Saturday, May 16, 2015

Spotlight Author of the Week: Carol Pavliska

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Carol Pavliska began her writing career as a family humor columnist and blogger, a pursuit she abandoned when her children became old enough to realize they were being exploited. To save them from further embarrassment, she turned to writing fiction.

Her debut novel is a steamy contemporary romance, so unfortunately, the kids are still embarrassed.

When she’s not creating unrealistic expectations as a romance writer (ripped abs, dramatic temperaments, and eyes like bottomless pools of Hey Girl), she functions quite nicely in her real world, which consists of a delightfully stable husband and five children.
Carol and her husband, both die hard Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, raise their vegan brood of mortified offspring on a cattle ranch in South Texas. No lie.

To learn more about Carol, visit her website at www.carolpavliskabooks.com, or connect with her on social media:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/carolpavliska
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Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Fort Collins, CO 80525

Title: Color Me Crazy
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Imprint: Entangled Select

Never fall for a rockstar…
Julian Wheaton views the world through a kaleidoscope of synesthesia, seeing the colors of every sound he hears. His life as an iconic rock guitarist was a stressful psychedelic trip that nearly destroyed him. Now he’s abandoned the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle for the peaceful sanctity of his recording studio, but when fiery Cleo Compton comes to work for him, she brings chaos with her.

Cleo Compton has had her flings with rockstars—and it’s left her wary and bruised. Julian may have those sexy bedroom eyes and drool-worthy tattoos, but Cleo is determined to keep things strictly professional—until Julian turns out to be every dream she’s ever chased. When he risks it all to hit the road with a band again, Cleo fears he’ll return as the one thing she can no longer abide—a rockstar.

New Release: Axman Werebear Book 5 by T.S. Joyce

Diem Daye has led a sheltered life. As the only breeding female of her kind, her father has kept her tucked away and heavily guarded. But when he makes a deal behind her back, and marries her off to a local lumberjack werebear, she fights everything that is expected of her. As the dust settles and she begins to realize just how special her arranged union to Bruiser Keller is, she’ll have to decide to make the ultimate sacrifice for her kind, or live and love in the safety of her new mate’s protection. 

Bruiser made a deal with a legendary shifter to save his family, but the consequences run deep when he returns home to the Asheland Mobile Park. Now he must marry a woman he’s never met, and if Diem’s pissed off countenance is anything to go by, she doesn’t want this pairing any more than he does. Bruiser vows to soften her hardened heart, but her secrets could bring danger to his beloved Ashe Crew, and could alter the course of his life forever. 

Love comes at a cost for shifters like Bruiser and Diem. If they want a real shot at happiness, they’ll have to learn how to survive each other.

New Release: Dakota's Autumn by Savannah Morga

Flowers can be beautiful,
For over twenty years Shane Black has been a man searching; searching for his missing twin brother, searching for the man who tore his family apart, searching for a way to reclaim his identity, searching for home. In the middle of a mission where his cover is blown, Shane awakens to find himself in a shack in the middle of South America where the beautiful little flower who saved his life has left him and taken the formula he was sent to recover. Now he must find his way home with the few items she has left for him and start a new search. For her.
Flowers can be deadly,
When Autumn is abducted by the man responsible for destroying Shane’s family, he must face his personal demons and join forces with those he holds responsible for betraying Autumn.While Shane and the Deadly Flowers race to bring Autumn home safely, she stumbles onto what Shane has searched most of his life for, but will they be too late to end the reign of terror of a mad man.
Flower can be healing.
Autumn Bennett is a woman of many talents and secrets. A top rate trauma surgeon and a master of Dim Mak, she is as complicated and deadly as the flower she is named after, the Autumn Crocus, a flower known to have both healing and life-threatening properties. Autumn’s professional life is turned upside down when she is falsely accused of killing a patient. At odds as to what she should do she turns to the family business, a private security firm where her cousins have banded together to create an all female covert ops team, the Deadly Flowers. Using her skills as a healer, and her mastery of Dim-Mak, Autumn winds her way in and out of her two careers searching for answers to where she belongs, in her life, in her complicated family and the man who fascinates her above anyone else.

