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Welcomes Author H.C. Brown!
Q: If you could have a hot one-night stand with any fictional character you've created, who would you choose, and why?
A: Nox, the seven–foot tall King of the Faerie. A dream lover who could make you forget you've been naughty.
Q: What's the most unusual place you've ever had sex?
A: In the hall cupboard- while SO's aunt and uncle were in the sitting room!
Q: Tell me your sizzling secrets for turning readers on...
A: I like to get inside my characters’ heads, so my readers can experience every luscious detail.
Q: I'd love to know about your writing life... Do you follow a set schedule every day, or just write when inspiration strikes?
A: On a schedule- I write seven days a week from noon each day.
Q: Where do you do most of your writing?
A: I have a bad back so I write in a very comfortable chair.
Q: Do you have any writing rituals, quirks or tricks to help you get started and stay excited about a project?
A: I'm excited about every project. I live in a fantasy world 95% of the time so writing is easy for me.
Q: Your best strategy for beating writer's block...
A: I have a lot of works in progress, so if one stalls I read another and go on with that one until the Muse comes up with the next chapter. Planning stories is the killer for me, I can't work to a plan, my stories are like life, changing and weaving their way to a conclusion.
Q: Tell our readers about your sexy new release from Noble Romance...
A: Hawke's Purr-fect Mate is the fourth story in the Pride Brothers series and answers the questions about Hawke's life I set up in the free read A Taste of Nox.
Here's a Blurb To Tempt You:
Deliciously handsome, insatiable alpha male Hawke of Knight Watch's reputation, for a voracious and varied sex life, is well earned. However, his ability to attract streams of men and women to his bed comes into question when he meets the mysterious, Ice Princess, Lydia.
Lydia born of both Fae and Pride has a secret. Unable to chance the man of her dreams discovering the truth about her, she publically refuses the handsome Prince Hawke as her life mate.
Disillusioned and heart sore, Hawke must fight the battle of his life against the dogs that invade his realm, and for the love of his true mate.
Q: Any advice for new writers hoping to break into the business?
A: Read books by current authors. This is because styles change over the years. Audio books are great. You need to understand that each writer has a voice. Listening to an audio book helps to understand the melody of writing. That is why reading your own story aloud or better still letting someone read it to you will help you to find your own voice.
Learn your craft, showing not telling. Join a critique group that contains published writers.
Submit to publishers/agents that are interested in the genre you write.
Follow submission guidelines to the letter.
Keep writing through all the rejections because there will be many and most of all NEVER GIVE UP.
Q: Upcoming projects you can't wait to dish about...
A: I'm writing a gay historical BDSM Romance. I love immersing myself in the time when homosexuality was a hanging offence. The brush of a hand or shoulder becomes so damn sexy.
Q: What's the interview question no one ever asks, that you'd like to answer right now for our readers?
A: How do I feel about people stealing eBooks and those comments that hurt authors?
* Climbs onto soap box*
Firstly, those people who put my books up on free download sites or share them are stealing. Hey, I make less than $1 on some of my books, so the hundred you steal makes a big difference. EBooks are cheap, one of mine, Hot Damn sells for .99c and yet it appears on free download sites !!!!!! .99c is obviously too much to pay for some people. I work hard writing stories for you, so if you want to continue to enjoy my books, how about doing the right thing and buying one instead of stealing from me.
Secondly, I take my reviews very seriously. I must say the reviewers from the review sites are honest in their opinions and I value what they say.
Then there are the people who make hurtful comments, without thought, on authors' pages on Amazon and the like. Many authors of bestselling books have been targeted. This is becoming widespread, like an evil virus. Why do they do this? Isn't it enough to say they did not like a book without denigrating the author? I often wonder about the mentality of these people.
Q: Best way to relax after a hard day hitting the page?
Q: Your secret little guilty pleasure...
A: Baileys on ice . . . no, in truth a lot of Baileys on ice!
Q: What's your favorite book to read in the bathtub?
A: Anything by Diana Gabaldon.
H.C. Brown is a multi-published author of many genres and lives in Australia. She welcomes feedback from her readers and answers all emails. She believes every story should have a happy ending.
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