September 20, 2013

Bloggerversary Part 6: Q & A w/ S.C. Stephens

at 9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
'Sup peeps! Today is day 6 of Bloggerversary week. We have a special interview with the fabulous S.C. Stephens!!!!! She shot into notoriety with her book Thoughtless, in 2009. That's the year I graduated high school! I wish I heard of S.C. earlier. I just finished Thoughtless after putting it off for so long and whoa! I was glad I read it. I'm halfway into the second book and I love it so far! Be sure to enter my Bloggerversary giveaway for 3 different prize packs!  click here!


~*~Q & A with S.C. Stephens~*~

CR: As an erotic romance writer, do you find the stigma of erotica or “mommy porn” hurtful to your career? To you personally?

SC: No, I’ve read a lot of hardcore stuff, and I don’t feel like my books venture into the “erotic” part of the genre. But that’s just me. They may be really graphic for some readers, not graphic enough for others. It’s all subjective, so I try not to worry about it. I just write the way I’m comfortable writing.

CR: Which character of the Thoughless trilogy do you relate to the most?  

SC: Kiera. We’re very similar in a lot of ways, although, I’m not as quick to blurt things out as she is. I clam up a lot more.

CR: Did you encounter any challenges while writing Thoughtless?

SC: Oh yeah, there were days when I wanted to scrap the whole thing, but I just kept plugging away at it, and it eventually worked itself out.

CR: The angsty love triangle is something that draws a lot of readers, but it also annoys us when the heroine can’t seem to pick one or the other. Did you find yourself rooting for Kellan or Denny?

SC: I fell pretty hard for Kellan, but I had a super soft spot for Denny, so it was hard because I loved them both, but in different ways.

CR: Despite the fact that she has the attention of two hotties, Kiera had a lot of self-doubt and confidence issues, in my opinion. Where does this come from?

SC: It came from being raised with a perfect ten sister that she never felt she lived up to looks-wise. Even though it was never a conscious thing on her parents’ part, Anna was praised for her looks, Kiera for her brains. That left a mark on Kiera’s self-esteem. And she’s just naturally more shy than Anna.

CR: The final book in the trilogy was published a while ago, but do you have any plans to continue the universe in a spin-off version or a novella?

SC: I’ve thought about writing Thoughtless through Kellan’s eyes, or doing an Anna and Griffin spin-off, but we’ll see if that happens.

CR: Do you read the reviews of the people who didn’t like your book? 

SC: For a long time, I read all of the reviews, but after a while, it just got to be too much. It was affecting my desire to write, so now I don’t read them very often. I mainly glance through them to see if there is a common complaint, something I can work on in the future.

CR: If the Thoughless series did get optioned as a TV series (or a movie), what actor would you like to see play the parts of Kiera, Kellan, Denny, etc?

SC: Oh boy. They are so specific in my head, that I have no idea, although, I’m certainly enjoying all of the fan videos featuring Devin Paisley. Very yummy.

CR: I have to ask…what’s up with the band’s name? The D-bags?

SC: I have the sense of humor of a thirteen-year-old boy. I pictured Kellan saying it to Kiera and it cracked me up, so I kept it.

CR: Will your new series be just as heart-wrenching?

SC: No, Conversion is a much lighter story. I wrote it right after Thoughtless, and I needed a break from the angst. It’s a much different story, but packed with just as much love.

~*~Lightening Round Questions~*~

CR: Favorite food?
SC: Pizza

CR: Favorite drink?
SC: Coffee

CR: Favorite guilty pleasure?
SC: A long bath with a good book and a glass of wine

CR: Favorite kind of music?
SC: I like it all—alternative, pop, rock, top 40, and recently, country.

CR: Favorite fictional boyfriend?
SC: Edward Cullen. Always and forever.
;)
CR: Favorite cereal?
SC: Post Great Grains. The one with pumpkin seeds! Yummy!

CR: Celeb you’d like to meet?
SC: Chester Bennington or Dave Strauchman

CR: Did you ever have a fan girl moment?
SC: Yes! Recently, I went to a private performance for OneRepublic and was thisclose to Ryan Tedder. And did I say, “Your music helped inspire the character that completely changed my life?” Nope. I said, “Hey.” Lol. Fan fail.

CR: Yoga or jogging?
SC: Yoga. I’m not a runner. ;)

CR: Ice cream or gelato?
SC: Ice Cream.

CR: Cats or dogs?
SC: Goldfish. :)

CR: Biggest pet peeve?
SC: Lately, it’s people driving ten miles below the speed limit in the middle or left lane. Please move over. I’m begging you!

CR: Craziest fan reaction?
SC: I don’t get crazy fans. They’re incredibly nice, patient, and thoughtful! Sometimes nervous, but always sweet. The tattoos inspired from my books blow my mind though!

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About the Author
Me and S.C. at the LA Author Event :)

S.C. Stephens is a bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance. Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled love triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since. In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out to the movies, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two equally beautiful children.

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