Business before Pleasure:
What inspired you to write your first book? I always have a story in my head. I wrote my first story in the third grade, but I never felt I was good enough for a publisher. My husband and friends disagreed. My husband dared me to try, and to prove him wrong I wrote my first book. I am still eating crow that it was accepted six days later.
How much real life do you put into or influences your books? Some of it is a lot. It’s easier to write what I know. For everything else, I hope I am not judged by my search history on google.
What is the hardest part of writing for you? Time. I have not had trouble with writers block, but between family obligations and my obsession with reading I sometimes have to force myself to sit down and write.
What are your current projects? I just finished book three in my Wild Mountain Shifters series, and I am working on book four. After this series I plan on writing a science fiction. Hot dominating aliens. Yum.
How do you go about choosing the title for your book(s)? I start writing to get a feel for the story. Sometimes I google key words in my blurb for ideas. This series was pretty easy, I had the title before I started writing.
What is your favorite genre to write? Paranormal and science fiction.
Generally, how long does it take you to complete a book from idea to handing it over to your publisher? anywhere from 2 to 4 months. It really depends what I have going on in life.
Do you ever use someone in your life as a sounding board for ideas or do you prefer to work alone? Oh yes, I have several friends I talk to. I have not tried everything with BDSM, and I like to be accurate.
Do your travel to research for your book(s)? Sometimes.
Did you learn anything while writing your book(s)? Whenever I do research I find interesting facts. Sometimes I chase rabbits in research instead of write.
Have you ever had an idea for a book but never written it and what is it? Yes. I have an idea for an elite team of contracted ex military men that do the governments dirty work. I have some plans, but I haven’t started anything on it.
When writing, do you have a process? No. I just let the characters rule.
Do you have any advice for new authors looking to make their own literary statement? Let your voice be heard. There are some fantastic publishers that will take new writers.
How many books have you written? Do you have a particular favorite? Eight. My books are like my children, I can’t choose a favorite.
Why did you choose to use a publisher instead of self-publishing? Publishers offer marketing, cover and editing services that are hard to find when a writer is first stating out. Where do your ideas come from? They come to me at the strangest of times. The shower, while trying to sleep, driving. It’s like the switch turns on and there is a new idea.
Where do your ideas come from? They come to me at the strangest of times. The shower, while trying to sleep, driving. It’s like the switch turns on and there is a new idea.
How many books do you currently have published? Eight
Are you working on anything right now? Yes, book four in my shifter series
Do you have a favorite Hero or Heroine from any of your books and why? Again they are like my kids, I don’t really have a favorite.
Do you have anything you would like to say to your current readers or to those that haven’t yet read your work(s)? Thank you! I know a lot are hesitant to try a new author. I am so thankful that you took the time to give me a try.
More About You ~ The Fun and the Naughty
Share one thing about yourself that would surprise people who know you. I am pretty quite and people would never guess I write erotic romance books.
Doggy style, cow girl or missionary? All of it.
What secret sinful pleasure do you keep hidden in your cupboards? Chocolate flavored edible body lotion. Chocolate and sex. Yum
Are you a wine or beer kinda gal? Wine
If you could go anywhere at all on your next vacation where would you go England
If you could choose any hot famous guy to take with you who would it be and why? Oh, a book boyfriend. Eve Langlais and Tracy St John have some that I would love to take home.
Thong, Bikinis, Granny Panties, or Boy shorts? Boy Shorts
Are you a dress up in heels or a jeans and flats woman? Flats. I am far too clumsy for heels
Homebody or Party all the time girl? Homebody. I am a classic introvert
Tall, Dark and Deadly or Smart and Sexy or Athletic and Funny? Tall dark and deadly. Melt
Significant other or Tearing up the town free and clear? Significant other
Favorite social network and why? Facebook. It allows me to interact more than any other social media out there.
What was your “dream” job as a child? Being a writer
What was the worst job you ever had while working towards being a published author? Waitress. I am not good at being sociable.
What would be your next best choice if not writing as a career? A cook, I do love to cook.
About Your Latest Release
Introduce us to the main characters: Lucas Dalton and Jennifer McCallen.
How do these two meet?T heir paths meet when her boss takes a job in Pleasant Cove.
How would you characterize their relationship in one word answers, start, middle and end? Twisting
What three words would you use to describe this story? Suspenseful, redeeming, and happily ever after
A rogue shifter attacked Lucas and his mate, Allie causing him to lose both her and his unborn child. Grief and the burning need for revenge cost him everything else. Cast out and viewed to dangerous he wandered the mountains trying to protect other shifters, so he could have a reason to live. Mistaken identity caused him to kill an innocent camper and made Lucas see himself as an irredeemable monster, believing his only chance for a happy life died with Allie.
Then Jennifer McCallen stumbled into his life. He fought his attraction to her and used every trick to scare her away, but nothing worked. Jennifer refused to believe Lucas is a monster. Her strength and belief in Lucas cause him to feel things for her he thought he would never feel again.
When Jennifer’s life is in danger, Lucas has to make a choice. Avenge his his fallen mate, or take the second chance his Goddess is offering him
Jennifer stopped in front of William’s Antiques and resisted the urge to go in and buy some of the pieces she saw in there. There was a Tiffany lamp with a dark wood end table she knew would look lovely in her bedroom.
In the reflection of the glass she saw Lucas standing on the other side of the street, looking at her. He was tall at least six foot, maybe just a bit over. He was taller than she was, but he didn’t tower over her. He was tall enough that she had to crane her neck back to look into his eyes. She had guessed how tall he was as she still able to dominate her five foot seven inch height when they were up close together recently, just before he pulled away and had left her hanging.
His black hair fell just above his shoulders, and covered his eyes when he let it fall forward. He had thick muscles in his arms and chest. She assumed the rest of his body was just as muscular, but his clothing masked his muscular body. She could see his black boots that looked like they were pull on instead of laces or zipper. Her eyes fixed on his refection in the glass, and she got the feeling he was staring right back at her through her reflection.
As usual when she looked at him, she felt her libido tickle to life. She wanted him more than she ever wanted a man before. She blinked and hoped he would come over and talk with her. The way he made her feel by just looking at her made her feel alive. Her heart sped up as she stared at him. She knew she should stay away from him, Travis had warned her that he was dangerous. Looking at Lucas when he didn’t realize she could see him, she didn’t see a dangerous man. She saw a broken man that used that gruff exterior to keep people away. “Who hurt you, Lucas?” She spoke barely above a whisper, but his head tilted slightly to the side then he took a step towards her.
Jennifer turned around to watch him walking towards her. She could feel her breath coming in short, fast pants, and her heartbeat pounded in her chest as he crossed the street, keeping his eyes locked on hers. He stalked towards her like a predator, and shimmering in his eyes was the hint of a dangerous and deadly man. He walked until he stood right in front of her, and she had to look up to see his eyes. Being this close to him, she could sense the danger in him even stronger. Still she was not afraid of him, she was even more aroused than ever. She smiled at him for a moment then said, “Hi.”
He stared into her eyes, regarding her. He seemed to be searching for something. “What is it about you that I can’t stay away from?” Lucas asked with a raspy almost harsh tone.
Buy Links: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0161WW8MS/ref=series_rw_dp_sw
No Evernight link for it yet, but it will be on the coming soon page shortly.