Friday, 7 February 2014

Author interview with Rhiannon Wellman! Red on the Moon :)

I am very happy to be having Ms Wellman over today :)

Red on the Moon

Lucas is hunting, not only for a serial killer, but for his mate as well. With the arrival of his new partner Toby, he may be able to solve both problems at once.

There is a murderer rampaging through San Francisco, killing on every full moon while under the delusion he is a werewolf. Little does this ruthless man know that the police officer tasked with catching him is a true werewolf.
Lucas Donald has one of the best solve rates in the state. He's not happy that he's been saddled with a new partner on such an important case. That is until he meets Toby Devin, who is possibly the most beautiful man he's ever seen. Together they have to crack the case. Can they find happiness despite family and job stresses?

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Please tell us a little about yourself
I'm 31 years old (I'm going to age backwards from now on) I'm married and have a son (hubby and monster) I'm dyslexic but I've always found myself to be very creative.

How did you come up with the idea for your book?
Ideas seem to pop into my head and bounce around trying to stick long enough to be developed into a story, it's one of the reasons I always have more than on story on the go at any one given time. This story came from an idea of what it would be like to have a person who wishes to be a werewolf hunted by an actual one.

When did the characters first pop into your head?
I was trying to decide what my characters would look like and the image of Lucas appeared in my head swiftly followed by Toby. I knew before I knew what the rest of the plot would be that they would be perfect for each other.

Without giving away any spoilers, was the story always straight forward for you to write, or did it pop up any surprises along the way?
Oh my goodness, my stories constantly surprise me. This one alone had an ending that I didn't plan at all. But it fitted so well as it was being written it was a happy surprise. 
Where do you like to write?
Anywhere and everywhere, I'm a write a holic. I like to write by hand then type it when I'm out and about or sometimes I'll take the computer to bed with me and write when I can't sleep.

Do you read a lot?

Who are some of your favorite authors?
Terry Pratchett is my all-time favorite, but I have very eclectic taste when it comes to books, I literally have thousands of them in actual book form as well as e-books.

And last but not least, have you any words of wisdom for aspiring writers out there?
Don't give up. Keep writing. Look at what the publisher you're submitting to wants, read some other books they've published. If you get a rejection ask if they can give you some pointers on why. Writing is a huge learning curve and it's not easy, but with perseverance you can do anything.


Making a snap decision Lucas followed Toby into their office and closed the door.
"Perhaps you should stay here and co-ordinate the operation with the Captain, or go to a different area," Lucas suggested hopefully.
Toby crossed his arms and glared at Lucas as if daring him to repeat himself. "How about you stay here and I'll go without you?" he suggested.
"You're not going out there without me," Lucas said angrily, crossing the room and getting into Toby's personal space.
He smirked. "So what makes you think I'll let you out there without me?"
"I, well, I... Damn it, Toby," Lucas virtually shouted in exasperation. "Why won't you back down? What makes you so different?"
"Shut up and get out of my way. We have a case to solve. I won't ever back down when I'm not the one in the wrong and if you think I'm going to, then you're going to be sorely disappointed."
That was the moment—the exact second, that Lucas was sure, beyond reason—that Toby was intended to be his mate. He couldn't hold back the growl of arousal that escaped his lips moments before he brought them crashing down on Toby's.
Toby pulled back gasping. "We are not having sex in our office," he said firmly.
"Aww, but..." Lucas teased pushing Toby into his chair.
"Anyone could walk in." Toby panted.
Lucas could smell the arousal coursing through his partner. It was intoxicating.
"I'm not going to fuck you. But I need you too bad not to have you," Lucas walked over and locked the door before returning and dropping to his knees between Toby's legs.
"What exactly did you have in mind?"
"I want to see if you taste as good as you look," Lucas said, smirking at Toby's groan. "You best keep quiet. You don't want anyone coming to see what all the noise is about, do you?" Lucas undid Toby's trousers and encouraged him to lift up enough for him to pull them down to his knees.

Author Bio
Rhiannon has been making up stories as long as she can remember. Admittedly they had less sex in back then. She never goes anywhere without a pen and notebook, and has often been known to stop mid conversation, get a glazed look in her eye, and need to write down a line, or even an entirely new plot line to add to her ever growing 'to do' pile.
Rhiannon's approach to writing, and life, is best described by the following conversation with her very understanding, and often bemused husband.
"You got bit by the plot bunny again didn't you?"
"Um maybe"
"Small bunny or big one?"
"It was a tiger in a cunning disguise."
When she's not writing she has a full time job and a family who she loves very much, she's very grateful for all the wonderful things in her life and hopes to keep writing for a long time. Working on her books is Rhiannon's escapism, she can lose herself in different worlds and situations, if for no other reason that’s the she will write for as long as she is able to hold a pen and paper and type on her ever present laptop.
So far Rhiannon has been published with Breathless Press three times, and plans to stay with them as long as she can feeling she's found a home with them and is quite happy to stay there in the company of like-minded people.
As Rhiannon likes to talk quite a lot she set up a page on face book where people can come and get information as it happens. She will respond to all messages sent to her, currently the page only has a little over 100 likes, but considering the short time she has had the page Rhiannon is thrilled with the response she's gotten.
She also has a blog, that’s updated as often as she can think of witty and interesting things to say, which is never as often as she'd like.
Rhiannon also has an account on Goodreads

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