Book Tour & Giveaway: Cat Grant (Riptide Anniversary)
As you guys might have noticed I review quite some books from Riptide. They are a wonderful GLBT ebook publishing company that publishes great quality novels, something that I find quite rare in this time where literally everyone can publish an ebook. They got quite a bit of erotica, so be forewarned (Cat Grant is definitely not a prude), but also other genres of romance. Do check them out!
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Thanks for joining us on the Riptide Publishing First Anniversary Blog Hop Bash! All month long, we’re bringing you guest posts and interviews from your favorite authors, artists, and Riptide staff. As a thank you for helping us celebrate, we’re also giving away $10 in Riptide store credit to one lucky commenter at every stop! Simply leave a comment below by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 7th to enter. Be sure to check out our complete tour schedule to find out where else you can enter to win—one Grand Prize winner drawn from commenters at all the stops will also win a Kindle that we’ll load with every book we publish in 2013!
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What draws you to romance? M/M romance?
I’ve been reading romance since I was a teenager. Been writing all my life, though for the past 20 years or so I’ve mainly concentrated on slash fan fiction. (My first slash fandom was Kirk/Spock from Classic Star Trek, which should give you an idea of how old I am!) I wrote a traditional het historical romance back in the 90’s, which was never published (and man, am I glad! It was AWFUL!), and opined about how much better I’d fit into the genre if only I could publish m/m professionally. Fifteen years later, here I am!
Have you ever written outside the romance genre? If not, do you ever plan to?
I tried writing sci-fi/fantasy/horror, but after two years of non-stop rejection, I finally had to accept that I wasn’t a good fit for those genres. I wrote my first published book (The Arrangement) in 2008, and never looked back.
Do you write het [heterosexual] stories too?
I’ve written plenty of het sex in my m/m/f ménages, but no exclusively m/f stories. Not yet, anyway.
We know you’re a romance writer. What’s your day job?
Human slave to my fur-child, Timothy.
What would you do if you weren’t an author?
Drink a lot more than I do now, no doubt!
Do you believe in Happily Ever After?
Personally, no. In fiction, hells yeah! J We all need the escape, don’t we?
Who are your latest crushes (celebrity, book character, or otherwise)?
OMG, you have to ASK? A year ago last summer I saw X-Men First Class, and my heart (not to mention my nether regions) have been lost to James McAvoy & Michael Fassbender ever since. I’ve also got a girly hard-on for Robert Downey, Jr. (Yes, I have a superhero fetish. Sue me!)
If you could pick anyone in the world to be the cover model(s) on your latest release, who would it be?
Fassbender. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.
If one of your titles could be made into a movie, which would it be and who would play the lead roles?
I’d be over the moon if they picked Darren Criss and Alexander Skarsgard for Mark and Cole in Once a Marine. McAvoy and Fassbender for Jonathan and Brandon (Power Play: Resistance & Power Play: Awakening) would be absolute shoo-ins.
Nook, Kindle, Kindle Fire, iPad, Paperback, or Hardcover? Why?
The Kindle app on my iPad. I couldn’t live without it.
Which authors have influenced your writing the most?
A lot of non-fiction authors: Susie Bright, Tristan Taormino, Patrick Califia. Then there’s John Preston, Laura Antoniou. My most recent influence is, of course, my good friend and editor, Rachel Haimowitz. I can’t even quantify how much my writing his improved over the past year of working with her.
If you could meet any of your characters in real life, who would it be any why?
I don’t think I’d want to meet any of my characters. They’d probably be mad at me for all the hell I put them through.
What do you like or dislike about eBook publishing?
I love that I can write 4 or 5 books a year and get them published within a reasonable amount of time. There’s a Harlequin author at my local RWA chapter who used to publish one book a year, but now they’ve pushed her back to every two years. That kind of a schedule with drive me insane.
EPIC Award-winning author Cat Grant lives by the sea in beautiful Monterey, California, with one persnickety feline and entirely too many books and DVDs. When she’s not writing, she sings along (badly!) to whatever’s on her iPod shuffle, watches lots of movies, and fantasizes about kinky sex with Michael Fassbender.
Cat has published the following titles: Once a Marine, Power Play: Resistance, Power Play: Awakening (both w/Rachel Haimowitz), Priceless, Doubtless, Fearless (forthcoming).