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I love romance and writing it is one of my greatest pleasures. Along with writing romance, I love sitting back and talking with authors that love romance just as much as I do. Since I've been reading romance since I was sixteen years old I am a book lover that still reads lots of books in a month. So, weekly I will also post my book picks. They may be picks that are new releases or maybe a favorite book of mine. On this blog you will see books featured by ALL romance genres.




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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Scandalous Heroes: Yvette Hines Interview

As readers who have seen, bought and read several boxedsets with multiple authors, I'm sure you wonder, how did the author chose their particular story? or why did this author decide to do a box set? or What's the purpose?. Well, I'm bringing you those answers.

Today, I (Author Di Topaz) present to you, Yvette Hines, the author of "Sieged by Rym" in Scandalous Heroes...

I have the distinct pleasure to introduce the woman of the day. She was born in San Diego, CA and later moved to the Tidewater area. So, yes she has lived coast to coast. We met while attending College in Southern VA. We spent hours reading and laughing; at ourselves mostly. You see Yvette spends most of her time blazing the sheets. Now get you minds out of the gutter there will be plenty of time for that later. She believes that every woman should have a determined hero that is on the prowl and discover they were designed for love. A man in her life bold enough to steal the bride, because he knew he had to have and to hold her. Eventually finding themselves taking the marriage clause. I know that seems slightly sinful but the fire and desire they would share, would be as sweet as cinnamon buns with sensual chocolate. In the end her hero would continue over the years to pleasure his queen keeping her SASSE for life! It is with great pleasure to introduce to some and present to others Yvette Hines.

They picked the wrong warrior cat to abduct. Rym never liked being ordered about so when he discovers his freedom is weighed against his agreement to breed with Krysteena, he practically purrs at the chance to prove to the beauty who’s truly in charge and escape.

Di: Tell me how you came up with the plot for your story in the Scandalous Hero boxed set.

Yvette: I can get a romance idea from anything. Especially since I enjoy writing shifter stories. One of my close friends has two cats. They are clever and funny. One day we were laughing at something the cats were doing and I thought aloud, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if Remington (her male cat) was really a big cat from another planet cursed to be on earth? That truly he was a massive powerful, strong cat on his planet?' We laughed about it, but that night when I went to sleep a story was born. I do a lot of dream plotting. I guess my muse likes to work when I'm sleep.

Di: Is your story connected to a series you write?

Yvette: No. It is not. Even though I would hate for these two worlds to fade away. At the moment I have not conceived of a series…but don’t get my muse ,SHE, started, because in a blink she will have started some intergalactic sensual saga.

Di: What was the most challenging scene to write?

Yvette: The arena battle scene. I spent hours and days watching different gladiator type films…especially the fight scenes. I wanted it to be gripping but more importantly I wanted the sensuality. The hero and heroine in Sieged by Rym are not fighting to the death but fighting to have a life together that is balanced in mutual respect and power. They need to learn to give and take in that arena and admire each others strengths. Anytime there is a strong female in a story I think it is important that she doesn’t ‘dwarf’ the hero; that even as she is strong and determined he is not emasculated.

Di: Why did you choose to join the Scandalous Heroes boxed set with these 8 other authors?

Yvette: By now, since mine is the last interview, you have met all the other 8 authors (Aliyah Burke, Bridget Midway, Sienna Mynx, Erosa Knowles, Pepper Pace, Serenity King, Latrivia S. Nelson and Tiana Laveen). They are ladies I have known, watched and applauded for years. Even though a few of them I didn’t meet until last year. Not to say that there are not a lot more multicultural authors that I would not have stepped into a box set with, because there of many, but it was the right time and moment for this group. They all had a heart not only to present a gift to their readers, but to reach out to connect with new readers and on top of that support the other authors with them in the set. What more could I ask for? The best part about it was as I spoke with each author to ask them about coming together to show unity in the multicultural romance community NONE of them hesitated. Proving what I already knew about them.

Di: What do you want the readers/romance world to take away from the collection once they read it? 

Yvette: For the readers I want them to see that they don’t have to choose between authors. They can cheer, support and read all of us. There is no animosity between us, but unity. For the romance world I want authors to see and recognize the benefit of supporting other authors. Cross-promoting is not a bad word. It doesn’t diminish you to post, tweet, share or even gift your readers with a book by another author…it elevates you. I have two saying I use to fellow authors, ‘no one is greater than anyone else’ and ‘we rise and fall together’. What each authors does in the multicultural genre affects us all.


SCANDALOUS HEROES COLLECTION GIVES READER THE KIND OF BAD BOYS WOMEN LOVE—This collection includes best sellers of USA Today and Amazon Top 100 Authors whose stories reflect the diversity of romance such as contemporary, mafia drama, urban lit, BDSM to paranormal and sci-fi. These authors have taken the time to pen new full length and original stories for the readers only found in this collection for a limited time. Collection stats: 1,857 pages/485,737 word count. Total retail value: $35.91


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