Scarlett Avery

Author of Dr. Sinful

  • What is your favorite dessert?
    • Undoubtedly, ice cream and Italian gelato. French tarts are second. Plain vanilla pound cake, third.
  • Is there any genre you refuse to write?
    • Paranormal, M/M (or MMF) and hard-core erotica. Paranormal is simply because I can’t wrap my head around the concept. M/M is because I don’t feel I would be able to write as a man attracted to another man because it’s something I have nothing to gage against. True, I could do loads of research, but I’m not certain I could pull it off. In terms of hard-core erotica, I just find it’s a shame not to have a love story in a book and I love the characters’ journey way too much.
  • What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
    • The first time I wrote a male character––actually for my first attempt I had to write two male characters because it was a ménage–– I was afraid I would end up sounding like a woman trying to write like a man. Basically, now, when I write as a man, I embody everything about a man. I think differently and slow down my cadence of speech, bringing it deeper. Since I dictate my books, I can alter my voice so it’s closer to what a man would sound like. Also, I always keep asking myself the following questions, “Would a man say that? Would a man do that? What man acts like that?”
  • Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
    • I combined both. I give readers what they want and add a shovel of creativity/originality to the mix so they don’t feel like you’re reading the same books over and over again. Nothing makes me happier when a reader says, “I’ve never read anything like this before” or “I really didn’t see that one coming.”
  • What guy name do you think is sexy?
    • Holden, Holt, Hudson, Harrison, Hunter. I really find these” H” names incredibly sexy.
  • What book makes you cry?
    • I hate to sound sappy, but usually, my epilogues make me cry.