I’m interviewing Suzette Rose Cauler today, author of paranormal erotic romance “Taking Chances”. My questions are bolded, and Suzette’s responses are in regular font.
1) What’s the hardest part of being an author?
For me, the hardest part of writing is just sitting down and getting started. There’s so much to do–so many other distractions that sometimes I have to really force myself into the chair. If I sit down, and navigate away from Facebook, chances are I’ll be productive. It works for my day job, and it often works for my fiction writing. The difference is I’m not on anyone else’s schedule with my fiction writing, so I have to hold myself accountable. I am an expert at procrastination, so that can be incredibly difficult.
2) Can you give us a short synopsis of Taking Chances?
Driven by a dark past and prepared to risk her life, shape-shifter Dakota Laveaux enters the Ettore compound on a life-changing mission, only to find herself shockingly unprepared. Despite her intense training, she bungles a retrieval mission and ends up with the wrong mark. Though she manages to salvage the mission, an irresistible hunger for vampire Kane Ettore threatens to derail her plans and a case of mistaken identity leads her to risk everything, including her heart. Dakota must decide what’s more important to her, revenge or love, and whether it’s possible to have both.
3) Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?
It’s a series. Each book will follow the main character, Dakota Laveaux, as she confronts danger, lust, and love in a world full of paranormals who often have agendas opposite her own. Dakota is out to avenge a group of shifters, but the constant obstacles she encounters will make doing so much harder than she’d ever imagined but also more interesting.
4) How many hours per day do you spend writing?
Well, I spend about 5 or 6 hours a day writing for my day job. I’m lucky to work from home, so sometimes it’s more, sometimes less. Then, I try to work on fiction for about two or three hours a day. Someday my fingers will fall off from all the typing.
5) What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
Hmmm…That is really difficult to answer. I can’t name just one. How about a series? Or two? My top two favorites right now are the Shifters Unbound Series and the Black Dagger Brotherhood books. Now, my favorite in the romance genre overall is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It’s not erotic romance, but the love scenes are still pretty hot, and I’ve read the book about five times now.
6) What are you working on now?
I’ve recently finished the first draft of a menage novel. It’s my very first menage! Now, I’m working on revising, revising, revising (oh yeah, and more revising) before I hand it over to someone else for some feedback. So far, it’s titled The Secret-Keeper’s Choice, but that might change. Once I’ve finished with this one, I have another half-finished m/f romance to complete.
Author: Suzette Cauler
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Risking her life is nothing new to shape-shifter Dakota Laveaux, but when the thief-for-hire enters the Ettore compound, she gets far more than she bargained for. Determined to keep a haunting promise, Dakota will do anything to complete her mission, but the dangerously sexy Kane Ettore, leader of the Ettore vampire clan, becomes a delicious distraction. From the moment they meet, Dakota is drawn along on a roller coaster ride of mistaken identities, missed chances, scorching passion, and undeniable bliss.
Has sleeping with the enemy ever felt so good?
Dakota is hopelessly torn between her need for revenge and the insatiable hunger Kane inspires in her. With her life hanging in the balance, Dakota must decide whether to trust the vampire she’s already betrayed or take her chances with the cunning werewolf who has promised to help her. How far will she go to win this deadly game, and will she lose her heart in the process?
Suzette Rose Cauler has loved books (all types really) for as long as she can remember. As a child, she’d get lost in books for hours, using a flashlight to read under the covers long past bedtime. She read her first romance novel as a preteen and was immediately hooked by the swoon-worthy heroes and daring, spunky damsels. Though her reading tastes have definitely matured, Suzette continues to enjoy romance novels, especially those of the erotic, paranormal, fantasy, or historical variety. She writes almost as voraciously as she reads and typically falls head over heels in love with her heroes.
Though everyday types of romantic situations do appeal to her, stories that include adventure, intrigue, or danger have always made Suzette’s heart go pitter patter. If they incorporate some science fiction too, she is even happier. You’ll find elements like these in most of her stories as well as strong heroines who can fight their own battles but sometimes enjoy letting someone else take the lead.
Suzette lives on the East Coast with five special people who help keep her spirit young and her imagination fresh.
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