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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Brita Addams - Author of "A Minute After Midnight"

The delightful and talented Brita Addams is with us today. She appeared here once before, but wouldn't get naked then either. We'll keep trying.
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Thank you for stopping by. We truly appreciate you spending some time with us today.

Q) Writing fiction, erotic or otherwise, takes a writer out of their everyday life and comfort zone. To go there, writers usually insert themselves in one familiar place. I know one author who actually does his best writing in Starbucks. Another rented a room above a garage two blocks from her house. Where do you write?

A) I write in my living room. I've commandeered 2/3 of the sofa and ½ of the love seat. It's quiet at my house during the day, simply ideal for a writer.

Q) For you, what constitutes a "good" day in your life?

A) Any day I spend with my husband. He is truly my heartbeat and I can't imagine a day without him in it.

Q) Has a neighbor ever inspired one of your character, and why?

A) We've lived in our condo for three years and we only know one set of neighbors, by name, and not much else. No, never. LOL

Q) Why did you choose to write under a pen name, and how did you decide what name to use?

A) I love this question. I decided to use a pen name because of my children and grandchildren. I thought they'd be happier not having my real name associated with my erotic romance.

When I told my children, all grown, about my first contract, they were shocked about the fact that I'd chosen another name and didn't see the reason.

The name I chose really was almost a given. My middle name is Brita and my husband's middle name is Adam. A little addition of a 'd' and and 's' and voila, Brita Addams was born.

Here's the blurb for A Minute After Midnight:

A fateful decision haunted Logan Chalmers for years. A high school reunion brings Reid Wright back to the old hometown, but will Reid even remember Logan or has he moved on to the bright future they were to share?

Following the rejection of the man he'd loved for most of his life, Reid moved away to seek his fortune. The hurt and anger allowed him to move on, but years later, only thoughts of Logan could bring him back for the reunion – that, and timeless desire.

A Minute After Midnight can be purchased at:

An Evening at the Starlight is available at Noble Romance.

Email address:
Twitter: @britaaddams


  1. Hi Brita,
    An Evening At The Starlight is my kind of read. Thanks for sharing about yourself and a blurb about Logan and read. I hope it comes in Print. Thanks again Brita for your post .
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  2. Hi Carol. I understand that the Timeless Desire anthos will be in print, yes. And as prizes for the blog tour.

    Starlight is a story that I simply loved writing, as is Midnight. I'm a read sentimentalist at heart.

    David, believe me, we are all safer with my clothes on. To scary for small children and old folks otherwise. Trust me on this. LOL Thanks for having me! I don't love your place.

  3. Sounds good!

    amysmith98 (@)

  4. Carol, thank you for dropping in and continuing to enjoy the tour.

    Amy: I much appreciate you taking the time to comment.

    You don't love my place???? Oh, oh! Need coffee. And a massage. And a blanket.

  5. Great interview, Brita! I love how you got your pen name. (Mine is my first name and my husband's middle name, LOL.) And I think you need to give D his coffee, massage, and blanket with your clothes off. He seems wounded by your rejection, LOL. ;c)

  6. Hello, Sarah.
    Thank you for your comments.
    I'm going to go back to my corner and pout now.

  7. lol great post! i love your comment sarah! your book sounds very good brita! i like the cover! ;)

  8. Greetings, Shadow.
    Greatly appreciate you stopping here.

  9. I agree with the pen name part, but I'm also happy to see that your kids are supportive of your writing career! And you talking about your husband makes me swoon. :)

    beatrice.g.tan [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. Sounds great, I want to read more! cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

  11. Welcome, Beatrice.
    Thank you very, very much for your comments.

    Hello, Cheralyn.
    Nice to see you here. Thanks for commenting.

  12. Hi All,
    I've had a busy day, but wanted to stop back and I found all you lovely people here.

    David, please don't pout. Believe me, darling, we are all better off with me buttoned up.

    Beatrice, my honey still makes me swoon. Handsome as ever and just the kindest person I've ever known.

    Amy, thank for stopping by.

    Sarah - see our name derivation isn't so different. I do love the name Sarah though. Always have.

    Cheralyn, I hope you enjoy the stories. I love them both, but then we do tend to get attached to our characters.

    Shadow - Thank you for the compliment on the cover. If you take a look at the cover for An Evening at the Starlight, look in the picture frame. That's really my Mom. She was just 19 and the photograph fit perfectly for the story.

    David, come out of your corner, and be grateful for small favors. *Hands you a blanket*

    I'll check back later.


  13. I enjoyed the post. The cover for A Minute after Midnight is really nice. Did you work closely with the cover artist to creat it?

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  14. Hello, Tracey.
    Very pleased you stopped by. Thank you!

  15. Hi Tracey,

    I did work with Fiona Jayde on both of my Timeless Desire covers. I selected the pictures for Midnight and the positioning of them on the cover. It matches a pivotal scene in the story. I did have trouble with finding the clock with hands pointing to a minute after midnight. FINALLY, I found one and directed Fi to it and voila, she put it together.

    On An Evening at the Starlight, I had an idea about the cover but it was very difficult to pull off. Fi and Bryl worked together and the only input I had on that one was the portrait that hangs on the wall.

    Since the story is about a story from the 1940's, I sent Fi a picture of my own mother as well as an image of the picture frame. The photo pf Mom was taken in 1948, when she was 19 years old. I think she was so beautiful and I was pleased to be able to honor her that way.

    Sadly, she passed away in 1999 at the age of 70 and never lived to see me as an author.

    Thanks for the question Tracey!

  16. I commented earlier in the day through my phone but it doesn't look as if it went through.
    Love the interview thanks for sharing. Love how you picked your pen name.


  17. Glad you made it through, Gabrielle.

  18. Hi Gabrielle,

    So happy you came by. I've always loved my middle name and being a writer gives me the chance to use it. :)

    Thanks everyone for stopping by. David, this is great fun, as always. You're a terrific host.