KAY BRANDT GIVES GREAT INTERVIEW!
Readers love to know more about their authors. Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi Tonya. It’s very cool to be chatting with you. I’m an award winning adult filmmaker, or pornographer if we can be totally honest, of more than 40 films since 2009. Taking it back further, I’ve been a writer all my life, and followed my creative passions in different directions over the past 20+ years, starting as a script reader for indie film companies, to finding success as a Los Angeles playwright, and then award-winning X-rated film writer/director. Being a storyteller by nature and profession, I decided to expand upon the adult films I brought forth, and write erotic books based upon them. My first two were published in October and November of this year, and my next release is out December 19th.
Do you have a day job?
I have several. I’m a part time group fitness instructor and teach eight classes a week. I have a few other part time businesses, too—like being a minister with the Universal Life Church, which gives me the ability to perform weddings. I do try to dedicate at least two hours a day to writing manuscripts, as I have so many stories bottled up, and waiting to be told.
Some of us have things we do to get into the writing frame of mind like music, or drinks. Do you have anything special you do to get into the writing mood?
I have to psych myself up for digging deep within in order to set the story free. That alone time can be an intense process of ‘talking myself down’ from the distractions of everyday life. Then I have to tune everything out, and focus, focus, focus. I mostly prefer writing in silence, as music can sway my mood from listening to the truth being said by the characters, or wrongfully change the direction of a story. This method of creation is quite isolating, but I have come to realize it is how I work best. Sometimes I stir up my own libido and look at explicit sex pictures, or trailers of adult films, usually my own.
Where do you keep story ideas? Where do they come from?
I keep them in a file cabinet in my brain. I check in on them to see if they’ve developed while I work on other projects, and often they do. When it comes time to write them, I’m already familiar with what I’m going to do with the formulating ideas, or even the fully realized ones. Most of my ideas are the whole story based on the adult films I wrote/directed. In the films, the sex had to come first—but with books, I can let the story lead with the sex as the core or backbone.
If you’re self-published, can you tell us a bit about that and how it’s going for you?
I am published via Excessica Publishing. My books are still new releases, so, they are slowly progressing.
Are you a daytime writer, night time writer, and do you have to be alone to write?
I am an “anytime the inspiration hits” writer, but that’s not always realistic when you want to publish under certain time frames or deadlines. I’ve disciplined myself to write at all times of day or night. I prefer being alone, though there are times when the white noise of writing somewhere public can be quite refreshing.
What advice would you give to new authors?
Be prepared for a ton of hard work and constant self-promotion. Be kind to yourself on the off days when writing feels like a fate worse than death. Write what is real and true for you and no one else. Readers can sense dishonesty. Be honest, love your characters, and never short change a story.
Do you write better when you first have an idea of what your characters look like or do you write, then add character looks?
I don’t always see them first—I feel them first. Once a character is honest on paper, the description is like filling in the blanks, and creating the whole character, like a marvelous puzzle.
What attracts you most about men?
My brand of entertainment is lesbian content. This genre is how I became known in the adult film biz, so I’m sticking with it, as this is what my core fan base wants and so do I. I create worlds and stories where only women matter…not that men don’t exist, but they are not an essential part of the story, or even mentioned at all. I have written 14 M/F adult film scripts that were produced and a few won awards. I have short stories in Demon Lust and Fairy Dust that are about M/F relationships. What attracts me most about men is their ability to make passionate love. They have something in their pants that is most exciting when turned on.
We’re dying to hear about your latest book. What can you tell us without spoiling the storyline?My first book series is based on my AVN/XBIZ award –winning, big budget films, Cherry 1 and Cherry 2. The story is quite intense and psychological, and loaded with hot, all-girl sex. F/F, F/F/F, F/F/F/F and so on. The main story is about an enigmatic lesbian madam billionaire who owns a private, high-end lesbian sex club where women are free to explore their wildest lesbian fantasies, totally under the radar. The first book in the series: The World of Cherry, was published in November. This is the NSFW (PG-18) trailer of the film “Cherry episode” http://vimeo.com/21403746
Here is the blurb about the book:
THE WORLD OF CHERRY
The World of Cherry is an erotic and psychological journey into the soul of a lesbian madam and the explicit activities that take place within the private high-end, all-women strip club she owns. At the Cherry Club, the members are free to indulge in their wildest fantasies with other women, discreetly, and with class. A beautiful and skilled staff of dancers and acrobatic performers entertain for their pleasure, stopping at nothing to satisfy the needs of the gorgeous and wealthy women who frequent the club.
“Demon Lust and Fairy Dust” is a collection of five really, seriously naughty short stories based on beloved children’s tales. Snow White, Cinderella, Alice, Tink and Jasmine are reborn as totally sexual women, some possessed by demons, others just desperate for passion. They each have a unique twist.
Here is the blurb about the book:
DEMON LUST AND FAIRY DUST
Five beloved childhood tales become wildly erotic adventures. Come experience a decadent journey where legendary fairytale characters are set free to explore their deepest, and darkest sexual desires. Uniquely twisted and explicit reworkings of these precious stories reveal a different side of the fabled and legendary ladies. Snow White awakens from a deathly sleep as a demon starving for pleasures of the flesh. Tinkerbell seeks revenge on Peter after he leaves her for Wendy, and engages in forbidden behavior with the inhabitants of Never Land. Sage (Jasmine) fantasizes of having extramarital affairs and acts on her passionate will. Alice (in Wonderland) is a young woman embracing her lusty nature after experiencing submissive interactions with a queen dominatrix, and learns the “ropes,” as well as the whips and chains. Elle (Cinderella) empowers herself with the guidance of a horny, mystical godfather and escapes from her evil stepmother's control to perform for the prince at his coming out party.
Is there anything else you want to tell our readers?
2015 looks to be a promising year for both my new books, with six slated for publishing already, and new film productions. I engage with my fans on Twitter, and you can take part in discussions regarding the lesbian film and book genre on the Lezlovevideo.com forum. Just look for my threads.
What is your favorite night time snack?
Greygoose dirty martini with extra olives
Do you like toppings on your ice cream?
Mini-chips, whether the chips are chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate, dark or butterscotch. I just love little chocolate bites and also sprinkles—never out grew the childhood fascination.
What’s your favorite meal - Italian, Mexican, Thai, etc?
Without question, sushi. Filet Mignon and lobster are close seconds.
What books are coming out next?
The World of Cherry 2 on December 19th. This is the second release in the book series, based on the award-winning sequel to Cherry 1. Here is the NSFW trailer of the film: http://vimeo.com/23693073 The first installment based on my Lesbian Legal film series called “Lesbian Lawyers and their Interns: Spanked by the boss” is out in January. Watch for it.
Where can our readers find you and your books?
I am building a website for launch in 2015. For now, please visit me at any/all sites:Click on the links below
Excessia Publishing -Just click on my Kay Brandt banner or titles
Twitter (Jewelbox Films is my adult film company)
The World of Cherry Amazon US
The World of Cherry Amazon UK
Demon Lust and Fairy Dust Amazon UK
All romance e-books/OmniLit: All Romance