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Day #6 Birthday Bash with Eden Bradley

May 23, 2010

Welcome to Day #6 of JoJos Birthday Bash. Today we have the wonderful Eden Bradley. Help me give Eden a very warm welcome back to JoJo's Book Corner. And Head on down and get to know all about Eden Badley!!!

Eden Bradley

Jojo, thank you so much for having me here to help celebrate your 30th Birthday Bash! My 30’s were a wonderful time in my life, and I’m sure yours will be, too! ( awwwwww Thank you Hun! )

Today I want to talk about my latest release. THE BREEDER is the third book in the four-story continuity Wasteland series written with my blog-mates and best friends, the Smutketeers, authors R.G. Alexander, Lilli Feisty and Crystal Jordan. We built this world together, then chose one caste of women as our heroines, and as the basis for each of our stories. We started brainstorming this series about a year ago, so a lot of thought has gone into this. We constructed a 2012 apocalypse mythos, based on some of the scientific apocalypse theories, two separate religions, five sub-cultures, and some really amazing charters and complex relationships.

Here’s a blurb about the world,
and about my book,

In 2012, the world came to a grinding halt as radiation hit from a massive solar storm. Crops died, animals perished, cities fell and humans became little more than beasts themselves. Under the threat of starvation, civility was reduced to mere memory. Only the strongest men survived, and physically weaker women and children wasted to nothingness.

More than a century later, humanity struggles in the desert Wasteland that was left. The solar radiation rendered most women infertile, and the population dwindles more with each year that passes. Scattered up and down coasts, isolated cities eke out an existence from fishing, foraging and hunting for what little game remains. Outside the city walls, men face the threat of pirates and raiders.

Few women remain, divided into four classes—Wanderers, Whores, Breeders and Priestesses. They are as reviled as they are worshiped, a commodity any man must pay to touch.

There is only one rule in the Wasteland—survive.

Book One: THE WANDERER — Crystal Jordan May 4, 2010
Book Two: THE WHORE — Lilli Feisty May 11, 2010
Book Three: THE BREEDER — Eden Bradley May 18, 2010
Book Four: THE PRIESTESS — R.G. Alexander May 25, 2010

Wasteland~Book Three:

She is destined to serve an entire city, but all she wants is one man. Maybe two.

Born to the Temple, Nitara knows the Great Goddess’s plan for her: to bring life into what is left of an arid and wasted Earth. Since puberty she has been trained to arouse and titillate, to ensure the continuation of the human race.

As is the custom, the man captured for her is strong of blood, though considered little more than a wild animal. Yet when she looks into his eyes, she sees no primitive creature, but the man whose face and hands haunt her sensual dreams.

For Akaash, a hunter and warrior, it’s his shame that he will be sacrificed to a goddess he doesn’t believe in, for a people who are not his own, leaving behind his Wanderer clan—and his bonded lover, Dhatri. Locked in the bowels of the Temple, he has a month to ponder his fate, all while falling helplessly under the spell of the virgin temptress who will soon take his life.

With each tortuously erotic encounter, however, Akaash realizes that Nitara is as much a prisoner as he. If he can just get a message out to Dhatri, there may be a slim chance both of them can escape...


The first three books are all available now through Samhain and through Amazon, and Book Four will be out in a few days. They can be read as stand-alones, but I’d recommend reading the entire series to really explore our world, and the final book ties everything up nicely. You can buy my book, THE BREEDER, here: and you can find more information on the entire series on our blog:
Get to Know Eden

~What type of romance do you prefer to read? I’m picky about my romance. While I couldn’t write it to save my life, I love to read romantic comedy and chick lit (even if no one calls it that anymore). I’ve also read some amazing YA recently. I know-odd for an erotic romance author, but sometimes it’s refreshing to read something outside of my own genre. I do love to read erotic romance, of course, and mostly I like contemporary or futuristic/sci-fi.

~Can you tell us a little about yourself? I live in Hollywood with my boyfriend and three cats. I’ve had a life-long love affair with art, and when I was ten I asked for a board game called ‘Masterpiece’, where you auction works of art, and the back of the cards had all sorts of information about the artist and the painting. I couldn’t find any other kids to play it with me-luckily my family members obliged-but I loved that game! My art-geekiness may have something to do with my fascination with tattoos-I have several and plan to have more work done. Art and tattoos show up in my books a lot! I also love shoes. And if there’s something really unique or a bit odd about a pair of really high stilettos, I must have them! Totally ridiculous for someone who lives in A) pajamas and fuzzy slippers while I write, or B) yoga pants and sneakers while I’m at my day job, which is teaching Pilates.

