Friday, October 15, 2010
Meet and Greet with Annie Alvarez
Tamara: Today, I get the pleasure of introducing you to my author, Annie Alvarez. It’s see if I can get some juicy info from her. Please, tell our readers a little bit about you.
Well, as you all know, I am the creator of Sessions and the Hightower Series-
Tamara: *clears throat* Excuse me, but aren’t you writing my stories for me? *Grins* As a manner of speaking, yes. I guess you could say that.
Tamara: Okay, let’s move on to something more entertaining *shifts in chair* What gave you the idea to seek me out? If I remember correctly, you were the one who infiltrated my dreams with your story. I couldn’t get a decent nights sleep because of you. Every time I closed my eyes, you were there putting more ideas into my head.
Tamara: Perhaps it would be better if I let you take over from here…
That is an excellent idea! Let’s start at the beginning shall we? I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. That's right, the Big Easy or the bathtub, whichever you prefer. Anyways, when I was born, Mercy Hospital was still called Mercy, so I've got a few years under my belt. At the age of 5, my family moved to sunny South Florida where I spent the next 27 years baking in the sun and enjoying the constant, predictable weather.
Tamara: *grins disappointingly* Lovely…Can we get on with it?
As a teenager, I caused my share of trouble, which I will not go into here. Needless to say, when I turned 18, I came out to my friends and family. I'll never forget that day, either. My picture was plastered on the front page of the Miami Herald's Sunday edition. For those of you who don't know what the Miami Herald is, it's only the largest newspaper in South Florida and my picture took up half the front page. Woohoo! My first fifteen minutes of fame.
I've had my share of relationships, some were good and some were downright wrong. Tamara: Oh, juicy…give us specifics…Well, you can say that I learned something different from each partner I had.
Tamara: That’s it? That’s all you’re going to give us? LAME!
Can I continue, please? At the age of 32, a mutual friend introduced me to my current partner, who lived in Texas. We seemed to hit it off, even though she spoke with a funny accent. She returned to Texas and I followed her. We've been together almost 14 years now and I wouldn't trade a single day of it. We don't have kids even though we both want them. What we do have is 3 cats who are highly opinionated, and 2 huge, loveable dogs.
Tamara: Wow! The excitement is killing me. I can hardly contain myself.
I never said, oh geez, when I grow up, I want to be a writer. No, that didn't happen to me. What did happen was that Tamara and Izzy side-swiped me one night and an erotic story complete with characters, consumed every bit of my waking moments.
Tamara: That's what I’m talking about. Let’s hear about the sex, shall we?
Okay, let’s. To get it out of my head, I put it on paper and yes. I even wrote down the explicit sex scenes. In, For The Love Of Blood, I introduced the infamous pearl scene. I still get a lot of inquiries about that one *giggles* Sessions has a ton of bondage and sex toys, not to mention a very deceiving love seat. Cheating Death has raw unconstrained passion and Gaia’s Lust, has hard candies. That one was fun to write.
I'm currently working on telling Carly Bright’s story. Carly is an FBI agent partnered up with a vampire. Carly’s wacky mom, Nana, adds a new twist to the story when she introduces a Grand Wizard intent on controlling Carly with Sexual magic. Sorry, but I can’t tell you anymore. If I did, I’d have to kill you. LOL I’ve always wanted to say that.
Tamara: Do you write from experience?
Yes, and no. Yes, because I write lesbian erotica and I'm a lesbian, duh. No, because I'm not a vampire although some days, I wish I were.
Tamara: Well, there you have it, Annie’s life in a nutshell. Did you leave anything out?
Of course, I left stuff out...I already share my dirty mind with you; I can't very well go sharing my dirty laundry, too!