What is sure to distract you from sitting down and working/writing?
The internet. I’ll think I’m going to check my email for ‘just a minute’ and I’ll blow an hour.
It really depends on the book probably. My sex scenes are intregal to character development, emotional expression and forwarding the plot. So the aha moment would really depend on the book.
If you could write an anthology with two other romance authors, who would they be and what would the anthology be about?
I don’t think I could really pick that. Normally anthologies are chosen by the editors, unless a group of writing friends comes to them and has a bestseller in their midst. LOL So it’s not really how I think.
How to you like your heroes and heroines to be? What can you tell us about the characters in your new release?
I like very dark and tormented heroes and I like heroines who I could be friends with. In HER PERFECT MATCH Vivien Manning (the notorious Mistress Matchmaker) has finally met her match in a former lover, Benedict Greystone. Their love affair has been rekindled, but she is planning to depart London and he has no idea. She is a very strong character, so I had to give her an equally strong hero. Plus, he’s already in love with her, so that was a fun twist to write.
Is there a genre you haven’t tackled but would like to try?
I would like to write thrillers, maybe. But honestly, I’m busy enough writing three erotic romances and two urban fantasies a year.
In your opinion, what is timeless about historical romances?
I think we all like the fairy tale element of a historical romance. The titles, the gowns, the unemployed upper class. There’s something sort of bewitching about the whole thing.
What makes a romance novel a great love story and how would you define “romance”?
I think what appeals to me most about romance is that everything will be okay in the end. The HEA is a big draw. I think romance is anything that someone does that really involves thinking about the other person’s needs. Flowers aren’t romantic if the person is allergic or has cats that knock them over. But a Diet Coke from McDonald’s because you need that little burst of caffeine when you’re finishing a book… is totally romantic.
This or That:
1. Alpha or Beta? ALPHA, though Beta is fine too.
2. Wallflower or Belle of the Ball? Wallflower.
3. Debutante or Spinster? Spinster.
4. Virgin widow or Secret baby? Neither. I don’t really like either of those tropes. I’ve only written one virgin widow and I don’t write babies in my romances.
5. Titled peer or Working man? Titled peer. I like the fairytale.
6. Love at first sight or Second chances? Both are fun, but a second chance fits better into erotic romance.
7. City or country? Depends on the book.
8. Writing or Reading? Writing.
9. Plotter or Pantser? Plotter
10. Your turn to ask a question: What social media format do you use most to follow authors (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc)?
March 5th 2013 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
She will do anything for him…except surrender.
Vivien Manning, the notorious Mistress Matchmaker, is tired. Tired of the parties, tired of the lovers, tired of being her. So she decides to leave London behind once and for all and start a whole new life.
But before she goes, she must tie up some loose ends, so she makes a list which includes one man she’s never been fully able to let go:
Benedict was broken when Vivien broke off their affairs years ago. So when she comes back into his life… and his bed, he isn’t certain of anything except the power of their desire.
But as Vivien moves ever closer to disappearing forever, both of them begin to question if the past can be overcome and if love might be the one loose end that cannot be neatly tied up.
Warning: This book contains scenes of a powerful woman, unafraid of her sexuality, trying to find her way in the world. There is a brief scene of a threesome M/F/M and then one woman falling madly in love with one man. Proceed with caution, a fan and tissues.