Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Author Interview & Giveaway with Roxanne Rhoads





Please help me welcome author Roxanne Rhoads, author of Paranormal Pleasures to A Buckeye Girl Reads! 

1.) What made you decide to do an anthology of erotic paranormal stories? 
 

Every time one of my ebooks has come out I’ve been asked, is it available in print? And I have to say no. So I decided to put together several of my shorts that have only appeared digitally and offer them in both digital and print formats so everyone can be happy and get what they want. Eight of the stories are previously published with 2 brand new stories that have not been published before.

2.) Do you have a favorite story among the ones that are in the anthology?

A Halloween to Remember is my favorite. I love Halloween and the idea behind the story- that wild things could happen at a crazy, sexy Halloween party- really brought out my creativity, even if it is a little kinky. Can you imagine going to a party like that? It would be wild, though I honestly can say I don’t think I’d be anything more than an observer.

3.) What would you like readers to come away after reading your books? 
 

I want them to have enjoyed the story ;-) and hopefully want more- more of my stories, more of my books,  and even more of the characters because some of the stories contain characters that will appear again. A couple characters have roles in my in progress novels.

4.) I love being a host for your book promotion company, Bewitching Book Tours, what made you decide to start your own promotion business for other writers?
 

After operating Fang-tastic Books for a couple years and getting to know many authors and book bloggers I had the idea that I could do more for authors than just offer them a spot at my site, I could help them promote around the web. I had noticed a couple virtual book tour companies out there but no one really focused on paranormal and urban fantasy books. I kicked the idea around for months then finally I just decided to go for it. The very first day I announced it I had my first customer, Alayna Williams (love you Alayna/Laura) and from there things just took off. I’m thrilled to be able to help authors promote their books and that they are enjoying the tours so much.

5.) What influenced you to write paranormal erotic romance?  
 

I am a long time fan of paranormal books. As a kid I read anything I could about ghosts and witches then after discovering Anne Rice vampires were my thing. As I grew older sexual topics were not something I shied away from and my love of steamy romances combined with my love of the paranormal made writing paranormal erotica and erotic romance a natural progression. It’s where I found my niche.

6.) When is your next book coming out?

I don’t know. Currently I am playing the waiting game. Other writers know what I mean- you write, you query, you submit- and you wait.

I do have a few shorts coming out in in the Pill Hill Press Daily Flashes of Erotica Quarterly Anthologies. I have one story, “A Hot and Sticky Summer Night” in DFE #2 which is available now and I have stories scheduled to appear in DFE #3 and #4 as well, those will be out later this year. I also have an erotic horror story, “Succubitch” in the Pill Hill Press anthology Sinisterotica which was recently released.

7.) Where can we find you on the web?
 

at my blog
www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com




Thanks for the e-arc of Paranormal Pleasures, I really enjoyed it!!
 

I am so glad you did. I love hearing that.

Thanks so much for having me at your site today.

Giveaway details:

To enter, just to state that you are entering the giveaway. & feel free to ask Roxanne a question or two! You don't have to be a blog follower to enter, but it would be nice. Giveaway is open until  11:59pm Wednesday June 22nd. If I don't hear from the winner within two days of contacting them, I will unfortunately have to pick a new winner. This giveaway is for the EBOOK version of Paranormal romance.
Title: Paranormal Pleasures Ten Tales of Supernatural Seduction
Author: Roxanne Rhoads
Publisher: Bewitching Books
Genre: Paranormal erotica
ISBN: 0615470386 / 9780615470382
Page Count: 138

Book description:
Ten tantalizing, erotic tales of vampires, witches and demons grace the pages of this short story collection by Roxanne Rhoads.

Step into the darkness and let these tales tempt and tease to satisfy your paranormal cravings.

Eight of Roxanne Rhoads' previous eBook publications appear in print for the first time, along with two brand new, never before published tales of supernatural love and lust.

A Last Goodbye

New witch Marissa is learning the ropes of being one of The Others. One of her mentors is vampire Deirdre, a tall beauty who really irritates Marissa. Marissa is extremely pissed when she shows up to Dante's Ball and finds Deirdre there with Marissa's recent ex-boyfriend, Jeff. The one she was encouraged to break up with because of his humanity. Deirdre explains her reasons for bringing Jeff and offers to help Marissa say goodbye to him in a way none of them will ever forget

Overkill... (Read more)
A Last Goodbye
New witch Marissa is learning the ropes of being one of The Others. One of her mentors is vampire Deirdre, a tall beauty who really irritates Marissa. Marissa is extremely pissed when she shows up to Dante's Ball and finds Deirdre there with Marissa's recent ex-boyfriend, Jeff. The one she was encouraged to break up with because of his humanity. Deirdre explains her reasons for bringing Jeff and offers to help Marissa say goodbye to him in a way none of them will ever forget
Overkill
Vanessa is tired of her boyfriend Simon’s promiscuous vampire ways and stakes him, repeatedly- not close enough to the heart to kill him but close enough to make it hurt. But now she’s had a change of heart and considers embracing the sexual world of the vampire instead of being jealous of it.
Witch in the Middle
Ariadne is a witch torn between two men, a vampire and a human. Her heart doesn’t want to choose but the men force her to make a decision that could break her heart, unless with the help of the Goddess all three of them can come to a mutually acceptable…and enjoyable agreement.
When It Storms
Devon’s witchy girlfriend becomes insatiable every time a storm rolls around and he’s more than happy to give her exactly what she needs.
Monster Inside
Shannon’s never seen her vampire boyfriend, Logan, vamp out before. Then one night he has to kill to save her life. Can she ever look at him the same way again?
The Questioning Concubine
Elita, a pure blood witch, has come home to find who or what killed her parents and to take her rightful place as the head of the coven. After five years of investigating and exhausting all conventional methods at her disposal, she decides to do the one thing a good witch should never do—summon a demon. The demon is not what she expected. Elita is soon swept up in his power… and her own.
Renata
The residents of the sleepy little town of Flushing, Michigan had no idea a vampire lived among them, seducing and drinking from all the men in town. Renata walked among them, blending in, taking only what she needed. One night, while she was on the prowl for fresh blood at a carnival, a handsome carnie caught her eye. She had no way of knowing he was a vampire hunter and was there for her.
Sea of Blood
Liana made Nerissa a vampire centuries ago in the islands of Greece but she’s never tired of her companion or the way she hunts her prey.

A Halloween to Remember
What says Halloween better than a wild party at an old Victorian mansion complete with its own cemetery? Perhaps meeting the man of your dreams thanks to the magic of Halloween.
Adena can’t believe her eyes when she spots Dimitri in the library- he looks like something straight off the cover of a historical romance novel-the type of guy she’s always dreamed of. Too bad he disappears before she has the chance to introduce herself. When she finally spots him again later that night she decides she’s not letting him get away again. Adena thinks she’s finally found the one. Until she wakes up alone the next morning- in the cemetery.

Halloween magic brought them together but will it be strong enough to keep them together?


Witching You A Merry Christmas

Witch Vicki has been leery of vampires ever since she was attacked five years ago. Daniel's a vampire and he's been secretly in love in with Vicki for two years ever since becoming Vicki's partner in The Guardians a supernatural group of paranormal crime fighters. Daniel loves Christmas and hopes the spirit of the holidays will soften Vicki's hatred of vampires and help her see him in a new light. Will he get his Christmas wish?
 
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