Pay It Forward

Author Interview – DC Stone

You’ve seen the amazingly hot cover for Armed and Dangerous and had a little insight into what the book is about and what to look forward to with the extract. Now it’s time to get to know the author DC Stone with an Interview.

About the Author –

DC Stone - Author Pic

D.C. Stone is an e-book author and full-time fraud investigator when she isn’t diving into the world of Fiction.
She lives in the north-east with her incredibly supporting husband, two kids, and the all American black Labrador puppy. She’ll deny any association with the grumpy cat that also resides in the house, but he is there, never-the-less.
After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition into the world of Financial Crimes and became a lead investigator for many years.
Reading has always been a passion of hers, getting lost in a good, steamy romance one of her favorite past times. That passion took a back seat as soon as she discovered her own love for writing and recreating her own stories and characters. Her writing concentrates on Romance with specifics in Paranormal, Suspense, and Erotica.
Now, when she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. Trying to keep up with that crazy bunch is a skill many would yearn to have.
She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers, Kiss of Death, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. Come stop by on Facebook, Twitter or her website and say hello!

Interview –

  • Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

Mina Carter with Decadent Publishing designed this cover. When I opened it, I absolutely fell in love with it. The vision she had for it was spot on for how I pictured it as well, and I couldn’t be happier.

  • If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be? Why?

Hmmm, one thing? I don’t know that I would. If I had the opportunity, I guess I would attempt to make it longer. But I believe the story stands on its own as it is and all the parts come together to make a pretty little picture.

  • What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Review it. 🙂 Even if you hated it. A review is a great way to provide feedback to an author and show others if you loved it or not. Anyone can click on one star—or five!—but the biggest thing an author loves to see, is a review, even if it’s just one sentence.

  • Can you remember one of the first things you wrote? What makes it memorable?

I do remember. I can still feel how out of place I felt with trying to write something, but knowing I had a story in my head and I wanted it down on paper.

  • Are you a full-time or part-time writer? How does that affect your writing?

Part time  My full time job is very demanding, and my two children even more. But I try to get in writing wherever I can, and I think about it more often than not. It affects my writing more now than it did when I first began because once you’re published, your life as an author doesn’t stop. You are constantly promoting, interacting, and interviewing. So trying to fit in times to write gets more interesting.

  • What do you like to read in your free time?

The same thing I write. I am constantly reading, and it’s become part of my routine before I fall asleep. I read anything romance, but at the moment have pulled away from paranormal for the time being. I am trying to recreate the second book in my Justice Demon series and don’t want to be influenced by other books, so I tend to stay away from the genre I’m writing.

  • What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.
  • Why do you write about cops?

Because I feel that even the really good guys, who give their all every day and risk their lives for the rest of us, should have happy ever afters.

  • Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?

I love writing romantic suspense. I have a huge crime series that I’m writing and am on the third book of the series. The feedback I’ve gotten so far is that it is more of a suspense, than romantic suspense. It has me wondering if I should try to submit this series as a thriller. I’d like to go back and revisit the basics of the series and see about what I can do to tweak it and keep it within romance without losing the story.

  • Do you have any deep dark secrets you would admit to your readers?

I don’t mind writing about sex. Many authors (not all!) cringe when having to write about it, and many other readers blush when having to read it. I find that sex is a part of life, so why shouldn’t my characters get to experience it too. I wouldn’t want to be cheated out of completely learning about my characters, and I wouldn’t want anyone else to feel that way, either.

  • If your book were made into a movie, who do you picture playing each characters part?

For this specific book I can picture Taylor Kinney playing the part of Nate and Dannii Minogue playing Alyssa. These two have very distinct features, and I created my characters specifically to stand out just like them.

  • What’s the most amusing thing that’s happened to you while you were writing this story?

Explaining to others what the story was about. *Laughs* It’s not every day you explain to other cops that you’re writing about two cops falling in love. Their response, “Like two dudes?”  Me: “No! But now that you’ve given me the idea…”

Thanks for joining us today DC, it’s been a real blast. You are so funny! I look forward to reading this 2 dudes cop story you’ve got percolating, one day 😉 Best of luck with the new novel and we can wait to hear from you again.

How to Get in Touch With DC Stone –

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6541023.D_C_Stone

http://www.authordcstone.com

http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=%22D.C.+Stone%22&t=none&f=author&p=1&s=none&g=both

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/d.c.-stone

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/dcstone1

http://www.amazon.com/D.-C.-Stone/e/B009H5YWYE/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1371131838&sr=1-2-ent

http://www.amazon.co.uk/D.-C.-Stone/e/B009H5YWYE/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1371131835&sr=1-2-ent

https://www.facebook.com/authorDCStone?fref=ts

 

Buy Links for Armed and Dangerous –

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Armed-Desired-1Night-Series-ebook/dp/B00EZ7XVBO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378731335&sr=8-1&keywords=armed+and+desired

All Romance E-Books – https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-armedanddesired-1268392-177.html

Smashwords – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/355588

Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/armed-and-desired-dc-stone/1116860884?ean=2940148807964

Decadent – http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=834&osCsid=slls1j1ht10mo9r5e48coare43

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.