Monday, October 24, 2011

DD Symms - Erotic Romance

 DD Symms
Erotic Romance

     My guest author this week writes M/M erotica as well as M/F erotica. His writing will pull you into the stories so you can experience the emotions of his characters along with feel the passion just as his characters do. The covers of his books are appealing and the cover artists are to be commended! I love the covers! Hop over to his website and read a bit more about his books and blog posts.

     DD Symms considers eroticism and sexuality an art form and a driving force that affects many of our choices in life. Being in love creates inner conflicts and making love has an inherent beauty he enjoys exploring.

Tonya:  Readers love to know more about their authors. Tell us a bit about yourself.

DD:  I studied fiction and journalism in university. I’m from western PA and have lived in California long enough to almost feel like a true resident—but I’ll never truly feel I’m from Southern California.
Tonya:  Do you have a day job?

DD:  I have an online shopping site and a crazy family life. I haven’t had a regular day job in about four years.

Tonya:  Some of us have things we do to get into the writing frame of mind like music, or drinks. Do you have anything special you do to get into the writing mood?

DD:  I’m disciplined enough to start writing and grab time even if doors are slamming around the house. And I’ve learned much more about the craft of writing fiction in the past two years to make writing a bit easier. I’ve also studied acting and been in sales and you’ve got to put yourself in the mood regardless of circumstances. But I’ve found I listen to a lot of Daryl Hall and John Oates and classical music.

Tonya:  Do you have a card file where you keep story ideas? Where do they come from?

DD:  Stories run through my head. And then I see people in daily routines like a woman serving coffee and I think, “hey, that would make the beginning of a great story.”

Tonya:  If you’re self-published, can you tell us a bit about that and how it’s going for you?

DD:  Not self-published—yet. I’m writing a story I want to self-pub via Smashwords in the next four weeks.

Tonya:  Are you a daytime writer, night time writer, and do you have to be alone to write?

DD:  Late night to early morning is quietest at my house. Also, noon time. Like I said, I’ve learned to write even when doors are slamming, dogs are barking, and a whole lot of commotion is happening.

Tonya: Do you write better when you first have an idea of what your characters look like or do you write, then add character looks?

DD:  I have a notion of how they look and the look becomes more closely defined as I write. I may have one character where it’s definite I know what he or she looks like. But usually I start writing a bit before details become clarified.

Tonya:  We’re dying to hear about your latest book. What can you tell us without spoiling the storyline?

DD:  I just released Getaway through Breathless Press and I have a novel submitted about a PR professional who falls in love—and lust—with a wealthy developer in LA and gets tangled in a political mess. I also have a short story I’m writing that will, ahem, broach some taboo subjects.

Tonya:  Where can our readers find you and your books?

DD: or check Amazon and All Romance eBooks. Or Breathless Press.

Tonya:  Is there anything else you want to tell our readers?

DD:  I believe there are three elements to a well-written story: love, eroticism, and sex. Not the same to all degrees but weaving them together is a skill.
     Writing is a craft. I recently read that Nicholas Sparks (author of The Notebook) has read like 100 novels per year! You learn a lot when you read the writings of others.

Tonya:  What is your favorite night time snack?

DD:  Uh-oh! Ice cream or Chinese food leftovers.

Tonya:  Do you like toppings on your ice cream?

DD:  Wow, this question was nearly psychic. No, I don’t. I like mint chip—my favorite with nothing on it. Like the characters in my stories.

Tonya:  What’s your favorite meal - Italian, Mexican, Thai, etc?

DD:  Thai, right now, ranks right up there. The great thing about Southern California is that it’s easy to get about any taste you want at an affordable price.

Excerpt From Getaway:

    Marcie wanted to hear a man growl at her from a sexual wildness building inside him. She wanted to someone to grab her, pull her hair, and tell her that her tits were lovely. And he would fondle them and lick her nipples in the night air. Being polite to the point of unsatisfying had no value. That wasn't really her. She quickly folded her arms across her chest.       "You okay?" He relaxed his embrace and ran fingers through her hair.      He brought her back to the moment. "Yeah." How much could exist deep in a person's psyche in a place where it became so private it's not possible to share, and live a life isolated from the one who's supposed to share intimate secrets. "I don't want that to happen to me."
       "Excuse me?"
      "Oh, just thinking." Could she articulate her fantasy?

      He ran a finger gently under her chin and looked in her eyes. "Me, too."

      Marcie closed her eyes and parted her lips, touching Cole on his lips and opening her mouth slightly, giving him freedom to sweep his tongue inside. His breath carried a sweet fragrance that tempted her to explore more of him with her hand up his chest and along his neck, holding him like she held on to the trees when climbing up from the swimming hole to keep from falling and getting hurt. Her grip became tighter. Her lips worked with his, following his up and down motion, her tongue sliding against his, wrapping around it and discovering the softness and moisture. She held her thighs together and then parted them, wanting to quench her desire by having him inside.

 Tonya:  DD, thank you so much for being here this week as my guest. Readers, he will be here all week so please share the links with your friends and visit his websites. Please leave a comment or question below and get entered in his contest by commenting! Thank you all for joining us!
CONTEST – Answer this question to win one of three possible books, Getaway, Layover, or Riding Shotgun. What airport would you choose for a long layover if you had to make a choice?
     Please leave your email addy in your comment so I can contact the winners.


  1. DD thanks for being here this week! Loved having you. Although no one commented there were over 50 hits for you! Hope your site saw a few too!