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Friday, September 21, 2012

Dragon*Con interview: Sascha Illyvich + Giveaway

There aren’t many male authors in the romance genre and probably even less who write PNR Kinky Erotica so we were glad to get a chance to talk with Sascha Illyvich.

Sharon: As an author in a mainly female driven erotica world how would you say you stand out?
Sascha: I stand out as the bad boy of romance. I simply write the romance stories and the readers like them.

Sharon: What POV do you use, a man’s or a woman’s?
Sascha: both. Thestory itself calls for a different POV each time in terms of length and youhave to get that emotional connection in there because readers they really wantthe female POV so they can identify but they also want to empathize with themale character. And I pride myself on being able to write cross gendereffectively.

Sharon: What's been the hardest part of writing thusfar?
Sascha: sobriety. Editing. Self-editing is actually verydifficult to do as you know from being a beta reader. It’s an art form that requiresa different skill set and what it basically boils down to is having tounderstand when to cut, when to not, when to change things.
Sharon: killing your darlings?
Sascha: It isn’tpersonal for me. It is a business, I’m not doing this to be cutesy. I am doingit because it is a skill I love, it’s an industry I love and I feel good at itthan anything else. Honestly.

Sharon: Who is your fantasy crush from tv or film andwhy? AND would you write them in a story?
Sascha: Bernadette Peters from Into the Woods, the onlyactual musical I will admit once in a while to actually enjoying otherwise I amnot a fan. If Bernadette Peters and I cold share a bed for days I would be inheaven.

Sharon: You walk into a room and your theme song blasts!What is it?
Sascha: Depends on my mood…it could be Sh** List byDevil Driver, it could be End of the Line because of the lyric “I’ve been toldto dust myself off to get the f*** up and keep going forward.” or occasionallyit might be Kick Start the Fight by Combichrist.

Sharon: If you had to eat the same thing for a wholeweek, what would it be?
Sascha: steak and Cabernet Sauvignon from France

Rapid Fire:

it is making me hungry too!
Sharon: Waffles or Pancakes?
Sascha: Pancakes. Chocolate Chip pancakes.
Sharon: IHOP?
Sascha: never, I’ve worked for them sort of.

Sharon: Sexy teacher or Sexy Dr.?
Sascha: both
Sharon: at one time?
Sascha: indeed

Sharon: Coke or Pepsi?
Sascha: Pepsi
Sharon: Pepsi is ruling!

Sharon: Fly away or Sail away?
Sascha: “I’m on a boat mother****er, I’m on a mother****ing boat!”
*for those of you not in the know- check out the song (NSFW)*

Sharon: Back in the saddle again or Walk this way?
Sascha: Walk this Way of course

Sharon: Frosted flakes or Raisin Brain?

Thank you to Sascha for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk with us. Be sure to check out his sexy collection of stories.

About the author:
A native of Texas, I moved to Californiasix years ago seeking something unique. Oh and there was a girl involved.
I started writing thirteen years ago,releasing poetry and an occasional short erotica story before focusing on kinkyerotic romance in various subgenres. My books have been listed under theRoad to Romance’s Recommended read list, as well nominated for the CAPA.
I was the also the host of the UnnamedRomance Show on Radio Dentata. I write for Renaissance E-books, Decadent Publishing and occasionally TotalE-bound.
I’m also part of the WriteSex Panel, ablog group that’s defining erotica for writers in any genre! Find us at

A signed post card, Dragon*Con swag and some Sheep swag
To enter:
1. Leave way to contact you
2. Pancakes or waffles and what kind?
*followers get double entry
contest ends: Sept 28th at midnight


  1. Blueberry Pancakes are great. Surrender fo Love sounds great. Enjoyed the interview.
    crytaley73 at yahoo dot com
    I am a follower

  2. Lol, great interview, and another new for me author. But alas, I do not read erotic stories. I prefer wafles, the original Belgian ones please, dipped in chocolate. And getting Belgian waffles it not so difficult as I live in Holland, only a few hours away from the boarder.

    follower of the flock of course.

  3. Why am I not surprise a contest featuring Sascha has the phrase 'double entry' involve?

    I agree with the Pepsi, Sascha, and Bernadette is a revelation!

    Good fun here.

  4. Great interview!
    I like buckwheat pancakes..or chocolate chip pancakes with whip cream...or buttermilk pancakes with two fried eggs on top that will mix into the pancakes when I cut them up. lol

    So yeah, pancakes for me.

  5. That was was a fun interview. I was at the Con where was he?
    Pepsi is winning YAY!

  6. My favorite is blueberry waffles. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I follow by email.
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  7. Just plain pancakes, please.

  8. pancakes..I don't know that there are different

    GFC and email follower

  9. Great interview! I love pancakes. I will eat plain pancakes, but I also like the blueberry ones and the chocolate chip ones.

  10. I like blueberry pancakes.

    I follow via email.


  11. Thanks for the contest. I received my package of goodies!! Yay!!!!!!