Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Strawberries never got hotter!

by Dominique Eastwick

Tell us about your next release.  Strawberry Kisses is an installment in the 1Night Stand Series. It’s about a Sexy Accountant and a rubenesque Game Designer and there need for some serious sex. J I am so very thrilled to be working with Decadent Publishing.

Do you believe in ghosts?  Hell yeah, I used to work in the Theatre and all Theatres have ghosts we even leave the ‘Ghost Light’ on so it’s never dark.

What is the hardest part of writing your books?  Honestly it’s the sex scenes I never think they are very hot. I always worry readers are going to fall asleep reading them.

Where do you research for your books?
   If I can go to the place in person, I do.  If not on the internet or I talk with people who know the material.  Researching is one of my favorite things to do.
Do you play games? What kind?  Yes World of Warcraft, I am a level 85 Human Rogue…After all Rogues do it from behind… okay really I am a serious geek.
What was the scariest moment of your life?  There were two; the first was running my little Mazda hatchback under an 18 wheeler.  The second was when my son was born and I didn’t get to see him for 45 minutes while they were working on him across the room.

What books have most influenced your life?   To Kill a Mockingbird and Pride and Prejudice. Mockingbird because it was the book the made me love to read, I was so drawn in by the story and by the characters that I couldn’t put it down. Pride and Prejudice because it’s a classic and as a former costume designer I love Historical pieces and I just fell in love with Mr. Darcy.

What are you passionate about these days? Cord Blood Donations, it’s a life saving thing that we just throw out because people aren’t informed or hospitals can’t be bothered to have staff on hand who know how to collect it.

 Do you have any suggestions for beginning writers?   If so, what are they?
Don’t ever give up.  Listen to those around you who have become published, don’t say “But (insert name of famous author here) head hops or does this,” except the fact that as new writers we don’t enjoy the luxury of best selling been in the business forever authors. Far no but no one said this business was far. They also need to be open for critiques and changes, And most important join the Aspiring Romance Writers Group on FB, yahoo loops and webs
 What hobbies do you actively pursue?
Photography would be the big one, I always wanted to be a photographer.

  Find Dominique at:  http://dominiqueeastwick.com



Jessica E. Subject said...

Great advice Dominique! I look forward to reading Strawberry Kisses.

Maureen said...

I love your title! Had a ballroom dance instructor who used to use the word "strawberries" as her sexy word of the night. Husband and I still laugh about it and use it that way! ;-)

P. Kirby said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the few books that I was forced to read in high school that I actually liked. Great book, always timely.

And hurray for girl geeks!

Valerie Mann said...

Dominique's book is fun and sexy and tells a great story of a normal girl who gets her man. I had fun editing it!

Hales said...

That book looks fantasticand I've read a lot of your work Dominique :) Can't wait to add this one on!

Barbara Elsborg said...

With you on the sex scenes, Dominique. I really have to be in the right mood to write them - and no, not that sort of mood!!!

Starla Kaye said...

I can't wait to read this book either. And I'm looking forward to having you on my blog July 13. Wednesdays with Starla Kaye, http://starlakaye.com

JoAnne Kenrick said...

Strawberry Kisses sounds like a fab read, and you and i need to get together and swap ghost stories one of these days!

Dominique Eastwick said...

Thank you everyone I am so thrilled to be a part of Dacadent and 1NS.