Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Naked Truth Interview with Marion Webb-De Sisto, A New Trailer and a #Giveaway! #MIHBlog

Yes, that's right folks, it's Wednesday once again. And that means another visit to the blog by one of Muse It Up's fantastic authors. This week my guest is Marion Webb-De Sisto, author of TAKEN: A Tale of Cymllon. Let's have a look at it.

by Marion Webb-De Sisto

Publisher: Muse It Up Publishing
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: September 2012

Blurb: A blind date with a guy dressed as an angel is what Esther Nolan's friends give as her thirtieth birthday present. Reluctant to accept, she nevertheless goes to dinner with the pseudo angel, named Zortek, and he's rude, chauvinistic and very odd. The following night he suddenly appears in Esther’s apartment and takes her captive to the magical world of Cymllon. There she learns he's a demgel, someone who is half demon, half angel. Rescued by another demgel, named Dreydon, she spends time with him in his home. Esther quickly develops feelings of attraction toward Dreydon, but tries to ignore them because he isn't human.

Rescuing Esther is a very unusual act for Dreydon. He doesn't normally concern himself with what other demgels are doing. Yet he feels drawn to her. Having her company fills the loneliness in his life. Dreydon discovers and shares with Esther a truth about herself that she finds impossible to believe. He also realizes she is his mate.

Will Zortek want revenge because Dreydon took Esther from him? And will two unalike individuals from different worlds find lasting love?

Buy Link:
Muse It Up Publishing

Video Trailer Link
(tried to embed this sucker, but it wouldn't cooperate with me)

Now that I've whet your appetites, it's time to let you know that Marion has agreed to give away a FREE eCOPY of TAKEN to a randomly selected commentor, so be sure to share your thoughts on the story, or the interview below. Without further ado, here it is. *grins*

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

I didn't begin writing until 2000, after retiring. I'd always wanted to write, but could never find enough free time to do so, being a wife, mother and working full time.

Are you a pantser or a plotter?

I'm a plotter when writing a Non-Fiction book. I put together a detailed plan-of-action about what the book will offer. For example, how many chapters and what the contents will be in each one.

I never plot a Fiction story, but I'm not sure you would call me a pantser. A hero will suddenly 'appear' in my mind, followed by the heroine and what happens between them. As I write each chapter, I have no clear idea of what will happen in the next one. I think of myself as the ghost writer for the hero and heroine. They seem to tell me what to write.

What authors inspire you?

Although I usually write in the Romance genre, the following authors, whose work falls into various genres, have inspired me with their writing talent - Stephen King, Dennis Wheatley, Baroness Orczy, Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Anne Rice.

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

That would be Dreydon, the hero. He's a demgel, which means he's half demon, half angel. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing both of his personalities with the reader. It needed a careful balance between his demonic nature and his more noble characteristics. I had fun detailing how these were expressed to the heroine.

What music was on your playlist while writing your novel?

Although I love music, I never play any when I'm writing. If I did, I would be too busy humming along with the tune rather than typing words.

Morning person or grumpy bear?

I'm definitely a morning person.

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

Like my current release, it’s another story set in the world of Cymllon – a magical place where demons, angels, lycans, demgels {half demon, half angel}, other mythical creatures and some humans live. A fire daemon, Garr, is placed in the protector role of Beccah, a human woman, who is at risk of being abducted by a demgel who wants to make her his sex slave. A relationship develops between Garr and Beccah, even though they are so different.

Do you have any unique skills or talents? If so, what?

I've been interested in metaphysics for the past twenty-eight years and have taken training in three different therapies. I'm a qualified/certified Crystal Healing Practitioner, a Bach Flower Registered Practitioner and a Reiki Master. My Non-Fiction books cover such subjects as crystal skulls, the use of crystalline energy in various therapies and divination practices, the Bach Flower Remedies and spirit guides.

Who is your favorite author and why?

Stephen King is one of my favorites. He can present Horror in such a way that is truly believable. He peoples his stories with many characters, and is able to head hop, yet doesn't in any way distract from the plot.

Can I also name Shakespeare, even though he was a playwright not an author? He knew how to draw in the audience by way of his words and dramatic situations so that they would feel almost a part of each play. In my opinion, that is a tremendous literary gift.

If you were only allowed to eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I'm not a lover of desserts, I don't have a sweet tooth, but the one I do enjoy is lemon meringue pie.

Zombies or Vampires? Why?

I would choose vampires every time. To me, zombies can't be sexy, they have to be destroyed as quickly as possible. Vampires are equally frightening, but they can lure you into their dark world. I guess you could say I like the bad boys.

What made you decide to write erotic romance?

In 2011 a publisher asked me to write a short story for an 'Adults Only' anthology. I'd been toying with the idea of attempting to make my Romance stories erotic and this seemed to be a perfect opportunity. The story quickly became much longer than the required length, but the publisher insisted I submit it. I did and it was accepted. It's the featured novella in the anthology Writers on the Wrong Side of the Road.

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Author Bio: Marion Webb-De Sisto was born and grew up in England, but spent many years working and raising her family in the USA. After taking early retirement in 1999, she was finally able to find time to write and began pursuing a life-long dream. Marion believes her writing career was inspired by her passion for reading from a very early age. She describes herself as a people watcher. The duality that exists within each person fascinates this author. She uses her many years of working and communicating with people as a blueprint for 'fleshing out' her fictional characters. Marion’s Fantasy novels are filled with angels and demons, while her non-fiction books offer information on metaphysical subjects. She is the mother of three and the grandmother of five. At present, Marion lives in the Greater London Area of England with her American husband.


** Be sure to leave a comment below to be qualified for the free eCopy of Marion's novel, TAKEN. See you all next week.


Marion Webb-De Sisto said...

It's a real pleasure to be here today. Many thanks for inviting me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marion *waves* Great interview;) Love seeing my Muse sistas here - learning all kinds of brilliant 'stuff' about them / you;)'re a vampire, too:)

Marion Webb-De Sisto said...

Waving back at you. As yet, I haven't created a vampire hero, but I'm thinking about it. :-)

Twinklespinalot said...

Great interview Marion, I'm looking forward to reading this book when I don't have a cacophony of proverbial brooms between my extensible struts!

Marion Webb-De Sisto said...

Hi Wendy. :-) Thanks for leaving a comment. Oh, those struts can be such a problem.

Helena Fairfax said...

Hi Marion, Loved getting to know you on the fabulous MuseItHot blog. Taken sounds a thrilling read!

Marion Webb-De Sisto said...

Thanks, Helena. How's the weather in your neck of the woods? It's very dull and cloudy down here in Kent. said...

Hey there Marion!!! Waving from the states...

Great interview really enjoyed it!

Thanks for sharing this!

Marion Webb-De Sisto said...

Waving right back at you, DeNita. :-) Glad you enjoyed the interview.