Today I'd like to welcome author Sable Hunter
to Fallen Angel Reviews. Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions for us today Sable
Tell us about your latest book. What's the title and when will it be released?
My latest book is Bobby Does Dallas and it will be released at the end of March. It's the third in a series after Unchained Melody and Scarlet Fever. The series is set in the Hill Country of Texas and centers around the luscious Stewart Brothers. Bobby, the youngest, is hot stuff. He plays football for the Texas Longhorns, is a champion bull-riding cowboy and an all-around nice guy. One stormy night he breaks down on the side of the road and is rescued by an intriguing woman that he can't keep his lips off of. She slips through his fingers, but two months later he is surprised to find her at his brother's wedding - she's a bridesmaid. The chemistry is volcanic, but when she finds out that she is ten years older than Bobby - Cecile puts the brakes on the relationship. Bobby graduates and is drafted by the Dallas Cowboys - but the real reason he's going to Big 'D' is that Cecile is there and he has every intention of winning her hand and her heart
When did you first start writing? What made you want to become a writer?
I've written for years. Published my first book three years ago and I haven't slowed down since. I have 8 books out now and 9 more scheduled to come out this year. Writing started for me because I was a lonely, only child and I didn't have anybody to play with - so I made up stories. When I got older, I wasn't the most popular girl in school, so I made up romances for myself. Believe me, I was always the heroine and my hero was to die for.
What satisfies you about your writing?
My writing satisfies because I write the types of books I like to read. I also work through personal issues in my books. Sometimes my writing is cathartic - I have dealt with prejudice, our nation's health care system, drug problems on our borders - lots of stuff - and done it within the context of an erotic romance novel. I mean after all - they have to have something exciting to do between the sex scenes.
How did you celebrate selling your first book?
I don't remember celebrating my first book - I was too busy trying to get the next one out. No, the day I sold my first book, I cooked my whole plot posse steaks and we drank two pitchers of bellinis.
Almost every author at some point or another suffers from writer's block. Have you ever had that problem? How do you deal with it?
I can't write when I'm unhappy. Some people can - but my mind refuses to work creatively when I'm worried about something. So, that forces me to deal with my problems - find solutions - or at least a solution that I can live with so I can get back to the laptop and start generating pages. My best writing time is 8:30 in the morning until about 2 in the afternoon. After that, I have to do blogging, networking - etc - so I guess writing wise - I'm a morning person.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I learned that writing the book is the easy part. Now, don't get me wrong - I pour my heart and soul into my books. I fall in love with my hero, I live vicariously through my heroines and I right all the wrongs that I can in 150 pages. But, once the book is through - then the real work starts. Promotion - blogs - interviews - chats - I never knew. Didn't even suspect. My respect for those who have made it in this business has multiplied exponentially.
What were your feelings when your first novel was accepted and when you first saw the cover of the finished product?
I was thrilled to say the least. It was marvelous to hold something that you created in your hand. I've sang in a band - I've made recordings. I've written plays and seen them produced - but this was even better. Maybe, it was because it was the closest to my heart. The only thing that surpassed being a published author is when I held my child for the first time. Of course that was the ultimate - but this is close.
What can your fans look forward to in the next six months from you?
I have several books that are the assembly line to be released. In addition to Bobby Does Dallas that we discussed before, there are two more of the Hell Yeah! Series to come out. These are books about the McCoy brothers of Tebow Ranch. Already available are Cowboy Heat and Hot on Her Trail. At the end of April, Her Magic Touch will debut - this is Joseph's story and at the end of June, Badass will be released - Isaac's story. In May, Spainish Eyes will be released - the sequel to Trouble and Heart in Chains - so I have much to look forward to and be thankful for.
What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers?
I only have a minimum amount of tools. I have a laptop and the internet. I purchased a DRAGON which is one of those devices that types for you as you speak - but we are having issues. My southern drawl and Texas twang is not conducive to exact interpretation by this very sophisticated tool. Also, it does not recognize all of my sex terms and dirty words - now that is a problem when you write erotic romance. But, my greatest tools - of course - are my fertile imagination and my endless array of sexual fantasies that I want to share with my readers.
What book has influenced your life the most?
What book influenced me the most - this is hard. I have read everything that I can get my hands on for most of my life. But, sad to say - I'm not a big fan of the classics. I'm a Bible Scholar - I can read the Bible in its original languages - Greek, Aramaic and Hebrew - but I can't even say that it has been the biggest influence. Okay - here goes - my father would be so proud - Homer's Odyssey - the ultimate romantic adventure. But honestly - I love erotic romance, Maya Banks, Sarah McCarty, Lora Leigh, and Lorelei James.
What would you consider your most interesting quirk?
My most interesting quirk - Lord, I have so many. Quirky, eccentric, weird - maybe that's a better word. I like all animals better than most people. I cook meat, but I'm primarily a vegetarian (because I like animals, blah blah) I am a believer in the supernatural and my husband and I have gone ghosthunting for years at plantations, battlefields, old homes - you name it. I have taken some pictures that would curl your hair. HA!
If you had a warning label, what would it say?
My warning label would be - BEWARE - I WRITE ABOUT SEX - AND I LIKE IT.
Do you have a website or blog where readers can learn more about you and your works?
Yes, my website and you are always welcome. There is a contact page to send me a message and I have a newsletter - there is a current copy onsite and you can sign up by emailing me and just indicating that you would like to receive it. If you want to read some excerpts click here.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Yes. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I love to receive mail from others who like to read and I try to answer everyone.
Thank you for spending time with us today Sable
Interviewed by: Tammy