Author Spotlight/Interview: Alessandra Torre

Posted November 20, 2015 by girlswit in Author Interview, Author Spotlight, Giveaway, Uncategorized / 1 Comment


A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written eleven novels, five of which have become #1 Erotic Bestsellers.

Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was a breakout hit, rising to the top of the ebook charts on Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for the Deanna Madden series, an erotic suspense series.

From her home on the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.

Torre has four books slated for release in 2016. To stay informed, consider subscribing to her popular monthly newsletter.

Author Links:  Website   |    Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Goodreads   |   Pinterest




Interview with Alessandra

Do you have a favorite place to write? 

I have three places I
typically write. One is at our dining room table, which is right in front of a
big window that overlooks our beach. It is the warmest place in the house, but
also gives me a great view. 🙂 I also have a big leather chair in my office that
I settle into when the house is loud, or I like to write in bed if it is really
late or really early. 

What’s a typical working day like for
you? Do you set a daily writing goal?

A normal workday I
will get up at five or six in the morning and write until eight. I hope, during
that time, to hit my daily writing goal of 2,000 words. Normally, I clock in
about a thousand. Then, I go back to bed for an hour or so. My mornings are
normally spent with emails and social media, my afternoons with ‘real world’
items. After dinner, I log a few more social media hours, knock out projects
like web posts, newsletter creations, interviews, etc — then… if I haven’t
hit my daily writing goal, I will often write from 10pm till midnight.
 

When you sold your first book how did
you celebrate? 

My husband and I went
to a fancy dinner. We had plans to go somewhere on a trip… but days turned
into weeks and it just never happened. I am an organizing freak – I remember
the next morning my husband had gotten me a big gift card for the Container
Store. I remember that… and some great shoes that he got me as a celebration
gift. 

What kind of research did you do for The
Girl In 6E? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve Googled for research?

Research for the Girl
in 6E? Umm…. everything. I chatted with cam girls, but I also got behind the
camera for some nights, to try and find out what really happens in a private
chat and the type of guys who frequent those sites. It was very interesting…
and much tamer than I had anticipated, which was a nice surprise. The weirdest
thing I’ve ever Googled? Probably how to slit a throat, and how it bleeds when
you do.
 

How did you come up with the character,
Deanna? 

I was
researching fetishes online, trying to find my next book idea, when i came
across an online chat room. I watched the girls for a few minutes.. which
turned into an hour and really wanted to know more about who they were and if
they were really like the people they presented themselves to be. I wanted to
write a girl who was SO completely different than the person she portrayed
herself to be. Deanna kind of grew from there. 

Do you have any advice for other
writers?
A lot. 🙂 Mainly, to
write the idea in your head, not what you think readers want to read, or not to
try and mimic another book’s story. And DON’T write to make money. Less than 1%
of authors make money. If you are chasing success, you will never be happy with
your book and you will make yourself miserable. I have a lot of blog posts on
self-publishing, any aspiring authors can check them out here:
 http://www.alessandratorre.com/writing/ 

If you could work with any author who
would it be? 

Eh. I don’t know. I
think I’d be a terrible writing partner — I am way too opinionated on my
characters and their actions. But I really respect the work of CD Reiss,
Gillian Flynn, and Christina Lauren.
 

If you were writing a book about your
life, what would the title be?

Complex and Cookie
Dough.  

What are you working on now?

Well I was elbow deep
in a contemporary romance but an idea popped into my head late last night that
needs to be explored… so I am going to set aside my current work and write a
few chapters of this new concept, and see where it goes. If you want to be
notified when my next book pubs, you can sign up at
 www.nextnovel.com  




Synopsis:

I haven’t touched a human in three years. That seems like it would be a difficult task, but it’s not. Not anymore, thanks to the internet.



I am, quite possibly, the most popular recluse ever. Not many shut-ins have a 200-member fan club, a bank account in the seven-figure range, and hundreds of men lining up to pay for undivided attention.


They get satisfaction, I get a distraction. Their secret desires are nothing compared to why I hide… my lust for blood, my love of death.


Taking their money is easy. Keeping all these secrets… one is bound to escape.


What if you hid yourself away because all you could think of was killing? And what if one girl’s life depending on you venturing into society?


Enter a world of lies, thrills, fears, and all desires, in this original thriller from A. R. Torre.


Purchase Links:   Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble

Lisa’s Review: WOW!! OMG!! What a wicked book! When I first started reading this book I was thinking WTH, however, after I read a couple of chapters I was hooked. 



Deanna aka Jessica is a nude camgirl with a traumatic personal history. As a result of her trauma she has vivid, horrific fantasies about murdering people. Due to her urges, she had locked herself in her apartment so she can protect the world from her. During her job as a camgirl, she meets a man that has a request which makes her uncomfortable. The continued cam sessions make her concerned for a child’ safety. Deanna seeks out information which then amplifies her urges. 


I just love this story. It’s creatively unique. Deanna is an awesome character. I liked the inner dialog that she has with herself and her sense of humor. 


In my opinion, it’s always a good thing when a book makes you shed some tears and this book did. I didn’t ugly cry but there were tears, both happy and sad. 


I highly recommend you read this book. You will not be disappointed.




Synopsis:

Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited follow-up to the daring erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E, by A.R. Torre.



1. Don’t leave the apartment.
2. Never let anyone in.
3. Don’t kill anyone.


The rules were simple and I broke them.
Now I must face the consequences.
Everyone else must face me.


Purchase Links:   Amazon   |   Barnes & Noble


Lisa”s Review:   LOVE!! I didn’t think I would have loved this more than the first book but I do. This is amazing!!



Deanna’s character is really bad ass. I definitely wouldn’t want to be on her bed side. In this book, Deanna is battling good and evil within her; and this inner struggle takes its toll on her. She has a desire to hope and want but fears she doesn’t deserve it. 


I was initially totally ticked off with Mike but I totally get what he did. His actions in this book made me like Jim more. 


I can’t forget to mention Jeremy. He is really awesome. The fact that he is patient with Deanna makes me like him more. He knows she is different And he isn’t pushing her to reveal more of herself. What an amazing guy!


At the end of this book the author’s note talks about how she made some revisions based upon what others told her. I am SO glad those changes were made. I don’t know if my heart could have handled the other outcomes. 



Synopsis:

Equal parts Dexter and 50 Shades, this is the eagerly awaited new novel from A. R. Torre, author of the award winning erotic thriller, The Girl in 6E.



The rules are the same. I can’t open the door. I can’t leave. I can’t kill anyone.


The only difference is, I don’t set the rules anymore. Guards in grey uniforms do. It is everything I never wanted and everything I always deserved. I write to you now, from a prison cell. My home for the next twenty to thirty years.


That’s the going term for murder.


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