Thursday, June 21, 2007

Fantastic Fives on Cindy Spencer Pape

Five phrases or words that describe you:

Five people and/or things that inspire you:
Anyone who has been married for more than ten years—better yet more than thirty!
Anyone who has made a career out of customer service and managed not to kill anyone with their bare hands.
Teachers. The good ones who really mean it. (See above with regard to not killing people with their bare hands.)
Anyone who has successfully raised children to be self-sufficient productive members of society
The thought that some day when I’m old and gray I can still be sitting on a beach somewhere writing stories.

Five of your favorite authors:
Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels
Linda Howard
Elizabeth Lowell
Angela Knight
Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley McGregor

Describe five of your heroes/heroines of your books in you eyes:
Prof. Eric Gordon from ­Dragon in the System (June 21, 2007, Cerridwen Press): Eric is a geek made good. He’s a computer science professor who wears glasses, forgets to wear a coat in the snow, and watches anything on the Sci-Fi network, but he’s warm and smart and funny, and when things get tough, he’s willing to put his life on the line to save the woman he loves. Who doesn’t want a man like that in their life?
Sheriff Fitz Hall from Crazy for the Cowboy (out now from The Wild Rose Press): Fitz is the guy who has to take care of everybody. His family, his friends, heck the whole darn town. He’s down to earth, responsible, and very wary of city girls, having been burned once before. So when he meets a flighty New Age whirlwind from Detroit, all he can do is hang on for the ride.
Rhodri, Earl of Llyon from Beltaine Bargain (a miniature Rose coming out from The Wild Rose Press, July 2007): Rhodri has returned from the Crusades with a curse. He’s certain this means he can never marry or ask a woman to share his life. He’s strong, courageous, and ready to make any sacrifice for the people he cares about. The only thing he doesn’t believe in is that love just might be strong enough to break an evil curse.
CJ Hall from The Cowboy’s Christmas Bride has had his life turned upside down. After a huge organized crime scandal ended his career as a lawyer and his bride-to-be left him at the altar, he came home to Wyoming to run the family ranch, the Crazy H. Then one night in a snowstorm a woman in a bridal gown appeared on his doorstep. Can he work up the courage to give love a second chance?
Bram from Between a Rock and a Hard-On (October 3, 2007 from Ellora’s Cave) is a half-dragon with just a little bit of a thing for bondage. He’s big and yummy and has wings. Do I really need to say more?

Five reasons to read your books:
You like to read.
They’re funny/sexy/smart.
To forget about your day-to-day problems for a while.(My personal favorite!)
Somebody dared you to.
You like werewolves/dragons/witches/ghosts or other things that make you go huh?

Faerie Tales for Grown Ups:
Get Your Happy-Ever-After Fix With a Romance
by Cindy Spencer Pape


Tempest Knight said...

Yep, gotta love those Alpha werewolves! :)

Donna Michaels said...

Great answers, Cindy.

Love your Heroes, their motivation and titles to their stories!

And I love to say, "aahhh."