I’d like to start off and say a HUGE Thank You to C.M. Cahill for giving me the opportunity to host my first EVER Blog Tour! I’m going to try my best to make this as interesting as possible!
Take a minute to check out Ms. Cahill’s blog and all of the wonderful things she has available on her page at: http://cmcahill.wix.com/cmcahillauthor#!blog/c112v
Alright! Let the questions begin:
A little about me:
I am a mother of two and wife to an amazing man who recently retired from the US Air Force! We have settled back in my hometown, just outside of Memphis, TN. I am the author of “A Glory Days Production” and “A Glory Days Awakening”. My paranormal romance is “Blood & Roses”. Here are the covers for those books.
Now….On to the tour questions:
1) What am I working on?
~~ Well, I am currently finishing up the third novella in the A Glory Days Reunion trilogy. Kane’s story has been one of my favorite stories to write, and also one of the most aggravating ones. His character is a special breed of alpha male, one that is domineering, but not. He’s covered in tattoos, is considered one of the best drummers in history, and has a horrible time with his ADD and anxiety issues. Kane Maddox is also utterly and completely head over heels in love with the woman of his dreams, Delilah Ford.
~~Secondly, I am writing the second book in my Warriors of the Krieger series, named “Blood At Stake“. This is my paranormal romance that is set in modern times. The vampires have ‘come out’, so to speak, and are trying to live alongside the humans. A group of stake wielding humans are attempting to store vampire blood to turn themselves into vampires. But it doesn’t quiet work out the way the humans plan it. The Krieger are the ancient race of warriors who police the vampires, and it is their job to put a stop to the attacks against their kind. Ashby, one of the Krieger, is suddenly mated to the most beautiful, red-haired vixen that has ever walked the face of the Earth. Protecting her will be his number one priority as the humans start closing in on Lydia…and her blood. Release is set to be around Halloween 2014
~~Third, I have started a new series, Memphis S.W.A.T. The first book will be named, “It Takes Two”. In this new series, Max and Sam have been lovers for years, and have secretly longed for a third to complete their hearts. Max is a member of the Memphis SWAT team and Sam owns his own construction company. Their long time best friend, Eva, is the woman that both men have wanted in their hearts and bed for as long as they’ve known her. Eva, a street cop, had seen the women come and go through her friends door over the years, and knows that she would be the perfect woman between them. It takes a criminal, out for Eva, for her to realize that it will take two men to love her and keep her protected from the man who will stop at nothing to kill her.
~~Fourth…If you follow my Twitter (@AuthorTHissong), then you know that I have been asked to write an erotic romance starring the bassist for the band Pop Evil, Matt DiRito! After brainstorming, and getting his blessing, I have started writing a story that will be titled, “Fully Loaded”. I am not sure on a release date at this time. Stay close for more info on the project!
~~Lastly, I am always writing short stories on my website at authortheresahissong.com. Every Friday, I post a “Friday Flash Fiction” story that is 2000 words or less. These stories are for ‘fun’. My process is to write these as the ideas pop in my head. I get the idea, write, and post. They are completely RAW and UNEDITED! I do not go back and fluff or add to any part of the story. It’s just…real.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
~~Well, I’d say, because I write as an indie author, I don’t go by the standard guidelines while writing. I have a story to tell, regardless of the outline. I write my books based on events that I feel are necessary to the story. Romance is a wonderful genre to write, and I enjoy telling the story that will eventually get to the happily ever after.
3) Why do I write what I do?
~~ Because I LOVE erotic romance and the paranormal. I am a vampire freak first and foremost. I’ve loved them for just about forever, and the thought of eternal love just tugs at my heartstrings. Erotica is a genre that I love to read! The down-and-dirty aspect of the stories make me smile! WooooOOOoooo! Haha! Now, in all seriousness. I believe that this new explosion in erotic romance actually helps in a persons relationships. I’ve had people approach me and tell me that after reading my books, their sex life has returned with their husband, or partner. I even have a fan that became PREGNANT after reading my book!
4) How does my writing process work?
~~There are several factors when writing. I don’t traditionally outline a story. I figure out the overall topic and how I want the story to end. There have been several occasions where I will have the plan for a story to go one way, and once I start writing, the characters take over and change everything I had planned.
~~My Glory Days novellas/books are written as a novella first. Each band member has 3 novellas. After those three are published to ebook, I then combine them and put them into one big paperback. (For those of you who still love to hold that book in your hands).
So, who’s next? Make sure you visit Jenna Fox and Danielle Carroll next week for their blog tour. These lovely ladies will be posting to their blog the week of June 30th!
Author of “Sealed in Blood” and “Dirty Little Games”
You can find her blog at: http://www.jennafoxwrites.blogspot.com