Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Welcome Shelli Rosewarne

Welcome to the Reading Nook, Shelli. Please take a seat and let's get started. :-)

Can you please tell us about your latest/upcoming book(s)?

My new release is called Scarlett Legacy. It's a paranormal romance, with a bit of a Red Riding Hood inspiration behind it. When Natalia rents a holiday cottage in Europe she's looking for peace and quiet to recover from a failed relationship. Instead she finds herself thrown into a world where fairy tales are real and her life might be in danger.

How did you come with the idea for this story?

I've always loved fairytales and Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf was an old favourite. I find it fascinating to think about alternative ideas and retakes on old stories, and that's how this story was initially formed. I also tend to have a soft spot for the bad guys, so the idea of giving the 'Big Bad Wolf' a bit of redemption was a very appealing one. Though, trust me, he ended up being big and bad in a whole different way! J

Who is your ultimate "book boy/girlfriend"? You know, that hottie you read about and drool over.

Ooh, you can't make me pick just one! If we're taking top ten though, I'm definitely in love with Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. I'm a sucker for goth guys anyway, but through in some attitude, a tortured past and a bit of a Greek mythology and I'm a puddle on the floor!

Who is your Celebrity crush? And what would you do if you ever meet them?

You're trying to make me give up all my secrets today, huh? I'm a big fan of the slightly 'quirky' look so people like Benedict Cumberbatch or Johnny Depp, oooh and Tom Hiddleston is just fabulous. What would I do if I actually met them? Probably get completely tongue-tied and mumble incoherently in a corner. Ah well!

If you could collaborate with another author on a secret project, who would you pick to work with and why?

There's a huge amount of authors that I admire, so it would be very hard to pick just one. I adore Neil Gaiman, J.R.Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Jayne Ann Krentz. I love writer's who can perfectly blend a good secondary story with a strong romance, and I'm sure I would learn a huge amount from being able to work with people of that calibre. 

Scarlett Legacy 
A Naughty Nursery Rhyme
Paranormal Romance

What if the fairy tales were not only real, but had it all wrong? Come meet a Big Bad Wolf like you've never seen before.

Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? 
When Natalia rents a holiday cottage she is looking for peace and quiet. A place to reassess her life and recover from her failed relationship. Instead, she finds a man who turns her world upside down. 
However, people and things are not as they seem, and Natalia begins to discover that legends are real and fairy tales have a basis in reality. As she grows closer to the enigmatic Damian, she finds herself tested as danger and passion go in hand in hand, and everything she thought she knew about the world will be questioned.
After years of waiting Damian had given up hope that he would ever meet his destined mate, and he certainly never expected her to be a sassy American who had no idea that his world even existed. Can he convince Natalia to believe in the impossible, and more importantly, can he protect her from those who seek to destroy his people?

Teaser from Scarlet Legacy:

Natalia eyed the shining water with fresh appreciation. She had to admit it would be nice to do something to take her mind away from all the crap.
"I didn't bring a suit," she murmured, a bit regretfully.
His grin turned wicked. "You don't need one. There's no one around."
She glared at him. "You're around!"
"I won't look." His eyes were teasing.
Yeah, right! She snorted. "I don't believe you!"
"Okay, how about this. I may look, but I promise I won't touch. Unless you ask me to, of course."
Natalia burst out laughing, surprising herself. Ten minutes ago, she'd been sobbing her eyes out.
His gaze softened. "Come on, you could do with it."
The water did look calm, she thought as she eyed it up. "You're sure it's safe for swimming?"
"Sure, I used to come here as a kid."
She shot him a quick glance at that. It was hard to imagine him as an innocent child. He grinned back at her as though he knew exactly what she thinking—which, quite frankly, shouldn't surprise her after today, but she wasn't going to go there right now.
"Look, if you're that bothered leave your underwear on. It's such a warm day you'll dry out afterward."
Really, it wasn't much different than a bikini, was it? She found herself nodding before she thought better of it and he reached a hand down to tug her to her feet. A half smile tugged at her lips. It might be a bit old-fashioned, but she liked the little gestures he made like that. Then he pulled his shirt over his head and she stopped breathing.
His body was like something out of a magazine, or like the Greek statues at the museums she'd been to for tedious fundraisers. Bronzed skin covered sculpted muscles with a dusting of hair leading down into his pants—which, oh Christ, were coming off as well! She closed her eyes a moment, and then couldn't help herself and had to peek. So much for wondering whether he was going to keep on his underwear as he wasn't wearing any. He seemed completely comfortable in his nakedness, and when he bent over to neatly place his clothes on the rock she had to clench her hands to restrain from reaching out to that tight ass. Jeez, you could market that! He turned back to meet her gaze and her cheeks flamed at the knowing amusement in his eyes. Before her fuddled brain could even start to think of something to say, he leaned forward and brushed a quick, hard kiss across her lips.
"Don't worry. You have the exact same effect on me," he whispered to her and then stepped back. "See you in there," he told her with a grin, before turning and jumping off the rock straight into the shining water.

About the Author

Shelli Rosewarne had always had a dream in the back of her head about wanting to be a writer. However, like with so many things, life and paying the bills got in the way and she worked in various jobs from call centers, to shops, to offices. She eventually realized that life is too short not to try and follow your dreams, and has since had two stand alone novellas published with Breathless Press, along with several submissions in anthologies, and various works in progress in the pipeline. Yup, she's having to pinch herself as well! She's currently lucky enough to live in Edinburgh, where she can be constantly inspired by Scottish folklore and see castles every day. When not writing she loves reading, music and photography.

You can follow her at:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shelli-Rosewarne/364962230246715
Twitter - @shellirosewarne
Blog – http://shellirosewarne.wordpress.com

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