To get us started can you tell us alittle about what you are working on or have coming out?
The Captain and theCourtesan was just released. It's a short Regency period romance abouta woman who has become penniless and will have to work as a courtesan and areally nice (and handsome and sexy) sea captain who falls madly in love withher.
Coming up in mid-February is Cry of The Wolf. In this short story, a hunk of a man who is also a wolf, keeps hispassionate love a secret, certain that the woman he adores could never love aman who was also a wolf.
If someone hasn't read any ofyour work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?
The Captain and theCourtesan. It's the only book Ihave out so far. If you prefer paranormal to Regency, then Cry of the wolfwould suit you better.
If you could entertain a characterfrom a book, who would it be and what would the evening be like?
I'd like to talk toCharlotte Lucas (from Pride and Prejudice) I have an unwholesome desire to hearwhat sex is like with a really unappealing and boring man like Mr.Collins, (butdon't want to find out by personal experience.)
What was one of the most surprisingthings you learned in creating your books?
I was--and am--amazed athow kind and encouraging my editor at Breathless Press is. I had a newspapercolumn at one time, and once the piece was handed in I rarely got feedback fromthe busy editors. Certainly no one at the paper had time to say anythingencouraging.
If you had a reporterfollow you around for the day, what would the readers get to see in your dailyschedule? I get up early andgo for a short walk on the beach and a swim in the ocean if it's warm enough(hey--someone has to do it.) Then I do some yoga. After that I'm in a greatmood and take my breakfast and get into bed with my laptop and write. Sooner orlater I have to attend to other stuff--errands,revisions, queries, whatever.Sometimes in the early evening a friend collects me and we go to the beachagain and then come back and work out. Or I get together with my sweetheart.Sometimes I work on revisions after dinner, and probably get in a bit ofreading. Of course some days things fall apart and it doesn't happen this wayat all (and that ususally makes me cranky)..
What does yourworkstation look like? My laptopsits on my lap wherever I might be. A My favorite place to work is propped upin bed
Are you the type ofindividual who gets weepy at the end of a good movie, or a sad movie, or do youjust stay neutral through it all? Yeah, I'm a weeper.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a series ofshort sexy Gypsy tales. The first will be released by Breathless Press in April
Where can readers find you on the web?
What is your favorite pizza?
One with a lot of stuff onit--different kinds of cheeses, green peppers, onions, mushrooms and whateverthe person--or people I'm sharing it with might want
Are you a morning person or a nightperson?
When you looked in the mirror thismorning, what was the first thing you thought?
Mmmm--not as bad as Iexpected.
Anything else you would like to add?
The Captain & The Courtesan by JuneChaplin
Releasing:January 13th, 2012
Romance,historical regency, Juliet Chastain, romance, erotic romance, captain,courtesan, brothel, regency, historical
Against his conscience, Captain EdwardHowland buys a night with the enchanting and mysterious masked courtesan, LadyAmelia Kentley, and their evening together becomes far more than eitherexpected.
As her first night as a courtesanapproaches, the mysterious masked noblewoman is the talk of London. Impoverished Lady Amelia Kentley, wearinga mask to hide her identity, is resigned to her fate, working in a brothel tosupport her child and herself. When she meets the kindly and passionate seaCaptain Edward Howland, she is shocked at the powerful attraction she feels forhim. She hopes that he will be her first paying lover. Dare she dream of more,of running away from her degrading situation with him?
Edward disdains paid-for sex, but he is soenchanted with the masked Lady Amelia that he cannot resist the chance to claima night's pleasure with her before he sets sail in the morning. They sharehours of overwhelming passion, and a deep affection develops between them. Bydaybreak, Edward is determined to find a way to rescue her from her fate as acourtesan, but can he do so without besmirching his honor?