JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Raynesha Pittman, author of Kismet: Book One of the Beyond the Bedroom Series
A successful, revenge seeking entrepreneur, Savannah James remembers growing up poor and all the drama and hurt that came along with.
She plans the perfect plot to avenge her past, fueled by what-comes-around-goes-around theory also known as Karma. What she fails to realize are the repercussions from taking Karma into her own hands and seeking revenge by methods of sex, lies, deception and seduction.
Fate steps in, knocks her off her high horse while her feet rest comfortably in the stirrups of satisfaction then drags her back to the reality that she is not in control!
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Kismet: Book One of the Beyond the Bedroom Series
Raynesha Pittman: My previous publisher was looking for submissions in this genre and suggested I write a story. A month later, my story was selected, and I was signed to his company.
JP: What sets Kismet: Book One of the Beyond the Bedroom Series apart from other books in the same genre?
RP: What makes my book different from any other “character seeks revenge” book is my story has what most of those stories lack. That is Kismet also known as fate.
Kismet is a predetermined or unavoidable destiny. It is not identical to Karma. With Karma, you get back what you dish out. Fate is not that friendly.
We can’t control what is already destined to happen no matter how we try to shift and shape it in to what we want. Some things are just out of our hands. For the character in my book, she learns this lesson the hard way. My readers walk away with a new outlook on seeking to correct the wrongs of their past and realize that yesterday happen the way it did so tomorrow can happen the way it should.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Kismet: Book One of the Beyond the Bedroom Series getting out to the public?
RP: 24/7 promotion. No matter what you’re doing or places you’re going to, even if it’s as simple as the grocery store, you have to advertise and promote your book! Don’t depend on your publisher to do it. At the end of the day, no one can sell your book like you.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Kismet: Book One of the Beyond the Bedroom Series?
RP: With Kismet, I had a thirty-day deadline. I carried a note pad with me and wrote whenever I had the chance to. I finished Kismet in three weeks.
Now that I’m self- published, I set my own deadlines which have caused me to slip away from knocking out books in three weeks. It took two months to finish part two of the series because I’ve split the time up with writing short stories.
JP: What’s next for Raynesha Pittman?
RP: I am currently working on getting the second volume in the series Some Things You Will Never Understand edited, so it can be ready for its September 2011 release. This book will pick up where Kismet left off.
I’m also writing and submitting short stories to hopefully be selected in upcoming anthologies that will release this winter.
Kismet is available on amazon.com and conglomerateink.com