For the Love of a God by Rosanna Leo.
Rosanna, welcome to Romance
Lives Forever. Tell us about your latest book, including its genre. Does it
cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?
My debut paranormal romance For the Love of a God is
launching April 23 through www.liquidsilverbooks.com, and I couldn’t be
happier! It is a true paranormal, with a hero who is dashing, intense and well,
supernatural. In this case, a Greek god.
In it, my heroine Maia Douglas is a scholarly museum statue
conservator, and somewhat of a museum geek. She has always been a little in love
with Greek mythology, specifically with Eryx, god of love. Her favorite
activity is to tend to the sensuous statue of him in her museum workplace.
She never dreams he could exist for real.
But one day, a new director comes to the museum and begins
to shake things up. A director who looks unnervingly like the image of the god
Eryx. Sparks
begin to fly between him and Maia. And before long, the mysterious man must
decide how much to reveal to her, and must face the fact that a vengeful
goddess is just as interested in Maia as he is.
What do you enjoy
most about writing?
The thing I enjoy most is falling in love with my
characters. It is so hard to “put them to bed” at the end of a book! An
author travels such an arduous, gut-wrenching journey with her characters. I
find myself wishing I could keep them with me for all time. However, it’s also
so exhilarating to set them loose upon the world, and hope they do well!
How many hours a day
to you spend writing?
Every day is a little different. I usually have a couple of
full days per week that I can devote to writing. Days when the interruptions
will be minimal. However, because I also work part-time and have a busy family,
other days are not necessarily good for writing. Even if I can’t spend a couple
of hours at my laptop, I will try to jot down notes that occur to me, or do
some quick revision. In this manner, I can stay in touch with my manuscript
much of the week.
If you could give the
younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
Don’t sweat it. I turned the big 4-0 not long ago, and the
most wonderful epiphany happened at that time. I realized everything is going
to be okay. The things that used to bother me didn’t anymore. The petty
conflicts and troubles sort of flew away. When you get to a certain age, and
have seen a few things, you realize it’s all going to turn out fine. Glass half
full has always been my mantra, but I really believe it now. Life is good!
What are some jobs
you’ve done that would end up in a book?
I currently work part-time in a library, and some of my
short story heroines are librarians or archivists. I just love that world. I
worked in a bakery as a teen, and some of that experience has ended up in my
latest WIP. I was also a classical singer, and another of my heroines has had a
very similar experience to mine.
What do you hope
readers take with them after reading your work?
A giggle and a sigh. I hope my love scenes make you melt,
but that I also make you laugh with the humor in my books. I try to inject a
sense of humor as much as I can. And let’s face it, sex and romance can be very
funny things…all those body parts and positions…hilarious! Not to mention the
nerves a H/H can feel upon meeting “The One.”
List two authors we
would find you reading when taking a break from your own writing.
Maya Banks! I love the first generation of her Colter
brothers (from Colters’ Woman). Ethan,
Adam and Ryan Colter are the sexiest men ever invented…and a big part of me is
hoping they actually exist somewhere…and that I run into them! Another favorite
author is Syrie James. Specifically, her book Nocturne. It was so evocative and I fell in love with her vampire
Michael. These two books are my “go-to” books when I need a
pick-me-up!
If money were not an object, where would you most like to
live?
London, England. I am completely fascinated
in British history and culture and would love to semi-retire there one day with
my husband. I’d use London as a hub and travel
all the time, visiting places such as Bath, Edinburgh and York.
Plus…all the Cadbury’s chocolate I want!!
As a child, what was
your favorite thing about school?
The boys!!! I was a very shy, but very boy-hungry, young
girl. When I was eight, I had a crush on a boy and was convinced we’d marry. That’s
how all my crushes were. Intense, fiery, and usually anti-climactic!
Tell us an
embarrassing story that has to do with a pet. If you have no pets, a story
about a significant other will do. ^_^
I didn’t really have pets as a child, but for some reason, I
was always being chased by German Shepherds. It was terrifying! I’d go to the
park, a German Shepherd would chase me. I’d visit a friend, a German Shepherd
would chase me. I’d go to the corner store for a bag of chips, a German…you get
the idea. And the sad thing is, no one I knew owned a German Shepherd. I wonder
if that dog was my guardian angel. Either that, or I smelled like bacon.
If you came with a
warning label, what would it say?
Up in Flames
(coming soon)
“Beware Rosanna’s eyes.” When I narrow them at my
husband, he becomes very nervous.

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with extra cheese.
I’m always ready for a bag of salty chips.
When I’m alone, I write!
You’d never be able to tell, but there are a lot of
naughty thoughts going on in my head.
If I had a halo it would be on
crooked!.
If I could develop some will power I’d stop eating
chips.
I can never work in a bakery because I will
balloon from all the free treats.

Books Coming Soon

For the Love of a God – available April 23 through www.liquidsilverbooks.com
Up in Flames- available May 28 through www.liquidsilverbooks.com

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