I’m so pleased to have gotten the chance to do a little Q&A with awesome author Nina Croft. And to also get a double whammy look at her books, Bittersweet Darkness and Death Defying. Enjoy!
What do you like best about writing romances?
I write a lot of paranormal romance, and while I love the happy endings, it’s the journey there that I really enjoy. I love the idea that I can take a couple with seemingly insurmountable odds, have really bad things happen to them, litter the way with carnage, but still know everything will come out well in the end.
What is your favorite romantic story (movie/book. fact/fiction)?
I don’t think I could pinpoint a single story, but one that sticks in my mind is The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I love that book and still have it on my bookcase. It was the first big romance I read (I think I was around twelve at the time) and the book that started me on my life-long love of romance.
Film wise, I love Office and a Gentleman and Pretty Woman (or maybe I just love Richard Gere!)
If you could be any romantic heroine, who would it be and why?
Hard one. I suppose it’s guaranteed I’m going to get my happy ever after because this is romance, so maybe I should look at the question from another direction. Which hero do I want to spend the rest of my life with (or even eternity as I do meet a lot of immortal characters in my reading and writing.)
From my own books, I’d have to choose Skylar, the heroine from Break Out, book 1 in my Blood Hunter series. Skylar is a kick-ass soldier, immortal, and she gets to spend eternity with Rico, a stunningly gorgeous, two thousand year old vampire and my favorite hero.
From other authors, I think I’m going to choose MacKayla Lane from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. I know poor Mac suffers a lot but she does get Jericho Barrons in the end and that has to be worth a little suffering.
Which of your characters/books was the most fun to write?
By far the most fun to write is my Blood Hunter series. They are a mix of science fiction, paranormal and romance and absolutely anything can happen. I’d been watching my favorite TV show, Firefly, for the third time, and decided I wanted to write a space opera. But I’d also been going through a stage of writing contemporary and was in need of a paranormal fix. So the idea for Break Out, book one in the series came about—vampires in space. I’m working on book 6 in the series now and still loving it.
If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing instead?
I honestly don’t know. Growing up, I wanted to be a vet, or an assassin or a space explorer, but none of them seem a likely alternative career at this point in my life.
In a long ago existence, I was a chartered accountant, but I really didn’t like it very much and have no wish to do it again.
I now live on an almond farm in the remote mountains of southern Spain. It’s a long way from anywhere and the chances of finding employment here are zero, and I don’t want to move. So maybe I would have to pick almonds. Sadly, the pay is really bad so maybe I’ll keep writing.
by Nina Croft
EBook: 251 pages
Release Date: February 24, 2014
There are no monsters, only good guys and bad guys. That’s the creed by which Detective Inspector Faith Connolly has always lived.
When Faith discovers she has a time bomb counting down in her head, she has one goal: to solve the murder case she’s working on and gain closure. Her investigation brings her in contact with Ash Delacourt, who is definitely one of the bad guys, albeit a stunningly gorgeous one.
As payment for a debt, Asmodai, AKA Ash Delacourt, finds himself working with the Order of the Shadow Accords. He’s the demon representative on the newly formed committee for the integration of mankind and well…everything else. It’s a chance to be near his daughter, make a new start, and—once he’s met the delectable Detective Connolly—maybe have a little fun.
But as Faith’s investigation deepens, her beliefs are eroded and for the first time, she is falling in love—with one of the bad guys. How can she ever let Ash close when her time is running out…?
by Nina Croft
EBook: 400 pages
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Captain Tannis of the starship El Cazador is part snake, part human, and—according to some—all bitch. She is one job away from her lifelong goal—to achieve the immortality she craves. The assignment: protecting the most powerful man in the Universe.
After five hundred years, Callum Meridian, founding member of the Collective, is bored out of his mind. Until he realizes he’s physically changing—into what, he isn’t sure. Callum is determined to discover the truth, but his own people will stop at nothing to prevent it from coming out.
With a coup brewing and the crew of El Cazador close to tossing him off the ship, Callum turns to Tannis. Sparks fly as they work together to make it out alive. But can Callum really trust the one woman hell bent on using him? Defying death has never been more dangerous, more sexy, or more fun.
Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain.
Nina’s writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.
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