Thursday, December 18, 2014

Author Thursday: Guest Post by Lisa Whitefern

Today's guest is fellow Samhain author Lisa Whitefern, and she's talking about writing romance with Christmas magic.

Happy Holidays!

Writing Holiday Romance

It seems we never get tired of reading Christmas novels. Readers love holiday romance, and it’s fun to use all those wonderful sights and smells while writing a Christmas themed book. Peppermint canes, gingerbread cookies evergreens, fairy lights and snow fill us all with excitement, and memories of Christmas past.

Writing a Christmas romance you want to invoke a heartwarming feeling, and it’s perfectly possible to do this, and still write at a very steamy heat level. A Christmas romance need not be a sweet romance to be heartwarming. You just need to add that extra emotional punch.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Author Thursday: Interview with Delilah Devlin

Delilah Devlin has returned! And she's here to talk about her new release, Burnin' Up Memphis. It's just the thing to warm you up on a cold winter's day. ;-)

1. Last time you were here you described your heat level as extremely spicy, like “Serrano peppers vs. jalapenos.” What is your favorite thing about writing spicy stories?

I love the fact I don’t have to hold back. My characters can go wherever they want–and they do!

2. Where did you get the inspiration for your new release?

I wrote five stories in my Delta Heat series revolving around five men who were Memphis PD cops. Along the way, two firefighters entered into the sexy play with my cops. It was natural to branch off and follow the guys at Firehouse 69. I still have stories to tell...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Author Thursday: Interview with A. Catherine Noon

Today's guest is the all-around awesome A. Catherine Noon. She's a Romance Diva, a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, a textile artist (when does she find time to sleep?) and more! She's talking about her book SEALED BY FIRE, which I bought the second after I finished reading the blurb because it's totally my catnip.


1. What flavor is your writing? (Contemporary? Paranormal? Spicy? Action? Space odyssey? Ninjas? All of the above?)

LOL! I love the “all of the above” answer. I write all sorts of things. What Rachel and I have published, so far, is M/M romance in the urban fantasy genre as well as science fantasy.

2. Where do you get your inspiration?

I am inspired by all sorts of things. I think in images, and a potent one can help me see a scene or a character. Sometimes it’s an image of a person, such as an actor or model. Other times it’s a setting, such as a road leading down a tree-lined lane or a cityscape. It depends. Songs will inspire me too – sometimes directly, if the lyrics suggest a story; other times by the mood they invoke.