Thursday, July 30, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Carmen Fox


1. What flavor is your writing?

I write what I read. Books that mix genres, with plenty of humor hits.

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

Ivy, my main character, would be played by someone with the comic timing of Drew Barrymore, the intensity and sass of Jessica Alba, and the sex appeal of Jessica Rabbit. Florian, her charming side-kick, already lives inside Matt Bomer. Waylon would be done proud by Colin Farrell or Hugh Jackman, Parker would look good on Chris O'Donnell, and I can see Jonny Lee Miller or Jesse Williams giving us an excellent Greg.

As an aside, this started off as a difficult question. Now I'm kind of bummed that this movie is never going to happen.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Author Tuesday: Interview with Suzanne M. Sabol


1. What flavor is your writing?

I write darkly intense books. They tend to be on the graphic side with sarcasm as one of the main ingredients. I’m funny, in a vicious and almost fatalistic kind of way. I like to keep things moving and the pace quick so that you don’t have time to recover from the first punch before I hit you with the second and the third.

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

Dahlia – this would have to be Natalie Dormer (from GoT). She’s got that look that could see right through you and bring a man to his knees.
Patrick – Henry Cavill. He has that cool sophistication that embodies Patrick.
Dean – Channing Tatum is a great fit for Dean’s bulky masculinity. Not to mention that not everyone can pull off completely bald and still make a girl quack in her boots. I think Channing Tatum could do it.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Red L. Jameson


1. What flavor is your writing?

Oh, I love this question and have never been asked! I would say my writing is sweet and hot, like dark chocolate with spicy pepper in it.

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

Easy answer! At least for my hero, Michael Cameron. He’s Chris Hemsworth. Any time I felt a bit lost while writing Michael, I’d look at images of Hemsworth and just know how he felt and thought.

But as for my heroine, Gabby Murray, I had a harder time picking her out. Finally I settled on model Hannah Davis.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Book Tour Tuesday: Dragon's Guide to Slaying Virgins


1. What flavor is your writing?

It’s evolved quite a bit in a short period of time. I started off as PNR and have become Fantasy that can be really sexy at times. I’ve also had my work called feminist fairy tales quite a bit.

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

Wow, this is a REALLY hard question. Probably as follows.

Morgan - Anne Hathaway
Heather - China Anne McClain (If you don’t know who she is, she is totally one to watch)
Young - Douglas Booth
Vallen - Theo James

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Jane S. Morrisey

Today's guest is paranormal romance author Jane S. Morrisey, and she's talking about Circle of Dreams.

1. What flavor is your writing?

I like to think of flavor in terms of genre and tone. I’m squarely in the paranormal romance genre, which I love. One thing I love about writing romance is that the story rests in that first blush of connection, that fun, flirty place where lust and pheromones drive us into opening up in ways we don’t in other places in our lives. In normal life, this can be an incredible, crazy and titillating time. Then add in a little magic, some psychic powers and a world where the rules are a bit different than ours and there is so much fun to be had. In the paranormal, we have a free pass to explore the fantastical part of that spark of connection amplified in all kinds of interesting ways. I like to play with the edges of what that connection can be.

In terms of tone, I like to write in multiple points of view, which can be tricky. I’ve had many conversations with my editor about it and am still trying to work out the best way to do this. As a reader, I love being able to get inside the heads of different characters. It makes me feel like I can get up close and intimate with the heart beat of the story and the breath of the characters. But lest that be too serious, I also try to interject humor where appropriate and lightness to juxtapose the often perilous situations in which my characters find themselves.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Author Thursday: Spotlight and Review of The Sweetest Dare by Leigh Ellwood

Today I'm talking about The Sweetest Dare, currently on tour with Bewitching Book Tours. At the end of the tour one lucky reader will win his or her choice of 2 eBooks from the ARe Books imprints (Out For You, Bad Boys, Perfect Strangers, Alpha), so be sure to enter the giveaway!

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Sephra's Tear Book Tour Starts Today!

The Sephra's Tear blog tour starts today! At the end of the tour I'm giving away a $25 Amazon gift card via Rafflecopter, so be sure to check out each stop for more chances to enter the giveaway.

Here is a list of the tour stops:

July 6: ARe Café and 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too!
July 7: Dowie’s Place
July 8: Daniela Ark and The Bibliophile Chronicles
July 9: Marsha A. Moore
July 10: Roxanne’s Realm
July 13: Lisa’s World of Books
July 14: Sophia Tallon and T's Stuff
July 15: Butterfly-o-Meter Books
July 16: Fang-tastic Books
July 17: Books N Pearls
July 20: Dark Side of Romance
July 21: Share My Destiny and Marianne Willis Author
June 22: Highlighted Author
July 23: Shut Up and Read
July 24: Sapphyria's Book Reviews and Jodie Pierce's Ink Slinger's Blog and Shyla Wolff
July 27: Ramblings of a Quilter
July 28: Houston Havens
July 29: Deal Sharing Aunt and Diaries of 2 Thick Chicks and Lisa Medley
July 30: Books and Authors
July 31: CBY Book Club
August 3: Susan Heim on Writing and Literary Musings and Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Deborah Blumenthal

Today's guest is Deborah Blumenthal, and she's talking about her YA book Mafia Girl. It sounds pretty awesome. (I love that cover!) RT Book Reviews said, "The twinkling backdrop of Manhattan and the budding romance between two opposites will make YA fans adore this novel." You know you want to check it out. ;)

1. What flavor is your writing?


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

Vanessa Hudgens as Gia, and someone who looks like Kevin Costner did about thirty years ago!! If you find him, let me know!

3. What is your favorite scene in MAFIA GIRL?

Gia and Michael meet in an intimate bar in downtown Manhattan for a drink. She’s the daughter of a Mafia don and he’s a cop who’d like to put her father behind bars. It’s the first time they’re out together and the chemistry between them is so intense that they can barely look at each other.