First Meeting in the Desert

About the Author

I have traveled the world, dove the deepest sea, climbed the highest mountains. I’ve fought against tyranny and injustice, and brought evil to a grinding halt. I have been a queens handmaiden, made kings and lived the life of a princess. I’ve built realms and destroyed empires. I have owned businesses and been work drone. I’ve been a desperate housewife and the sexy neighbor next door. I’ve ran fortune 500 companies and been a irreplaceable assistant. I have written PR campaigns for product and evil candidates alike. I have built towns, created lovely art, photographed the world and produced crafty little items. I have been betrayed, found the answer to the secret within the lie, and found love in the most unlikely places. I have scratched and clawed my way out of dissolute situations and I have caused those I love pain. I can fly a fighter jet and swoop in for a rescue in a chopper taking fire. I can dismantle a bomb. Find a cure for the worst diseases. I can shift into any creature I wish to be. I am magical. I am a Warrior Goddess who will smite you down or send a faerie in to help you find true love. I am all these things and more...in the fertile depths of my imagination.
In truth, I live in Central MS with my husband and two dogs and live a simple life, which I love. I have an adventurous spirit and thoroughly enjoy seeing new places while meeting new and interesting people.

Where to find Savannah Morgan:

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Free Ebook: Bitter Sweet by R.C. Stephens


Get your hands on Bitter Sweet Love by R.C. Stephens for FREE from May 15 - 19.

After enduring an abusive childhood and having her heart broken by the only boy she trusts, Alexis White vows never to let anyone hurt her again. She’s left her troubled past behind and starts a new life at college. For the past seven years, her social calendar has been filled with frat parties, drinking, and meaningless sexual hook-ups. Until one night she unexpectedly gets saved by a tall, dark, and handsome French foreigner, Luc Blanchard. He’s charming, sophisticated, and very interested in Lexi, who has presented herself as a challenge when she tells him relationships aren’t her thing.
She finds herself sucked in by his own intriguing past. But everything changes when Dylan Priestley, the gorgeous boy who broke her heart and shattered her faith in friendship and love, suddenly shows up in her life again while back home on a visit. Dylan doesn’t hide his feelings for Lexi, but she can’t forgive or forget being betrayed by the one person she ever truly loved.
Despite the pain Dylan’s caused her, Lexi is once again drawn to the blue-eyed boy-next-door. Will Lexi choose the man who seems perfect but hides a dark side or the boy who smashed her heart into pieces so many years ago? 

New Release: London Bound (London Lovers #3) by Amy Daws

Amy Daws
London Bound (London Lovers #3)
Release Date: May 14, 2015


***After falling in love with "us" in the first two installments of the London Lovers Series, now...it's Leslie's turn in this spicy series stand alone.***

When Leslie Lincoln, a spunky, red-headed American, suffers an awkward moment with an arousingly-sexy British man—she thinks her life can't get any more pathetic. 

She's done with men. 
She doesn't need them. 
She especially doesn't need their muscular thighs. 
No siree, she's going to forget all about the brooding, complicated, and seductive "Theo" who captivated her on the dance floor of a London nightclub. 

Keep telling yourself that, Lez..... 

Immersing herself into a new type of romantic cleanse, Leslie thinks she'll never lay eyes on Theo again. But somehow, he's managed to bulldoze his way back in—her cheetah-print onesie pajamas be damned. 

He wants more. 
She wants to run. 
But he can’t seem to let her go.

Both of them have a past—and neither want to share. 

How can love possibly survive in darkness?


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“I think you need a spruce, Lez,” he states deadpan.
“A spruce? And what the hell does that entail?”
“Like a spa visit?” Angela asks excitedly.
“Not a spa exactly. More like…a cleanse.” Frank fixes a salacious grin on me as he appears excited for what he has in mind. I squirm, feeling nervous about where the hell this is going.
“I’ve done cleanses before, they are miserable,” Angela says, dramatically raising her glass and taking a drink.
“This is a different kind of cleanse. It could be miserable for Leslie, but I know many mates who would bloody love it.”
“What’s involved?” I ask warily. Why the hell would I agree to something that might make me miserable?
“It’s…what I would call…a seven-step program. You have to follow all of the steps in order to gain the maximum benefits and achieve full happiness. Do you agree to it?”
“Agree to what? To doing this crazy cleanse that I have no clue what’s even involved? Absolutely not! I can’t even drink black coffee, Frank. If this cleanse drink tastes disgusting, I can’t do it.”
“Nothing will taste disgusting on this cleanse, I assure you,” he replies cryptically.
“I don’t know.”
“You need this, Leslie. You’ve been in a funk ever since Finley got engaged to that sex monster, Brody.”
I blanch. Frank has a huge man-crush on Brody. It all started when he got a full-frontal Magic Mike image of Brody and Finley one morning at the house. Brody’s a good-looking guy, don’t get me wrong. But I see him more like a brother.
“So, this cleanse you’re suggesting will get me out of this funk?”
“Without question,” Frank says, and turns his wide brown eyes on me. He’s sincere. I can see it in his demeanor. He genuinely wants me to do this.
“I’m not interested in a boyfriend, Frank. I don’t want a relationship.”
“That’s not what this is about. I promise.”
I smirk sneakily and Frank jumps up thrusting his hands into the air in victory, knocking his chair down in the meantime. Several people gawk at his obnoxious display.
Holy balls. This is Frank. What have I gotten myself into?

