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Ellis Day tells all! Thanks for stopping by Readeropolis. Today's feature is INTERVIEWING FOR HER LOVER, an erotic romance. Be sure to check out our interview with the author.

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AUTHOR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH ELLIS DAY



What inspired you to write this book?
I love romance books and I’m constantly writing little stories in my head, so one day, I decided to put it down on paper.  All the guys (Nick, Ethan, Patrick and Terry) kept pushing to the front of my mind, but Sarah’s story was the one that was coming out first, so Nick got to come along – because (as you’ll see) they’re perfect for each other.

What can we expect from you in the future?
I’m working on Patrick and Annie’s story right now.  I hope to have it released in September.  Patrick catches Annie watching a couple go at it at La Petite Morte Club.  He decides to help her out with her desires but discovers that she is his best friend’s little sister and for Patrick, that means, hands off.  Of course, Annie doesn’t want his hands to stay off her and Patrick’s hands don’t want to stay away either.  It’ll be a hot, sexy romp of denial of attraction.
Then, I’ll probably move on to Terry’s story, but I’m not sure.  I’ll definitely be writing about both Ethan and Terry along with a few other characters who pop into the books, like Patrick’s lead investigator, Hunter, and Nick’s little brother Mattie.  With every story I write, more hot, fascinating men appear wanting me to find them a lover.

Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
If you mean, what happens to them when the book closes, yes.  You’ll see Nick in Patrick’s story and some others.  The guys and later the girls will cross over.  I don’t currently have any short stories about them, but I may one day.  I have a short story that I want to write about a couple going through a misunderstanding.  When I finish it, I’ll offer it to my readers’ group for free and when I have enough short stories, I’ll package them up and sell them – but short stories will always be free to those in my readers’ group.

Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born in a small town outside of Chicago.  It’s in Indiana, about 30 minutes away from the Illinois border.  I know that for a fact.  Everyone there does, because that area is a dry county on Sundays but Illinois is not. ☺

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
I’d spend it with my family –probably detailing how they should finish my books.  ☺

Who is your hero and why?
I can’t say that I have a “real” hero.  I admire some people.  I admire my niece for having the courage to start her own business and for creating a great life with her husband.  I admire my family – all of them—because not one of them ever blames anyone for their problems.  In a world where it’s normal to blame society or bad luck or God, my family stands up and says, “My life is how I made it.”  We’ve all made mistakes but we own them.

What book do you think everyone should read?
Mine.  No just kidding (kind of).  I think everyone should read or at least be aware of the classics because so many movies and books are based (loosely) on them.  Also, the Bible.  There are so many references in our culture to the bible, Romeo and Juliet, Moby Dick, Tale of Two Cities, etc that everyone should have a basic understanding of those stories. Some are great and some are dry and hard to get through but it’s worth it.

What kind of world ruler would you be?
I’d like to think I’d be a fair ruler – I am a libra after all.  ☺  However, I honestly think I’d be a harsh ruler for some offenses.  I see no gray area in child abuse, abuse of the elderly and animal abuse and would punish those offenses very harshly.  With everything else, I can see both sides (I’m actually pretty good at doing that and it helps my writing immensely).

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Interviewing For Her Lover?
In Interviewing For Her Lover (Book 1 of the Six Nights of Sin series), you meet Sarah and Nick.  Sarah is, as my niece said, broken.  She’s lost a lot in life—her boyfriend, her baby—and she’s afraid to try again, but she wants a lover.  She misses and needs the touch of a man.  She signs up with a sex club (La Petite Morte Club) for a one-time fling.  That’s where she meets Nick.  
Nick applies to be Sarah’s lover.  He’s a self-made man—very rich, very attractive and very confident.  He can have any woman but there’s something about Sarah that draws him.  Through some tense negotiations he convinces her to choose him and the chemistry between them ignites.

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
A lot of them come to me as I write and they pester me about getting their own story—as  you’ll see when you read Interviewing For Her Lover (which is FREE by the way).
The opening chapter has Sarah at the Viewing where she is on display for the finalists on her list.  So, the men can decide if they want to go through with the interview process (the last step before she chooses her lover).  During the Viewing, we meet Patrick (I’m writing his story now), who’s polite and we meet Terry (his story is coming) who is a dom and doesn’t like that Sarah won’t obey him.  In this book, we also meet Ethan, the hot owner of the club.  All these guys just popped into the story and now they want their own.  Isn’t that typical of men—always wanting more?  ☺

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
Usually, I don’t.  I do my research as questions come up in the story.  Although, for this book I did do some research.  I’d only read romance novels – never erotica or steamy romance.  So, I did a lot of reading in that genre.  Let me tell you, there’s some good stuff out there and some VERY, VERY bad stuff – and I don’t mean that in a good way.  I’d swear some of the authors don’t even know English and yet they write it.
Anyway, I also looked up a lot of information on different sexual practices.  I’ve done some things, but not near the things that are in the erotica books.  So, I had to research.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Smart. Funny. Loyal. Vengeful. Creative.

