Greetings lovelies! Welcome to #TNTConfidential Author Interview/Spotlight.
Today I have the pleasure of sitting down for a cool drink with the fabulous Doris O’Connor. Doris has had not one, but 3 releases in the past few weeks: Her Imaginary Lover, Executive Assistant and Taken by her Alien warriors! Talk about productive!
Admit it Doris, you don’t have an Imaginary Lover at home, you have an imaginary helper! Or maybe it’s a genie like the one from Sol and the Magic Fingers? I know, I know, I’ve asked you this before, but how do you manage to have so many releases in such a short period of time? (And folks, they’re good books too!)
D: Well, I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.
*sniggers* Bad joke, I know! To be honest, I don’t actually know. It just happens. Entirely depends what my muse is up to. She does things in fits and bursts. Mad moments of activity, followed by yawning nothingness. I don’t question it, just go with the flow and somehow it works. All I know is that when an idea really grabs me. I simply *have* to write and usually lose sleep in order to do so.
How about the inspiration; where does that stem from?
D: Anywhere and anything. Lately, evening dog walks with hubby have proven very productive. In fact Her Imaginary Lover came about as a result of one such walk. I was in a writing slump, and hubby said,” I Know, write about invisible people watching us…” By the end of that walk I was itching to write the story J
Submission calls are another surefire way to get my muse fired up. She can never resist an Anthology call… The day after I heard about the Executive Assistant Anthology, I got up, and had my morning shower, and bang, there was my story. It practically wrote itself J
And Taken by her Alien Warriors also came about due to a submission call. As it happened the story wasn’t right to fit into that particular sub call, so I made it my own and the Warriors were born. Again I didn’t set out to make a series, but as I wrote, characters popped up and I just knew they needed their own story. Book 2 has just been accepted by Siren and I have the basic ideas for book 3 and 4, and possibly 5.
My muse seems to have fallen hard for these Aliens and they are such fun to write!
You’ve written science fiction, paranormal, contemporary… Is there any genre you haven’t written that you’d like to try?
D: Hmm, apart from a short story which involved time travel, I haven’t written anything historical. I love reading regency, but I don’t think I’ll ever write it. And as much as my kids would love for me to write YA stories, I don’t think that’ll happen in a hurry. I can never stop my characters from jumping each other, and my muse is a rather dirty gertie, lol.
So I think, erotica and erotic romance is where I’ll stay, and just explore the various subgenres in that.
*Elyzabeth rubs her hands* I’m going to be a tad evil, out of the three books you’ve just released which one is your favorite and why? If you had to recommend readers to read only one, which one would you chose?
D: *glares at Elyzabeth*
Cruel woman, cruel I say! Well, I love Her Imaginary Lover, but I think I’d have to go with Taken by her Alien Warriors, just because those Aliens are such strong voices in my head, and they’re so deliciously naughty. You can have so much fun with m/m/f stories, and then add in the fact the men are Aliens, and the wonderfully inventive use of their horns… and other attributes… plus the fact it’s Sci-fi, and … yes, just fun J
They are also turning out to be incredibly emotional stories. I cried buckets writing book 2 in particular.
Tell us something that doesn’t appear in the blurb of these releases.
D: Taken by her Alien Warriors - Drool worthy Aliens who have unique ways of using their horns, spanking, anal, mm action, and double penetration. Warning: Reading may induce hot flushes.
Her Imaginary Lover – Dominant Athuron meets human determined to fight for his cock … and their love. Warning: Reading may give you interesting dreams
Executive Assistant – Be careful what you wish for. The office may never be the same again. Warning: Will need a fan while reading
Finally, I know you’re working on something. What is it?
D: You know me well, lol. I’m always working on something. I have several WIPs on the go at the minute in fact. My muse can’t seem to settle on one.
There is Carmel’s Fantasy which will be a hot little BDSM themed Romance on the Go story (at least I think it will be, lol)
Let’s Get It On, which is m/f/m about two brothers after the same girl.
The Polar Project which is book 4 of my projects series, about reclusive polar bear shifter Stefan and the bumbling, half breed Siberian tiger shifter Natasha, who will rattle his fur in more ways than one.
