Our next Passion in Portland author, Stace Lee, is no stranger to this blog. She’s had a guest spot before for her awesome paranormal romance. And she hangs out with me every month at the Portland Peeps (where a bunch of us crazy authors and bloggers get together to get
plastered have dinner and chat).
What sparked the idea for your latest novel? Was there a specific “Ah—ha!” moment?
Well, I’ve always wanted to write and I’ve been told by a few different people such as Psychic’s and Empath’s, that I carry emotions that aren’t my own. This really sparked the idea of writing “Broken”. A story about a girl who takes on emotions that don’t belong to her and she doesn’t understand what is wrong with her. We see her struggles and how she overcomes them.
Tell us about your hero and heroine? What makes them and their story unique?
Skyla finds out she has a couple unique abilities which she doesn’t understand. She learns to use them to her benefit and makes her stronger.
Cam has the amazing quality to shield emotions and has some clairsentience where he gets a feeling or sensation within his body and is drawn to that person. He is Skyla’s shield and helps her find herself.
Why do you write Romance? Why your specific sub-genre of romance?
I love romance. I love reading it and writing it. It brings out emotions that people can relate to. I write Paranormal because I have that connection to the unfamiliarity. There’s nothing wrong with being different and seen in a different light. I want to show there is uniqueness or originality in what I write. I don’t want to write the same stories as everyone else.
What’s the funniest thing that ever happened to you at a signing?
Nothing that I can think of, but I had a ton of fun after a signing….singing Karaoke with other authors, bloggers and readers!
Now for the Lightening Round! Answer these fast and quick (ala the Hot Seat questions on Inside the Actor’s Studio)
Chocolate or vanilla?
Where do you write?
In my office
Favorite romance novel plot device?
Oh my god….Um…something that you don’t see coming? But also an Ah Ha moment… ?? lol
What trait in a man do you find most sexy?
His eyes… and someone that is humble.
Cockiness or someone who talks about money all the time
Your book is going to be made into a movie! Who plays the lead roles?
Skyla wanted to be an ordinary girl, but all her life she’s been called a freak. She absorbs the impact of negative emotions from others around her. Could it have anything to do with her glowing violet eyes? Plagued with nightmares after her father’s death, Skyla is struggling with the monsters that invade her mind and body. She wants to be an average girl and do normal things…with the only guy that could ground her, so she doesn’t feel out of control. Cam, the hot new guy that lives in Skyla’s apartment building, is dying to get near her. He can feel the pull between them, but he doesn’t want to scare her off with what he knows could help her. Is Cam the only one that can curb this appetite of sensitivity and keep her from becoming emotionally unstable? Or will her emotions be too much and she will remain broken and unloved?
Author Bio –
Stace wrote her first book a year ago. She was laid off from her job and took this opportunity to finish a story that is close to her heart. Not only does she listen to music as she writes, she also attempts to write songs to those stories. Although she would like to sing these songs, she’s pretty sure she should stick to just writing them.
While she’ll always be a Missouri girl, she now lives on the West Coast in the state of Washington with her Husband and two daughters. If she’s not writing and listening to music, you can find her reading in her bed or working full time. Yep, she went back to work and attempts to juggle her time with friends, family, concerts, trips, book events and writing. All the things she loves!
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