Genre: historic erotic romance with steampunk elements
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Date of Publication: 16th April 2014
Word Count: 70,000
Sequel to Rescue by Ruin.
Sarah Rigdon is desperate. Penniless with taxes due, she can either beg mercy from the ruthless tax collector or turn to the last man she wants to ask for help. Archer Latimer stirs desires no proper lady would ever admit to. Though their meetings always end in quarrels, she can’t deny the heat between them. When he agrees to help, Sarah thinks her luck has turned. But she should have known nothing with Archer is ever easy.
Archer and his lover Warren Dorvee have spent years searching for the right woman to complete their family. Both believe luscious Sarah is the one and now have a chance to pursue her. After all, the price of Archer’s help is for Sarah to pose for Warren’s latest painting. Nude.
But trust has to be earned and a crisis in London threatens their love. The three must navigate through lust, lies and secrets or risk being torn apart forever.
Inside Scoop: Contains m/m, GLBT and ménage.
A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Welcome to Darkest Cravings, tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi there, thank you so much for having me over. I write erotic romance and read voraciously. If it has a hot couple, a great story and a happy ending, it is mine to devour. I love to travel and have lived in three different countries and on two continents.
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a vet, but I always wrote stories in my mind until I finally had the courage to put them on paper and share them with the world.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
I think when my first book was published. Seeing my name on a book cover on a website was utterly amazing. Holding an actual print version in my hand was a little insane.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
I was very, very lucky. I wrote Tangled Shadows (http://www.ellorascave.com/tangled-shadows.html) with a specific publisher in mind and when I pitched it to one of their editors she asked for the first three chapters. A week late she asked for the full manuscript and then accepted everything I sent to her.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
My latest book is called Danger by Dalliance (http://www.ellorascave.com/danger-by-dalliance.html). It is an erotic historical ménage with steampunk elements in which Warren and Archer seduce Sarah as she poses in the nude.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
I am currently published by Ellora’s Cave, but in December have a steampunk Christmas novella coming out from Loose Id.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I write sexy steampunk and sensuous sci-fi and will continue to do so. I am currently working on Tangled Redemption, the fourth and final book in my Celestial Surrender (http://www.ellorascave.com/series/celestial-surrender.html) series. I hope it will release late summer. I have an idea for a new series set in the same world. The heroine in the first book will be a young woman we’ve met in Tangled Shadows.
As mentioned, I have a steampunk Christmas novella, currently titled Dirigible are Forever, coming out in December. It is the first book in a new series, inspired by James Bond, and I am hoping to write two more books in it. I also have an outline for a third book in my Ellora’s Cave steampunk series. Rescue by Ruin and Danger by Dalliance feature a young and dashing Detective Inspector and he decided he needed his own story.
What genre would you place your books into?
Cross-over;). My sci-fi world is inhabited by humans, vampires and Naemas, a species that is half demon, half angel. My upcoming Christmas novella also has a touch of the unexplained. I like to stretch boundaries and rearrange the worlds until they suit me.
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I like to make s*** up;).
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Yes, I like to know what readers think.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I usually start with a working title. Sometimes the title I start with becomes the real title, but most of the time I change my mind a minute before I send the book to my editor.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I have a few websites that have lists of names. I look through them and see what names appeal to me. Usually during this process one name will resonate and jingle in my head. That’s the one I go with;). If I am torn between names I’ll check their meaning and see what goes with the character I have in mind. I can’t write the story without having decided on my characters’ names.
I found another website (what did we do without the internet?!) that lists planet names in alphabetical order. I start with a letter I haven’t used before and again scroll through the list until I find something I like and that will suit the world I am building.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I read hardback, ebook and paperback, depending on what format the book releases in. When travelling I prefer ebooks, because my reader takes up very little space, but overall I like paperbacks best. They are light enough I can carry them around and they allow me to skip backward and forward to read and re-read my favourite sections in the book. That is more difficult on my e-reader.
What is your favorite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
I cannot narrow it down to just one book. I have a number of favourites and re-read all of them. Sometimes I will go on a binge and re-read a whole series like J.D. Robb’s In Death series or Laurell K. Hamilton’s Meredith Gentry.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
Some books transfer better than others. I love the Lord of the Rings movies and the Hunger Games and Divergent movies are pretty fabulous. One of my favourite movie adaptations is How to Train Your Dragon, even if the film has very little to do with the original book.
Your favorite food is?
Your favorite singer/group is?
I listen to pretty much anything and everything and believe the people at songza.com are geniuses, but some of my go to artists are Queen, Leona Lewis or Garth Brooks.
Your favorite color is?
Your favorite Author is?
It’s difficult to narrow it down to just one, but at the top of my automatic buy list are Nalini Singh, Maya Banks, Jaci Burton, J.D. Robb, Christine Feehan, Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews… and I should probably stop now;).
Tina Christopher spent her early years flitting across the Channel between Germany and England. After touring the world extensively, she finally laid down roots in Toronto. And while Canada’s winters may be frigid, Tina’s characters are anything but!
Like most writers, Tina often hears voices in her head, but it took the encouragement of an editor friend before she actually put fingers to keyboard.
While those first stories will never see the light of day, she’s subsequently honed her craft and learned to build not just worlds, but entire galaxies. Her first book from Ellora’s Cave features a galaxy filled with Vampires, Humans and angel-like aliens called Naema.
When not imagining far away worlds and scorching hot encounters, Tina can be found on her sofa working through her never-ending TBR pile or venturing into the real world—whether to a nearby café or a passport-required destination. She’s a member of the RWA’s Toronto chapter. Her two degrees in environmental conservation, majoring in large animal studies, come in handy when wrestling with supernatural beasties.