Wicked Wednesday with Susan Hayes

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

I just finished writing a food play scene, and my characters got carried away with ice cream and whisky soaked, maraschino cherries. They both ended up sweet, sticky, and very satisfied. (and the kitchen floor was a wreck too!)

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

I think I swiped my mom’s first romance novel before I was ten, but I didn’t discover erotica until my best friend heard me complaining that the books I was reading always faded to black at the “good parts.” She laughed and introduced me to erotic romances.

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

I think it would have to be paranormal, but I love them all, it just depends on my mood and what new releases are out.

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

I spent my formative years around police officers and firemen, and so I have a thing for men with very short hair. (And guys in uniform too)

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

I seem to find my writing zone in the afternoon, that’s when I get the majority of my work done. I’ve never been a morning person, so it makes sense that I can’t really get creative until I’ve had at least two cups of coffee and a shower!  My office is my preferred writing space. It’s the one spot in the house that’s allowed to be messy and it’s filled with all my favorite things.

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

I tend to vary it from book to book, but in general my characters “try” to remember, they just don’t always succeed in the heat of the moment.

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

I have a new paranormal erotic romance series coming up, and the first book, Saved by Sin, was released December 18th, 2012. The series is going to revolve around a group of retired military men and women who all work for a security firm. When the supernatural threatens one of their clients, they’re going to start learning more than they ever imagined about the things that go bump in the night.

Saved by Sin is Michelle & Sinjin’s story:   Security consultant Sinjin Heath is on leave while he recovers from a failed mission. When Michelle Jamieson arrives to take refuge in the cabin next door, he finds himself back in the protection business whether he’s ready or not. Michelle’s dead ex-boyfriend is haunting her, and the ghost wants to claim her, body and soul.

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Tantalizing Tuesday with Camile Carson

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

I use the name Camile Carson for romance novels. I also write children’s books, thrillers and historical fiction. Can you imagine going to one website and seeing “Teaching Your Dinosaur to Count” beside my hot steamy stuff?

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

I love the new novel “Lovers and Saints” scheduled for release in April. My favorite author is Stephen King for his incredible character development. 11/22/63 was awesome.

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

I tend to get more time to write in the summer. I ship my husband and the kids to the pool.

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

I actually think I have boinked in more interesting places than my characters. I must rethink passages in my new book.

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

My characters seem to have a mind of their own and create themselves.

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

I am eating dry whole wheat toast as I write. I’m on yet another diet.

7. Bonus question! Anything you’d like to say.
I never thought romance writing could be such fun. The best part is the community. I’m amazed at the talent pool and support.

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Web: www.camilecarsonromancenovels.com

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