Q. First of all where are you from?
I was born and I grew up in Upstate New York, but have lived in Louisiana for many years. I lived in New Orleans (yes, we lived there during Hurricane Katrina) but moved to western Louisiana a couple of years ago, to be nearer to one of our daughters and her family. Now our youngest daughter has moved into the area as well and our son is only an hour and a half away.
Q. What do you like to read?
I love biographies, anything concerning history, particularly American and British history and I love historical romance. I confess I have read some military romance and loved it. I am really into male/male romance now, vampires as well.
Q. What do you love about being an author?
Having always been a person who enjoys creativity, my imagination has always worked overtime. I think being an author allows me to channel that imagination into my characters. I love creating situations and walking my characters through them.
Q. Where do you get your inspiration?
My family is tremendously inspirational. My husband particularly has unflaggingly supported my decision to write seriously and produce the best possible stories. We discuss plot and feasibility, realism etc. My youngest daughter is also helpful. She's brilliant, a prolific reader and she isn't afraid to tell Mama that something doesn't work.
Q. Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
A bit of both. I get names from my own family tree as well as old census records. Lucien from Serenity's Dream was named for my husband's great-grandfather. Sebastian from my vamp series is named for my grandson. Personalities and particularly situations, are usually from my imagination, but occasionally, I will write something based on incidents in my life. No, I've never been to anything like the Sapphire Club! J That is totally from my imagination.
Q. If you could meet a paranormal being or character of your choice with no safeguards, what/who would you choose and why?
I'd love to meet my characters from Love Immortal, Laurent Kinsdale and Sebastian FitzHugh. These two are really interesting vamps. They are complicated. Laurent is a deep thinker and has learned from Sebastian that sometimes things aren't quite as complex as Laurent makes them out to be. Sebastian is a bit more carefree, while quite serious when that is called for.
Q. What do you like or dislike about eBook publishing?
I am a huge champion of ebook publishing. I love the convenience, the instant gratification when you purchase a book
I guess e-book piracy is the one aspect that I really dislike. Authors and publishers are hurt tremendously when some disreputable person uploads a copyrighted e-book to a site that offers FREE e-books, never telling the public that what they're doing is wrong. It's really quite simple – if a book in under copyright protection (I believe it remains so for 72 years), it is illegal to download it from a site without paying for it, NO MATTER WHAT THE SITE'S DISCLAIMER MIGHT SAY.
Q. What are your current projects?
I'm working on another installment of my Romeo Club collection and looking forward to researching mystery having to do with old Hollywood. I'm also researching aspects of the American Civil War and plotting a story based at that time.
Q. Can you tell us a little about your latest release?
On December 5, the second installment of the Romeo Club, Rubbed the Right Way will be out. This one is a delicious erotic massage.
These pieces are shorts, no longer than six thousand words and they provide the reader with a nice, hot lunchtime or bedtime read.
Here's the blurb from Romeo Club #1: Surprises:
Are you willing to put yourself in our hands?
Smart, successful, handsome, and thoroughly sick of the club scene, Don ventures into a popular upscale dating service. Aroused and intrigued by the boldfaced sexual queries on the Romeo Club’s application, he finds himself embellishing one answer after the next. Don thinks he’s taking control of his fate, but when he’s done, he ends up turning over a lot more than just his questionnaire to the dominant Adonis who runs the service.
In a private back room, beneath the snick of handcuffs, the slide of silk over his eyes, and not one hot mouth but two upon his skin, Don learns just how much more than matchmaking the Romeo Club has to offer a guy who doesn’t mind a few surprises.
To read an excerpt and purchase, click here.
Q. Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?
Yes, thank you for buying my books and I hope to continue writing stories you like to read. Please visit me. I can be found at the following places as well.
Website Facebook Twitter:
Okay... Your favorite time.... Giveaway Time!!!!
This will be the rule for all Giveaways this week...
All Giveaways will end Saturday, December 24th at Midnight....
The winners will all be picked and announced....
Tuesday, December 27th!
Now time for the Giveaway!
The giveaway is ~ Anything from the backlist is your choice...
What do I want from you.....
Well, you have to leave your email address ~ A MUST.
You have to be a Google Friend Connect Follower of this blog ~ A MUST (I am checking!)
You must leave a comment or question ~ A MUST!
Oh and don't forget.........
The Giveaway for Riptide:
From October 1 to December 31, Riptde authors and editors will set sail on a massive
Grand Opening blog tour!
We're gearing up for three months of games, prizes, interviews, chats, and scavenger hunts, and we'd love to have you along! At each stop along the tour, we'll be giving away great prizes - tons of books from our authors' backlists, swag by the boatload, gift ceritficates to All Romance Ebooks, and entries into the Grand Prize drawings for a Nook, a Kindle, and an iPad.
Go check it out!!!
And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!