Full of seething, sensual shadows and hidden faces, the annual Masquerade Ball at Lymbo Resort is one event anyone would sell their soul for.
One night a year, impiety and temptation take center court at the invitation only event hosted by the mysterious Avan Noxturna. Decadent darkness, burning lust and wicked intentions hide behind innocent masks in the most innocuous places.
The fires of hell may blaze hot but the flames of passion consume common sense when obsessive memories escape to ignite an inferno of intimate bliss that will sear both saint and sinner.
Please tell us a little bit about your current projects? I’d love to! Currently, I’m working on Book 4 of my New Camelot Series, A full length novel about Avan (the heroine in my newest story, Point of No Return), a couple of short stories and gathering research for a book I want to write about the Tudors.
When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer? I’ve always known, somehow. I can’t remember ever wanting to be anything else. Unless you count being Han Solo’s wife. Shush. Don’t judge.
Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day? My grandmother. She told me to never give up or in. That my time would come.
Describe the “perfect” hero. What about the “perfect” hero for you? At this point in life, the perfect hero for me need only to accept and love the fact that I’m totally imperfect. Oh. And he must not give me “the look” when I am consuming chocolate.
What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections? I love bowling and painting! Lately, I’ve discovered an affinity for photo programs and making book trailers. *sheepish grin* And I collect swords, daggers and old movie posters. Mostly from Horror Movies.
What has been your biggest adventure to date? I wore mismatched socks out in public. #IDoWhatIWant
If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why? Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland. It sits right on the shores of Loch Ness and I’ma huge, freaky fan of that place. I’d renovate the castle and spend my days writing and gazing out the window onto the loch below.
When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes? I am notoriously picky when it comes to food. No one likes dining with me. *huffs* Actually, I’m rather plebeian. I love simple foods and rarely go outside of my tasty comfort zone. I ate haggis once though. Yeah. No. Never again.
What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without? Wifi. I. Must. Have. *laughs* Product of my times, I guess.
What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”? My idea of a romantic evening would be a casual dinner for two and then out for a walk along the beach as the sun sets. Or or! A trip to the bookstore. You can tell a lot about a man by the sections he browses! *shifty eyed*
How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you? Insane. My loved ones would say I’m VERY insane.
What is your favorite comfort food? Chili dogs!
What is your favorite season? Winter! What do you love about it? The chill in the air, the smell of the cold, the darkness and the general easy beauty that winter brings. It gives me a dreamy feelingI am most creative during the winter and get a lot of writing done without having to bribe the muse!
Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next?
You can always find me at the following places:
Blog and Website: http://torienjames.blogspot.com/
Amazon Author: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00CTBYH0M
Breathless Press Website: http://www.breathlesspress.com/
Torie James has loved reading since she was old enough to hold a book in her lap. While her friends were out playing, she was generally curled up nearby falling down rabbit holes, catching second stars to the right, and stepping through wardrobes into mysterious lands and countless adventures. When those stories ended, she made up her own and kept going. This later on translated into a strong passion for writing that has helped her keep her feet on the ground while her head stayed firmly in the clouds. Lover of Dr. Pepper, all things chocolate, and Duran Duran, her dreams finally became a reality with the publication of Timeless Night and Timeless Desire, Books One and Two the award winning New Camelot Series. Slated for 3 more books in that series, she’s also currently working on The Cloie Chronicles, The Tudor Files, Avan Noxturna: Soul Broker and the Fables of Blood and Stone. Two short stories, No Change Policy in Room 8 and Reclaiming the Rabbit Hole can be found in My Bloody Valentine and Wonderland Tales, respectively, through her publisher, Breathless Press.
Torie lives in Southern California with her family and a houseful of pets who rule the roost.