Posted in BDSM, Interview
February 7, 2013

Held Captive by Shoshanna Evers: Q&A About Her Enslaved Trilogy

The best part is that it’s a Christmas Story (!)

Do you know what Ginger Figging is? I’m sitting at a breakfast table at Romanticon a few years ago. There’s this personable, charming, intelligent woman sitting across from me eating her scrambled eggs.  It’s Shoshanna Evers.  We’ve been making chit-chat and so I ask her what she writes.  She says her latest book is about ginger figging.  Everyone at the table is clueless, but of course we all want to know what THAT is.   Shoshanna explains and our eyes widen. Shoshanna finishes her eggs and apologizes for the graphic sex talk so early in the morning (You’re curious aren’t you? Look it up on wikipedia here

…But that all happened before the 50 Shades revolution.  

Cut to the New Jersey Put Your Heart In A Book conference: An editor panel kicks off by talking about what’s exciting in the upcoming year.  An editor from Simon & Schuster says Shoshanna Evers is the name to watch.  That’s right–Miz Ginger Figging herself.  After publishing shorter works with Ellora’s Cave, a non-fiction book on how to write hot sex, and even self-publishing some of her own work–she landed a six book deal with Simon & Schuster.  She’s a Cinderella story for our digital publishing age.  

Dom Fantasy
Young hot male gives it up to a sexy older woman.

MADELINE IVA: Tell us all about your new series with Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books.  (What’s it about?, when does it release?, etc.)

SHOSHANNA EVERS: Well, Simon & Schuster is calling this series “a sensual romp across the playgrounds of the unbelievably rich and extremely sexy.” So yeah – we’ve got the billionaire “BAD Boys” – that’s Billionaire Arrogant Doms, aka BAD, lol – these three very alpha male hot Doms who run the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund. And the series is about the women they fall for, and how that works out in a BDSM relationship.

EnslavedThis is the blurb for the first book, Enslaved, which, incidentally, is available for pre-order now. *coughs*

From a red-hot erotica writer comes an original eBook—a sensual romp across the playgrounds of the unbelievably rich and extremely sexy.

Elisabeth Anderson’s seen Trevor and his friends at the infamous Manhattan BDSM club WhipperSnapper, where everyone calls them the BAD Boys, for “Billionaire Arrogant Doms.” The BAD Boys—Trevor Brooks, Marc Wilde, and Roman Chase—are aptly named; they’ve become rich from the ground up with their aggressive investing at the Brooks Wilde Chase Fund.

Enamoured…Rich to the point that these guys can do anything they want and get away with it, or so the rumors go.

Trevor gives Elisabeth full reign of his estate in Westchester, letting her do as she pleases. He has only two rules. Rule One: she must obey and submit to him while she is living in his house. Rule Two: always answer the blue cell phone. She’s happy to oblige, because being with Trevor makes her want to obey, to love him the way he seems to be falling for her. But Elisabeth’s never been good at being the quiet sub, she’s more of a fiery “brat” who gets off on the punishments she receives more than on pleasing Trevor.

Elizabeth can’t submit to Trevor the way he needs her to, so his friend and business partner (and fellow BAD Boy) Roman takes her in hand. But love triangles can have sharp edges…and somebody’s bound to get hurt.

The Enslaved Trilogy starts with the BDSM erotic romance ENSLAVED, which releases on April 8th, 2013. ENAMOURED releases May 13, 2013, and ENRAPTURED, the final book in the Enslaved Trilogy, releases June 10th! If you want an email when the books come out, you can sign up for my mailing list on my website at www.ShoshannaEvers.comEnraptured

MADELINE IVA: Tell us about the transition your work has taken from (I’m just assuming here) straight erotica/erotic romance to something (again I’m assuming!!! Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong) a series that is more plot driven.  Do you have an agent who helped make the magic happen–and how steamy will this new series be, btw?

SHOSHANNA EVERS: I think, ultimately, that all of my stories are relationship and character-driven rather than plot driven (well, we might see that change with my next Pocket trilogy – The Pulse Trilogy, which is a dystopian post-apocalyptic series. Talk about a change, lol!).

The Enslaved Trilogy is absolutely erotica/erotic romance. We’re talking graphic, intense, full-on sex and BDSM scenarios, including (in the first book, ENSLAVED) a male/male subplot. I was surprised by how much S&S let me get away with (um…the heroine may or may not actually have sex with another man in the book…) and the freedom I was given to tell it like I do—raw.

Chastity BeltMy agent is Courtney Miller-Callihan of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. She’s awesome, and she was pivotal in making this deal happen. Basically, she took me on as a client for my book THE PULSE, and when she sold it and two sequels to Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint, they asked me to write what I’m known for first – which is BDSM erotic romance. Thus, the Enslaved Trilogy was born! Also, that started an insane kickoff of very tight deadlines, lol.

MADELINE IVA: You wrote something I remember seeing a while back that you promoted as this extremely raw, cave-man-ish, thang (I don’t even know exactly how to describe it, I just got the sense of it being super out there,) work that I think you self-published. (?) Did THAT work have any relationship or drive the inspiration for your new post-apocalyptic work?

