Jen: Today we welcome Bobbi Cole Meyer to Romancing the Book. Bobbi, will you share a short bio with us?
Bobbi: Bobbi Cole Meyer is the pen name for Barbara Meyer, who relocated from her hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career as a lyricist. Over the years Barbara has had numerous songs she co-wrote cut by major artists such as Tom Jones, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Barbi Benton, Mason Dixon, the Wright Brothers and several others. She also co-wrote the theme song for the Italian movie, Summer Affair, with well-known guitarist and composer, Bucky Barrett. Now residing in a small Tennessee town, with new hubby, Hank, Barbara is busy pursuing a second career, writing fiction, which she claims is her first love.
Learn more about Bobbi by visiting her website at BobbiColeMeyer.com.
Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Bobbi: Obsessive Surrender is my latest release – a new direction for me in the erotic romance field and a sizzler, as I call it. It’s a look behind the forbidden curtain of completely surrendered desire and complete sexual satisfaction. The dominant and worldly–wise character, Ivan, introduces young, naive Andrea to his long-held sexual fantasies as he blackmails her into marriage and begins to mold her into the woman of his dreams. In learning the many ways to please him, Andrea is surprised to discover his intense, taboo desires run parallel to her own. As she emerges as his equally sensual partner, the icy facade Ivan has surrounded himself with over the years begins to melt under the love he begins to feel for Andrea who has become the center of his world.
The basic idea for Obsessive Surrender came to me in a dream and when I awoke, I begin to write about the inner feelings two people can deny but that always lie just beneath the surface, smoldering and waiting for the right significant other to unearth. The crux of the story comes from the idea that love in its most basic element is explosive when released by the right touch, the right words, the right time – and that release, if nurtured, leads to the ultimate high of complete fulfillment.
Jen: What’s the most challenging aspect of writing? Easiest? Most rewarding?
Bobbi: The most challenging aspect of writing is committing to a time element – putting all else aside and devoting that needed time and thought to the project, without interruption. That’s tough for a semi-undisciplined procrastinator such as myself.
The easiest part of writing is that once the characters are formalized, you can let ‘them’ write the story! That may sound strange, but it’s true. The characters I create come to life in vivid detail within my mind and I give them carte blanche as they evolve daily in a routine of living, interacting with others, and fulfilling their own desires as they begin to lead their individual literary lives.
The most rewarding part of writing is letting the characters come to life, experiencing their evolution and introducing them to the reader as complete and unforgettable entities that live long after the reader closes the book or switches off the e-reader!
Jen: What’s next for you?
Bobbi: What is next for me? Completing my next book entitled Uncensored Passion, which is in its final stage. Then I’ll start work on the follow-up books in a series called “Men of Passion” centering around the men introduced in Uncensored Passion – men that I assure you will captivate you. Plus I am co-writing several songs at present with two of my favorite co-writers, Toni Dae and Jon Conley and we will be demoing and pitching those tunes soon.