Thursday, May 28, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Yolanda Sfetsos

Today I'm super excited to welcome Yolanda Sfetsos back to Author Thursday!

She's fabulous. :) And she's here to talk about the newest book in her sci-fi RECAST series. It sounds awesome! I love the cover (but I love all of Kanaxa's covers). ;)

1. What flavor is your writing?

I think my writing would be dark chocolate and salted caramel ice cream. There’s always a dark edge, but it’s balanced out with a good dose of smooth sensuality that takes you on a dangerous ride and leads to a sweet ending.

Okay. Maybe that’s laying it on a bit thick, but I think I need to eat some ice cream now… ;)

2. If this book was made into a movie, who would you cast to play the characters?

Taylor and Walsh were actually inspired by a certain look in two actual actors. Taylor looks like a short-haired Brittany Daniel. Walsh looks like a buff and scruffy Adrien Brody. Not sure if I would want these two actors to play them in an actual movie, but hey, that’s who I had in mind at the time.

Actually, I take that back. They should totally play Walsh and Taylor.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Tanima Kazi

My Author Thursday guest is Tanima Kazi, and she's talking about her debut novel How to Escape an Arranged Marriage in High Heels. I love that title, and the cover is fabulous as well. :)

1. What flavor is your writing?

It is contemporary chic-lit with ethnic influences.

2. If this book was made into a movie, who would you cast to play the characters?

I love Parminder Nagra from Bend it Like Beckham. I think she would make a wonderful Maya Khan. Joseph Gordon Levitt cast as Eddie Holden would make all my dreams come true. That man (excuse me, as I fan myself, it suddenly got very warm in here) is an extremely talented actor.

3. What is your favorite scene in How to Escape an Arranged Marriage in High Heels?

Probably the first scene. My main character decides to run off on the day of her wedding. She does this by tying her wedding sari around her four-poster bed and shimmying out the window.

I think in every culture, we take a lot of time and energy in beautifying the bride. From the hair to the make-up to the jewelry and of course the dress. It is hours of laborious, detail oriented work. And to me nothing is more enjoyable than watching a bride tear it all off and say “to heck with it, I don’t need all this.” This is what inspired me to write the first scene.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Book Tour Tuesday: Interview with Jan DeLima

My guest today is Jan DeLima, and she's talking about her Celtic Wolves series. As part of the tour she's giving away a $100 Amazon gift card (open to U.S. and Canada) and 5 signed copies of Celtic Moon and Summer Moon (package set). Very cool. :)

1. What flavor is your writing?

Strawberry-flavored Twizzler, sweet but slightly twisted.

2. If this book was made into a movie, who would you cast to play the characters?

Sophie, the heroine of Celtic Moon, has been compared more than once to Sarah Connor of the Terminator series. Sophie is a normal human who is forced to become strong to defend her son, so I understand the comparison. An actress who can be both vulnerable and a fighter would suit her character. Kate Beckinsale comes to mind. Dylan, the hero in Celtic Moon, is so alpha/masculine. I’ve yet to think of an actor who can live up to how I picture him.

3. What is your favorite scene in the Celtic Wolves Series?

I’ve just finished Autumn Moon, Elen and Cormack’s story, the third book in the series. It will be available this autumn. Their journey begins in the first book as secondary characters and grows throughout the series. Cormack is trapped in wolf form for centuries and is freed by Elen in Celtic Moon; he learns to be human in Summer Moon, and finally has his chance to be with her in Autumn Moon. Getting these two together was emotional in many ways; their love story began centuries ago, but they were never able to be together as more than companions—until now. I’ve just posted a new excerpt on my website that is the beginning of one of my favorite scenes…

4. What are you reading now or what books do you have in your TBR pile?

I have been on a contemporary romance kick lately. Recent favorites are Cara McKenna’s InterMix books, Hard Time, After Hours, and Unbound. They’re erotic romance with heart. Her voice and character development is wonderful. As for my TBR pile—that toppled years ago. I read what my mood suits me at the time.

5. What are you working on now?

A romantic suspense that has been calling to me for some time. The heroine is very real, and the hero may be my hottest yet. My keyboard has been steaming lately. ;)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Jordan Ashton

Today's guest is Jordan Ashton and she's talking about To Mate A Wolf. As part of her tour she's giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card and an ebook copy of books 1-5 in the Shifters of the Claiming Kind series!

1. What flavor is your writing?

What flavor is it? I guess it’s hot, tangy and spicy. I like to add a lot of suspense to the steamy romance part of my stories. But there is also a lot of warmth and emotional tug as well for my heroes. They have big hearts.

2. If this book was made into a movie, who would you cast to play the characters?

Oh, I’ve definitely never thought about this question. Truthfully, I honestly don’t know. Hmm, perhaps a beardless Chris Hemsworth for Chandler Brooks because he is blond and so tall, plus his deep voice oozes sexiness, love, and strength. He’d have to use an alluring southern drawl though instead of his charming Australian accent. And as for whom I’d pick to play Evan Michaels, I guess I’d choose Charlie Cox. I love him as Matt Murdock in the new Daredevil series. I think he’d play a good Evan. Plus he has dreamy brown eyes just like Evan has in the story.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Book Blast: Vegas Miracle by Liz Crowe

As you know I enjoy reading a good, spicy menage, and today I'm part of the Book Blast Tour for Liz Crowe's Vegas Miracle.

Liz will award a randomly drawn winner a six-month Kindle Unlimited subscription. Remember to follow the tour and comment at other stops--more comments = more chances of winning!