Make Me, Sir
by Cherise Sinclair
Q: (Michelle) Gosh, I think I want to start off with this amazing series as a whole. What inspired you to write the Shadowlands series?
You know, I'm still amazed that it's a series. The first book, CLUB SHADOWLANDS, actually started off as a self-indulgent story I created just for myself when I was sick and feeling ugly and unfeminine. Writing about a woman who mistakenly wanders into a BDSM club somehow made me feel all better.
Pride and Prejudice: The Wild and Wanton Edition
by Jane Austen; Michelle M. Pillow w/a Annabelle Bloom
Q: As much as I secretly wanted to know the more private aspects of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's world, it never occurred to me that this could even be done. What prompted this project?
I was approached through an agent by the publisher (Adams Media) to work on the book for a brand new line they were starting called The Wild and Wanton Editions. They liked my writing style and wanted me on the project. Before this I had published and won awards for original historical romances, as...
The Haircut, A New Year's Tale
by Donna Callea
Q: What gave you the idea to write a book about hair, specifically a haircut?
I've always been fascinated by the role hair plays in our society, and particularly, its sensual aspects. Hair has always been such a vivid symbol of femininity. It's supposedly a woman's crowning glory. And most men, it's assumed, prefer women to have long flowing tresses. For a woman, losing her...
Enchanted No More
by Robin D. Owens
Q: Fairies aren't really anything new in Urban Fantasy, but YOUR fairies aren't like any I've seen before. What made you think about linking your world so closely to the elements?
LOL. I'm not sure how to answer that question, except in magic and myths certain beings are considered elementals - like fire salamanders, water mermaids, etc. So I used that. Also, I read a fair amount of Urban Fantasy, and it seems to me that there are a slew of magical beings out there and you...
by Opal Carew
Q: What was your inspiration behind writing PLEASURE BOUND?
My inspiration for writing PLEASURE BOUND was the idea of a man (Ty) who gives up his "bad boy" ways, then falls for the girl next door (Marie), who turns out to want exactly the type of guy he used to be. Everything went from there. Of course, I needed another man to be the bad boy Marie falls for,...
by Charlotte Featherstone
Q: Sins and Virtues -- what a unique idea! How did you come up with the idea for this wonderful series?
Well, thanks! :) I knew I wanted to write a series based on the Fey, and I wanted it to have a bit of a fairytale feel. The easiest way to begin, I thought, was to start out with a curse--so common in fairytales! I knew I wanted the series to be primarily about the Unseelie Fey because they were always...
by Dianne Duvall
Q: What aspect of your book most excited you - well, aside from seeing it in print? What's the most awesome thing you want to brag about?
Many of those who have read DARKNESS DAWNS have commented on the fresh approach it takes to the vampire romance genre. Since this was one of my goals, I'm thrilled that readers are enjoying it. I'm also very excited about the great reviews DARKNESS DAWNS has been getting, beginning with The Romance...
Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman
by Lorraine Heath
Q: How did the idea for this series--London's Greatest Lovers--came about?
As strange as it may seem, I first envisioned the duchess and her story. However, she was an older character and her story involved most of her life. I decided I wanted to tell it through the eyes of her sons. It didn't quite work out the way I'd planned as her sons were quite strong characters and...
First Grave on the Right
by Darynda Jones
Q: Please tell us about FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT, your debut book, in your own words.
Wow, thank you so much! I'm so glad you liked it. I was definitely thrilled to get such a positive response from some of my favorite authors on the planet. It was quite the fan-girl moment. Surreal doesn't begin to describe it.
FIRST GRAVE ON THE RIGHT is about Charley Davidson, a female private...
by Annabel Joseph
B:Michelle R: **grinning like the Cheshire Cat**
Welcome dear readers. I am more than a little relieved that you will be joining us via transcript as opposed to in the flesh. Up close and personal, my giddy pre-teen excitement is a frightening thing to behold. I'll admit, I've been stalking Annabel Joseph for a while now hoping to get a little one on one time with a man of mystery and intrigue I met in COMFORT OBJECT, Kyle Winchell. Thank goodness his story is finally being told in her new book, CARESSA'S KNEES, and she is allowing me to drag him out into the limelight so I can have my wicked way with him!!
Hi Kyle, I'm so thrilled to finally have you here. Jeremy was quite the man in Comfort Object, but you were the one I kept craving to learn more about. *pours Kyle a glass of sweet tea* I had this initial plan to get you drunk in hopes of uncovering some of your deep dark secrets. Now, having read your story, I get why Annabel wasn't very forthcoming with the introductions earlier. Protective much? Would you like to share with every one about what happened in your life after Jeremy and Nell left for the east coast?
Goddess of Legend
by P.C. Cast
Q: When you decided to write another book in your Goddess series, what made you choose the legend of Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot?
All of the Goddess Summoning books touch on retelling my favorite myths or legends. I've loved stories about Camelot since I was a little girl and saw the Lerner and Loewe musical, so it just seemed like a natural fit to return to King Arthur and his realm.
Meant for Each Other
by D.H. Starr
Q: Please tell us what inspired you to write MEANT FOR EACH OTHER?
Hmm. You know. I'm not really sure. I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and have lived in NYC for a quarter of my life. I've been openly gay for over half my life and have been in a few relationships, some of which ended like Jeremy and Andrew and others which ended like Craig and Robert. While writing...
Devoured by Darkness
by Alexandra Ivy
Q: How would you describe DEVOURED BY DARKNESS? What would you share with new readers as a way to entice them to your series?
DEVOURED BY DARKNESS continues the saga of the Guardians of Eternity, strong, skilled, seductive vampires chosen to protect--and to destroy. These Guardians will risk anything to fulfil their duty, and satisfy their desires...