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Tag Archives: AR Norris

October on Romance Lives Forever saw eleven author
interviews, ten character interviews, and two articles.
This month marks the first full month during which we used the author’s Twitter handle as part of our post titles.  The impact of hits mentioning the author on Twitter help show them how valuable a visit on this site can be. Does it help bring people to the blog? Consider this: 18 of the 24 bloggers this month placed in the top 33% of overall hits on the blog.
Here are the top five posts for the month of October
(judging by page hits).
1. Susan Lodge — Character Interview with Hetty Avebury
2. Charlie Cochrane — Character Interview with Ben Edwards
3. Ally Shields — Author Interview “Awakening the Fire”
4. AR Norris — Author Interview “All Female Planet?”
5. Stephanie Burkhart — Character Interview with Lady Keira
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are: Adriana Kraft, Andrew Grey, Barbara
Bradley, Brenna Zinn, Casey Sheridan, Cynnara Tregarth, Dominique Eastwick, Elle
Druskin, Holley Trent, Jennifer Stevenson, Kate Hill, Kendall McKenna, Keta
Diablo, Kristina Knight, Rhea Rhodan, Sharon Kleve, Terry Spear, Tmonique
Stephens
 

Welcome AR Norris to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, End of Eternity (The Telomere Trilogy, #3). Your heroine is from an all female planet. Tell us abou that!
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Buy links:
Books on Board: http://is.gd/2M7AM4
Barnes and Noble http://is.gd/bPY1HL
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Cover artist: Jenifer Ranieri
Length: Novel-length
Heat rating: Sensual
Tagline:
Can a woman raised on an all female planet learn to trust and
open her heart to a man? Can a man living alone with only his duty step into the
galaxy and acknowledge his feelings for an untrusting woman?

Blurb:

Luna thought her journey away from her people’s world was over.
Now, she’s forced to join the lost daughter in her journey with Captain Noah Bonney’s
crew to learn why these women coexist with men. Something unbelievable to the all
woman race. Adding to the confusing change in Dokkaebi directive and teachings,
is the presence of the gold-eyed man that stirred something in her heart. A forbidden
attraction that goes against all her teachings and her people’s ways.
Damani Wassack isn’t happy with the situation either. Telomere
Watchers lead secluded and separate lives. Yet now, he and the other watchers must
come to the surface, show all their secrets and work with outsiders. If that weren’t
enough, he can’t get that sneer from the man-hating warrior woman out of his mind.
Or her fierce dedication, strong spirit, and sense of duty and honor. The package
is appealing, and completely impossible.
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
The Dokkaebi, Luna, is in her early 20s and a fierce warrior
trained from childhood to defend her planet, her people and the all-encompassing
Essence.
Damani Wassack is in his mid-thirties and a Watcher, a secret
society who silently watch the remaining Telomere’s. The moment the Telomere loses
their soul it is the duty of the watcher to kill the Telomere and see them off to
the new plan of existence.
How did you get your start
in the industry?
I got my start with short and flash stories contributions in
ezines and anthologies back in 2009. It wasn’t until 2010 that my first novel was
accepted by a small independent press of ebooks.
What is the most important
thing you do for your career now, as compared to when you first started writing?
I outline against a plot arch. When I first started, I just blurted
out the story in a big blob and it took twice as long to organize and revise the
story into some semblance of logic. It also left me cutting out huge sections of
content that by that time I’d become attached to, even though it made no sense for
the story. By learning how to follow a sound plot arch and outline I can get the
story in my head out on paper with little pain and more success.
What do you enjoy most
about life?
Oh, lots of things. I had a brain tumor in 2011 and it put everything
in perspective. Mostly I enjoy being able to wake up in the morning and have another
day of the chaos that is life. My crazy teenagers and their constant woes and victories
towards becoming adults. My even crazier little boys who are learning the ways of
kid-dome. Then, of course, there’s the two stupid canine babies and the sadistically
evil cat. Through all of it is Hubby at my side, my constant partner.
Do you have a muse? Describe
this person, please.
Yes, her name is Anthor and she’s the scary demon that is my
subconscious. On good days, she’s flirting with me and connecting the research dots
of documentaries and reports my ideas sparked from.
On bad days – which are more often than I’d like – she’s glaring
at me with her purple glowing eyes and fury-wielding whip. She’s beating the crap
out of me, pushing me along with no reason or end result in sight. If I get off
track, she gives me this icy silent treatment that often brings me to tears and
leaves me begging her to speak to me.
What kind of books do
you read when taking a break from your own writing?
I read SF mostly, but love murder mysteries, horror, and contemporary
paranormal/speculative romance. I have a passion for older works, like stories from
late 1800s all the way through 1950s. I just love watching the evolution of words
and story structures.
What do you think is the
future of epublishing?
Will print go extinct? No, but I’m practical about the trend.
Literature needs to follow the reader’s preferred medium to stay alive. Most people
use the electronic medium now more than print. Letters have evolved to email. Phone
chatter has evolved to text/instant messaging. Newspaper distribution is evolving
to internet. Magazines are evolving to ezines. In line with this trend, print runs
are evolving to epublishing.
None of those original things – letters, phones, magazines and
newspapers – are going away any time soon but they are becoming less important in
today’s society.
Imagine you get to go
on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts
as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will
you go?
Definitely head to a beach along the Mexico coast. I’d
hollar at hubby and the kids to pack and then grab my Kindle, swimsuits, shorts,
t-shirts, and my hygiene stuff. The rest of the time would be spent ensuring the
family has everything they need and making a list of things to buy on the way or
when we get there.
What is your favorite
holiday and why?
Thanksgiving, without a doubt. It’s always been my favorite because
it’s the holiday where the only expectation is to gather your family and friends
to eat and hang out. There’s no stress of gift giving, dressing up to the nines,
or fulfilling childhood dreams.
What do you like to do
when you’re bored?
I have time to get bored? LOL, in the rare moments I have nothing
to do and nowhere to go, I usually pick up a book and dive in.

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with pepperoni.
I’m always ready for a Bruce Lee movie or a trip to the beach.
When I’m alone, I know the kids are up to something.
You’d never be able to tell, but love scenes embarrass me.
If I had a halo it would be very,
very crooked and slightly smudged
.
If I could do anything I’d take a long nap.
I can never go on an international trip because I’m
too picky of an eater
.

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