I have the amazing, prolific, envelope pushing, hot, spanking romance author, Emily Tilton with me today!
Katherine Deane: Thanks so much for joining me today, Emily. You are really heating up the Amazon rankings with your works. You have become quite the prolific author. Wow! How many books do you have out now?
Emily Tilton: You’d think the answer to that question would be easy, wouldn’t you? Really, it depends on how you count the various pieces of EXPLORATIONS, which is the project I started self-publishing in March of 2013. Let me give you a min-max: If you count all of EXPLORATIONS as one big book, that will probably be something like 500 pages when it’s all over, I’ve got ten books out. If you count all the different bits of EXPLORATIONS separately, you can get that number to something like 40; the collections would raise it even higher. Ten. I’ll go with ten.
Katherine Deane: And that’s all within the past two years, correct?
Emily Tilton: All since March 2013. If we go with ten, nine of them have released since December 2013.
Katherine Deane: Very Impressive! So far I can see sub genre’s of Age play, BDSM, historical, and science fiction. Any others on tap?
Emily Tilton: [laughs] I don’t think I have any other genres going right now. Oh, wait. If you consider medical a separate sub-genre, there’s one of those coming.
Katherine Deane: Awesome! Can’t wait to hear about this next one!
What’s your favorite genre (to write) so far?
Emily Tilton: Well, for a long time it was the Victorian BDSM that’s captured best in the first and second notebooks, which are ultimately part of EXPLORATIONS. But “Bought and Trained,” which I suppose could probably best be called “dub-con BDSM” really captured my heart. The book I’m working on most intensively right now could be called the origin story for the “Institute” series that began with “Bought and Trained” and will continue with “An Extreme Marriage” and “The Littlest Embezzler.”
Katherine Deane: Who is your favorite character you have created? Why?
Emily Tilton: Right now it’s a show-down between Mrs. Smith in the notebooks and Abigail Podret, the academic dean of the Institute (“Bought and Trained”). They play similar roles, but have very different personalities. Mrs. Smith is a domme, really, I think, who loves to help all the subs of aristocratic England enjoy their submission. Abigail is a sub who can switch to help the concubines and wives of the Institute do the same thing. Abigail teaches a course called FP (Feminine Pleasure) at the Institute, which always begins with all the students using a toy or a technique to bring themselves to orgasm as quickly as possible. Yum.
Katherine Deane: Nice! I agree, yum!
So, do you use any real life influence in the creation of your stories? (LOL, this is probably a Freudian slip question, because I mean in regards to ALL your stories. Not just based off the last question. 🙂 )
Emily Tilton: Very rarely, except to the extent that my auto-erotic fantasies have kind of taken on what I would call a real life over the years. Also, in my actual life, as I call it, I’m a teacher, and certain things from my professional life have crept into the Caroline series, Sarah’s Tutorial, and (in a very different way!) Bred by the Spartans.
Katherine Deane: That’s very helpful . 🙂 Tell me about your newest book. Roman gods were all about pleasure and passion, right?
Emily Tilton: Greek gods, please! Those imperialist Romans just took them over and pretended they were the same as their own boring, story-less gods. Anyway, “Bred by the Spartans” exploits my professional knowledge of Greek mythology in extremely wicked ways, which are in the end completely traceable to my own fantasies, built up over the years of thinking about them. Non-con power-exchange sex was just the way the erotic worked in ancient Greece, and of course that’s the way their gods did it too. The rapes of Europa, Callisto, and Semele, just to name a few, as well as such things as the bull and Pasiphae’s relationship, have always given me more fodder for fantasy than I could ever use up. Writing something that puts a rather modern erotic spin (breeding spanking ménage) on the gods, goddesses, and heroes, was a very hot hoot, if I can put it that way.
Katherine Deane: Hehe, can you tell history was never one of my strong suits? Well, I am definitely looking forward to reading this new “hot hoot” erotic Greek romance.
Thanks so much for joining me today.
Emily Tilton: My pleasure, Kate!
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