Tantalizing Tuesday with Sam Crescent

        

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

Yes, Sam Crescent is a pen name. Many personal reasons and because when I’m writing I like the personality of Sam because she’s completely devoted to her writing.

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

I could not pick a favourite. I love all of my work for many different reasons. Blackmailed by the Beast will always hold a special place in my heart, purely because of how many people have got in touch and told me they enjoyed it.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

I think the seasons affect my writing. I’m not good with the summer and my pieces tend to get a little violent lol. I started my vampire series which I have with Total-E-Bound in the summer.

My favourite season is winter but I have no trouble writing at all.

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

Now I’m feeling lame lol. I can’t think of a single strange place for my characters to get it on. I hang my head in shame but beware, I will be writing something in the future lol.

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who?

No, I don’t like my characters to resemble people I’ve seen. One, I never want to get the two mixed up and secondly, I never want anything but my muse and imagination at work when I’m writing. This is one of the reasons why I like to work on fictional towns and places.

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

I’m actually writing this first thing and I still haven’t eaten, so last night I had some chocolate before bed lol.

Free book giveaway!

I will give one commenter a free copy of Belonging to the Steer Brothers.


Author details:

Sam Crescent is passionate about fiction. She loves a good erotic romance and so it only made sense for her to spread her wings and start writing. She began writing in 2009 and finally got that first acceptance in 2011.

She loves creating new characters and delving into the worlds that she creates. When she’s not panicking about a story or arguing with a character, she can be found in her kitchen creating all kinds of havoc. Like her stories the creations in the kitchen can be just as dubious but sometimes things turn out great.

Blog: http://samcrescent.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sam.crescent

Twitter: @SamCrescent

Evernight Titles:

  • Blackmailed by the Beast
  • Contract of Shame
  • Crossing Boundaries
  • Belonging to the Steer Brothers
  • Claiming His Wife

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Tantalizing Tuesday with Carolyn Rosewood

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

Carolyn Rosewood — I use it for privacy reasons, mainly. I picked Carolyn because my real name is Carol and I had a cousin with the same first name. Her middle name was Lynn and to avoid confusion they always called her Carol Lynn. I thought that sounded more exotic than plain old Carol. Rosewood is a wood that I like, and it’s also part of a song from one of my favorite bands.

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

My favorite novel of all time is To Kill A Mockingbird. As for ones I’ve written, my favorite is His Majesty’s Secret.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

I can write just about anywhere as long as I have my iPod to block out the world.

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

I’ve had them boink outside and inside. The most unusual place I’ve written to date is a basement stairwell.

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who?

No. They have faces and voices, but they’re unique and not familiar. They just appear to me that way.

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

I haven’t eaten anything yet! I just woke up and am having my coffee. 🙂

7. Bonus question! Anything you’d like to say.

I hope people will check out my new Siren series, Notorious Nephilim. Book 1 – Spanked By An Angel– is available now at Siren-Bookstrand.

Free book giveaway! Optional.

I’d like to give away a copy of Spanked By An Angel. [First person to comment on Carolyn’s interview wins the book giveaway!]

Author details:

website: http://carolynrosewood.com

buy link for Spanked by an Angel: http://www.bookstrand.com/spanked-by-an-angel

List of published works:

  • Haunted Heart (Etopia Press)
  • Seduced By A Demon series (Evernight) The Last Soul, Hunted, Playing For Keeps
  • Anthologies (Evernight): Ghost Of A Chance (Midnight Seductions), A Very Naughty Christmas (Stockings & Suspenders), Educating Sean (Virgins Behaving Badly), Night Games (Keyboards and Kink)
  • The Rebellious Princess Chooses Two Lovers (Evernight)
  • His Majesty’s Secret (Siren)
  • Spanked By An Angel – Notorious Nephilim One (Siren)


Tantalizing Tuesday with Naomi Clark

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

The majority of my work is published under my own name. I do have one short story in Evernight Publishing’s Indecent Encounter’s anthology under the name Tessa Morelock – WAKING THE LIONESS. It was a new venture for me (paranormal erotic romance, m/f/m, and I wasn’t sure if it was a genre I’d continue with. I thought a pen name would let me test the waters, and I actually had a lot of fun writing it. I’ve written a few more erotic romances now under my own name as I’m a bit more confident now!

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

Favourite that I’ve written is actually a novella, DEMONIZED. It centres around a possessed private eye called Ethan Banning, who was a side character in my first published novel. He just took over and needed his own story. Parts of it were really hard to write – it’s a pretty dark story – but I’m very proud of the end result.

