11-21-2011: Never to be forgotten! Today is the day that Ian Somerhalder responded to me on facebook! Hey, that may not be a big deal for you, but for me.. HUGE. *swoon*
Conversation copied from FB:
ME: Finally! After an hour of searching facebook, I find the REAL you. Hi Ian!
Ian Somerhalder: Thank you.Nice to meet you
ME: My pleasure! Thank you for taking the time to notice. :)
Ian Somerhalder: you're welcome
Ian Somerhalder: I try not to disappoint my fans!
ME: Well, you're doing a wonderful job. :) It's nice (and a bit scary) to talk to someone like you!
ME: lol... (I'm secretly freaking out cuz I got to talk to Ian! *sigh*)
Ian Somerhalder: Thank you Theresa!
ME: lol... you're welcome! Just do me a favor and don't knock when you invade my dreams tonight. The husband probably wouldn't like that. hehe!
Ian Somerhalder: well I will not:)
ME: Perfect! Thanks. LOL
Author Interview: Faye Robertson, Author of Bloodlust
by Faye Robertson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 90 pages
Release Date: June 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Ever Afters
It had to be nuns.
Some vampires had a thing for B+. Some preferred redheads. Others preferred blondes.
For Jasper, it had to be nuns–and he’s been regretting that since the day he bit Amabel de Woodville, almost two centuries ago.
She’d done something to him. Something that restored his conscience, pointed his moral compass straight north, and ended his career of seducing virgin nuns and killing as he pleased. But even worse–she’d gotten under his skin, and he hasn’t forgotten the green-eyed witch who’d been immune to his charms.
When Amabel ends up in his office, still as young as the day they’d met and seeking a charity sponsor, Jasper has the chance he’s ached for: to show her the pleasure that’s haunted her dreams for decades. He’s taken the virginity of a hundred nuns…but a vampire nun? That’s new.
And Jasper has always enjoyed a challenge.
Do you listen to music while you write, or do you prefer quiet?
I always listen to music—I stick my headphones on because it cuts out the noise of my boys playing computer games on the next table! Sometimes I’ll fixate on a particular album or even a particular song when writing. I like folksy/bluesy stuff like John Mayer and Jack Johnson, but the iPad comes up with anything from Foo Fighters to Michael Jackson.
Describe your book in a tweet (140 characters or less).
Sexy vampire Jasper has a nun fetish, but he met his match when he bit the beautiful and feisty Amabel de Woodville.
Pantser or plotter?
Ooh, good question. I always used to be a plotter, and needed to plot everything out to the nth degree. But lately I’ve turned into a bit of a pantser. I tend to let the plot grow more organically now, and I just see where it takes me. I suppose the more an author writes, the more they get to feel instinctively where the peaks and troughs go in a manuscript. At least that’s what I’m hoping!
Apart from the computer, the other item I can’t do without is Post It Notes. I have about twenty on my pinboard with things I mustn’t forget, word counts, release dates, websites and, most importantly, the word BICHOK is written on a pink one and stuck to the computer! (That’s Bum In Chair, Hands On Keyboard!)
What part of the writing process is the easiest/hardest for you?
Easiest – the actual writing. Hardest – definitely the edits. I hate edits with a passion. I’ve always found them difficult because they make me feel like such a crap writer, mainly because in the past I haven’t understood why the editor changes the things she does. But a recent editor took the time to explain where I was going wrong, and that was really helpful—now I understand a bit better about filter words and passive and that sort of thing.
Do you follow a writing schedule, or just write whenever you get the chance?
I write after dinner for an hour or two on weekdays, and early in the morning on weekends. The evenings are set aside for family stuff, and my family doesn’t like me sitting there tweeting etc when I should be watching a movie with them, so my social networking time is limited. It makes it difficult for promotion etc, but I just have to cram whatever I can into those couple of hours!