About Author
Amy Daws is a goof of epic proportions. She enjoys making dumb videos and laughing at herself...a lot. It gets awkward. She thinks she should have tried her hand at improv theater but figured she'd learn how life looks behind the lens of a camera first. 

She also thinks talking about herself in the third person isn't awkward at all. 

Amy lives in South Dakota with her husband, Kevin, and their miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy’s first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. 

Amy's contemporary romance books are a part of the The London Lovers Series and currently have two installments out with more to come. Her writing style is emotional and self-deprecating with awkward humor sprinkled in. Basically, if she makes you cry happy and sad tears...she's achieved her goal. Extra points if you have to blow your nose. 

Amy's inspiration for writing is and always will be her six precious angel babies and her daughter, Lorelei. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake’s theme song or stuffing themselves inside children’s-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn’t do for their little miracle.

Review of Bear-ever Yours (Polar Heat Book 1) by Terry Bolryder

Leah Maitland isn't expecting much when she wins an unexpected, all-expenses paid trip to the Caribbean. Just some sunshine, fruity drinks, and maybe a break from her demanding job as an office manager to the worst boss ever. She definitely isn't expecting Sky Weston, a hot, athletic local dive instructor with surfer blond hair and Caribbean blue eyes who seems determined to rock her world. 

Sky is tall, intensely handsome and a polar bear shifter whose family moved to warmer climates. From the moment he looks into Leah's sparkling brown eyes from across the room, he knows he wants the curvaceous beauty for his own. 

But as things heat up in the Caribbean, danger is also close on their heels. And if Sky can't convince Leah to trust the passion igniting between them, he might just lose her to the evil bear that is willing to do anything to make her his.

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★ 
Bear-Ever Yours is the first book in Terry Bolryder's, Polar Heat series. This whirlwind short story lives up to its name and delivers a forever kind of HEA for bear shifters, Sky and Leah. It all begins when Leah Maitland wins a two week vacation to a tropical paradise in the Cayman Islands. The only thing is one, she didn't enter the contest to begin with and two it might be too good to be true.

The book is simply sweet and entertaining.  Sky's bear recognizes its mate instantly and it’s only a matter of time before he will convince Leah that she is his forever mate.  Leah is naive to the shifter world and frighten by the urges she feels to connect with Sky.  He is a comfort for her.  She is carrying a burden that frightens her and feels trapped in her job.  Especially with Leah’s boss stalking her.

There are some twists that take unexpected turns and insure that the storyline is well developed. The insight into the secondary characters allows for the set-up of the next book in this series. It also includes more hot bodies and sizzling ‘Polar Bear’ shifters in search of their forever mates.  

Hero: Sky Weston 4 stars
Heroine: Leah Maitland 4 stars
Steam: 4 stars 
Plot: 4 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is a fun filled sexy shifter read that will keep you entertained until the last page. After all it is set in the Caribbean!

Would I recommend this author: Yes! This is a welcomed addition to my library and I look forward to the author’s next installment.

Buy Links: Amazon US

New Release: The Alphabet Wedding by Andie M. Long

Gabe Gregory is BACK!!
THE ALPHABET WEDDING (Novella) out now.

Overhearing a conversation about my wedding I declare that I’ll organise it. Gabe Gregory, Wedding Planner. What the hell was I thinking? Then Ronnie challenges me to make it an Alphabet Wedding.  We do know I’m fond of my Alphabet. I’m sure it’ll be a piece of (wedding) cake.  Right?

