Cathryn, Thank you for agreeing to be my guest today.
Thank you so much for having me!
Can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself?
Ah, well, besides being a writer, I’m a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a friend, and a dog lover.
Everyday I get behind on emails, struggle to find balance in my life, and when it comes to the computer I’m technically challenged.
I love junk food, red wine, and hanging out in the evening with my family watching big action flicks. I’m not much of a party girl (anymore <wink>), and prefer quiet time at home. I work hard every day and try to write stories that touch readers on some level and leave them wanting more.
How long have you been writing?
I was a closet writer for years, then put it away when I had children. After my kids went to school, I knew it was time to go back to work, but the writing called out to me again. So this time I told the world I wanted to be a writer, and I joined writers organizations and really worked at the craft. That was back in 2000.
What is your writing process like?
I write Monday-Friday, and sometimes on weekends if I have to get edits done or complete some other kind of office administration work. I aim for five pages a day and on good days I write plenty more, on bad days it could take me my whole day to get those five pages. I like to finish when the kids get home from school so we can go over homework, cook together, and just generally spend time together.
Can you tell us about your newest release Instinctive?
Oooh, yes, I’d love to tell you about Instinctive, the first book in my Eternal Pleasure Series because I’m just so darn excited about it. It’s my first paranormal release at NAL and it comes out in October! (Mark that on your calendar LOL!)
Enter Serene, a supernatural playground where sexy shape shifters live behind the white picket fences…
Free spirited Jaclyn Vasenty is about to inherit a cosmetics empire, yet her scandalous personal history may ruin her chance for a corporate take-over. Saying goodbye to her naughty ways, she moves into a quaint gated community in Serene, New Hampshire. But these gates are locked at sunset…
The town’s dark sensuality rocks Jaclyn’s insatiable appetite to the core—and stirs desires that are… inhuman. That’s because Serene is home to demons, witches, vampires, lycans, and panthers, for whom primal exploration comes naturally. Especially for shape shifter Slyck, the cunning panther who’s pushing Jaclyn to the brink of erotic possibilities and making her feel wildly…feral. As tension between species rises, Jaclyn learns she must draw on all her feminine wiles and join forces with Slyck if she wants to make it out alive.
Here’s an early review!
Fox’s tale of paranormal beings and primal exploration lurking under the surface of a quaint New England town is a winner! The strong heroine and hot panther hero are a combustible combination. This book is hot enough to steam up the windows and exciting enough that you’ll ruin your manicure.
Summary: Jaclyn Vasenty is afraid that her personal history may prevent her from inheriting a cosmetics company. So she vows to leave her naughty ways behind and moves into a charming gated community in Serene, N.H.
She’s surprised to learn the gates are locked at sunset. Before long, an erotic appetite that barely seems human overcomes her. That’s because the town is home to a collection of inhuman sensual beings: vampires, werewolves, witches, demons and shapeshifters. As tension between species rises, Jaclyn must call on all of her strengths and join forces with Slyck, the panther shifter who’s been exploring erotic possibilities with her, if she wants to get out alive.
This is the beginning of a new series correct?
Yes, the second book in the series, Impulsive comes out in May 2010, and it’s a hot werewolf story.
Do you have any other books releasing this year?
Yes, besides INSTINCTIVE I have:
CLAIMED, Samhain. This is a print book containing my story, Blood Ties, released on September 2nd.
DANCE OF THE DRAGON. Samhain. An ebook released on September 8th.
ALL WORKED UP. Samhain. This is an ebook, the second story in the Pleasure Inn series. Scheduled for release this December.
WRAPPED IN SEDUCTION: NAL HEAT, October29th. This is a HOT Christmas anthology with stories from Lisa Renee Jones and Jodi Lynn Copeland. It’s a unique book in that the three stories overlap. It was fun and challenging to write, that’s for sure!
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on something completely different than my readers are used to. I’m working on GAME OVER, the first book in a series for TOR.
Here’s the gist:
Be careful what you wish for…
Because sometimes legends are based on truths.
And fairy tales don’t always end in happily-ever-after.
Just ask gamer girl River Weston. When she unwittingly sells her soul for her latest creation to work, only one man—Guardian, Chase Hawkins—has the ability to help her buy it back.
But will the price they have to pay pit Earth against a dangerous Dark Lord, or will they discover a way to reclaim her soul and save her own world before it’s…Game Over.
Where or how do you get your ideas for your books?
I think I just take in everything around me and ask what if, and then play with that until I have a story. I could see a TV show, read something in a magazine, or hear someone say something that can lead my thoughts astray, and next thing I know I have an idea for a book.
As an author, you must be an avid reader. What books do you enjoy reading? Who are your auto-buy authors?
I do love reading and even though I’m busy I try to make it a part of my everyday. I just recently moved into a new house and had a nine foot by thirteen foot bookshelf build and it’s full of books. I have so many auto-buys and just a few are Shayla Black, Sylvia Day, Sasha White, Lori Foster, Lora Leigh, Christine Feehan, Kelly Armstrong, Larissa Ione…and the list goes on.
What books are on your keeper shelf?
Every book I’ve ever read, I swear. I can’t part with anything, because I love books too much.
Do you read books other than romance books?
Yes, I love Urban Fantasy, Horror, Fantasy…
What was the first romance book you read or the one book that has stood the test of time for you?
I used to sneak my mother’s old Harlequin Romances and read them. I can’t remember who the authors were, but do know they whisked me away into a new world, and made me a lifelong reader of romance.
If a book of yours was made into a movie, which book would you like it to be and which actors would like to see as the lead characters?
I’d love to see the new story I’m writing for TOR put into a movie. I’d like to see Matt Damon as the hero and Kate Beckinsale as the heroine.
If you could switch lives with one of your characters who would if be & why?
I think it would be River, the heroine from Game Over because she goes on quite the ride in the story! And the hero Hawk is so yummy.
When you are not writing or reading, what do you enjoying doing in your spare time?
I love to spend my spare time with my family. My son plays on the Provincial soccer team so that keeps me pretty busy. My daughter and I love to go shopping, cook and bake together, and hubby loves to relax in the evening with a big action flick.
If you could ask readers anyone question, what would it be?
Since I’m always interested in other people’s lives, and relationships, I’d ask them to tell me a little about themselves.
For more information on Cathryn and her books please visit her website at: http://www.cathrynfox.com/
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