Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chastity Bush romances

Chastity Bush is the author of five published romance novels. She is the married mother of two great girls and currently resides in the small town of Whitefield, Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Welcome, Chastity. What books came along at just the right time to influence your reading/writing?

I have always been an avid reader but after I had our first daughter, I slacked off. One day while I was waiting in the school parking lot for her to come out, I started reading a book that I picked up at our local Wal-Mart. It was Kasey Michaels- Reckless Beauty. After the first few pages I was hooked. From then on my head was back in the books. It wasn’t long after that that my husband suggested I write a book of my own. And I did!

Is there a message in your writing you want readers to grasp?
Never give up. In all of my books the hero/heroine is always in the worst position imaginable. I am always sure to make them trudge forward no matter how down and out they may be.

Tell us about your latest book.
My latest book is called, A Taste of Terror and is set to be released on December 1st, 2010. It is a paranormal romance featuring a new species of immortal that I worked very hard to create. Here is a little taste to get you going!

As a Guardian, it is Cole Douglas’s job to protect all living beings, mortal and immortal alike. When Cole is attacked by a female werewolf, he is shocked to find that his attacker is none other than his intended mate. Refusing to acknowledge that he has found his mate, Cole continues on with his job of hunting rogues, only to find that the beautiful creature he was attacked by is not only his intended mate but his ticket to finding the rogue werewolf he has been assigned to kill.

Unable to resist, Cole finds himself drawn to the woman unlike any before. From her golden brown hair to her amber gold eyes, Cole realizes that just because he doesn’t think he is ready for a mate, doesn’t matter when just a look from her can set his blood on fire.

Chloe Dunn is just learning to live life as a werewolf when the scent of a stranger sends her into a frenzy and leads her to attack him. Cole is dangerous and wild, something she needs no part of but the overwhelming pull he has on her is more than she can bear. The more time she spends with him, the more she wants him, needs him and will do whatever it takes to have him, even if it means placing herself in the hands of the very rouge that turned her.

Do you think your writing has improved since your first attempt? If so, in what way?
Absolutely! When I first started writing I had no idea what I was doing. I made so many mistakes with the editing and head-hopping. Not to mention, I did not research my very first publisher and got sucked into a very bad company. Now, a little over two years later I know what to do and what to stay away from.

Were any of your books more challenging to write than the others? If so, why?
My contemporary romance, The Guarding of Eden had to be the hardest for me to write. I love to write paranormals because you can do anything you want with the characters. It is easier to explain some of their quirks and flaws. But you cannot just explain something away with a non-paranormal so I found myself staring at the screen going, “Okay, now what?” But in the end it turned out to be one of my favorite books to write and I am very proud of the humorous edge that it held.

How do you promote yourself online and off?
I do as many interviews and guest blog spots as possible. I am always requesting reviews and joining new social groups such as facebook, myspace and many yahoo groups. I try to keep as active online as possible to get my name out there and attract readers.

What are your current projects?
I always seem to be working on at least three or more manuscripts at a time. Sometime I bite off more than I can chew! At the moment I am working on two romantic suspenses: The Stranger Next Door and You Want to Put What Where? which will each have a humorous edge. And at the urging of our daughters, I have started pecking at my first ever YA Fantasy which I have already named Charlie Higgins and the Cave of Time. 

Okay, I'm still snickering over the You Want To Put What Where?Where can folks learn more about your books and events?
I am just about everywhere! And love to be contacted! You can find me on my official website




Chastity, it's been a pleasure interviewing you. Continued success!
Thanks for having me today, Susan!


chastitybush said...

Thanks for having me, Susan! It was a blast!

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

what a nice sneak peek at your upcoming book. sounds like something that can grab and pull you in. I'm sitting here with reruns of Supernatural playing and wonder did something like that create the kernel of thought that took you to it?

chastitybush said...

Not really. I just wanted something different. I have read and seen so many books and movies about the paranormal/ supernatural that were similar that I wanted to make people appreciate the originality of my story.

Rhobin said...

I like the philosophy in your books. They all sound very interesting. I've also found contemporary can be the hardest world building genre of all.

David Jobes said...

Well, spoken, dear daughter. I knew that all those years of teaching you to convey your thoughts clearly would pay off eventually. I can't begin to say how proud I am of you! And I'll be printing copies of your book covers to hang in my office at school.