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Who has been the biggest influence on your writing? How so?
Hm, that is a difficult question as there have been a number of influences along the way. I think Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb probably was the first author who made me want to write romance. My trunk novel was an attempt to write a J.D. Robb book with a twist. Then Christine Feehan introduced me to Vampires and other paranormal creatures and I never looked back. More recently Maya Banks, Sylvia Day, Lauren Dane and Nalini Singh because they all write characters filled with heartbreak and passion, and the ability to overcome bad decisions.
If you were going to slash two (or more) of your favorite characters from any book, film, or TV show, who would it be, why, and what’s their favorite position?
Wow, I don’t even know where to start! My first instinct is to say Sherlock and Watson, with Sherlock on his knees and Watson taking him from behind because I’d like to see Watson in control once in a while. But then I thought of Dr. Rodney McKay and John Sheppard from Stargate Atlantis because I’d love to take their bromance all the way. They wouldn’t have a favourite position because Rodney would always be testing new ones. And then I am moving on to a cross-TV party. Agent Phil Coulson from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Rick Castle from Castle, Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dr. Daniel Pierce from Perception, just because they are the characters that jumped into my head when I contemplated the question. I tried to add Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS, but there was just no way I could see him mixing with the others;) (I love the way this lady thinks!).
Pitch yourself to shiny, new readers in thirty words or less:
I write erotic romance set in the future or in the past, but always filled with hot sex, love, adventure, an edge of darkness, and a thoroughly satisfying ending.
Tell me about your groupies–what have been your favorite fan moments?
All fan moments are amazing. My very first fan email ranks among the most memorable. Tangled Shadows had been out for maybe a week and this lovely lady emailed me to tell me how much she’d enjoyed and how much she was looking forward to finding out what happened next. I was utterly amazed that my writing had touched someone so much she took the time to contact me. I still remember the feeling and pull it out when things get tricky.
Every author has pitfalls in their writing process. Describe one of yours, and what you do to dig out of it.
I can get too hung up on the plot and forget that the romance and the erotic journey is at the core of the story. When I find myself struggling to find a way to progress the romance I usually pull back and go to the initial idea, the thought that made me go “I want to write this story”. Once I have returned to that initial spark I work on progressing the story in a way that weaves plot and romance together. Sometimes it works beautifully, sometimes I have to kill a few of my darlings;).
My mother always joked about her special place in Hell—just punishments for guilty pleasures. What guilty pleasures will send you to your special place in Hell?
I own all 8 seasons of “Charmed” on DVD. Need I say more?
List 5 keywords for your genre and current title.
I write in two genres, steampunk and sci-fi. For this question I will focus on Danger by Dalliance:
In 100 words, write a paragraph including a favorite character from one (or more) of your books, a sex toy, and a very happy ending.
Sarah’s eyes widened when she lifted a personal manipulator out of the box. Her men had talked about getting one for her. It was surprisingly light despite its size. She flicked the switch and watched the phallic end vibrate at different strengths and frequencies, depending on the setting.
Her breathing grew uneven. Her nipples tightened and her quim moistened.
She turned off the manipulator, undressed and climbed into bed. After adding lubricant to the manipulator she rubbed it across her nipples, over her stomach and finally teased her wet opening. Her hips jerked when she touched her clit. Pleasure raced through her. With her free hand she circled a nipple. Sarah slowly thrust the apparatus insider her and moaned at the fire building at her core. She moved her hand imagining Warren pushing and pulling out while Archer played with her nipples. She groaned, wishing her men were with her when a noise drew her eyes to the door.
There they were, watching her, the heat blazing in their eyes burning her to cinders. She exploded in pure bliss. She struggled to catcher her breath, but smiled. The coming night would be unforgettable.
Danger by Dalliance
Genre: historic erotic romance with steampunk elements
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Date of Publication: 16th April 2014
Word Count: 70,000
Sequel to Rescue by Ruin.
Sarah Rigdon is desperate. Penniless with taxes due, she can either beg mercy from the ruthless tax collector or turn to the last man she wants to ask for help. Archer Latimer stirs desires no proper lady would ever admit to. Though their meetings always end in quarrels, she can’t deny the heat between them. When he agrees to help, Sarah thinks her luck has turned. But she should have known nothing with Archer is ever easy.
Archer and his lover Warren Dorvee have spent years searching for the right woman to complete their family. Both believe luscious Sarah is the one and now have a chance to pursue her. After all, the price of Archer’s help is for Sarah to pose for Warren’s latest painting. Nude.
But trust has to be earned and a crisis in London threatens their love. The three must navigate through lust, lies and secrets or risk being torn apart forever.
Inside Scoop: Contains m/m, GLBT and ménage.
A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Tina Christopher spent her early years flitting across the Channel between Germany and England. After touring the world extensively, she finally laid down roots in Toronto. And while Canada’s winters may be frigid, Tina’s characters are anything but!
Like most writers, Tina often hears voices in her head, but it took the encouragement of an editor friend before she actually put fingers to keyboard.
While those first stories will never see the light of day, she’s subsequently honed her craft and learned to build not just worlds, but entire galaxies. Her first book from Ellora’s Cave features a galaxy filled with Vampires, Humans and angel-like aliens called Naema.
When not imagining far away worlds and scorching hot encounters, Tina can be found on her sofa working through her never-ending TBR pile or venturing into the real world—whether to a nearby café or a passport-required destination. She’s a member of the RWA’s Toronto chapter. Her two degrees in environmental conservation, majoring in large animal studies, come in handy when wrestling with supernatural beasties.
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