’t long before she learns Adam is a centuries-old vampire embroiled in a gypsy curse placed on the women of her family. All her female ancestors have been drawn to the vampire and bound by his desires, experiencing a terrible side effect of the curse and resulting in
death.
It’s up to Maisy to find a way to break the curse once and for all before she, too, falls under his spell.

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 Interview

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  1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? I’m Esmae Browder and I write erotic, paranormal, and contemporary romance. I have trouble getting out of bed most days due to two dogs who think my space is theirs. As a writer, I’ve been working hard for the last ten years and have written The Naughty Shakespeare series, as well as, Bite Thy Neighbor.
  2. When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book? I started writing ten years ago and my first finished book was a melodramatic tale of romance and sibling rivalry. Luckily, I put that a way and focused on what makes a romance novel great. Hopefully, my work has improved since that first awful manuscript.
  3. Do you work with an outline, or just write? I write hard and fast when it comes to the first draft and then I go back and do an outline of the main points. This really helps me stay focused during the re-vision process. After a few drafts, I turn it over to my beta readers who provide me with feedback about what’s working and what’s not. Then it’s back to the drawing board!
  4. Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult? I adore Rosemary Rogers. She was the queen of the bodice ripper and my mother read everything by her. I used to sneak those books out of my mom’s closet and read them under the covers late at night. I still get a thrill when I reread Sweet Savage Love.
  5. Can you tell us about your upcoming book? Bite Thy Neighbor is a fun, quirky tale about Maisy Harker who discovers her family is part of an old curse revolving around the world’s most famous and dangerous vampire. When her sex starved neighbors start to act a little bloodthirsty, Maisy knows she’s got to do something to prevent the whole neighborhood from going to hell in a hand basket. Think of it as a cross between the old television show Desperate Housewives meets Dracula!
  6. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? While I’ve never encountered a vampire, I have had my share of crazy neighbors living around me. Some of my inspiration was definitely drawn from them.
You’re the one I’ve been waiting for,” Adam whispered. “And I’ve waited a long time.”
I was unable to fight being aroused by this sexy man with the fierce, dark eyes. His lips were a pale red, and as I looked at them, my mind instantly pictured us in a heated lip lock, our tongues ravishing each other. All my senses jumped to high alert.
“I don’t know what you mean,” I whispered back, unable to keep the shake out of my voice. “You don’t know me. And…and I’m a married woman.”
“Married?” he scoffed and grabbed my hand, kissing it lightly. “That doesn’t matter when it comes to destiny.”
Damn. His lips on my skin set my heart skipping. I started to feel a little tingle between my legs.
“Destiny?” I asked, shifting slightly.
“Don’t play dumb with me, my sweet Maisy.” Adam smiled and then stood in front of me so quickly I didn’t see the actual movement. “You can’t deny the passion you feel for me,” he said, going to his knees. “I’ve been in your dreams. I know your desires.”
He put a hand on my bare leg, sliding it up to my thigh as light as a feather.
“That’s not possible.” I shivered, wondering if he would slip that hand higher and discover how vulnerable I was without panties. “You’re teasing me.”
“Am I?”

 

Esmae
Browder is an ex-catholic school girl who loves romance and vodka tonics. When
not reading a spicy novel, she enjoys creating them by combining elements of
well-known tales and updating them for our modern world. She is the author of
the Naughty Shakespeare series, as well as, the paranormal romance Bite Thy
Neighbor—a sexy Dracula meets Wisteria Lane
style novel.

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