A three-time recipient of the Word Weaving Award for Literary Excellence and a three-time winner of the prestigious RIO Award Of Excellence. We give you Patricia A. Rasey.
1. See that heatwave is coming out can you give us a teaser?
Absolutely. Heat Wave comes out Monday the 28th and is a sequel to my novella Spirit Me Away. But both can be read as standalone stories.
“So you’re telling me that if I save your life, I—”
“Whoa there, ghost boy. I don’t care how incredibly hot you are, I have no intention of flirting with death just so you can come back as a mortal. Besides, I’m not even positive that’s how the whole thing worked.”
“But if there’s a chance—”
Lauren twisted in her chair and glared at him. “Don’t even think it. I came here for a little vacation time. I have one week. One week. I have no intention of tempting fate with a little ghostly resurrection.”
“No need to get all testy,” he grumbled, a frown turning down a full set of lips. Damn if they didn’t look kissable. His gaze narrowed. “You think?” His fingers touched his full lower lip, turning his frown back into a sexy grin.
Lauren gave him her back, ignoring the fact he had just read her mind again. “Don’t you have something better to do? You’re making me miss the beautiful sunset.”
His chuckle smoothed over her. She liked the deep sound. She had always been a sucker for guys with deep voices and a great sense of humor.
“What exactly am I supposed to do?”
“Haunt someone maybe?”
“But that would be you since I’m technically stuck here and you are the only one in residence.”
“Oh yeah.” She waved her hand in the air but didn’t bother giving him her attention. “Then why not just disappear and leave me to this gorgeous view?”
He floated over, stopping just in front of the large picture window and smirked. “Wouldn’t you much rather look at this?” One of his brows rose in challenge.
Luckily the tent in his khakis had disappeared, otherwise she would’ve been staring that in the eye. “Although you are sinfully gorgeous, no sense in me trying to deny it since you can read my thoughts anyway, I find that you exhaust me. Why not conserve your energy for next week when someone else will be here to bother?”
“Figures you would pick that part out of what I said.”
He gave her a wink, right before he dissipated. Just like that. No warning, no goodbye.
2. Do you believe in ghosts?
I do believe in spirits. I think there are some strange things that happen that can’t be explained in any other manner than the dead looking over the living. But I have not ever had an encounter myself.
3. Fan of Ronda Rousey?
I Love UFC and I was a fan of Rhonda’s until her appearance on The Ultimate Fighter. It sort of colored the way I viewed her after that. But she is definitely tough and an awesome fighter.
4. Short stories or novels?
Novels. I would rather read a larger story with more ‘meat.’ However, there are times I want a short story when I don’t always have the time to dig into a larger one. A fast read, if you will.
5. how did you decide on this particular genre?
I’ve written historical romances, romantic suspense and paranormal. I love the RS genre. But I sort of fell into the Paranormal Genre at the urging of a good friend. Lara Adrian suggested that I get back into Writing vampires. Ghosts was a little side project. The paranormal genre has worked out better for me.
6. What do you do when you aren’t writing?
I also work full time. I work for a software company called WriteWay, and we are soon to be launching a new database for authors with a host of tools to help authors market themselves called MyAuthorBiz. And I also have a family that I like to spend time with. We enjoying camping and boating in the summer.
7. Scariest thing you read or wrote?
I loved William Diehl’s Primal Fear series. It was awesome. There were three books in the series–each worth reading. Scariest thing I wrote? Probably Fear the Dark. It was my darkest story, I think.
8. Any book more difficult to write than others?
Love You to Pieces was a bit more of a challenge for me because I was thinking of ending my writing career at that time in my life. I was extremely busy and my books weren’t selling. Thankfully I stuck at it. Viper came next–and it was a bit of struggle to switch genres and get back to writing–but I did, and now I think I’m fully back in the swing.
9. Most overrated author?
I think writing is subjective. Who I might think isn’t a great author, it may be another reader’s favorite author.
10. Any interesting fan mail?
Nothing too out there. All my readers have been the best. I love receiving letters from readers, telling me how much they enjoyed my stories. And, nothing really surprises me or takes me off guard. Not after doing research and talking to those who thought or believe they are real vampires. I did a lot of research on them for my books Deadly Obsession and The Hour Before Dawn.
11. Favorite villain?
Of mine? Psyche from Eyes of Betrayal is hands down my fav villain I wrote. That book will be re-released later this year. Rosalee from the Sons of Sangue is awfully fun to write too.
12. what got you into writing?
My kids were tucked away in school and I loved to read. In high school I took some creative writing courses. I needed and outlet for my imagination. So once I began reading romance novels, there was no turning back. I knew it was something I could do.
13. bio not on net?
I do have a bio on the net. You can check it out here on my website: http://www.patriciarasey.com/#!bio/c1ktj
14. anything youd like to add?
I just want to thank you for taking the time to interview me. I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read my work. And now that the vampire bikers are seeming to take off a bit, I think I’ll stick with them a good long time.
This post first appeared on Virtually Loaded | Blog For Music, Authors, Gaming And More, please read the originial post: here