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08 July 2011

Welcome special guest: author Raine Delight

Today we have author, Raine Delight, visiting. Raine’s bio: Raine Delight loves to be pampered by her harem of men that exist solely for her pleasure. Wait…..that was in a movie she saw. Hey, she can dream. :) Raine loves to fight with her muse, attack her manuscripts and find a way to silence the many voices in her head. Inspiration hits at odd times and for Raine, a blank word document page gives her many possibilities on story ideas.  Living with her two kids, a significant other who supports her every move in writing and doesn’t mind that she talks about her books like they are real people and doesn’t seem to mind she gets up at 2 am to type away on the computer. With a love for Johnny Depp, movies and 80’s hair bands, Raine finds a way to bring all her chaotic thoughts into a story that tells her readers about love and romance.

* When did you attempt your first story? What length was it? What's become of it?
A few years ago actually. I never seriously contemplated becoming an author so a friend dared me to write one after a particularly bad book I was reading annoyed me. It was awful and disjointed. It was a 50 page (give or take) and is sitting in a box, never to see the light of day.
* How many stories did you complete before you sold your first?
Actually after that first manuscript I wrote and shelved, I finished my introduction into Devon Falls series, Sticky Magic, in one week. It was sold three weeks later.
* What genre(s) do you write in? What drew you to write in it/them? What’s your favorite genre of all to write in?
I write paranormal and I branched into Sci-fi/futuristic and MM. I don’t have a particular favorite per say but I am looking forward to seeing where else my muse will take me.
* What is the best piece of writing advice you ever received?
Write what you want to read, write some more and enjoy yourself.
* How do you celebrate/deal with acceptance/rejection letters?
I get a little dejected but then I figure it wasn’t the correct place to be so I try elsewhere. I sometimes also console myself with chocolate since, as you know, chocolate makes everything much better. :)
* In regard to the book you’re promoting, which actor and actress do you envision playing the roles of your hero and heroine? If there’s a villain or other characters who are pertinent to the story, who would play those parts?
Oh man since my June release is a Menage (MMF), I am not sure who to pick. Maybe Tye Diggs as Tyrese and Johnny Depp as Capt. Rafe Gregory and for the character Kara, I think Natalie Portman. I haven’t really considered this so I may have to think on this more fully.
* The book you’re promoting, is it a stand-alone story or part of a series? If it’s part of a series, please list the order the books need to be read in for maximum reading enjoyment.
Currently it is a stand-alone story. I don’t really have any plans for another book but that may change if readers clamour for more and if the muse decides this character needs a story.
*** Now for some fun info… ***
* What’s your favorite color?
Purple and Blue.
* Are you a cat, dog or both kind of person?
I love cats. Self-sufficient and quite lovable…sometimes...maybe. LOL
* If you could live anywhere in the universe, where would it be and why?
Oh  man…..maybe some place where there isn’t any crazy weather or bugs. *laughs* I hate bugs. *shudders*
I never really thought on a place in the universe. It’s so vast…I could live anywhere. :) Maybe a space ship with unlimited supply of fuel and food so I could go exploring.

*** About Raine’s book … ***
Space Pirates: Bounty is my first Ménage-a MMF. I wrote my first MM scene and needless to say I am very, very nervous over it. It all came about after I read some science article on yahoo news about what would happen if Earth was hit by a gamma ray blast. That set the muse running and this story is the basis of it. It was my ode to my favorite movie/TV Show-Firefly and Pirates of the Caribbean. Capt. Rafe is my vision of Johnny Depp’s Capt. Jack and Nathan Fillon’s Captain Malcolm “Tightpants” (Firefly) characters. It is part of Shadowfire Press’s Frontiers of Space series and I hope the readers like it as much as I loved writing it.
Tagline: Can one woman find a way to save her friend while falling in love with the sexiest space pirates this side of the galaxy?
Kara Griffin is determined to save her friend, Reggie from the alien slavers but what she finds is a love with two of the hottest space pirates this side of the galaxy. Capt. Rafe Gregory and his first mate, Tyrese are shocked to find a woman stow away on their ship but soon find themselves falling for this feisty earthling. The chase is on...the question is who won't win but who will fall fast and hard when these three come together in passion and desire.

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Thank you for joining us here today, Raine! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your work.

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Melissa Jarvis said...

Very cute interview! I think most of us writers console ourselves with chocolate after rejections. I love history and science, and that features prominently in my books. I'm always thrilled to find other authors who are inspired to write science fiction type romance. And I can immediately picture your book from your descriptions of the heroes--also a BBC fan.

Raine Delight said...

Thanks Melissa for dropping by.

I can honestly say after reading this obscure article on yahoo Science news site on gamma rays, this story immediately popped into my head and the characters have been a blast to write about. :)

Ayla Ruse said...

Hi Raine.
Isn't it amazing what our muses can come up with! Love the sound of this one. Best of luck with its release!