Interview & Contest: Tiffany Reisz

Jen: Today we are excited to welcome erotica author Tiffany Reisz to Romancing the Book.  Tiffany, please share a short bio with us.
Tiffany: Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings and one tattoo. She has only been arrested twice.

When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin dance, Latin men and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative Southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth-grade teacher. Her first full-length novel, THE SIREN, was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).

If she couldn’t write, she would die.

Tiffany can be found at http://www.tiffanyreisz.com/ and https://twitter.com/tiffanyreisz.

Jen: Please tell us about The Siren and where the idea came from.
Tiffany: I had this wild idea I’d write the world’s most erotic book that didn’t have any sex in it. Obviously for people who’ve read THE SIREN, that was an idea that didn’t make it to the final draft. But the original idea for the book was to have an erotica writer working with a super sexy editor. She seduces him with her words and all the sex is on paper or in his or her mind. Unfortunately (okay FORTUNATELY), my leading lady Nora has my kind of libido that she didn’t ends up having (or almost having) sex with four guys and one woman in the book. What can I say? The girl has needs.

Jen: You were a seminary student before turning to writing. Why make this transition? How hard has it been?
Tiffany: Other than the whole “Drop of out of grad school and get a real job” nightmare, the transition hasn’t been bad. I loved theology and philosophy and that’s what brought me to seminary. And when you read my books, you’ll see my love of philosophy and theology has wormed its way into my books. Søren Kierkegaard is a plot point in book two (The Angel)! Can erotica get any nerdier than that?

Jen: Who has influenced you in your writing?
Tiffany: (you have to “hear” the following paragraph in my exaggerated southern accent)

I’m a Kentucky girl and I’m Kentucky proud. And there ain’t no better storyteller in the whole damn world than Robert Penn Warren. I’ve probably read All the King’s Men five times and I learn something new about fiction writing every time I read it. People tell me my chapter endings leave them breathless with whiplash. I learned that little technique from Warren.

Jen: What’s next for you?
Tiffany: Bedtime. I hope I get plowed tonight.

Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Tiffany: What’s favorite work of erotic fiction? And be honest. No shame here! I love love love BELINDA by Anne Rice, which is an erotic romance between a 40-something man and a 16 year-old girl runaway.

 

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11 thoughts on “Interview & Contest: Tiffany Reisz

  1. Corie says:

    The Siren is pretty high on my list I also really enjoyed and can reread Willing Victim by Cara McKenna over and over.

  2. Molly Frenzel says:

    Belinda is actually my favorite, too. It was the first erotica novel I had ever read so it made a huge impact.

  3. June says:

    I don’t think I actually have a favorite, there are way too many to just pick one. But, an author that I love, who is another Kentucky girl (Yea!) and an indie author is Kallypso Masters. I love her Masters from the Rescue Me series and can’t wait to read more from her.

  4. Maria pronounced Mariah says:

    I read a little of everything so my knowledge is not as vast as yours but one of my favorites is Laid Bare by Lauren Dane.

  5. erinf1 says:

    thanks for a fabulous post and giveaway! I just recently read Heat Rises by Alice Gaines. I’m always on the lookout for new authors and Tiffany has definitely come highly recommended. Congrats on the release!

  6. Crystal Newman says:

    That’s a very hard question for me to answer. I can read at least two books in one day if I can get into it and my kids let me. I have read several that I love but can’t really bring the best one to mind. I have reviewed some erotica and I guess if I had to I could back back and name a few that really just hit me.

    I want to say thank you for coming by and telling us about yourself. I’m orginally from Virginia and just moved to Iowa in January and have been through Kentucky many times. I can’t say that I’ve ever been arrested so you’ve did several things I’ve never done. Your life sounds exciting.

  7. Jen B. says:

    I have a lot of erotic fiction that I have really loved (everything from Cherise Sinclair to Maya Banks to Lorelei James). But, my favorite has to be my first. Just a little background, I bought this book by accident. I didn’t even know that this sort of book existed. Imagine my surprise. The book is Dangerous Boys and Their Toy by Shayla Black. No, I don’t know why I like it because the concept is just silly but it has a place in my heart.

  8. BookAttict says:

    Too many to list, but I love anything by Natasha Blackthorne and Juniper Bell!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  9. I really liked the 12 Shades of Surrender compilation. I also usually enjoy anything by Maya Banks. Thanks for the giveaway!

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