Monday, February 28, 2011
Erotic Paranormal Romance Author Marisa Chenery Interview On Naughty Nights Press Blog Today!! Come And Find Out What It's All About!
Marissa Chenery joins me, Gina Kincade, on the Naughty Nights Press Blog today to tell us a little personal information about herself and her new release "Foreseen Hunger" availible March 2nd from Ellora’s Cave!
Hi Marisa! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to host an interview with you on Naughty Nights Press!
1. Can you share a few “tid bits” about your self? What is a typical day like for you? What “pet peeves” do you have if any?
I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband and four children. I’m stay at home mom as well as a writer. My typical day is making my school runs in the morning, writing after lunch, a school run in the late afternoon and then writing again after dinner. I don’t really have any pet peeves.
2. When did you first realize you wanted to be an author?
I think I was around 17 years old when I first decided I wanted to write.
3. What part of the story do you think is your strength to write?
I think my characters and world building are my strength.
4. Can you please share with us how old you were when you wrote your first story?
I was 17 when I started to write my first book, which I never finished. It wasn’t until I was 29 did I write and finish one. It’s called Lady Knight and is published at Siren Publishing.
5. What was your goal for yourself as a writer when you started? Did you meet or surpass it or did it change for you along the way?
My goal was to see my books published. Plus being a writer was the perfect job for me, allowing me to stay home with my kids. I did meet it when I learned about epublishers and received my first contract back in 2007.
6. How did you decide to write books in your specific genre? Was there anything that influenced your choice?
When I first starting writing I wrote historical romances, because that was what I mostly read at the time. Now I’ve made the switch to paranormal romances, which I mostly read as well.
7. How do you become inspired to write?
It was just something I enjoyed doing. I inherited the writing bug from my father.
8. Do you have a set schedule for writing or do you just go with the flow?
I do have a set schedule. I write once after lunch and once after dinner, both times between an hour and a half to two hours. I try to write around 2,000 words a day.
9. Which comes first, the story, the characters or the setting?
I usually come up with a story idea first, then the setting and finally the characters.
10. What are the elements of a great erotic romance for you?
A great erotic romance has to have great romance along with well written sex scenes. The hotter the better.
11. What are the most challenging and the most rewarding aspects of writing?
The most challenging would be submitting to publishers and then having to wait for an acceptance or a rejection. The rewarding aspect would be hearing from my readers telling me how much they love my books.
12. Can you share a little bit about your current release with us? Where can we find it?
My current release will be out at Ellora’s Cave on March 2nd. It’s the 6th book in my popular Ra’s Chosen vampire series called Foreseen Hunger. You can find it on EC’s website here http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-9127-50-foreseen-hunger.aspx.
13. If you weren't writing, what would you be doing?
I would more than likely still be a full time stay at home mom. I’ve been home with my kids since my first was born.
14. Is there a specific bit of advice you would give to an aspiring author who is looking to publish their work? Traditional or Self-Publishing, which would you suggest?
The best advice I can give is keep writing and not give up. I suggest Traditional, epublishers in particular. This route your book gets fully edited and receives some great cover art.
15. Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? Where can our readers find you?
Readers can find me at my Websitewww.marisachenery.com
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/people/Marisa_Chenery/589073615#!/pages/Marisa-Chenery/17469372449
Thank you Marisa! It’s been great getting to know more about you and your writing. I hope we will do it again real soon!
About "Foreseen Hunger"
Book six in the Ra’s Chosen series.
Takan has hidden who he is for three thousand years, but the time for secrecy is coming to an end. He knows it, and more importantly, Ra knows it. To complicate matters, Takan has found his mate. And she means more than happily-ever-after and smokin’ hot sex. She’s the key to the Chosen ending Apep’s threat to the mortal realm. Too bad Takan, and who he is, scares the bejesus out of her.
Falon lost her love years ago to the bite of an undead and has spent her nights hunting the creatures ever since. When she happens upon a man fighting the same fight as she, relief overcomes her. She’s not alone. But when she kisses him and discovers his fangs, she does what any warrior girl would do—she stabs him.
Just as they are coming to terms with their relationship, Ra drops a bomb that changes Takan forever, and Falon discovers her true destiny. The couple must come to terms with their new beginning, while bringing an end to an age-old battle.
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An Excerpt From: FORSEEN HUNGER
Copyright © MARISA CHENERY, 2011
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.
“You’ve fought the undead before,” he said in a deep, slightly accented voice.
“The undead? Is that what you call those creatures?”
“Yes. For that is what they are—undead.”
It made sense, since they decomposed so quickly once they were taken out. Remembering what he’d first said about her having fought the creatures before, she pulled herself up straighter. “It’s not the first time I’ve come across undead.”
