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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Author Interview with Seraphina Donavan

About: Seraphina Donavan lives in Kentucky, where she works as a social worker by day, grad student by night and romance novelist when she should be sleeping. She also rescues strays to the point of madness.

Interview Questions…

1. What inspired you to become a writer?

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing. Even before I could write, my barbies had evil twin sisters and time traveled.

2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I had a wonderful friend, still have actually, in first grade. We’d spend recess telling one another stories.

3. What genre(s) do you write? Why do you write the stories that you write?

I write a little of everything. Erotic romance, erotica, contemporary romance, fantasy, historical, paranormal, you name it!

4. Where did the inspiration for your book come from?

I love the idea of liberation, of letting go of people’s expectations of you and living to your own standards. I think in some ways, all of my characters do that.

5. How long did it take you to put the story together?

It took me about a month to write Bad Girl Lessons. It was a very organic process.

6. Can you share a little about your novel with us?

Well, it has a very Southern flair. It’s all about a good girl who realizes that being good has not made her very happy and so she seeks out the help of the local bad boy to just eradicate her boundaries.

7. Who is your favorite charter in your novel and why?

I really love Jackson Cope. He’s so rotten and such a good time. He’s a hot guy, but with mischievous side and all that southern, good ol’ boy charm.

8. Now that your book is getting ready to hit the stores describe how you feel in one sentence?

Excited to have it out there, but scared because it’s the first time I’ve self published.

9. What has surprised you the most about the whole processes of getting your book on the market?

Just how much support is out there from readers, bloggers, other authors. It really is a wonderful, loving and supportive community.

10. Would you like to share what the reviewers are saying about your book?

I don’t have any yet! Please someone, read it and tell me what you think!

11. What are you working on next?

Another southern book, this one set in my home state of Kentucky. It’s a little darker, and I’m returning to my paranormal roots. He’s a werewolf, a result of an old family curse.

12. How can readers contact you?





Email: seraphinadonavan@gmail.com

13. When does your book go on sale and where can we buy it? It’s on sale now at?



14. Last but not least is there anything that you would like to add?

Thank you for having me on your blog! This is the kind of stuff that makes me feel like a “real” author.

More About Bad Girl Lessons by Seraphina Donavan

Evangeline Harper has been everyone's good girl. But after being dumped at the altar by her fiancé, Evie decides it's time to stop playing by the rules and have some fun. There's only one problem... she doesn't know how. But one of her oldest friends, Jackson Cope, is just the man to teach her. Hotter than a Georgia tent revival in July, Jackson has had a starring role in every erotic fantasy Evie has ever had. Can she convince the local bad boy to help transform her from a slightly pudgy, former debutante into a wanton, sex kitten?

Jackson's been secretly in love with Evie since they were kids, but she was always off limits to the likes of him. Now she's offering him everything he's ever wanted, but only as friends with benefits. Planning to seduce her into his life on a permanent basis, he starts out with hot, steamy lessons on how to walk on the wild side. When Evie's former fiancé shows up, trying to woo her and her trust fund back to save his sorry hide from the Dixie Mafia, it's up to Jackson to protect her from danger. But who will protect him from a broken heart?


Fifteen minutes later, they were walking into Evie’s apartment. While she went to shower, Jackson stripped down to his jeans and began to explore the small space. The off white walls and beige carpet weren’t exactly a decorator’s dream. Evie’s antique furni- ture and brightly upholstered couch looked out of place in the drab apartment. Heading back into the bedroom, he sat down on the edge of the bed and listened to the sound of the shower running. He wanted to join her, but then she was probably shaving her legs and doing all of those things that women pretended they didn’t have to do. Smiling, at the thought, he allowed his curiosity to get the better of him and opened the drawer to the tiny, painted nightstand. While his own contained a stash of condoms and the latest issue of Playboy, Evie’s was a treasure trove of feminine touches. A pair of earrings that she’d forgotten to remove before bed rested atop an embossed leather journal. A bottle of ex- pensive and sweet smelling lotion was also in there. He sniffed the lotion, recognizing Evie’s favorite scent.

