Hello and welcome Raine Delight to my site. She has so graciously agreed to be interviewed.
So lets begin…
1) First, tell us a little about yourself so the readers know who you are?
Raine answers: Thanks Sam for letting me come by today. I appreciate it. I love talking at new places. J Ok here is my official bio for you….
Raine Delight loves to be pampered by her harem of men that exist solely for her pleasure. Wait…..that was in a movie she saw. Hey, she can dream. 🙂 Raine loves to fight with her muse, attack her manuscripts and find a way to silence the many voices in her head. Inspiration hits at odd times and for Raine, a blank word document page gives her many possibilities on story ideas. Living with her two kids, a significant other who supports her every move in writing and doesn’t seem to mind she gets up at 2 am to type away on the computer. With a love for Johnny Depp, movies and 80’s hair bands, Raine finds a way to bring all her chaotic thoughts into a story that tells her readers about love and romance. SC: Nice to know more about you.
2) What made you decide to write? Was it something you accidentally began? Or what you wanted to do? Or annoying character who refused to leave until their story was told?
Raine answers: I always loved to read. Maybe because from age 13-20 I was in and out of the hospital for Cervical Spine Cancer treatments and books got me through those dark times, or it could be I just enjoyed escaping into times gone by, etc. *shrugs* It was a natural thing a few years ago to see if I could write my own story. Especially as I was reading so many TSTL (too stupid to live) characters in a variety of books. Once I opened that door…oh man, my muse, a male nut who loves to torment me, came out, introduced himself and proceeded to give me so many story ideas I had no clue what to do first. *laughs*
SC: I adore books and wouldn’t be able to live without my constantly growing collection.
3) I love hearing about first acceptances as an aspiring writer and now that I am e-published, I still love hearing about them. So tell us about that first acceptance.
Raine answers: Oh man, I wrote Sticky Magic in under a week and after letting a friend read it through, I sent it out to a few places. Within 48 hours it was accepted. You couldn’t believe how excited I was then I found out the real work behind an author’s release. Lots of marketing, making sure readers get excited by your book and everything. Plus I had this mischievous muse whispering in my ear on more story ideas. *laughs*
SC: So many people would envy you. It took me over three years.
4) Tell us about your current release? Where can readers buy it from?
Raine answers: Oh man *laughs* I have releases from August to December at Secret Cravings Publishing.
August saw the first book in my paranormal contemporary series, Devon Falls, come out. Sticky Magic introduces the readers to this little town where fate finds themost unlikely of people to fall in love.
September was all about Red Hot Magic, a bachelor/dog auction, a dream walker and a woman finding out that the dream man she has fallen in love with is real after all.
October is the first book of my twins in Devon Falls. Fiery Magic is a story of former lovers finding the strength to give love a second try amid secrets both have.
November is the second twin story and it’s about a w olf shifter finding that the one woman meant to be his is the one who drives him completely insane. *grins* One of my favourites to write.
December is a brand new, never before published Devon Falls story. Moonlight and Magic delivers a story of a Halloween masked ball, a cynical woman and a white tiger shifter finding out that love is where the heart is.
Then in 2012, I have a stand alone title called Fantasies Unbound that has a magic spell, a fae prince and magical Faberge egg helping a BBW woman find the love she deserves and needs.
5) What are you currently writing?
Raine answers: Well I am all over the place lately, in between edits and whatnot. I am finishing up a sci-fi ménage (MMF) that is my ode to my love of Firefly TV Series and Captain Jack from Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Then there is a few MM Stories that are haunting me, two new paranormal series I am adding to and I am thinking of a historical/time travel/steampunk one as well. See my muse loves *insert sarcasm* to drive me nuts with all these diverse characters yelling at me. *sighs*
SC: I can’t stop writing, I’m addicted.
6) What inspires you most when you write?
Raine answers: Depends…one time I had a Josh Groban song inspire a particular scene in a story I am writing, another was a picture, and still another was a memory with a “What if…???” aspect to it. It all depends on the mood of my muse on what inspires me.
7) What experiences have you had working with your publisher/s?
