Wicked Wednesday with Berengaria Brown

      

1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

Chocolate. Totally delicious and sexy as hell, especially in liquid form.

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

Romance maybe 11 or so. I was home from school ill, and a friend of my mother’s gave me a Georgette Heyer novel to read.

Erotic romance maybe 14. I’d read everything in the children’s section of the local library, and my father loaned me his library card, so I could look for books in the adult section. I read “Forever Amber” by Kathleen Winsor, (which was banned in 14 states!) and was hooked.

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

That answer changes from day to day. I love pretty much everything from sweet to seriously kinky, and everything in between, covering all genres. Overall I likely come back to historical romance the most frequently.

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

Long enough for the heroine to run her hands through.

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

Late at night after work is done, alone at my desk with my faithful laptop.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

They’re all individual so some do, some don’t. Some publishing houses insist on it, so the characters have to get with the program in that case. But with colored, textured and flavored condoms, using them can be fun.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

Small Woman, Big Trouble” released on 10th September.

Blurb:

Deb Steele hikes through a Water Authority reservation. But houses are being built on one section of it, and she can’t get home. She phones Kai Cole, and he and Harry Anders come to get her. While she’s waiting for them, her cell phone battery dies and a young man turns up on an electric scooter. When he realizes she’s quite alone, he plans to sexually assault her. She escapes from him just as Kai and Harry arrive.

Kai worries about how he can protect Deborah if this man is following her, and Harry suggests they learn karate. Kai decides the only way their beginning threesome relationship can progress further is if they all move in together.

But, as Deb is leaving work late that evening, the attacker jumps her once again. Why is he after her? How can the men protect her? And will they ever have enough time to build their friendship into a genuine relationship?

Author details:

Berengaria is a multi-published author of erotic romance: contemporary, paranormal (magic, ghosts, vampires, fairies, dragons, and werewolves), futuristic, medieval, and Regency-set historical. She loves to read all different kinds of romance so that is what she writes: one man/one woman; two women; two men; two men/one woman; three men, two women/one man, three men/one woman…. Whatever the characters need for their very hot happily-ever-after, Berengaria makes sure they get it.

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Wicked Wednesday with Susan Laine

      

1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

Strawberries and whipped cream are undoubtedly everyone’s choice, as is chocolate, so my guys will go with avocados (so-called testicle tree) and watermelons (pre-prepped for easy nibbling). Sweet…

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

Curiously, I never read any as a teenager or even in my twenties. Perhaps because MF wasn’t appealing to me. In my early thirties Amazon recommended me a MM erotic romance which I got out of curiosity. That one story opened up a whole literary world for me to enjoy as a reader and a writer. After reading them for about four, five months, I decided to give it a go myself—and the rest is history.

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

I prefer contemporary MM—to read and to write. I write paranormal and ménage too, but I rarely read them. The contemporary genre opens up so many avenues for possible plots and unlikely heroes that I just can’t resist the lure. I need to find out what other authors are telling about modern gay men. Still, I do like to read a lot of other genres too, for example historical and murder mysteries.

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

Depends on the guy, I guess. Personally, I tend to go for short hair. Don’t know why really, considering I have written guys with both long and short hair. Never written anyone bald. I suppose now I ought to 🙂

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

I simply cannot write right after I wake up. My brain has not kicked in gear yet. I prefer evenings and nights. It’s quieter and darker, and I can think clearer. Also, there’s the time zone factor: I write for American publishing houses, and their working hours start when it gets dark here in Finland, so there’s a practical component involved. I also prefer a desk and an office chair. I have tried writing in bed and in a lounge chair, but the softness bothered me and made me sleepy.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

Sometimes my heroes do wear condoms, other times they don’t. But they always talk about it before-hand, and usually if they don’t use them, that means they are already a couple, so they are exclusive and have gotten tested. With just guys in the picture, there isn’t really a question of pregnancy, but the threat of STD’s is a concern. And there are many ways to make putting on a condom sexy: The partner can roll it on, slowly and teasingly, by using a hand or a mouth. Same with the lube—only it has to be edible if coming in contact with a mouth. Any method that involves touching sensuously can be considered foreplay and/or sex.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

I write for several publishing houses. My latest Siren Publishing release was Mending Fences, a cowboy MM erotic romance in a contemporary setting. This is a redemption story about a rodeo cowboy who gets accidentally outed as gay in front of his fiancée. In his rowdy and self-destructive way of life he does not expect the town sheriff to come to his rescue. My latest Dreamspinner Press release was Love in Plain Sight, a contemporary MM mystery romance. In this story two police officers, one of them a deaf volunteer, have been in a relationship for a year. As their anniversary draws near, a case involving a shady art dealer becomes dangerous, and a confrontation is inevitable.

