Mar 18, 2011
Do you have any hobbies?
Oh yeah! I love to sew (right now mostly on my steampunk costumes). I garden, grow my own herbs, cook and bake way too much, can my own veggies, drink tea with my friends, watch movies, ride a horse and a quad and paint.
What do you like to read?
Things with happy endings or great action adventure and research books on history, mythology and lore.
Can you tell us some of your favorite books you’ve read?
Loved Amazonia by James Rollins, all of the Bridgerton books by Julia Quinn, Yasmin Galenorn’s Otherworld series, Cherry Adair’s T-FLAC books.
What are your favorite types of Heroes &/ or heroines?
It depends on what I’m writing! Sometimes I’m loving my ultra smart heroine with a chip on her shoulder and sometimes I like the woman with quiet confidence who’s actions speak louder than she does. For heroes I like them witty and sometimes sarcastic, but underneath it all a heart of gold who would do anything for the heroine
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m the half Sicilian half German progeny of a slightly mad (NASA) scientist and a tea-drinking bibliophile who turned our family dining room into a library. I had a very difficult time learning how to read because I’m dyslexic, but I always loved to tell stories. My mother, who was a teacher, spent a lot of time working with me, but it wasn’t until about fifth grade I really got it. I went to a very tiny high school where there were 400 kids grades 9-12. I went to college getting a degree in Mass Communications then worked in public relations for almost twenty years, from multi-million dollar corporations, for the largest pr agency in Arizona and eventually for myself, opening my own boutique agency focused on fiction authors. I helped two clients get selected for the Kelly Ripa Book Club on LIVE! With Regis and Kelly and all the while kept writing. I’ve lived in California, Oregon, Arizona and Washington, but I’m definitely a West Coast girl. I love the combo of the snow-capped mountains and the ocean. I’m married to my high school sweetheart who took me to the PROM, even though my parents made my little brother sit between us in the back seat of the car. When I’m not writing, I’m volunteering at the school, giving classes online, hanging out with my family, gardening, obsessing about tea and hats, and in general taking care of things around our little mini farm about an hour outside of Seattle.
Tanzanite Blue (also known as periwinkle).
Flying Fox Jasmine shower gel from LUSH.com, OMG, it’s intoxicating.
Chocolate (of course!)
BIG shampoo from LUSH.com.
STARDUST, Princess Bride, Krull, all the Indiana Jones movies, the Lara Croft movies, all the Back to the Future movies, Wanted, James Bond flicks with Sean Connery/Roger Moore or Pierce Brosnan, Lost Boys, John Tucker Must Die.
How did you first get into writing? Has it always been your dream?
I started writing first as a journalist in high school, then went on to work for newspapers and freelance for national magazines. My first novel took shape when I was seventeen and got stuffed under the bed until after college when I joined Romance Writers of America and found an amazing resource of information and encouragement. It only took 20 years, two agents, and several finished books before I ever sold, to become an overnight success! It’s been a dream for a long, long time.JJBC ~ What genre do you write?
I write paranormal romances, steampunk (Victorian set science fiction - mine has a paranormal flair), young adult books, historical romances and occasionally an action adventure.
Do you have any must haves when you sit down to write?
A cup of hot tea with milk and splenda and a keyboard! I hate writing long-hand because my fingers can’t keep up with my thoughts. I also like to have the music playlist for the book I’m working on running in the background and sometimes a scented candle.
Can you tell us how a typical writing day for you is?
I’m usually at my keyboard by 6 am checking email, twittering, answering questions from New York, working on promotion or marketing details or edits and moving my huge fat calico out from in front of my screen so I can see. I work on those things until I have to get the kidlets up and ready for school. Once I’ve taken care of them and fed the horse, chickens, rabbits, cats, and dog, then I grab a cup of tea and head back to the keyboard and work on edits, writing or research until about an hour before lunch. I’ll try to get a half hour of exercise, eat something, then go back to work until three. After that, it’s family time until nine or so. If I’ve got my pages done for the day, I’ll head to bed and read. If not It’s back to work until the pages are done.
What is one thing you think sets you apart from other authors?
On the business side I’ve seen and done everything a New York Times bestseller has done, only standing right behind them as their publicist, so I have a very clear sense of what this industry is and isn’t. On the writing side, it’s the very different worlds I create in the paranormal realm that people comment on most.
Whats the best thing about being an author?
I get to make a difference by doing something I enjoy. Everyone needs a small respite from the real world now and then, and I know a book can sometimes truly be the best medicine when you just need to get away.
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
BITCHOK = Butt In Chair Hands On Keyboard. The only way you will make it as a writer is to write. Be persistent. Always look for ways to improve your craft, simplify what you do and be more productive. Always remember that if you want to be treated like a professional, you have to act like a professional from day one. Not everyone is destined to be an author. How do you know if you are? Ask yourself if you could walk away and do something else. If in less than a day you realize you’d be writing anyway, just to keep all that stuff from filling up your head, then you my friend, might be a writer.
Pizza or burger ~ Pizza, hello, Italian?
Dress or jeans ~ Jeans
Highlander or vampire ~ Oh, please can I have both?
Fire or water ~ Fire
Up or down ~ Up
Black or white ~ Black, it’s more slimming and doesn’t have to be dry cleaned as often!
Half full or half empty ~ Half-full
Day or night ~ Day
Star trek or star wars ~ Star Wars
Sword or gun ~ Both! Why take chances? Luck favors the prepared.
Eyes or mouth ~ Eyes
Strawberry or cherry ~ Cherry
Old or new ~ Old, preferably Victorian.
High or low ~ High
Shower or bath ~ Bath (the bubble bars from LUSH are incredible, just sayin’)
Paperback or hardback ~ Paperback
Desktop or laptop ~ Desktop
Coke or pepsi ~ Coke with a splash of amaretto please.
Winter or summer ~ Summer
Dog or cat ~ Cats, yeah, baby!
The Truth About Vampires
Harlequin Nocturne - Vampire Romance
March 1, 2011
Pulling back the veil on a world shrouded in darkness, Theresa Meyers' stunning debut reveals a sinfully handsome vampire whose secret is about to exposed...
All her life Seattle reporter Kristin Reed sought her breakout story. She never thought she'd find it in the crimson lair of a real life creature of the night. Kristin never believed vampires existed—until with dark brooding eyes and a decadent chocolate scent, Dmitri Dionotte called out to her...
Dmitri and his clan's true nature was cloaked in secrecy until a warring vampire order threatened their existence. Kristin was just the woman he needed. She couldn't resist their story...or Dmitri. Her blood pulsed hot and furious when he touched her, and with his kiss, all logic fled. But each night she spent with her vampire lover brought her closer to death and destruction. A death not even an immortal could triumph over.
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