Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Spotlight is on a.c. Mason!

Spotlight Sunday with a.c. Mason
As the title hints to this is a Spotlight on moi, a.c. Mason! I’m going to answer questions to allow you to better get to know me. I’ve mentioned this before, but for those of you that weren’t there, I’ll say it again. I write fiction so treat everything I say accordingly. One last thing, I prefer to be a mystery wrapped in a conundrum veiled in the smoke of an enigma hidden behind the wizard’s curtain. But here is me opening up to you.

Do you have a milestone birthday coming up? If so, how are you approaching it?

June 15, 2011, is the two-year anniversary of publishing my first book Aequitas I Betrayal. It’s also the birthday of someone very dear to me, so I’ll probably go out to share some red wine and a fine meal.

What is your next big thing?

Surrendering To The Right Man will be the May 2011 Read For a Cure. Decadent is donating that months proceeds and so am I. I’m thrilled to take part in this initiative. My grandmother died of cancer and my mother survived her pre-cancer cell treatments. It’s a cause very dear to me.

What do you think makes a good story?

A must have for me is compelling characters, interesting dilemmas and a unique twists on what’s been done. If an author can shift my perception of a character or life situation, I think they have achieved the ultimate.

Tell us about your current release.

SURRENDERING TO THE RIGHT MAN is an Erotic Interracial Contemporary Romance here’s the premise.

Indy Kent is caught between what she once felt and what she can’t accept feeling. On one side of her emotional dilemma is Liam her best friend and the other his brother Tim. Add to that secrets, passion, and love and you have a woman who needs to Surrender To The Right Man. But which one, Liam or Tim? You’ll need to read the novella to find out.

How do you develop your plots and your characters? Do you use any set formula?

Algebra and I never got on, but I do notice an algorithm to my writing. I start with an image or a scene and the notion of the characters. From there I construct the conflict and add in accordingly to get the result.

SURRENDERING TO THE RIGHT MAN will be released on April 22nd, 2011.

I hope you’ll pick it up!

To learn more about a.c. Mason at


Maureen said...

Algebra! Run away! Run away! ;-)

a.c. MASON said...

It is scary.

Thanks for stopping in Maureen.


Valerie Mann said...

Hi a.c.~ as I follow the trends on All Romance for bestselling books, the multicultural ones are always at the top. I'm predicting yours will be a huge seller (not to mention, the cover is hot!). Great blog (I took a sneak peek prior to posting, LOL).

a.c. MASON said...

Lol as the Goddess of the blog you get to do that. Thanks Valerie.

I hope readers will enjoy Indy’s journey as much as I did writing it.


Kary said...

As writers I think we like our characters to be in the spotlight not us. You did well and it was nice getting to know you.

Congratulations on you upcoming release and anniversary.

Penelope said...

Two thumbs up! I will drop by to purchase Surrendering during RFaC - Wish for me some time to read it. :)
SSP ;)

a.c. MASON said...

Thanks Kary.

It is more fun talking about the characters and the stories.


a.c. MASON said...

Thanks Penelope, Goddess of word recovery!

Maybe you could read it poolside. Lol!


Lisa Kumar said...

Very nice interview, even though you hate the spotlight! I think a lot of writers would like to stay hidden away in their cave rather than talk about themselves.

Congrats on the upcoming new release, Mason.

a.c. MASON said...

Thanks Lisa.

Mine is an evil lair. I even have few hot tied up men in there. Shhhh.


Daryl said...

Love your description of yourself - it fits me to a T. Interesting how writers can create fantastic worlds, great characters and spell-binding stories -- but please let us live in our little dark caves.

Jenna Jaxon said...

Good job with the non-disclosure disclosure interview, Mason! But I did get a better sense of you regardless. And the book sounds great. It will be on my list for RFaC month.

D'Ann said...

Super interview!

a.c. MASON said...

Thanks Daryl.

It’s kind of hard to hide in plain sight. A lampshade and curtains help. : D


Toni Kelly said...

a.c. Mason, looking forward to this book. Need my fix of a hearty plot and lots of twists. Nice of you to come out of your evil lair to chat. I enjoyed it!

a.c. MASON said...

Thanks Jenna.

Non-disclosure, disclosure... It’s one of my favorite things about English. It’s an attribute of the language, I always endeavor to master.


a.c. MASON said...

Thanks D’Ann.


a.c. MASON said...

Thanks Satcy.

Mum's the word on the plot twisting stuff. We got to keep that on the DL.


Marianne Harden said...

Cleverly said, Mason. (Did anyone else have to look up algorithm?) Any who, here's to wonderful sales for a great book and a great cause. Good luck!!

a.c. MASON said...

Thanks MM.