I feel like I meet a fresh-faced Sister In Smut every week. Ava Alise is the newest on the indie scene. Her debut release, Gently Broken, is a new adult short story about two BFFs whose different approaches to love and sex lead to hilarious consequences. Read below about her literary influences (one of which is a mutual fave of mine, Emma Chase!), why she loves writing, and where you can find her words for free!
In a few sentences, tell us a little about yourself.
I’m a wife, a mother of two, ex YouTuber, and a lover of swoonworthy alpha males and hot romance stories.
What do you love most about the craft of writing?
I love being able to fall into my imagination and write the types of stories I crave reading.
Tell us about your latest project.
I’ll be debuting a book series that will follow a family of wild siblings.
In Love’s Ache, youngest brother, Chris, is a single father who prefers his women bold and uncomplicated. Nothing is more important than keeping life simple for him and his son MJ…that is, until his heart wraps around Liz and doesn’t let go. Liz has her own set of heavy issues as she deals with a heartbreaking past. She runs into Chris, expecting a hot hookup as a newly single girl. Little does she know, the sexy single father will turn her world upside-down. The Love’s Ache release is planned for late 2017.
Gently Broken is a 3-part prequel series that will follow Kelsa and her best friend Renee. They don’t disagree on much, as long as it’s not involving sex, love, or relationships. Kelsa is snarky, confident, and a little wild – but a horrific experience with an ex-boyfriend has left her views on love a little broken. In Kelsa’s novella Gently Broken: Aflame (due early fall 2017), she will bump heads with a sexy alpha male who will cause her to question her views and face her terrifying past. Renee’s novella will follow in early 2018. After the prequel series is complete, the stories will continue on in full-length novels following both girls.
Meet both girls in the free short story I have now on Instafreebie. Though short, it doesn’t disappoint.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Though I have always played around with writing, I didn’t consider myself a writer until I received feedback for an early draft of Love’s Ache. It was my first time putting an entire novel together and I was FLOORED by the responses.
What drew you to writing romance/erotica?
I have always been motivated to write about intense moments. What’s more intense than crazy love and a hot romance?
Which books have influenced your writing style the most?
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover.
Xavier by MJ Fields.
Tangled by Emma Chase
Share a piece of your work that showcases our writing style best.
It was more than expected…
We fucked, he left.
Excuse me if I forgot to feel bad.
I gave up on love a long time ago, and it was the best decision I could have made. Years of stress and bad choices helped me to arrive at this comfortable void. No more awkward dates, horrible blind dates and best of all, no soggy relationships! Those are the relationships that start off great, and then of course, turn to shit. You find yourself in so deep, that you have to dig your way out of a dreadful relationship.
But, I know what you’re thinking…
“Poor Kelsa, she must have really gotten hurt.”
Well, you’re wrong. I’ve always been fortunate enough to have been on the other side of heartbreak. I am not proud, it was fucking stressful. Looking into the eyes of a sweet guy who’s heart you’re about to crush, isn’t easy. I’m a firm believer in not wasting time, if it isn’t working, it isn’t working. After having to deal with so many bad endings, I said ‘fuck the beginnings’. What’s the point? I choose to enjoy the rest of my twenties and put the heavy shit on deferment.
~I love being able to fall into my imagination and write the types of stories I crave reading.~
Name three of your best writing tips.
- Skip around if your characters stop talking.
- Plotting backward can help keep you on track.
- Write like you and only you.
Dead or alive, name the writer you wish were your mentor and why.
Colleen Hoover. I love her brain!
What would you say is your own interesting writing quirk?
Nothing specific comes to mind. Maybe I’m just naturally a weirdo.
Shout out an indie writer whose work you love.
Check out Nicole French Spitfire series. You can thank me later 🙂
Do you have any specific writing goals in your radar?
I have so many books planned, I can’t seem to write fast enough. Excited!!!
Thanks for joining us today. Readers, feel free to stalk this sexy author at the following links:
Website & Blog: https://www.AvaAlise.com