MM MARCH MADNESS!!
Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.
Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3
Today is devoted to Ella Frank
Ella Frank is the author of the #1 Bestselling Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, A Desperate Man. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!” A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction and lives with her husband in Portland, OR. You can reach her on the web at www.ellafrank.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ella.frank.author Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.
Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.
Something you don’t know about me…hmmm, I co-author with a wonderful woman by the name Brooke Blaine. I love writing as the other half of a duo. It’s so much fun brainstorming and coming up with characters to share with the world. We can’t wait to work on our next project together!
There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?
I love writing series! They’re fun for me. Getting to carry over characters from previous books to the next. But at the same time I feel you really need to know how far you want to take those characters and set a book number for yourself.
Where do you do most of your writing?
I do it at my desk in my bedroom right now. I live in a beautiful apartment but it is rather small, so I can’t wait for the day I actually can put my desk in an office!
What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?
I am currently reading HOOKER by Brooke Blaine which is a romantic comedy, and it is hilarious. I absolutely love and recommend the L.A. Liaisons Series. As for a new favorite books and series I love, I recently read a brilliant series last year by Cassandra Clare – The Infernal Devices. It is literally one of the best series I have ever read.
Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?
This genre has exploded. When I first came out with Try, the m/m genre was barely talked about on the mainstream blogs in the indie world and it took a lot of convincing on my part to get people to give my book a look. Since then, some amazing authors have broken through and really helped this genre thrive and rise to be one of the most talked about out there. I also think that the recent Equality Act which passed gave way to an influx of authors adding characters with more diverse sexual preferences, and from there it has just continued to grow. I am proud to be a part of this writing community and to see how far it has come.
What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?
That you always have the opportunity to change, grow, and learn something new about yourself. With each book I like to think I challenge myself and make it just a little better in my eyes than my last. Whether it be the writing itself, the plot, the dialogue, I am always hoping to improve upon the last and give readers something they can really sit down and enjoy. After all, that’s why you pick up a book, right? To get lost inside the world of the author. I just hope I continue to build new and fascinating ones for people.
What are you working on now?
I just finished up Finley, and I’m in the process of writing the second book to follow. You can find more information on Finley at – www.ellafrank.com
What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?
Probably go out to dinner and see a movie. It’s low key, relaxing, and I can turn my brain off for a few hours and forget about the world I am writing about.
Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?
Hmmm…I feel a certain HIGH each time I finish writing a book. It’s such a sense of accomplishment to know that the characters on the page came out of my head. I haven’t had any lows as far as I feel. Every day brings new challenges and I consider myself one of the luckiest people on the planet to be able to wake up and do what I love every day.
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A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!
Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!