Amanda J. Greene : Thank you so very much for having me here today.
Niina : Let’s get started! Can you tell my readers here 4 fun unknown facts about you so we can break the ice?
Amanda : This is hard...but here we go:
- I enjoy pilates
- I think Humphrey Bogart is awesome
- I can water ski
- I want to find a life size cutout of John Wayne to put in my game room/ my husband’s man cave
Niina : Water skiing skills, huh? Awesome. ;) Now, tell us something about your book Caressed by Night that we wouldn’t know just by reading the blurb?
Amanda : I think of Caressed by Night as my informant book. Questions from the first novel within the Rulers of Darkness series are answered and the lore of vampires and witches that I created is explained.
Niina : How do the vampire deviate from the norm ( traditional vamps ) in Rulers of Darkness series?
Amanda : The vampires in my series stray from the traditional vampire in some ways. Examples: Those that are extremely powerful can walk in the sunlight, a vampire’s need for the intake of blood grows less as they age, and their powers/abilities also increase over time.
Niina : Very cool! Are there more novels coming in the series? You have to say, yes, btw. ;)
Amanda : Yes! :-) And just last week I decided there will be a total of six books within the Rulers of Darkness series. I had originally planned five, but after some thought I figured a certain character (who will remain nameless for now) deserves/needs to that their own book.
Niina : Yay! So excited, I loved the two first books and can’t wait to read more! Getting composure… and… Which vampire in your series is a the best dating material, and why?
Amanda : Best dating material...Gannon. He is fun loving, always down for a good time, nice, sweet, and, oh yeah, hot! He is laid-back and cool, an easy guy to get to know.
Niina : I wouldn’t mind dating Gannon. ;) Now to more personal questions! What’s the biggest turn on in a guy, fictional or real life?
Niina : Totally agree! What’s the sexiest article of clothing on a guy?
Amanda : Basketball shorts. I like the way they sit low on the hips and show off the backside...I think I’ll stop there.
Niina : Yes, don’t get too graphic. ;) What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Amanda : I try my best to stay away from cheesecake...but it keeps finding me! I love it!
Niina : LOL! As you write erotic romance, what does it take to write a really hot love scene?
Amanda : Silence. I never really thought about this before, but I need silence when I write “love scenes.” I have distractions or interruptions and those are the only scenes I ever sit and write all the way through - Usually, I write whenever I find the time, constantly leaving off at one point or another. The erotic romance needs to have some planning, I try to make every scene a little different and I want them all to help develop the romance between the characters. These scenes need to be charged with tension, passion, and emotions and for all of that, I need to focus - put the dog outside and tell my husband to pick something up for dinner because I am working. :-)
Niina : Total focus in silence, cool. If Caressed by Night were made into a movie who would you cast as the leads?
Amanda : For Dimitri I would pick Chris Hemsworth and for Kerstyn, Ashley Greene - with light red hair.
Niina : Great choices! What’s the number one thing you like to do when you are not writing?
Amanda : I like to hang out with the family or hit the beach with friends - tan while I read a good book.
Niina : Now before we finish, here are some Quick Fire Questions:
Night or day? Night
Pick-up or Mini-van? Pick-up
Beer or Wine? Wine
Boots or Heels? Heels...or heeled boots :-)
M&Ms: With or Without Peanuts? With peanuts
Treats: Sweet or Salty? The sweeter the better!
Pizza or Burger? Pizza
Date: Going to Park or Going to Movies? Park
Friends or Will & Grace? Will & Grace
Drama or Comedy? Comedy
Winter or Summer? Winter ( We don’t have much of a winter in Southern California )
Jewels or Chocolates? I don’t care much for chocolate and I don’t wear much jewelry, but jewels
Men: Alpha-male or Submissive? Alpha-male
Men: Clean Shaven or Stubble? A little bit of a shadow - stubble
Men: Bad boys or Good guys? Love bad boys
Tattoos or Piercings on a guy? Tattoos
Brunettes or Blonds? Sorry, I don’t discriminate - if a guy is hot, he is hot
Romance: Vampires or werewolves? Vampires
Romance: Fallen Angels or Sexy Demons? Sexy Demons
Romance: Cops or Cowboys? Cowboys
Time-Travel or Sci-fi? Sci-fi
Romance or Erotic Romance? Erotic Romance
Male POV or Female POV (Point Of View)? Male
Times New Roman or Courier? Courier
Pens or pencils? Pens
Niina : Thanks for visiting the For The Love of Reading, Amanda! Any news would you like to share with your readers, or websites they can check out?
Amanda : Thank you again for having me. I will be posting information/news on my third book, Caressed by a Crimson Moon, on my website www.amandajgreene.com, be sure to stop by.