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Erika Rhys

Erika Rhys
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International bestselling author Erika Rhys writes contemporary romance novels featuring sexy men, strong women, and dashes of sparkling wit—the kind of books she enjoys reading. Her books include Heir of the Hamptons and the Gentlemen’s Club, Over the Edge, and On the Brink series.

Erika’s heroes are driven, determined, and often wealthy, but can also be sensitive and vulnerable. Her heroines come from a range of backgrounds, and are strong, smart, and independent, but also sympathetic and caring. All her books feature laugh-out-loud moments, because humor is sexy!

Erika loves dance music, shoes, long walks by herself, long dinners with friends, dark chocolate, strong coffee, and ice-cold martinis.

She also loves hearing from readers, so get in touch!

Erika Rhys's Books

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Heir of the Hamptons: A Fake Marriage Romance
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Heir of the Hamptons: A Fake Marriage Romanceby Erika RhysContemporary Romance
The Gentlemen's Club (Volume One in the Gentlemen's Club Series)
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The Gentlemen's Club (Volume One in the Gentlemen's Club Series)by Erika RhysPublish: Jul 18, 2015Series: The Gentlemen's Club SeriesContemporary Romance Romantic Suspense
The Gentlemen's Club (Volume Three in the Gentlemen's Club Series)
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The Gentlemen's Club (Volume Three in the Gentlemen's Club Series)by Erika RhysPublish: Feb 15, 2017Series: The Gentlemen's Club SeriesContemporary Romance Romantic Suspense
The Gentlemen's Club (Volume Two in the Gentlemen's Club Series)
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The Gentlemen's Club (Volume Two in the Gentlemen's Club Series)by Erika RhysPublish: Jan 11, 2017Series: The Gentlemen's Club SeriesContemporary Romance Romantic Suspense

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  • The Gentlemen's Club Series

    The Gentlemen's Club (Volume Three in the Gentlemen's Club Series) - Published on Feb, 2017 The Gentlemen's Club (Volume Two in the Gentlemen's Club Series) - Published on Jan, 2017 The Gentlemen's Club (Volume One in the Gentlemen's Club Series) - Published on Jul, 2015

Erika Rhys interview On 24, Jan 2018

"Erika Rhys lives in Belfast, a town in midcoastal Maine and was a voracious reader as a child, thanks to her mother. Urged by her BFF and fellow author Christina Ross, Erika started writing fiction and loves giving herself a new challenge with each new book. She loves her fans and says that sometimes a quick “Loved it!” is always more than welcome. Writing has taught her a lot about who she is as a person and a reader, and one of her tropes is to pair characters who are opposites in some way and would love to switch roles one day, with her heroines as the billionaire instead of the man. Besides writing, she also loves painting, gardening, cooking, and playing the piano."
What is the name of your hometown? Did you spend a lot of time around books as a child? When did you first get into writing? What was your least favourite subject in school? What was your favourite?

I live in Belfast, a town in midcoastal Maine known for its historic downtown and community of artists and writers. As a child, I was a voracious reader, thanks to my mother, a teacher who stoked my reading addiction with regular visits to the local library. However, although English was my favorite subject, handwriting was my least favorite—my handwriting is still terrible—and I didn’t begin to enjoy writing until my parents bought our family its first computer.

If one of your books were made into a movie and you won an Oscar for it, who would you thank first?

If I ever won any kind of award for my writing, I’d thank my BFF and fellow author Christina Ross first—she’s the one who first convinced me to try writing fiction!

What are the most pleasant and unpleasant fan encounters you've had?

My fan encounters have been very positive so far, and I especially appreciate the fans who take a few minutes to let me know how they feel about my stories and characters through messages, reviews, etc. While a quick “Loved it!” is always more than welcome, in-depth reviews are truly helpful to authors!

What are some ways you've pushed yourself or changed in order to become a better writer?

With each new book, I like to give myself a fresh challenge. In The Gentlemen’s Club, the challenge was writing my first suspense plot. In Heir of the Hamptons, my challenge was writing from both hero and heroine perspectives for the first time.

What was the most fun you've had writing a book? Would you say you are funnier or less so than the characters in your books?

I enjoy reading suspense, so writing the finale of The Gentlemen’s Club was deeply satisfying for me. I also had a lot of fun with Ronan and Ava’s sparring in Heir of the Hamptons! While I’ve never written a full-on comedy, my irreverent sense of humor frequently shows up in my books. As for whether or not I’m funnier than my characters, it’s probably a tie ;)

How did you go about creating the characters Nick and Ilana (in The Gentlemen's Club series) and what did you learn about yourself in the process? What idea or event started the The Gentlemen's Club series? Why do you enjoy writing about billionaires?

The Gentlemen’s Club series emerged from the idea of a down-on-her-luck business major who takes a job in an exclusive strip club, and grew from there. Writing has taught me a lot about who I am as a person and a reader, by making me more conscious of the qualities that I value in other writers’ books—steamy romance, thrilling suspense, and well-developed, sympathetic characters. It’s also made me tune into what makes me give up on a book and put it down—sex scenes that lack romance, too much backstory, and characters who are unlikeable or one-dimensional. I like to pair characters who are opposites in some way, which is why I often pair sexy billionaires with heroines from more average backgrounds.

Between the Over The Edge and the On The Brink series, which one was more challenging to write? What do these stories mean to you and what kind of change do you hope to impact with these two series?

My toughest write ever was my first series, On the Brink. I wrote myself into corners, junked tens of thousands of words, and completely changed direction halfway through the project! While On the Brink is a bit nontraditional in the sense that the heroine must choose between two men, it’s very much a traditional romance in that the heroine has to figure out what love means for her, and then fight for her HEA. My second series, Over the Edge, was challenging in a different way. I hope that Mia’s story resonates with readers who have had their own experiences with leaving abusive situations and building new lives for themselves.

How did you get the idea for "Heir of the Hamptons"? Is there anything about Ava that you particularly relate to or did you go through any similar experiences as she did?

The idea for Heir of the Hamptons came from my desire to write a hero/heroine pairing that began in a combative place. Since Ronan and Ava don’t get along at first, I used a fake marriage plot to keep them together long enough to fall for each other. While all of my characters contain pieces of me, Ava’s struggles with her startup business echo some of the challenges I’ve experienced as a self-employed creative.

Do you plan on ever switching the roles one day and writing about a billionaire woman and her sexy male counterpart down on his luck?

Reversing the roles and having the heroine be the billionaire and her male counterpart down on his luck is one of several possibilities I’m considering incorporating in my next series.

If you had to give up writing forever or die, what would your choice be?

While writing is a huge part of my life, I also love painting, gardening, cooking, and playing the piano, so if something stopped me from writing, I’d still manage to keep busy!

What kind of advice do you normally offer newbie authors?

Write the kind of books you enjoy reading, and have fun doing it!

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