Raine answers: Well I can attest I have good and bad publishers. I won’t go into it nor will I bad mouth any of them to anyone. *shrugs* For myself, I am particular on where I now submit to and learn from my past mistakes when choosing a publisher.
8) What are you reading now?
Raine answers: *blinks at Sam* Um…in print or ebook?
In print, I am reading When Memory Fails by DW Marchwell and Nora Roberts The Next Always (For review).
In e-book, I am reading Wolfman 4 by Brannan Black, and then I have Chasing the Dream Anthology, Volley Balls by Tara Lain and many more to enjoy.
I need a clone or two just so I can relax and read all my books I have waiting for me.
SC: Any type of book lol
9) What are your guilty pleasures?
Raine answers: Well dang Sam, that’s like asking me which book I love most or what kid is my favourite. *laughs*
Actually give me cheesecake from cheesecake factory and I am in heaven. Also love eating twizzler bites (red please) and Chocolate Rollo candy.
10) What would be your advice, if any, for other aspiring authors?
Raine answers: Write, write and then write some more. Talk to more established authors, take online workshops and hone your craft.
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Thank Sam for letting me take over your blog. J Readers can find me at the following places:
Raine’s Blog: http://authorrainedelight.wordpress.com
Author/Reader Loop: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Author_Raine_Delight
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secret Cravings Publishing: www.secretcravingspublishing.com
Secret Cravings Publishing: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=products_all&filter_author=13
Barnes & Nobles Nook Store: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/red-hot-magic-devon-falls-series-book-2-raine-delight/1017482877
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Magic-Devon-Falls-ebook/dp/B005MJTIIE/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316449767&sr=1-2
Can a cynical woman find the man of her dreams in real life this Valentine’s Day?
Raven Demarco has sworn off men after one too many disastrous dates and soon begins dreaming of a mystery man who makes her feel things that she never expects to feel again. When the auction comes closer, her sensual dreams become more than she can handle and she finds herself wishing her dream man would show up and sweep her off her feet. What will she do when the man himself comes to claim her: Heart, body and soul?
Jean-Claude LeFever is a dream walker, has searched for years for his mate and finally found her in Raven. With his seduction of her in her dreams driving them wild, he makes sure to come to Devon Falls and make her his for all time as time is running out for him and their love. If she doesn’t fall in love with him by midnight, Jean-Claude is destined to walk the planes of dreams for the next hundred years before finding his love again. Can he be able to steal her heart and make her his for all time? Or will it be too late for them?
Sneak Peek Adult Excerpt:
Raven felt the soft breeze swirl and the silk sheets slither around her body like a lover’s hands. She opened her eyes and looked around. She wasn’t in her apartment, and she was naked. How the hell did that happen? Instead, she was in a dream; something was going to happen tonight, and she knew her life would change forever.
“You’re awake, I see. We have so many delicious things to do yet, my love,” a deep voice whispered. Raven shivered as desire raced through her body faster than she ever imagined.
“Who are you? What do you want of me?” Turning left, then right, she tried to figure out where the voice came from.
As the breeze swirled around the room, it caressed her body, making her nipples tighten and wetness pool in her core. Trying not to let her mystery man know how he much he affected her,
Raven tried to still her aching body with deep breaths. That is, until she spied the tall man walking toward her from the shadows.
With hair dark as midnight, a body that stormed her defenses with just a look, his blue eyes locked onto hers. He was easily six foot five and deliciously naked…with a cock begging to be suckled and licked. It was absolutely the largest one Raven had ever seen, and it grew larger with every step he took toward her. This man would give her the ultimate pleasure she had been searching for, and she would crave even more from him.
Gulping, she felt rather than saw him sit on the edge of the bed. As her gaze traveled up his body to his face, she caught laughter in his marvelous eyes as he watched her take stock of his body.
“Love, you don’t have to be afraid. You know who I am even if you don’t want to admit it. I’m your soul mate, and I’ve been searching for you for a long time. You need me as much as I need you, cheri. I am coming for you.”
Raven shivered as those words slammed into her with a force that almost had her coming onthe spot. Shifting, Raven asked again, “Who are you?”