May 12 2015 Romance Weekly

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Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

So glad you have joined us this week. The authors of Romance Weekly are to conduct a character interview of our choosing today. How exciting! Xio Axelrod, author of The Calum, is before me in today's hop. She created today's great interview questions.

Circle of Lies

Circle of Lies

Circle of Fantasies

Circle of Fantasies

I'm interviewing Cameron Mason. He volunteered and really wouldn't stop bothering me until I sat down and started asking questions. Cameron is a part of my Sixxer world and so far makes his appearance in Circle of Lies and Circle of Fantasies. He is the leader of the M83 team, Omega, which is a Sixxer military group fighting against the human military, Chasers. This isn't Cameron's first rodeo but of course he really didn't want to talk shop and he loved the interview questions. 

Here's what I envision Cameron to look like, a blonder version of Jensen Ackles. While Cameron doesn't have his own story right now, I know there is one percolating in the back of my mind. One day he'll just start talking and never shut up until his story is finished. 

Left Image from   http://fashions-cloud.com/pages/j/jensen-ackles-2014-wallpaper/

Left Image from http://fashions-cloud.com/pages/j/jensen-ackles-2014-wallpaper/

Middle Image from     http://lisapietsch.com/2015/01/hot-guys-in-sweaters-jensen-ackles/

Middle Image from http://lisapietsch.com/2015/01/hot-guys-in-sweaters-jensen-ackles/

Right Image   from http://www.polyvore.com/jensen_ackles/collection?id=2946437

Right Image from http://www.polyvore.com/jensen_ackles/collection?id=2946437

 

On to the interview... 

Fiona: What’s your favorite word? 

Cameron:

I love words. You want me to pick just one? Don't know if I can. Let's see... I'd have to go with bibliomania. I mean you can't go wrong with a word that has mania tacked on the end of it. This is a secret I keep close, but I own a Kindle. 

Fiona: What is your fondest childhood memory?

Cameron:

Fishing with my Granddad. We'd go down to the lake behind his cabin and sit for hours, start before sunrise. Sometimes we'd talk about what was going on in our lives. For me, there wan't much to talk about, but I was a motor mouth. I mean I was a kid. He would listen and answer my questions with extreme care. A lot of the time we sat in quiet with only the sounds of the lake and trees. My grandfather was a man of few words so when he did share some "old man" wisdom (Cameron laughs at this) I listened. We'd have enough fish at mid-day to take home and my Mom would fry them up and we'd have the best lunch. By the end of summer, I was sick and tired of fish. I miss those days and him. 

Fiona: What one thing in your past do you wish you could do differently?

Cameron:

I think I would have gone to college instead of going into the military. I mean this is hypothetical, right? Because I love my work in M83 and helping Sixxers has become my life's mission, but I would have liked to study art history and taken some creative writing classes. Mom said I always had an active imagination and would indulge my storytelling as a kid. I would have liked being able to do more with that. But honestly, I still do write an occasional yarn - as my granddad would've called it - and I have perfected the cover I created for those emails and messages I send to my mother. If I told her in real life I help aliens in trouble, she'd have me committed. 

Fiona: Vanilla or Chocolate? 

Cameron:

Vanilla. It's a classic that never gets old and goes with anything. Or... both depending on my mood (He give me a mischievous grin). 

Fiona: If you could have lunch with one famous person (alive or not) who would it be and why?

Cameron:

You might think it would be some literary type since I wanted to go to college but I'd loved to have lunch with Carl Sagan. I'd like to know his thoughts on alien life and compare it to the reality that's going on right now. Would Sagan have imagined the changes that would happen to humans after decades of Sixxer and Nexus influences? If he were alive to discuss the Nexus and how Sixxers are able to tap into it - that would be an awesome lunch conversation. And I like to see if he would order a cheeseburger and cheesecake for dessert.

Cameron is a junk food-a-holic. There you have it. A little bit of the psyche that's Cameron Mason.  

Hop on over to Elizabeth Janette's blog, author of Redemption for Liars, to find out which of her character's agreed (or volunteered) to the interview. 

See you next week!

April 7 2015 Romance Weekly

#LoveChatWrite

#LoveChatWrite

Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

We are back this week with a request from Victoria Barbour, author of Against Her Rules & 21st Century Rake. She wants me to show her the cast of characters for my most recent work in progress. 

Against Her Rules

Against Her Rules

21st Century Rake

21st Century Rake

Romance Writer's Weekly is a fun hop. You can start anywhere and hop to discover some amazing authors. For instance Raine Balkera, author of Sing To Me, is before me in the hop. If you haven't stopped by make sure to check out her blog. 

Edits on Circle of Fantasies is getting ready to slam my schedule. No better time then to revive the cast of characters and find out what all the fuss is about. I plan to have Circle of Fantasies out late summer / early fall of 2015.  

Circle of Fantasies

Circle of Fantasies

Summary: Circle of Fantasies 

In a quest to find her father, Mia Wendel is drawn into an alien conspiracy. Partnered with the sexy Daniel she has no room for romance. As they dig deeper into her father's corporation they learn Mia has alien DNA. Can Daniel still accept her love? 

Daniel Anderson falls for Mia at first sight. Forced to work together their closeness forms an impenetrable bond. Desires filter into thoughts and dreams. When Daniel's research targets Mia for experiments they fight for their freedom and the truth.

Main Cast of Characters:

Mia Wendel:

Mia is a recent college graduate who just found out her biological father isn't the man who raised her. She also finds out that she's not completely human. Her conservative and straight forward life is thrown into a tailspin because of this knowledge. She is a ball of energy in her quest to discover who her father is and doesn't have time for the moon dog eyes Daniel gives her or the secret desires he forces her to acknowledge.

Daniel Anderson:

Daniel is a total geek who likes to pump iron and watch watch sci-fi films. He's a physically fit research scientist who is into gadgets most specifically nanobots. The tiny robots are being developed by the company he works for and that's when and where he meets Mia. He falls hard and fast for Mia. He's a lover not a fighter until his girl is put in harms way. 

Kyle and Stephen Belrich:

Owners of the company where Mia and Daniel work. Also, Kyle is Mia's biological father and an evil SOB. Kyle wants the nanobots in order to experiment on aliens he has captured in secret facilities around the world. Stephen is Mia's half brother and responsible for shipping Mia off for some fun experiments once they find out she's part alien. Stephen really only cares about money.

Rachel Wendel:

Mia's mother is a scientist. She once collaborated with Kyle Belrich on the experiments he is so fond of. She was driven and cold hearted in her pursuit of knowledge, often experimenting on herself - until she was pregnant with Mia. Rachel put all of her passion into keeping her child safe. She'll do whatever is necessary to keep Kyle from her daughter.

Thom Robbins:

Thom is a part of Kyle Belrich's team in charge of the alien experiments. Thom's goal is to have a child with alien power or somehow attain the power for himself. He uses all of them in order to meet these goals. 

Daniel and Mia have a lot of challenges in Circle of Fantasies. 

Thanks for reading about my work in progress this week. Hop on over to author Eden Ashe to read about the cast of characters in her latest work in progress. Enjoy! Hope to see you next week.