2. How long did it take you to write this book? I started this book almost 5 years ago. I finished it 3 years ago this month to be exact - while on a flight to Chicago, heading to the Romantic Times Convention. I was determined to not show my face until the book was done. So it took 2 years…but there were several breaks in between. =)3. Are any of the characters derived from anyone special? As a new writer when I wrote this book, and because it was my first book, Maiya was cut from me. She’s not me, and definitely has her own issues, but I used my own experience as a redhead with tattoos in a corporate world to fuel her. Ryan was based on a co-worker that annoyed the crap out of me… and again, they are not the same people, as Ryan is his own, but my friend gave me the base to build on. Jodi is based on my actual friend and former co-worker Jodi…to me, they are exactly the same and I can’t read Jodi’s lines without hearing my friends voice in my mind. =)4. The cover design, where or who designed it for you? Cover art by Kanaxa at Samhain Publishing. She did a fantastic job! Hopefully she does all my covers for the series. =)5. Do you have any future plans of anymore books? YES!!! Defensive Heart, book 2 is due out September 8th 2015 and then Shattered Heart, book 3 is coming some time around January 2016 or so… =P6. When writing something so steamy and sexy, do you get aroused or turned on? ABSOLUTELY!!!! I have no idea how else to answer that. But, seriously, if it doesn’t turn me on, then how can I expect it to turn my reader on?7. What are your favorite types of books to write? Contemporary and Paranormal Erotic Romance - Gritty, sexy, real...with some heartbreak along the way. They need to earn their happy ending.
10. Please provide for us your links to your social media sites and books:9. What posses you to write these type of books? I have to. Too easy, I know. But its what I like to read, and so its what I have to write. Have. To. It can’t be helped. I don’t think I could write a book without any angst in it, and I know I can’t write one without sex in it. I mean, I guess I could, but I don’t want to. No fun in that. Life is messy, sexy and crazy...I want to show it.8. When you created this book, please tell me how you 'designed' such a delicious and yummy character? As I mentioned above, I used myself and a friend as a frame, a mold if you will. But then as the characters grew in my mind, that frame or mold was filled up. They become their own, as they should. They become real and thats also as it should be. Add in a decent amount of human issues, because hello, we’re all suffering from the human condition in this world and I believe you have a solid multidimensional character. But also, I don’t like to make them perfect. I know it’s fantasy and believe me I love reading about a HOT HOT guy and even a totally perfect gorgeous woman, but who am I to decide whats hot or perfect? I think its our little flaws that make us beautiful. An interesting mole, maybe a nose with a slight curve, lips that are a little thin. Maybe full hips or a petite chest…etc. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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11. Any last words? 2 questions for you about Unworthy Heart: Did I make you laugh? Did I make you cry? Thanks, Deneale for hosting me on your site! Always a pleasure my dear. You are awesome! Big hugs!