1. Tell us about your newest release.
Happily! Point of No Return is a prequel of sorts to a full length book I've been toying with for the last year. It's Halloween Night and the hottest place to be is Lymbo Resort, owned and run by the mysterious Avan Noxturna. Let's just say one should be very careful what the wish for.
2. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?
Certain relationships seemed to take on a more affectionate and loyal overtone that I'd originally intended. I loved the end result, though!
3. Do you have any interesting or quirks or rituals?
I absolutely, positively cannot write before I've had at least 3 cups of coffee and a mug of mint tea.
4. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
My Fangirl Five as I call my top fave authors include: Charlaine Harris, Johanna Lindsey, Phillipa Gregory,Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jackie Collins. Eclectic mix, eh? *laughs* My personal Author Goddess is Anne Rice and she will never tumble from this spot. I've been blessed to see a few of my friends realize their writing dreams as well and they are huge inspirations: Decadent Kane, Krista Kelley, Lauren Tisdale, Mia Epsilon, Mia Bishop and Katorah Kenway!
5. What does your family think about your career as a published author?
They are all so incredibly happy and supportive of all I do. My mother impatiently awaits the day I hand over the keys to a lovely Hawaiian mansion. So, *cheeky grin*, please buy my books! *laughs*
6. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
I've discovered a sinful love of photoshopping and putting together YouTube Book Trailers. It's a disease…
7. Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?
Let's see, I just finished by 3rd book in the New Camelot Series, Timeless Seduction so I need to polish it before submitting. I've outlined Avan's books loosely, I'm in continuous research mode for my Tudor books as well as dabbling with my Cloie Chronicle, a tale inspired by the Greek Goddess of Fate, Clotho. Oh! And the end of October sees myself and fellow authoress, Brantwijn Serrah manning a table at Stan Lee's ComiKaze Expo! Exciting times!
8. How can readers connect with you online? You can find me at any of the following places!
"If you really want to read a book that hasn't been written yet, then you must write it" ~Toni Morrison~
Torie James has loved reading since she was old enough to hold a book in her lap. While her friends were out playing, she was generally curled up nearby falling down rabbit holes, catching second stars to the right, and stepping through wardrobes into mysterious lands and countless adventures. When those stories ended, she made up her own and kept going. This later on translated into a strong passion for writing that has helped her keep her feet on the ground while her head stayed firmly in the clouds. Lover of Dr. Pepper, all things chocolate, and Duran Duran, her dreams finally became a reality with the publication of Timeless Night and Timeless Desire, Books One and Two of the award winning New Camelot Series. Slated for 3 more books in that series, she's also currently working on The Cloie Chronicles, The Tudor Files, Avan Noxturna: Soul Broker and the Fables of Blood and Stone. Two short stories, No Change Policy in Room 8 and Reclaiming the Rabbit Hole can be found in My Bloody Valentine and Wonderland Tales, respectively, through her publisher, Breathless Press.
Torie lives in Southern California with her family and a houseful of pets who rule the roost.
Full of seething, sensual shadows and hidden faces, the annual Masquerade Ball at Lymbo Resort is one event anyone would sell their soul for.
One night a year, impiety and temptation take center court at the invitation only event hosted by the mysterious Avan Noxturna. Decadent darkness, burning lust, and wicked intentions hide behind innocent masks in the most innocuous places.
The fires of hell may blaze hot, but the flames of passion consume common sense when obsessive memories escape to ignite an inferno of intimate bliss that will sear both saint and sinner.
She enjoyed being a highly sexual female who felt no shame in shagging a man for recreational purposes. Guys did it all the time and they were called studs. A woman with the same goal? Slut. Luckily, she didn't much care what anyone thought. She had no desire to settle into a bullshit relationship where she lost her identity. Her mother had schooled her. She was an island and it suited her fine when the occasional ship came into port, docking on a temporary pass. A lustful interlude with a masked stranger on Halloween? Cliché. And tempting. She did have a few extra minutes.
Then he filled her vision and she grew damp under the heated gaze.
One. Quick. Fuck.
Medicinal purposes only.
He opened his mouth to speak and she shook her head. "Shh. Don't talk. You'll ruin it."