As part of the Riptide Publishing Grand Opening blog tour, I’d like to welcome Andrea Speed.
Take it away, Andrea:
What draws you to romance?
Is it pretentious to just say I’m drawn to writing, and I really don’t think much about genre? I’m pretentious then. I write with little regard to genre.
Have you ever written outside the romance genre? If not, do you ever plan to?
Oh yes, I’m happy to write in any and all genres. But I love writing horror for some reason, and action adventure is quite fun too. I will take any excuse to write a horror story, though.
What’s the sexiest feature on a man to you? And on a woman? Why? Man? Chest. Woman? Eyes. But I could give the boring answer a sense of humor in both cases as well.
What’s your own sexiest feature? My sense of humor.
By night you’re a caped crusader, romance writer. What do you do by day? I’m a home health care worker.
What was the very first romance you ever read?
I bet absolutely no one counts The Left Hand of Darkness as a romance. But I do, and I’d say that was it.
Who are your latest crushes (celebrity, book character, or otherwise)? Do fictional characters count? Michael from La Femme Nikita (the ’90’s TV series) is awesome beyond the telling of it. And Nikita was pretty hot too.
Do you ever keep those people in your mind when writing your own works? Not really, although if I can ever figure out how to sneak him into a story, I will.
If you could pick anyone in the world to be the cover model(s) on your latest release, who would it be? Hmm. Shirtless Hugh Jackman? Fine. Especially if he’s in Wolverine mode.
What’s your favorite hobby outside of writing? I can’t say writing? What about reading? No? Well, I like creating music mixes, and doing basic home projects. Painting can also be very relaxing.
What would constitute your own personal happily ever after? Alone in a really super plush cave in an isolated place in Tibet. With computer access, of course. (I need to get my crazed loner thing on from time to time.)
My Riptide short story, Pretty Monsters is a humorous paranormal and will be released on October 30.
Here’s the blurb:
Josh knew the night shift at the Quik-Mart would be full of freaks and geeks—and that was before the hell portal opened in the parking lot. Still, he likes to think he can roll with things. Sure, the zombies make a mess sometimes, but at least they never reach for anything more threatening than frozen burritos.
Besides, it’s not all lizard-monsters and the walking dead. There’s also the mysterious hottie with the sly red lips and a taste for sweets.
Josh has had the hots for Hot Guy since the moment he laid eyes on him, and it seems Hot Guy might be sweet on Josh too. Now if only Josh could figure out whether that’s a good thing, a bad thing, or something in between. After all, with a hell vortex just a stone’s throw away, Josh has learned to take nothing at face value—even if it’s a very, very pretty face.
To preorder, please click this link: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/pretty-monsters-josh-damned-1
For every Riptide book you preorder, you’ll be entered into a drawing for several bundles of Riptide author’s backlist books.
This is where I can be found on the web:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website URL: http://andreaspeed.com/
Blog URL: http://andreaspeed.com/
Goodreads Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3020553.Andrea_Speed
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– Riptide Publishing’s GRAND PRIZE for their entire launch tour – an iPad! (winner for this will be drawn Jan 5th 2012)
– A Kindle or Nook (winners drawn Jan 5th 2012)
– Choice of Infected: Prey or Making Contact. (winner drawn on 12th October)