#EllieKeys 31 Days of Authors – Alexa Riley



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I have to say that I loved the book Curvy. I read the book in two hours. It was truly fantastic! It was a quick and easy read that made me yearn for me. I was beyond excited to know that I would have the opportunity to interview them. Enjoy the interview!

EK – My message to all the authors: Thank you so very much for being willing to sign up to do this interview. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know you, share your thoughts, and highlight your work.

EK:  What is your pen name? 

            Alexa Riley: Alexa Riley comes from a combination of our names/maiden names. We wanted a little piece of each other in it, but we always wanted something different. We think it worked out well! 

EK:  Does your work fit into one genre? If not, tell us about it. If so, do the same.

            Alexa Riley: Normally we fall into either erotica or romance. Some books we have are steamier than others… and some are just straight smut. But for the most part I think we’d consider ourselves Romantic Erotica 

EK:   What is the title of your most recent or upcoming release?

Alexa Riley: Our most recent book is Curvy. We’re really excited about this one because it features a full-figured model on the cover. 

EK:  What inspired this work?

Alexa Riley: The model did. We follow Ruby Roxx on Instagram and when we saw the picture she posted we knew we had to have it! She’s gorgeous, and the picture inspired the story! 

EK:  What is your favorite thing about writing?

Alexa Riley: Being able to create something that helps people escape. To be able to sit down and relax, and even for just a few hours forget about all the chores, and work that needs to be done and melt away in a land of insta-love, and surgery sweetness. That’s our ultimate goal. 

EK: Now for the fun stuff …

EK:  What is your favorite snack while taking a much needed author break?

Alexa Riley: Alexa likes coffee and chocolate, while Riley likes warm sugar free Red Bull, and dips. 

EK: What is one of the craziest things you’ve done in your life?

Alexa Riley: I think writing a book and becoming authors is pretty damn crazy. We never thought this adventure would lead us to this point, so I’d have to say this has been a wild ride so far! 

EK:  The house is on fire, what are you grabbing if your family is safe and sound?

Alexa Riley: I think we’d both grab our laptops. Just because it would be such a hassle to replace. Maybe after that we would grab our dogs. 

EK:  What is your “go to” movie, book, or show?

Alexa Riley: Alexa: I’m mildly obsessed with Harry Potter. So there is constantly a movie on when I’m home during the day just playing quietly in the background while I work. Riley: I’m addicted to Laurann Dohner and her New Species series. If I’m bored or just wanting a fix, I’ll pull up Fury or V’s book and listen to my favorite parts on audio. 

EK: Who is one of your favorite authors? Why?

Alexa Riley: We both like Laurann Dohner. It’s kind of how we bonded. And JS Scott. We both fell in love with her instantly and have been fans ever since. 

EK: Bonus => Have you ever read a book that had you questioning why you were having such a reaction to fictional characters? What book was it?

Alexa Riley: There have been many books that have pulled different emotions from us for different reasons, but we prefer the ones that make us melt. When we are able to read a book and fall in love with a hero and how he treats the heroine, we know we’ve struck gold. Those are the ones we search for, and hope to write. 

EK: Please share your social media links: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_AlexaRiley

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1UMLaHF

Website: http://alexariley.com/

EK: Please share your purchase links: 


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Thank you to Alexa Riley for taking the time to answer these questions. You are appreciated. 

Come back tomorrow to read what responses author Sydney Landon gives.



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