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BEHIND THE DOOR | Author Q&A ft A. Gavazzoni | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Erotic Thriller

Goddess Fish Promotions has organizing a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for BEHIND THE DOOR by A. Gavazzoni, a psychological and erot...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organizing a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for BEHIND THE DOOR by A. Gavazzoni, a psychological and erotic thriller available now from Create Space.

A. Gavazzoni will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post.

Behind The Door
by A. Gavazzoni


GENRE:   Psychological and erotic thriller



When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies, and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book. Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients, to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance and erotica.



What was the hardest part of writing this book?

I believe the hardest part of writing all my books is containing my anxiety to get everything that’s in my head down on paper. I have to restrain myself to not run over the story to empty my mind.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I love the research process that allows me to learn a lot about many different subjects, and I love the creation part, when my mind get full of ideas, regardless of where I might be at the time or what else I might be doing.

What inspires you?

People and the human soul inspire me. I love to try to understand their motives and their beliefs.

Who are some of your favorite authors that you feel were influential in your work?

Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights – it is so tragic, all about revenge and hate; she taught me about writing about deep feelings.

Colleen McCullough’s Thorn Birds – a sad love story with all the right ingredients to make you cry a river. An author who showed me how important it is to stir emotions in your readers.

The Devil’s Advocate, by Andrew Neiderman – a book to make you think where vanity can take you. It’s a potent and surprising book. I love surprises, and I always try to add one to my novels.

John Grisham’s The Firm – power, money, or freedom? A hard choice for a young lawyer. Choices are going to lead your life. I always make my characters face hard choices.

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – this book is pure poetry! It inspired me to show beauty in my work; even when the situation is tragic, I try to include pretty settings. Beauty must exist, in spite of bad circumstances.

What do your plans for future projects include?

I intend to finish the third book in Hidden Motives Trilogy, and I’m going to publish Behind the Door in Portuguese this year.

Do you ever get writer’s block? Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?

No, I never have. I try to write a little bit at least every day. Some days, I’m more inspired than others, but I try to write anyway, even if I don’t like what I’m putting down in words, I know I can discard them or edit them later if I like, so that’s okay. The important thing is keep your mind producing, and you will find the formula.

Have you ever had one character you wanted to go one way with but after the book was done the character was totally different?

Yes, many times. My characters decide their own destiny inside my mind; it is a whole party in there!



“Does that mean you’d like me to stop bothering you?”

“No. It means I don’t have answers to the questions I know you have.”

Aha. So she knew I had questions, I thought ironically. “And what questions do I have?”

“Why won’t she do it in bed? Why won’t she answer the phone? Why does she disappear? Why can’t we spend more time together? Why did she sneak out of my bed? Why was she mean to her mother?”

How nice. The lady possessed awareness of her own behavior.

“And what…possibly…might the answers be?”

“I don’t have any. I just live, Mark. I don’t plan. You, on the contrary, seem to do nothing but plan. But maybe I’m wrong. We hardly know each other.”

“And you don’t want to know more.”

“But I do… No, I don’t… I don’t have an answer for that either. I get all mixed up around you. There’s a sweetness about you that disconcerts me. I’m used to rough stuff…to people jumping all over each other. You’re kind. You’re nice. You’re polite. I don’t know what to do with you.”

“But you know what to do with the guy you were with yesterday.” I thought she’d claim he was just a friend, or rather, they were only good friends.

“Yes. With him, I know. We want the same thing. To have fun and that’s that. You want more. I feel that in you.”

“Then give me more!”

There it went. There went my pride down the drain. I did want more. I didn’t want any more fucking games!

“I can’t do that. It’s not in me. But I like being with you. I always come back for more. I just can’t handle getting close.”

“Then learn. You’re a very intelligent woman.”

“I am.” She laughed sadly “But I’m too rational. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not cold. It’s just way too much for me. When I get emotional things get out of control.”

“And you like to have control.”

“I need it for my sanity. Mark, I’m thirty-five years old. They haven’t been thirty-five years of roses.”

“I’ll never hurt you,” I said.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Gavazzoni is a Brazilian author. She just won The Golden Book Award 2017- Readers Choice for her first novel Behind The Door and also an honorable mention at Paris Book Festival 2017

Adriana is a lawyer, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader.

She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.

She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook.

She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel.







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A. Gavazzoni will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway and congrats on the tour.

  3. This sounds so amazing, I can't wait to read it!

  4. Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to checking out this book!

  5. I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

  6. Who is your favorite literary character of all time? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com


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