Arianna Skye : Thank you for the opportunity, Niina.
Niina : Let’s get started! Can you tell my readers here 4 fun unknown facts about you so we can break the ice?
Arianna : Let’s see… I enjoy arts and crafts when I’m not writing. I am kind of a geek and enjoy tinkering with computers. I just discovered I’m a shoeoholic, even though half the shoes I love I can’t even wear. Lastly, I love history and my first attempt at a novel was actually a historical romance.
Niina : Tell us little about your book Wings of Desire, in four sentences or less?
Arianna : Rhiannon Kinsley's ready to call the men in white coats when an intriguingly sexy man appears and insists she's a faerie princess. Cerne Silverwing has a duty to save his kingdom. He needs Rhiannon to be his consort and help defeat the Dark Faerie Queen. Will these two discover that their true destiny lies together?
Niina : How does one go about making faerie male sexy? In the old books, let’s be honest, you saw thin feminine guys in pastels.
Arianna : LOL. Well, I think giving them typical male features and emotions does help a bit. Although, there is the occasional person that will make the dreaded comment: “I thought faeries were tiny creatures with wings.” They seem confused when I tell them my faeries are the same size as a regular person.
Niina : What character did you most enjoyed writing and why?
Arianna : I hope I don’t come off as sadistic, but it was incredibly fun writing Korrigan, the evil Dark Faerie Queen. I just enjoyed pushing the envelope with her and her nastiness.
Niina : Can you tell us five fun/quirky things about the hero & heroine that we didn't learn from the book?
Arianna : Rhiannon’s chat room encounter was based on an actual experience I had in a chat room. Names were changed to protect the not-so-innocent.
I based Cerne’s name on the Celtic god, Cernunnos. However, I neglected to Google his name. There is an interesting chalk sculpture of the same name in England. Let’s just say, it’s pretty well endowed.
Cerne is 540 faerie years old. Don’t worry, that translates into 30 human years.
Rhiannon works as a graphic designer in the human world.
I know this isn’t the hero or heroine, but I think it’s interesting. Korrigan was the name of the evil faerie queen’s sister in the first published version of Wings of Desire. Her name was originally Lilith, but because I had another series with someone named Lilith in it, I decided to do some name swapping. Lilith became Korrigan and Korrigan’s name was changed to Aine.
Niina : What makes a story sexy?
Arianna : Sex helps, but it also takes a lot of sexual tension. I’ve read a lot of non-erotic books that were just as sexy, because of the intense tension between the hero and heroine.
Niina : So true! Why did you pick paranormal/fantasy romance genre?
Arianna : With contemporary, and even historical to an extent, you are bound by the rules of everyday life. However, with paranormal and fantasy, you get to make your own worlds and rules. And it’s fun writing about sexy otherworldly beings.
Niina : Any big projects for 2012?
Arianna : I’m currently working on A Demon To Die For, the 3rd book in the Demons Unleashed series written as Sidney Ayers. I will attempt to write the 2nd book, in my Fey Chronicles series, but the Demons Unleashed books are under contract, so I need to work on those first.
Niina : Now to more personal questions! What’s the sexiest article of clothing on a guy?
Arianna : It depends on the guy, really. Although, I do enjoy watching a guy in a nice pair of jeans.
Niina : What’s the biggest turn on in a guy, fictional or real life?
Arianna : I love a guy who can cook—a meal, people. Get your heads out of the gutter. :)
Niina : What is your favorite guilty treat/pleasure?
Arianna : I love dark chocolate. Yum!
Niina : Is there a natural wonder of the world you would like to visit?
Arianna : I’ve always wanted to go to Australia, so I suppose it would have to be the Great Barrier Reef.
Niina : Before we finish, here are some Quick Fire Questions: ( pick one, try to avoid “both” or “none” ;) )
Pick-up or Mini-van? What are we doing in the car? Hee hee.
Boots or Heels? Heels. I have huge calves and I can’t wear too many boots.
Beer or Wine? Wine, of course
Cocktails or Shots? I get more enjoyment out of a cocktail.
M&Ms: With or Without Peanuts? Peanut Butter M&M’s actually :)
Treats: Sweet or Salty? I do enjoy mixing them up, but for a snack, I’ll pick chips over chocolate usually.
Date: Going to Park or Going to Movies? The park sounds romantic
Winter or Summer? Summer. Cook outs, fun in the sun and my birthday is in July.
Jewels or Chocolates? Jewels. Not because I’m expensive. It’s just that once the chocolate is gone—well it’s gone. LOL
Men: Alpha-male or Submissive? Alpha! I love a man who takes charge
Men: Clean Shaven or Stubble? Stubble is sexy, but a full on beard is just plain nasty.
Men: Bad boys or Good guys? Bad boys are nice to dream about, but it’s the good guys who usually make women the happiest.
Brunettes or Blonds? I like dark haired men
Romance: Vampires or werewolves? Werewolves have that alpha personality I like. Vampires are dead. LOL
Romance: Fallen Angels or Sexy Demons? Since I write about sexy demons, that’s a given
Romance: Cops or Cowboys? Cops! They have handcuffs!
Time-Travel or Sci-fi? Time travel! I’m a history buff, after all
Romance or Erotica/Erotic Romance? I am not picky. Like I said earlier, some regular romance can be just as sexy as erotic romance.
Male POV or Female POV (Point Of View)? I love reading the male point of view, especially if it’s one of those sexy alphas
Times New Roman or Courier? Hee hee… I am a Book Antiqua kind of girl.
Niina : Thanks for visiting the For The Love of Reading, Arianna! Any news would you like to share with your readers, or websites they can check out?
Arianna : www.ariannaskye.com or www.sidneyayers.com are my two homepages.
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