His intense gaze looked her up and down, causing the ache in her pussy to increase. With him standing so close, she found it a fight not to reach out and see how hard his body was, especially in the area between his legs that seemed to be sporting an interesting bulge.
“The sword,” he said. “How did you know bronze is an undead’s weakness?”
She shrugged. Falon wasn’t about to tell this stranger she’d dreamed of a man’s voice two nights before her first hunt, telling her she needed a bronze sword and where she had to go to get one. And she for damn sure wouldn’t tell him her sword had already been forged, paid for with her name on the sales receipt when she’d gone to the place the voice had sent her.
When he seemed to wait for an answer, she said, “I just knew.”
“You’re very good with a sword.”
“I’ve had lots of practice.”
Silence fell between them when he took another step closer. His gaze seemed to focus harder on her, and Falon felt as if she’d become sucked into it. Unable to pull away, she didn’t move when he reached across them and placed his hand on the left side of her chest, directly over her heart.
He drew in a breath and then said almost reverently, “Falon.”
The sound of him saying her name shot a jolt of arousal through her. Her blood heated even more when an image of him and her naked, their bodies straining against each other as they had sex filled her head. It abruptly disappeared when she gasped sharply.
A few more seconds passed before he lowered his hand and clamped it around her wrist. “You’re the key,” he said.
Falon quickly tried to pull her wits together when he took a couple of steps back, taking her along with him. “What? What key?” When he didn’t answer and continued to drag her along, even though she dug in her heels, she yanked at her arm. “Stop. Where do you think you’re taking me?” she demanded.
“Where I can watch over you.”
She struggled harder. “I don’t think so. I don’t need anyone to watch over me, especially not some strange man I just met.”
He suddenly stopped walking, causing her to almost slam into his back, and turned to face her. “I’m not some strange man. My name is Takan, and you are mine.”
The possessiveness in his voice caused her pussy to clench, but the saner part of her didn’t like what he’d said…at all. Before she could think of a way to get free, Takan yanked her close so she slammed against his chest, released her wrist and buried his hand in her hair at the back of her head. His lips descended, taking hers in a kiss that just about turned her legs to jelly.
Falon didn’t normally get swept away by a man’s kiss, but with Takan it felt as if her world centered on him, all her senses attuned only on the man who held her. The scent of the cologne he wore filled her nose with each breath she took. The feel of his hard body had her resisting the urge to rub up against him. And the way he took her lips, it was no gentle exploratory kiss. It was filled with raw hunger and need, causing her to libido to soar even higher.
She kissed him back, reaching up to put a stranglehold on the front of his t-shirt while she kept the sword in her other hand pointed down at her side. When his tongue swept along the seam of her lips, she opened to allow him entrance. The feel of it twining with hers, stroking and tasting, had her becoming more excited. Pressed as she was against him, Falon felt the unmistakable ridge of his erection nestled along her belly.
A soft moan rose from her. And when Takan sucked her tongue into his mouth, she clutched his shirt tighter. She explored, stroking the roof of his mouth before running her tongue along his teeth. He groaned when she touched a rather pointed tooth. Falon shifted to the other side and found a match. Given how pointed and sharp they felt, the teeth had to be fangs.
Her mind whirling with the thought she actually kissed one of the creatures, the undead she sought to destroy each night, Falon acted as if she was still into his kiss. Slowly, so as not to alert him to what she did, she lifted her sword arm, pulled it back and stabbed the tip into Takan’s stomach. With a grunt of pain, his hold loosened and Falon pushed him away, taking a step back to watch him start to decompose.
But when Takan only pressed his hand against his stomach and it came away red with blood, Falon shook her head. Had she made a terrible mistake? She shook her head again. “How can you be bleeding? You have fangs. I felt them. You have to be one of those creatures, only a type I’ve never seen before.”
“I bleed because I’m not one of the undead. I’m very much alive.”
Falon backed away. “Then what are you? A vampire? You aren’t exactly human. You’re still standing. A normal person would be down for the count after receiving a belly wound.”
“It takes a lot more than this to take me out.” Takan took a few steps toward her, but stopped short when she held her sword in front of her. “It’s all right, Falon. I won’t hurt you.”
He smiled as if to reassure her, flashing the fangs she’d felt while they’d kissed. The horror of the night five years before came rushing back. Inside her head, all she saw was what she’d thought had been a man lunging at her as he tried to bite her with sharp fangs. Even worse was the image of her boyfriend having his neck torn into by the very thing she’d barely managed to escape.
Fighting the fear that threatened to take her over—something she hadn’t allowed to happen since that horrific night—Falon spun on her heel and fled. Without looking behind her to see if Takan followed, she ran as fast as her legs would carry her.