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What advice would you give to writers just starting out?
I would tell young writers not to ever give up on their dreams. Find a good critique partner and learn to take advice from others. I would also suggest to find writer friends, writing can be very solitary and friends help with the questions that can’t be answered by anyone else.
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
Oh yes! I find I usually suffer from writers block when I’m trying to force my characters to do something that they don’t want to do. It can last for a day to months, depending on how stubborn I’m being. What works for me is to skip the piece that I’m trying to write and work around it. Then, later on the missing link to the piece I’m trying to write will reveal itself, sometimes in the oddest of places.
What comes first: the plot or the characters?
I think they both came at the same time. When I have an idea for a new story I see the plot and the character. But I don’t think it would be wrong to have said either one. A writer could think of a plot and then the characters that would fit the situation or the writer could have a specific character that they wanted to write about and then think of a plot that would fit the character. When I got the idea for the first book in this series I had the idea of a hostile alien invasion and the idea of how a strong willed woman, Eva, would react to it.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I’m mostly a pantser, but I have some plotter in me. If I have a choice I like being pantser, there’s something magical about finding out what’s happening in the story as I go along. I find out all kinds of interesting things about my character and the story line.
Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
There’s nothing mentioned about Jess and JB’s relationship in the blurb. We know from Dangerously Yours that Jess and JB are friends, but in Dangerously Yours we delve deeper into that friendship. In Dangerously Hers we also see how Eva’s life has changed and we see how she has grown in the last few years. This book is about friendship, starting over and finding love. You don’t have to be a sci-fi fan to understand that concept. It’s the makings of a really good love story.
Are you working on something at present that you would like to tell us about?
I have two more books on the way for the Loving Dangerously series: Dangerously His and Dangerously Forever. I have more stories in my head for that series so hopefully the books won’t stop there. I’m also working on a superhuman book that will be included in a multi-author series. I have played with two other books that I would like to finish in 2014. I’m hoping 2014 will be the year of a new series as well as the growth of Loving Dangerously.
What is your work schedule like when writing?
It’s pretty hectic. I work a full-time day job and then come home to write. I can write for hours, sometimes into the wee hours of the night, only to get up and start the process all over again. I like to think that I’m productive when I write, sitting down and finishing chapters after chapters, but many times I don’t. I’m easily distracted by the wonders of television and the perils of Facebook.
About Dangerously Hers
Loving Dangerously, Book Three. Jess hates aliens. After the invasion that destroyed Earth, the extraterrestrial bastards sold her to a brothel as a sex slave. She may have escaped but the old memories and fears still linger in the dark corners of her mind. Supposedly Sonis is just the place for her—somewhere safe, where she can heal and start fresh. She’s almost hopeful…until she meets Rasha, her new boss.
Rasha, Captain of the Sonis Royal Guard, is a warrior through and through. He’s huge, sinfully sexy and could have any woman on Sonis—but the woman he wants is Jess. He’s very much an alien and Jess knows she should hate him or at least be wary, but whenever he’s around, she loses control. She tells herself it’s only sex—amazing, mind-blowing sex like nothing else she’s ever experienced—but there’s something about Rasha that shakes her soul. The feel of his skin against hers, the look in his eyes as he touches her—they make her want to believe it’s possible to find love and begin again.
A Romantica® science fiction erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Rasha raised it out of her grasp. “You should never try to take a warrior’s weapon.”
She pulled her hand back in record speed. “I wasn’t trying to take it. I wanted to feel it.”
He lowered his weapon in front of her.
She flicked her hand out nonchalantly. “Never mind. You’re acting like it’s been kissed by Jesus or something.”
“Forget about it. It’s precious, I get it.”
“There’s no reason to get upset. If you no longer want to touch this weapon, I have another…weapon…you can touch.”
She shifted on her feet, feeling the bumbling idiot trying to rise to the surface. “No, thank you.” Yes, please.
He ran his hands down his muscular thighs. “Another time then?”
Jess had the fleeting thought of him running his hands on her. Oh jeez, how good would those hands feel on me.
“I shall leave you alone. I’m sure you have plenty of work to do.”
“Alone? again?” As she spoke, she immediately wanted to take the words back.
He cocked his head. “I could stay if you wish. Eva said you would need ‘space’ in the beginning.”
She snorted. The sound wasn’t pretty at all. She might as well have oinked like a pig while she was at it. “I don’t wish you to stay.”
“Really? Are you sure? We could do something about that.”
Was his voice always this deep?
She picked at her hair nervously. “About what?”
He inhaled sharply. “I can smell you.” Then he let his gaze drop to crotch.
About the Author
A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.