Today, I am very excited to welcome author, Christina Phillips!
Her book, Foretaste of Forever, released October 24 from The Wild Rose Press!
Elyesha, last surviving descendant of a line of powerful witches, finally finds the only man she’s ever loved, the man who deserted her countless years before. But Ben is torn between desire and despair when Elyesha, his only love, eventually penetrates his protective retreat. He knows what she wants, but the price of their love is too high. At midnight, on the beach, a battle of wills and erotic seduction ensues as each confronts the other’s darkest fears.
Welcome to Jennifer’s Random Musings. Please tell us about your book.
Jennifer, thank you for having me on your blog today, to chat about my debut release, Foretaste of Forever, a Scarlet Rosette from The Wild Rose Press. I’m thrilled to be here.
Foretaste of Forever is a dark erotic romance with paranormal elements. It’s about a heroine who is prepared to do anything to be with the man she loves, and an alpha hero who is so blinded by his sense of honor that he can’t see his destiny when she is standing right in front of him.
What inspired the story?
Foretaste of Forever was actually inspired by a vivid dream I had about eight years ago. This dream haunted me for almost four years before it occurred to me to write it down and find out who these characters were. As soon as their story was on the hard drive, I no longer dreamed about them! But it took another few years before I revisited them with an eye to publication.
How would you describe the hero using one sentence?
Ben is tall, lean, black hair a little too long, intense and brooding with a deep sense of loyalty and a tortured soul.
Elyesha is beautiful, proud and stubborn – and would do anything to be with her hero.
Which comes first for you…plot or characters?
The characters. And even when I think I have the plot all worked out, it’s the characters who drive the story, which means quite often things don’t go according to plan!!
What would you like to tell aspiring writers?
I’d quote the line from Galaxy Quest – Never Give Up! Never Surrender! It took me nine years before I sold Foretaste of Forever and I came close to giving up several times, especially after particularly painful rejections. Another thing I discovered was Never Say Never – when I first started writing I aimed at category romance and was sure I would never write a first person chic lit. So then I wrote a couple of first person chic lits, while telling my CPs I could never, much as I’d love to, write paranormal.
I then wrote a couple of light paranormal romances, and despite my CPs telling me I should try my hand at erotic romance knew I’d never be able to.
Within six months I had not only written my first erotic romance, but it had been contracted by The Wild Rose Press.
Now, whenever I say never to my CPs they can barely contain their mirth!
If you could save one book from destruction, what would it be?
Mine. LOL! Okay only joking. Only one book? That’s quite a traumatic question to ask a book lover!!! I don’t think I can answer this one, because I’ll spend sleepless nights thinking about all the books I’ve consigned to imminent destruction!!!
What is next for you?
Currently my editor is looking at another short erotic romance. I’m also working on a full length novel, an erotic historical with a magnificent Roman centurion as the hero. At least I think he is magnificent and I’m more than a little in love with him!!!
Thank so much for being my guest!
Readers you can buy your copy of Foretaste of Forever by clicking here.
Anyone have any questions for Christina?