~Fav color-Green.

~Fav Scent-In perfume, I wear Gwen Stefani’s L. Otherwise, I love the scent of my boyfriend just out of the shower, and almost anything baking. Not necessarily simultaneously…J

~Fav Flavor-Chocolate!

~Fav shampoo-I have long hair, so I’m really particular about my hair products. I use Biolage for color treated hair (I’m also approximately 80% prematurely gray under here).

~Fav movies-This could be a very long list, but here are a few top picks: Blade Runner, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Romeo + Juliet, Chocolat, Practical Magic, Pan’s Labyrinth, You’ve Got Mail, Love Actually, Quills, The Fifth Element. Lots of romance in there, but some dark stuff, too.

~Can you tell us about your favorite / strangest fan experience? Well, an erotica author always has some strange fan experiences. People tend to ask me for sex advice a lot, and too often tell me much more about themselves than I want to know!

~What are some of your favorite Hero / Heroine names? I am a bit obsessed with names. I can’t write a book until I know what everyone’s name is-my characters won’t let me. Here’s a partial list:

THE DARK GARDEN: Rowan and Christian
THE DARKER SIDE OF PLEASURE (a three-novella anthology): Jillian and Cameron, Cassandra and Marcus, Maggie and Damien.
FORBIDDEN FRUIT: Mia Rose and Jagger
A 21ST CENTRUY COURTESAN: Valentine and Joshua
THE SEEKING KISS: Hex, Nissa and Aleron (um...this one’s a ménage)
THE BREEDER (my novella in the WASTELAND series): Nitara, Akaash and Dhatri (another ménage)
NIGHT MOVES: Kate and Ian (hey-it’s not a ménage!)

~Do you read any reviews on your books? I try not to but I can’t look away!

~Do you read your own books after they make it to final print? Nope-never. By the time they’ve gone to print I’ve been looking at it for several months-as long as 18 months for a New York book, and I can’t stand to see where I could do another round of edits and make it better.

~Did you always want to be a writer? Yes, always. I learned to read when I was three years old because there were never enough people around to read to me. I discovered I could make up stories to entertain myself with by the time I was six. But I didn’t consider getting published until I was 40. It’s never too late!

~Is writing your full time job? It was for a few years, but then the publishing industry crashed along with the economy and I went to school and got certified to teach Pilates, which I do a few days a week at a physical therapy center. I love my job, and it’s the best thing in the world to force someone who is normally glued to a chair 14 hours a day to get up, exercise and interact with other people. But my goal is to get back to writing full time at some point-and pay another Pilates trainer to work with me.

~Are there any processes you use when writing? Do you keep journals, sticky notes, chicken scratch on the back of receipts? I’ve discovered the value-the necessity-of staying organized. Of course, I’m the creative type, so ‘organized’ is a fairly loose term. My desk, my computer monitor, my refrigerator, are covered in sticky notes. But for each book I also keep a document with notes on each character, locations, etc, as well as a chapter breakdown that I log as I go to mark important points I may need to refer to later: first kiss, revelations of family background, emotional turning points, etc.

~Do you prefer to write on a computer, typewriter, or paper and pen? Always on the computer-my desktop at home. I don’t do well with my laptop at the coffee shop, as so many writers do. I’m too easily distracted. Plus, I can’t resist the cookies and muffins. J But I make notes constantly on paper-I keep notepads next to my bed, in my purse, the glove-box of my car, in a bathroom drawer…

~What are you reading at the moment?
I just critiqued all of the books in my Wasteland series by my fellow Smutketeers. All awesome reads! I’m so proud of what we all did with this world we created. I think readers are going to love it!

Since then I’ve started a sort of awful romantic comedy that I may put down, so I won’t name it here. I’m not sure what I’ll pick up next.

~Do you have any advice for aspiring writers? Just keep at it. Perseverance is half the battle and know early on it’s not easy. Never stop learning about your craft. Never be so in love with your own words that you can’t mercilessly cut what needs to go to make a better book. 

~How many books / series have you written? I’ve published 17 books still in print (5 more are out of print), and have 8 more that are contracted or to be released in coming months and are either completed or in progress. Out of those, 1 ½ more novels and three novellas are still to be written.

~Can you tell us about some of them?

My upcoming releases are:

BLOODSONG, Book Two in my Midnight Playground series, an erotic vampire/BDSM/futuristic/ménage story from Samhain Publishing. We’re still firming up a release date, but it’ll be either late summer or early fall. This book is Aleron’s story, one of the vampires from the first book, THE SEEKING KISS.