Held Captive
A young woman who’s had a long-time fantasy about gettin’ grunty old-style suddenly finds her fantasy comes to life. Classic over-the-top erotic fantasy & NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

SHOSHANNA EVERS:  LOL! Yes, Held Captive by the Cavemen is super out there, to put it mildly. It’s a short novella, a time-travel erotic story where this modern-day woman accidentally gets thrown back in time, and is essentially gangbanged by a tribe of hot cavemen. They’re not Neanderthals – they’re homosapiens – humans. Just really, really, primal humans. The sex is intense and hardcore, and she has a fabulous time. It’s definitely “dub-con” (dubious consent) and it’s not for the faint of heart, lol. Read the warning in the blurb and  heed it!

But, with the very long time that traditional publishing works, I actually wrote THE PULSE, which is the new post-apocalyptic series you’re talking about, about eighteen months before I even started writing Held Captive by the Cavemen. Since I self-published the cavemen story, I was able to have it available to my readers really quickly. But The Pulse Trilogy will also be from Simon & Schuster/Pocket so it won’t be out for a while.

Thanks for having me today!

MADELINE IVA: You’re welcome.

So everybody, you can find out a lot more about Shoshanna’s books and check out her free reads at www.ShoshannaEvers.com.  Don’t forget to leave a comment below and perhaps win one of Shoshanna’s e-reads–your pick!

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  • C.S.Bray

    Oo, sounds delicious – especially intrigued by the future The Pulse series! Certain it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, I know what books I’m going to check out.

    Reply to C.S.Bray
    • Post authormadelineiva

      Doesn’t it sound excellent? I just really like the way Shoshanna goes for these really different types of story. And a post-apocalyptic scenario just sounds so intense and full of possibilities for hot-ness. ;>

      Reply to madelineiva
    • Post authormadelineiva

      Hey Caroline! You’re our winner — Shoshanna and her assistant are trying to get in contact with you via email. Maybe their messages went into your spam filter? Contact me at madelineiva@gmail.com if you would like a free e-read from Shoshanna. 🙂

      Reply to madelineiva
  • LizEverly

    So creative! So kinky! So fabulous! You fit right in here. Welcome to the blog! Love the covers on your series.

    Reply to LizEverly
    • Elizabeth Shore

      We’re thrilled you stopped by! Thanks, Shoshanna.

      Reply to Elizabeth Shore
    • Post authormadelineiva

      You are so welcome! — xo Madeline

      Reply to madelineiva
  • Shawn Holman

    I love Shoshanna Evers Books great job promoting

    Reply to Shawn Holman
    • Post authormadelineiva

      She is a great promoter, isn’t she? I love Shoshanna’s new website too, have you seen it?

      Reply to madelineiva
  • flchen1

    Ah, fun interview, Shoshonna! And thanks for the intro to such a hot site, ladies 🙂 I love your mix of traditional and self-published–do you think you’ll be continuing down both roads with more books? Would you consider transitioning more in one direction or the other?

    Reply to flchen1
    • Post authormadelineiva

      Did you see the new book Shoshanna has out today? It’s on self-publishing. I have a feeling that we’ll be seeing more of both in the future — hope Shoshanna pops back and lets us know her game plan for the future…

      Reply to madelineiva
  • Marleen Kennedy

    As always Shoshanna Evers manages to fascinate me. And the books by her mentioned above fascinate me even more. So I’m delighted you’re running a contest here and will have my fingers firmly crossed for the next few days.

    Reply to Marleen Kennedy
    • Post authormadelineiva

      She really takes pains to bring a unique, original kind of erotic story to her readers, doesn’t she?

      Reply to madelineiva
  • Laura Lee

    that was entertaining AND informative. 😉

    Reply to Laura Lee
    • Post authormadelineiva

      🙂 Nice. Thanks for stopping by — Madeline

      Reply to madelineiva
  • flchen1

    I thought I’d commented, but perhaps I was mistaken 🙂 Thanks for the lovely interview with Shoshanna–looking forward to catching up with her traditional AND self-published titles!

    Reply to flchen1
  • Shoshanna Evers (@ShoshannaEvers)

    Thank you so much for all the kind words! Yes, I intend to continue self-publishing when I can between traditionally published books. I love getting to wear my publisher hat 😉

    Today, in addition to giving away one of my ebooks on this site, I am giving away free PDFs of Successful Self-Publishing: How We Do It (And How You Can Too) on my new website for indie authors, http://www.SelfPubBookCovers.com. You can read the intro here: http://shoshannaevers.com/2013/02/free-copy-of-successful-self-publishing-book/

    You guys rock! So glad to be here! I wish I had more time to self-pub more stuff, but lately I’ve been really wrapped up in deadlines (with no end in sight, which is theoretically a good thing, since it means I can make a living, lol)

    I will have a bunch of anthos that I’m in coming out this year, though – short stories. There might even be a new Dominatrix short coming soon in an antho, starring Mistress Victoria and Blake!

    Reply to Shoshanna Evers (@ShoshannaEvers)
    • Post authormadelineiva

      Sweet! Love hearing from your fans, Shoshanna — good luck with your new how-to book on self-pub. I read your How To Write Hot Sex book and it was incredibly helpful and very well written.

      Reply to madelineiva
  • Mandi M

    I pre-ordered Enslaved because Shoshanna told me to. I always do what Shoshanna tells me to do. 😉 I’m looking forward to release day!

    Reply to Mandi M
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