A Different Shade of Historical Romance

A Different Shade of Romantic History...

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This week...


                             Yvie Towers....

Author of Whiplash & Backlash... Please give her a warm IR welcome...

We all know that the IR Historical Genre can be quite daunting at times...especially with things like research and such...so it takes an amazing author to weave through the muck of it...and still come out with an amazing book collection...and that is exactly what this author has done. We wanted to just sit and chat for a bit...and let you readers know just what she's about...so we caught up with her...and she agreed to stop by...even with her busy writing schedule.

So Yvie...why did you choose this genre to Write in?  I didn’t really choose the historical fiction; that was coincidental. 

Yvie: I do, however, love to read IR books, and so I suppose I just ended up writing what I love to read.


Alie: LOL me too. So what's your favorite love story? (movie or book) 

Yvie: Indecent Proposal


Alie: And what was Yvie like as a child? Your favorite toy? 

Yvie: I was such a daddy’s girl and a tomboy, and I loved card games.


Alie: Me too UNO! LOL. So...if you were an animal in a zoo, what would you be? Why? 

Yvie: I’d be some kind of fish because I hate the outdoors, I love to swim, and it’s always nice and dark in the aquarium portion of the zoo.


Alie: Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?

Yvie: Donnee Patrese, Kitty Thomas, Nicole Ryan, DH Sidebottom, and S.L. Walker each wrote great books that made me say “Hey, I wanna do this too.”  There are many others, but those ladies stick out in my mind the most.


Alie: Awesome, and what is the biggest lie you've ever told? 

Yvie: Truthfully? 


Alie: LOL. Where is one place you want to visit that you haven't been before? 

Yvie: I’d love to go to NYC just for the food experience.

Alie: Oh wow...I love NYC...I'm moving back on the 30th of this month. So... name 5 favorite movies. Why? 

Yvie: Marked for Death (it’s Steven Seagal kicking serious ass, hello?!?); Indecent Proposal (that was a great storyline that I think was ahead of its time); Clerks (it’s just hilarious…); Desperado (one of the best shoot ‘em up movies of all time); I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (The Wayans can do no wrong when it comes to parody)

Alie: Hahaha! Yea...I love those too...especially I'm Gonna Get You Sucka!  So... Is there a certain type of scene that's harder for you to write than others? Love? Action? Racy? 

Yvie: I have a hard time writing erotic scenes.  They make me blush and I’m always worried of what people I know will think when they read them.

Alie: I know...me too. Especially when I first started writing. I was a good Latin Catholic girl...so I would get all antsy when I would lol.

Alie: Finish this sentence; Someday, I want to _________ (What?)

Yvie: Have a food truck.

Alie: Oh wow...awesome. I'm a retired chef (17yers) now Professor...and I used to want the same before I started teaching. I still love to cook. So...do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)? 

Yvie: I have to have a movie that I’ve seen 1000 times playing on the TV.  It helps me keep track of how long I’ve been writing.

Alie: And do you believe in love at first sight? 

Yvie: Absolutely; it happened with my husband.


Alie: Wow...that's awesome. And if someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction? 

Yvie: Definitely a comedy – I spend about half of my day laughing.


Alie: Are you spring, summer, fall, or winter? Please share why? 

Yvie: I guess I’m fall.  Kind of muted and mild, but deep down it’s everyone’s favorite.


Alie: LOl. What's your favorite material object that you already own? 

Yvie: I suppose that would be my kindle.  That’s the correct answer, right?

Alie: Lol...right you are. What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors? 

Yvie: Just write what you’d want to read; people can like it or not.

Alie: I totally second that. So...what's next for Mrs. Towers? What are you working on now? 

Yvie: More writing of course, though I’ve not made a solid go of any of the ideas I have yet.  I’m also going to attempt to write a screenplay.

Alie: Oh wow...that sounds awesome. And where can we find you?

Yvie: On facebook at Yvie Towers (feel free to friend me, I kind of suck at keeping up my author page) and on twitter @YvieTowers.

Well you guys heard it...you can both of these awesome books by just one clicking.

Thanks so much Yvie Towers for stopping by...and we wish you much success in your author journey. You can find Mrs. Towers @ any of the links above.


