Where are you from?
Originally, North Carolina. I now live in the foothills of Virginia.
If you had to perform in a talent competition right now, what would your talent be?
Dancing, but only if the judges were awarding prizes to the worst dancers.
What’s your favorite move quote?
– Severus Snape, admitting his undying love for Lily Potter in The Deathly Hallows.
I always believed in Snape’s intrinsic goodness. I loved his character arc in the Harry Potter series. He was the perfect antihero. Also, I’m a geek and I love nerdy, bookish characters. Bonus if they are dark and intense.
(Side note: Alan Rickman was, in my opinion, born to play the part of Snape. I loved Alan Rickman in just about everything, and when he died, my daughter came into my bedroom to break the news because she didn’t want me to read about it on social media.)
Tell us a fun fact about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I have an owl. His name is Lucius, and he’s a Eurasian Eagle Owl, which is the largest species of owl. He’s nearly two feet tall and has a six-foot wing span. I’ve been active in volunteer conservation education for years, and purchased Lucius from a breeder when he was just a fuzzy chick. Because he’s not a native species, I’m allowed to keep him for educational purposes. He lives in a huge aviary in my back yard, and is trained to fly and land on my glove. He’s very cool.
Who is your favorite cover model?
This is a tough question. My publisher generally sends me photos of cover models to choose from, and I’m more familiar with the companies that sell the photos than the names of the actual models. I’m planning to launch an indie series at the beginning of 2018 and expect that I’ll gain more knowledge of who’s who in the male model community once I’m able to take full artistic control of my books.
One model I follow on Instagram is Tank Joey. I love his account and how free and comfortable he is with his nudity. His ink is beautiful, too. I’d love to see him on the cover of one of my books.
Okay. Back to books. Which genres do you write?
It would be easier to list what I don’t write.
I write it all, because I love it all. I’ve written historical romance, sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary romance, daddy dom, kinky AF age play, shifter, and most recently dark romance. Because I’ve worked with two publishers whose stock-in-trade is dub-con D/s and spanking, my books feature those elements. The other consistency is that all my books feature alpha males and strong-willed females.
My indie books will trend away from dub-con and spanking as I seek to broaden my audience, but will still feature strong alpha males and independent-minded heroines. If I had to pick a genres I like the most, I’d have to say contemporary, followed by sci-fi.
What is your inspiration?
Oh, it’s wide-ranging. Books, movies, current events, the guy in front of me at the post office. My mind never stops moving with character sketches that bloom into storylines, or news events that inspire plots of romance and danger. Avin in Conquering the Queen was heavily inspired by Cersie from Game of Thrones. As twisted as Cersie is, I admire her strength, and was inspired by her.
Tell us about your latest book.
My latest book is His to Own. It’s the third book in my dark romance Completely His series, which are all standalone books featuring women in D/s themed relationships.
His to Own was probably my favorite, because it has such a good mix of romance, sex, and intrigue.
It’s a virgin auction book, but because I like to turn popular romance tropes on their head, I threw in some twists and turns. It’s a timely book, too, because it explores the world of human trafficking on the Dark Web.
The main character, Maeve, hatches a scheme to get rich by auctioning off her virginity. She lets her trusted friend Elliot, a computer whiz, handle the details of the auction as she prepares to hone her body to perfection. On auction day, she commands a high price, but when she wakes up in the woods after boarding a flight to rendezvous with her buyer, she realizes something has gone terribly wrong. I don’t want to spoil the plot, but the hero — Atticus Noble — is a hell of a guy.
The prior two books in the series are His By Contract and His to Ride The fourth book, His to Corrupt will be released on Nov. 11.
BOOK TRAILER for His to Own: https://youtu.be/pF140apZPig