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Today we are welcoming Kay Jaybee to the blog! She is here to answer some questions and to share some information about her latest release, The Collector. If this sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please use the buy links at the bottom of the post to pick up a copy!
Kay – Thanks for inviting me over today!
Barb – Try to describe your book in one sentence.
Kay – The Collector is a compendium of erotic experiences gathered by a female narrator whose hobby is ‘collecting’ the sexual adventures of others and writing them down, while occasionally indulging in some hands-on research herself.
Barb – Tell me a little about yourself
Kay – I’m a neurotic introvert, who manages to hide the fact that I’m terribly shy by hiding behind my ‘Kay Jaybee’ persona! Kay is a lot braver than the ‘real’ me! I adore balancing my double life as an erotica writer on the one hand, and wife and mother on the other!
I confess, after 7 years of writing kinky stories, I still can’t quite believe that this is what I’m doing- I trained as an archaeologist and historian!!
Barb – Do you write at a laptop/desktop or do you write freehand?
Kay – I write all my stories long hand into an ever growing collection of notebooks. Only when a chapter or short story is completely drafted, do I transfer it onto my lap top. I find that the process of rewriting it from paper to screen works well as an editing tool.
Barb – Do you have a day job?
Kay – My writing life is very much part time. I also work for a Distance Learning Company, as an administrative assistant. I’m very lucky, as I do this job from home, so if there is less work than usual I get extra writing time!
Barb – How long did it take you to write your current book?
Kay – The Collector took me just over 18 months to write, largely because the stories all needed- well, collecting!
I first wrote The Collector four years ago, and it is its re-launch I am celebrating at the moment. Each of the 21 stories in the book are linked together with a brief narration as to how the individual tales came to ‘the collector’s’ attention.
Here’s the blurb for you-
The Collector sits silently alone, engrossed in her tales
of lust, submission and dominance. Has she already
engraved your erotic exploits on her salacious list?
She may look like she is scribbling randomly in her
notebook, but she is secretly listening to, and recording,
the overheard fantasies and indiscretions of others.
Forever hungry for stories, when The Collector’s
sources run dry, her appetite for tales of instruction and
voyeurism drives her to do some research of her own
before sharing her provocative experiments on paper.
It is time for the worlds raunchiest
chronicler to come to light.
Barb – What were the challenges in bringing this book to life?
Kay – The major challenge for me with The Collector was learning how to go about getting it published! I’d had over 40 short stories published prior to writing The Collector, but hadn’t got a clue about how to go about finding a publisher for my first solo work. When Austin & Macauley took a gamble on me as a pretty much unpublished writer, and took on my linked-anthology, I was over the moon- and I couldn’t be more grateful to them, for arranging this re-launch now!
Barb – How did you come up with your premise for your books?
Kay – I think it’s true to say I get my ideas and inspiration from anywhere and everywhere. In the case of The Collector, the initial idea came to me while sat in the departures lounge of Heathrow airport awaiting a flight to Aberdeen. One of my oldest friends had just phoned me to tell me about an article in The Observer newspaper all about erotic writers. He was adamant the time was right for me to branch out from short stories and to try a book all of my own.
I admit the idea of writing a novel about one set of characters was rather daunting at the time, although I’ve written 6 single story line novels and novella’s since that time (The Perfect Submissive, The Voyeur, Making Him Wait, A Sticky Situation, The Circus and Not Her Type).
As I sat in the airport, watching people rush around, I began to think about what stories they would all have to tell if I was brave enough to ask them…and then I began to listen to what people were talking about, to watch how people behaved- and then I started to write it all down… The Collector was born.
Barb – What book is currently on your nightstand?
Kay – I am currently reading Dodger by Terry Pratchett- I just love his Discworld series, and this is a very interesting spin off idea!!
Barb – Where can your fans find you?
Kay – I can be found via my web site www.kayjaybee.me.uk – there you can connect with me via Twitter and Facebook, leave comments, and see details of all my books, past, present and future.
Barb – Do you ever run into someone who says “You write WHAT?”
Kay – This happens a lot!! I generally keep what I write a secret, simply because people have very strange ideas about erotica writers, and I have young children to consider. When I do tell someone what I do though, they always look shocked! I just love seeing their faces- you can almost see the cogs of their brain turning as they wonder if I’m joking or not!
Barb – What projects are you currently working on right now? Would you mind sharing them with us?
Kay – I am currently working hard at promoting my new novel Making Him Wait (Sweetmeats Press) and my new anthology, The Best of Kay Jaybee (Xcite), as well as writing a brand new novella for the Xcite Secret Library range. After that I have a project to do outside of erotica (I’m sworn to secrecy), and then I am going to hit novel number 4!!
A huge thank you for inviting me here to talk about The Collector and my writing life today!
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Kay Jaybee wrote the novels Making Him Wait, (Sweetmeats Press, 2012), The Voyeur (Xcite, 2012), The Perfect Submissive (Xcite 2012), and Not Her Type: Erotic Adventures With A Delivery Man (OCPress, 2011). She has also written the anthologies The Collector (Austin & Macauley, 2012 & 2008), Tied to the Kitchen Sink, Equipment, (All Romance, 2012), Yes Ma’am (Xcite e-books, 2011), Quick Kink One and Quick Kink Two (Xcite e-books, 2010). Kay has had over 60 short stories published by Cleis Press (inc. Best of Best Women’s Erotica 2, Best Women’s Erotica 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012; Best Bondage 2012, Sweet Love, Smooth, Gotta Have It, Sweet Confessions), Black Lace (Sexy Little Numbers), Mammoth (The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica), Xcite (inc.Ultimate Sin, Boy Fun, Power Play, Threesomes, Finger Music, Tricks For Kicks), Penguin (Oysters and Chocolate; Erotic Stories of Every Flavor), Seal (Oysters and Chocolate; Nice Girls, Naughty Sex),and Sweetmeats Press (Immoral Views)
Details of Kay’s work, past, present and future can be found at www.kayjaybee.me.uk