Wednesday, 22 August 2007

The Wednesday Interview

Once again it’s time for the Wednesday interview and another hot cover to tantalize you with. This week’s brilliant author Carol Lynne talk about her newest release Garron’s Gift. Next week’s is Family Jewels brilliant author Rita Sable.

Garron’s Gift – The blurb
Garron Greeley thought he had it all—a great new job and the man of his dreams to call his own. When his lover Sonny sprang the idea of a commitment ceremony on him, Garron couldn’t have been happier. Except for a few men, the town seemed supportive of their relationship, and many showed up to witness their special day. The ceremony is everything he hoped for, until an act of bigoted violence shatters Garron’s world, leaving his new husband in a pool of blood in the middle of the street. He’s left wondering if asking for everything will leave him with nothing.

Working with his new brother-in-law, Garron sets out to prove the identity of the shooter and bring him to justice. Along the way he learns that true love can have many different forms.
The Interview

1. You have some sizzling sex scenes in your book. How hard is it to write sex and make it convincing?

Boy, you really start off with a bang, so to speak. Well, my style has changed a little since I first started writing sex scenes, but it also depends on my mood. I find the frenzied passion driven scenes much easier to write than the slow love scenes. Of course, my favorite is always the first-time scenes. I love those, the discovery and the passion. Ooh, I’m getting goose bumps just thinking about them. I’m going to have to go write one, but I’ll be back.

Okay, I’ve written my scene and smoked an after orgasm cigarette, I’m much calmer now. Let’s continue.

2. Romance and the condom. How hard do you find to slip it in or on when the action is hot between characters?

Almost impossible. I tend to find a way around it if I can, because nothing says sexy like a day-glow condom in the middle of a love scene.

3. Do you think romance just happens or do you make your characters work for it?

Sex just happens. Romance, I make my boys work for. Usually I use real-life men as my character models, and many of them don’t have a clue what romance is. It usually takes the other partner to teach them, just like most women have to teach their men.

4. What is it about your hero that makes him irresistible to women?

Irresistible to me, or to the average woman? Hmm…I’m pretty damn easy I guess, because you give me a character with overly-long shaggy hair and a couple of tattoos and I’m there. Other women might be different but since I’m the one who has to get in the mood in order to write the love scenes, I let my libido guide me. Hopefully my own sense about what is sexy isn’t too terribly off the mark.

5. Do you think readers want to escape or do they want to identify with a character?

I’d like to believe they like the escape. Unless there are a lot of readers out there who know long-haired tough biker dudes with tattoos and hearts of gold. Although, it would be nice to read a book about a studly hero coming to whisk a woman away from the chores of laundry and cleaning toilets. In the real world, the stud would probably whisk the woman off to his own house to do laundry and clean toilets. Nope, I’ll stick with the escape.

6. What do you think is the most important thing to remember when writing romance?

If you, as the writer, don’t feel like you are right there in bed with your characters, the reader won’t either. I laugh and cry with my characters, and when the sex starts, well…..

7. What are you working on now?

Right now, I’m working on several books for Total-e-bound. I have another already plotted and ready to start as soon as I finish my last book in the Good-time Boys series. The new series is tentatively titled Cattle Valley.

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anny cook said...

Good interview as always. Beautiful cover, Carol. Very yummy.

Kelly Kirch said...

Wooooooooooooooooow! I LIKE that cover. Nice tats. Nice pecs. Just. Mmm-mmm good.

Oh! and good job on the interview you two.

Amarinda Jones said...

Pity he bats for the other team in the story