Friday, 13 May 2011


Well its finaly here, its been a long wait because the network has been down. But here is my interview with Olivia Cunning.

Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.
Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She's been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction -- first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own. 
Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.
Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock ‘n roll, Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.

SATIN- Olivia I  want to thank you for taking time out of your day to talk with us. I know you must be very busy, for any one out there who doesnt know who you are can you tell us a little bit about your self.

OLIVIA-   I'm a devoted fan of hard rock and heavy metal music. One of my favorite things to do is go to concerts. I also happen to be a writer and have been for quite sometime. I've written or started writing a novel in just about every imaginable genre. I finally got the idea to write a novel about my favorite topic, sexy musicians, and the story lent itself perfectly to erotic romance. I'd wager most people have entertained fantasies about rock stars at one time or another. I was contracted to write a series about an entire group of sexy rockers, so that's what I write now. Erotic romance about rock stars. They say you should write what you're passionate about. I'm definitely passionate about rock stars.

SATIN- Now id like to ask you when you first got into writing, what made you think yeah this is what i want to do with my life and how long did it take you to get published.

OLIVIA-  Writing is just one of my passions. Would I do it full-time if I could? Probably. Is that likely? Not really. My day job pays the bills. I thought I wanted to make a living as an author when I was nineteen. So young. So niave. I did write my first manuscript at nineteen. I still have it saved on a disk somewhere and the hard copy locked in a file cabinet. It is not fit for human consumption. When I realized dreams don't pay the bills, I went on to get an education and started a career, but continued to write in my spare time. I queried my finished works on occasion, but when I hear about those who have queried the same thing like 80 times... Not me. I get discouraged too easily. I don't stop writing when I get rejected. I just write something new. I've always been more interested in the craft than seeing my name on a book. It's something I love to do. So after three or four rejections on a project, I shifted focus on something new. Luckily, I hit a home run right off the bench with Sinners on Tour or it would probably be sitting on my hard drive and I'd be writing about penguins on Mars or something. It took me 16 years to get published. If I had focused more on getting published than writing new things, it probably wouldn't have taken quite so long. Bill-paying was a priority. Writing was a passion.


SATIN- has there been any other Authors that has influenced your work

OLIVIA- I read an early Nora Roberts book. It was a Harlequin category romance about a pair of lawyers. I can't even remember the title, but I wanted to be an author after I read that book. The author who turned me on (literally) to steamy romance was Rosemary Rogers. I must've read The Wanton ten times in high school. I think all the books I've ever read have influenced me a little--both positively and negatively. That's the way my brain works.

SATIN- If you could make it really big in the world where would it be and why.

OLIVIA-  I'd like to be big enough to hide away in a tropical paradise and do nothing but write and lounge on the beach. Why? I live in Nebraska (the antithesis of a tropical paradise) and my day job sucks the life out of me most days. I would never want to be recognizably famous. I don't think I'd handle having the press in my business very well.

SATIN- ok i know loads of ladies out there that are trying to get in to writing their own books. Have you got any tips for them, to help them on their way.

OLIVIA- If this is what you want to do, study the craft. Read. Try to figure out what you like about a particular author you admire. Find your own voice by writing a lot. When you don't feel like writing, write anyway. Once your book is "finished" edit it. Have someone else look at it. Edit it some more. When it's ready (and err on the side of perfection) start sending agent queries. Make sure you research agents so you aren't sending your romance novel to someone who only represents war non-fiction. Don't give up if you find failure. Celebrate every small success. Keep trying. If you don't know much about craft, I really suggest you join RWA and participate in workshops. I learned everything the hard way--trial and error (heavy on the error). RWA will save you years of frustration.

SATIN-  can you tell us a little about the sinners on tour books you have out.and how you came up with the idea. have you any other books out that we should know about.

OLIVIA-  So far, the first two books of the Sinners on Tour series have been released. The first, Backstage Pass, is about the lead guitarist of the band, Brian Sinclair, and the human sexuality professor who steals his heart. The couple spends a lot of time exploring their sexuality (*cough* A LOT of time) and they eventually find true love. The second, Rock Hard, is about the vocalist of the band, Sed Lionheart, and his exfiancee. These two broke up a couple of years ago, but neither has been able to get the other out of their system. There is no question that they are sexually compatible, but they have to go through some trials together to find there is more between them than just great sex. The remaining three members of the band, Jace Seymour, Eric Sticks and Trey Mills will all get their own books as well. I'll probably be self-publishing some other books under various pen names in the near future. All those books I wrote but never got published? Some of them are really good. (Others are duds. They'll stay in the file cabinet.)

SATIN-   you got some really good reviews for the sinners books,like " A sizzling mix of sex, love and rock 'n' roll....The characters are irresistble. How does it make you feel that they had such an impact on people.

OLIVIA-  Relieved. You never know how people will respond to your work. Especially when you write raunchy erotic romance. What author wouldn't love a great review? It makes the nasty ones a little easier to tolerate.


SATINI like to ask every one this because i know all the girls like to fight over there favourite book guys,lol...I  dread to think what would happen if they were real here goes..who is your favourite guy out of your books and why?....have you a favourite one from another series and it doesnt have to be from your book.. I  think  I have one in every series. lol

OLIVIA-   get this question a lot. I love them all. I don't have a favorite. At one time I would have said that Eric was my least favorite, but now that I've written his book, I TOTALLY love him too. Once all the books have been released, I'll be really interested to see who readers love the most. The guys are so different from each other. Unique, with their own little quirks and imperfections and their own strengths.
SATIN- ok i  all ways like to ask a totally random question becuase im a totally random person lol..If you could change places with someone for the day who would it be and why.This person could be famous or not, it doesnt matter lol

OLIVIA- Victoria Beckham. I don't think I need to say why. Hot husband.

SATIN- ok again I want to thank you for talking with me,  I know your a really busy person. have you any last words for all your fans out there..

OLIVIAYou rock! Thanks for all of your support. I love hearing from you.


So there you have it, the lovly Olivia Cunning, you can find out more about Olivia  by going to her website what ya waiting for go check  it out..



  1. Congratulations for getting the opportunity to interview Ms. Cunning! Loved reading it & I can't wait for the next book!

  2. Great interview Sue! And we love you Olivia...your books ROCK (literally)! lol

  3. thanks for stopping by ladies...*wink*

  4. Wonderful interview thank you both so much!

  5. Omg I'm sorry I'm so late to the party I thought his was going down on the 14th:(
    Greta interview Sue and Olivia u rock!!!
    Now hand over Trey and no one gets hurt!! Lolz;)

  6. thanks for stopping by girls... hope you enjoyed it..

  7. Backstage Pass was one of those "sneak onto my KIndle" reads that got "devoured" and still resonates even though it has been over a month since I read it! Ms. Cunning you started a revolution amongst readers with the series, Sue thanks for the interview it was a great pleasure to read more about the books and the creator of them!

  8. thank you for stopping by ladies, glad you liked it..

  9. Thanks for having me, Sue! And thanks to everyone who stopped by and said hello.

  10. your ery welcome Olivia, it was fun talking to you..