I’ve found that promoting is harder than writing. You want to be engaging and encourage people to read and review without pushing too hard which is a fine line to walk. I know how to write but I didn’t expect to be my own PR company as well! It’s been fun though, I feel like I have a whole new set of skills now.
Can you give us a short synopsis of Degrees of Control?
It’s about a yoga teacher named Charlie who seeks a causal relationship with a dominant Alpha male. She finds the right man, James Hunter and ends up falling for him and he for her but of course life and their vastly different personalities get in their way!
What inspired you to write this book?
I felt like there weren’t enough intelligent erotica novels in which the heroine really takes control of her own fantasies. So I decided to make my own!
How many hours per day do you spend writing?
If I’m not working usually about eight or so, I try and do a chapter a day. That’s my minimum.
Name your top five favourite books
The Harry Potter series
The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Everything every written by Cara McKenna
What are you working on now?
I’m in the process of publishing my second novel Locked Box and finishing my third, Something Borrowed, which is set at a wedding in Bali.
Title: Degrees of Control
Author: Eve Dangerfield
Charlotte Bell is a typical yoga teacher. She’s friendly, earnest and has some slight masochistic tendencies. After a painful break-up she’s determined to address her long-denied kinks with the kind of man she’s always been too terrified to approch. Her friends have select James Hunter a male model turned corporate suit and after a ‘chance’ encounter at a party, James agrees to school Charlie in the harsher side of sex. He knows she’s too genuine, too kind, too everything for a guy like him but he won’t turn down an opportunity to break in a starry-eyed submissive like her. Yet as Charlie and James embark on a strings-free sexual relationship they discover a connection that runs deeper than either of them could have imagined.
Eve Dangerfield has loved romance novels since she first started swiping her grandmother’s paperbacks at the age of fourteen. Now she writes her own unapologetically sexy tales about complex women and gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men. Eve currently lives in Melbourne with her lovely sister, extremely chill boyfriend and a rabbit named Billy. When she’s not writing she can usually be found drinking, dancing or making a mess. Often all at once. Degrees of Control is her first novel.