Sunday, February 23, 2014

Welcome Rhiannon Wellman today

Please give a warm welcome to author Rhiannon Wellman today. She was gracious enough to sit down and answer my questions as well as share her new book with us, Red on the Moon.

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

                My to do list is frankly terrifying. And people seem to want to keep adding to it. Lol well in all honesty I can't just write one story at a time, my mind can't focus like that, it needs the freedom to flit from one place to another. Right now, I have four in progress, (a few hours ago it was three but I was talked into getting started on the next one too.)

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

                A drink called Relentless, it's an energy drink. I know it's not good for me but coffee and Tea (I'm British Tea should have a capital letter) make me ill and I NEED caffeine.

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

                Sex mad,
Nutter then a bag of peanuts,
Far too easily distracted by shiny things.

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

                When I was fifteen, I was very nearly paralyzed. I had an operation to remove a lump from my spine that, if left for even a few more hours would have snapped it. The lump was the size of a football (or soccer ball depending on what side of the pond you are)

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

                Spain. I love it there.

Where do you find the inspirations for your stories?

                They tend to just kind of pop into my head at random, little things will spark ideas

Are your characters able to love or do they need to be taught?

                In this story, they are very able to love but need the right person. But I am a romantic at heart and love to have my characters happy in the end.

Coffee, tea or other drink to get you moving in the morning? 

                Other drink, unless I need an excuse to stay in bed.

What is coming up from you in 2014? Anything you want to tease us with?

                I'm hoping to have at least four stories submitted in the next few weeks. Three are virtually finished. They are called.

The Lightson Dynasty. Which is a historical story, it’s a love story with a bit of cross dressing, arranged marriages, comedy and hot sex all mixed up. 

Out of Uniform and into Love. This is a men in uniform story. Two of Navy's best are on leave and go camping, only to get caught in a storm with only a bag full of alcohol and each other for entertainment.

A Dirty Weekend. This on speaks for itself. Two sexy men meet up in a hotel for a weekend of unadulterated sex. But there are twists you might not expect.

And finally, I have no title yet nor do I know a plot really. But I'm going to work on the sequel to Red on the Moon

When you begin your stories, do you go with the flow, or go with an outline?

                I go with the flow, I tend to know roughly where I want to get to, but I'm as much in the dark about what will happen next as the reader.

Is it hard coming up with titles or characters names?

                Very, I'm usually armed with a baby naming book or the internet, I like the names to mean something, even if it's only to me.

Is there any books coming that you are itching to read (either electronic or print) from your favorite authors?

                I am really looking forward to Terry Pratchett's new book. He is very much my favorite.

If you were to replenish your cabinets with one junk food, what would it be?

                Popcorn. Salted for preference. I love the stuff, it's so easy and quick.

Is music a factor for you while you are writing? Do certain songs put you in the right frame of mind to write certain stories?

When I write I get into a mindset, and it doesn't matter what else is going on around me, so music doesn’t really help nor hinder. I do like to have some sounds going on just to stop me from getting too single minded.

What do you feel is the most important thing that a first-time author should know?

You will get rejected, more than you'd like. That doesn't mean you should give up, find out why and do what you can to sort I out, it might be a simple case of finding the right publisher.

When and where do you like to write? Are there any favorite places you like to go?

I write anywhere and anywhere, I carry notebooks with me everywhere. But I'm most content curled up on the sofa with my laptop.

What has been the defining moment in your career that made you think “Yes, I am now a writer!”?

                The day I signed my first contract, it was New Year's Eve. An amazing way to start 2013

How do you like to relax after a day writing?

                Writing is my relaxation.

How much of your own personality bleeds into your characters?

                It's hard not to pour your heart and soul into your work, but I think mostly my sarcasm bleeds in a lot

What is one fun fact about you that readers don't know?

                I can turn one of my feet the wrong way around

What is the last song you've had on repeat?

                Tea and toast, I love it.

What is the best trick to overcome writer's block?

                Switch to a different story

Do you have a list of movies like me that you are itching to see or have seen? What about ones coming up? Any that draw your eye to it?

