My latest release is ‘Awakening Her Desires’, it is the prequel to the Love’s Protector Series. A lot of fans read the first two books in the series and became really attached to the ‘Faery godmother’ Keara. They wanted her story so I went back and wrote her life story. She starts out an innocent fae getting ready for her coming of age ceremony. Unfortunately she is a frisky little thing and doesn’t want to settle down. Lucky for her she meets a clan of fae who use all forms of seduction and a little magic to train men how to be the perfect husband. They also find their soul mates and get them together. Each story has a happy ending and of course there is an evil fae who enjoys killing men and there will be a battle in book four!
What does your writing process look like?
Up till now I have always been a fly by the seat of my pants kind of gal. I open a word doc and see where the story takes me. Most of my story lines come from dreams that wake me in the middle of the night and demand to be told.
For the most part I am still like this however I started a new series called ‘Raven’s Haven.’ I will go in depth in to the lives of ten women who have been through a terrible event in their life (rape, abuse, miscarriage, etc.) and will all meet at a self-defense class. I want to do their stories justice so I had to create a huge spreadsheet with 50 different character traits and fill it out for each of them. I taped it to a whiteboard and I stare at it constantly as I’m writing. It’s the most intensive project I’ve worked on. As usual these stories will all have happy endings as well, they just may get a little broken along the way.
Do you write naked?
I don’t think I’ve ever written naked, my kids would just not appreciate that sight! I often end up that way after writing a particularly steamy scene though. Sometimes I get so worked up that I have to corner my hubby for relief.
How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend? What about the name Renee?
Renee is often a name I want to use but it is so magical that I’m afraid I just can’t do it justice so I leave it on a pedestal just out of reach J For the Love’s Protector Series I tried to stick to common Irish names and of course I had to like them. When trying to come up with the baseball player’s name for ‘Finding His Swing’ my 14 year old daughter and I sat for over an hour pretending to be a crowd cheering for a player and that’s how we came up with Jake Reynolds.
What's your next project?
Oh my gosh, I just jumped up and down in my chair. I’m freaking ecstatic about my next book I’m pushing to have out before June. It’s about twins Ian and Isabelle who are set to graduate soon. She is auditioning for Julliard and he is putting off a soccer scholarship to join the Army. Their life is forever altered when Ian is killed in a car accident. In Isabelle’s grief she puts off her dream to honor Ian by joining the Army and reaching his dream. Her plans to come back and dance after her four year term are in jeopardy when an attack leaves her wounded. This story is raw, beautiful, powerful, and emotional and I’m scared to death to release it! What if people don’t love it as much as I do? It’s a risk I have to take because it’s a story that has to be told.
If you could live one month on T.V., like it was your real life, which show would like to live on?
My first instinct would be Supernatural so I could be with Dean Winchester but that wouldn’t work because women never last on that show. I would have to say Castle; I would love going to work every day if I got to work with Castle, Beckett, Ryan and Esposito.
If we Googled your name what would we see?
That drunk girl flashing the cops wasn’t me, I swear. Or was it?
How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a tootsie pop?
If you really care about the tootsie pops enjoyment you will take your time and lick it more times than you can count.
Why am I asking you these questions?
You are secretly obsessed with me and want to learn everything you can so you can replace me one day without anyone getting suspicious.
If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars® ] character, which one would it be?
Yoda is brilliant, talks in a bizarre way and yet everyone worships him and doesn’t give a shit that he is the tiniest person in the room.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I believe in lust at first sight. Sometimes it turns into love, other times it is a passing affair that you will always remember.
Does Prince Charming exist?
Not in the Disney way, the real Prince Charming has a few flaws and will make mistakes. My hubby is as near perfect as I could ask for so I definitely think he is my Prince Charming.
What are your pet peeves or interesting things about you that you dislike?
I am disgusted by ass germs. I have seen the studies that say germs fly up to 20 feet in the air after flushing. When someone farts I gag just thinking I’m inhaling their ass germs! When my hubby does it I give him the death stare and he gets a pouty face and says ‘Sorry baby, I love you.”
If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be? (can't ask for more wishes) The obvious wish is money, I want enough that I don’t have to work a day job and could be free to write when I want, volunteer at my kids school and travel often. My second wish is that my grandfather hadn’t died when I was 7 years old. I think he was one of those people that had a profound effect on everyone he met. I think my entire life would have taken many other paths than it did and I know he would be an amazing great grandfather to my children. Third wish would be to abolish crimes against women and children. I don’t know how the genie would do it but damn it I’m tired of it.