Author details:

Novels: By Siren Publishing Rivers of Wind, Sub, Rivers of Passion, Mending Fences, and upcoming Sub Rosa. By Dreamspinner Press Sunlight on Water in Two Tickets to Paradise Anthology, Sounds of Love, Twice by Chance, The Wolfing Way, The Witching Hour in June 2012 Daily Dose Time Is Eternity, Genie’s Wish, Love in Plain Sight, and upcoming Falling for Rain and Hunter’s Moon. By Evernight Publishing upcoming The Last Werewolf.

 

Wicked Wednesday with India-Jean Louwe

1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

Chocolate Mousse – sweet and messy.

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

Romance-14yrs, Erotica-21yrs

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

Paranormal, menage. I read for escape from reality and these genres provide the best ‘get aways’.

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

Long hair. Great to have something extra to cling onto.

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

I’m a night owl and love both reading and writing in bed.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

Thus far I haven’t paid specific attention to condoms but enjoyed reading books where they were used to add spice to the scene. Having the partner ‘roll it on’ works better then ‘self-applying’ in my opinion.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

Lovers’ Tussle is due for release soon. My newest release is King of Venus Butterfly.

I enjoyed writing it because it show cases the Venus Butterfly technique. It is also a light read with quirky, humorous characters.

It began one rainy morning when a stranger literally fell at his feet, or did it actually? If there’s one thing Ryan Masters knows, it’s women. And he wants nothing to do with this spoiled, shallow temptress who stumbles into his life, running roughshod with it. To make matters worse, she is the wife of a senator and future presidential candidate.
Lucy Hewitt, adamant in never being a Mrs. to anybody again, wants to test the tales of a devilish seducer’s magic touch—Venus Butterfly—she’s heard so much about, but could never experience while married. But his touch is more than she bargained for. It has the power to melt her body and heart. He will tempt her, entice her, and educate her in ways she never imagined.

Author details:

website: https://sites.google.com/site/indiajeanlouwe/

twitter: http://twitter.com/indi_j_louwe

Facebook: http://facebook.com/indiajean.louwe

novels:
King of Venus Butterfly
http://www.bookstrand.com/king-of-venus-butterfly

Tangles and Temptation
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008D30S9O?ie=UTF8&ref=aw_bottom_links&force-full-site=1

Stings and Seduction
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008OX7YPE?ie=UTF8&ref_=aw_bottom_links&force-full-site=1

 

Wicked Wednesday with Evie Jayne

1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?

I’m not much of a foodie so probably just ice for my characters. The idea of cold and heat is appealing.

2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?

I came late to erotic writing. I was 37 when I read my first which was a Kresley Cole novella.

3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)

I’m a paranormal nut. Pre erotic I was a fantasy reader, but I always hated the fade out on sex scenes. Finding paranormal romance was bliss and started me writing again after a seven year break.

4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?

Short hair. Why? Totally personal. In my teens I was a bit of a groupie and a lot of the band guys had long hair. They left me with a an impression of long haired men being pretty selfish and ego driven, so it became a turn off for me.

5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)

Any time I can. I’m a single mother and my youngest son is still at home, so I write around parenting. I leave my novels up on my computer and grab whatever moments I can during the day. Often my best idea’s come in bed or when I’m driving.

6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?

Not mine. Paranormal allows me to dispense with the need. My characters are often immortal and unaffected by ‘human’ diseases.

7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.

My latest (and first) release is Lunacy and the Vampire, available at Evernight. It’s a Romeo and Juliet type story with homicidal faeries and vampires. The premise is based on the idea that all myths are true and a separate world exists along side ours. The world is split in two, those that protect humanity and those that prey on it.

My heroine is from the ‘good’ side, but she is quite cruel and selfish. My hero is from the ‘bad’ side, but he is honourable and moral. The novel is about her waking up to that reality and realizing the truth about herself and the hero.

I’m currently working on a sequel for this and another vampire novel where I am exploring the idea of blood thirst as an addiction rather than a necessity for survival.

Author details:

website: http://eviejayne.weebly.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/evie.jayne.3
Blog: http://eviejayne.wordpress.com/
Buy Lunacy and the Vampirehttp://www.evernightpublishing.com/lunacy-and-the-vampire-by-evie-jayne/

 

 

Wicked Wednesday with D. C. Stone

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.

 

Author details:

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!

Website: www.authordcstone.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorDCStone

Twitter: @DCStoneauthor


 

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.

*****

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.

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BookStrand – Charlene Penfold