Have you been writing for a long time?
Off and on for about six years. I’m also a freelance journalist which means that I’ve been writing for quite a while in a lot of different publications, mostly about giant pumpkins and politics.
What inspired you to start a writing career?
I had so many ideas for novels piling up in my brain and one day I decided, more for fun than anything else, that I would try and write a book. I haven’t stopped since.
Is this book a stand alone or part of a series?
Degrees of Control is a stand alone novel although I’ve toyed with bringing the characters back for a novella type encore. I just love Charlie and James. I really miss writing about their lives.
Why did you choose romance?
I’m a huge fan of the genre. There’s nothing I love more than curling up with a well written romance and a cup of tea. I guess when I sat down with my own ideas I wanted to write the kind of stories that I enjoy reading. I also think romance is such an important genre for women; a safe place where they can explore their fantasies and desires.
Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Write as often as you can and don’t stop, especially when you think the story is rubbish and not worth completing. For me this happens practically every day during a first and second draft and I’ve learned to trust my abilities and keep going. I weep for all the amazing novels I’ll never read because the author lost heart and didn’t persevere. Remember; editing can fix everything.
About the Book
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.