1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?
Oh dear, have you met Tristan? In case you haven’t, here’s an idea. Think: Sultry nights, melting chocolate, juicy….strawberries. Tristan’s all about spicing it up and is willing to try anything. The spicier, the better. And I wasn’t referring to food. 😉
2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?
I’m cringing a bit here because I was what we, as erotic romance authors would call, a late bloomer. I never touched a true erotic romance book until about five years ago. And when I did, when I finally discovered, “Holy crap, they really write this stuff?!” I was hooked. Haven’t been able to put them down since. Now, I know you’re reading this answer and saying, “She still hasn’t really answered the question yet. So how old is she?” Uh huh…exactly.
3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)
I have to say for a while there I wouldn’t reading anything but paranormal romance but recently it’s been all about the entire genre of romance. I’ve been known to bury my nose in a historical and knock out a 400 page book in a day. I love my reading and it’s why I’ve come to adore writing as well. I’ve read one sci-fi romance by Jaci Burton but haven’t touched them since. It’s not that I don’t like them, it’s just that my nose has had a hard time coming up from air on the current TBR list.
4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?
Short. Serving in the military and working in law enforcement for so long has held my preference that way. Plus, most of my boys you’ll read about are all within those fields as well, and when you’re chasing down a murderer, fighting terrorism in Iraq, or engaging in a battle of fists with the bad guy, it isn’t necessarily the time for his hair to fall from its tie. And who can deny that a man with short hair who’s steamed up the room and made you both sweaty isn’t incredibly sexy? It sure looks good in my mind!
5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)
I love to write and wish I could say all of the above but between the full-time day job and the two crumbsnatchers I have running around, the best time for me is typically after the house goes quiet. There may be times while I’m on a train or in between meetings that I’m able to jot down a few sentences, but I get into a writing frame of mind best when I have no distractions. Unlike now, where I have the kids, the dog, and the hubby vying for my attention. Maybe it’s time to start saying mushy stuff, that’ll get them to leave me alone. *laughs*
6. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.
A very good question. There are several things any one of us are doing at one point but currently I’m waiting for my first publication (ever) to be released. [High Scandal: coming soon from Evernight!] This is a short contemporary romance and is set in New York City. Tristan White – a dedicated and passionate man to his job – begins to think his professional and loyal secretary, Isabelle, is up to something. She’s been disappearing around the office for hours at a time each week leading him to think she could be acting as a spy for competitors. Intriguing matter surrounding her disappearances is they occur each time after she’s received a little white box in the mail.
Isabelle has a secret, one she has kept in the closet – literally – for years.
Tristan’s suspicions catch up with him and following Isabelle, he not only uncovers what secret she’s been hiding, but also begins to see his secretary in a new light. Can Isabelle break out of the box and see herself as Tristan does? Or will their professional relationship cause lines to be drawn?
I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to finding out on the 26th.
D.C. Stone is an e-book author and full-time fraud investigator when she isn’t diving into the world of Fiction.
She lives in the north-east with her incredibly supporting husband, two kids, and the all American black Labrador puppy. She’ll deny any association with the grumpy cat that also resides in the house, but he is there, never-the-less.
After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition into the world of Financial Crimes and became a lead investigator for many years.
Reading has always been a passion of hers, getting lost in a good, steamy romance one of her favorite past times. That passion took a back seat as soon as she discovered her own love for writing and recreating her own stories and characters. Her writing concentrates on Romance with specifics in Paranormal, Suspense and Erotica.
Now, when she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. Trying to keep up with that crazy bunch is a skill many would yearn to have.
She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. Come stop by on Facebook, Twitter or her website and say hello!