Monday, August 27, 2007

PG Forte: Waiting For the Big One

I've got a treat for visitors because today, I have a special guest -- author, PG Forte. PG Forte, whose name rhymes with "foreplay," writes novels and novellas in the romantic suspense, psychic fiction, and erotic romance genres. Her current book, Waiting For the Big One, published by Liquid Silver Books, is an erotic romance about Gabby's quest to find "true love and ultimate pleasure. "

How long have you been writing and what made you choose erotic romance?

PG: Well, I've been writing forever but in terms of seriously writing books, it's been almost eight years. I'd written most of a nine part paranormal romantic suspense series and was searching around for a new project. Several of my critique partners, encouraged me to try writing an erotic romance and the result was Waiting for the Big One.

You write “dark-edged paranormal romantic-suspense,” romantic-comedy, and more. Why do you like to write different subgenres of erotic romance?

PG: Variety? lol! I have a hard time settling on favorites in any area. I have several favorite colors, several favorite perfumes. I love coffee and tea, red wine and white, Spring and Fall...and Summer...and Winter. Well, you get the picture.

So it's the same with writing. I wrote my first book when I couldn't find exactly what I wanted to read. And, typically, it turned out to be something that combined genres. I just don't like being confined to any ONE thing.

What do you like most about writing? What do you like the least about writing?

PG: I guess I like the characters the best. I fall in love with almost all of my characters and it's just fun getting to know them. But creating worlds and sharing it with readers...that's a real close second.

I suppose what I like the least is how easy it is to lose your idea. Sometimes I'll be working away with a whole scene clear in my head and yet the slightest interruption can make it just evaporate before I can get it pinned down. That's painful!!

I love the premise behind you new book, Waiting For the Big One, where your heroine, tired of the “standard issue, plain vanilla kind,” is waiting for the “ultra orgasm.” How did you come up with that idea? Can you tell us a little bit about the book?

PG: Well, I had the title and the seed idea--that everyone in LA was waiting for something, either their big break, the big earthquake we all know is coming, or something else--for a long time. When I was searching around for an erotic romance idea, it seemed like the perfect jumping off point. And then I read about various Tantra Yoga ideas--female ejaculation, Amrita, and so forth--and the whole thing came together.

Basically the story is about an aspiring actress named Gabby. She lives in LA and works as a dog walker to pay the bills. She's in lust with her Yoga instructor, Derek, but they've become friends and she doesn't want to jeopardize their friendship by getting into a sexual relationship with him.

Derek wants Gabby as well, but he wants her to recognize her feelings for him go beyond friendship and he figures he can wait her out.

Unfortunately for Derek, however, Gabby's getting pretty sick of waiting. So, when an adorable, hunky guitar player moves into her apartment building, Gabby decides to go after him--and she enlists Derek's help to get him.

That's when the real fun starts!

Your friends know you as the “Queen of Angst and Torment.” How did you get that title?

PG: Because I like to torture my characters. Especially my heroes. There's nothing quite like a tortured hero. lol! I have to admit, however, that there's a great deal more angst in the longer, romantic suspense books. My current series is fairly short--not as much room for real torture there. But I do try.

When readers pick up a PG Forte book, what can they expect to find?

PG: Well, there will be heat--that seems to be one of the constants, which is why my critique partners were so insistent that I write erotic romance. You'll find strong, well-rounded characters because, as I mentioned before, I adore my characters. And, hopefully, even in the darker stories you'll find humor because I love to laugh and I love to make my readers laugh as well--oh, especially through their tears. Come to think of it, maybe it's not just my characters that I love to torment. Hmm...

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