Next will be my debut Berkley Heat novel, written as Eve Berlin. PLEASURE’S EDGE is a contemporary BDSM erotic romance, very heavy on the romance, out in October, but available now for pre-order on Amazon. I’m so excited to launch my new pen name! And I really am in love with Dylan and Alec’s story.

Later this year SUMMER SOLSTICE, Book Three in my Celestial Seductions series, will be out from Samhain. This is a contemporary ménage story. It’s actually based on a previously published short story, but has been through a massive rewrite, the second hero added, and more than doubled in length. The only thing that really remains from the original are the heroine and primary hero’s names and the setting. It’s a much better, more complete story now, and I’m thrilled with the way it came out.

In January will be my first novel for Harlequin Spice, THE LOVERS, and I truly think this is one of the best things I’ve written. It’s a contemporary story about a complicated love triangle. Spice is a literary erotica line, but I think this book will please the more open-minded erotic romance reader.

~Do you have a website or blog that your readers can keep up with you and your books?
I have websites for each of my pen names: and The ‘Eve’ site is brand new, and I had the ‘Eden’ site redesigned just a few weeks ago to match-I think they’re gorgeous!

There’s also my group blog, the Smutketeers, with fellow authors and Wasteland series-partners-in-crime, Lilli Feisty, Crystal Jordan and R.G. Alexander:

We have a lot of fun at Smutketeers-we interview authors-and sometimes each other-run contests, and keep our readers posted about new releases and other news. We also have an awesome photo gallery full of pictures from the two Steampunk-costumed photo shoots we’ve done, one in the Nevada desert, and the most recent one at The Depot Rail Museum in Columbus, Ohio, where we all just met up for the Romantic Times Convention.

~Are any of your characters based on people in your life? I like to add my friends as secondary characters, like Crystal in my story THE ART OF DESIRE in the HOT NIGHTS, DARK DESIRES anthology. And Mischa, the best friend in PLEASURE’S EDGE, is really Lilli Feisty. I’ve also written about men I’ve dated who I’ve had unresolved issues with, like Joshua in A 21ST CENTURY COURTESAN.



Dress or jeans
-Jeans. I live in LA, so dress up is usually jeans, a nice top and a pair of heels.

Highlander or vampire

Black & white or color
-I have a special love for black and white photography, especially Diane Arbus.

Eyes or mouth

Strawberry or cherry

Shower or bath

Paperback or hardback
-Paperback. Hardbacks are too heavy to hold onto when I’m reading in bed.

Desktop or laptop

Winter or summer

Dog or cat
-I can’t choose-I love them both. I’m totally an animal person.

Movie theatre or movies at home
-both! I love movies.

Check out Eden Here:


Thank you so much for being her with us today Eden,
and helping Celebrate my 30th Birthday!!

But don't go away! Eden will be stopping in for time to time today to chat with all you wonderful commentors! ANDDDDD one of you lucky commentors will win THE SEEKING KISS (e-bok) the first in Eden's erotic vampire Midnight Playground series YAY!!!!!

Only Rules:
Must leave a comment, and please include
an e-mail address so the winner can be contacted)

*Open World Wide / Ends June 18th*

33 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Scott Romanski May 23, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

The Wasteland series sounds really good. I have to figure out how to purchase them(No cc) Have to see if Samhain will take Major Credit Card gift cards as payment.

Victoria May 23, 2010 at 10:24 AM  

Hadn't heard of this series but it sounds really good - not to mention HOT! How did you come up with the idea to write this series? Your vampire series sounds good too. Thanks for the interview.
Thanks JoJo.

Scott Romanski May 23, 2010 at 10:50 AM  

OopS!Forgot my address

lastrideusa AT yahoo DOT com

mbreakfield May 23, 2010 at 11:07 AM  

I've been looking at this series for awhile. I'm putting it on my wishlist.

Eden Bradley May 23, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

Victoria-there is an interesting story behind the Wasteland series. I'm on a group blog, the Smutketeers, with four of my best friends, authors R.G. Alexander, Crystal Jordan and Lilli Feisty. The idea actually began with R.G. Alexander. She's very into the 2012 apocalypse thing, always researching the various theories. We started talking, asking ourselves and each other a lot of 'what if's'. What if the world nearly ended? What would that mean for the continuation of the human race? For women? Would they become something precious? Or enslaved? Or both? And if there was a shortage of women, society would have to become naturally bisexual to keep up with everyone's needs-and that's a *really* interesting idea! *G*
After almost a year of brainstorming and world-building, we each chose one caste of women and wrote our stories. You can find more info on the Smutketeers blog.
Thanks for stopping by today, everyone!

