Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have published seven full-length novels:
The Succubus Gift, Succubus Unleashed, Succubus Rising, Broken Dolls, Succubus Ascendant, Trust, and I’ll Sing for my Dinner.
Succubus Ascendant is the concluding book in the Telepathic Clans Saga.
The whole Telepathic Clans Saga is also available in a boxed set Gifts of the Goddess.
My books combine Adult Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Science Fiction.
I believe in fiction as an escape, with devastatingly beautiful women and incredibly sexy men.
In my fantasy books, you will find characters with psychic abilities, such as telekinesis and telepathy, and a completely different view of a succubus than you’ve ever encountered before.
You will also find a world taken from the Celtic mythology of the Sidhe and the Druids, based on worship of the Goddess, and the offering of that worship through her priestesses, the succubi or druids. All of my books are about strong female characters who aren’t afraid to love.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The final book in the 5-book Telepathic Clans Saga is Succubus Ascendant.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I can write anywhere. Usually I write on my little netbook sitting on the sofa, but I’ve written in cafes, on airplanes, in hotel lobbies.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Almost too many to name. For the Telepathic Clans Saga, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover books and Richelle Mead’s Georgina Kincaid books were inspirations.
What are you working on now?
I’m in the first stages of developing a cross between urban fantasy and epic fantasy starring a young Elven magician. I’m also working on taking a short story I published in an anthology and expanding it to a novel and hopefully a series in military science fiction.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I try to promote my books at least once a month. What has worked best are cross promotions with a number of different authors where readers are able to sample a broad range of books that may be new to them.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
A good editor is not optional or a luxury. If you want readers to take your books seriously, present your work in the most professional way possible. Promotions and marketing are mandatory and you have to do it, but it’s a waste of time if you don’t have a story people enjoy reading.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write the next book.
What are you reading now?
A manuscript (editing it, actually). I’m also reading a book on craft called “Take Off Your Pants” by Libby Hawker on a better way of outlining a story. And for pleasure, I’m rereading “Dream Dancer” by Janet Morris.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Get my next book started. You have to keep writing.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”, “Dune” by Frank Herbert, “Tortilla Flat” by John Steinbeck, and “The Morgaine Saga” by CJ Cherryh