                As soon as all three Hobbit movies are out I'm going to go to a special screening and watch them all together, then probably come home and watch all of the Lord of the Rings. All with a massive box of tissues because crying will be happening

 Red on the Moon by Rhiannon Wellman
Breathless Press
m/m, paranormal, shifters
 Available at Publisher

Lucas is hunting, not only for a serial killer, but for his mate as well. But with the arrival of his new partner Toby, he may be able to solve both problems at once.

There is a killer rampaging through San Francisco, killing on every full moon. Under the delusion convinced that he is a werewolf that needs to kill. Little does this ruthless killer know that the police officer tasked with catching him is a true werewolf. Lucas Donald has one of the best solve rates in the state, he's not happy that he's been saddled with a new partner on such an important case. That is until he met Toby Devin. Possibly the most beautiful man he's ever seen. Together they will crack the case and find what each has always wanted, someone who's perfect for them.

Teaser excerpt:

Making a snap decision Lucas followed Toby into their office and closed the door.
 "Toby perhaps you should stay here and co-ordinate the operation with the Captain, or go to a different area," Lucas suggested hopefully.
 Toby crossed his arms and glared at Lucas as if daring him to repeat himself. "How about you stay here and I'll go without you?" he suggested.
 "You're not going out there without me," Lucas said angrily, crossing the room and getting into Toby's personal space.
 Toby smirked. "So what makes you think I'll let you out there without me?"
 "I, well, I... Damn it Toby," Lucas virtually shouted in exasperation. "Why won't you back down? What makes you so different?"
 "Shut up and get out of my way. We have a case to solve. I won't ever back down when I'm not the one in the wrong and if you think I'm going to, then you're going to be sorely disappointed."
 That was the moment; the exact second, that Lucas was sure, beyond reason, that Toby was intended to be his mate. He couldn't hold back the growl of arousal that escaped his lips moments before he brought them crashing down on Toby's.
 Toby pulled back gasping. "We are not having sex in our office," he said firmly.
 "Aww, but..." Lucas teased pushing Toby into his chair.
 "Anyone could walk in," Toby panted.
Lucas could smell the arousal coursing through his partner. It was intoxicating.
 "I'm not going to fuck you. But I need you too bad not to have you," Lucas walked over and locked the door before returning and dropping to his knees between Toby's legs.
 "What exactly did you have in mind?"
"I want to see if you taste as good as you look," Lucas said, smirking at Toby's groan. "You best keep quiet. You don't want anyone coming to see what all the noise is about, do you?" Lucas undid Toby's trousers and encouraged him to lift up enough for him to pull them down to his knees.

About the Author


Rhiannon has been making up stories as long as she can remember, admittedly they had less sex in back then. She never goes anywhere without a pen and notebook, and has often been known to stop mid conversation get a glazed look in her eye and need to write down a line, or even an entirely new plot line to add to her ever growing 'to do' pile.

Rhiannon's approach to writing, and life, is best described by the following conversation with her very understanding, and often bemused husband.

"You got bit by the plot bunny again didn't you?"
"Um maybe"
"Small bunny or big one?"
"It was a tiger in a cunning disguise."

When she's not writing she has a full time job and a family who she loves very much, she's very grateful for all the wonderful things in her life and hopes to keep writing for a long time. Working on her books is Rhiannon's escapism, she can lose herself in different worlds and situations, if for no other reason that’s the she will write for as long as she is able to hold a pen and paper and type on her ever present laptop.

So far Rhiannon has been published with Breathless Press three times, and plans to stay with them as long as she can feeling she's found a home with them and is quite happy to stay there in the company of like-minded people.
As Rhiannon likes to talk quite a lot she set up a page on face book where people can come and get information as it happens. She will respond to all messages sent to her, currently the page only has a little over 100 likes, but considering the short time she has had the page Rhiannon is thrilled with the response she's gotten.

She also has a blog, that’s updated as often as she can think of witty and interesting things to say, which is never as often as she'd like.
Rhiannon also has an account on Goodreads

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