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Saturday, December 18, 2010
Author Interview: Trinity Blacio
Whipped Cream is pleased to welcome Trinity Blacio. Trinity's latest book, Running in Fear: Abandoned, was released by Ravenous Romance in October. It's the sequel to Running in Fear: Escape, also from Ravenous Romance. The next book in the series, Running in Fear: Home, is due to be released this month, as well as a Christmas story, The Naughty Angel and Her Three Very Wise Men: A Christmas Menage.
Erotic fiction, for Trinity, entails twining the plot with the heat.
"There has to be a balance of story and erotic," she explained, "otherwise, all the reader will see is sex…aka porn."
The erotic authors who stick out the most in her mind that succeed with this bonding include Angela Knight, Laurell Hamilton, and Jaid Black, with Angela Knight being her all time favorite, with Jane's Warlord being her favorite book. She told me that she needed to buy herself another copy because in her current copy the pages are worn out from her reading it.
"Not only is she a great story teller, but also a great person," she said. "She has helped so many authors and her stories make you drool. I so want a warlord!!!"
Trinity uses many different means of researching her books. The easiest, she's found, is the internet.
"You should see my bookmark links for research, it’s huge," she told me. "I also use the library, and if I get a chance, I love to interview or actually go and visit places. I would love to visit a BDSM club."
One book she would definitely recommend for writers who are just starting out in writing erotica is Passion Ink: A Guide to Writing Erotic Romance by Angela Knight.
Trinity has written one sweet romance that's part of an anthology from Freya's Bower.
"It was the hardest thing I’ve written," she confessed. "I can write stories with no problem, but if I can’t have my hero touching the heroine, it drives me nuts. Needless to say I haven’t written one since. Maybe one day I’ll attempt it again."
All of Trinity's family know what she writes and support her in her writing, with her mother and stepfather being her biggest supporters. As a matter of fact, her stepfather insists on reading all her stories.
"Talk about blushing when he talks about them," she said. "Mind you, he’s a seventy-five-year-old man reading alpha Tom tied Jane to the bed! Now my children know I write erotic material, but it doesn’t bother them at all. My son might go ewwy at a cover or something like that, but I’ve heard them bragging to their friends about me."
If she had the chance to entertain a character from a book, she would choose Remi, from her story Running in Fear: Escaped. What would the evening be like?
"A quiet night at his place. Candles, music, and lots and lots of sex everywhere!"
On a personal note, I asked Trinity, "If you could be anyone you wanted, who would it be?"
"See this is hard because if you really think about it you would also have to take their problems into yourself. But if I had to choose, there would be three people who stand out to me the most. My mother, my second step-mom (Yes step-mom) and my best friend, Faith Bicknell-Brown. Each one of these ladies have overcome so much in their lives and still strive to help others no matter what it costs them. Their strengths and their love never fail me."
Eventually, Trinity would like to pierce her nipples, when she gets up the courage or gets drunk enough to do it.
"If done right with the right outfit, piercing can only enhance a person’s appearance," she said. "Now there can be too much piercing, too, where it just looks tacky, but that is my opinion. Each person has their idea of what looks erotic."
I asked her to share her most embarrassing moment.
"This happened when I was in college. It was snowy outside, so the cafeteria floor was wet. There was this cute guy—and I mean cute—coming toward me. Stupid me wasn’t paying attention and fell right to my knees in front of him. Books went flying. Mind you, the cafeteria was packed for lunch too. At least the guy was nice enough to help me up and helped me pick up my books, but every time I saw him in the hall, heat would race to my face, and I’d turn away embarrassed."
Trinity's favorite food: lobster and prime rib.
"YUM," she enthused. "Think about having a nice hunk next to you licking up the butter that dribbles down your chin as you eat lobster."
Don't, however, include squid or caviar in the meal. Both of those invoke a "yuck" for her.
You can include Diet Pepsi, however.
Her favorite letter? S for…you guessed it… SEX.
When Trinity's not writing, she stays busy. She has a full-time job, kids and homework help, a house to keep up, and she enjoys the spare moment to read. And, painted toenails?
"Sometimes if I have the time. Usually too busy to do it or don’t have the money to have it done."
"If someone were to play you in a movie, what actor would it be and why?" I asked.
"My mom always told me that I looked like Betty Davis when she was young, but I guess I would have to pick Demi Moore. She has balls and doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anyone. She’s sexy and knows what she wants."
Finally, I asked Trinity, "If you could give a new writer one piece of advice, what would it be?"
"Believe in yourself. Never let critics affect you. Read it and then brush it off. If you can use the advice then do so, but don’t give up!"
You can keep up with Trinity on her blog, http://trinityblacio.com/blog