Alessandra Torre astonished the publishing world with the success of her first novel, Blindfolded Innocence. Initially self-published, the book quickly rose to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses. Torre’s new release Masked Innocence as a must-read for book enthusiasts searching for a new fix after Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Tell us a little bit about your upcoming release, “Masked Innocence” the follow-up to your debut novel, “Blindfolded Innocence.”
Masked Innocence takes Brad and Julia’s courtship and takes it to the next level. Their relationship, and their sex life, dives further and deeper while a murder uncovers hidden secrets.
What’s your go-to snack when you’re writing?
Nutty Bars or navel oranges
What was the first erotica book you ever read?
Fifty Shades of Grey
If you could be with any fictional character for one night, who would it be and why?
Thor. I’d like to see his hammer. J
Where do you do most of your writing? Do you have a certain place that inspires you the most?
I have a big comfy chair that I like to settle into. It’s surrounded by windows and has plenty of room for my two dogs. If I need inspiration I set aside the computer and take the dogs for a walk.
What is the difference between erotica and romance books? What about erotic fiction vs. porn?
Erotica contains explicit descriptions of sex, while traditional romance novels contain more ‘fade to black’ love scenes. Erotic fiction versus porn – words versus actuality and actions.
What are some of your favorite adjectives to describe sex scenes?
Thick, intense, slick, fevered, hard.
Who would you cast as your lead roles for “Masked Innocence”?
As far as my series, it is very difficult to cast this couple, but I would go with Minka Kelly and Joe Manganiello.
What is the best and worse advice you have heard authors give writers?
Best advice: don’t publish a book until it is ready. Prepare it properly, with a professional book cover and editing. Worst advice: get an agent, or wait until you have a traditional publishing deal in order to get your work out there.
What type of feedback do you get from your fans?
Everything. Some readers will love scene XYZ while another reader hates it. Readers write in with praise and criticism. The best thing is that they care enough to write. Any emotion, positive or negative, is better than no emotion.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I’m polishing up the final book in the Blindfolded Innocence trilogy. It releases on March 25th and takes Brad and Julia’s relationship to the next stage.
Did you learn anything from writing your books?
I’ve learned a lot in my research, about different sexual fetishes, practices, and motivations. I’ve learned to be a lot more open minded and accepting.
Your first book was a #1 Ebook seller. Why do you think Erotica does so well in digital format?
Because of the ability to read erotica privately, without others knowing what smut you hide on your Kindle.
What’s your favorite genre within erotica and why?
Erotic suspense. Alpha male.
What’s your biggest writing achievement?
Making the USA Today Bestseller List.