DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
About now, I think a majority of the world's population is going bonkers having to stay at home. I would rather us all stay at home and get the pandemic over and out of our lives. For me, I have found plenty of things to do -- I read, write, edit, color, paint, compose music, clean house, sit around my pool and soak in vitamin D, and I'm binge watching from the very first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Every once in a while, I go back to my comfort zone and watch The Love Boat. Who remembers that show? Anyway, both of those shows are my guilty pleasures.
Speaking of guilty pleasures, how many of you need a true distraction from this pandemic? If you do, I have a lustful and erotic novel for you. Ummmm! Did Dr. Mel say lust and erotic? Yes, I did and I think your going to love this next book, "Driven by Lust," by Anni Pea. I'm not going to say this any other way -- this book is HOT! Take a look at the trailer.
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 grew up in a small village in Estonia. My
grandparents were from Muhu Island, one of the most beautiful isolated islands
on Estonian west coast. I grew up in a family with three daughters. To this day,
we are really close and stuck together, no matter What. I was raised to be
independent and manage with little. It has taught me to be witty, resourceful,
and squeeze out every little drop of positivity from my life. I studied to be a
professional chef in Tallinn and worked a part-time job as a hotel manager and
chef in a local summer resort for three years. After graduating, I decided to
change my life rhythm and started working as a 3D metal-operation engineer in a
local metal production company. Since then, I have moved up the ladder, and
currently, I am a department supervisor and installation/service manager and
engineer. I started writing a couple of years ago and took a goal to write a
short novel with an Estonian girl as the lead character. Since then, I have
published some short novels, a collection of poetry, and an erotic novel that
really got some good attention. It was first published on Wattpad and was named
"Driven by lust."
What inspired you to author this book?
I took it as a challenge. I had never written
erotic like that, and I wanted to see if I can create something unique. I had
that story of a musician in a generally small city who meets a girl who he has
more than a sexual attraction. I wanted to add more soul to the story, and
while developing characters, I truly understood the importance of that couple
and just ran with it. Five more scenarios came to me, and that's how it all
came together as a full book. I really enjoy sex, and I wanted to offer a story
that got everyone as excited as me.
Where did you get the inspiration for your
I wanted something dark and sexy. Note: the
Kindle and paperback cover are different. No special reason there. I think the
covers portray the stories very well. Glad they turned out the way they did.
Who has been the most significant influence on
you personally and as a writer?
I love Kylie Scott's books. The Stagedive
series just inspired me so much, and whenever I feel writer's block, I go back
to her books. She's amazing in her writing, witty and smart.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had
to overcome to get this book written?
I needed to overcome the small shame that
comes with talking about erotica. I was a little concerned about what the
closest people to me would think, but they are supportive, and I am glad to
have such a great family and friends surrounding me.
Tell your readers about your book.
Driven by Lust tells the stories of six couples having
sexual adventures. Every couple (every section) is split into four chapters.
From meeting each other to indulging in hot sex and then the aftermath, you can
feel the passion and lust in their stories.
My target audience is women and men between
ages 21 to 89. I think there is no max age when you shouldn't read it. Everyone
who is looking for some lovely ideas on how to make your sex life a little more
exciting should read this. I am very descriptive in my writing, so this is pretty
much a step-by-step guide on how to have a more exciting sex experience.
What do you consider your greatest success in
My daughter. Everything else is secondary. I
am a fully focused mom and do everything, so I can offer her the best life.
What one unique thing sets you apart from
other writers in your genre?
I think the fact that I have created original
music and original songs for this book makes it different than any other author
with their book. I have my dear friend Andrej Lazarevic to thank for this, to
make all of this possible. He is an incredible music producer, singer, and a
partner. Also, there is a long list of other musicians and producers who helped
me create all of this music: one of them Beau Vallis (the Grammy-nominated
producer who worked with Beyonce, Sean Paul etc. and then me whoohoo). Also,
Jose Palomares who is always working on new material for me.