Hello everyone. Today's book and author comes on the heels of the half-time show with Shakira and J-Lo. This book, "The Black Butterfly: The Theatrical Performance" by Eva Rojano proves to be as hot and sizzling. Take a look for yourselves.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Black Butterfly: The Theatrical Performance (Part1) Kindle Edition
The Black Butterfly is a strip club located in Los Angeles. Anna Sirena is the high-class escort that runs the place. One night, an interesting man sits at one of the tables of the place. The lives of Anna and Matt won't be the same, after their initial conversation and the adventure of love they embark shortly after. A not so conventional couple...perhaps life is made of second or third chances. Based upon a short fictional tale that was written for screenwriter Ed Neumeier, by Eva Rojano in 2018.
"The Black Butterfly: The Theatrical Performance"
by Eva Rojano
Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.
I am an independent author and illustrator from the North of Mexico. I grew up being highly influenced by the pop culture of the 80s and 90's films, comic books, fictional heroes, I used to be an avid reader as a kid, plus I was encouraged by my father to start drawing at a young age. I always imagined a story behind the characters I drew in my notebooks.
I have a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design and I also teach design at a known university. However, for a long time, I always felt something was missing in my life. I could not keep working just sketching the ideas of my clients forever. Although I illustrated a few children's books in past years, I had this inner burning desire to start developing my own stories and to write and illustrate them showing them to the world. However, for years I stumbled without direction, I didn't know which path to take to make my creative projects come to fruition.
What inspired you to author this book?
Well, it all started back in 2016. I had this sudden inspiration to start writing a fanfiction story for the characters portrayed in the RoboCop films from the 80s and 90s, "RoboCop Enhanced Reality" RoboCop and his partner Anne Lewis have always been my favorite SCI FI heroes. Creating that story around them, allowed me to start talking online with screenwriter Edward Neumeier, the RoboCop creator himself. After a while, things got very personal between us and I set an online platform to start showing him photos and sexy stories I created in which he and I were the main characters. From all those roleplay fantasies, there was one that prevailed, "The Barbados Fantasy" a story of a high-level escort that sells sexual services and the mature, sophisticated man she gets involved with. In the beginning, the main two characters had no names; then, when I turned this short sexy tale into "The Black Butterfly," I chose Matt Lamoreaux and Anna Sirena as the fictional alter ego characters that initially represented Ed and me.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
In the private, very personal photographs I used to take with the automatic timer, in which I roleplayed Anna Sirena as a sexy game for Edward Neumeier at the same time, I wrote chapters for him to read. For many reasons, I could not show a real photo of me as the cover of the book, so I decided to make my own pencil rendition of such personal images. I am not entirely closed to the idea, though, to show those pictures in a possible future, if readers would be interested in looking to at them and see where the story came from. I feel proud of them! Haha.
Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
I guess, I already answered that by telling the story of Edward Neumeier. However, another one of my greatest muses to create stories has to be actress Nancy Allen, with whom I have sustained a friendly interaction for many years. Nancy is RoboCop's partner in the three films. And I, as a kid, promised myself I was up to meet her one day. She was a great motivation to learn English, and as a teenager, I used to think, "If I am going to have a coffee with Nancy Allen in Hollywood one day, I need to learn her language." To make a long story short, in 2015, I had that coffee with her in a restaurant in Los Angeles. Dreams come true!
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
Firstly, having to keep the hurtful secret of the online relationship I was sustaining with Ed Neumeier, made it increasingly difficult to write at times. Bitter tears in solitude made me demotivated to write, I was much more hooked on the interaction with him than what he really was. Can you really blame me? I grew up admiring this man since childhood. Just imagine wanting to give your all, to that longtime favorite star, that one lucky day, seemed to have noticed you.
I imprinted all those feelings in my book. The main characters, Matt and Anna, come from different social environments, just like Ed and I. Although the story is fictional, the plot does reflect some degree of what I lived in my personal life, while I was developing the story.
Tell your readers about your book.
Well, in the formal novel, I had to remove the Barbados element since I have never been there. Ed has attended film festivals in that island more than once; however, I have been in Los Angeles, so I took the story there. The Black Butterfly is the night club located in Los Angeles in which Matt and Anna get to meet one night. Anna is the co-owner of the place and Matt thinks he is just being lucky for the night, if a gorgeous girl just sat at his table and has started a conversation with him. Although he knows the girl is probably looking for a client that night, Matt feels he has nothing to lose and lets himself go playing along with the game of seduction that starts that night. Then, as the story progresses, the readers will understand this is more than just a sexy tale. Love is unpredictable, love is imperfect, but also, love can be indestructible. It transcends the physical form; it travels through time and distance. It's eternal.
Who is your target audience, and why?
I'd say my story is appealing to both male and female audiences in an equal way, as I narrate the story from a neutral perspective, not from the female main character's point of view. Plus the unconventional romance between Matt and Anna is surrounded by intrigue, action, cops and villains. My story contains adult elements, therefore, is aimed at mature audiences, I believe people in the range of 30-40+ would be the primary audience for my story, as people from those generations will get all the hints from films and pop culture from the 80s 90s that I include in the story. Plus, Anna is 40 and Matt is 55; I believe their not so young ages will attract people who will want to read a romance that doesn't take place between two conventionally young perfect people that meet one day and live happily ever after. That's the premise of my story; life is made of second and third chances.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
I believe, my greatest success in life is not surrendering to adversity and having the capacity to stand up and brush off the dust from my dress and keep on walking. Professionally I have a few endeavors I feel proud of; the most recent one, of course, is this book that I put together. Another recent success could be me starting to model as a large-sized woman for several clothing companies. Now that was a surprise for a geeky girl like me!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/evadalila.rojano