Publisher: Sara York in conjunction with It’s Raining Men
Cover artist: Sara York, and Jared Rackler
Length: 353 pages/10 stories by eleven authors
Heat rating: Sweet to scorching hot/my story is sweet and sensual
Tagline: Fall in love with On Valentine’s Day
For Moonlight Masquerade:
Mysterious roses keep popping up on Skylar Everclear's doorstep. No idea what is going, a little disturbed by this secret admirer, he tries to forget it all since he just got rid of the latest line of loser boyfriends and just wants to do his job at the local bakery. But when he meets his new neighbor, Marc Douglas, he finds himself drawn to the quiet young man even as he tries not to let his libido take over. But on Valentine's Day, a mysterious rose again pops up with a note to meet his admirer that night. Will Skylar take a chance that this time, love is right there waiting for him?
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Skylar Everclear is about 30 years old and a baker at a local bakery
Marc Douglas is around 29 and works at the local shipyard.
If you could change something about your first book, what would it be?
I would make it a bit longer and more fleshed out.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
Creating new characters and worlds. I love opening a new word document and letting my muse take over.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
With lots of coffee and my sounding board, my partner of seven years.
Which of your books would you recommend to someone who doesn't normally read your genre, and why?
If you enjoy paranormal with romance, then please try my Devon Falls series. Each book is a new set of main characters but past characters pop up and help move the story along. I have dream walkers, shifters and soon the fae as well as elemental mages will be popping in.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your own writing?
All depends on my mood. Lately I am into fantasy such as Jim Butcher, Gail Z. Martin and a few others plus my m/m faves such as Sue Brown, Andrew grey and more.
What do you think is the future of traditional publishing?
I think traditional publishing is now just seeing how well e-books are really doing and though late to the party, they are trying to play catch up even after many years of scoffing at e-books and their popularity. I would love to see the big six redo their publishing model and make it more relevant to today’s changing world as well as fighting against e-book pirates.
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will you go?
Some place warm…maybe Hawaii since I have never been there. Shorts, bathing suit and maybe my trusty yoga pants as well as a few pairs of jeans. If money is no object then I am planning to buy clothes there. J
What good book have you read recently?
I am loving Gail Z. Martin’s Chronicles of the Necromancer/Fallen Kings series…wonderful fantasy and in e-books, I loved Andrew Grey’s debut young adult story, By The Creek under pen name Geoff Laughton. Exquisitely written and very heartfelt.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
I am an all shades of blue or purple kind of girl
Please underline which statement is more like you:
"I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed."
"I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible."
Please complete the sentences
I love pizza with black olives, pepperoni, and mushrooms.
I'm always ready for unexpected company with plenty of coffee and cookies around my house.
When I'm alone, I like curling up in my honey’s big easy chair and reading on my nook.
You'd never be able to tell, but I had over a dozen surgeries in my teens for cervical spine cancer.
If I had a halo it would be hung up on my devil horns.
If I could be anyone I'd be Johnny Depp’s assistant.
I can never have too many books because it’s unnatural not to have books IMO.
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