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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Nicola Cameron's "Storm Season" Blog Tour (Spotlight/Interview/Giveaway)

Welcome to Book Lovin’ Mamas! We are so glad to have you here today!

1.  Tell us 3 things about yourself that readers may not be able find out about you on the web.

1. Between dollhouses, quilting, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, painting, sewing, what have you, I have the craft room from Hell. Remember that commercial when the mom made an impromptu Martin Van Buren costume for her kid? Yeah, I can do that.

2. My mother was a mutant. No, seriously -- my mom carried the Bombay Phenotype mutation (which masks blood type due to a third antigen (H) on the surface of red cells). I need to get tested for that some day.

3. I was once hugged by Jeffrey Combs. Then again, I'd just made a detailed shadowbox for him commemorating his one-man play NEVERMORE, so it was earned.

2.  What does a typical writing day look for you?

Get up, feed and water the cats before I do anything else otherwise I will never hear the end of it, take my thyroid pill, check mail, Facebook and Twitter while I'm waiting for the pill to be absorbed, eat breakfast, then sit down and get to work on a WIP. I tend to have a couple of books in progress at any one time, which means I can flip back and forth depending on deadlines, frame of mind, etc. Once I get my 3K done, the rest of the day is mine, so to speak (since I make jewelry, design websites and record a podcast as well, free time is a little thin on the ground around here).

3.   Could you give us a little sneak peek of how your research process happens with a new book or series?

Once I have the outline of the book in my head, I hit the Internet for first-line research. I'll often order books so that I have more research materials at hand, and if it's set in a real-world area I'll go there if at all possible to get a better feel for the place (wound up going to Oxford that way).

4.  When you’re not writing, what are your hobbies/interests?

Do you have a couple of hours? Making dollhouses, quilting, knitting, crocheting, drawing, painting, making jewelry, making costumes and clothing, the list goes on and on. I am Hobby Lobby's bitch. I'm also just getting into archery, and I'd love to find a fencing group again.

5. Who are some of your favorite authors?

Terry Pratchett, Kage Baker, Tiffany Reisz, Stephen King, and Lois McMaster Bujold are in my top five. Yeah, I mix and match my genress.

6.  When you are deep into writing what is your biggest pet peeve?

Getting interrupted. Sometimes that's unavoidable -- it's a call I have to take, the cat is on fire, what have you. But it's still annoying as hell.

7.  Do you ever base your characters on people you know in real life? 

Depends on your definition of "real life." I tend to think very cinematically, so I've found it's much easier to cast actors or other people as characters in my head, then sit back and just type up the action. But that's really just being a casting director in my own head -- I pick people who can "fill" my characters. I have given good friends cameos in my books, but I've never thought, "That person, I shall make him/her a character in my next story."

8.  Who is your favorite character you’ve ever written? 

Of all my published work, I would have to say Ian West from Storm Season. Ian comes from my neck of Chicago, and I just really like the way he grew as a character and a person in the book.

9.  If you could be any one of your characters, from any book you’ve written which one would you be and why?

Marcia Kuttner from Storm Season, because I know who she really is and what she's going to do further down the series. Heh, heh, heh...

10.  Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers, maybe about what’s coming in the future from you or anything else?

Lord, my writing schedule is booked up until 2015, so you WILL be seeing a lot from me in the near future. I've submitted two short stories to Evernight Publishing's anthologies HIM: Strength Meets Innocence (MF and MM versions), I have a fast-paced, funny MM erotic romance with a SF caper setting called Two to Tango that will be submitted in two weeks, a historical MMF erotic romance set in 1923 Weimar Republic-era Berlin called Behind the Iron Cross that is trés kinky with a great industrial espionage subplot, and then it's on to book two in the Olympic Cove series, Breaker Zone. And that doesn't include the steampunk MMF erotic romance book I want to write, or the other historicals, or the alternate history mystery starring Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll that I have to finish and submit somewhere. Sleep? What means this word, sleep?

Thank you so much and we hope you will come back again! :)

Thank you so much for having me!

Ian West had his summer all planned out — go down to Florida, stay in his family’s beach cottage on Olympic Cove, and work on his science fiction novel. But his plans get thrown for a loop when gorgeous twin sea gods Bythos and Aphros show up in the cove and inform him he’s their fated consort.

As if that wasn’t enough, something in the Gulf of Mexico is turning mermaids into legendary monsters and gods into demons. Now, Ian not only has to navigate the complicated waters of a ménage relationship with twin sea gods, he also has to stop an insane deity and save the whole damn planet.
No pressure.

“So … you just waited for me? All this time?”

“Yes,” Bythos said. “And you finally returned to us, and dreamed of us as we dreamed of you.” With care, he slid an arm around Ian. “I meant what I said earlier. We will never harm you, and we will never force you into anything you don’t want to do. But we need you, Ian, just as you need us.”

“We do need you,” Aphros said, moving in to lay the softest of kisses on Ian’s shoulder. “You’re the sun and the moon to us. We’ve dreamed about you for so long. Please, Ian, let us love you.”

Ian shivered at the softness of the demigod’s lips as they feathered along his shoulder, tracing the curve to his neck. His desire bloomed again, a warm heaviness settling in his groin. “You dreamed about me?” he whispered.

“Every night,” Aphros said. “You have no idea how you tormented us with your skin, the sounds you made.”

“And your taste,” Bythos murmured, leaning in now and brushing the tip of his tongue over Ian’s skin. “I can’t describe how delicious you are. You taste like everything good in the world. Like home.”

“Like ours,” Aphros said.

Ian moaned at the sensation of their mouths on his neck, their hands wandering across his chest, plucking gently at his nipples. “Oh, God,” he breathed.

“Gods, actually,” Aphros said, lifting his mouth from Ian’s neck for a moment. “Well, demigods, but still.”

“Aph, shut up,” Bythos said, sliding a broad, warm palm around Ian’s jaw and pulling him closer. “We have better things to do.”

Nicola Cameron is an expatriate Chicagoan who has lived in England, Canada, Holland, and Sweden, and keeps a confusing amalgamation of languages in her head as a result. Currently located in the clavicle of Texas, she has finally mastered the proper use of "y'all," much to her Chicago family's dismay.

Despite a healthy interest in sex since puberty, it wasn't until 2012 that Nicola decided to try writing about it. As it turned out, the skills she picked up during her SF writing career transferred rather nicely to erotic romance. When not writing, she wrangles cats, smooches her husband, makes dolls of dubious and questionable identity, and thanks almighty Cthulhu that she doesn’t have to work for a major telecommunications company any more (because there’s BDSM, and then there’s just plain torture...).

STORM SEASON Tour Schedule
June 3 - 16

June 3 - Book Connisseur

June 4 - Book Lovin Mamas

June 5 - Books-N-Kisses

June 6 - Buffy's Ramblings

June 9 - The Jeep Diva

June 11 - Books, Books & More Books

June 12 - United by Books

June 13 - Book Monster Reviews


June 15 - Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews

June 16 - You Gotta Read Reviews

Nicola is giving away a $20.00 Gift card to Amazon at the end of the tour.

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Thanks so much for having me on today, ladies!

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