How did you come up with the concept and characters for the book?
There are a lot of books out there where a virgin puts herself on auction and I wanted to do something a little different.  I didn’t want a woman who had to do this for money.  I wanted a strong, self-made woman who does this for sex.  She doesn’t need money—she needs a man.
I may write one where a woman does do this for money – I do enjoy those stories—but I wanted my debut novel to be a little different.  To appeal to those women who don’t really need a man in their lives, but they’d like to have one in their beds.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
I really enjoyed the chemistry between Sarah and Nick.  He’s never met anyone like her but she’s afraid to take what he’s offering.  It’s kind of a role reversal from many romance novels.

Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?
Nick starts out just wanting sex but as he gets to know Sarah he wants more.  He tells himself it’s because the sex is so damn hot, but deep down he’s a nice guy and he cares about her.  However, like all good characters he has a flaw and for him it’s arrogance.  He’s never had a broken heart.  He doesn’t understand what she’s facing and he’s sure she’ll bend to his will.
Sarah just wants to feel a man again. It’s been so long since the love of her life died and she misses a man’s touch.  She’s wildly attracted to Nick and recognizes the danger in that but she can’t tell him no.  She opens up to him in ways she never intended but will she take the final step and give him her heart?  You’ll have to read to find that out.

Do you have any advice to give aspiring writers?

First, write.  Don’t worry about getting it perfect, just get it down.  Just like Jodi Picoult said, “You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”  I let the stuff out of my head and put it on paper. Sometimes a lot is back story that ends in the trash but I need to know this.  I need to know my characters before I can tell their tale.

Second, if you don’t know how to market, take a marketing course.  I signed up for Nick Stephensen’s Your First 10K Readers and my sales have quadrupled.  It’s a lot of work and takes time and money, but if you’re serious about becoming a full-time author, do it.



Interviewing For Her Lover:
Six Nights of Sin (Book 1)
By Ellis Day
Genre: Erotic Romance

This is erotica with love. So, it's only intended for those eighteen and older.



Sarah wants a lover, but she wants one on her terms. She doesn’t have time to date and picking a guy up at a bar is not only dangerous but it doesn’t guarantee he’ll let her act out her fantasies. When she hears about La Petite Morte Club—a place for willing males and females to meet with rules and contracts so that all parties leave satisfied—she knows it’ll be perfect.



She signs up with the club and starts the process of finding the man who’ll be her lover for six nights. Six nights of fantasy—his and hers. Six nights of sex and then they’re done. Simple, uncomplicated and fun, but she doesn’t count on Nick’s ability to make her desire everything he has to offer and more.


Warning: This series has hot, steamy, sometimes kinky sex and is meant for mature readers only (18 and older).


Interview with the Author

Q. – So, why should someone read the Six Nights Of Sin series?

Because it’s hot – really, really hot and it’s well written. 
The story is kinky and erotic but at the core is love. The two main characters must journey to find that love but it’s there waiting for them if they’re willing to take a chance. For Sarah, this is her second chance and perhaps her last if she doesn’t discover how to move on from the past.

This series also has a rich, alpha male and who doesn’t love to read about handsome, billionaires with hearts of gold? I know I love reading these kinds of books and writing them. I truly believe that one of the cornerstones of a great relationship is fabulous sex and my books have that and more. 

On top of all those reasons, you’ll get your first glimpse into La Petite Morte Club—a sex club where almost anything goes as long as the participants are willing. There will be at least four additional series surrounding this club and possibly more, depending on what characters pop out of the woodwork as we wander deeper into the club and its activities.

Q. – Who should read the Six Nights Of Sin series?

These books are packed full of kinky, explicit sex with some bondage, bdsm and submission scenes. So, they’re meant for mature readers of 18 years and older. I don’t gloss over the emotions or the actions. It’s all there in hot, graphic detail, so get your glass of wine and a fan, and enjoy Sarah and Nick’s adventure. Anyone college age and older who likes contemporary romance, new adult and erotic should love this series.




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Ellis O. Day grew up with her nose buried in books and now enjoys writing the kind of stories she loves to read. Romance—the steamier the better. She believes that the cornerstones of all great romantic relationships are: love and friendship, trust, attraction and fabulous sex. Her stories contain all of these (especially the last one).

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