Please tell us about your latest release.
Collision is the first book in the Colliding Worlds trilogy, where two alien races have come to earth. Each book in the trilogy stars a different extraordinary woman who must find the strength to save the world, and—hopefully—live a little happily ever after. Collision comes out July 30 as an eBook everywhere.
Was one of your characters more challenging to write than another?
I had a harder time with writing species rather than character. Adding two alien races to the mix meant I was starting from scratch – from language to diets, from biology to cultures. It was both challenging and fun.
What is your favorite scene from the book? Could you share a little bit of it, without spoilers of course?
The Club Mayhem scene. It’s a Goth club where the reader gains new insights into all three races in the trilogy (humans, Sephians, and Draeken).
Can you tell readers a little bit about the world building in the book/series? How does this world differ from our normal world?
The setting for the trilogy is current-day earth, but most of the scenes take place on the alien bases on our world. So, while some things are similar, other things are drastically different from what we know.
Do any of your characters have similar characteristics of yourself in them and what are they?
Every heroine has kickassitude. Women in general don’t believe in themselves enough, and so I love writing strong, inspirational women.
Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? How do you deal with it?
Heck, yeah. Especially when starting a new book. I get a bit overwhelmed in the first few chapters before the characters take over the story. When I’m completely stuck, I need a break. That could mean reading a book (or two), going for a walk, or simply getting a good night’s rest. But, really, all a writer has to do to get past writer’s block is to write.
When did you consider yourself a writer?
I considered myself a writer was when I finished Knightfall, my first novel, and started querying agents. Now, with a few books under my belt, I know I was a writer the moment I made the commitment to write… basically, when I typed that first line of my first novel.
What are your guilty pleasures in life?
Port, dark chocolate, long walks, and hugs… in no particular order.
Other than writing, what are some of your interests, hobbies or passions in life?
When I’m not writing—or at my day job as a management consultant—I fly old airplanes. There’s nothing like watching the sun set from a bird’s eye view.
What was the last amazing book you read?
The First Days by Rhiannon Frater made me fall in love with zombies all over again. It was just the break I needed for my reading rut where I’d felt like I was reading the same story over and over again.
What can readers expect next from you?
The next two books in the Colliding Worlds trilogy. My editor at Crimson Romance is pushing for them sooner vs. later, so I promise you’ll see them soon!
Where can readers find you on the web?
You can get the scoop on all my current and upcoming releases on my website www.BerinnRae.com. I’m also on Facebook and Twitter and love to connect with readers, writers, and bloggers.
Would you like to leave readers with a little teaser or excerpt from the book?
In Collision, Sienna Wolfe knows it’s going to be an interesting day when a man with golden skin and strange tattoos crashes in her backyard… and ends up tied to her bedposts. She likes her life just the way it is – simple, easy, relaxed. But when the gorgeous new alien in her life asks for her help in an inter-galactic war on a collision course with earth, she can’t say no… but she’ll soon wish she had.
That’s the quick blurb, but if you’d like to read the entire first chapter, here you go!
Sienna Wolfe knows it’s going to be an interesting day when a man with golden skin and strange tattoos crashes in her backyard… and ends up tied to her bedposts. She likes her life just the way it is – simple, easy, relaxed. But when the gorgeous new alien in her life asks for her help in an inter-galactic war on a collision course with earth, she can’t say no… but she’ll soon wish she had.
Sienna struggles with her new, unpredictable world, which includes trying to protect earth from alien domination and dodging attempts on her life. It’s up to Sienna to pull off the impossible: save the world and – hopefully – live a little happily ever after.
Collision is the first book in a trilogy, with each book starring a different extraordinary woman (one from each race) caught up in an inter-galactic war that has just come to earth.
Crimson Romance - July 30, 2012 - eBook
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