And book 3 of my Auctioned series, which has Master Pedro teaching one nosy reporter some lessons.
I’ve also got another Bear shifter prowling in my head.
As to who will win and what will get written… lord knows. I swear my muse has ADHD. I just wish she’d decide already and get on with it.
Summer is here! What’s your best summer memory?
D: A week I spent in Rome after finishing my A-levels. We saw the city from the back of a Vespa, shown around by two hunky German soldiers who my friend and I hooked up with just for the week. I leave it up to your imagination what else we got up to :-P
Any recommendations to stave off this heat?
D: Cotton clothing, lots of cool drinks, a cabana boy, a pool … oh hang on, just ventured into fantasy land there, lol.
I love my fan, nuff said.
For women (or for yourself): bikini, trikini, full body bathing suit, other?
D: Bikini, not that I’d get away with wearing one nowadays, lol.
For men: Board shorts, swim trunks, swim briefs, or string lateral flash thong (picture here)
D: Board shorts (leaves things to the imagination)
Favorite summer destination?
D: Anywhere warm by the beach
Any plans for this summer?
D: We’ve already been on hols, so this summer will be spent doing DIY. What fun. Well, actually it is for me. I get to take the kids out and hubby will be the one slaving away ;-)
Thanks so much for having me here today, Elyzabeth :)
When your imaginary friend turns out to be real, there's only one thing you can do—have the best sex of your life.
When she is attacked on her way home from work, Macie Johann's ordered world is thrown into chaos. And the muscle bound hunk that comes to her rescue would appear to be naked? Okay then, maybe she has hit her head a bit too hard? But then again, no one else seems to notice him, and there is something very familiar about this guy. He reminds her of her imaginary childhood playmate, Kaylom.
Blind from birth, Macie has learned to trust her senses, and they all scream at her to grab her chance of true happiness with the man who makes her body and soul sing. Never mind the small fact of his not being human.
When their actions get Kaylom yanked back into his dimension to stand trial, Macie follows, determined to fight for her man.
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The Takeover by Doris O'Connor:
Takeovers always cause chaos, never more so when the friend you've been secretively lusting after for months, chooses that day to suddenly notice you, and then promptly gets himself sacked.
Maybe it's the formal wear the new CEO insists on, but Shane seems like a different man, and Emma's long pent up desires threaten to get her into as much trouble as Shane seems to have landed himself in.
As secrets unlock and office politics come into play, is there a happy ending for Shane and Emma, or will this takeover end with a broken heart?
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The men of any species have needs…
Gemini Hudson has grown up, knowing the truth behind those words, but what happens when those needs pitch lovers against each other in a war torn galaxy?
Cirrion Warrior Zorran rescued a nine year old Gemini in a rare show of compassion. Twelve years later his slave has grown into a beautiful young woman which he feels inexorably drawn to. However, she is only human and too fragile for his dark desires. Desires he is certain he can only share with one man—his Drakan lover Ornack.
With Drakan at war with Cirrion the men's relationship seems doomed to failure. Giving Gemini to Ornack will fulfil their emotional needs in a way Zorran can't.
From the minute he sees her, Lord Ornack knows this female is the one woman who can complete their circle, because she loves Zorran as much as he does.
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Glutton for punishment would be a good description for Doris... at least that's what she hears on an almost daily basis when people find out that she has a brood of nine children, ranging from adult to toddler and lives happily in a far too small house, cluttered with children, pets, dust bunnies, and one very understanding and supportive husband. Domestic goddess she is not.
There is always something better to do after all, like working on the latest manuscript and trying not to scare the locals even more than usual by talking out loud to the voices in her head. Her characters tend to be pretty insistent to get their stories told, and you will find Doris burning the midnight oil on a regular basis. Only time to get any peace and quiet and besides, sleep is for wimps.
She likes to spin sensual, sassy, and sexy tales involving alpha heroes to die for, and heroines who give as good as they get. From contemporary to paranormal, BDSM to F/F, and Ménage, haunting love stories are guaranteed.