Guest Author Day with Mary Corrales
Please give a warm welcome to author Mary Corrales as we talk about everything and anything. Plus she has a new release, Bet Your Sweet Aces, out now at Evernight Publishing.
Q) What started your interest in writing?
A) I've been an avid reader all my life. My mom used to read me Little Golden books, and I just loved the stories. From then, I wanted my write my own magical lands and characters. I still have a few story books from childhood that I love to reread.
Q) What genres do you write in?
A) I write erotica and erotic romance, and within those genres my writing ranges from contemporary suspense to paranormal, and futuristic. I love to experiment with world-building and characters.
Q) What is your book about?
A) My newest release is a contemporary suspense titled, Bet Your Sweet Aces. It's a sassy story about a casino owner who's gotten herself into trouble because of secrets and misplaced loyalty. She's facing a scandal with a married senator and the hero comes along at just the wrong time to turn her world upside down. I suppose love will do that to a woman though. *grin* Luckily, the hero is just what she needs in more ways than one.
Q) Are any of your characters like you?
A) I'd say there are aspects of my personality in all my books. In Bet Your Sweet Aces, Eve has a sassy mouth that I can admit is rather me. I enjoy innuendos and getting men to blush. I don't know if I flirt much, but being more an alpha female personality, I'm comfortable with myself.
Q) What was the hardest part of writing your book?
A) The numerous times I had to rewrite the story. Bet Your Sweet Aces is a labor of love, but it took several publisher rejections for me to get the story to be its best. It was all worth it though.
Q) If you could be any paranormal creature what would you be?
A) A vampire. I'm not into the blood thing, but I'm a night person by nature. I'm most creative at night, even if I have to hold off on writing until the morning.
Q) Do you keep a notebook near you for when new ideas pop in your head?
A) Actually, I'm a paper scrapper. My writing area is littered with bits of paper with book ideas, characters, and/or settings for several different books. I do know where everything is, but yeah, it isn't pretty. I'll write on scrap of paper when I get an idea.
Q) Has there been any characters that started off as supporting characters, but then developed into a more prominent character?
A) Yes. I'm currently working on edits to the sequel to Love's Demon Ways, thanks to a supporting character named Sindriel. He's a demon-bargainer in LDW, but he's just too sexy to not to have his own book. I think readers will enjoy getting to know him better.
Q) Who is the biggest influence in your writing?
A) I have an amazing support system of family and friends, but writer-wise I'd say fellow author, Kari Thomas, is my biggest influence. She's a great paranormal romance author and I try to keep up with her. She and I challenge one another to keep writing when the other falters. I hope to someday be as successful as her.
Q) How do you relax after a day writing?
A) Actually, writing is my relaxation. *grin* I can do anything, say anything, make anything happen in my stories. I love that. It's a great feeling to heal a broken hearted soul, or punish a butthead. Loneliness and rejection come to an end when it comes to my stories. I make it worth the fear for my characters to fall in love.
Bet Your Sweet Aces (contemporary erotic romance)
Blurb: Eve Sorrel is owner of the Double Tumble Hotel and Casino. She's got a reputation as a temptress whose wicked mouth makes men long for a taste of her. Scandal erupts and she finds herself the object of scrutiny from investment lawyer, Brad Templeton.
Brad Templeton is determined to see Eve run out of business. With a background in investigation and law, he doesn't see her as a match until he meets her. Unable to resist her salacious allure, he finds himself shielding her from the Senator's wife who suspects Eve of being the Senator's mistress.
Eve's naughty ways may have just landed her the perfect man, if she can convince him to fight for her. What's a woman to do when her heart is on the line, except stack the deck in her favor!
Love's Demon Ways (paranormal erotic romance)
Blurb: Alexine Coridan needs to get over a crush, but is the Nightfall Art Gallery’s reclusive owner, Ren Aloysius more than she can handle? What forces will be unleashed when she sheds her inhibitions for a man who promises ecstasy with just one touch?
Bio: Mary Corrales is a multi-published erotica/erotic romance author who writes in several genres including paranormal, contemporary suspense, futuristic, and fantasy. She's an avid reader of romance fiction and military nonfiction. She loves to hear from readers and is open to guest bloggers. She can be contacted via her website at http://www.authormaryc.com.
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