Guest Author Susan Hayes

25 Jun

Today we have the honor of hosting Susan Hayes here on Naughty Ever After. Susan, thank you for joining us today. We will just go ahead and jump right into the interview

I see that your are sharing a release date with us on July 2nd, can you tell us a bit about your new release and why you like to write the genre that you do?

Three hundred year old Duncan wants Tabi, someone wants revenge on Duncan, and all Tabi wanted was to grab her sandwich out of her car. When a rogue vampire attacks the one mortal Duncan cares about, Duncan’s forced to drop his defenses and bring Tabi into his home, his world and his heart. I love a good ghost story, or vampire, or monster, or…well. You get the idea. My favorite stories to write are the type I like to read, paranormal or science-fiction.

2. What is your philosophy on love, life and relationships?

I am a hopeful romantic. Love is amazing, wonderful and sometimes it’s as hard to hold onto as quicksilver, but it’s always worth the risk of getting hurt to try and connect with someone else, or in the case of many of my books, several someones. Love isn’t one size fits all.

3. Your books are paranormal romance, so what is your favorite character race and why? Would you be one if you could?

I love shifters. They represent the dark, wild side in all of us, powerful and instinctual, with the veneer of civilization torn away. A tiger shifter would be my choice, but only if I could control the change and not risk my friends becoming kitty snacks every month!

4. Have you always wanted to be an author? Do you write full time or do other things steal your writing time?

I have always been a writer, but it took me a long time to grow confident enough to actually let other people see what I’d written, and longer still to try and have it published. I don’t write full time yet, but it’s something I hope to do sometime in the future. Until then, I have that pesky mortgage to pay and my cat really isn’t holding up her end financially, so I spend my days as an office manager.

5. What do your family and friends think of your writing?

My friends are all incredibly supportive and I love ‘em for it. My parents are proud of me, and my Mum has no trouble telling people her daughter writes smut. (Her word, not mine!)  The rest of my family isn’t really aware of what I write. At least…not yet.

6. Who has been your favorite character to write so far and why?

I’m going to cheat on this question! My favorite heroine to write was Kyra, from my first book, “Whispers in the Dark.” She had courage and sass and dealt with the fact she was being hunted by a vampire far better than I suspect I would have.  My favorite hero is Jason, from “On Jason’s Watch.” He was an absolute hoot to write, because he’s a natural born comedian with an adrenaline addiction. He had appeared in the first book of that series as well, and I couldn’t wait to tell his story and see how he dealt with being the one falling head over heels. Especially when his lady love turned out to be a werewolf.

7. What make a good antagonist in your opinion?

A good antagonist has reasons for what they’re doing. They have an agenda they believe in, and there is a back story that has brought them to this point. It doesn’t have to be a complex reason, but there’s something that’s put them on this path. Of course, since I write paranormals a lot, I tend to write antagonists who are chillingly creepy. (At least to me.)

8. What would you like our readers to know about you and your books?

My heroines are not waiting for Prince Charming to come save them. They’re strong women, sometimes stronger than they ever imagined they could be. With heroines like that, the men had to be made to match. They’re protective warriors who fall in love with women who want to be at their side, not hiding in the corner.

9. What is your next project and when can we expect to see it?

I have two projects submitted to Siren at the moment and I am just waiting for them to cast judgment. Hopefully they’ll say yes, and that will mean that Blind Bet, my first sci-fi story, will be released sometime in early autumn. The other project is something of a secret for now. *winks*

Bio:

Susan lives out on the Canadian west coast surrounded by open water, dear family and good friends. She’s jumped out of perfectly good airplanes on purpose and had lunch next to royalty by accident. She’s worked for local law enforcement, been a freelance wordsmith and bakes what she claims are the world’s best double-chocolate & caramel brownies. She’s passionately in love with the written word (and a few of her more hunky creations.) Writing is her joy, her escape from reality and the only way she knows of to quiet the nagging harridan of a muse she claims the universe assigned to her.

 

susan hayes eternal bonds cover

 

 

You can get your copy of Eternal Bonds here.

http://www.bookstrand.com/eternal-bonds

 

You can find Susan at any of these links below. Thanks again for joining us Susan and good luck with the new release.

Links:

Blog: http://www.susanhayes.ca

Siren Author Page:  HYPERLINK “http://www.bookstrand.com/susan-hayes” http://www.bookstrand.com/susan-hayes

Twitter: https://twitter.com/capricia13

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-Hayes/551945384831723

2 Responses to “Guest Author Susan Hayes”

  1. Tara Rose June 25, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    Sounds like a fabulous read, Susan! Congrats on the new release! 🙂

    • Susan Hayes June 25, 2013 at 10:10 am #

      Thanks Tara! And thank all you lovely people behind Naughty Ever After for hosting me today. *throws roses and candy*

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