Meet Erotica Author, Abigail Barnette

Abigail Barnette is visiting with me today. On her tour, she’s giving away:

  • 1 set of signed paperbacks of THE BOSS, THE GIRLFRIEND, and THE BRIDE open to international readers
  • 2 Screaming O ™ lipstick vibe as featured in THE BOSS, with one signed paperback copy of THE BOSS US only
  • 5 ebook copies of THE BRIDE

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Who has been the biggest influence on your writing? How so?
I used to list authors I really liked, and who inspired me to start writing, but I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately and I’ve come to the conclusion that the biggest influence on my writing is literally everything I’ve ever read. The good stuff, for makes me want to be better, the bad stuff makes damn sure I will be!

If you were going to slash two (or more) of your favorite characters from any book, film, or TV show, who would it be, why, and what’s their favorite position?
I hardcore slash Regina and Emma from Once Upon A Time. I don’t know what their favorite position would be, but I really want to write a fic about them getting nasty while making apple pie.

Pitch yourself to shiny, new readers in thirty words or less:
I only write what I want to read, and every book is going to be vastly different.

Tell me about your groupies–what have been your favorite fan moments?
At one of my very first book signings, I had a girl approach me with my book in her hands, just trembling all over. She was so sweet and wonderful, and she’s come out and supported me at every local event I’ve had since. And at a recent event in Texas, a woman approached me and said, “We’re friends on Facebook, and you’re like a part of our family!” That made me feel so awesome.

Every author has pitfalls in their writing process. Describe one of yours, and what you do to dig out of it.
Procrastination. I have such a problem with “I’ll just get on Tumblr real fast,” or “I’ll just see what everybody is doing on Twitter.” I have to really force myself to buckle down. Once I get into it, I’m in, but it’s the getting into it that’s difficult.

My mother always joked about her special place in Hell—just punishments for guilty pleasures. What guilty pleasures will send you to your special place in Hell?
Well, I’m kind of a hedonist, I guess, because I don’t equate pleasure with guilt. I don’t apologize for the stuff I like; I had a crush on David Cassidy in high school that none of my friends understood, because this was in the mid 90’s. But things other people might classify as guilty pleasures? I really love pop music and frozen pizza.

List 5 keywords for your genre and current title.
Sexy, smart, fresh, funny and unafraid. And those five describe both The Boss series and erotic fiction.

In 100 words, write a paragraph including a favorite character from one (or more) of your books, a sex toy, and a very happy ending.
I love presents, but hate waiting through Neil’s insistence that I be surprised. “Can I open them yet, Sir?”

“Bratty subs don’t deserve presents, Sophie. I warn you, you wouldn’t want me to return this one.” He led me by the hand, to our bedroom, if my sense of direction wasn’t tricking me. He stopped and stepped behind me, laying both hands on my shoulders. “All right. Open them.”

At first, I didn’t recognize the smooth arch of the large black object resting on our bed. It only took me a moment to place it. “Is that…” I wet my lips. My chest felt tight. “Is that a…”

“A Sybian, yes,” he said, a bit of smug pride tinting his words. “I thought if you had nothing better to do—“

I didn’t need a further invitation; I was already wriggling out of my jeans.

The Boss    
Book 1
Abigail Barnette

Genre: Erotic romance/BDSM

Date of Publication: August 2013

ISBN:  978-1493625482

Number of pages: 353
Word Count: 120,000
Cover Artist: Jenny Trout

Book Description:

Sophie Scaife almost ran away once, trading her ticket to college for a ticket to Tokyo. But a delayed flight and a hot one-night stand with a stranger changed her mind, putting her firmly on track to a coveted position at a New York fashion magazine.

When the irresistible stranger from that one incredible night turns out to be her new boss – billionaire and publishing magnate Neil Elwood – Sophie can’t resist the chance to rekindle the spark between them… and the opportunity to explore her submissive side with the most Dominant man she’s ever known.

Neil is the only man who has ever understood Sophie’s need to submit in the bedroom, and the only man who has ever satisfied those desires. When their scorching, no-strings-attached sexual relationship becomes something more, Sophie must choose between her career and heart… or risk losing them both.

The Girlfriend
The Boss
Book 2
Abigail Barnette

Genre: erotic romance/BDSM

Date of Publication: August 2013

ISBN: 978-1492744115

Number of pages: 391
Word Count: 132,000

Cover Artist: Jenny Trout

Unemployed, blacklisted, and pregnant, Sophie Scaife’s life is totally upside down. Her relationship with publishing magnate Neil Elwood is on the rocks. Her best friend’s career is igniting. And Sophie is afraid she’ll make one of the toughest decisions of her life alone…

When a devastating diagnosis forces Neil to return to London, Sophie throws caution to the wind to follow her heart across the Atlantic. Keeping a scorching D/s affair as red-hot in sickness as it was in health is a challenge, even for two lovers as inventive as Sophie and Neil. But Sophie is more than willing to try anything her Sir commands, and their fantasies of control become a welcome refuge from the daily stress of illness.

While Neil’s wealth and privilege make adjusting to her new situation easier, Sophie finds herself rebuilding her life around an uncertain future. And while both of them face the changes between them head-on, they’re all too aware that their happiness may be fleeting—and Sophie could lose Neil forever.

The Bride  
The Boss
Book 3
Abigail Barnette

Genre: erotic romance/BDSM

Date of Publication: March 2014

ISBN: 1497486173

Number of pages: 415
Word Count: 140,000

Cover Artist: Jenny Trout

After a tumultuous year, Sophie Scaife’s relationship with her boyfriend and Dom, billionaire media mogul Neil Elwood, is hotter and happier than ever. His sizzling Dominant side pushes Sophie to new and challenging heights of submission and erotic exploration as she follows her Sir’s every whim. But with his daughter’s impending wedding and a milestone birthday turning Neil’s thoughts toward settling down, Sophie faces a much different future than she’d planned.

Caught in a conflict between her new wealth and her desire for independence, Sophie fears she’s becoming just another Fifth Avenue trophy wife. With her fashion journalism career over and her new effort as a writer uninspiring, Sophie has to work harder than ever to prove her intentions to Neil’s family and friends.

Sophie isn’t the only one struggling to adapt to her new lifestyle. When private jets and designer labels threaten her bond with Holli, Sophie finds herself walking a fine line between the world she now inhabits and the past—and people—she fears she’s left behind. After a shocking revelation divides her loyalties, Sophie is in danger of losing her best friend or fracturing the trust of the man she loves.

About the Author

Abigail Barnette is the erotic romance pseudonym of Jenny Trout, YAauthor, blogger, and funny person. Writing as Jennifer Armintrout, she made the USA Today bestseller list with Blood Ties Book One: The Turning. Her novel American Vampire was named one of the top ten horror novels of 2011 by Booklist Magazine Online. She is a proud Michigander, mother of two, and wife to the only person alive capable of spending extended periods of time with her without wanting to kill her.

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