Saturday, December 03, 2005

Interview with Tawny Taylor!

I loved Karen's interviews on her blog, so I'm copying directly here! For my first interview I'd like everyone to meet Tawny Taylor - a very talented author from Ellora's Cave, and about the nicest person you'll ever meet!

Sam: Tawny, can you tell us about your new book, Light my Fire?

Tawny: First, Sam, Thanks SO MUCH for inviting me to do this interview!
Light My Fire is the second book in my new Immortal Secrets series. It's a full length novel, longer than the launch book to the series, Dragons and Dungeons, which means there was more room for all the good stuff--more dragon love scenes , more gripping suspense scenes and more play in the dungeon . I'm extremely excited about this book, and am hoping readers will enjoy it as much as Dragons and Dungeons.

Sam: Light my Fire is one of my favorite songs - I even went to visit Jim Morrison's grave here in Paris - was his song behind the idea of the story?

Tawny: No, I'm afraid to say it didn't, though I LOVE that song too! Light My Fire was actually inspired by a huge chemical plant fire we had not to far from here. The fire was so huge, it lit the night sky for miles and miles around. I knew I had to write a story about a fire, and a hunky dragon fireman. The title just fit the concept perfectly.

Sam: I've read nearly all your books (I still have Sexual Healing on my TBR pile!) And I fall in love with your heros in each book! Tell me about your new hero, and why I'll fall in love with him too!

Tawny: Let me see...You'll fall for Alec because he's hot, and strong and protective, but also oh so gentle and erotic {{dreamy sigh}}. He's a dragon, an Immortal. I adore heroes who are strong--physically, mentally--but also have a soft spot for the heroine.

Sam: Cool! A dragon hero! I'm in love already! When can we read this book? What is the release date?

Tawny: The ebook is releasing Wednesday, December 7th! It's release is coming fast.

Sam: In this blog I try to give readers a glimpse of what it's like to write erotica. Do you have a story you can share?

Tawny: Oy. I try to tell everyone it's so NOT the glamorous life people seem to think it is when I tell them I'm a writer. I don't sit around in satin gowns pecking at the computer while snacking on bon-bons and counting the bazillions of dollars I'm raking in. My hubby and I have a large family, which means it's very difficult for me to find not only the time to write, but a space to write in. My little computer desk is wedged in the corner of my kids' bedroom, buried under a towering heap of stuffed animals. I discovered my poor printer had a cookie wedged in the paper feed, LOL. Kids! But that's my life. It's not perfect but it's wonderful :-D Maybe someday I'll be able to sit around in satin gowns snacking on bon-bons.

Sam: What? No satin gown and bon-bons?? LOL! Best of luck with this book Tawny - I know it will be a best seller! And thank you for taking the time to pop by and do my interview!

Tawny: Thanks again, Sam! From your lips to the book goddesses :-D


Karen Scott said...

Hey, nice cover, did Syneca do this one?

Sam said...

I didn't get the chance to ask Tawny - I bet yes.
She does Gorgeous covers. I also like Scott Carpenter's covers.

Lyn Cash said...

Sam, what a great interview. Couldn't help but laugh at the cookie in the printer. First sex scene I wrote was on an old Selectric typewriter, and a paperclip got hung in the works, making the thing smoke. Should have been my 1st clue.

Also looked at Horse Passages post - that's one I'm recommending to some neighbor girls.


Sam said...

Thanks Lyn!
That is hystercal about the smoking typewriter - Hot stuff, lol!

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

As I sit here blog-hopping and popping bon-bons while luxuriating at the keyboard in my satin gown *cough* I read your interview with Tawny, Sam. Loved it! I’ve never read a romance with a dragon for a hero. It sounds absolutely fascinating!

Sam said...

Yes, the satin gown. I keep getting my feather boa stuck in the keyboard, and the real reason I have a dog is so it can get the bon-bons I've dropped on the floor before I step on them - but such is a writer's life...

Cheyenne McCray said...

Awesome interview and sounds like a wonderful book!!!