Friday, May 16, 2014

Q & A with Leona Bushman!!!






1.  Tell us about your newest release.

The Shot is my first steampunk, and like all my stuffs, is a little different than most. It's built around a world created with the idea that America is a British holding, that the revolution basically didn't happen/wasn't more than a skirmish. Trains are it. Personal transportation are trains (single family trains are called traincoaches) and horses/horse and carriage. :D I'm bubbling over with excitement at having this published!


2.  What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?

The amount of stuffs about trains there is out there and how many different types there are.

3.  Do you have any interesting or quirks or rituals?

Interesting? Well... I had a ritual, it became messed up and unable to be fixed again over a year ago, and I'm still searching for a new one. I just haven't found it. Sighs.

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

Loads have and still do, but my impetuous came when I met the sister of a friend of mine. His name: Jerry... Hers? Linda Lael Miller. I told her I wanted to write, she told me go for it. She does 5-8k WORDS A DAY! I've never looked back since that point. I love her so much. She's such an awesomely real person.

5.  What does your family think about your career as a published author?

*snort* I don't think they know what to think! LOL and er, it would depend on who you mean... my kids think I'm cool :D So that counts for something?

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

*giggles* er, might be faster to list things I'm not interested in... *takes deep breath* Here goes:
Painting, crocheting, quilting, gardening, camping, swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, stamping, beading, scrapbooking, did I mention painting?, editing, sketching, drawing...

7.  Can you tell us what is coming up next for you? 

I have Murder by Succubus coming out with Passion in Print July/August this year. Other than that, I'm writing sequels right and left LOL just need to finish them.

8.  How can readers connect with you online?


@L_Bushman twitter

Blurb:


In a world where the old remains and is integrated with the new, Victoria struggles escape from those who wish her ill, or worse, dead.


What if the American Revolution never happened? Follow the timeline to the year 2011 where Duchess Victoria is waiting for her birthday to inherit the rest of her titles as well as her fortune. Then her father would lose his control over her and cease sending any more men to try to dupe her into marriage. If she married before she turned twenty-five, Victoria would lose most of her inheritance.
Enter a dashing undercover agent sent by the King of Americas to spy on Victoria's father. When she meets Bill, Victoria is tempted by him more than any other man. As they travel cross-country via private traincoach, it becomes apparent things aren't what they seem in ways Victoria doesn't want to acknowledge.
Victoria and Bill must work together to find the culprit responsible for sabotage and murder, but this is only the beginning. Can they keep their wits before one of them is killed? Join them in the first of many adventures in the steampunk serial, The Shot: Traincoach of Death 1.


 
Excerpt:



The idea of her being married off started a slow burn in him. They'd reached the upper levels by now, and he looked around for prying eyes. No one paid them any more attention than the next person.
Bill pushed her up against the glass dome. With the sunset falling behind her, her hair looked like flaming fire, reflecting how he'd started to feel about her. He'd already admired her on paper. Since meeting her in person, he felt like he rode the express train to ever after and didn't know how to get off—or if he even wanted to.
He put a hand behind her neck and drew her in. Surprise flashed across her features as he dropped his lips to hers and then the fire from the sky spread through him. Their tongues dueled and his free hand brought her body close to his, seeking her fire. In response, she wrapped her arms around his neck and met him thrust for thrust, causing him to see and feel each second, each movement in slow motion.
Now he knew. Time slowed so that each whisper of their lips lasted as a hurricane, each heartbeat a lifetime of promise. Then time returned to its normal flow, and his body responded to the soul's fullness. His ears buzzed with lust, and he wanted to lift her skirts right there and then and complete the act of becoming one. However, it occurred to him she didn't know the truth about who he was, and it killed his libido faster than a cold shower.
He kissed his way up her cheek, placing a final kiss on her forehead. She relaxed her head against his chest, and he held her close as the sun set.
Something wasn't right on the Louisiana Rail and Engine Company. The King showed his great knowledge and wisdom once again when he sent Bill to the Hastings' holdings, and he hoped to live up to the king's expectations.




Bio:

 

Leona Bushman goes by many names but the most common one is superhero. She earned this name from saving a kangaroo from a tree—and yes, that is as hard as it sounds. The dragons taught their queen how to write, and Queen Leona hasn't looked back, even when her muse tries to muck things up.
She can be found goofing off and loving dragons and other creatures of the supernatural at these places:
Twitter: @L_Bushman
Breathless Press:
The Ulfric's Mate*
Ravaged, Vol 1 ~ Barely There*
Rick Sexed Up the Doc ~ Naughty Nursery Rhyme
The Captain's Christmas ~ Cyber
Crimson, Vol 1 ~ Daryn's Slayer **my story is an historical vamp/wolf story
Serviced, Vol 1 ~ Over A Dead Body
The Midwife's Moon*
Down on the Farm, Vol 1 ~ The Lion, the Witch, and the Faeries
Slow Burn ~Dead Man Walking special
Ravaged, Vol 2
The Shot**
*Denotes War of the Weres
**Denotes Traincoach of Death Steampunk series
Just Ink Press:
Mayhem in Mexico ~Urban Sci-fi~ please note, this is not a romance.
Coming soon:
Passion in Print (Summer 2014)
Murder by Succubus

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