Eden Bradley May 23, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

Scott-I'm pretty sure one of those gift credit cards would work. I think you can use them for anything...? They're also available on Amazon.

joder May 23, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

This new series from you and the other smutketeers sounds very exciting with its wonderful sci-fi twist. It's an intersting vision you all have and each book looks like they flow beautifully together. I would love to read them soon.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Kissa Starling May 23, 2010 at 12:02 PM  

This sounds like a hot series- the covers are awesome! Great idea and I can't wait to read them. I love books that make me think ...hmmmm..

kissa_starling at

Eden Bradley May 23, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

Thanks joder and Kissa!
And BTW Jojo-may I just say thank you to you for the tattooed eye candy in your blog header? *G*
I love a tattooed man! What do you all think about tattoos?

Victoria May 23, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

Eden - I love your Smutketeers. What a fantastic name. My family (all male)is always talking about the 2012 apocalypse. I think your brainstorming may be hitting the nail on the head. Thank you again.

Jennifer Mathis May 23, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

oh I love tatoos to and nipple pierced, my hubby had neither when we got together now he has this werid theory that i give him pain for his b-day as both has been a present to him, present for me really i'm think . Anyway I love the smutkerteers..ou ladies are doing a great job ;)

RG Alexander May 23, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

Great interview! And trust me people-I've read The Breeder-AMAZING. But then, everything Eden writes is ;)

Carly Carson May 23, 2010 at 3:47 PM  

Great interview and the series sounds fascinating. I just hope it doesn't foretell anything! I'm not a fan of tattoos but the guy on this site has some interesting ones.

Eden Bradley May 23, 2010 at 4:22 PM  

Jennifer-my b/f got his 1st tattoo a week after I met him, and he's got several now, as well as some piercings. A nice bonus, since I have a li'l tattoo fetish.:) I have several myself. How do you all feel about tattoos on women/being tattooed yourself? (this is a favorite subject of mine-I'm crazy about body art!).
And thankya, RG. :)

Book Sake May 23, 2010 at 6:08 PM  

A new to me series, looks really good as well. Adding it to my TBR list.

Anonymous,  May 23, 2010 at 7:21 PM  

I cannot wait to read all of the wasteland books. And now a new series you are killing me I will have to add it to my to buy list.
And JoJo happy birthday and i love all the sexy men you posted. i had to wipe the drool off my chin.
deslauree3 at yahoo dot com

Eden Bradley May 23, 2010 at 8:23 PM  

I have a few series going: my Midnight Playground series from Samhain(vampire/futuristic/some BDSM/a lot of menage and more), my Celestial Seductions series (contemporary, some menage, especially in the next one, SUMMER SOLSTICE), and my BDSM erotic romance books from Berkley Heat, written as Eve Berlin. The first one, PLEASURE'S EDGE, is out in bookstores in October.
I also have a few ideas about more stories for Samhain at some point...:)

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) May 24, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

sounds like a great series I need to read.

aprilmom00 at gmail dot com

Emmagan May 25, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

I never heard of this series before. But i sounds really great!

Jenn May 25, 2010 at 4:17 PM  

Sounds intriguing!

Colleen,  May 26, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

Wow that sounds like some series... and the covers are eye catching...
greenshamrock AT go DOT com

Jason May 27, 2010 at 12:36 AM  


Lady_Graeye May 28, 2010 at 11:27 PM  

I haven't heard of this series but I am very intrigued. I really want to read them now. They sound fabulous!

lisaglidewell AT gmail DOT com

Elizabeth June 1, 2010 at 7:06 AM  

love exotic novels

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books June 1, 2010 at 7:56 PM  

Ohhh, did I read vampire and erotica in the same sentence? What more could I want?!

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books June 1, 2010 at 7:58 PM  

Woops, forgot my email. Sorry!


Anonymous,  June 2, 2010 at 11:31 PM  

I need to read this series. I love the titles of each book they make me laugh everytime I read them.
deslauree3 at aol dot com

Anonymous,  June 4, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

These are some of the most beautiful covers I've seen. Even if I wasn't already interested in the books, I'd want to know more about them. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

Yesenia, Silly Little Game
yeseniah23 at gmail com

Andrea I June 7, 2010 at 6:56 PM  

I have the Wasteland series in my TBR stack. I had to buy it when The Breeeder released.

JoAnna June 16, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

Erotic vampire series, I defintely have to check that out.

Anonymous,  June 17, 2010 at 5:34 PM  

I really like the designs on the covers. Thanks for the interview & giveaway!

Stella (Ex Libris) June 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM  

And another author I haven't heard of before, thanks Jojo!

Please enter me too.

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

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