Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Naked Truth Interview with Christine London


Welcome to the first Naked Truth Interview here on the new and improved MuseItHOT blog and thanks for stopping by to see what we're up to.

This week, we are starting things off with fellow Muse author, Christine London.

When did you first start writing? What made you want to be a writer?

First keystroke July 2005. First Sale October 2006. First release June 2007. No, the publishing world does not move at lightning speed—other than in how fast the rules seem to change! I was riding the e-book wave relatively early with a story that occurred to me through real life experience. Soul In His Eyes came to me after I quit my full time teaching job and had some time to explore. I saw a film with an actor in it that just floored me...not so much because of his role but because I felt I had met him before, known him forever. This sort of déjà vu in the most personal of realms must surely happen to others on rare occasion, but with an up and coming star? Soul In His Eyes was born. (http://tinyurl.com/mbs4h68)

Scottish Film star, Erik Bartholomew is rescued from the lonely isolation of fame by an unlikely fan living half a world away. Little does she know he will return the favor when her world is torn apart by tragedy.

I was flummoxed upon completing the novel as to what to do next. So, I Googled 'romance writers', found Romance Writers of America, began attending their meetings and learned the steps to publication. It was a very steep learning curve, but I was on fire with passion for it!

If you could only write in one genre for the rest of your career, what genre would you choose? Why?

Absolutely—Contemporary. I think we live in the most exciting time in history with the most interesting possibilities. 'Today' also speaks most urgently to my desire to uplift, inspire and even educate through the highly entertaining vehicle of fiction. Mix in what makes life most worth living--love, and you have the perfect storm for an amazing read.

I adore sharing my travels through Europe and Australia with my readers through the fabulous settings that decorate the windows of my novels. So vivid and visceral that the reader can feel the place as though she were there. Smell, taste, touch, sights, sounds—they are all a part of a Christine London story.

Which of the characters in your current release is your favorite? Why?

Most authors who write romance fall in love with their heroes. I am no different. Strong, even through his flaws is about as magnetic as a man can get.

In my recent Muse It Hot releases, Shadows Steal the Light and Hog Wild, Kyle Matthews makes the pages sizzle with his dark good looks and amazing intuition of what a woman wants. In Shadows, his best friend Colin, and he love the same woman—a set up for disaster. Never fear, our amazing Kyle gets the gal in the torrid tale, Hog Wild.

Kyle Matthews may have the music world by the horns, his lovelife—not. A restorative motorcycle trip through the desert southwest yields nothing but a breakdown. Will the hard driving, salty tongued gorgeous mechanic he relies upon to fix his Harley be able to mend his heart, as well?

(Now available in a bundle at discount! http://tinyurl.com/mmxou8m)

What is next for you? Any new stories in the pipeline to tell us about?

I am presently in the midst of a year of short stories offered in digital form on Amazon. One "Cait The Cat Burglar" just made #12 in Amazon's list. The 55 Portobello Road series:

Through the seasons of a year the residents of one far from colourless block of London flats come to terms with the obstacles that have kept each of them from finding what makes life most precious— true love.

Nottinghill Scrooge - http://tinyurl.com/qagpnhb
Happy New Year Baby - http://tinyurl.com/q69dgk6
Valentine Huntsman - http://tinyurl.com/ojwu9sz
Pancake Race - http://tinyurl.com/nhlewqr
and, of course, Cait the Cat Burglar - http://tinyurl.com/pkhcsqx

Now that we've learned a little more about Christine, let's take a closer look at her MuseItHOT releases, HOG WILD and SHADOWS STEAL THE LIGHT.


Hog Wild
by Christine London

Genre: Contemporary Romance Erotica

Blurb: Sinclair MacTavish ruled the world of motorcycle mechanics able to repair anything under the Four Corners sun. But when a cynical, road weary Brit crashes through the door of her garage, she’s in for more than just another cantankerous client. He may be the challenge of her life.

BUY LINKS:
MuseItHOT Publishing
Amazon




Shadows Steal the Light
by Christine London

Genre: Contemporary Romance Suspense

Blurb: Colin Dunlow is caught in a web of alcoholism precipitated by his skyrocketing fame as lead singer of the world’s hottest hard rock group, Dumbarton. When he bumps into legal activist and sultry jazz singer, Jenna Lindstrom, he’s no idea what’s in store. How can he maintain his newfound sobriety whilst navigating a comeback and investigate who might want him dead? All of this and he has an AA sponsor who won’t allow him any serious relationship, not if he wants to live. What’s a rocker to do? Especially when the woman of his dreams hates rock and roll.

BUY LINKS:
MuseItHOT Publishing
Amazon


Christine London

Christine is a multi-published L.A. girl who adores all things British. She stumbled into writing romance during a lull after her teaching career fried her work-a-day synapses and has never looked back. Chris considers herself the proverbial late bloomer, but hey--midlife is made for growing fabulous. Hollywood events, international travel and author conventions tickle her passion these days. Three dogs keep her running. That and a treadmill to stave off the dreaded spread. You can find her most days tapping away at her computer-- and smiling.

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8 comments:

Kay Dee Royal said...

Hi Christine - Hi Becca:)

Ladies, great interview - Christine, love hearing about you and your heroes:) And, learning more about your stories:)

Congratulations on your high ratings with your short story series:) If anyone can hold an audience...it's you with your riveting descriptive style.

Many, many more successes to you:)

Christine London said...

Thanks Kay Dee! And to Becca for hosting me here today--many thanks as well.

Robena Grant said...

Lovely interview, ladies. I'm like you Christine, I fall a little bit in love with every hero I write. : ) Congrats! on your short story successes and may there be mmany more.

Helena Fairfax said...

Hi Christine, great interview and great to get to know you on the fabulous new blog. I have Cait the Cat Burglar on my Kindle, and can't wait to start reading!

Unknown said...

Great interview Christine! So inspiring how you've ridden the ebook wave - and love the concept of your first novel. Have to read that after Cat Burgler!

Alix Richards said...

Looks like I have many more books to add to my TBR list. Awesome interview Christine!

Megan Johns said...

Great interview, Christine, and I so agree with you about the scope of contemporary writing.

Samanthe Beck said...

Fun interview ladies! Christine, you're so prolific, I'd love to know what your writing schedule looks like. Do you have a daily word count or wrack up a certain number of hours, or...?

Thanks!