JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Immani Love, author of Adventures In Eroticism: Four Seasons
This is my first book of erotic short stories in a series called “Adventures in Eroticism.”
“Adventures in Eroticism: Four Seasons” features Lesbian Erotica short stories where the main character is YOU! Take a trip into your fantasies with each story you read. With vivid imagery and tantalizing scenarios, these stories allow you to experience things not typically dared to be imagined!
Lesbian Erotica has never had an avenue like this to explore sexuality with a sexy, yet witty outlook on intimacy. With creative locations from your own home to the Amazon Jungle, with escapades for every season, “Adventures in Eroticism: Four Seasons” is sure to please on every level. Bedtime stories have never been so good!
The 2nd book in the series, Adventures in Eroticism: Workplace is due to be released Summer ’14.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “Adventures In Eroticism: Four Seasons”?
Immani Love: At first, I was simply documenting my personal sexual experiences as they happened (and then embellished them to what I wished had happened.) After a few stories were written, I found myself writing stories for friends and associates who knew about my “hobby” and wanted their own fantasies in print.
Before long, my notebooks were full, and I left my stockpile of smut unattended in the hands of a friend who read through them and suggested I make them a book.
Good suggestion, I married her for it. LOL
JP: What sets “Adventures In Eroticism: Four Seasons” apart from other books in the same genre?
IL: There is a lot of Erotica out there, and even surprisingly, several Lesbian Erotica stories as well, but many of the books I had come across were hard to relate to. I found myself trying to picture myself in these scenarios with difficulty.
I wanted the reader to be able to actually imagine something like what happens in my stories, happening to them. Not saying all of them are typical situations but many are at least something to relate to.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “Adventures In Eroticism: Four Seasons” getting out to the public?
IL: Visibility, Marketing, Networking, Interviewing, and Word of Mouth. I am also an Erotic Poet (available on iTunes), and I travel throughout the U.S., U.K., Europe, and anywhere else I am booked to perform my poetry and each show ALWAYS ends with a “Bedtime Story” from my book that I read aloud to a lucky audience member. It has become a fun part of the show and a great way to promote my books.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “Adventures In Eroticism: Four Seasons”?
IL: Well, the “Adventures in Eroticism: Four Seasons” was easy. It practically wrote itself and took me 7 months to write and release.
The second book which I am currently writing is taking a bit longer because I am gathering job specific details about each profession featured in this book. Since this part of the series is set in various workplaces, I wanted the reader to still be able to relate and even more so, since it would be about their career.
I have spent time with people in the professions I’m writing about, spent a “day in their shoes” and even interviewed them about their fantasies. This book is going on a year but thankfully almost done!
JP: What’s next for Immani Love?
IL: Finish this book and release it before heading back over to the U.K. and Europe in June for a few months to promote there. Give myself a few months to enjoy the relief of completing the book and then get started on the next one in the series, Adventures in Eroticism: World Travels. Possibly put out my second CD of Erotic Poetry.
I love what I do, and I’ll keep doing it until I don’t anymore.
“My passion is PASSION. I live each day passionately. I hope YOU do too!
Also, check out my Erotic Poetry CD which is available on iTunes and is called “Immani Love…Sensually Speaking.” Download it, and share the LOVE. (See what I did there?)” ~ Immani Love