Favourite that I’ve read…Oh, how to pick just one?! I’m a big fan of Stacia Kane’s Downside books, but I think my favourite book of this year (so far) is LM Pruitt’s TAKEN. It’s a paranormal/private eye tale, very sexy, very fun, and very dark.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

Not really. I’ve trained myself to write under any circumstances! I have to admit, it’s easier when the weather’s bad, because I don’t feel like I’m missing out. Today it’s a glorious sunny day, so I spent the morning wandering around by the river and soaking up some sunshine. Now I feel like I have to work twice as hard on my writing to make up for lost time!

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

I think the most bizarre place I’ve had them boink so far is on a church altar. One day I’m going to write a sex scene in a clothes shop changing room. I’ve always wondered if you could get away with it…

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who?

Not really. I tend to have a very clear idea of what my characters look like already. The only time I’ve given it much thought is with Emmeline, the heroine of SHADOW CURSED, who I pictured as looking like Emilie de Ravin – I think she’s beautiful.

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

I just ate a piece of bacon jerky. It smelt like cat food but it tasted pretty good.

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Free book giveaway!

I’d like to give away a copy each of SHADOW CURSED and THE WOLF WITCH, the first and second novellas in my Brides of Darkness series.

[Erin’s note: first person to comment will win the novellas!]

*****

Author details:

Website/novel info/blog – http://naomijay.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Twitter – @naomi_jay

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/naomijclark

Tantalizing Tuesday with Karen Mercury

    

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

I use my real name, believe it or not!  I married a guy named Mercury, which was the first thing I noticed about him. I did payroll for his company. I thought he must’ve been a punk rocker with a name like that, but it’s real. Americanized from the Sicilian “Mercurio.”

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

I was just thinking about that this morning!  I was going to ask you if you’d ever read Pan by Knut Hamsun, since it’s always called “prose poetry” and I know you write poetry.  I think I’ve read that book more than any other.  Mysteries by Hamsun is a close second.  It has my favorite all-time line: “Would that thy knife were as sharp as your final no.”   He’s got dwarves, hallucinations, dreams, the mysteries of the endless Norwegian day where the sun never sets, off-kilter crazy people who are always hiding big secrets.  I swear the creator of Twin Peaks was a Hamsun fan.

My favorite book so far that I’ve written is my recent Blowing off Steam.  I just cut loose and had a lot of fun with that one.  I’ve got explosions, steamboat races, opium smuggling, crazy Chinese drug lords, and sleazy lawyers.  I was inspired by how much I adore “Breaking Bad.”  Only I had to change the meth into opium since it’s a historical.  And since it’s a menage, you don’t really want to picture Walt and Jesse doing it, either!  So it’s only very loosely based, of course.  But I really enjoy slapstick, and there are lots of slapsticky moments in there.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

What affects me is loud-ass neighbors! I must be ultra-sensitive to noise. My dream is to buy a house in the country with at least ten acres, so the nabes are farther away.

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

Oh, hands down, inside a spirit cabinet.  Remember in the 1800s when “mediums” would secret themselves inside their “spirit cabinets” and bang a lot of tambourines around, then emerge clothed in gauze pretending to be their spirit guide from the other side?  Well, in my upcoming Cold Steel and Hot Lead, one of the protagonists is a former showman, so they all do it inside his spirit cabinet.  I had to totally research to make sure they had ones big enough back then.

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who? Include links if you like.

Yes. It’s easier that way to picture them walking, talking, or saying certain things. I’ve already recycled Alex O’Loughlin from Hawaii Five-O twice, and I just finished recycling Robert Downey Jr. too. Someone suggested Jon Hamm from Mad Men, but Don Draper isn’t terribly heroic, so he wouldn’t work. I mean, Don’s a hero, or maybe an antihero, but he also treats women horribly.

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

Am eating! Pesto pasta, and my fluffy Newfoundland puppy is lying at my feet snarfing a few bites here and there. She only follows me upstairs when I carry food up here. She just said “phoo” because I haven’t given her another bite. She should be glad because I just stuck her into another book. Children are such ingrates.

Author details:

www.karenmercury.com

Also by Karen Mercury:

Ménage Amour: Going for the Gold 1: Working the Lode
Ménage Amour: Going for the Gold 2: Either Ore
Ménage Amour: Going for the Gold 3: A Good Prospect
Ménage Amour: Going for the Gold 4: Sure as Shooting
Ménage & More: Going for the Gold 5: Blowing off Steam
Ménage Everlasting: How the West Was Done 1: Training Ivy

For all other titles, please visit
www.bookstrand.com/karen-mercury


Tantalizing Tuesday with Charlene Penfold

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

Not really – I went back to my maiden name.  I wanted friends and family to know that it was really me who completed and made a dream come true.

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

I have several on the go right now.  However seeing that Souls Pass is the only one so far that has been published, it has to be my favourite, but the others are not far behind.  I enjoy lots of romance books, so I really don’t have one favourite.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

Oh yes, so does life in general.  As my writing is not my primary means of income just yet… here’s to another dream, some day I hope that it will be… my primary job gets in the way, running my household as well.  Family is very important to me, but I do spend a significant amount of time at my writing.

