Saturday, May 25, 2013

Welcome Clare Dargin today

Please give a warm welcome to author Clare Dargin today.

To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?

I am presently editing the second book in the Cold Warriors Universe entitled “Ice and Peace”.  It should be out summer 2013. 

How would you describe yourself using only five words?

Procrastinator, Funny, Quiet, Assertive, Friendly

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Yes, writing Erotic Romance.  I can’t tell you why, but believe you me it is definitely a guilty pleasure. 

If we asked your muse to describe you using five words, what do you think they would say?

Doubtful, critical, procrastinator, addicted (to Facebook), writer’s block (most of the time)

Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.

That I started out writing sweet romance.  And slowly over time as my confidence grew, so did the spiciness of my material. 

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Well, here in Michigan or/and in Washington State.  I think Puget Sound is beautiful.

How do you get yourself in the mood to write?

Any way I can.  From waiting for the mood to strike me, staring at a blank computer screen, reading my WIP’s, listening to music.  Whatever works, I go for it. 

If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?

That’s a very good question.  I would have to say it depends on what their tastes are.  If they are into mainstream science fiction.   I would say Kybernatia because the plot is very straightforward while still having that scifi feel.  And as for romance, I would say  Cold Warriors because I think it strikes a strong balance between traditional science fiction and romance.  (Kinda if the love story of the new Spock and Uhura were expanded in the newly redone Star Trek movies.)

About Cold Warriors....
Decadent Publishing
Military Science Fiction/Futuristic Interracial/Multicultural

Left in cryogenic stasis for nearly a century, Caitlin Driskoll is awakened and drafted into a war she knows nothing about. Expected to defend a world where her kind is despised and expendable, she discovers love and respect from the one man who can’t be associated with her.

Lieutenant Colonel Medoro Keegan has spent a lifetime in the Marines. With no family to speak of, the Corps and his ship, the USS Blanchard, are all the loved ones he needs…until Caitlin sparks a fire within, that threatens to consume him if he doesn’t walk away.

Will he choose a life of certainty in the only world he knows or give it all to Caitlin and run the risk of losing someone, yet again?

Teaser Excerpt:

He didn’t know what to say. His first clash with her had distracted him to the point of madness. It had been some time since he’d had such a powerful encounter with a woman. The last one to push his buttons that hard, he wound up marrying.
Caitlin was stubborn, mouthy, somewhat insubordinate, and filled with an innate force he had not seen in sometime. She had no problem in standing up for who or what she believed in. He didn’t like the feelings she stirred in him. He dare not consider them. Especially with her. She was a subordinate and a cryo. It was against regulations for him to even think of starting anything with her.
He shifted his stance. His heart pounded in his ears and breaths quickened. “Ms. Driskoll. I don’t know what you expect from me.”
“Nothing more than I expect from myself.”
Before he knew it, he crossed the distance between them and swept her into a searing kiss. He caressed her body, touching every curve. Arousal sped through his body like lightening. He dug his fingers in her hair and hungrily dominated her mouth, his tongue delving in, playing with hers. Gripping her waist, he lifted her up and placed on her the table. She arched her neck exposing her creamy skin. He nipped and bit at it enjoying its smoothness. He reached up and caressed her breasts, a need filling him to see them, taste them.
He was ready to slip off into oblivion when he remembered himself. It was the middle of the day; they were in a briefing room and would be caught. Breaking off the kiss, he raised his hands in surrender.
“Jesus,” he said in between breaths.
“What?” she panted, as she straightened her uniform.
“Please leave. Just go.” He closed his eyes, wrestling his feelings into submission. Holding them down, he shuddered. Dear God, help me. He needed her so badly. His breathing slowed to a normal rate. When he opened his eyes, she was gone.
“Sir, you’re needed on the bridge,” the voice on the com said.
“Be right there,” he replied, grateful for the distraction.

Look for Book Two, Ice and Peace to be coming soon from Decadent Publishing

About the Author:

Clare Dargin is an author of Science Fiction and Military Science Fiction Romance. She has been writing stories all of her life before being published in 2007. She is a great fan of all things science fiction and romance and loves promoting the genre.

She is an educator by profession and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from a major mid-western university. She presently resides in the Midwestern United States and is pursuing a graduate degree. In the future she hopes to expand her writings to include non-fiction, historical romance, and contemporary novels.

1 comment:

Clare D. said...

Dawn, thanks for hosting me. :)

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