Genre: Erotic Romance/Comedy 18+
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Sale: Life Next Door by J.D. Hollyfield


In Excitement for the release of Book Three  in the Love Not Included series on May 19th! LIFE NEXT DOOR is running a HUGE WEEKEND SALE! ! DON’T MISS OUT! #sale #lovenotincluded #humor #laughoutloud #jdhollyfield

All books can be read as a stand alone! Enjoy! It’s a great weekend to snuggle up and get some love and humor!

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Friday, May 15, 2015

New Release: Mermen (The Mermen Trilogy Book 1) by Mimi Jean Pampfiloff

Mimi Jean Pampfiloff
Mermen (The Mermen Trilogy Book 1)


They’ve got something he wants.

INFAMOUS BACHELOR and SELF-MADE BILLIONAIRE ROEN DORAN IS A BASTARD. Yes, he knows it. And no, he doesn’t care. He’s got money and power, and he depends on no one. But when his estranged father dies, willing him a secret island, Roen will come face to face with an even bigger secret: its occupants. And these savage, sea-obsessed warriors are quick to make their position clear: Leave now or die.

There’s only one problem. Nobody tells Roen what to do. Ever. Oh, and one other thing. He’s just met the island’s other new “guest” and something about her brings out his possessive side.

SOLE SHIPWRECK SURVIVOR LIV STRATTON had been adrift at sea for ten grueling days when salvation miraculously appeared: an uncharted island. Only, the deceivingly beautiful men who live there aren’t interested in saving her. No, not at all. Because they somehow believe she is their property, a gift from the ocean to do with as they please. This is not good.

Her only hope? Billionaire Roen Doran, of all people. A man who’s said to care for nothing and no one. But if he’s so heartless, then why is he about to risk everything to help her?

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About the Author:

Before taking up a permanent residence in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mimi spent time living near NYC (became a shopaholic), in Mexico City (developed a taste for very spicy food), and Arizona (now hates jumping chollas, but pines for sherbet sunsets). Her love of pre-Hispanic culture, big cities, and romance inspires her to write when she’s not busy with kids, hubby, work, and life…or getting sucked into a juicy novel. 

She hopes that someday, leather pants for men will make a big comeback and that her writing might make you laugh when you need it most.

Q&A with Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

-Why did you want to become an author?

I sort of stumbled on it about four years ago when I rediscovered my love of reading. I just couldn’t get enough of those romance novels! I’m not sure if I just needed a creative outlet to supplement my not-so-creative day job or I just needed an escape from stress, but I literally woke up one day and said, “Hey, I’m going to write a book!” That book ended up being ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE WITH A GOD, which I self-published in 2012 and have sold over 100K copies.

-What would you say to those who are thinking about becoming writers?

The journey needs to be a selfish one, all about you. Yes, that’s right. Me. Me. Me. Say it loud and say it proud. Shamelessly write what you love because it makes you happy and because it enriches your life. If you write for everyone else or to chase fame and fortune, you’ll end up miserable. You can’t please everyone, and the fame and fortune part may never come. But write for the love of it, and you’ll win no matter what.

-How did you come up with the idea of Mermen?

I love stories where the unlovable or revolting are turned into something we all can’t help but fall in love with. Example: Who didn’t love Warm Bodies? The dude is a zombie and eats brains, but most of us were probably loving him from the first moment.

And when I wrote the ACCIDENTAL SERIES, I was kind of going after the same thing. Mayan gods are NOT sexy. They just aren’t. But creating a world where that just wasn’t true was so much fun. And my gods aren’t just sexy, they make you laugh.

Anyway, when I decided to tackle another similar “taboo,” I wanted something that would really, really push me. So I chose a species I find hard to get turned on by.

Half-fish men can be pretty, but they’re not sexy! (For me, anyway.) But that was part of the fun!  Reinventing the entire folklore surrounding mermen and mermaids and turning it into something that would turn the mermen-haters into mermen-lovers.  

-What or who inspired you to write?

Twilight. Yes, yes. Say anything you like, but when I was younger, I read Anne Rice’s books. School, especially college, destroyed any love of reading I had given the amount of time I spent with my head buried in a book. Grad school only deepened my hatred of all things paper. But one day, my son MADE me go see Twilight. That reminded me of the stories I used to love. I then started reading Charlaine Harris and everything else Paranormal I could get my hands on. Then that fateful day in came when I woke up and said…”Dang, I want to write a book! But my vampires will be dorky, and my heroines will be real women who are quirky and weird and know it. My gods will be sexy and dysfunctional and need humans to help them grow. How fun!”

