Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Guest Interview Number Two Wednesday.

This is my second author of the week. There just might might be a giveaway. So please stay tuned until after the questions.

1) Can you please introduce yourself to everyone?

I’m Aurrora St. James and I write medieval fantasy romance and paranormal romance. I’m an avid reader of romance as well, so you could say I really love the genre. But nothing makes me happier than tortur… that is, making my characters happy. J

2) Would you like to share any work you have done or doing? 

I just released my second book, Gavril of Aquina. It’s the first in the Lords of Magic series but is a stand-alone book. (I’m not a big fan of books that feature the same hero and heroine for many books) Each book can be read separately and each will feature its own hero and heroine for a happily ever after. Here’s a little bit about the book:
Gavril Khalon lost his throne, his magic, and spent years tortured in captivity. When fate provides his freedom, Gavril returns to his beloved Aquina with no hope of reclaiming his place as king. Until a chance meeting brings him face to face with the one person who may tip the scales in his favor.
When a wounded stranger stumbles into Shyla De Aven, he presents her with a mystery she is compelled to solve. Determined to find the answer and help Gavril, Shyla uncovers an unexpected connection. Can she find the key to unlocking his true power and return him to the throne, without losing her heart in the process?

3) Do you have a favorite genre?

It would have to be either medieval or paranormal romance. Sound familiar? I like to write what I love to read. And it must be romance. If someone isn’t kissing, I’m not interested.

4) Did you always want to write or what inspired you to do it?

I’m not sure I always wanted to write, but I always did write. Does that make sense? No? I’ve been writing my own stories since I was a kid or just making them up in my head even if they never made it to paper. It wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I realized that I loved it, or rather, that I didn’t love anything else as much as I loved writing. So I signed up for a couple writing classes and found my heart’s desire.

5) Do you need a nice quiet space to write or are you blasting your music and writing?

It depends. I can write in the quiet of my office. But if others are around or the television is on, I need the headphones. Otherwise my sentences look like “He kissed her neck, pressed his mouth to her ear, and whispered, ‘Common side effects of Viagra are…’.”  I have playlists for different types of scenes, like fight scenes or love scenes, that I listen to as inspiration for the tone of the scene.

6) If you could give one tip to someone who wants to write what would it be?

Torture your characters. Just kidding. Mostly. In all seriousness, I’m not sure I can keep it to just one tip. Here goes: If you want to write, start by writing for yourself. Write what you love and don’t worry about the publication part of things just yet. Believe in yourself and always work to improve your writing skills. And if you decide you want to try publishing your work, either go through a publishing company with good editors or hire an editor yourself. Never publish anything that hasn’t been professionally edited. This is a big one and can really make the difference in the types of reviews you get from your readers, who hold recommendations (and by extension- sales) of your book in the palm of their hands.

7) What is the big dream? In other words, where would you like your writing to take you to in the future?

Mars. Less traffic, you know?
I want to be able to write from home full time, doing what I love: bringing characters and stories to life. I also want to try to bring readers to another place, just for a while. Let them escape the business of their lives and remember that love and happiness can co-exist with life’s struggles.

8) If you could meet anyone living or dead who would it be?

Joss Whedon. He’s my writing hero.

Now the for the fun questions.  

1) Pizza or salad?


2) Cake or fruit?


3) Favorite kind of music?

Hard rock

4) Favorite Author? 

Donna Grant

5)Vampire, Werewolf, Fairy or shifter? 


6) Do you have pet's? 

Yes, a dog.

7)A Favorite animal?


8) City or suburbs?

I live in the suburbs but wish for the country

9) If you could live anywhere where would it be? 


10) Do you have tattoos? Do you want one?

No. Sometimes, I do. And if I ever did, I’d probably get a tiger.  

Gizmo's Corner:

1. Hi, I am Gizmo and you are? 
2.  Do you go to any stores? If so which is your favorite store? 
The pet food store. They have open bins of cookies that I can eat when mom isn’t paying attention. She calls it the doggy drive-thru.
3.       What is your favorite toy that you play with?
My pink flamingo without stuffing
4.       Do you have a favorite animal show? 
No, I don’t watch much TV
5.       Do you chase cats? 
Only when they run
6.       Do you like off the leash parks better than walks?
Yes. I don’t like leashes and try to chew threw them when mom isn’t paying attention. Plus I can play with other dogs at the park.
7.       Do you like having belly rubs? 
8.       Do you like it when it's warm or cold out? Day or night? 
I like when it’s warm during the day. But I like to eat snow.
9.       What is your favorite treat? 
Sunflower seeds that dad shares with me. Or peanut butter. Or anything mom is eating. Or cookies. Or ice. Or doggy ice cream. Or bananas. Or bananas WITH peanut butter.
10.       Do you sleep on a human bed, a dog bed, the top of the couch, the floor or the crate?
I sleep on my dog bed until dad falls asleep then sneak out to the living room to sleep on the couch.

11.   Are you a lap dog?
Yes. Mom says no.

I love interviewing anyone, I get all fan flustered too. So when Aurrora St. James offered to do a giveaway I was in shock. I have never gave anything away before.

  What can you win? A $5.00 gift card and a copy of Set in Stone or Gavril of Aquina (I loved Gavril of Aquina). So you have until Tuesday November 4th  to go to the rafflecopter link.
I hope you all have a great day/night. I hope you check out tomorrow's blog.  

I am E. J. Babcock I hope you have a great night/day!

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  1. Boo I can't get the rafflecopter to work but GREAT INTERVIEW!!! I have a vampire who is willing to go dog shopping so he can get a vein I mean interview.

  2. I love these interviews. They give me so much to think about.

  3. Love the interview Aurrora. Rafflecopter not working. Gavril of Aquina is a great book. I totally loved it.

    1. No Worries, I totally understand. I have a blog also and my worst one is when the comments dont show and the author gets hit with a ton of emails asking why. lol

  4. So sorry about Rafflecopter. If it doesn't work, you can leave a comment to be included in the drawing. And an extra special thanks to Elizabeth for having me on the blog!

  5. LOL Nicole. I'd like to meet that vamp.

    1. Ah What can I say...he is quite an attention getter or at least he thinks so. He is quite stubborn too.

  6. Thanks Kimi!! Wait until you meet Stefan!

  7. I'll see whta's wrong holdon I have never done ths so please hold

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  9. OK so comment here or at E J Babcock just blogging on facebook and you are enttered in a draw.

  10. That was a great interview. I particularly like your answer to question 6 and agree with it 100%. It is important to write for yourself first, the rest can come later (if it comes... :) ) and Sadie's interview was great, too.

  11. Thanks Liette! The questions were excellent and I had fun answering them. :)

  12. Congrats Liette for winning the ebook copy and $5 Amazon gift card. I've just contacted you.