Friday, February 4, 2011

Interview and Giveaway: An Unexpected Evening by Roxanne Rhoads

Joining us today is the awesome Roxanne Rhoads! I had a few questions for her so let's see what she had to say! Stay tuned to the end to find out more info about the giveaway.

1. What made you decide to write in the paranormal genre instead of (let's say) chick-lit?

Paranormal is what I read. These days almost exclusively. I've always loved books that contained paranormal elements or even the possibility of paranormal elements like the old Gothic romances set in spooky old castles and mansions.

So it was natural when I started writing fiction that I began writing in the same genres I love to read.

2. As a paranormal writer what are your feelings on the explosion of the genre and do you think it will be something that is around for a long time.

Vampire fiction has endured throughout the past three centuries starting with Carmilla and Dracula in the 19th century, moving on to Anne Rice and all the other fabulous vampire fiction of the Twentieth century, and now to the explosion of both good and bad vampire fiction of the twenty first century.

I am sure some readers will get sick of fang filled books but diehard vampire fans (like myself) will always be willing to read a new vampire book. Vampires are immortal and enduring, so seems to be our fascination with them.

3. When creating your stories....where is your favorite place to write and why?

My little writing nook is a corner of my bedroom where my computer and desk are set up facing out the window into a wooded back yard where I can stop and enjoy the scenery and watch the wildlife that frequents the area.

I often watch the birds flutter around and laugh at the neighbors cats who sometimes climb the trees trying to chase them, with no luck. If you've never seen a cat try to back down a tree, it's something not to be missed if you enjoy laughing.

Squirrels are another one of my backyard visitors that I love to watch play. Some of my feathered and furred friends have even made it into a some scenes of one of my novels I'm working on.

It's nice to have a writing area where I can have a quiet place to write while still feeling connected to the world. Writing can sometimes be a lonely profession.

4. If you had to pick a book boyfriend,from any book you've ever read or written, who would it be?

I am currently book crushing on Bryn Lyons, a sexy wizard from Kimberly Frost's Southern Witch series and Anyan Barghest from Nicole Peeler's Jane True Series.

Bryn is everything I would want in a guy- sexy, smart, gorgeous with black hair and blue eyes (my kryptonite), he's loving, supportive, and wealthy. He's the perfect guy.

Anyan is the exact opposite of Bryn in some ways. Where Bryn is sleek and putogether Anyan is rough around the edges, and he's quiet so you never know exactly what's going on with him, and he's a big muscular guy (my other kryptonite) plus there is just something so endearing about him. My only fear is that since he's a shapeshifter, he shifts into a hellhound type of dog, I would be allergic to him since I'm allergic to dogs.

Wouldn't that just be my luck? Find the perfect guy and end up allergic to him because once in awhile he turns furry.

So I guess I'll stick with Bryn- who wouldn't be something bad to be stuck to at all.

About The Author:

Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl...these are all words that can describe freelance writer and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads.

When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne's world revolves around words...reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them.

About The Book:

Samuel is a centuries-old vampire who prefers to be a recluse. He is always afraid of losing control and becoming the monster he once was. Falling in love with a young witch has pushed his boundaries and pulled him out of his comfort zone.Katerina always encourages Samuel to be more open, to let loose, and to really "live" instead of only existing in the shadows.One night, he finally grants her wish . . . in ways she never imagined.

Giveaway from Roxanne:

Today I would like to offer one lucky reader a free pdf of my newest release An Unexpected Evening and an author swag pack which includes magnets, bookmarks, stickers, postcards, a button and more from me and other authors too.

Open to US Shipping only please.
-Ends Feb 14th

(And I'll add +1 entry if you spread the word in any way)


  1. Loved the interview and would love to win this!

    please count me in.

  2. i useed to have a job where I could look out the window and watch the cows in the field across the street. Now I work in a room with no windows. I miss the outdoors.

    sgiden at

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  4. Squirrels are cool, but I loved watching the chipmunks when I was up north last year! Thanks for the giveaway!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  5. An Unexpected Evening is right up my alley. I know I'll enjoy it; it sounds great.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  6. This looks really good. Something I definitely want to read.

  7. Please enter me in the giveaway. thanks

  8. Please count me in too!