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Eden Conner opens up.

Welcome, Eden to my attic. Glad you made it. I did some rearranging, hope you like it. Now my guests don’t have to sit on the old rocking horse. It’s fun when you’re a kid but when the springs let you drop to the ground, it gets embarrassing.

So tell us who you are and where you came from?

I’m Eden Connor, and I’m from South Carolina.

 

Obviously you’re a writer, but let me warn my audience here, you’re an erotic writer so some of the answers will reflect that. 18 and over only from here on out. What is the name of your book and the general plot?

My next release is Incidental Contact. This is the third book in my series Those Devilish De Marco Men, about three blue-collar brothers who find the women they need, but who end up tripping over the past in the process.

Small town Romeo Eric De Marco finds his reputation as a walking vibrator with the optional tongue accessory isn’t working in his favor when he finally falls in love. Seems Amy Sizemore doesn’t believe he’s capable of commitment any more than she believes he can teach her to feel sexy. Worse, his family’s somewhat spotty reputation takes a huge hit, adding to his certainly he’ll never be able to prove he’s serious about her—or worthy of her love.

So, how does a man convince a gal who referees sports for her spending money he means business?

Go hard or go home, as they say. But of all the damn times to have … um, performance issues.

 

Where did you come up with the idea?

Eric is the middle child. He loves attention. He’s the family jokester and he never met a woman he couldn’t seduce. I was nailed to these characteristics due to the first two books in the series. Boring, huh? So, I started thinking… what would happen if I take away his ability to perform sexually? Cut him off from  the thing he does best?  I was already giving his family negative attention, so extreme stress would be a given. He’s thirty-three, so…

Booyah.

 

Just as I’m supposed to be handing the final draft off to my editor, I find I’m suddenly writing the third draft of this story and taking a huge risk, writing an erotic romance hero with stress-induced erectile dysfunction.

The more I write, the more I realize that what I write is often a reaction to what my contemporaries write. Take that any way you like.

Which of your characters do you like the most and why?

Lila Walker. She’s the heroine in the first book in this series, Soft Sounds of Pleasure. She’s my favorite because there’s a whole lotta Eden in Lila. She’s widowed at a relatively young age—forty—as I was. She’s been a baseball mom, as I was. Unlike me, however, she ends up with the yummiest younger man. I was so jealous, in Wildly Inappropriate, the second book, I smacked her upside the head with an unplanned pregnancy.

I love this job. <grin>

 

Which one do you hate the most and why?

Um… Eric (blush). I was never a fan of the player kind of guy. I dunno if I’d call it hatred, but, he’s my least favorite brother. But he and I have buried the hatchet. I will say learning to like him is why this damn story took so long to write.

If I hate a character, that would be John Carpenter, neighbor, bee keeper, card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan, and the man who killed my three heroes’ mother.

 

You’re stranded on an island and you are granted three things;

The first thing you’re granted is an IPod with only one song loaded, what is it?

At This Moment by Billy Vera and the Beaters

 

The second item is a book with the last chapter missing, what is it and who wrote it?

Gone With the Wind by Margret Mitchell, only because this actually happened to me. I was eleven and borrowed the book from the public library. After days of skipping homework and reading under the covers with a flashlight to finish the story, I realized someone had torn out the last page. This led to a lot of tears and an emergency trip to return the book and read the last page out of a different copy.

 

And the third thing you’re granted on this island is a lunchbox with a sandwich and a full thermos, yummy, what kind of sandwich and drink would you appreciate?

Why do I want to say egg salad and sweet tea?  

That sounds healthy warming in the hot sun.

 

What is the biggest mistake you have made in your life? Not writing or publishing mistake – any mistake. Even if it happened in 3rd grade, I wanna know about it.

My husband became paralyzed in 1998. We had some tough times, but basically, once we got to a certain point, the issues were mostly mechanical. How to bathe a 200-pound man who couldn’t help me move him, that kind of thing. Until his neurologist decided Oxycontin was the cure-all for his pain management. It took me eighteen months to document enough problems so his doctors would change his meds. Unfortunately, the day I did manage to get a new prescription was the day my husband died. Even the autopsy report says I was right and the doctor was wrong.

For all the good that did. So, if I had it to do over again, I’d raise hell until I got him off that drug as soon as the problems began. In short, I wasn’t a good enough advocate for him, and I was all he had.

Wow! I am so sorry for your loss and that you had to go through that. I know you said privately it changes the mood of the post, but I think it’s important and I’m leaving this in as a lesson to others. Please, please listen to your instincts.

 

What would you do for a Klondike bar?

 Nothing. But if you give me the money for one, I can put it toward that next tube of Sensodyne.

I agree on you with that one. I let it melt a bit and use a spoon.

 

Okay, you’re still stranded on that island and two people show up, the character you love the most, and the one you hate the most, and they both know what you said about them. What do you do?

Grab my tea and my egg salad and get comfortable while I watch Lila realize we don’t have any cops on this island. If I hand her a sharpened bamboo cane, will she kill the man who’s caused her new family so much pain, or convert him?

If Lila is a large part of me, then John Carpenter is a large part of my heritage. I grew up up in the rural South, and he’s the embodiment of some serious social ills.

Hmm… this has potential.

Love it!

 

Flash round favorites:

 

Color– pink

 

Sound–rain

 

Season–fall

 

Animal–dog

 

Smell–babies, clean ones

Too funny

 

Food–scallops

 

Place to visit–the beach—any beach

 

Place to live–right here in sunny SC

 

Movie–For the Love of the Game

 

Alien–Is it wrong to say “My son”?

If it’s true, it’s true

 

Number —1

 

Writing spot–curled up in bed. God bless whomever invented the laptop

 

Texture–thick linen bond paper

 

Planet–this one

 

And last of all, favorite memory–waving good-bye as my last kid left home

The alien one?

 

Anything else you would like to add?

Blog: http://edenconnorwrites.blogspot.com/
Twitter (I rarely use it, but…)
https://twitter.com/EdenConnor
FB Fan Page:
https://www.facebook.com/Author.EdenConnor

 

Soft Sounds of Pleasure

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4 comments on “Eden Conner opens up.

  1. Larry Batts
    September 24, 2013

    Good interview.

    • AttyEve
      September 24, 2013

      She’s a great woman. Interesting life, intelligent and yet she still came on my blog, go figure.

  2. Mike Franklin
    September 25, 2013

    Can’t help but like her!

  3. Pingback: HPBT: Incidental Contact by Eden Connor | Why I Can't stop Reading

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