Today in Author Cage we have Renea Mason, author of Symphony of Light and Winter. We would like to thank Renea for stopping by and sharing with us.
Renea Mason writes steamy romances to help even out the estrogen to testosterone imbalance caused by living in a house full of men.
When she isn’t putting pen to paper crafting sensual stories filled with supernatural lovers, she spends time with her beyond-supportive husband, two wonderful sons and three loving but needy cats.
Her debut novel, Symphony of Light and Winter, finished second for Best New Paranormal Series of 2013 in Paranormal Cravings’ Battle of the Books and received a third place award for Best New Paranormal Romance of 2013 in The Paranormal Romance Guild’s Reviewers Choice Awards.
Renea is a member of Romance Writers of America, The Paranormal Romance Guild and The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal subchapter of the Romance Writers of America.
She is also a founding member of Coffee Talk Writers and the Coffee Talk website–a site designed to support established writers and foster new talent.
Welcome to darkest cravings, tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a paranormal and erotic romance author by night and corporate hack by day and at all times I’m a mom.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
It was real the moment i signed my first check.
Writing adult fiction isn’t for everyone, how did you end up writing for the toughest audience?
It’s the only thing I've ever written. I guess it was easy because i didn’t know it was the toughest audience.
Most of the intimidating parts of being an adult fiction writer is the steamy scenes, how did you overcome the “stage fright”?
There wasn’t any stage fright. The steamy scenes are the easiest for me. It’s the intricate details of a complicated plot that make me tremble.
Which fictional character would you like to go on a date with? Why?
Cyril. Because well… he’s an unapologetic sex god. But above all, I'd love to debate him.
What was the first adult fiction novel that you read? What was your reaction?
I cut my teeth on anne rice and anis nin as a teenager. The teenagers in me blushed but kept reading.
Your favorite adult fiction book is-?
Hard to say just one. Anything from Anne Rice, Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR Ward, Jeaniene Frost and Karen Marie Moning.
We all have a treasured possession, what is yours?
My children for now.
Are your characters based on real people or did you create them from scratch?
They are entirely fictional.
Do you think adult fiction have reached its full potential yet, or are we still in for a huge surprise?
One thing i have learned about any type of art—just when you think you’ve seen it all, someone proves you wrong.
Do you think adult fiction helps improves relationships?
Yes. It’s a great outlet for the fantasies we all have but few are afraid to admit publically.
If you have to pitch adult fiction to someone that’s too shy to read it, what would you pitch?
I wouldn’t. If someone isn’t open to it, it could have the opposite effect. But i would point out that with an e-reader people will think they’re reading the new york times.
What is your motto?
Always be at ease with who you are.
If you would like to find out more about this amazing author and her work, check out the book blast below.