Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 4 of The 12 Days of Christmas

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.

Christina's Published Works

Chasing Shadows

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.


Darkest Desires

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.

From the Shadows

Shapeshifter Juliette Singleton left her home to escape the oppressive concern of her family ... and the memory of being raped. She finds little solace, however, as her sleep is plagued with nightmares, forcing her to re-live the brutal assault over and over again.

Race Covington, a chimaera, thought he was the only one of his kind. Then he reunited with Juliette, whom he had known as a child, and discovered to his delight that he was not alone after all -and the both of them discovered that they were destined to be together.

Meeting her mate leads Juliette to open up about the attack and begin the healing process, while Race believes meeting his means it is definitely time to escape the employ of a dangerous and vindictive vampire. They decide it is time to start their lives over again -- together -- but going home proves to be harder than they expected when they are forced to confront a dangerous foe neither could have ever imagined. (Second book in the Shadow Chronicles.)

Coming Soon
Fire Born

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.)

Author Interview
What inspired you to write your first book? 

I’ve wanted to write for a very long time. In fact, when I was about 20 I started writing a romantic suspense novel I’d titled The Princess Spy, and I think I got about seven or eight chapters into it before I stopped writing it. I don’t recall the reason why I stopped, but I would certainly love to find the notebook it’s written in so I can polish it up and finish it.

How did you come up with the titles of each book?
For the Shadow Chronicles, I wanted something thematic, so each of the books (at least the first four) will have the word “shadows” in it. If I can find other ways to incorporate it I will. The same goes for my upcoming romantic suspense series featuring firefighters—the first four books will have the word “fire” in it, and I may try other ways to incorporate some reference to fire.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
None that I can think of. I just hope that readers enjoy it!
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Chasing Shadows is a paranormal romance novel, so not really!
What books have most influenced your life most?

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.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
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.
What book are you reading now?

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.
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

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.
What are your current projects?

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.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your books ?

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!
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

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.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

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.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?

The love scenes, probably, as I’d never really written a sexual encounter in detail before. This book has more than one.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

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.
Do you have any advice for other writers?

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.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thank you so very much for buying my book. I really hope you enjoyed it enough to come back for more!
What would you do in a zombie apocalypse should it occur on Black Friday?

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.
If you could be any Christmas character, what would you be and why?

I really don’t know…Mrs. Claus maybe? After all, she’s married to one of the most popular men in the world.
Fav Christmas Movie?

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.
Fav Christmas CD?

Alvin and the Chipmunks Greatest Christmas Hits
Fav thing to do for the holidays?

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.
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  1. Hi Christina, nice interview. I like the idea of a scientific reason vampire don't want to go outside. Very cool!

    Good luck!

  2. Christina, loving your interview. Hey, on black Friday I will come over with tons of cross bow arrows in my Hummer. Lol. ; )

  3. Thanks ladies! To be honest -- and I feel really bad about this -- I totally forgot until just a little while ago. I went to pick up a new puppy to add to my furbaby brood, and that took a few hours, as I had to go a long way to get her! But I'm preparing a post about it now, in the hopes that some more folks come by and read all about the Shadow Chronicles and the upcoming Firehouse 343 story!

    Btw, From the Shadows has actually not been released yet, but it will be very soon!

  4. Good luck! I'm also from as Ohio and lived in the 'Burgh. I love seeing someone from the Rust Belt succeed!

  5. Thank you, D! I don't know how "successful" I am yet, but I've got my foot in the door and I'm barging my way in!