Today I'm excited to be featuring and interviewing author Rosanna Leo. Rosanna is an author of erotic fantasy romance (a girl after my own heart!)
RL: I love the research aspect, having been a student of history and literature. I love delving into a new world, whether fictional of my own making, or based on truth. And being able to bring a new set of characters to life is so rewarding, especially when you get favorable reactions from readers.
I couldn't agree more. Meeting new characters is one of the best parts of reading and writing. Are you working on another book right now?
RL: Always! My new shifter series comes out May 20 with the first book of the series, Predator’s Kiss, and I’m working on my second selkie book as well.
Oooo, a shifter series, I love it! If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
RL: Don’t take it so hard.
Great advice. What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
RL: When it’s a writing day, it’s a writing day. I work outside the home as well, and can’t write all the time. So when it’s a writing day, I remain focused.
Great work ethic! How do you cope with stress as an author?
RL: Take a break. Sometimes you need to remove yourself from that manuscript and breathe.
Yes, we do forget to breathe at times, don't we? ;) What good book have you read recently?
RL: “Rowena through the Wall” by Melodie Campbell. Sexy and fun!
I'll have to add that one to my to read list. Thanks for dropping by Rosanna! Here is a bit about Rosanna's latest release, Sunburn:
Patience O’Conner is a travel blogger who lives for her work. Her dedication to her readers brings her to the famed Helios Resort in Mexico, a locale that stuns her with its beauty but at which she suffers from some very strange accidents.
Luckily, hunky resort bartender Apollo Delos is always there in the nick of time, a malcontent guardian angel. Apollo stuns Patience again and again with his life-saving abilities, to say nothing of his smoldering looks and apparent desire to keep her alive.
Before long, Patience wonders if there is more to the sexy bartender than mixed cocktails and insane first-aid skills. Something strange is happening at Helios and Apollo doesn’t want to talk about it.
Can Patience open herself up to this enigmatic man, even though she is terrified to be vulnerable again? And can Apollo recover from an eternity of hurt and learn to trust once more? They must both decide before Death comes calling.
And here is an excerpt to get you warmed up:
She approached the booth, only to find the blond bartender manning it. Her eyes almost popped and she blurted, “You!”
He grinned, but there was still a tightness around his eyes, as if he were sizing her up. “Hello, Patience.” His strained expression said volumes about what he considered to be the unsuitability of her name.
She tried to ignore the sucker punch in her gut, the one that hit her as soon as his deep, velvety voice caressed her eardrums. “Aren’t you supposed to be at the bar?”
His smile grew wider, showing off his perfect white teeth. “I’m everywhere.”
“Clearly.” She forced herself to look away from his gorgeous face, feeling light-headed because of the suns dancing in her eyes, the suns that seemed to come from him. To distract herself, she touched a few of the painted bowls on display. Not that it snuffed out those blasted suns.
He stepped closer. “Do you see anything you like?”
She choked on her saliva and coughed like a victim of the Black Death. He rushed to calm her, putting his hand on her back, massaging. She recovered upon feeling his touch and was hit by the bizarre, fleeting notion his touch made her recover. As if he’d healed her.
Utter nonsense. Yet as much as it was nonsense, her head swam with the bizarre possibility.
“Better?” he asked quietly, his face serious now.
She stared into the man’s eyes. They were blue, so very blue. “Uh, yeah, thanks.” Curiosity got the better of her and the question poured out. “What’s your name anyway?”
He breathed in. “Apollo Delos.”
“Oh, wow,” she said, breaking into a grin. “Just like Apolo Anton Ohno! I loved him on Dancing with the Stars!”
He got a curious look and let out a strange laugh. “Yeah. Just like him.”
Sunburn is available at http://www.lsbooks.com/sunburn-p743.php
Rosanna Leo is a multi-published, erotic romance author with Liquid Silver Books. Her books include For the Love of a God, Up In Flames, Sweet Hell, The Selkie and her newest, Sunburn. When not writing, she can be found haunting dusty library stacks or planning her next star-crossed love affair.