Friday, July 15, 2011

Inspiration: Getting Between the Sheets with Louisa Bacio

I love getting to know authors, especially those who are new to me. And I want you to get to know them too! In that spirit, I'll be having guests drop in now and again. Starting now :)

First up is author Louisa Bacio. Louisa writes hot (and I mean HOT) f/f contemporary and paranormal stories. Please make Louisa feel welcome.

Want to get to know me a little better? How my mind works? Slip between the cool sheets on this hot summer day, and let’s talk a little about my latest release Sex University: All-Girls Academy, which is a f/f contemporary erotic.

For those unfamiliar with the term, f/f translates into lesbian.

And immediately when one starts to write f/f fiction, many ponder the question on the writer’s sexuality and life choices. Those who have read me before must realize that I believe in equal-opportunity love. It’s not about the gender, it’s about the individual or individuals.

Now, with that out of the way … let’s move on to another topic that often comes up with writing, and that’s inspiration. With Sex University: All-Girls Academy, it began with a few characters whispering sweet nothings to me late at night. It all began with my first full-length novel in the Sex University “Universe,” Physical Education.

Strong female characters draw me. My mother always stressed not to be a “victim,” and to take control of one’s life. The character of Officer Margaret was seen briefly in Physical Education, but readers really get to know her story here. We slide into that uniform with her, so to speak. And, she shucks it off and transforms from “Marge” into “Maggie.”

Next there’s Ms. Lucy, headmistress of the schools. She’s another returning character – and her story’s not quite finished yet – but we primarily delve into the life of her niece, Savannah. Like her Aunt, Savannah wants to escape from her ultra-conservative home life, and experience something new, which brings her to the All-Girls Academy.

Also populating the Academy is a number of other strong-willed women. A favorite will be the Italian art teacher Antoinella who instructs on, among other things, the art of body painting.

Is it getting hot in here or is it just me? Anyway, thanks to the lovely Cathy for hosting me today. I’m very much looking forward to her upcoming release, too.

Now, if you don’t mind, I think it’s naptime …

Sex University: All-Girls Academy

Raised by an over-controlling and manipulative father, Savannah “Van” Morgan flees the East Coast for the West, seeking sanctuary with her Aunt Lucy, headmistress of San Francisco Sex University. Rather than staying at the main campus, Van enrolls in SFSU’s more nurturing “sister” school, the All-Girls Academy.

After visiting the main campus of SFSU, Margaret “Maggie” O’Neil hangs up her police badge in search of new experiences and hoping to awaken her own dormant sexuality.

With subject matters such as an “Art Sex-education” class with an Italian visiting professor who’s more than happy to schedule private tutoring after-hours, the All-Girls Academy invites all sorts of sexual exploration. In the end, Van and Maggie will either fall victim to the pressures of society, or come together to save each other.


Louisa Bacio enjoys soaking up the sun in Southern California, and spending time with her family.

To see how the story started, check out Bacio’s erotic thriller Sex University: Physical Education. Her story “Two’s Company” can be found in I Kissed a Girl: A Virgin Lesbian Anthology. For those who love paranormal ménage, check out the hot “The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Threesome.”

In addition to writing and editing, Bacio teaches college courses in English, journalism, film studies and popular culture.

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Want to win a copy of Sex University: All-Girls Academy? Leave a comment … any comment will do! One random entry will be selected to win a .pdf copy.

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At 7:25 AM, Blogger Nina Croft said...

Hi Louisa - I love it when characters start whispering sweet nothings - that's the best sort of inspiration! Good luck with the release - I'd love to see Marge transform into Maggie!

At 8:12 AM, Blogger Writer and Cat said...

Great interview! I wouldn't mind taking a body painting class myself, esp if it included tips on how to get Sharpie off your kids' hands, faces, legs and feet *heh*

At 8:15 AM, Blogger Louisa Bacio said...

Cathy -- Thanks so much for having me here today! It's always fun to meet new people!

Nina -- Yeah! I hope I did well with the transformation! It's such a visual thing from movies, you know! I can see it mentally ... lol.

And Sharpies! Oh, my! With a 4-year-old I definitely feel you there!

At 11:49 AM, Blogger Toni Anderson said...

Congratulations on your release, Louisa.
LOL--you just reminded me when my son colored in the tops of his ears with a sharpie. Little bugger :)

At 12:37 PM, Blogger MaureenAMiller said...

I love the title, Louisa. And we're very happy Cathy has introduced us to you!!

At 12:42 PM, Blogger Maria Zannini said...

I tried to post a comment yesterday, but somebody pulled the post and now I forgot what I was going to say. I'm sure it was clever. At least, that's what I'm telling myself.

I have never read a f/f novel. And this sounds like so much fun.

It's nice to meet you, Louisa!

At 12:47 PM, Blogger Cathy in AK said...

First, it's great to have Louisa here. Hopefully we can stir up a few new fans :)

Second, Maria, I apologize for pulling the post yesterday. It wasn't supposed to publish until today but while I was working on it the wrong button was hit. No idea how *that* happened :P I'm sure whatever you were going to say was totally witty and clever. Glad you came back :)

OK, carry on!

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Louisa Bacio said...

Thanks so much Toni! Ah, the creative-types. So much fun. I got off lucky with my oldest, but my youngest did cut one side of her hair in preschool ... right before a performance.

Maureen -- I appreciate the support. Titles can be tricky and I kept thinking of something else "clever," but went with the straightforward approach.

Maria -- And I'm totally sure that it was brilliant, too. Kind of like when facebook eats my posts every now and then!

At 7:44 PM, Blogger Courtita said...

Very nice interview. I look forward to reading Bacio's work!

At 8:15 PM, Blogger She said...

Sounds like a good read. Certainly interesting. I like the idea of the art of body painting.

At 9:48 PM, Blogger Louisa Bacio said...

Courtita -- Love your name! Thanks for stopping by, and She, it's amazing that this past Halloween I saw edible paints at Target! Getting mainstream ...

At 6:53 AM, Blogger Cathy in AK said...

All righty, folks! Louisa used a complex series of formulas to determine whose comment would win them a copy of her book, the winner is...............


Congrats, Maureen! I'll be contacting you for your email addy.

And everyone else, thank you so much for coming by!

At 12:44 PM, Blogger MaureenAMiller said...

Thank you so much, Louisa! I feel like I've won the jackpot. I never win anything! Thank you for making my day, and thank you, Cathy for hosting the lovely, Louisa.


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