Be Our Guest....

Please Welcome Michael Erickston...
Author of "The Last Crusader "

So...Michael...why did you choose to Write in this genre?

Michael: I chose to write in multiple genres, because I enjoy quite a few of them. I write mostly BWWM as a sub-genre in each tale. Whether it's a modern day action/adventure, an historical adventure/romance, or an erotic romance, I usually have a BWWM relationship as a key plot point in each storyline. Also, my books always contain at least a little erotic content.

Alie: And what were you like as a child? Your favorite toy?

Michael: I was a fairly good kid. My favorite toy was my original Optimus Prime.

Alie: And what’s your favorite line from any movie?

Micheal: "You're not the devil. You're practice!" - Batman Begins

Alie: LOl...okay, and just like "Everybody Wang Chung tonight!", what action would your name be if it were a verb?

Michael: I have no idea how to answer that question. LOL

Alie: LOl. Does Prince Charming exist?

Michael:  This is a tough one. I hope every lady out there finds her "Prince Charming". I'm not him, but I love my wife. :)

Alie: Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?

Michael: You name it! I read mostly military sci-fi and some fantasy novels. My inspirations are legion, but a few are David Drake, Michael A. Stackpole, Terry Pratchett, David Gemmell, and Glen Cook.

Alie. Alright...and if you could be a pair of jeans what style would you be?  Why?

Michael: "Daisy Duke" style shorts on a beautiful woman. Hey, I'm a guy. :D

Alie: Lol. If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?

Michael:  It would be like me, a multi-genre endeavor. It would encompass pretty much everything you asked, including a little bit of sci-fi.

Alie: Sounds awesome. So...are you spring, summer, fall, or winter? Please share why.

Michael: Summer. I like it hot. ;)

Alie: And do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?

Michael:  I listen to an eclectic music collection while writing. Heavy Metal, old school Country (Marty Robbins), a little Hip-Hop (Sir Mixalot), and even some classical (Beethoven and Mozart). I pick the music to get me in the mood for whatever type of scene I'm writing at the time.

Alie: Yea Sir Mixalot gets around lol. What is the biggest lie you've ever told?

Michael: An old April Fool's Day joke. It isn't something I'm proud of, so I'd rather not discuss that one.

Alie: Awe...so not fair. If you can't tell it...why mention it lol! If you were to name one piece of clothing that describes you, what would you say?

Michael:  A watch. I sometimes have to tell people what time it is. lol

Alie: If you turn into your partner for a day, what would you do?

Michael: *CENSORED* Trust me, you don't want to know. lol

Alie: So how important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend?

Michael: Names are important for the main and supporting characters. I don't name every minor character, though. As far as my historical fiction/fantasy, I also use some historic and legendary names.

Alie: If you had a superpower, what would it be? Why?

Michael: Flight. Who wouldn't want to soar with the eagles or fly with the bats under a full moon?

Alie: Awesome. And if we Googled your author name what would we see?

Michael: My Amazon Author's page at the top of the list.

Alie: You've just been hired to a promotions position at Kellog Co. What would you put in a new breakfast cereal box as a gimmick?

Michael: A super ball. lol

Alie: Finish this sentence; If I wasn't afraid I would _________ (What?)

Michael: Drive full out on the freeway and lead the cops in a high speed pursuit.

Alie: Lol...not sure the outcome would be hgood...but okay lol. What are your favorite hobbies besides writing?

Michael: Fixing and building computers, and some online gaming (mostly EVE Online and DUST-514).

Alie: Kool. So what's next for you Mr. Erickston? What are you working on now?

Michael: At the moment, I'm still working on the third novel in my "Last Crusader" trilogy, "A Crusade in Crimson". Once that's finished, I'll be writing "A Blued Steel Wolfe", the sequel to "A Stainless Steel Cat." Then I'm starting my first "Scout Commander" novel, starring Indar Flashbow from my "Last Crusader" books.

Alie: And where can the readers find you?

Michael: You can find me on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Michael-Erickston/e/B00FHK188Q/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

My Author's page on Facebook is here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Erickston/277129662481148

Awesome. Thanks so much Michael for stopping by. Well you hear it guys...you can fine Michael and any of this books at the links above.