-What was the hardest part of writing Mermen?

First I had to figure out what turns most Paranormal fans off about the mermen species. “I think they smell like fish.” “Where are their penises?” “How do they have sex?” “Living in the ocean sucks. Who wants a fantasy about that?” “They seem kind of wimpy compared to a vampire.”

Then I had to build a new species around that, while figuring out how to make them mermen, but…NOT mermen.  See? Not easy! LOL.

-Favorite place to write
My backyard when it’s sunny.

-What genre do you feel you couldn't possibly write and why?
Military Suspense. I can’t seem to get warm and fuzzy when I’ve got to use military lingo.

-When will the third one come out?

I’m aiming for November.  Not sure yet if it will be late or early.

-What did Cimil think about all these Merman?
She’d want to make them all her personal pets and spank them.

-Will there be any crossover between the Accidentally Yours characters in the Mermen series? Will there be any invisible unicorns?

LOL.  I hadn’t thought about that, but now that you mention it, I could see some of the Mermen jumping over to Immortal Matchmakers (my ACCIDENTALLY YOURS spinoff), looking to Cimil and her unicorn for a little help in the love department.  

-Why do you write such different themes?
Like I said; writing should be a selfish journey. And I can’t imagine anything more boring than writing 19 books about the same characters, species, and world. Even if they paid me a million bucks per book, I’d say no. Because my readers would end up with a stale, boring piece of crap that I didn’t enjoy writing. Choosing different themes allows me to reach out into the world, learn new things, and push my imagination into new spaces. Variety is definitely the spice of my life.

-Why the cliffhangers? Do you think that will ever change?
I’ve written 3 non-cliff hangers (Happy Pants, Fate Book, and Fate Book Two), but yes, I mostly do cliff-hangers.

Why? Two reasons:

  1. Personally, I LOVE them. I love them in movies, I love them in TV shows (“What?! Come on, Damon! You can’t leave Elena again!”), and I love them in books. The better the cliff-hanger, the more I get excited about what comes next. And it always feels fantastic to me when that next installment or episode finally arrives. “YIPPY! It’s here!”

  1. My first commitment is always to the story telling. Sometimes the story fits neatly into one book; however, the juicier, twisty stories with crazy plots where the characters go on a journey just won’t. Not unless I make the page count very, very high, and I’m am not a fan of the 210K page book because it just feels like I’ll never get to the end. Break it up, though? I’m there!

  • Why do you write?
I write because I love to. And in the process I hope for two things:
To make someone laugh when they need it most and to support my family.

-Tell us something about you that's not a secret but no one really knows?
In my heart, I still don’t consider myself a writer. I didn’t study English or Literature. I studied International Business and Spanish. So how can I be a writer if I didn’t go to school for that? (Stupid, I know.)

BUT my rational mind knows that anyone can be anything they set their mind to if they work hard enough. In the end, however, my strange hang up keeps me “real” and working so hard. The day I put my feet on the desk and say, “Yep, look at me! New York Times and USA Today bestselling author” is the day I don’t deserve to be where I am.

-Who was the inspiration for ROEN?

My inspiration for ROEN was more of a what rather than a who. Everything I’ve learned over 15 years in the corporate world, where leadership skills are shoved down your throat, has taught me that certain leadership traits can be learned.
However, a true leader has charisma and a certain selflessness that doesn’t make them look weak, but gracious and strong. Even when admitting their own shortcomings.

That’s really what the book is about. True leadership versus the fakes. The island is the boss we all hate who takes advantage and uses fear and threats to get what he/she wants.

ROEN is a true leader.  He knows he can only succeed if his people do.

-Who would you want to be marooned with on a deserted island?
My husband.  He’s awesome and can do everything—build stuff, make jewelry, cook, kill critters for food, clean, dance, wash, repair a dishwasher, chop wood, and decorate. He’s like the Swiss Army knife of people. Love him.

-Where do you come up with some of your funny one liners (like from Happy Pants Cafe)? In the shower? Making dinner?

No one thinks in a linear fashion, one thought at a time. We have tons of stuff pouring out of our heads at any given moment. I think the humor comes out of capturing those random, inappropriate, WTH thoughts we all have.