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

Its got to be in my latest book that I am writing.  They are at a conference and they share an intimate moment behind the stage door.

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who?

No, my characters are completely fictional.

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

Today…hmm 3 pieces of licorice about 5 minutes ago LOL.

Author details:

BookStrand – Charlene Penfold


Tantalizing Tuesday with Pat Cunningham

   

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

No, I don’t, but I should have. I started out writing M/F, then unexpectedly veered into M/M. My most recent book is a M/M/F ménage. They all have my real name on them. I’ve since been told each subgenre has its own audience and there’s little if any overlap. I’m writing what I want to write, but it’s splintering my audience. My M/Fs will continue to come out under my real name, but any new M/Ms will have a pen name on them. I’m not sure about future ménages. Too many pronouns anyway.

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

Written—I know I should be pushing my latest release, but my favorite of my own books so far is A London Werewolf in America. Everything came together for that one—the mystery plot, the humor, the banter, even the love scenes, which I tend to have trouble with. It was also my first published full-length novel, so there’s the sentimental factor. My favorite novels by someone else tend to change from week to week, but the top spot belongs to Stephen King. Either It or The Stand, depending on my mood.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

Sadly, yes. It’s hard to stay inside when it’s nice out. I just want to get in the car and run around somewhere. I get more writing done during the winter, when it’s too cold to go outside, and during rainy days. Trouble is, that’s also good weather to curl up in bed and read. I’m lucky if I get anything done regardless of the weather.

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

I’ve only got six books out, and so far my characters have been fairly conservative. Along with the standard bedroom, I’ve had wall sex, floor sex, and a couple of werewolves who got nekkid out in the woods. One of those bedrooms was in a brothel, if that counts. Right now I’m working on a M/M story involving superheroes, and one of them can fly. I might have the boys get busy on top of a suspension bridge. I’ll bet even Spider-Man hasn’t done that yet.

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who? Include links if you like.

Oh God, yes. It’s so much easier to write dialogue when you can hear a character’s specific voice. It’s usually just the heroes. I’m never quite sure who/what the heroine looks like, but with the men I know. Owen Wilson starred in Coyote Moon, and Peter Weller was in Best of Breed. For my last two, Belonging and Legacy, I “cast” Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki from Supernatural. Dean’s a vampire, Sam’s a prostitute, Castiel’s a slayer. When I get around to writing the third book, it’ll star Misha Collins and Kathleen Turner. I’ve already got Don Johnson and Vin Diesel lined up for future books. For some reason Harrison Ford never made it into any of my books, and I always liked him. I’ll have to remedy that.

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

A cup of tea, a piece of cheese, and a bowl of cereal with a banana on it. Breakfast of champions.

Author details:

BookStrand – Pat Cunningham


Tantalizing Tuesday with Skye Michaels

1. Do you use a pen name? If so, why?

Yes – Skye Michaels. I use it for privacy. While my friends and family know about my books, I would rather all the nuts out there did not.

2. What is your favorite novel that you’ve written? Read?

I have written 5 so far:
Calleigh’ Collar is out on Bookstrand/Amazon/B&N & Kobo
Kelly’s Challenge is out on Bookstrand
Anne’s Courage is coming out in May
Paula’s Commitment is coming out in May
Madison’s Choice has been submitted
Belinda’s Crown has just been started today! Wrote 4,000 words today!

This is all new to me, so each book has gotten longer and better. Everyone likes Madison’s Choice best. My personal favorite hero is Justin Devereau in Book 2 – Kelly’s Challenge.

3. Does the environment affect your writing (where you live, the seasons, the weather, etc.)?

I live in Florida which is pretty terrific – so it really doesn’t affect my writing.

4. Where is your favorite/most bizarre place to have your characters boink?

In the gazebo on the town square in Ocala, Florida. Robbie and Mike had a great time there in Calleigh’s Collar!

5. Do you base your heroines/heroes on photos of celebrities? If so, who? Include links if you like.

Sometimes I will see a picture of someone that tinkles my chimes! I have used Adrian Paul (The Highlander) as the basis of two heros that are brothers – Justin Devereau and Jamie Devereau in Books 2 and 3! Yum! Also I saw a picture of Channing Tatum that had to be Dr. Trent Redding who is in all the books!

6. Bonus question! What’s the last thing you ate today?

Ha! A piece of chocolate! [Erin’s note: LOL! Me too.]

7. Bonus question! Anything you’d like to say.

I have been having a ball writing these stories. When I lost my job over a year ago and couldn’t find anything permanent, I decided the time was right to try writing! Please visit my fan page on Facebook: Skye Michaels Books for excerpts and book covers.

Author details:

Skye Michaels on BookStrand