Thursday, 6 October 2011

in which we Welcome Doris O'Connor author....

so I know I said nine for the weekend was fortnightly.. but this is TOO important ... so
Welcome Doris O'Connor

Yup you've guessed it, today's naughty nine are being answered by Doris O'Connor, mum and author extraordinaire.

 Hi Doris, glad you could find some time to spare and drop in.

OK here we go:-
Q The very original, tell us a little about yourself-or a lot, we're all interested.
A        Wow, what an intro, lol. Firstly, thanks for having me.   
Hmm, I’m not very good at talking about myself, actually. Believe it or not I’m quite shy in real life. Stop laughing Raven, I am! I still blush far too easily – really stop smirking over there – and am a good old fashioned romantic at heart. I have been married to my long suffering hubbie for twenty two years and we have nine children, the oldest being twenty and the youngest almost eight weeks old, so there is never a dull moment in our house. And I write, whenever I get a spare minute.
Q When did you start writing ?
I have always spun stories in my head, for as long as I can remember. But if you mean serious writing with a view to getting published, just a year.
Q Your first book is coming out soon. We need to know ALL the details.
A     Scandinavian Scandal is scheduled for release on 21st November through Noble Romance and I am incredibly excited to see my sexy swede in print so to speak. It’s an erotic romance and I call it a Cinderella story with a twist.
Here is the blurb:
Sven Larsson, international movie star, is out to repair his scandalous reputation. The last thing he needs is for an enticing bundle of curves to fall into his arms, making his libido sit up and growl Come to Papa. However, the instant sexual chemistry between them is hard to ignore…
Sylvia, young widowed mum of three, knows Sven is everything she doesn’t need in a man. Can she risk giving in to temptation and enjoy the no strings sex on offer?
With the paparazzi breathing down their necks and both of them scarred emotionally by their past demons, will they manage to heal each other?
Q What else is in the pipeline?
A     I have two more stories due for release in December. Awakening, an erotic short will be released through Breathless Press and I have just sold my Paranormal romance Lure of the Blood to Evernight Publishing. And of course there is the inevitable work in progress. I would feel quite lost if I didn’t have hero sitting on my shoulder, wanting his story told, or heroes, as they case may be ;-)
Q Do you have a favorite genre? To write or read?
A   I read pretty much anything, as long it’s romance. Lately I have been reading lots of erotica, so my writing is heading that way too. Put it this way I’ll never be a YA or inspirational author. I just cannot keep my characters from jumping each other, lol. It’s quite amusing really, cause a year ago, I cringed at the mere thought of writing sex scenes…My latest wip contains a ménage and BDSM… go figure!
Q Where do you prefer to write? What do you wear? And eat? (Ok I know his is cheating but need to get all the gen in our night nine0
I write pretty much anywhere – I have been known to type away on my netbook, whilst cooking dinner for my brood. When I’m in the midst of a story and the words are flowing and my characters are yapping at my heels, I can’t not write. It’s like a compulsion. For the most part though I tend to write sat on my bed in my pjs, or at my desk, tucked away in the living room or on the settee, late into the night when all is quiet. I eat whatever comes to hand, chocolate is a must and again wear whatever I am wearing that day, lol. Writing has to fit round so many things, that I haven’t got a set routine, especially now the baby is here. It all depends on how well he sleeps at night, as to how much writing I get done.
Q So Three things you love?
A   My family and friends, chocolate and coffee! And more chocolate…
Q Three you don't?
A    Liars, I absolutely detest liars and have no time for them. Likewise people who are so up their own back side, that they think they are better than others.  Does my head in. We are all equal in this world and I don’t care who you are, and what you do, as long as you’re a decent person and try to do the right thing. That’s all any of us can do.
Whoops, must step off my soapbox!
Can I say laundry? With eleven people in the house, I am forever washing clothes. I swear it breeds. 
Q Three things you would like to happen in the next three years? Feel free to add the three things you don't 
A   My books to be successful enough to get us out of debt, so that we can move would be nice. That’s the main thing really. I am blessed with a wonderfully supportive husband, great kids and an amazing group of friends, so I really don’t need much more. If I was to be really soppy I would say for my kids to find their dream and go for it. It took me over forty years to realize my dream of becoming a writer, so I would love for them to be able to realize their goals much earlier than me. It’s getting tougher and tougher out there for young people to realize their ambitions.
Oh, and to walk into a book shop and see one of my books with my name on it on the shelf. That would be amazing. As much as I love the convenience of e-books, there is something about an actual book in your hand. 
That's it, painless eh? Thanks for dropping by and giving us a wee peek into your life. Feel free to add any links so we can all find out what you are up to.
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  1. lorraine nelson said she loved this but couldn't post for some reason... so i'm saying it for her

  2. I love it too! and doing a test comment!

  3. HELLO RAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xxxxx