Interview with Brantwijn Serrah
At what point did you decide to be an author and what was your path to publication?
I always had a love for telling stories. I didn’t put much thought into being a freelance author until about my senior year in high school, though. I started publishing poems in college, and later submitted my first non-romance, a series known as The Pact, to DAW books. My first romance, Lotus Petals, went to Breathless Press in 2013, and was published that next January.
What do you do when a new idea jumps out at you while you’re still working on a book? Do you chase the squirrel (aka “UP syndrome”) or do you finish your current project first?
I try to stay very focused on my main project, but I will sometimes hop between projects, if I need a short break or if something pops into my head that simply must be written down before I forget it.
Do you identify with your main character or did you create a character that is your opposite?
In Lady of Lacrymosa, I identify a bit more with the Lady Gunslinger character. Given how the story ends, I have to make a point of saying “not literally”, but her attitude and demeanor are a bit more my type than Katarina, the story’s narrator.
Describe your story in 10 words or less for people who are just learning about it.
Two women, one sexy dance…things are about to get weird.
Is there anything you would like people to take away from your story?
Lady of Lacrymosa is purely a fun escapist story for me. I want people to enjoy it, and hopefully feel a little unnerved by the end.
What are some books or authors that you would recommend to our readers?
If you like sexy stories like the ones in Rough Edges, try a couple of other sexy authors like Torie James and her New Camelot series, or Decadent Kane and her Trouble with Elves. For spicy stories with a more real-world theme, look for Remittance Girl, Rose Caraway, and Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Big Book anthologies, with Cleiss Press.
Editor: Cori Vidae
Authors: Brantwijn Serrah, Jen DeLuca, TJ Dodd, Anna Kyle, Christine Morgan, Pumpkin Spice, Trayce Primm
Publisher: Pen and Kink Publishing
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Work hard, play hard, love hard…
Nothing is sexier than someone who knows what they want and has the confidence go after it. This anthology is crammed full of hot romances featuring those kinds of rough-around-the-edges alpha personalities–stories about the kind of men and women who ride horses during the day and their partners at night, who speak few words but mean every one of them, and who would never break their own personal code of honor. We’re talking about cowboys… and cowgirls.
This anthology contains seven romances with a Western theme that run the gamut from sweet to sizzling.
Emma is a demure young lady from Back East, or so she appears until her stern parents discover her inclination toward lusty leanings, and decide she’d best be safely married off before she can ruin the family reputation. She finds herself on a stagecoach bound West, set to wed an old man she’s never met. When a strapping cowboy boards the same stage, Emma realizes this might be her last chance to give in to her wild and wanton ways, but the journey may yet have some surprises in store for them both.
Time Machine Cowboy
A boring end to a cold winter’s day means shedding work clothes and popping a frozen dinner into the microwave. But once in a magical while, the package contains a sizzling surprise that heats up more than a cold heart.
Hunted and Haunted
A key witness in her ex’s corruption trial, Anna needs to lay low for her own safety. While she’s stashed in a remote hunting cabin in Montana, her nightly erotic dreams make her wish that sheriff’s deputy Gabe McKenna’s protective custody was a little more hands-on. Then she learns about the ghost who shares the cabin with them and discovers it’ll take both men to keep her safe… and satisfied.
My Midnight Cowboy
If chocolate is the way to a man’s heart, then pastry chef Lucy Baker has the recipe for success. But will her culinary skills melt the most-hard hearted bachelor in Wyoming?
A chance encounter on a New Year’s Eve flight leaves two strangers to discover unbound pleasure and a hunger for more sexual discovery.
Lady of Lacrymosa
When Katarina started her shift in the saloon, it was a night like any other. That was before the silent lady gunslinger strolled in through the batwing doors. Katarina can’t keep her eyes off the woman, and when the gunslinger starts to dance, sensuously spinning a black magic spell, Kat finds herself hopelessly, utterly lost. By morning, nothing will be the same.
The West gets weird, the night the strangers come to Lacrymosa.
Coming Up Roses
To get the long-coveted D.V.M. initials after her name, healer Rose is forced to spend the last two weeks of her internship at the Finnegan Ranch she left eight years ago, where she spent and best and worst times of her childhood. Now Rose had to contend with using her rusty healing abilities to help a wounded, angry donkey and deal with the sexy shapeshifter cowboy who broke her heart.
Finn’s wolf did the unthinkable eight years ago – attacked the girl he loved. Then years later she’d unknowingly saved his wolf, and him. Now he has two weeks to convince Rose that the bite which drove them apart also binds them together. Because letting her go this time might not be possible.
Jump Without Looking
Jackie has a veterinary practice, her family’s ranch, and a habit of avoiding men. The last thing she needs is a giant, blonde cowboy who tears down her fence and rattles her nerves. Russ has no job, a beat-up old pickup, and a rundown ranch he just inherited. He needs everything except the beautiful, angry neighbor who turns him on and then runs him off. Can one pregnant cow, two horses that love to jump, and three long kisses prove them both wrong?
Author Name: Brantwijn Serrah
Author Bio: When she isn’t visiting the worlds of immortals, demons, dragons and goblins, Brantwijn fills her time with artistic endeavors: sketching, painting, customizing My Little Ponies and sewing plushies for friends. She can’t handle coffee unless there’s enough cream and sugar to make it a milkshake, but try and sweeten her tea and she will never forgive you. She moonlights as a futon for four lazy cats, loves tabletop role-play games, and can spend hours pencilling naughty, sexy illustrations in her secret notebooks.
Brantwijn has two romance series currently in-progress with Champagne Books. She’s also had short stories published in several small press anthologies. She has author pages on GoodReads and Amazon, and loves to see reader comments on her work. Her short stories and audio readings occasionally pop up at Foreplay and Fangs, her blog at http://brantwijn.blogspot.com.
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