Erotic Romance Author
And The Winner Is…
Well, first, thank you for participating in my short contest 😉 I really enjoyed reading the responses to my questions. It allows me, as a writer, to get a feel for what readers are looking for when they pick up a book.
Curious to know how I would have answered those questions myself? Although my answers could ramble on and on, I’ll give you the “in-a-nutshell” version 🙂
Here are my answers:
As far as genres go, I love reading anything paranormal or fantasy related. Anything. I love werewolves, vampires, faeries, ghosts, witches, demons, you name it 🙂 In the end, it’s the story, the characters, and the plot that draws me in.
As for personalities? Umm, well, I think you all know what type of characters I tend to gravitate towards. I’m a sucker for a strong, seemingly impenetrable alpha male whose woman can turn him to mush. Any male character, for me, needs that softness towards his female, whether the book opens with it or he developes it along the way.
However, there’s always something fun and exciting when you meet a seemingly carefree male that hides deep, dark secrets his woman fights to unlock. Hmmmm, sounds like a story there…
I like heroines who discover something about themselves. Women who grow due to the situations they must face. They might start off weak or naive, but events throughout the story build them in confidence, strength-inside and out, and independence. A heroine can start off strong and find a softness within herself due to the situations she’s forced to face, as well. In that, she’s still growing as a woman, a character, and hopefully, someone we can relate to. We’ve all been in situations where we might feel helpless, but we pull ourselves out of that ditch and become better for it.
So, there are my answers. Again, I really enjoyed reading your comments and look forward to more!
And now, for the winner of an advanced reader’s copy of Wild Hunts (in eformat) is………
Congratulations! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your email addy.
Remember, if you’re interested in Wild Hunts, it’s available for a discounted price until September 5th at www.bookstrand.com/wild-hunts!
In addition to my release tomorrow, I will be posting a poll starting Tuesday. I would love to know who your favorite alpha male from the BML series is. Let me know why!