Interview with Author and Publisher Eden Myles

Welcome back sweet peas, tonight I have another good friend and writer with me and she’s a publisher too! Eden Myles owns Courtesan Press, has a flock of talented writers in her stable and is a fantastic writer to boot! Check out my interview with her below.

Thank you Eden for taking the time to do this interview for my blog.

When did you first start writing fiction? It actually began in high school. I was deeply into the journalism program, went to all the games for free with my little journalism pass!

Did you have any formal writing training or education? Journalism experience, only. And a small number of Internet articles. Do they count?

What drew you to erotica and other spicy fiction genres? I grew up during the romance explosion of the late 80s and the 90s, when the shelves were full of bodice-rippers. I think I just extrapolated from there.

Where do your ideas come from? I’ve been a lifelong fan of nighttime soaps, the steamier the better.

What do you do to tackle a project? Do you write outlines or keep all in your head? I’m a messy writer. I have notebooks full of story ideas and research material. In the end, I usually just write by the skin of my teeth anyway.

Did you ever feel uncomfortable writing the “steamy scenes?” Maybe the last time was in high school, when I was writing Josie and the Pussycat fan fiction, but not lately, no. *grin*

How does your family react to you writing erotic romance or do they know? They’ve actually been very supportive of me throughout my career.

How did you come up with the Dollhouse series and which book is your favorite of them all? That happened right after I finished Fifty Shades of Grey. I thought, “Yeah, I could maybe do that,” but I wanted it to be high-class and kind of artsy. I wrote the first collection, Evelyn, over four weeks, with one book a week. I think she’ll always be my favorite.

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Have you ever thought of trying another genre?  I’ve been playing with speculative fiction, but nothing too serious just yet. Who knows?

What made you start your own publishing business on top of already being an author? It just sort of grew organically out of a collection of us. I really didn’t mean for it to happen that way, which proves that business has a mind all its own.

How long has Courtesan Press been in business? We’re going on four years now.

What’s it like to work with so many writers in your stable? All of them are great, very cooperative. And they go out of their way to help each other out.

What are the challenges of owning your own press? Probably trying to get in enough time to do some serious writing.

What do you like to read when you’re not writing? I’m an avid cook and gardener, as well, so I have stacks of cooking and agricultural magazines lying around all the time.

Who is your favorite writer? Jane Austin, hands down.

What current projects are you working on? I’m sort of in between, at present. But I really want to get back to the antics at the Dollhouse Society.

What does the future hold for Courtesan Press? I’m not sure. We want to try a number of different angles. When we know for certain, the world will be the first to know!

What can readers expect from your own writing in the future? Basically, anything can happen.

Where can readers find you and your work? https://courtesanpress.wordpress.com, of course!

Thanks so much for taking the time the do my interview, it was fun for me, how was it for you? Lol. Thanks for letting me hang, J.!

Check out more of Eden’s titles below! 

 

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His to Tame (The Dollhouse Society) by Eden Myles

Hello my sweeties,

Today, my friend Eden Myles from Courtesan Press has dropped by to tell us about her sensual, seductive new release: His To Tame (The Dollhouse Society) See below for the description, alluring cover art and tantalizing excerpt to get your engines running. Don’t miss out on this delicious title. You won’t be disappointed… Courtesan Press is top-notch in erotic fiction. Carry on!

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HIS TO TAME (The Dollhouse Society) by Eden Myles

Secretive. Seductive. Scandalous.

Discover the secret behind the mysterious Dollhouse Society, an exclusive collection of powerful men and women and the modern-day courtesans and courtiers who service them…

Morgan Fawkes is a self-proclaimed control freak. As acquisitions editor of Harper House’s romance imprint, she has to be. And yes, the fact that she runs the romance department but has never had a romance that’s lasted more than six months is not lost on her. Talk about cosmic irony. Then her boss, Malcolm Sloan, suggests she try on the life of a courtesan for size, just for a little while…and he has the perfect gentleman in mind. Malik Tallman, ex-MMA fighter and CEO of Graffiti Records, is a hard man from a troubled past. As founder of one of the biggest record labels in the country, Malik does not suffer fools lightly. As a gentleman, his brutal, unforgiving disciplines are legendary…and not for the faint of heart. If Morgan wants to succeed as his courtesan, she must learn quickly to submit completely or suffer the sweet wrath at the end his merciless flogger. Too soon it’s a war of wills between Morgan and Malik–a war that might just leave both of them changed forever.

This book is a work of erotica and is rated Sextreme. 18 years and older only, please.

Download a Three-Chapter Excerpt: https://courtesanpress.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/his_to_tame_excerpt.pdf

Excerpt:

“Morgan,” Tallman intoned, standing by the mantel, a hand in one pocket. “I gave you a direct order. You also failed to address me correctly when you first arrived, so I wouldn’t compound my punishment, if I were you.”

My mouth dropped open and I almost protested that, then reconsidered. I had agreed to do this. I would do this.

I can do this, I thought, getting to my feet and unbuttoning my blouse. He watched me intently while I stripped off my blouse and then reluctantly went to work on my skirt. I hesitated when I was down to my underwear and stockings, shivering in the room even though it was warm, thanks to the fireplace crackling away, blind to this, my greatest humiliation. “I’m not really used to this,” I mumbled. “I’m a pretty modest person.”

“It’s not as if I haven’t seen every private part of you already, Morgan,” he intoned.

His words made my legs shake and a blush creep up my neck. I thought about how I’d acted like some sex-starved hussy the other night, doing everything he wanted, giving myself over to him to use as he saw fit. He was right, of course. He’d touched and tasted me everywhere. I unclipped my bra, then, not looking at him, slid my panties down, leaving on just my black silk pull-up stockings and heels, as par his instructions. My immediate instinct was to cover myself—not just modesty but the sheer vulnerability of being naked in a room where he was not—but I forced my shoulders back and stood up straight to meet his even gaze.

His eyes glittered as he nodded for me to continue.

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