I’m happy to welcome author Lynda K. Scott to Preternatura today. She and author Linda Wisdom (another favorite here) have come together to produce—get this—an INTERACTIVE paranormal romance! It’s so clever, I can’t wait to get mine and try it out. Lynda is also giving away a copy of her novel Heartstone…read on to the end for the rules, which are a little different than my normal giveaway. You can find Lynda and her books online at her website.
Give us the “elevator pitch” for Great Escapes:
A pair of erotically inclined ghosts bring two strangers together.
What was your inspiration for the book?
I co-authored Great Escapes with Linda Wisdom. For us, there was no real inspiration. It was simply a way for two slightly insane writers to kick weird paranormal ideas around. I think I suggested a story with ghosts and she suggested a B&B. From there, we did a ‘round robin’ sort of process where Linda would write a section, send it to me, and I’d write a section and send it back. Our ghosts and the B&B just sort of fell in place wholly formed and ready to fly. I love when that happens.
My favorite scene involves the hero, Clay, having his first encounter with the erotically inclined resident female ghost. In the shower. While he enjoys the encounter, when he gets out and reality rushes back, he asks himself, “What just happened?” Then admits he knows what happened. It’s a subtle humor but it makes me smile every time I see it.
What’s on your nightstand or top of your TBR pile?
OMG, I have so much! I’ve got the Hunger Games series on my Nook, The Wolf Who Loved Me by Lydia Dare on my table and a stack of other paranormal/futuristic books in the TBR pile.
Favorite book when you were a child:
That’s a toss-up between The Black Stallion and Call of The Wild. When I was a kid I had a thing about horses and wolves. Still do, lol, which is why I read so many wolf shapeshifter stories and used one for my novel, Heartstone.
Your five favorite authors:
In Romance: Linnea Sinclair, Donna Grant, Lisa Renee Jones, Deborah Cook, and, of course, Linda Wisdom. Other than Romance: Dean Koontz, Naomi Novik, Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey, Suzanne Collins
Book you've faked reading:
Mmm, I don’t remember ever faking a read but I do have a few that I’ve quit reading because I didn’t want to startle my family or my alien kitten by flinging it against a wall.
Book you're an evangelist for:
That changes often. Right now, I think The Hunger Games is on top of my list.
Book that changed your life:
Isaac Asimov’s The Foundation and Empire. That book prompted my love of science fiction and made me want to write.
Favorite line from a book:
“I call myself the Mule—but not because of my strength—obviously—“ (The Foundation and Empire)
Book you most want to read again for the first time:
LOL, that’s about a thousand books. I regularly re-read my favorites. Several times.
Most horrifying moment while reading a book:
Dean Koontz’s Intensity is the most heart-pounding, nerve-tightening book I’ve read. It should come with a Caution label. The most horrifying moment is when the heroine is about to be caught by the serial killer.
Linda and I are working on revisions for Great Escapes – Summer Solstice (not sure if that title will stay) right now. Plus, we’ll be writing a story for Great Escapes – Veteran’s Day. As for myself, I’m working on a book two in my Rider universe and an End-of-the-World book.
ABOUT: Great Escapes – Valentine’s Day By Lynda K. Scott and Linda Wisdom
The heartbroken and lovelorn come to Great Escapes B&B in search of a relaxing getaway, only to embark on a weekend of sexual self-discovery, courtesy of the inn's resident ghosts, who bring to life each guest's deepest desires. Just as the ghosts transform to meet the needs of each guest, Great Escapes leverages the Kindle platform to deliver what each reader wants. Do you like your erotica steamy or romantic? Your hero to have blue or brown eyes? Anonymously fill out your preferences, and we'll deliver the best version of hundreds of combinations prepared by the authors. In Great Escapes: Valentine's Day, Rose's best friend gives her a weekend stay, where an invisible lover helps her to rediscover her sexuality. But will she open her eyes enough to see who is right next door?
ABOUT: Heartstone. Eric d'Ebrur is out of time. He must fine the legendary Heartstone and fulfill the ancient Gar'Ja bond he shares with the Stonebearer. But when he finds her, he discovers that love can be more dangerous than the Gawan threat. Eric can defeat the mind-controlling Gawan but will it cost him the woman he loves? After terrifying episodes of hypersensitivity, Keriam Norton thinks she's losing her mind. When handsome shapeshifter Eric d'Ebrur saves her from the monstrous Gawan, she's sure of it. But insane or not, she'll find the Heartstone and, if she's lucky, a love to last a lifetime.
Want to win a copy of Heartstone? (Sure you do.) The contest is a little different this time, so read on for Lynda’s entry rules:
Lynda will be giving one signed copy of Heartstone to one commenter who ALSO sends her an email ( Lynda@lyndakscott.com ) with Heartstone in the subject line and their mailing address in the body. Please have the entries in her email box by Saturday, April 28. She will have her alien kitten, Wookie, select the winner. Sorry—US only.