I read a lot of historical, paranormal, and contemporary romances. I prefer lighter reads that make me smile.
What books would you recommend to your readers?
I usually reccomend light paranormals if they like my books.
What is your book about? Please provide a description.
Killer new hair cut? $60.00. Creepy antique chest? $100.00 Unleashing Hell on Earth? Priceless! Beautician Lucia Gregory has serious problems. Who knew opening an antique chest would unleash Hell's minions? Then again, when the chest is labeled Arca Infernorum, she should've known better. Strange things happen the moment it's opened. Mirrors implode and shampoo bowls erupt like geysers. But that's the least of her worries. Overnight, she turns into a sexpot. Men, including her gay coworkers, throw themselves at her feet. Only one man is immune--Rafael Deleon, a broodingly sexy man who says he's a demon. He's everything she's avoided--stony and reserved--but that only adds to his mysterious appeal. Rafael has his own personal demons where the opposite sex is concerned. Any woman he's cared for has met a horrible demise. As a demon protector of Limbo, he's sent to retrieve the chest before it's opened. He's too late. Hell is unleashed in the most unlikely of places, a suburban hair salon. What's worse--Lucy, a beautiful half-succubus, has no idea about the power she possesses. Being a demon, he should be able to resist her charms. That resistance is slipping when he needs it most. When an evil demon arrives to sink his claws into Lucy and the chest, Rafe is determined to protect Lucy, who'd rather go into battle with guns blazing and daggers zinging. Sparks fly as they fight their growing attraction. Will Lucy be able to break through the stone fortress Rafael's built around his heart, or will they suffer their own demonic demise?
How long have you been at work on this book?
1 1/2 years.
How did the idea originate?
In 2008, I attended the Romantic Times Convention in Pittsburgh. I signed up for Bobbi Smith's advanced writing class. At the end of the class we combined with Judi McCoy's class and learned about her post-it note plotting technique and used it to to plot a book. When I got home, I was so excited about the idea, that I put a regency historical to the side and went to town.
Did the book entail any unusual writing habits or places?
I spent a lot of time in hair salons. I also took a rather interesting roadtrip to Hell. I even have the photos to prove it!