Please welcome Caitlyn Willows to the blog today. Thanks for joining us, Caitlyn!
What kind of books do you read for fun?
I’d like to say I’m fairly open to any genre, but there are exceptions. I don’t read inspirational and, oddly, I don’t read erotic romance. I’m so enmeshed in erotic romance with my own writing (and freelance editing jobs) that I actually prefer to recharge by reading other genres for fun. My choices are all over the place—romance (historical, contemporary, paranormal, suspense), horror, adventure, fantasy, science fiction, young adult. Tell me a good story and I’m onboard. But…yeah, another but…for fiction I won’t read print books. I prefer ebooks. I read at bedtime and ebooks allow me to get nice and cozy in bed. To really “curl up” with a good book.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
One thing? You’re asking that of a person who packs “all her stuff” whenever I go on a trip? Oh please let me bore you with the details… Besides clothes for every single day, beauty regime items (the list grows the older I get), I also pack laptop, Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite (just in case), papers, pens, pencils, notebooks and (in case I get bored—and I bore easy) an embroidery project. How sad is that? Sadly, my grandchildren are the same way—“We must have our things.” Oh baby, I know! Heck, if I could pack my Tempurpedic bed and pillow I do it. I have a laptop tote for purse and, boy, the things in there. One thing only? What time of day is it? Morning…coffee. Evening…wine. Oh dear, I do have problems. Hmm…one thing only. Let’s go with my Hori Hori gardening knife. I can do a lot with that sucker. I’m even told it would serve me well if there’s a zombie apocalypse.
If a genie granted you three wishes, what would they be?
I’ve watched X-Files. I know how tricky those genie wishes can be.
1. Health, prosperity, and long life for myself and family without conflict or burden or stress.
2. To take advantage of the good, positive opportunities life has to offer.
3. To maintain a positive attitude in this world awash with negativity.
What is best writing advice you can give?
Learn every single thing you can about this business—top to bottom and everything between. There is power in knowledge. Be informed. Don’t follow the herd. Find what works for you and run with it. Always be professional in everything you do. Trust your instincts, those that come from that quiet place inside you, not the ones that drive you insane. If your gut is telling you something, listen to it.
Can you share a little about your current release with us?
What’s better than one cowboy? Two! Released in March 2014, Lies That Bind is an erotic suspense about those two cowboys and the woman they love. This hot bdsm menage was awarded Book of the Month at BDSM Reviews. Here’s a little blurb:
After a year’s absence, Tessa returns to the Texas ranch and two cowboys she left when her life turned inside out. She’s here to bury a friend, cut her ties with this town, that’s all. That may be all that Tessa’s planning, but Rex and Tyler want their woman back and they’re not going to make it easy.
If one good man is hard to find, two are even harder to resist. Tessa’s determination to shut them can’t withstand the fire of their mingled passions. Pretty soon, the fire draws them back to each other. How can she leave when it feels so damned good tucked up nice and tight between them?
It’s not long before Tessa realizes she’d rather bend her pride to be with her men than live the hell of loneliness without them. Also not long before someone else starts threatening their new romance by killing anyone who’ll expose this town’s dirty laundry. Not long before Tessa’s secrets make her a target herself…
For buy links and excerpt, go to: http://www.caitlynwillows.com/excerptLiesThatBind.htm
Readers can learn about my other releases through my website: www.caitlynwillows.com.