Thursday, January 29, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Rebecca Crowley

Today's Author Thursday guest is Samhain Author Rebecca Crowley! Do men in uniform make you swoon? Then you want to check out her Homefront Trilogy. ;)


1. What flavor is your writing?

Maybe it’s because I’m pregnant and approaching nine months without an alcoholic beverage, but I’d like to think my writing is like a good margarita: a little bit salty, a little bit sweet, packing just enough of a tequila punch to keep you on your toes!

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

The hero, Ethan, is easy – Ryan Phillippe all the way!

The hero, Mia, is a little harder, but I think Lizzy Caplan could definitely do her justice.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Sara Daniel

Today's Author Thursday guest is Sara Daniel, and her book has my new favorite title: Loving the Amnesia Bride. I love a good amnesia story, and this sounds just like my catnip. I have to pick up a copy. :)

Enjoy!

1. What flavor is your writing?

I’m going to peg my writing as Rocky Road flavor. The chocolate is the rich, authentic emotion of my characters. The nuts are the stumbling points of the characters’ flaws, and the marshmallows are the nuggets of surprise and humor to delight the reader.

For a more traditional answer, I write contemporary romance, located anywhere in the U.S., from small towns to farms to cities. Some books are very hot. Some are on the sweet side. But always the physical expressions are rooted in emotion and are an integral part of the characters’ growth. My books in the Wiccan Haus multi-author world also have a bit of paranormal in them.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Barbara Meyers

Today's guest is fellow Samhain author Barbara Meyers, and she's talking about Nobody's Fool. If you're a fan of the "heroine comes back to her home town" trope, you'll want to check this one out. :-)

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

Contemporary which I describe as “sweet, spicy, sexy.” My books contain one, two or all three of those elements.

2. Where do you get your inspiration?

That is hard to say. Anywhere/anything/everywhere/everything/everybody. You never know where an idea will come from. A snatch of overheard conversation, a situation, a name. As an author you can take the simplest idea and turn it and twist and shape it into a story. NOBODY’S FOOL, for example was inspired by my son’s relationship with the woman he’s now engaged to. They’ve known and loved each other for over fifteen years and were best friends in high school. Although the book is in no way based on the two of them, I lifted a few of the elements of their story, rearranged or completely changed them and used it in mine.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Author Thursday: Interview with Matt Banach

Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2015 with an interview of author Matt Banach. This is particularly awesome because he's an old friend who I've been privileged to game with. (I love seeing friends of mine become published authors. You rock, Banach!) (I promise I won't post any old LARP pics of you, though I totally could...) ;-)

Enjoy!

1. What flavor is your writing?

Blueberry muffin – tastes like cake, but there are little good-for-you bits in there.

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

Rube = Martin Freeman [Sherlock, The Office (British)]
Jax = Ron Perlman [Hellboy, Beauty and the Beast]
The Khan of Nightmares = Christopher Walken [Balls of Fury, The Rundown]
Doji = A young, unknown Hong-Kong martial artist