At the back of the drawer was a little wooden box. Unable to resist the mystery, Jackson opened it and a wolfish smile spread across his face. Nestled inside the box was a small, silver vibrator. He heard the shower turn off, and quickly replaced the box, cup- ping the toy in his palm. With his most innocent expression, he waited for Evie to come out of the bathroom. He was not disappointed when he saw her. Her hair had been brushed out into loose waves, and she wore a black silk robe that only reached to her mid thighs, leaving the long expanse of her legs bare. It parted to reveal a tiny swatch of lace and made him wonder what delights were concealed beneath it.

“So where is it?” he asked.

“Where’s what?” she replied, walking around the bed. She made a great produc- tion of fluffing the many pillows there.

“Every single or dissatisfied woman’s best friend... I know you have a vibrator, Evie. I’ve yet to meet a woman who doesn’t.”

She blushed. “You’re being ridiculous.”

Reclining on the bed with his hands folded behind his head, he grinned. “You’ve got some monstrous vibrating cock hidden in your closet, don’t you? One look at it and I will feel like less of a man, right?”

She rolled her eyes heavenward. “Are you twelve? Where do these random ques- tions come from?”

Raising up on his elbows, he looked at her, and at the deep V where her robe parted as she straightened the bed clothes. Her breasts swayed beneath the silk and lace with each movement and his cock pulsed behind his fly in response. “No...that would be entirely too tacky for you. I bet you have something small, quiet, discreet...ladylike but very effective.”

The blush on her cheeks deepened and her lips firmed with disapproval, “Jack- son--”

“Show me,” he said. “Do you honestly think that I would be bothered by that? The truth is, the very idea of it turns me on.... I can just see you laying here in this bed, naked. Your creamy, white thighs spread apart and your beautiful, pink pussy just beg- ging to be touched.”

“Fine. If you want to see it, then just fine,” she said and opened the night stand drawer. When she pulled out the small inlaid wooden box and opened, she stared at it in dismay for a second before, turning back to him. “You sneaky bastard.”

He chuckled, but didn’t allow her to walk away in a huff. Grabbing her hand, he tugged her down onto the bed until she sprawled atop him, widening the gaping split at the front of her robe. In addition to the black lace he’d seen before, he now knew that the rest of the garment was pink satin. “Is this what you were looking for?” he asked, open- ing his hand to reveal the small, egg shaped toy. Flipping her onto her back, he turned it on and rolled it delicately up the inside of her thigh, until she shivered in response.


“Don’t go getting shy on me now,” he said, tugging at the ties of her robe until it parted completely. The pink satin chemise was so thin it was practically transparent. He could easily see the darker shadows of her nipples beneath. They were perfectly framed by the black lace that edged the garment. “Open your legs for me.”

Also by Seraphina Donavan...

Master of the Circle With a high powered job and a privileged but scandalous background, Jenna had always struggled to fit int. Fear of being judged has kept her from exploring her fantasies and indulging her desires. But an invitation to "The Circle", the most exclusive sex club in the city, gives Jenna the opportunity to explore her most secret desires with the promise of anonymity.

Master of the Circle can be purchased at:




Dragons Lair Lilly Montague has spent her life caring for others. Free of her responsibilities, she moves to New Orleans and takes the only job she can get—waiting tables in a sex club. Hopelessly attracted to both Phillipe, the doorman, and to Remy, the club’s very dangerous owner, she can’t hide her disappointment in realizing they are a couple.

But one night changes everything, and Lilly is confronted with her deepest, darkest desire—to have them both. Remy and Phillipe are far from mere mortal men; however, and indulging her desire garners Lilly more than she bargained for....

Dragon's Lair can be purchased at:





  1. Loved the interview and what can I say about the excerpt - I want to read more. I have also linked this to my own blog. Thank you.

  2. Thanks Romance Reader Enthusiast for sharing the link.
    Blessed Be
    Leigh Savage