Today we have the lovely Tamara Morgan, author of Playing with Fire here for an interview and giveaway of her book.
Learn more about Tamara Morgan on her website and follow her on Twitter at @Tamara_Morgan.
Ian is an interesting character with a lot of history wrapped up in Fiona. Was their relationship fun to develop or while writing did they snark at each other more than you wrote in the story?
Will there be more Fiona and Ian in our future?
They have not yet decided if they’d like to make another bow (remember, they’re too busy kissing). I left the ending open enough so that I can create an entire world based around Fiona, Ian, and their friends, and I doubt my love of superheroes is going away any time soon, so it’s a definite possibility!
Where did the idea of conversion serum come from?
In most superhero stories and movies, the characters come by their powers unwillingly, and the struggle is all about them reconciling themselves to the fate being foisted upon them. I’ve always preferred the Iron Man Method, in which the Tony Starks of the world think: a) Being a superhero is awesome, b) I’m awesome, c) Therefore, I need to become a superhero.
Thus the conversion serum was born. Only those who willingly took it have the potential to become superheroes (or not, as the case may be). Their fate resides entirely on their own shoulders.
What power do you think you would get from the conversion serum?
Hmmmm….what I really *want* is the ability to either fly or make myself invisible, but I’d probably be one of the many people in the book who get a useless power. Like the ability to sniff out coffee within a ten mile radius (that might come in handy, actually—I’ll take it!).
Do you have any writing rituals? (If so what are they?)
I’ve recently started doing that whole stand-up-at-your-desk thing to prevent some of the unhealthy side effects of spending so much time sitting down. It takes a little getting used to, but I’ve found I’m a lot more productive when I’m on my feet.
What is your favorite book?
Of all time? That’s a hard question! If I had to pick just one, I’d say it’s The Count of Monte Cristo. It has plot, action, great twists and turns, and stands up to the test of time no matter how many times I bring it down from the shelf for a re-read.
Do you prefer ebooks or hard copies?
I’m an equal opportunity book lover. I was one of the early adopters of ebook readers when I shelled out the money for the very first Kindle dinosaur (which subsequently broke and had to be replaced three times). I also have about 10 bookshelves around my tiny house, all of them overflowing and taking over. eBooks are great for convenience, but I find comfort in the cracked spines and dusty shelves.
What is your favorite treat?
Does coffee count as a treat? Because it’s definitely my favorite.
You like to dress up and do the renaissance fairs. Does that mean you like Halloween?
I love costumes, especially historical ones, but I’m more of a watcher than an active participant. Attending a Renaissance Fair or the Scottish Highland Games is like walking through a scene in one of my favorite period dramas, and I love everything about it.
Halloween is fun, too, but for different reasons. If I dress up, I do it to be funny or make some sort of pop culture reference.
Will you dress up this year and as what?
Alas, as the parent of a six year old, Halloween these days is more about trick or treating than grown up parties and elaborate costumes. I’ll probably be the tired, haggard mother being reluctantly dragged for miles while being forced to carry the bag with all the candy.
(But since you asked…here’s a picture of me a few years ago as a Renaissance wench.)
Banned Books Week starts this weekend. Do you have an opinion on the subject or your own favorite Banned Book?
I love banned books! In college, I made it my personal goal to go through and read every book that had ever been banned for whatever reason. (It’s a looooong list. I didn’t make it.)
In the romance community, I think we’re exceptionally good at being understanding of other people’s reading choices. I mean, we’ve all gotten that look or that shake of the head telling us we could do so much better. Bah! Read what you want. Love what you want. There are too many incredible stories out there to waste time telling other people what to read.
Giveaway time! This contest is for one e book/PDF of Playing with Fire by Tamara Morgan. Contest is international and there are many ways to enter by filling out the Rafflecopter form.
Thank you Entangled Publishing for providing this giveaway.
And he’ll learn far too soon what happens when you play with fire.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 140 pages
Release Date: September 2012
Imprint: Ever Afters
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