Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a corporate engineer. College, marriage, the corporate world, and a beloved daughter kept my writing on the back burner for many years. It wasn’t until later on in life that I decided to sit in front of the computer and finally put my thoughts on paper. I live in Atlanta, Georgia with my husband, and my golden retriever. I am an avid reader and love novels that feature characters draped in passion, mystery, and adventure. I am especially fascinated with the concept of immortality.
“Arielle Immortal Awakening” is the first volume in the Immortal Rapture series of paranormal romance books for adults. A mortal soul that falls madly in love with an Immortal man. Their passion is timeless. The paranormal romance series will include eight books in total. In this series, while sharing with her readers the development of the romance between the hero Sebastian and heroine Arielle, she also takes the opportunity to share some of the amazing locations in the South of France, England and Australia.
“Arielle Immortal Seduction” Is the second book in the series that lets the readers know more about the characters in the story and brings the unfolding of their romance, mystery, and adventure. This is the time of waiting, the time of renewal and the time of danger.
“Arielle Immortal Passion” gives the reader some amazing views of the South of France and a lot of excitement as Sebastian’s past continues to haunt him. The Immortal Annabel the hero’s Ex still lusts for vengeance and seeks to destroy Sebastian’s new love.
“Arielle Immortal Quickening” the fourth book in the series. It combines the quest for vengeance with an immortal choice on a fatal night.
“Arielle Immortal Journey” the fifth book in the series continues the romantic saga. As the love story between engineering student Arielle Lloyd and her Immortal fiancé, the striking Sebastian Gaulle, continues, more people that are after Sebastian’s company vowed to stop at nothing this time, even if it means the destruction of all that Sebastian loves. An amazing addition to this volume is a Journey to the past where Arielle meets Sebastian as a mortal man, before he was given immortality.
“Arielle Immortal Fury” the sixth book in the series continues with the Danger from afar…As Sebastian tries to shake loose his disturbing memories and solve the enigma of Arielle’s haunting eyes, the Russian Mafia ups the stakes in their deadly game to steal crucial documents from his company. Then an envelope arrives with photos of Arielle. The message is clear: if Sebastian fails to meet their demands, his love will pay the price with her life. A love across all time…Sebastian and his associates join forces with Interpol in a race to thwart the Russians’ plans. In the global battle, the Russians have made a serious mistake. They have threatened the beloved of an indestructible immortal, a woman Sebastian only now realizes he has loved across the centuries.
“Arielle Immortal Struggle” The seventh book in the series continues with a desperate abduction…Sebastian Gaulle has been targeted by the Russian Mafia, who will stop at nothing to force him into giving up documents containing his company’s most valuable secrets. Sebastian has always outsmarted them before, but now they’ve taken the thing he holds most dear, his beloved fiancée Arielle Lloyd. A coordinated strike…Sebastian is consumed with worry and determined to rescue his only love, but even after she’s safe in his arms the threat to her and everyone they love will not end until the criminal organization is eliminated for good. With the help of his immortal allies, Sebastian leads a global attack on the Mafia’s goons, saving the most deadly foes for himself. An immortal wedding…Eva and Ian are finally getting their dream wedding, and Arielle and Sebastian couldn’t be happier for their friends. Arielle wants nothing more than to tie the knot with her own dream man, but will the immortal villain Annabel ever allow that to happen or will she torment Arielle until she ultimately succeeds in taking her life?
I have a contract with a wonderful publishing house “Booktrope”. They have released books one through seven.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
I have a series, The Immortal Rapture Series. The latest and seventh book was released in February of this year. The last one in the series will be released in July of this year.
I started to write when I was very young. It was more like role-playing. I wrote stories and pretended that I was one of the characters. In my wildest dreams I never thought that one day I will become and actual author and see my books in print. It is the most extraordinary feeling in the world. I was fascinated with the possibility of human immortality. As an engineer I always wondered about the probability of longevity. What if? That is a big question that still keeps the scientist looking for answers. I am not going to see that possibility in my lifetime so I decided to make it happen in my books. This is how the Immortal Rapture Series was born
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I just like to write late at night when everyone is in bed and the house is quite. That is the best time for me to be creative.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
1) Jane Austin’s books became the biggest influence in my writing world. Reading her amazing classic novels gave me the kind of obsession about passion, that I never found anywhere else. I felt an enormous need to put on paper thoughts about stories that were gathered in my head ready and waiting to be transferred onto a blank piece of paper.
2) Henry James: I found very interesting the use of point of view of his story characters. By doing that he was able to explore the heroine’s consciousness and perception. That is something I try to use in my books.
3) Sherrilyn Kenyon: I have read her Dark-Hunter vampire series. I loved the fact that she created soulless guardians to protect humans from those who wish to destroy mankind.
4) Emily Bronte: Her amazing novel “Wuthering Heights” left me mesmerized. Heathcliff’s orphaned status, his undying love for Catherine, his ambiguous position in society, the physical and mental cruelty he endured, and finally his revenge, are a stunning mixture of emotions that the author interweaved masterfully throughout the story.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a stand alone novel a story about British Regency Romance in 1815
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am part of a wonderful social group the ASMSG, ( Author’s Social Media Support Group ). I Blog some and have been quite lucky to have a good following.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Do not underestimate the readers. Try to write an interesting story and produce a book that will keep people engaged. Make your readers a fan and give them a book that will keep them coming back for more.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never Judge your strength by comparison
What are you reading now?
I started to read Blood Promise by Richelle Mead, but I did not finish. I decided that it is better to concentrate and finish the new novel. 🙂
What’s next for you as a writer?
Right now I am looking forward to completing this novel. I am not sure what will happen next. Thoughts come into my head at all times so I will make a decision when I am finished with my new novel.
What is your favorite book of all time?
Pride and Prejudice