MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE ROSE!
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
I’m Renee Rose. I write contemporary dark romance, paranormal (growly werewolves), and Sci-fi (hot alien domination)
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
My newest release is King of Diamonds, a dark mafia romance. It’s my second mafia series. Just like aliens and werewolves, I love the mafia trope because it offers a scenario for a very dominant alpha male. I love to see what happens when he collides with the heroine who will change his life and make him see the light.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
I’ve always had a thing for hot, dominant males and telling stories about them.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
Besides Italian swear words and words of endearment, not much. It’s entirely out of my fantasies.
Can you tell me about your Series?
The Vegas Underground is a series centered around a mafia family who has branched into legitimate gambling by buying into a casino in Las Vegas. Each romance centers around a different family member.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
The first book was in my head for over a year, so it’s definitely my favorite, although I have a feeling the rest will come out more even than King of Diamonds did.
Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?
I was challenged to write it by an agent during RT a couple years ago.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I squeeze writing in between seeing clients and taking my kids all over creation. My goal is 2-3K words a day.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
I’m releasing a sci-fi reverse harem next week with author Rebel West called Bought by the Zandians.
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
I would love to try a straight up MC romance.
What’s the best thing about being an author?
I love being able to write every fantasy that pops into my head.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
World domination. 😉
Have you always liked to write?
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Keep writing. Write what you want to read. Write what scares you.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
I am also a Feldenkrais practitioner, which is a somatic form of bodywork. I’ve also worked as a technical writer and marketing manager.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
I try not to read the reviews, other than skimming for quotes. I can’t control how people take my books, I can only focus on making my books better.
What are you working on now?
I’m just getting ready to release Bought by the Zandians, a new sci-fi menage.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
The Human is Ours – A Sneak Preview from Bought by the Zandians
Gorde carries the human over his shoulder to our ship drawing a few curious looks from the intergalactic traders who choke the market. I knew the second we saw her Gorde was going to want her. Who wouldn’t?
She’s incredibly beautiful, even with the ridiculous mud-job she did to disguise her hair. It’s pale blonde—the color of moonlight, which makes her exceedingly valuable. Humans have interbred so long there are few humans with anything but brown color hair. Red-haired and blonde human females sell for at least three times as much. So do particularly dark-skinned or light-skinned females—any unusual trait sells for more.
Her eyes, too, are a striking color. Pale blue-green. The color of the crystal lakes on Zandia. The ones I’ve only seen on old holos.
Soon, we’ll be back home. We were hopingto find a Zandian female to mate, as unlikely as that may be.
Gorde and I were sent to search for any remaining Zandians scattered out through the galaxy. King Zander wishes to extend a personal invitation for all to return. The demands of repopulation require we have as many in the gene pool as possible.
Somewhere along the line, Gorde and I got it in our heads we might be lucky enough to find one last female of our own species. Tomis and Erick were fortunate enough. Why not us?
But I know that gleam in Gorde’s eye. He’s already thinking the human is ours.
Which is too bad, because we could sell her for a huge profit. Maybe I can still talk him into it.
After we’ve had our way with her, of course.
BOUGHT BY THE ZANDIANS (Zandian Brides, Book 2)
They bought me at auction. Claimed me. Forever.
Two purple, horned males with massive chests and arms as thick as my waist.
They’re taking me to Zandia to bear their young.
The only trouble–I’m already pregnant.
And if my former master finds me, he’ll tear me to pieces once his young is born.
My new masters are firm, but kind. They give far more pleasure than pain. Their planet is beautiful.
But when they find out my secret, I have no doubt they’ll cast me out.
And my life will be forfeit.
Because no human female with a bounty on her head survives more than a lunar cycle alone.
Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
I love genre hopping. It keeps me from getting bored.
Where did your love of books come from?
My mom was a first grade teacher. She instilled the love of reading in me from an early age. I was reading chapter books before kindergarten, and I never stopped.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
I have the most wonderful author friends. I hate to start naming them, in case I accidentally leave one out, but they are amazing, supportive, wonderful. They lift me up and keep me buoyed.
Where can your fans find you and follow??
I can be found on facebook at https://facebook.com/reneeroseromance
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️