Rhonda's here today to tell us a little bit about herself and to give usa peek at Nightwalker, her upcoming SINS series novel. Don't miss out on the sexy excerpt at the bottom of the interview!
Also, Rhonda's giving away the goods (a copy of Nightwalker - woot!) on her blog, so make sure to swing on over there and leave her a howdy, how are ya, before June 26th to be entered!
Now, I be quiet and let you meet our guest! :)
Hi Rhonda, thanks for being a guest here at Shapeshifter Seductions!
How long have you been writing and who are your publishers?
I’ve been writing seriously for two years but it’s something that I’ve always wanted to do and played around with. NIGHTWALKER is currently published with Liquid Silver Books. I’ve also signed a contract with Liquid Silver to publish THE ORDER OF CHAOS.
How did your family react to fact that you also write romance novels? Have your family read your books?
My family has been extremely supportive of my writing. My husband and best friend read my books prior to submission and critique them for me.
Most authors are also avid readers. Is this the case with you? If so, who are some of your favorites? Have any influenced your writing?
Erma Bombeck was very influential in my decision to write, (I know, totally different genres) I love the way you can read her books and feel like you’re right there, sitting at the table having a cup of coffee over conversation. I want readers of my books to be able to lose themselves in the world I’ve created. I’m also a big fan of Laurell K. Hamilton, Kelley Armstrong and Nora Roberts.
Do you have living role models for your characters?
I try not to base (or name) any of my characters on people I actually know. The personalities are more of a mish-mash of qualities I see in everyone, whether I know them or not.
Where do you get the inspirations for your books?
Everywhere! A lot of it comes from the beautiful desert that I live in.
Which book was the hardest to write and which the easiest?
The second book in the SINS series, THE ORDER OF CHAOS (soon to be released at http://www.LiquidSilverBooks.com) was more difficult than NIGHTWALKER because I needed to follow the story while making it stand on its own ground. You can read THE ORDER OF CHAOS and follow perfectly even if you haven’t read NIGHTWALKER. Although, of course, NIGHTWALKER is an awesome read (with some great reviews to prove it) and I highly recommend reading them both! J
What are you reading now?
I’ve just finished writing a third book, GUARDIAN, a novella so I’m not reading anything at the moment. I’m diving right into finishing a fourth book tentatively titled FORGET-ME-NOT.
Tell us a bit about your new release.
Here is a blurb from THE ORDER OF CHAOS.
One man possessed her heart. The other possessed her soul.
Both had betrayed her.
Leah Wolfe, a federal agent for SINS, Supernatural Investigations of Non-Human Species is determined to move on with her life and master her own gifts, including the ability to speak to the souls of the dead. Her ex-fiancé, Joaquin Wildhorse, was unable to accept her gifts and gave himself to another. Ian Nightwalker was more than willing to soothe her broken heart and use her abilities to seek vengeance on his enemies.
With a prominent member of The Marquis, the vampire ruling council, intent of coming to Leah’s hometown, the threat of Chaos touching everyone she loves brings her down a path that leads to Joaquin and Ian once again.
Is she willing to risk her heart again to save the small desert town she loves?
Do you use more than one element of the paranormal in your works?
I love the paranormal because the possibilities are limitless. I research many elements and use them where they fit!
Have you written a series?
NIGHTWALKER – A LEAH WOLFE SINS NOVEL is the first book in the SINS Series. THE ORDER OF CHAOS is the second book. However, the books were written to stand alone and can be read independently of one another.
Anything else that you’d like readers to know about you?
I love to hear from readers and can be contacted at http://www.RhondaLPrint.com and my Blog at http://www.RhondaPrint.Blogspot.com.
I’m running a contest on my blog through June 26th. One commentor on my blog will win a free copy of NIGHTWALKER, A LEAH WOLFE SINS NOVEL!
I offer regular updates and also do Guest Author Interviews on my blog.
The Buy Links for NIGHTWALKER, A LEAH WOLFE SINS NOVEL are:
LIQUID SILVER BOOKS
THE ORDER OF CHAOS will be released in the coming months with Liquid Silver Books. http://www.LiquidSilverBooks.com Please enjoy the following unedited EXCERPT:
He turned me around and melted me with a look that skimmed me from the top of my head to the toes of the stiletto heels that I still wore. I started to kick the shoes off but he stopped me. “Leave those on.” His voice grew deeper, sultry.
I did a little spin that would make any runway model proud. He grabbed me and tossed me onto the bed while we laughed. “Yes, definitely keep the shoes on.”
“You owe me.” I reminded him.
He stripped off my jeans and flipped me onto my stomach. He began caressing my neck, my shoulders, then further south; alternating between gentle sweeps of his hands and a firmer kneading motion that sprang Goosebumps from my body. I felt the bra strap come undone before his hands slid to the flimsy piece of elastic of my panties. His fingers trailed them down my legs until he removed them completely. Then those magic fingers began caressing their way up my legs, teasing the tender skin on the back of my knees and inner thighs. I heard the Velcro of my holster tear away and felt the weight of my pistol lift off my waist. “Nightstand.” He murmured knowing that I felt more secure if I knew where my weapons were. Then his mouth blazed molten lava on my thighs and I forgot all about weapons.