Here’s an example:

Imagine you’re at a beach resort on vacation. You’re wearing a bathing suit, and you’ve just gone swimming in the ocean and realized you didn’t wear enough sunscreen.

You open the door to your room and see a dead body on the floor.

This is where you need to be honest with yourself. How would you react?

Here’s me:

Shock. OMG, there’s a dead person on the floor. Did I walk into the right room because there’s no reason for that body to be here. Scream! OMG, there’s a dead body on the floor. Will they think I did it? Oh shit. Should I run? Call the police? What do I do? There’s sand in my hooha and my skin hurts! I can’t run like this. I don’t have clothes on or money and…crap, that poor person. Who killed them? Swivel, swivel. Is the killer still here? Dammit, this sand is not feeling good.

So that’s the sort of mental diarrhea that might come out of my head when faced with a horrible situation. Obviously, seeing a dead person isn’t funny, but the fact that 90% of us would be thinking about the sand in our hooha is.

-King was a big departure from your usual funny and light books. Had you been considering writing a darker storyline for sometime?

Yes! That story was in the brain-shoot for a while. I think it’s good to try new things and get out of your comfort zone. Going darker was definitely that for me. Mermen is, too!

-How would you describe your writing process in less than 140 characters?
Total chaos topped with a heaping helping of the unknown. And fun.

-Do you have a favorite character you've written if so who and why? Cimil and King. I love how they are so extreme and ruthless, but loveable. Their insanity is what makes us love them.

-Any weird habits you'd like to confess?
Nope. I don’t want to confess.  Kidding. I don’t have any…

-For a person who's never read your books, how would you describe them?
Adventure Romances for those who love to be surprised. Because you never know where my stories will go.

-Do you have a brainstorming whiteboard
Yes. It’s my biggest tool. I use it all the time. I then use Post Its religiously to track threads and clues that have to be woven in.  It looks like a giant cluster but it works for me.

-Who is your favorite paranormal author/book?

Anne Rice and Charlaine Harris

-What is your favorite snack when you are writing?

Is coffee a snack?

-How many books in series? Will we get more vampires?

Not sure about the series, but we will definitely see more vampires in Immortal Matchmakers.

-Are any of your characters based on real life friends/acquaintances?

Not really. Most are an amalgamation of various people.

-How is "Mermen" different from your other titles, which are well-loved and very popular?

Mermen may feel different at first with so many evil, evil hot men, but I don’t think it’s different at all. It’s an adventure romance. There’s a bigger underlying moral story. It’s fast paced with a ton of twists.  I’d say it’s exactly like everything I write.

-If "Mermen" were made into a movie, who do you see portraying Roen and Liv?
Roen…OH, sigh.  I would have to choose Stephen Amell from the show, ARROW. For the Liv, I’d have to say Gemma Arterton.
-If you were stranded on an island, what are the five things (no people!) you wish you had with you and why?

Sunscreen (I’m so pale, it’s not even funny)
A solar charger for my laptop
My laptop
A lighter (so I could build a fire—I hate being cold)

-Do you listen to music when writing?
Yes. I generally have a play list for each book and share those in my “note from author” section in every story.

-5 fave movies?
Ugh. I don’t know. Maybe Pride & Prejudice and North & South, but both are BBC mini-series. Ummm… The Princess Bride is great! (Corny and sweet with lots of adventure. Go Buttercup! I loved World War Z (so scary and suspenseful). Ooh, I watched Snowpiercer on Netflix the other day—frozen apocalypse on a train—that was freaking cool. And…definitely Star Trek #1 of the new batches with Chris Pine. I love all of the Star Trek movies, but the opening with the Beastie Boys playing and the kid driving off the cliff sucks me in every time!

-5 fave books

Ugh. That’s hard. I don’t think I know. Can I be lame and just say there are too many?

-Who would you recommend that has the same quirky writing style as yours?

I don’t know if they’re the same, but I think some of the funnier Paranormal writers are Kerrilynn Sparks and Alexandra Ivy.

-What would you be doing if you weren’t a writer?
I guess I’d still be doing the corporate gig, negotiating contracts for big companies, working twelve hours days. (Oh, God…that sounds wonderful. Way less hours than I did today.)

-With everyone wanting to love mermen why did you decide to make them the villain?  
They’ll just have to read and find out!  But everyone should keep in mind who I am and what I always write. I never really leave readers hanging, though they may suffer a bit to get to that pot of gold.