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Author Interview – 20 Questions with Amazon Indie Author Eden Redd

Twenty questions with Eden Redd

If you could go back in time and tell your younger writing self one thing, what would it be?

Stop doubting yourself and your writing. Make the time and have faith in in yourself, you will get better.

How did you spend the first bit of money you earned as a published author?

Bought a thirty-dollar bottle of wine and drank it down the same evening.

How many unfinished or unpublished books do you have?

I have several half-finished stories and one half finished romance novel. The novel was too…ugh…normal for my tastes.

What is your writing process? Or, how many hours a day do you write?

Big cup of coffee and typing at the kitchen table. I write three to four days a week and my minimum word count is 5K. When I finish a novel, I celebrate with wine…and sometimes whiskey. (Not together. Celebration may be a two-night event.)

What was your favorite childhood book(s)? Why? Genie and the Witch’s Spells. I didn’t fit in much and identified too much with the main character.

On average, how long does it take you to write a book? (First draft, rewrites, edits to finally publishing)

Three weeks to a month.

We all get bad reviews sometimes when we publish.  How do you deal with bad reviews?

Ignore them and when I can’t, I make a character I hate in my books and do terrible things to them.

How would you describe your average reader?  Or, do you even have a particular kind of person in mind when you write?

I would say my readers like action, adventure, fantasy and sexy romantic fun (Insert perverted fun somewhere in there.)

What are your hardest scenes to write?

Drawn out build up scenes. I yell in my head “Get to the damn point!” all the time.

What is the best way you’ve found to market your books?

I haven’t. The search continues.

What do you think are the challenges facing new writers?

Dedication to writing more books. Often, many authors believe they will become successful after a book or three. Sometimes it takes more so keep writing.

What are some things you’ve had to sacrifice in order to write and publish?

My sanity but we weren’t on the best terms anyway.

How often do you read for pleasure? How many books a year do you read?

Rarely. Writing takes up most of my time.  How fast do you read (words per minute)? Pretty fast but remembering what I read is the hard part.

Many indie authors live and die by KU (Kindle Unlimited) and the “normalized page read).  What are your views on KU, Amazon and where do you think KU will head in the future?

It’s great for exposure but will turn into crutch as you grow your career. You have to carve out your own fanbase and when you do, you will have greater influence on your future. I see authors tear themselves apart depending on what the KU payout will be. No one needs that stress in their lives.

Many writers find editing drafts as frustrating.  How do you edit and what is your process?

I find writing the book is the hardest part. Editing is fun because it’s like sculpting your work into a masterpiece. I send my work to an editor and then I reread it two, maybe three times before publishing.

What software do you use to write?

Word.

Fans often have a preconceived notion of you.  What is one thing your fans would be surprised to learn if they really knew you or spent the whole day by your side?

I’m pretty boring. My everday life is very normal with small swells of gatherings over drinks and other times being home and watching a good movie.

What did it feel like to publish your first book?

Exhilarating!

What are some of the difficulties of writing characters of the opposite sex?

I sometimes don’t understand the thought process of a male character. Thankfully I have many guys friends that help me with advice.

If they turned your life into a movie, who would you want to play you? Why?

Cassandra Peterson with her Elvira character. We have the same sense of humor and taste in clothes. Or if closer to how people see me, Julianne Moore.

 

Author website- https://edenredd.com/

FB Page- https://www.facebook.com/edenredd/

Twitter- https://twitter.com/EdenRedd

Amazon catalog- https://www.amazon.com/Eden-Redd/e/B00I8X8BCK

 

Lewd Paladin: Dread of Night: A Virtual Fantasy LitRPG Adventure (Book 2) eBook by Eden Redd

Lewd Paladin: Dread of Night by Eden Redd
Lewd Paladin: Dread of Night by Eden Redd

Eden Redd, author of the Lewd Paladin Series has a new book out.   I fell in love with her writing months ago with Lewd Necromancer.  From there I went immediately to Lewd Knight, Lewd Rogue & Lewd Dragon.  It took me over a week and a half to finish those books.  I stayed up late into the night, trying to get that last chapter in before my eyes completely gave way.   Why?  It’s hard to explain, really.  But, Eden blends just the right amount of fantasy and sex into her LitRPG books to make it captivating for me.  I just love the way she weaves a story.  Had it not been for her, I may not have stayed with LitRPG.  I would have gone on to something else and probably come back to it later.   My recommendation: buy the book or read it in Kindle Unlimited.   Her catalog is worth a free 30-day subscription to KU, right by itself.

Lewd Paladin: Dread of Night | 205 pages | $2.99 & Kindle Unlimited

The blurb from Dread of Night:

Warning: The tale you are about to read is a story of sexual creatures, human or otherwise. This tale is for adults 18 and up.

“The abyss beckons for the souls of the righteous and the damned.”

With the end of the classes, Luis finds his normal life quickly becoming empty. As he contemplates plans for the summer, the siren call of Lewd Saga burrows into his heart. The promises he made and oaths he swore in the game quickly come to the forefront of his life, calling for him to continue his holy crusade against the growing darkness.

Luis dives back into the game of Lewd Saga to become his alter ego, Thorrin Rivers, paladin and holy knight to the Sphere of Light. Little does he know that the Sphere of Darkness has unleashed it’s own warriors to deal with the meddlesome paladin. When a Troll Master defects, Thorrin swears to a friend that he will protect them and safely deliver them to the coast of Lukken. As Thorrin races against time, a shadow looms over his true and virtual reality. Family bonds will be tested as will the player’s heart.

Can Thorrin overcome his natural urges for justice when the enemy begs for help? Can the player unlock secrets to an ancient power to help strike down the undead Dread Lords rising from their tombs? Will fellow paladins rush to his aid when the dead come for him? Will Thorrin overcome a sickening truth that will attempt to destroy his real and virtual life?

Lewd Saga is a Virtual MMORPG, based in the fantasy world of Lukken, home of dragon royalty, human kingdoms and troll masters. Players quest, join in great battles and find love and lust in whatever form they desire. There is no taboo too great or too intimate.

Source: Amazon.com: Lewd Paladin: Dread of Night: A Virtual Fantasy LitRPG Adventure (Book 2) eBook: Eden Redd: Kindle Store

Romancing LitRPG Erotica – Eden Redd

Hey, fellow #LitRPG fans and serial readers.  Check out Eden Redd’s article on the romancing of #LitRPG.  Insightful.  Intelligent.    And, a good read about this genre and trope.  She’s also spot on.  For #LitRPG to grow, it has to expand or else it will collapse under its own weight.  Variation is key. Especially for serial readers, which is what I concentrate on.  Check her article out by clicking the link below.  I also have her feed on the left sidebar.

 

Source: Romancing LitRPG Erotica – Eden Redd