What is your latest release and what genre is it?
The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray
Genre: Gothic Romance, Gothic Horror, Erotic Fiction, LGBT, Fantasy, Paranormal
Quick description: Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mitzi Szereto’s The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray continues where Wilde left off with the Faustian tale of a man of eternal youth and great physical beauty who lives a life of corruption, decadence and hedonism. Dorian’s story begins in the bordellos of Jazz-Age Paris, moving to the opium dens of Marrakesh and the alluring anonymity of South America. In his pursuit of sensation and carnal thrills, Dorian’s desires turn increasingly extreme as he leaves behind yet more devastation and death. He ultimately settles in present-day New Orleans, joining forces with a group of like-minded beings known as the Night People. They inadvertently return to Dorian his humanity when he falls in love with a young woman he rescues from becoming their victim. Will she be his redemption? Or will she be his final curse?
Mitzi Szereto is an author and anthology editor of multi-genre fiction and non-fiction, has her own blog “Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblog”, and is the creator/presenter of the Web TV channel “Mitzi TV”, which covers “quirky” London. Her books include The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray, Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire, Normal for Norfolk (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles), Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts; Red Velvet and Absinthe: Paranormal Erotic Romance, In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales, Getting Even: Revenge Stories, Dying for It: Tales of Sex and Death, Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers, the Erotic Travel Tales anthology series, Silk Sheets: Collected Stories of Mitzi Szereto, and many other titles. She has pioneered erotic writing workshops in the UK and mainland Europe, teaching from the Cheltenham Festival of Literature to the Greek islands as well as lecturing in creative writing at several British universities. She’s been featured internationally in print media and on radio and television. Her anthology Erotic Travel Tales 2 is the first anthology of erotica to feature a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Mitzi’s promo links:
Facebook fan page
Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblog
Mitzi Szereto Google+ Fan Page
Mitzi Szereto on Goodreads
Mitzi Szereto on Amazon
The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray website
(Mitzi updated us on a video promotion she did at the Miami Book Fair.)
What are you working on now?
I’m finishing up a pair of anthologies: Darker Edge of Desire (autumn 2014) and Love, Lust and Zombies (2015). In addition, I’m working on the second installment in my quirky crime/cozy mystery series The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles, co-authored with my celebrity bear/sidekick Teddy Tedaloo.
Mitzi`s reading recommendation:
Gerald’s Game by Stephen King