Olivia Black started writing ménage romance with Siren Publishing under the name Alicia White. Recently, she decided that she wanted to branch out, and with the support of her publisher, she started writing ManLove. Silver Bullet is her first ManLove series and she’s looking forward to many others in the future.
Q: The series gets its name from the BDSM club, Silver Bullet. Since the club caters almost exclusively to shifters and paranormals, what would happen if one of your readers tried to get in?”
A: The Silver Bullet is a club that caters to shifter, vampires, and humans. The club is open 24/7 and offers everything from a dance floor to a dungeon. Anyone is welcome, as long as you have a good attitude and are ready to have fun!
Q: In mythology, silver is one of a werewolf’s only weaknesses. Is the choice to name the club Silver Bullet a bit of irony on the part of your characters or is there greater significance?
A: The series name, Silver Bullet, came about as a joke. In this series, humanity knows about paranormals and the different factions get along for the most part. In most werewolf movies and books, silver is deadly, but not in this series.
Q: New Orleans is such a strong, vivid setting. What does placing the series in New Orleans contribute to the stories you want to tell?
A: Last summer I went on a road trip. I started out in Southern California and made my way to New Orleans. The city is so magical with a rich history. When I started writing this series, I knew that this city would be perfect.
Q: It’s mentioned that there are all types of shifters in this world. Which is your favorite type of shifter, and are there any you’re looking forward to writing in the future?
A: I’m a huge paranormal fan and shifters are at the top of the list. This series is about a pack of red wolves in New Orleans. I’m planning on adding other types of shifters as the series grows. My favorite type of shifter would have to be wolves, bears, and tigers. I like predators. I’m looking forward to writing a few animals that aren’t normally written about. In future books, a black mambo, Komodo dragon, and many others will be introduced.
Q: What’s next for life at the Silver Bullet?
A: There are shifters, vampires, and humans. The first eight books of this series are written and I’m looking forward to hearing what the readers think. As this series grows, I’m planning to add new characters and will hopefully ease into another series that’s inside my head. I’ve got lots of stories to tell.
Q: Out of all the Silver Bullet books you’ve written so far (including unreleased titles), what has been your favorite kissing scene to write?
A: My favorite scene takes place in, The Wolf and The Vampire, Book 5 (available on Saturday, February 1st). I can still see the scene clearly inside my mind. One of my hero’s (Holden Turner) was attacked before he met his mate (Jack Hearst). When he finally wakes up, they share a really sweet kiss. It’s touching.
Q: What is your favorite way to relax or reward yourself after a long, productive day of writing?
A: If I’m not writing, I’m reading. I love to read and I usually splurge when it comes time to buy books. I have a huge collection of romance and it grows daily.
Q: What’s the toughest lesson you’ve learned about writing that you didn’t know when you first started?
A: This is a tough question. I’ve learned so much over the years. I started writing ménage romance under the pen name, Alicia White, a few years ago. Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to have thirteen books published with Siren Publishing.
My first book was a marked up mess with red lines everywhere. I was surprised that Siren even accepted the book with so many errors. It’s taken me a little while, but I’m getting a lot better at self-editing. I have to read through each book as a reader instead of the writer, which helps a lot.
Q: You have just met your perfect reader, and this person is reading your book in public! Would say anything?
A: If I saw someone reading my book in public…just picturing that brings a goofy smile to my face. I’m not sure if I would say anything or not. It would depend on where we were and if the reader looked as if they were enjoying the story.