Monday, February 24, 2014

#MIHBlog - Meg Amor - Exclusive Author Intro and Interview

Welcome Muse It Hot Readers ;) We are introducing our Muse It Hot authors and also asking a couple interview questions that might be fun to know about them. We’ll be sharing our MIH authors with you as often as we can…promise.

So, for today - please put your hands together for Muse It Hot Author, Meg Amor, an erotic romance author who writes deeper, darker secrets about relationships (until they come to the light that is;) in her upcoming Wild Darkness Calls theme story, Dark War due to release this spring…with a good possibility of more stories coming soon after; )

Please tell our readers a little about yourself – 5 things most people don’t know about you; )

1.      I have a deep love of Russian people and things. For some mad reason, I want to see the onion domes of St Petersburg in the winter?! I have romantic ideas of wearing my big Polish winter coat with fake fur cuffs and lapels (and I’ll need the fake fur hat—obviously!)
2.    I can put my thumb on a photograph and accurately get someone’s inner essence, their emotions and motivations.
3.    As a pilot, my favorite planes to fly are open cock-pit bi-planes. I’m happiest in slow flight, the gentle waft into the air on rotation from a grass air strip. Heaven!
4.    I have a deep interest in emotional medicine—finding the emotional cause behind someone’s illnesses. I fixed my own lifelong thyroid disease last year, finding the patterning for it.
5.     In my last lifetime in World War Two, I flew in the ATA – Air Transport Auxiliary as a woman ferry pilot in England. I got my rating up to the big four engine planes like the Avro Lancaster’s.

Meg flying Yellow Moth

Tell us about the genres you write and what or who inspired you to write it.

To my surprise, I write Romance Erotica, about loving committed relationships whether there are two or three people involved, but I absolutely love it.

When I hit 50, some part of me rebelled and I realized I wasn’t ready to hang up my sensuality shoes yet. I wanted to read a good steamy love story with a happy ending. The characters trotting around my head compelled me (read: Cosmic cattle prod) to get them down on ‘paper.’ I started out with a ‘nice wee love story,’ then it got complicated…

Henry, my older black musician falls in love with Izzy, his younger, married white New Zealander boss. He’s also got a best friend Charlie…

Nicknamed ‘Bloody Charlie’ by me! I kept telling him to ‘go away.’ Well…words slightly more forceful than that! Finally, I gave him one wee scene to run with. That will keep him quiet, I thought. But it didn’t…now he’s a MC in the ‘troika’ short story and trilogy coming up!

Most of my stories feature the past lives of the characters, in World War One and Two, France, Russia and England. I like the intricate connection that we can’t see on the surface when we look at an unusual love story.   

What’s your favorite movie? Why?

I can only choose one? L Okay…Top Gun. Why? A love story, planes, energy and speed! I’ve been on the runway at Oahu airport behind F-18’s taking off. You can’t beat that sound or feel when they hit the burners…gorgeous.

What’s your favorite TV series? Why?

Hawaii 50 – Even though I’m a New Zealander, Hawaii, is my American home state. I got my American citizenship in the court house in Hilo on the Big Island. J So anything featuring my home state gives my spirit a lift.

 The perfect tropical beach to take friends to;)

Where would you like to go for a week with a group of friends and why?

To Bora Bora in Tahiti, and those delicious looking ‘grass huts’ over the water. Gorgeous! I’d love to go with a group of friends, so we can all relax, unwind, sleep, get refreshed, drink every cocktail known to man and connect with the freeing energy of the islands. FUN and FREEDOM!!

Tell us a few ways ideas have come to you.

I’m a day-dreamer and love fantasizing. I always seem to have people trotting around my head, just dying to tell their love story to me, showing me glimpses of their lives. I’ve always been interested in great love stories. In my years as a therapist, I’ve collected people’s unusual relationship stories. They intrigue me. I incorporate my own past lives into stories.

Meg - toes in sand;)

Favorite Holiday?

(Sorry, going to do a New Zealander version of a favorite holiday LOL )

Going home to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

~ Snorkeling and swimming in our gorgeous tropical waters, sinking my toes into the soft sand. Eating fabulous local fusion food. Sitting on a lanai, with the warm night air enveloping me and the island energy easing the kinks out of my soul. Eating Mauna Loa mac nuts until I look like one, buying fresh sweet plumeria leis every day and stocking up on Hawaiiana!

Sweet Plumeria Leis fresh every day;)

Favorite Male Movie star?

Morgan Freeman – an unusual deep man. Not your average bear.

Favorite Female Movie star?

Helen Mirren – Russian background. And she’s got so much character and charm. And very sexy I think, very Russian!

Favorite author you read as a kid?

Nancy Drew – Carolyn Keene – I love mystery books. I thought she was fabulous.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?  Least favorite?

Favorite thing – Letting the characters run wild and seeing what they’re going to do next. I usually just let them do their own thing and try to keep up. I’m really just running a dictation service, trotting around after them, scribbling/typing madly. And trying not to argue with them too much! And I LOVE the editing process. A chunk of story gets turned into a gorgeous gem, as you cut and polish every facet of it. It’s as much fun for me as writing the story. 

Least favorite – Writing the synopsis! Ugh. A sadistic thing required of writers to promote their stories, in a submission. Gnash, grumble! 

List your links (website, FB, Twitter, Blog, etc.)

I have to get organized…sorry. I’m working my way up to it. Aaron’s death has slowed me down. But I’ll get there.

Wild Darkness Calls – Theme Story –

Cover Art Coming Soon...

Dark War – Sizzling Hot!!! Troika romance!

Charlie Laralde aches with pent-up sexual tension and love for his two best friends, Henry and Izzy. His desire for them is torn to shreds by a vicious woman convincing him, he’s unlovable trash. Like the inner Dark War struggle he’s fought his whole life, he gives in to the darkness. Frustrated and hell-bent on destruction, he disappears with an unsavory crowd on a depraved death wish booty-call.

Will Henry and Izzy rescue him in time? Can they convince Charlie of their deep passionate love and need for him?

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Anonymous said...

Meg - so nice to learn more about you...I resonated with a number of your responses - like the place you'd take your friends to and spend some relaxing time kicking back and visiting...with the lovely scene/energy of the water and beach.

Toes in the sand:)

You've led an interesting life - as a pilot and as a many ways you can use those experiences in your writing:)

But what fascinates me the most is your emotional medicine...I've read much on it - I'd like to pick your brain on it sometime:) Share insights:)

It's great to have you at MIH - and I can't wait to see the cover for your most compelling and excellent story:)

Meg Amor said...

Aloha Kay Dee!! :-)

Thanks so much for having me on here! I am so thrilled.

Yes, give me a tropical getaway any day. I love being home in the tropics. Sublime. :-)

Thanks on my life. I knew my jack of all trades, master of none lifestyle would come in handy, one day. LOL. I try and use a lot of it in my writing.

Glad to have my brain picked. :-) Replying to your other email soon!

Thanks again for the continuing warm welcome here on Muse. I just feel I got so lucky coming here. I love it. :-)

Aloha and thanks Meg :-)

Anonymous said...

My husband and I visited O'ahu and Maui about 30 years ago (really dating me) and I can see how a person would be compelled to stay a lifetime there.

Everywhere is a warm breeze of air, lovely beaches and crystal clear water...and there is always a breath-taking view:)

We were there for two weeks, one week on each island...and as fun and entertaining as O'ahu was, my favorite was the quiet of Maui...we whale watched from our balcony and left the doors cracked at night to hear the waves splash the shoreline.

We were there the last two weeks in March that year...and it was perfect...