Hello Ms. Renz and welcome to my world!
So, tell us about your new book.
My book takes the seven deadly sins, in this case Wrath, a demon in Hell’s Seven and a victim who is drenched in the sin. He is tortured in a sexual manner while watching all the wrongs he has committed through his life. Wrath is there to try and show him the right path but the question is, will that ever happen?
How many books should we expect in this series?
Between 6-7. The second book will combine both Greed and Gluttony.
How did you come up with the idea for a series based on the 7 deadly sins?
I actually had the idea a year ago but was not really happy with how it was turning out so I scraped it for later. Luckily, reading many amazing monster eroticas lead me to break out the series again.
As you know, I have had the opportunity to read the book and I really did like it. But what I'd like to know is what made you decide to write m/m?
I’ve always been curious about the m/m genre. At first I didn’t think I’d be able to do it but once I started, I found it to be so much fun. I can’t wait to continue down this path.
Are there any side characters that have been introduced in this series that might get their own stories?
The only one that could possibly is seen at the end of Hell’s Seven: Wrath. But I won’t tell you who it is. You’ll have to read it to find out. It’s a surprise twist.
OOH OOH! I loved that surprised twist and I really hope said character gets his story! *hint hint* Monster erotica seems to be the new and upcoming thing. What is it about monster erotica that inspires you to write about it?
For me, it allows me more freedoms that can’t necessarily be done with other genres. Monsters are also taboo to most and the idea of one being with a human may actually make them uncomfortable while at the same time pique their interest. If you really think about it, the first real “monster romance” was Beauty and the Beast. We both know there was some heavy petting going on before he became a prince. *wink wink*
*Laughs* So true and it is my favorite Disney movie! So, how did you come up with the character of Wrath?
Don’t tell him, but I have a love for Krampus the Christmas demon. Not saying Wrath is based purely off of him, he’s pretty close. He’s a combination of Krampus, a patchwork doll, and the Lord of Darkness from Legend.
Wow. What would you do if you ever met Wrath in person?
Hope I’m not on his list. He takes his job very seriously and he’s good at it.
Well Ms. Renz, I actually have a surprise for you! I was fortunate enough to catch Wrath in between torture sessions and he's agreed to stop by for a visit. (Loud bang sounds in the background). Oh! That must be him now! (Wrath joins the interview and sits down right next to Clair. As in so close she's pretty much stuck between him and the arm of the love seat. An she looks a little nervous.)
Welcome Wrath!! So... how do you like being the demon of wrath?
First off, she’s right. I do my job well. As for being Wrath, it’s a good gig. I wasn’t always in this position in Hell’s Seven. I was one of the many tortured souls in the pits of Hell once. So the promotion is far better than where I was.
Do you like your boss?
He’s an interesting guy. Quiet and keeps to himself. I wish I could get him into my bed at least once though. He’s stunning. Mmmmmm.
I agree. He is pretty yummy! Who has been your favorite sinner of all time to punish?
I would have said Alex, but I was actually hoping he’d get his freedom. He’s a good kid who was dealt a bad hand. As for his uncle. *laughs maniacally*
Hmm.... I'm thinking that maybe I should start feeling bad for this uncle. Obviously, your job takes up most of your time but when you have free time what do you do with it?
I enjoy listening to Mozart and reading Hemingway. (Charlie looks stunned.) What? Just because I’m a demon doesn’t mean I’m not well bred. Or a gentleman for that matter. At least, I used to be a gentleman. Watch this...
(He places his arm across the back of the loveseat and leans over to whisper in Clair's ear) Wanna come back to my place?
(The color drains from Clair's face) Uh... no?
Hey!!! (Charlie yells as Wrath pics Clair up and tosses her over his shoulder.) You can't do that!!!
(Wrath chuckles) Sure I can. I said I used to be a gentleman. I'm a demon remember? And I only play by the rules when it suits me.
(With his laughter filling the room, he disappears with Clair over his shoulder)
Well, I guess that concludes our interview today. Man, I hope she's okay. Maybe I should put in a call to his boss. (Shakes head) Nevermind...