Favorite place to eat?
I love the Melting Pot, fondue pots full of cheese, chocolate and all the dippers I can eat. Yes, please!
If you wake up as Kanye West, what's the first thing you would do?
Call a press conference, apologize to the world for being a d-bag and retire forever.
If you turn into your partner for a day, what would you do?
I would want to masturbate so I can understand how it feels then I would want to have sex with myself/my wife? So I understand those feelings too. Other than that I’m not curious about anything else.
Which body part would you choose to get a tattoo done?
I already have a Celtic motherhood knot on my right ankle and an ambigram tattoo on my left wrist. My two sisters and our two best friends of more than 20 years all got a matching one. On one side it says friends and if you twist your neck the other way it says sisters. I plan to get another tattoo on my other wrist and maybe one more on my other ankle. My hubby doesn’t really like them so I promise not to go crazy J
Tea or coffee?
Sweet tea is my first preference then hot tea with milk and sugar. I love the smell of coffee but gag at the taste.
Tell us something you hate doing. Why?
Cleaning/Laundry. I’m pretty sure I was meant to have a maid but when I mention it my hubby just shakes his head at me.
Name one thing that drives you crazy.
My hubby and boys constant gassiness, between the three of them they can bomb me out of a room. I hate ass germs!
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
I chalk it up to being a Gemini and that whole twin personality thing but I could never decide. For a while I wanted to do either Forensic Science or be a mid-wife. Somehow I ended up a process manager at a huge company by day and writer when I can squeeze it in.
Sitting alone in a big field, looking at stars, what do you think/feel?
I’m probably making a list of everything I need to do the next day. It is always difficult to shut my brain off.
What specific thing have you done that impressed yourself?
Write another book. Every author suffers from extreme bouts of inadequacy and self-doubt. Every time I think I’m no good and should quit I get another good review or another story comes to me and I’m compelled to write it. I feel like putting myself out there is a huge risk and I’m proud that my kids see me trying to do this and they support me.
If you could switch bodies with a certain celebrity, who would it be and why? Scarlet Johansen…she’s beautiful and kicks ass.
What internet site do you surf to the most? Besides Dayreader Reviews, of course. Dayreader Reviews is my home page of course. Once I finish perusing that site I spend most of my time on Facebook.
What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex?
Their smile, a great smile can make or break a beautiful face. It shows whether the person is genuine or fake.
Share a funny incident in your life.
I was given set of Ben Wah balls but no direction on how to use them. I put them in and wore them to dinner with my hubby at a fancy restaurant. Two hours in I realize I have to pee but I have no idea how to keep the balls in while I do it. I attempt it anyways and first hear when metal ball klink against the porcelain then the other. I was mortified and flushed them down the toilet.
Can you comfortably eat in a restaurant by yourself? Go to movie?
I used to be completely unable to go anywhere alone. I am very close to my mom and sisters and grew up always having someone around. My day job started having me travel a lot and I would be alone for days so I learned how to be completely comfortable getting a meal anywhere. The trick is to have a Kindle or book with you and look absorbed. I still haven’t tried a movie alone and not sure I would want to.
When is your birthday?
June 10th – I am a very proud Gemini
I am a born and raised Floridian who loves to travel but never forgets where my roots are. I married my high school sweetheart, have 3 kids and a crazy dog. Travelling and reading are my two favorite hobbies. I love all things Ireland and have been lucky enough to visit twice. The first three books in the Love’s Protector Series are out now. My story ‘Wicked Wonderland’ is in my first anthology with a great group of authors. All proceeds from the anthology go directly to the National Autism Foundation.
Keara lives a peaceful life with her faery clan in the hills of Ireland. She is nearing her coming of age ceremony where she is to choose her mate for life. Her instincts are telling her that she is meant for more than this simple life.
A chance encounter in a nearby human town reveals another clan to Keara. The Laochra Gra are faery women who have sworn allegiance to Queen Cliodhana. They use magic and seduction to protect human's from falling prey to the evil Lianhan Shee. Any man who falls for the Lianhan Shee will die a horrific death. The Loachra Gra must pair these men with their soul mates before that can happen.
Will Keara do what is expected of her by her clan or join up with the Laochra Gra to save mankind?
** This is the Prequel to the Love's Protector Series. Books 1 and 2 are already out! **
***This is an 18+ Erotic novella***