Natasha Moore brings us a Professor and a Caveman

Sorry, I couldn't resist that title. ;-) Today I'm pleased to be interviewing fellow Red Sage author Natasha Moore about her two releases in one week!

Natasha Moore fell in love with the written word as soon as she could read. As she grew up, she discovered romance and now enjoys the chance to add some extra sizzle to her stories. She writes sexy contemporary romance for Samhain and erotic romance for Ellora’s Cave and Red Sage. She lives in New York State with her real life hero who is happy to tell everyone that he’s her inspiration. They travel in their RV whenever possible. The great thing about writing is she can take it anywhere.

Nicole: Welcome Natasha! Wonderful covers!! Please tell us about your newest books!

Natasha: The Passion-Minded Professor is a contemporary romance novel. Roxy is one of my favorite heroines, a divorced diner waitress who’s trying to get control of her life. Of course, life throws her a few curves.

Here’s the blurb:
Can passion be found in a bottle?

Roxy Morgan is finally in control of her life. After working in the family diner to put her now ex-husband through law school, she’s getting her own chance at a college education. She doesn’t need any distractions in her life right now, especially men. The strong magnetic pull she feels toward chemistry professor Dr. Daniel Jennings is more than just an annoyance—it’s threatening her GPA. Yet she can’t seem to keep mind on her studies, or her hands off him.

Driven, lonely Daniel has been working to perfect an attraction elixir so he can finally find what’s been missing in his life: Passion. Sassy, outgoing Roxy wasn’t supposed to be part of his experiment. It was purely an accident. Now his elixir has given him an unexpected side effect—he’s fallen in love. But his sense of honor nags him to tell her the truth about the “love potion.”

Even if it means risking the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

To check out an excerpt or download The Passion-Minded Professor, click here.

Nicole: Sounds wonderful! I love "love potion" stories. Please also tell us about your Ellora's Cave story.

Natasha: My other release is a short story titled Sunrise, which is part of Ellora’s Cave’s Cavemen anthology, Jewels of the Nile II. This story just seemed to flow as I wrote it. I wish all my writing was like that! I had to name the hero Alan when I heard his voice in my head and he sounded just like Alan Rickman (until that moment I didn’t even know he was British!) Here’s the blurb:

Caroline has been meeting Alan at the lake, at sunset, for months. The hot sex they’ve been enjoying started out mindless and anonymous, just the way she wanted it. Little by little, however, they’ve gotten to know and care for each other. Caroline fears the changes in their relationship she can’t seem to prevent.

Alan wants Caroline in his life. He sets out to seduce her with his voice, his hands, his body. He’s no longer satisfied with sex in the shadows and he wants more. Can he make Caroline feel the same?

To read an excerpt and/or download a copy or buy a print book, check it out here.

Nicole: Sounds hot!! It's always wonderful when a story flows. What element of story creation is your favorite? Characters, settings, plots, etc.? And why?

Natasha: Ugh, not plots!! The characters are what drive my stories and I love developing them, love giving the reader little peeks at what makes these people the way they are and how they are changed because of the other person.

Nicole: I'm with you there. Wow, two releases in one week! You must be a fast writer. What inspires or motivates you?

Natasha: I’m really not all that fast. Most of what I’m writing right now are novellas, and they don’t take as much time as novels. But I love writing short stories and novellas because I can try different things with them, like Sunrise is written in first person, present tense. I probably wouldn’t have tried writing an entire novel that way, but it worked for this story. The characters inspire me. I love focusing on their relationships and finding ways to give them their happy endings.

Nicole: I love writing short stories and novellas too. When did you know you wanted to be an author?

Natasha: Yeah, I’m one of those cliché writers who say they’ve always wanted to be an author. In my case, it’s true. I love words. Love reading. Love characters and stories and adventures and as much as I loved reading them, even as a child I loved writing my own.

Nicole: Very cool! Would you like to ask blog readers a question?

Natasha: I grew up with the mysteries of Phyllis A Whitney…but I always wished there was more romance in them. What stories did you enjoy growing up? How did they affect you?

Nicole: Thanks for allowing me to interview you today, Natasha! I've enjoyed learning about your two newest stories. Everyone, please visit Natasha Moore's website:


Mia Varano said...

Hi Natasha, welcome to Fierce Romance! I used to love Phyllis Whitney too - The Winter People, Lost Island, Columbella, Sea Jade - these were some of my favorites. It's so funny, I remember the title Listen for the Whisperer and I remember loving the book, but I can't remember what it was about and my library doesn't carry it. I'll have to see if I can find it used. You know she just died earlier this year at age 104! I also loved (and still do) Victoria Holt. I read all of her books, and she's why I decided to write romance novels. Can't wait to be in Secrets Vol. 24 with you in July!

Cynthia Eden said...

Hi, Natasha! Both releases sound fabulous! Congrats!

Growing up, I read a lot of Christopher Pike YA it any wonder I turned to paranormal? :-)

Natasha said...

Mia, Silverhills was one of my favorite Whitney books. I remember the title Listen for the Whisperer too. Hey, July will be here before we know it!

Hey Cynthia! I remember Christopher Pike's books, too. Interesting to think about our early influences, isn't it?