I have my good friend, and brand new author (her first book is releasing today!), Corinne Alexander visiting !
Corinne Alexander: Hi Katherine! Thanks for having my on your blog today! As my best friend there is no place I would rather be on the day of my very first book release!
Katherine Deane: All right, let’s take a vote. who is more excited about your new release – your FIRST EVER published book!??? Me or you? 🙂
Corinne Alexander: *Laughs* That’s a hard one! You have definitely been one of my biggest cheerleaders. I tend to be in the background mellowing and there you are poking, prodding, and cheering me into motion, “Come on, get out there! You can do it! Go, Fight, Win!” BUT then we had an unexpected third contender enter the race. I think the winner might just be my Mom! I came out to her last year about writing spanking romance and then accidentally shared my Winter Spanks story on my real life facebook page. Now mind you it was at two o’clock in the morning and it was only up for ten minutes before I realized what had happened, but that was long enough for my Mom to happen upon it and delightedly devour my story and several others on the hop. Considering that she’s not into this kink herself, she was over the moon about my story and has been calling or texting me every few days to squeal with delight about my upcoming release!
Katherine Deane: LOL, Okay, I think your mom wins this one!
So, what was your favorite part of writing this story? Or what stands out to you as that defining moment when this story became real.
Corinne Alexander: There were two moments in the writing process that are favorites and really stand out. The first is when the characters came to me in the first place. We were on a road trip to my son’s soccer tournament and they just appeared out of nowhere and started talking to me. Yes, I really do hear voices in my head! Their faces and backgrounds appeared in my mind like I asked them to tell me a little about themselves and they did! First Violet, then Everleigh, and Charles came next.
The next was when the story finally started gelling together and all of the snippets and scenes started to make sense and join the others. I still get goosebumps thinking about it.
Katherine Deane: What was the most difficult part about writing this story?
Corinne Alexander: Learning to balance my family life with my author life. We had some major bumps in the road during the time I was writing A Brush of Violet. I had to put my pen down for awhile to deal, but what I’ve learned is that the story didn’t go anywhere in the meantime. It was right there when I was ready and able to pick that pen up again.
Katherine Deane: I’m so glad you made it through everything, and kept going with the story. 🙂
What is the biggest thing you learned from this process?
Corinne Alexander: How much I have left to learn! I’m actually really excited about learning too. There are things that you can never really learn just by taking a class or reading a book. You have to get that hands on learning experience and writing this book was exactly that for me.
Katherine Deane: Okay, you already know how much I loved Violet and Charles. What’s next? Who gets the next HEA? or spanking? or both? 😉
Corinne Alexander: First of all I have to say you are in luck! The fantastic Maggie Ryan will be writing Ever & Robert’s story in Season Three of Corbin’s Bend! I was ecstatic when I found out!
As far as I go, I’m getting ready to submit an outline for my next Corbin’s Bend project that I hope will be accepted for Season Three. My MC, Melissa, makes her small debut in A Brush of Violet in a brief scene in which she appears before the Discipline Board.
Aside from Corbin’s Bend the project I am really excited about is the one that we have in the works. I won’t give much away to the audience since it’s still in the super secret stages, but it’s a story line near and dear to my heart and I’m sure that everyone is going to love it!
Katherine Deane: I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us!
Congratulations, Author! ❤
Corinne Alexander: Thank you, Katherine! I had so much fun!
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High powered business woman, Violet Walker, has long left her artistic days behind. That is until her best friend, Everleigh Harris, invites her to Corbin’s Bend for an art festival. What Everleigh doesn’t know is that Violet hasn’t been able to paint a single brush stroke since turning her back on her submissive desires and spanking needs in college. When she meets charismatic and drop dead gorgeous Charles her world is turned completely upside down. Will Violet, overworked, burnt out, and in denial of her deepest wants and desires, be able to surrender when love knocks on her door?
Charles Robinson, President of the discipline Board in Corbin’s Bend and longtime resident, adores the community he lives in and the freedom it provides for all who live there. Raised in a traditional family; love and discipline are a way of life for him. There’s nothing he wants more than a marriage just like his parents where spanking and romance go hand in hand, even if that means holding out for true love. Is Violet just the kind of woman he’s looking for?
Will Violet risk the life she’s built for herself in blood, sweat, and tears for the undeniable connection she has with Charles, the utter bliss and contentment she feels when she’s over his lap? Can Charles convince Violet she really can have it all? Will this trip be just what she needs to rekindle all that she has lost since joining the corporate world?
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Corinne Alexander is an erotic spanking romance writer who loves nothing more than to snuggle up with a cup of coffee, a warm blanket, and a steaming hot erotic romance. She enjoys strong alphas, feisty heroines, and a good old fashioned spanking romance. A Brush of Violet (Corbin’s Bend) is her debut novella. Corinne’s favorite kind of day is when she can slip away into nature to get lost in her daydreams, spinning her fantasies, with the forest floor under her feet, the wind rustling through her hair, and sunbeams kissing her face.