Sure! The Ghost Hunter is a contemporary paranormal romance. Here’s a blurb:
When Ashley Hunter inherits the Inn where her father mysteriously vanished years ago, she jumps at the chance to finally uncover the truth about his disappearance. But soon after taking ownership of the decrepit building, Ashley realizes she’s in for far more than she bargained. Not only has she inherited answers to many sought-after questions, she’s also inherited spirits, demons and even fallen angels! Then Cristian arrives, a gorgeous man who insists he merely needs a room to rent. She believes him, until one by one her ghosts start disappearing...
As a fallen angel destined for a life of servitude, Cristian Lucius is relegated to protecting earth from unwanted spirits. But he can’t accomplish this daunting task alone. He requires assistance from the very woman who frustrates him as much as she intrigues him. Cristian is determined to ignore his intense attraction for Ashley, and focus on his mission. If they don’t work together, they won’t have a chance in hell of defeating the demon threatening their lives. The problem is getting Ashley to trust him. No easy task, considering Cristian is the very man responsible for her father’s disappearance.
2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story?
Good question! Hmm... There’s a shower scene, and it does get a little spicy, but doesn’t go as you’d expect. For me it’s the first time the hero and heroine really start to break down and show their true selves.
3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’d always had a huge imagination, but didn’t think about becoming a writer until I was in my twenties. I’d always loved romance novels and I’d just quit my job because we were moving, so I figured why not try it? Once I got started, I couldn’t stop. It only took me seven years for my first novel to get published. lol
4. Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories?
Everywhere! I came up with the idea for The Ghost Hunter after going on The Haunted Mansion ride at Disney World. I wondered, what would happen if a woman inherited a haunted mansion. And that was the start of the story. For my debut book, Wild Heart, my son was watching the Disney Tarzan cartoon and around the same time I saw a special on feral children. That’s where I got the idea for that book.
I tend to write more than one book at a time and even different genres. Most writers would find this confusing, but I like the break. It helps me clear my head. It’s usually not too confusing, unless I’m writing two different views, first person for one book and third for the other. Then I might forget to switch from I to She.
6. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
The most surprising thing is that I never run out of ideas. I have so many written down and in my head, that I could write books for years at this point.
The most surprising thing I learned after is how hard it is to sell a book and make a living off of a writing career. I knew it was hard going in, but you don’t really realize how hard until you’re there.
Julie Garwood was the first romance author I read. I totally fell in love with romance books after reading one of her historicals. I was hooked and loved them so much, I decided to write one of my own.
As for writing partners, I’ve belonged to so many critique groups who have helped me along the way. I’ve had a few writing friends who have stuck with me. Most of the credit has to go to my writing partners: Harris Channing, H.P. Mallory and Leigh LaValle.
Of course I would not be here (nor would any other author) without the help of bloggers. Promoting is pretty much dependant on the author nowadays and blogging is the best way to promote your book. So I’ll always be grateful to readers and bloggers.
8. What does your family think about your career as a published author?
I have a very wonderful, supportive and creative family. My mother always had a book in hand and I have to say I get my imagination from her. She’s thrilled for me, as well as everyone else. My grandmother is so funny, she always reads my books even though I know the romance and sexual tension is a bit shocking for her. If only she knew what was really out there! lol
9. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
Of course reading. I also love my television! As a family we often go hiking and traveling. I love the beach; our vacations pretty much revolve around the Ocean. I also love to draw and paint, although I haven’t done that in awhile.
10. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?
My third book, Wild Desire, will be out March 2011. It’s a historical paranormal.
I’m working on a second book for The Ghost Hunter. In this second book, Devon (a secondary character) will be the hero. I’ve also got another Contemporary Paranormal I’m working on and Young Adult book that is finished and waiting to be published. And I plan to continue to write historicals. So plenty to keep me busy!
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