Award-Winning Paranormal Romance author, Lucy Monroe has dropped by to chat and give a copy of her latest Berkley Sensation release, "Moon Craving". To enter please leave Lucy a comment including email. Giveaway is open to all and runs until March 7, 2010. Happy Reading!
Children of the Moon Book 2
Author: Lucy Monroe
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release: February 2010
If it were up to him, Talorc—laird of the Sinclair clan and leader of his werewolf pack— would never marry. But when the king orders that Talorc wed an Englishwoman, the lone wolf is shocked to find his mate in the strong-willed Abigail. And after an intensely climactic wedding night, the two fiercely independent souls sense an unbreakable bond…
Deaf since childhood, Abigail hopes to keep her affliction from Talorc as long as possible. And for his part, he has no intention of telling her about being a werewolf. But when Abigail learns that the husband she’s begun to love has deceived her, it will take all of his warrior’s strength—and his wolf’s cunning—to win his wife back. And Talorc will have to face his biggest challenge yet: the vulnerability of a man in love…
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Interview with author, Lucy Monroe.
CSM: Please help me welcome Sexy, Suspenseful Romance author, Lucy Monroe to Over the Edge. Lucy, my readers and I are so psyched that have dropped by to spend time with us. Thanks so much!
Thank you tons for having me! I love the opportunity to connect with readers.:-)
CSM: Tell us more about yourself. Readers love learning new and interesting things about an author, and this would give you a chance to make them feel close.
Would love to.
CSM: Besides being a total book junkie I’m also a music junkie. When I’m writing I have a sound track playing either in my mind or in my cd player. What’s your sound track? What type of music is on it?
Oh man, I just answered this for another interview and I’ll tell you what I told her...I listen to a huge collection of eclectic music. Music is a huge part of my writing process and picking the right “soundtrack” can be really key, but it can be anything from jazz to genre rock. When I need to get into my zone, I’ll often start my playlist with the Soundtrack from Sahara and go from there. Cher is a favorite for writing love scenes and I really like 1940s music for editing.
CSM: How would readers find out more about you?
I’ve got lots of places I keep current online:
Author Site (http://lucymonroe.com)
CSM: When did you write your first book?
I started writing my first romance about 16 years ago. My first published novel (which was incidentally my 13 finished manuscript) came out 7 years ago this September.
CSM: Where and when do you write?
I write full-time, which means pretty much all day, every day. No, I don’t often take weekends off. At least not completely. ;-) I have an office in my home, but I also like to write on my Neo downstairs in the greatroom and I’ve got a chair in my bedroom I’ll retreat to for uber-quiet.
CSM: What is your must-have book for writing?
Any fabulous and well-written romance. I believe you learn a lot by reading good fiction. I learned story structure from Lynne Graham, plotting from Debbie Macomber and Christine Feehan, gorgeous love scenes from Helen Bianchin, realistic character development from Lori Foster, the use of dry humor from Jayne Ann Krentz, and the list goes on.
Although I’ve read dozens, I’m not a huge fan of ‘writing’ book per se. Too often I find myself arguing with the author in my head, or modifying their suggestions to fit my own dynamic process.
CSM: What is your advice for aspiring writers?
Never give up. It can’t be said enough. You cannot allow rejection or disappointment to stop you doing what you love. Not all authors are going to be the next ‘big thing’, but that shouldn’t stop any of us from trying. As I pursued publication, I wrote this personal mantra and posted it where I could see it: you cannot guarantee success, but you can guarantee failure – by giving up!
CSM: What genre(s) do you write?
Contemporary romance, series romance, romantic suspense, historical, & paranormal.
CSM: Tell us more about your recent release, “MOON CRAVING”.
Moon Craving was an incredibly challenging and conversely entertaining story to write. With a deaf heroine hiding her “affliction” and a werewolf hero hiding his full nature and a supporting cast of characters set to both help and hinder, the story takes a lot of twists and turns to find that happy beginning we all love to read so much.
CSM: Any new projects, works in progress?
I’ve always got projects in the pipeline. :-) The joys of contracts and deadlines. LOL Right now, I’m working on Close Quarters, my next Brava, where I introduce the Atrati, the pseudo-merc black-ops agency that will be my next series for Brava.
CSM: I want to take this time to thank Lucy Monroe for stopping by and sharing with my readers and myself a little bit about yourself. This sure has been loads of fun. I hope you enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed having you.
I did! Thank you so much, Christine!