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!]

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Author details:

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

Twitter – @naomi_jay

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A release, a review, a spotlight—a rad roundup

   

Love Storm is available on Amazon Kindle! Yay! *runs around in circle dancing*

Lest you think that is all, Love Storm also received a rad review from The Romance Reviews. 4 Stars!

Most importantly though, the romance is swoon-worthy. One huge thing I adore about Erin M. Leaf’s characters in this and the previous books is the maturity of the characters. Zoe, Charlie and Sean had full lives before bonding and they bring this life strength with them when they bond. None of them fight their feelings or the intensity, even Sean who didn’t think he was bisexual before the bonding. And the best part of this is that the trio don’t just come together because of sex (but oh is that there!) but because of how they connect emotionally. I love how the trio support each other and share problems and solutions. These characters don’t do stupid things and wonder why it doesn’t work out–and I loved that maturity.

I have been looking forward to LOVE STORM since I finished book two and I’m pleased to say the book lived up to my high expectations. Any ménage or paranormal romance reader will love this book and the entire series as I do. —J9, The Romance Reviews

And finally, Naomi Clark spotlighted Kiss Is A Four-Letter Word at her place: One Hot Mess. Check it out!