Today we have author Sascha Illyvich visiting us. I met Sascha on Twitter a few months ago and have enjoyed chatting with him. Just this week he had a new book release with Decadent Publishing called The Playground. I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy and an interview. So without further delay... here is The Playground and Mr. Sascha Illyvich.
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Jet setter and playboy Devon has a BDSM dark side he wants to make reality, only catch is the girl who would serve him perfectly left him years ago and is afraid of what living with him means. He'd given up all hope until he'd spotted Shelly waiting tables in the casino he happened to be sitting in. Using the 1NightStand service to find her, he sets her up in a park and has her bound to some playground equipment with only a blindfold on. Can his Dominance teach her the meaning of true love?
In your newest book The Playground Devon is a very dominant man with ummm... Interesting tastes. Where do you draw inspiration from to write characters/stories like this?
Devon, like all my characters is pulled from the depths of within, with a few modifications. He’s different enough from me that you can’t look at his character and say “That’s how Sascha would be.” In the story, I’d have just made sure she approached me. Devon had to use the plot device though, and there was a lot on the line.
This was the first book I have read of yours so far, how many books do you have published right now? Do you write in multiple genres?
I do write in multiple genres and am the author of over 35 books, mostly through Sizzler Editions and Total E-bound. With Decadent I’m building a backlist there of shorter works to get reader interest.
Which of your books would you recommend for a reader to start out with? Do you have a favorite?
Honestly, it depends on their tastes. If they like kink, The Playground is an excellent starter as is the follow up, Surrender to Love, out soon from Decadent. If they’re into contemporary romance, A Christmas Favour, Light and Shadow and Caressing Caitlyn are all favorites of mine that will satisfy a reader’s need for heat without freaking them with the BDSM elements. Paranormal fans might enjoy Wolf Magic. As for favorite, the stuff I REALLY like is in the hands of my agents!
When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have other passions or interested?
I am a brother of the leaf (cigar and pipe smoker) an alcohol enthusiast and avid reader. It’s common to see me in my favorite cigar shop reading a romance novel or being social. I’m a bit of a tech junkie, a bullwhip enthusiast and music whore. Women like you are also an interesting passion ;)
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Any appearances scheduled for 2012?
http://saschaillyvichauthor.com/appearances/ has the almost up to date Appearance schedule. Of Note, DragonCON, Frolicon and RWA Nationals ;)
Can we look forward to an upcoming release?
YES! Surrender to Love is coming out soon from Decadent Publishing: In order to cure the dreaded creative rut she’s in, Livia ends up in Las Vegas by suggestion from her therapist. Oh and there’s a catch. Livia ‘s been set up to have a one night stand with a very handsome man who promises her freedom through submission. Can she surrender to more than just passion?
What are you currently reading?
Submissions for my romantic bondage anthology…latest copy of Kiplingers Personal Finance
If given a blank check with the stipulation you HAD to spend it on yourself, what would you go buck-wild to buy?
Travel, smoke a hell of a lot more cigars, build my wine cellar, probably buy a jet, I love the high life!
Any hobbies, interests, special talents you want to share with us?
Talents….back to bullwhips again LOL! I also play five string electric bass guitar, and that’s pretty much me.
Thanks for visiting with us Sascha I hope that you will come back again soon, maybe you could tell us more about your hobbies next time they sound very interesting : DFor more about Sascha Illyvich visit:
Website - http://saschaillyvichauthor.com/
Group Blog -www.writesex.net