Thursday, August 21, 2008

Please Welcome Author...Natasha Moore!!

Thank you for taking the time to interview with us. Natasha’s newest release is Bad to the Bone in Red Sage Secrets Vol 24, which came out in July 2008. The Ride of Her Life, her full length contemporary romance novel will be available in paperback September 30, 2008!

NATASHA AND HER BOOKS CAN BE FOUND HERE:
http://www.natashamoore.com/
http://www.natasha-moore.blogspot.com/
http://www.myspace.com/natashamoorewriter
http://www.eredsage.com/
http://www.ellorascave.com/
http://www.samhainpublishing.com/

1. When/how did you know you wanted to write?

NATASHA: I was writing in grade school. Yep, I’m one of those people who always knew they wanted to be a writer. Life got in the way a few times, but the need to write always pulled me back.

2. How long did it take you to become published?

NATASHA: More years that I want to admit. Probably at least ten years of seriously pursuing publication before I sold.

3. Many authors are doing strictly e-books, do you think this is just a trend, or does it spell the end of real books?

NATASHA: I don’t see it as the end of “real” books – please note that I consider e-books “real” books, the same as paperback and hardcover. I remember when we could first start renting videos and there was a big outcry that it would be the end of movie theaters. That didn’t happen. There’s plenty of room for both and I think that’s what will happen with books. More options are better for everyone.

4. How long does it take for you to write books?

NATASHA: It varies greatly. Some stories seem to flow so smoothly, I swear I’m practically taking dictation as my characters tell me their story. Unfortunately others seem to be wrung out of the beads of sweat that pop out of my forehead.

5. Is there any character in your books that you can really relate to?

NATASHA: Annie Shane in my novella, Bad to the Bone, that’s included in Red Sage Secrets Vol 24. She’s a good girl breaking out of her shell. And growing up, I was definitely a good girl.

6. Do you see yourself writing in the same genre in 10 years? If not then what?

NATASHA: I’ll always be writing romance. I love sexual tension, love the give and take between characters, love a happy ending. But I hope to write in various sub-genres.

7. What advice do you give to those who are just starting out or trying to become published?

NATASHA: Write. Learn all you can. Write. Research the market. Write. Submit. Write. Repeat.

8. Do you have any projects you are currently working on?

NATASHA : I’m working on a futuristic for Ellora’s Cave at the moment. The heroine is a captive on a sex slave ship and the hero is one of the guards aboard the ship.

9. Did it take a lot of rejections for you to finally get published or was it pretty easy for you?

NATASHA: Lots of rejections. If you want to publish you have to submit and then you run the risk of rejection. I still get rejections, even since I’ve published, because I’m still submitting. Luckily, I sell way more than get rejected.

10. Do you write your stories out with pencil and paper first or do you work straight on the computer?

NATASHA : I usually write straight on the computer, but sometimes, when I’m having one of those tough times, taking a notebook and pen and curling up in a chair seems to get things flowing again.

11. You just recently were published. How does it make you feel?

NATASHA : Awesome. My first release was less than a year ago, in Oct 2007. Since then I’ve released 2 full-length e-books (the first of those will be out in print next month) Two short e-books (one of which will be included in a print anthology later this year). And two short stories and two novellas released as part of anthologies. And I will have three more novellas out by the end of the year. I still find it hard to believe. But I’m enjoying every minute of it.

12. Getting back to your books coming out soon. Tell us a little about what to expect from them.

NATASHA: Lia’s Warrior will be released by Ellora’s Cave September 4th and is my first futuristic. Lia is Guardian of the Sapphire Moon, an ancient crystal globe which must bless all mates. Roark is a Warrior returning home to find out Lia is now forbidden to him

Smoke and Mirrors will be released by Ellora’s Cave in November. The hero is an illusionist and the heroine is his former assistant/lover.

Up To No Good will be included in Red Sage Secrets Vol 25 which will be out in December. The heroine is a journalist who tracks down the hero, a former nationally syndicated columnist, to find out why he stopped writing.

13. When and where can we purchase your books?

NATASHA: Check out my website at www.natashamoore.com or my publisher’s websites at:
www.eredsage.com
www.ellorascave.com
www.samhainpublishing.com



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Disclaimer (because we don't have a choice): The views expressed by the guest blogger do not necessarily reflect those of The Deadly Vixens.

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Gracen Miller said...

Thanks for blogging with us today, Natasha! It's an honor having you.

Great interview too, btw. I share the same belief that you do about e-books. There's nothing like holding a paperback book in your hands. But, I love having the e-books too and it's quick and convenient when I want a book right now. I do think e-books will catch on faster once they're easier to download to a handheld device. Kindle is just too expensive in my opinion to make it cost effective. I know some folks that enjoy reading e-books on their blackberrys though.

Thanks again for blogging with us. Good luck on your current and future books!

Natasha said...

Thanks, Gracen. I also think e-books will catch on more once there is a universal format. I like to read on my e-bookwise.