Christina Moore has been an Ohio resident all her life. Though she enjoys the rural community of her home in London, she admittedly longs to one day reside in a more temperate climate, as she is not a fan of cold weather! But still being a home-state lover, she very much enjoys books, TV shows, and movies that take place in Ohio, as will some of her own books. Her favorite genres to read are all the romances, mysteries, thrillers, coming of age, and even some westerns and horror stories. She is a writer of a number of fan fiction stories for Star Trek, Harry Potter, Smallville and Twilight. Professionally, she has started out in paranormal romance, but has plans for contemporary romance and mysteries. Her favorite past times are reading and writing, but she also very much enjoys having a good time, spending time with family and friends, and being a "hu-mom" to her dogs Mojo, Daisy, and Kipnuk.
Saphrona Caldwell is a 233-year-old human-vampire hybrid who maintains a quiet existence in the strangest of places: on a farm, where she raises chickens and breeds horses, pigs, and dairy cows. A far cry from the life of Gothic glamour she once lived, she has all but walked away entirely from the world into which she was born. Her life is forever changed when she meets Mark Singleton, an immortal human whose blood is powerfully alluring and even narcotic to vampires. Though pleased to know her destined bondmate at last, Saphrona’s happiness is complicated by a request to find someone who doesn’t actually exist, Mark’s shape-shifting half-sister, and the danger posed by an individual who is not above committing arson, kidnapping, and murder. Published by Black Room Press.
Welcome to the world of Darkest Desires where the eternal fires are stoked by sin, lust and unfulfilled wanting. Demons in every incarnation are waiting to quench their own appetite and reclaim what is rightfully theirs. Darkest Desires explores the most primal needs lurking in everyone.
This anthology from Hot Ink Press (an Erotic Imprint of Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing) features some of today's cutting-edge erotica romance authors.
Firefighter Chris Paytah has been in the business of battling flames for nearly two decades, but nothing he’s faced could have prepared him for the worst thing he could have ever imagined: losing the man that taught him everything he knows. Now he’s got to find a way pick up the pieces, not to mention taking up the reigns as captain of a new fire station in Calvin’s place.
Martie Liotta is the arson investigator assigned by the Montana Bureau of Fire Safety to investigate the fire that led to a 30-year veteran’s death. She’s hoping that she’ll find evidence tying the fire to a shady businessman who happens to be the owner of the burned-out building—and is already suspected of insurance fraud. She’s completely unprepared to find herself instantly attracted to Chris, or for the passion that ignites between them to burn so hot.
While the two of them work to discover the cause of the fire, they’re also navigating the precarious terrain of their new relationship. But someone with a more than passing interest in the beautiful Martie causes her to doubt her judgment, leading her to make a terrible decision that drives Chris away in anger. Can he overcome the hurt in time to save her and an innocent woman from suffering at the hands of a madman with a dangerous obsession? (A prequel novel to the Firehouse 343 series.)
Chasing Shadows is a paranormal romance novel, so not really!
Paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and mysteries/thrillers influence me. I know these are genres and not individual books, but I really couldn’t put a finger on any one particular book or books that have influenced me more than any other. I think any book that I read and really enjoy influences me in some small way.
I think I have two—Nora Roberts and Deborah Cooke. Both of them not only write sexy, irresistible male heroes, but strong, capable female heroines, and I really like it when the female characters start out strong and end strong.
I’m too busy writing right now to read very much, though my TBR pile grows daily. I do actually have a book I started but haven’t read more than a chapter of called Daughters of Rome (by Kate Quinn) that I’ve been meaning to get back to.
I can’t say she’s precisely new, as she’s got two books published already and has contributed to a few anthologies, but my friend Kristine Cayne is a very good writer and I’m looking forward to her upcoming firefighter series. I also really liked Seducing a Mermaid by Karli Rush, so I’ll be keeping my eyes open for new stuff from her as well.
Right now I’m fourteen chapters into the second book in my Shadow Chronicles series, and I started the first book in my own firefighter series as part of NaNoWriMo (I’m in chapter 11 on that one now). And an anthology was just released on Halloween by Hot Ink Press called Darkest Desires in which I am a contributing author. I’ve also recently prepared Chasing Shadows for print sales.
I admit that I’ve considered whether or not to make the vampires in my book more traditional, but I rather like that I chose to play on actual medical science as to why vampires prefer not to go outside in the daytime. If you want to know what that is, you’ll have to read the book!
I don’t really know how or even when, except my earliest memories involving writing go back to when I was in grade school, and I’d written some short story thing (just a few paragraphs, I imagine) that was good enough to catch even the principal’s attention. I think it involved dinosaurs but I don’t recall, ha ha. But ever since then, when I’ve had to do any creative writing, I’ve strived to make it interesting.
Naming characters can be a challenge. Sometimes I get an idea in my head of their personality and can’t find a name to fit. I also sometimes find it difficult to write action sequences, or to transition from one scene to the next.
The love scenes, probably, as I’d never really written a sexual encounter in detail before. This book has more than one.
Writing and editing and character development are hard work. Keeping the plot flowing and tying everything together really does take a lot of effort. Writing isn’t just sitting down and writing; there’s so much more involved than just typing or writing the words—especially if you’re an indie like me and you have to do most of the post-writing work yourself.
Go for it. If you have an idea rolling around in your head, sit yourself down and write it. Just get it all out and worry about making it presentable later.
Thank you so very much for buying my book. I really hope you enjoyed it enough to come back for more!
I would be hoarding bottled water and canned goods, I ain’t gonna lie. I’d be getting my hands on some strong slicing weapons like swords or machetes, and I want a crossbow with as many arrows as I can get my hands on.
I really don’t know…Mrs. Claus maybe? After all, she’s married to one of the most popular men in the world.
A Christmas Carol. Hands down it’s the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol starring Alistair Sim—and I prefer to watch it in the original black and white.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Greatest Christmas Hits
Grub with the fam, watch my nephew open presents, and watch Alistair Sim’s A Christmas Carol. My sister will probably make me watch White Christmas with her like she does every year. That's kinda become our tradition.