Tell us about yourself.
RD: Raine 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 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.
Where and/or how do you find the greatest inspiration?
RD: Depends…I can find it in an obscure science article (like one on gamma rays hitting Earth that is the basis of a WIP), a song lyric or just a “hey what if this and that happened?”.
What made you chose to write homoerotic literature in particular? And is there any other genre you’d like to write? And if so, why?
RD: I tried to write a sweet, no sex story…my muse hated it and my characters liked getting down and dirty. *laughs* I am slowly expanding from paranormal…got a contemporary Western M/M in the works plus a futuristic Sci-Fi Ménage (M/M/F) I am working on as well.
Which appears first when contemplating a new project: A character, the plot and/or the title?
RD: Actually I get a teaser of a character and loose story idea then once I figure that out the title comes together. Though half the time I end up getting a title first then characters pop in.
What’s the hardest part of a novel for you to write: Beginning, middle and/or end? Why?
RD: Actually the last story I wrote it was the end. My characters wanted me to end it as a HFN (Happily For Now) and I was struggling with an ending where I wanted them to go off in the sunset happy as clams.
Has your own life influenced your novels? And if so, how?
RD: Depends…I don’t go around with paranormal creatures but I do have characters who are unlucky in love, had a bad break up or something that mirrors something that either happened to me in RL (real life) or to someone I know.
Writing sex/romantic scenes can be a challenge for some authors. Do you find it difficult? If yes, how do you compensate? If no, where do you draw your inspiration?
RD: Oh man trying to keep them fresh and new is hard for me. I strive to have something different in each story…..one had a small bondage scene, another story had sexy scenes on a dining room table. It all depends if it works in a story and how I want it to go. I read a lot of erotic stories….be it hetero or Gay (M/M) to draw inspiration, look at sexy pictures of hot guys/porn stars and do research with the SO.
Do you have a method you use to write the sensual parts? Do you prefer the sex to be open and bold? Or left to the imagination?
RD: To me sex is messy, a part of life and unless you took a vow of celibacy or something, I prefer to know what the characters are doing in and out of the bedroom. I like it sexy, naughty and at times, I can enjoy sweet and sensual as well. Depends on the mood.
Who is your favourite character, which you’ve created? And why?
RD: Oh man that is like asking who my favorite kid is. *grins* Right now it is whatever word document that is open in front of me.
Tell us about your newest release.
RD: *bounces* I am sooo oexcited…I am invivled in a self-publishing endeavor with nine other authors and we did stories around the theme of summer. It came together in ‘Hot Summer Fun’ anthology and my story is my first ever paranormal M/M short story.
My story is called A Summer Night Fling and it was my first flash fiction Friday story that a bunch of us did one Friday, all centered on Joe Manganiello. Alex was created from a picture of Joe hanging in a tree shirtless and from that moment on, Cal and Alex chattered in my ear non-stop until I wrote there first meeting….I can’t wait to share Cal and Alex with you and I am thrilled to be included with these fine authors.
Check out the hot book trailer for A Summer Night Fling-Youtube Video
Other authors involved in this anthology are: Ike Rose, Jax Steele, Patricia Logan, Lisa Worrall, Sara York, CR Guiliano, Rawiya, Sue Brown, AJ Llewellyn.
Just for fun–
What is your favourite colour?
RD: Depends-shades of blues and purples
Which do you prefer a great hero or a great villain?
RD: Actually a flawed hero who is a little bit of a villain is perfect for me to enjoy
What is your favourite movie? And why?
RD: 2012 actually. I love, love, love natural disaster films.
If you could be anyone in the world who would it be? And why?
RD: actually I like being me, extra pounds, body aches and all. Though I wouldn’t say no to being a supermodel and thin as a rail for a day lol
Where do you see your writing career in the next five to ten years?
RD: Writing some more and maybe self-publishing a few more books.
A Summer Night Fling in ‘Hot Summer Fun’ Anthology
Cal Larson wasn’t expecting to find a hot sexy man stuck in a tree as he took his morning walk in the woods. When he meets Alex, sparks fly and these two will find that love is waiting to claim them. Except Alex has a secret…one that may bring danger to Cal’s doorstep. Can Cal find it in his heart to accept Alex and let this summer fling turn into something much more?
Three months earlier…
Cal Larson walked into his house and knew something was different. The feeling of peace, of home, escaped him that moment. He tried to figure out what it was as he tossed his coat over the stair railing and asked, “Hey, Mal, you around?”
Silence answered him. He walked across the foyer to the living room, searching for his lover of five years. After spying no one in the room, he moved deeper into the house, his heart starting to pound and an uneasy feeling making his stomach churn. When opening the kitchen door revealed nothing, he made his way back to the stairwell and ran up to the master bedroom. Hoping that Malcolm was in the shower, he walked into the room and stopped short. Drawers were open, clothes scattered, but no Malcolm was in sight.
He ran over to the closet and saw the empty space where his lover’s clothes should have been. The suitcases they used on trips were gone, and with a heavy heart he sat down on the bed, anguish running through his soul.
“What the heck happened?” Cal turned to see the destruction of the room he had given him so many wonderful memories. Of Malcolm coming toward him, naked after a shower, smelling fresh and manly, and all he needed to do was touch Cal and he was lost.
Hearing a crinkle of paper, he turned and discovered a piece of crumpled paper stuck in the sheets of the bed. Smoothing it out as best he could, he saw it was from Malcolm.
By now you know I am gone. I can’t do this anymore. I have fallen out of love with you and moved on. I am sorry for this but hope you can forgive me eventually.
Blinking with shock, Cal stared at the paper in disbelief. His lover had decided to leave…without even saying goodbye or offer an explanation at that. He left a ‘Dear John’ letter and wiped his hands of five years of being a couple. What happened to loving one another and giving each other support as they pursued their dreams?
“Well goddamn me to hell and back, “Cal swore as he stood up and walked out of the room, never glancing back while the letter slowly fell to the ground.
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Thanks for stopping by, Raine! All the best!