I know you came to meet the wonderful and talented Claire de Lune....but in case you came to enter the raffle for the first time....or the second time...let me tell you about it.
We Are Giving Away $50 Amazon Gift Card, And 4 Free Books To the People who Enter the Raffle....and follow the rules
66 PEOPLE ENTERED LAST WEEK'S RAFFLE
ONLY 4 PEOPLE FOLLOWED THE RULES
ONLY 4 PEOPLE REALLY ENTERED
I LAUGHED.....A LOT
Here's the Rule: You are going to have to read through the blurb and both excerpts. You will have to leave 2 comments on the blog. The question will be embedded in the Rafflecopter thingy that you click. When you comment, you will have to answer those 2 questions, which if you have read the blurb and two excerpts, you will know the answer. You will be entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. :), two of Diane Leyne's books and two of mine. It's a sweet prize, that will require rule following, reading and thought. If you have ANY problems, entering the raffle, please PM Caitlyn O'Leary on Facebook.
Let me get to the REALLY good Part, and introduce Claire de Lune! Who just finished writing Virginia's Awakening. Claire, can you tell me a bit about yourself?
Caitlyn, thanks for letting me come all the way over the internet from England to be on your blog, *snicker*. I spent thirty plus years teaching 11-18 years olds. Then ill-health obliged me to retire.
Once I started to recover I missed the contact with young people and depression returned. Then my youngest son challenged me to write a novel of my own and I wrote "Initiation" book one in the Prometheus in Chains series. Since then writing has taken over my life.
It's been like a roller-coaster ride and a very pleasurable one at that. When I sent off my first book to Siren I had no idea what I was setting in motion. I have made many good friends, some readers and some fellow authors. Writing has certainly changed my life.
Claire, I know all of your fans are thankful that your son threw down that challenge! I have a couple of questions for you.
If you had to choose to give up one, which would it be, chocolate or sex?
It would have to be chocolate, that makes you fat.
Why did you choose to write erotica?I was reading a lot of it and got interested in BDSM. It seemed to fit well in my first book, and so I took it from there. My characters tend to be older and I wanted to show that life, love, romance and sex go on well into your sixties and beyond, so it was natural to have a portrayal of their sex-lives as an integral part of who they are.
Describe your idea of the perfect first date.
A pleasant meal in a secluded setting, maybe on the beach as a picnic. Warm weather, wine and strawberries to end the meal. Next comes a bare-foot stroll and a romantic interlude.
If you’re in a relationship, describe your first date with that person.
A café in the late evening, tables outside in the warm evening air, mountains in the distance half-glimpsed in the twilight. The lights of the city beginning to come on. The smell of summer blossoms and a long cool drink and nibbles.
Do you fall in love with the characters you write?
Sometimes, I do especially if they are based on someone I like or admire. No character is ever an exact copy of anyone at all, but Master Angus looks like Sean Connery and acts like himself. Not all of my heroes are devilishly handsome, but I do believe that beauty comes from within.
Where do you get the ideas to develop your characters?Experience of life mainly. I start with a character, an idea of what they are like then I pout them into situations and see how they cope and react.
What series do you read and can’t wait for the next installment?To be honest I don't have much time for reading at the moment. Real life and family matters have taken most of my attention lately. I will always find time to read the next installment of Club Esoteria by Cooper Mackenzie and Sage Marlowe's Romeo and Julian or the Sub series, also the Cynster novels of Stephanie Laurens.
Do you have a favorite activity to recharge your batteries before you start a new project?
I like to embroider and I love appliqué.
Do you ever get angry at the characters you write?
Yes. Sometimes they don't do what I expect, or someone unexpected gets into the plot, then I have been known to say the odd rude word.
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