Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In the Author Spotlight: Omegia Keeys

Cate: Please welcome Omegia Keeys. Omegia, will you please share a short bio with us?
Omegia: Omegia Keeys debuted as an Erotic Author in 2007 with Passionate Playmates (republished in 2010) whose follow up was in 2009. She has been featured on Allure Radio, Street Vibes Mix Radio, and in Indy Blackout Magazine. She is currently on the Domestic Seduction Book Tour and working on a Young Adult novel and Fantasy Girlz, another installment of Erotica.

Cate: Tell us about your latest release and where it's available.
Omegia: Can You Keep a Secret is available from Passionate Writer Publishing.

Cate: Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
Omegia: Monica has it all, a handsome entrepreneur for a husband, two adorable children, a big house in the suburbs, and a career as the Human Resources Manager at one of the largest insurance firms. Even in a tough economy, Monica lives the American dream. Then, one day, she comes home early from a business trip and finds out her husband is sleeping with another woman. After years of standing in her husband’s shadow, Monica uses his betrayal to jumpstart the life she always yearned for. In the hunt to find herself, Monica starts dating men on adult dating websites and working as an online cam girl. The excitement and allure of her new-found freedom has her living a double life. She is a career woman by day and vixen in her nightlife. Will Monica be able to keep her secret? Or, will her two worlds collide to bring her secret to life?

Cate: What inspired you to write about the theme?
Omegia: I was inspired to write Can You Keep a Secret because I what actually would drive a sort of sheltered person to dive into the adult industry. I wanted to show another side, not someone who was a professional at it like my other main character Erika.

Cate: How do you develop your plots and characters?
Omegia: For this one I actually came up with my plot from some of my bad experiences online. They weren't as extreme but I have met some pretty different characters out there. Monica is your every day loving wife and nurturing mother, until she has the blinders removed.

Cate: Do you feel as if the characters live with you as you write? Do they haunt your dreams?
Omegia: My characters become me. I dream about them and start talking about them to other people like they really exist. On a road trip back from Arkansas, I actually had to pull over and make my teenager drive for a little while so I could get a scene out of my head and on to paper.

Cate: What's next for you?
Omegia: Well I will be down in Texas this weekend and the National Black Book Festival and continuing my Domestic Seduction Book Tour. I am also finishing up a Young Adult novel and bringing my main character, Erika, back with Fantasy Girlz.

Cate: Any other published works?
Omegia: Passionate Playmates and

Cate: Describe your writing in three words.
Omegia: Hot and Spicy

Cate: What’s the most challenging aspect of writing? Most rewarding?
Omegia: Editing. By the time I go back over my work a hundred times I darn near want to toss it in the trash because I am sick of seeing it but then I just set it to the side for a while. The most rewarding is when people come back and tell me they read it with their significant other.

Cate: What’s the most interesting comment you have received about your books?
Omegia: Do I use any of the adult toys mentioned and can I teach them some moves.

Cate: Who are some of your favorite authors and books? What are you reading now?
Omegia: Coldest Winter Ever by Sista Soulja, anything by Zane and Noir, and I love most of John Grissom and Stephen King books. Oh yeah who ever the lady was that wrote Clan of the Cave Bear. I was hooked on that book back in high school. I currently just finished reading Changing the Rules by Sindee Lynn and I took a sneak at Jo Davis' Carrying On while we were at the Arkansas Lit Fest (don't kill me Jo). Both authors are under the same publisher as me.

Cate: Where can you be found on the web?

Cate: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Omegia: Free your mind and explore all types of novels…you never know, you might just like it.

Cate: Readers, Omegia is giving away a book to a random commenter at the end of her tour... so start commenting. Omegia will draw the winner’s name, notify the winner and post the winner’s name here.
Thanks for being my guest, Omegia. Best of luck to you.

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