Sunday, December 23, 2012

Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas

I have written romance stories since I was a teenager and more recently I have focused my writing on erotic romance. One of the things I pride myself on is being able to tell an erotic story without ever using profane or graphic language; it's just the way I like my stories to be.

Vivien's Published Works
Her Master's Kiss Trilogy
When Renee approaches experienced Dom and Master, Stefan, to help her restore a struggling relationship she discovers more about herself and her ex partner than she ever expected. Spread across three stories ( each one 20 - 27,000 words) and spanning 12 months the smouldering romance between Stefan and Renee begins as Master and submissive and ignites with passion as the traumas from Stefan's past are revealed and eventually healed by Renee's persistent and willing love. Faced with challenges to their relationship and their safety these stories show Stefan learning to love and trust again as Renee develops the inner strength and maturity to cling to true love. A compelling trilogy that will have you laughing, crying and cheering on the characters as the struggle to grow their love against all odds.
The Billionaire's Temptress

Set in London over one long weekend, 'The Billionaire's Temptress' features a delightful heroine and her struggle to allure, arouse and attract the passions of a dark, sexy billionaire. But everything is not quite as it seems as Holly sets about seducing Nikolai.Once Nikolai's passions are aroused, Holly soon learns that unleashing Nikolai's desires may be more than she can handle as the erotic action quickly begins to sizzle.
Her Master's Voice

When young Kate recieves an anonymous text message she doesn't realise how much her world is about to change. Surrendering to her inner most desires Kate soon finds herself submitting to the erotic, sensual and sensitive demands of her mysterious Master.

Drawn into a world of erotic love Kate quickly realises all that matters in her world is Her Master's Voice.
Author Interview

Do you have any advice for other writers?

My best advice for people who want to write is to work incredibly hard on developing a unique and interesting plot. With erotic romance it may seem that every story has already been told. This is not true! The true test of whether you have it in you to be a writer is whether you can approach the genre with a fresh voice and fresh ideas. 'The Billionaire's Temptress' on the surface appears to be one story when in fact on the final page readers discover something totally unexpected. Adding a twist to an erotic romance story is just one way writers can set themselves apart in a crowded market.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Once I have the plot for the story firmly in mind the hardest part of every story I have ever written is starting. Those first words, that first paragraph, that first page are horrible, it is critical to capture and engage the reader from the very first words and so I spend a lot of time trying to craft my openings in a way that engages the reader and invites them to take the journey I have planned for them.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I think all of my heroines contain little parts of me. It may be in the way they speak, the way they react or the strength of their feelings but each of them contains elements of the real Vivien Sparx. In many cases they are the people I would like to be. Writing erotic romance gives me the chance to create stories that are larger than life and yet each one has its basis on real live people and how they would react in extra ordinary situations.
If you had to do it all over again would you change anything in your books?
Looking back now at 'Her Master's Voice' (my first story) through to 'Her Master's Kiss 3' (my last story) I can certainly see subtle signs of evolution in the way I describe and present characters. However, I wouldn't change anything that I have written. What I would change is the title for 'The Billionaire's Temptress'. I don't know why I went with that title but it is something I regret now. I regard 'The Billionaire's Temptress' as perhaps my best story - I only wish I had given it the kind of compelling title the story deserved.
Fav Christmas movie?
Die Hard - the original ( well, it was set at christmas!)
What are your current projects?
I have a really fantastic group of passionate Facebook friends, and one of the things I love most is that readers who visit my Facebook page are always enthusiastic and supportive. Reader feedback is absolutely critical and means I am always asking my Facebook friends what kind of stories they would like to read. At the moment I have two new stories in the planning stages as well as a lot of requests to write something erotic/ paranormal. Over the next few months readers can expect to see several new Vivien Sparx stories available to download from Amazon.



  1. Welcome Thanks for the awesome giveaway can't wait to read your books!!!!

  2. welcome Vivien. looks like some interesting books you have written that i am going to have to check out

  3. Looks interesting!!!

  4. These sound really interesting. Keep up the good work! :)

  5. Hi Vivien, I thought it was interesting what you said about telling an erotic story without using profane or graphic language. I may have to check out your books. What name would you change 'The Billionaire's Temptress' to if you could?

  6. Thank you Ravenz Reviews for a very informative 12 days of Christmas. Thanks to you my TBR pile has just grown that much higher. Good job.

  7. Thanks Ladies!!
    Hi Nana Prah, thanks for the question!
    I haven't thought of an alternative name for 'The Billionaire's Temptress'.
    The reason I wanted to change it though was because I noticed that people are not giving this book a try like they have for the 'Her Master's Kiss' Trilogy even though the books are both erotic romance. It made me realise how important a book title was, if you get it wrong the book suffers.
    Thank you, Ravenz Reviews for having me!!
    Vivien Sparx

  8. Vivien!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your books!!! YOU ROCK!!!

  9. Totally agree with Julia.... Love all your books & yes YOU ROCK XO

  10. Your books sound interesting.

  11. I have been following Vivien since the start & have read all her work Every one leaves me wanting more. With the holidays almost here do yourself a favor & get them all I can promise you won't be disappointed & will probably become a devoted follower like myself.

    Merry Xmas to all.

  12. Good interview. Will be giving The Devil's Touch a go. Have a Merry Christmas