What genres do you write besides A Summer Night Fling?
RD: I write paranormal contemporary and I am branching into Futuristic/Science Fiction right now as well as BDSM.
What inspired your main characters?
RD: *laughs* Actually the character of Alex was in part from a Friday Flash Fiction titled “a day with Joe Mantiango (sp?) who plays werewolf Alcide on True Blood. That brought me a plot bunny of Alex stuck in a tree and Cal rescuing him.
Where do you write?
RD: Actually I write in the living room at the desk top computer since I don’t have a lap top yet.
What are you currently reading?
RD: Depending on my mood, right now a ton of M/M stories from Andrew Grey, Sue Brown, Patricia Logan, Sara York and others in that genre. And I am also reading Robin D. Owen’s Fantasy series the Exotique Summoning.
What is your best guilty pleasure? (By best I mean worst.)
RD: By far cheesecake factory cheesecake. LOL That stuff is addicting and I try to limit myself to once every 5 months.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
RD: CR Guiliano and Donya Lynne are terrific authors and have some amazing stories either coming soon or out now.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
RD: Sure…here is a little snippit from A Summer Night Fling, found in the anthology Hot Summer Fun, coming in ebook and print June 20th.
Cal Larson wasn’t expecting to find a hot sexy man stuck in a tree as he took his morning walk in the woods. When he meets Alex, sparks fly and these two will find that love is waiting to claim them. Except Alex has a secret…one that may bring danger to Cal’s doorstep. Can Cal find it in his heart to accept Alex and let this summer fling turn into something much more?
Cal Larson walked into his house and knew something was different. The feeling of peace, of home escaped him that moment. As he tried to figure out what it was, he tossed his coat over the stair railing and asked, “Hey, Mal, you around?” Silence seemed to be the answer even as he walked across the foyer to the living room, searching for his lover of five years. Spying no one in the room, he moved deeper into the house, his heart starting to pound and an uneasy feeling making his stomach churn. Opening the kitchen door and seeing nothing, he made his way back to the stair well and walked up to the master bedroom. Hoping that Malcolm was in the shower, he walked into the room and stopped short. Drawers were open, clothes scattered and no Malcolm.
He ran over to the closet and saw the emptiness where his lover’s clothes should have been. The suitcases they used on trips were gone and with a heavy heart he sat down on the bed, anguish running through his soul.
“What the heck happened?” Cal asked himself as he turned to see the destruction of the room he had many wonderful memories of. Of Malcolm coming towards him, naked after a shower, smelling all manly and all he needed to do was touch him and he was lost.
Hearing a crinkle of paper, he turned and spied a piece of crumpled paper stuck in the sheets of the bed. Smoothing it out as best he could, he saw it was from Malcolm.
By now you know I am gone. I can’t do this anymore. I have fallen out of love with you and moved on. I am sorry for this but hope you can forgive me eventually.
Blinking with shock, Cal stared at the paper in disbelief. His lover decided to leave…without even saying goodbye or offer an explanation at that. He leaves a ‘Dear John’ letter and wipes his hands of five years of being a couple, loving one another and the support from Cal as Malcolm pursued his dream of being an architect. “Well god damn me to hell and back, “ Cal swore as he stood up and walked out of the room, never glancing back as the letter slowly fell to the ground.
Other authors involved in this anthology are: Ike Rose, Jax Steele, Patricia Logan, Lisa Worrall, Sara York, CR Guiliano, Rawiya, Sue Brown, AJ Llewellyn.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
RD: Trying to keep love scenes fresh and different.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
RD: Sherrilyn Kenyon is awesome. She has so many wonderful books and series that it amazes me. Her books are layers of gooey goodness and she is definitely on my to buy list each time she has a release.
Who designed the cover?
RD: Sara York designed the Hot Summer Fun antho cover. The cover model is gorgeous and the photographer let us use it for free which was thrilling.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
RD: Making sure it read as a smoothly as possible. *sighs* For it being my first M/M story, I was anxious to make sure it worked right and that it connected with the reader.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
RD: I love hearing from readers on my work. I encourage them to follow me on facebook or my blog (http://authorrainedelight.wordpress.com)
Coffee/Tea? Both actually..I drink coffee in morning then switch to tea in the afternoon/evening
Cake/Cookies? Ooohhh toss up…I like both but cookies edge out over cake
Coke/Pepsi? Pepsi all the way…cherry pepsi is my favorite
Heels/Flats? Neither…I am a boots girl or sneakers.
BDB/The Order? BDB baby…love John Matthew to pieces
Vampires/Werewolves? Um right now I adore fairies….Werewolves shed and vampires like my blood too much. *grins*
Cats/Dogs? Cats….love them.
Fly/Drive? Drive though I am flying to New Mexico in October for a retreat. My first time on a plane. *grins*