My special guest today is Lacy Danes. She’s here to introduce her fascinating new series, Dragon’s Fate, along with the first book in that series, Waterfall. This series has a very cool concept, and not just because the first dragon is the water dragon. Her series is in an alternate Regency, with cursed dragons as heroes. Very yummy (see my review for more details).
But now, let’s hear it from Lacy!
Marlene: Hi Lacy! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Lacy: Hello and thank you for having me here today as I am promoting my novella Waterfall! I live in the Pacific North West with my amazing husband and three kids. We have one dog and two beat fish. I have a day job at a global company in the IT field. Writing is my passion.
Marlene: Describe a typical day of writing? Are you a planner or pantser?
Lacy: I sit down with my coffee or tea. The coop dog (our Havana Silk Dog) cuddles up next to me and I read through and edit what I wrote last. From there I start writing again. I don’t plot or plan and when I have the story never followed the plan anyway.
Marlene: I noticed that you like to write on the hotter side of romance. What made you choose to write mostly on the more erotic side of the romance spectrum?
Lacy: I have always loved that heart pounding sensation I get when I would read a great steamy romance. When Amazon first started they had this feature that let you know the steam level of a romance book. I would always look for historical romance that rated above 8 on a 1-10 scale. When I started writing I was very nervous to write those scenes. The wonderful Sasha White gave a class on how to write sex scenes and from then forward I have been confident. Though I have to say I still get nervous when I know a sex scene is coming up in my story. I want to make sure that the scene is just as amazing as the stories I read.
Lacy: I did research about dragons a few years back. I did this as I was considering getting a dragon tattoo. I have yet to get that tattoo but I was fascinated by dragons in each culture. When I decided to write this story I wanted to make them different and so I used myth, culture, and fiction to create them.
Marlene: How does the world of Dragon’s Fate differ from our own history?
Lacy: Dragon’s Fate’s world is filled with wonder, fantasy, and magic.
Marlene: On your blog you have a page on “Historic Sex” devoted to sex words and phrases used before the 19th century. It’s absolutely fascinating (and hilarious). When did you start researching this and why? And what made you decide to post it?
Lacy: I stared researching when my writing ventured into the more steam side of romance. Sadly I could not find this information consolidated in one place. Because of that, I decided I needed to put my research up for others to use too. I am not perfect at it, I know there are words missing and maybe some that are questionable as to the age of their origin. But it is a good list.
Marlene: What projects do you have planned for the future? What is next on your schedule?
Lacy: I am currently working on the second story in the Dragon’s Fate series. Open Flame. After Dragon’s Fate is complete, I have an unfinished WIP that I am going to dive into.
Marlene: If you could pick one book to read again for the first time, what would it be?
Lacy: A hard question. I have several that I go back to again and again.
Marlene: What is your favorite thing about the writing experience and why?
Lacy: I love editing. Each pass I make through the story makes it come more and more to life.
Marlene: Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn’t know to ask?
Lacy: I have three tattoos. Woodblock inspired flowers on my hip, an owl , and a moon and cherry blossoms on my back.
Marlene: Morning person or night owl?
Lacy: I am a night owl by nature, but my day job tries to make me a morning person. I work for a global company and have to be awake for 7:30 am meetings at times.
Genre: Romance, Alternate Worlds, Paranormal, Steamy/Erotic
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Number of pages: 138
Word Count: 38K
Cover Artist: Kanaza http://www.kanaxa.com/
It’s easy to fall in love. Destiny requires tooth and claw.
Curses are designed to be cruel, but the one afflicting Jordan and his brothers is almost beyond bearing. A dragon born by blood magic, he is an immortal trapped in human form, with only one hope of finding his eternal mate. He must bite her—and pray she lives.
One dark night, he senses the wounded heartbeat of a woman in the shadows, begging him to end her life. Ever the gentleman, he chivalrously obliges her wish. Only to discover three days later that she lives. And has married another.
Celeste always dreamed of marrying for love, but the nightmare of living in her father’s home drives her to wed the Duke of Hudson. Yet on her wedding eve, she is compelled to follow a mysterious man who professes to know her secret. A man with curious blue scales on his muscular arms—whose shadowed eyes reflect a dangerous mix of destiny and desire…
Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, sex in water, four super-hot dragon brothers, and a curse born from magical power that has left them wondering who they are all their lives.