Summer Lovin' - Interview with Mel Teshco & giveaway
Welcome back to Strange Candy Reviews, Mel. It's great to have you here. Can you tell us about your books?
Thanks for having me again Jo-Anne, it's great to be here! My books are a little dark and sensual, my characters a little bit 'out there' even in my contemporary stories. (I mostly focus on paranormal). I've written gargoyles (a series for Ellora's Cave) a vampire and dhampir (Harlequin Nocturne Bites) and werewolves (Ellora's Cave) as characters. In my contemps I've written about a stripper, and a bitter divorced woman. At present I'm writing and almost finished a trio of alien heroes and their earth woman (g) and another ms, a co-authored book about a psychic girl in and out of a mental hospital, and her brilliant doctor brother, trying to repress that same gift/curse. I have quite a few other's on the go too LOL!
Where would you want most to go for summer if money is not an object?
I'd LOVE to hire a car and explore Europe with some of my family, with no particular itinerary other than visiting where my grandparents lived in Germany, tasting the food in Italy and drinking wine in France *sigh*. That has been a dream of mine for a long time. Of course, I'd also love to explore the great open spaces of my own country, Australia has so much to see.
Do you prefer the ocean or a pool?
I love the ocean, there's something peaceful yet powerful about the sea that draws me. Of course, I have my own pool, have always loved to swim laps and just generally muck around in the water. But definately the ocean =)
Where do you think Cray and Loretta(from Stone Cold Lover) would spend their summers?
I imagine Cray would take her into the mountains where he could take her in his arms and soar through the skies, sight unseen. (*sigh* so romantic!)
What's the best way to spend a summer day?
Relaxing with a bourbon and coke in the arvo, a family bbq and perhaps a swim. A few hours of uninterrupted reading or writing and then maybe watching a good movie. And perhaps a horse ride to top it all off.
Why do you think we love romance novels so much?
It's the escapism from our 9 - 5 jobs, the sometimes harshness of reality. And who doesn't love a Happily Ever After?
What’s your perfect summer date?
My husband buying me a Thai Beef Salad, (or pizza) sharing a couple of drinks and a laugh.
Surfer Boy or Cute Lifeguard?
Ummmm.... Lifeguard. One who has a brilliant career when he's not volunteering at the beach (g)
Who are five people you would invite over for a BBQ?
My husband, my three daughters and my mum. But if my loved ones weren't allowed, it'd be Stephen King, J.R Ward, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and a barman LOL
Do you have a favourite romance author?
I love paranormal romance, so I guess J.R Ward would come under that category. Go the Black Dagger Brotherhood!
What summer food can’t you live without?
Where do I start??
If you could pick any three items that you could have when stranded on an island, what would those items be and why?
endless pen and paper (for that soon-to-be best seller once I'm rescued), lots of fresh water (perhaps a waterfall LoL) and an orchard
Which would you like better: A mojito by the pool with cabana boys or wine overlooking the ocean with your friends?
ah, what's a mojito?? (will have to google) so I guess it's wine overlooking the beach - hopefully sparkling wine!!
You can find out more about Mel and her books on her website.
Mel is giving away a copy of her next release, Moon Thrall to one lucky commenter. All you have to do is name your favourite romance author. Don't forget your email. Giveaway ends Feb 2nd.