Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Q & A and Giveaway with Rosanna Leo!!!



1.  Tell us about your newest release.  

The hero of Predator's Kiss is Ryland Snow, a bear shifter who has built a haven in the Northern Ontario Wilderness, called the Ursa Fishing Lodge and Resort. It caters specifically to shifters and Ryland is very keen on maintaining privacy and keeping the meddlesome humans out. This becomes difficult when his rock star brother arrives, running from an apparent hitman. To aggravate the situation, he runs into the sexy Lia Goodblood, an erotica author running from her own demons. As hell breaks loose on Ryland peaceful resort, he comes to the dreadful realization that the frustrating human woman is his mate. This makes his bear a little ornery.

2.  Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story? 
 
Well, without giving everything away, Ryland and Lia find it hard to resist temptation. There is one particular scene in which they indulge in a little honey play. Let's just say Ryland discovers his inner finger painter!

3.  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 

I believe I've always known on some level, but it was reinforced when teachers began responding well to my essays and projects in school. I caught the bug early on when I received a few awards for writing in school. Being a student of literature and history, I gravitated to works by the Brontes and Austen and fantasized about creating my own star-crossed lovers. However, I didn't begin to pursue it seriously until my first son was a baby. He took very long naps for a while and I ran out of chores around the house. One day, I toyed with the idea of writing something. I never looked back.

4. What is a typical writing day like? 

Very focused! Because I also work part-time as a librarian, not every day is a writing day. So when I get one, I make the most of it. Chores get ignored. Toilets do not get scrubbed and surfaces do not get dusted! My bum stays in its place and my fingers remain poised on my keyboard. I will get in a good eight hours on a writing day, and that time is extremely precious to me. I become quite snippy when interruptions occur. :)

5. Do you have an interesting writing quirk or habit? 

I wouldn't say I have a writing quirk, but I do sometimes forget to eat. I become so intent on finishing a passage, and have to remind myself to seek sustenance of some sort. Eating's important!

6. What was one of the most surprising things you learned as a published author? 

The thing that shocked me most was how supportive the romance community was. It floored me. People share and praise and support each other. I worked for some time as a classical singer, and it wasn't a pleasant environment. Lots of backstabbing. I suppose I expected the same of romance authors, being artists as well, but was pleasantly surprised. I love my romance peeps!

7. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer? 

I wish I had known a few people when I got started, but sadly had no friends in the romance community yet. However, shortly after becoming published I made the acquaintance of Savannah Chase, who gave me so many wonderful pointers. She is now a good friend. I am now also part of a blogging group called Love, Lust and Laptops, and those ladies are a terrific gang who inspire and uplift me. You can find us all at www.lovelustandlaptops.wordpress.com.
 
8. What does your family think about your career as a published author?

They are so proud and supportive. I'm sure my bemused husband doesn't know what to think some days, but I've assured him none of our private moments get into my books. :) My sons are awesome. They think I'm a rock star. My eldest wrote a paper about me at school, and my youngest fancies himself my collaborator. He actually does give me some great ideas. Other family members have been so nice about it too. My mother and my mother-in-law both read my books, but skim the dirty parts. I love rendering them speechless.

9. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?


Are there any others? LOL Actually, I love hiking with hubby and we love traveling. It's our dream to wander all over Great Britain one day, perhaps even retire there. Oh, and I suppose you could call Nutella eating my hobby because I do it far too much, and far too passionately!

10. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?


Absolutely! My second selkie book, Selkie's Revenge, is in edits right now, and I'm just working on the second Gemini Island shifters book, so Ryland's sexy brother Soren will soon have his turn in the spotlight.

11. How can readers connect with you online?
 
My blog is www.rosannaleo.blogspot.com. You can also find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rleoauthor1. My Twitter handle is@LeoRosanna. And my Goodreads page is


Post a comment with your email address to be entered to win a copy of Predator's Kiss! 

Author Bio:


Rosanna Leo has her degree in history and literature, as well as in classical singing. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada. Her favorite things are her family, dusty libraries, and Nutella. Rosanna loves it when the geeky, awkward girl gets the hot guy, and has made it her mission to see this happen in her books as much as possible. She is a multi-published author with Liquid Silver Books. Her books include For the Love of a God, Up in Flames, Sweet Hell and The Selkie. You can find all her books at www.lsbooks.com. Rosanna's blog is www.rosannaleo.blogspot.com.

12 comments:

Maureen said...

Congratulations on your new book Rosanna! It's wonderful that your family is so supportive.

Rosanna Leo said...

Thank you Maureen! I am a lucky girl, indeed. :)

Thanks so much to Romance Reviews Today for hosting me!

meghanajain said...

Hey Rosanna. I look forward to winning a copy of Predator's Kiss...and reading it of course!!! :):)

My ID is meghanajain@aol.in

Rosanna Leo said...

Dear Meghanajain. Thanks so much for visiting today. I am glad the book has caught your eye!

bn100 said...

Fun interview

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Rosanna Leo said...

Thanks for visiting, BN100. Glad you had fun!

Martha Lawson said...

Love finding new authors and their books! This one sounds really good. thanks for the chance!

Rosanna Leo said...

Thanks again to everyone who commented on this giveaway! I have drawn a name and the lucky winner of my book is Meghanajain! Congrats! An email is on its way to you. Thanks everyone!

Caffey said...

I've read all sort of shifters but never a bear shifter! This sounds fab! I rarely see selkies so it's neat your next one will be. Nice to meet you and hear about your book!

Savannah Chase said...

Rosanna
You are truly an amazing author who I adore and am blessed to have in my life. Thank you for the love. You will always have a place in my heart.

Rosanna Leo said...

Hi Caffey. Thanks for your kind comments! I'm so glad you visited with us.

Rosanna Leo said...

My pleasure, Savannah, and thanks for stopping in! Hugs!