Sunday, 13 June 2010

Tory Richards Interview

A little about Tory Richards…

Tory is a multi-published, best-selling author who lives in Florida with her soul mate and three crazy cats. She likes to travel, preferably by cruise ship, and doesn’t like to fly but will if she has to. She collects antiques and art, loves chocolate (who doesn’t?) and good coffee.

Tory has wanted to be a writer since she was a kid, but life got in the way of her dreams. A few years ago, with the support and encouragement of her family, she decided to get serious. Her romances are laced with humor and filled with suspense and sizzling sex.

Talk Dirty to Me is Tory’s first erotic romance with Ellora’s Cave and she vows it won’t be the last!


Please welcome Tory Richards to my humble online blog home! Tory Richards, come on doooooown!

Nat: Hiya! Lovely to have you here. I'll dive straight in and get on with the questions.

What do you like best about writing?

Tory: While I enjoy the characters and places I create I have to say the finished product. The editing is done, the book cover has been designed, and it's release day! Nothing sweeter.

Nat: I know what you mean! Getting covers is my favourite part.

What sets you off on a new book? Do you need visuals or audio to spark a plot?

Tory: Anything can set me off. Sometimes a thought will just pop into my head, and blossom into a story. Other times I might be watching a show on TV and something in it will spark an idea. Something someone tells me might give me an idea.

Nat: Same here.

Do you write via keyboard or pen and paper? Or both?

Tory: LOL...I started out with pen and paper around the age of ten, then graduated to a manual typewriter at thirteen. Since getting my first computer a few short years ago there's nothing better.

Nat: Gosh, I remember my first typewriter. Noisy old thing.

When writing, we're interrupted by many things. Of course, this isn't evident in the tale, but is there a funny moment in your real life that interrupted your writing, one that you'll always remember when you read your book again, that you'd like to share with your readers? I like to think of my books as memory keepers in a way, where special events rest between the lines that no one but me can see. Do you have the same thing going on?

Tory: None comes to mind right now.

Nat: Maybe I'm just strange then LOL.

If you could visit one place right now, where would you go and why?

Tory: Ireland. I've actually planned a trip there twice but had to cancel both times. I'll make it some day, though. I like to travel and there's something about Ireland, the castles and history of the place, that seems romantic.

Nat: Ooh, I have friends who live there.

If you could have one thing that would make your writing life easier, what would it be and why?

Tory: More time in the day. As it stands right now I work full time, so I only have a couple hours in the evening and weekends to write.

Nat: I'm with you on time. I'd like another 6 hours.

Do you have any phobias? What are they, and why do you think you have them?

Tory: Gosh, don't we all have phobias? LOL I'm a germaphobic, or so I've been told. Have no idea why.

Nat: I have too many phobias to mention, so I won't!

Do you have any obsessions? What are they, and why do you think you have them?

Tory: Actually, nothing comes to mind right now.

Nat: If you could look like one star, who would it be?

Tory: Raquel Welsh, I think she's absolutely beautiful and ageless.

Nat: Oh, I agree. I love her eyes.

If you had the choice of going to a book signing with a star on your arm, who would it be and why?

Tory: Hmmm...let me think about that one for a while.

Nat: LOL! Too many to pick from, hmm?

If you have children and/or you work full time, how do you find the time to write?

Tory: Writing is just a hobby for me so I don't stress if I don't have time for it. My family comes first.

Nat: Fave genre, time period?

Tory: The present. If I wrote in another period I'd have to do research, and I hate homework. :)

Nat: LOL! If you had one piece of advice for aspiring authors, what would it be?

Tory: Don't give up, believe in yourself and someone else will, too.

Nat: Ooh! I like that last line. I hadn't thought of it like that. Well, it was lovely having you here, Tory. Thank you so much for dropping by!

If you beautiful readers would like to find more information on Tory, you can visit the links at the end of this post, but for now, sit back, relax, and enjoy an excerpt from Tory's latest book, Talk Dirty To Me. Oh my!


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An Excerpt From: TALK DIRTY TO ME

Copyright © TORY RICHARDS, 2010

All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.

Lilly collapsed against him. God, it was just like old times. And she’d made it so easy for him. Damn it! She wasn’t going to let him break her heart again! But she wasn’t going to dwell over what she couldn’t change either, and besides, she’d thoroughly enjoyed their quickie.

As they straightened their clothes and prepared to leave, he asked, “So, what’s the plan?”

“I take you home with me. You can use Ross’ room until he comes home tomorrow. I hope you like pizza and wine because that’s what I intend to have for dinner.” Hopefully there was an extra bottle of wine stashed in the fridge.

“All I want for now is a shower, a bed, and some more of you.”

Now was a good time to lay down the law. She had let her desire get the best of her once but that had been temporary insanity. She took a deep breath. “Speaking of bed, you’ll be in it alone, Blake. There’ll be no more kissing or touching or anything else between us while you’re here.”

He chuckled. “You weren’t complaining a minute ago.”

She was still flushed from their mutual satisfaction. “I mean it, Blake. You can’t continue to come back into my life every few months or a year, turn it upside down and then just leave again. I didn’t want to pick you up, I didn’t want to see you again, and I have a boyfriend.” She was amazed at how easily the lies slipped from her lips. Almost as easily as her mouth had devoured his cock a moment ago.

“Relax, baby, I won’t do anything you don’t want me to do.”

Lilly had her doubts. She’d never been able to resist him. Blake had the moves and he’d never been afraid to put them on her before. Even a glance could turn her knees to jelly. And she was weak where he was concerned. He knew that, she was sure.

She focused on the road the rest of the way home, and tried not to imagine a naked, sexy Blake in her shower.





Tess MacKall said...

Great interview questions, Nat. I love the way your mind works. And now I've got another book for my TBR list too.Thanks for introducing me to another EC author. Great excerpt, Tory!

Darah Lace said...

Congrats on the new release, Tory! TDTM sounds really hot. I wouldn't mind having Blake in my shower!

I'm right there with you on more hours in the day. Seems there's never enough. And it's funny, I just saw Raquel in that sunglasses commercial and then flipped to another channel and saw her in an old western with Burt Reynolds. She's as beautiful as ever.

Natalie Dae said...

Thanks for dropping by, Tess and Darah!

Tory Richards said...

Thanks Tess! If you get a chance to read any of my books I'd love to hear from you.

Hi Darah, thanks for coming by today.

Natalie, I appreciate you giving me the opportunity of being a guest blogger. I look forward to returning the favor on my blog.

Natalie Dae said...

I must get along with writing those answers out for you, Tory. I'll try and get it done today. Thanks! :)