Sassy Sinclair is an attorney and award-winning author who writes captivating tales about lawyers with a sexy twist. Her first erotic suspense novella, Unlawful Desires, was honored as Best Erotic Romance by Romance Slam Jam. Unlawful Seduction is the second book in her Lawyers in Lust novella series. Sassy has also penned several legal thrillers under the name Pamela Samuels Young. Pamela’s mystery, Anybody’s Daughterwon the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction. For a complete list of her books, visitwww.sassysinclair.com and www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.
BPM: It is such a pleasure to have you join us to discuss, Unlawful Seduction. Describe yourself in three words.
Fun, hard-working and faith-filled.
BPM: What motivated you to publish your first erotica series?
I love reading erotica, but for years I was too embarrassed to write it. I finally decided to give it a go and I’m thrilled that I did.
BPM: What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your body of work/books?
That marketing my books is a lot harder than writing them.
BPM: Tell us about your most recent work. Available on Nook and Kindle?
Unlawful Seduction turns the table on the #MeToo movement. When a handsome young lawyer is sexually harassed by his female boss, his world is turned upside down. He soon views workplace harassment from a totally different perspective. Unlawful Seduction is available on both the Kindle and the Nook and will soon be available on Audible as well.
BPM: Introduce us to the people in the book! Give us some insight into your main characters.
Dana Herrington is general counsel of a Fortune 500 company. She’s used to getting what she wants and what she wants is Spencer McIntyre. But Spencer has no interest in his boss and makes that more than clear. But Dana will not take no for an answer.
While Spencer naively starts out hoping for the best, he soon has to dig deep and face his own fears. Dana, who is totally self-centered, assumes that she’s untouchable. And she is … for a while.
BPM: What’s so unique about their storyline?
What’s unique is that we don’t see stories about men being sexually harassed. Unlawful Seduction takes aim at gender stereotypes and how men and women are treated in the workplace.
BPM: Are there certain characters you would like to go back to or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?
Dana Herrington, the harasser, is an interesting and complex character that I would love to revisit in another book. She’s totally into herself and thinks only of her own needs. She probably the most unethical character I’ve ever written.
BPM: Have you ever received a rejection from an agent or a publisher?
Yes, tons of them. But so have many New York Times bestselling authors. You simply have to believe in yourself and keep pushing forward.
BPM: Do you ever have days when writing is a struggle?
Absolutely! When that happens, I take a break, do something fun (like read a good book, get a mani-pedi, or have some ice cream) and start a fresh the next day.
BPM: Have you written any other books that are not published?
In Firm Pursuit, the first book I wrote (as Pamela Samuels Young) originally didn’t get picked up. After I sold Every Reasonable Doubt, I rewrote In Firm Pursuit, which was released as my second legal thriller.
BPM: What projects are you working on at the present?
I’m currently working on the next novella in the Lawyers in Lust series, Unlawful Revenge. I’m also mulling over my next legal thriller, which deals with a family dispute over a will. The working title is Family Trust.
BPM: How do you stay connected with others in publishing and your readers?
I stay connected with readers via social media and book clubs. I connect with other authors at various writing conferences. I also read writing journals and publications to keep up to date on what’s going on in the publishing world.
BPM: What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you?
I love connecting with readers on Facebook and Twitter. I’m trying to get better at Instagram as well!
BPM: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
You can visit Sassy Sinclair’s website at www.sassysinclair.com and reach out to her on social media at: