Hello everyoneJ We have a new face at my place this week ~ please welcome Renea Mason, paranormal erotic romance author of Symphony of Light and Winter, book 1 from her Symphony of Light Series.
Renea, thanks so much for being the featured author this week – your post gives us some insight into you, your life, and your writing career. Wow, hugs for working through your challenges and being such an inspiration for us all
Take it away Renea Mason…
What types of challenges do you have to overcome to bring your characters to life?
If you've ever read an interview with me, it shouldn't come as a surprise that being an author was not something I pursued, it chose me. I'm thankful for this turn of fate, but destiny didn't bother to look to see what else I had going on.
Managing a writing career while continuing another established career, raising two preschool-aged boys and a marriage is challenging enough, but when you throw in the management of a chronic illness, it adds another level of complication.
In January, the ten-year anniversary of my Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis, came and went. Over time, the management of my condition has become second nature, but since I'm forever pushing my boundaries, the annoyance, pain, and frustration always lingers. The important thing is not to let it win. Keep pushing forward. I often tell my husband that slowing down is not an option--I risk learning just how bad it sucks, so I always keep insanely busy.
I still have many years in my other career, but I will continue to write stories for my readers. I haven't yet crossed the threshold to forty yet, so it will be sometime before I'll be sitting in my pajama's pumping out the twentieth installment of Symphony of Light. But thanks to my saint of a husband, I'll keep the tidbits coming.
Even though I enjoy writing deliciously smutty stories about supernatural sex gods, I suspect that someday I'll be using all I've learned for something far greater. Until then it's possible that I may have been handed the perfect retirement strategy for someone with limitations but lacks the ability to sit still. Gifts often come in the strangest packages.
What are your challenges?
About the Author:
Renea Mason writes steamy romances to help even out the estrogen to testosterone imbalance caused by living in a house full of men.
When she isn’t putting pen to paper crafting sensual stories filled with supernatural lovers, she spends time with her beyond-supportive husband, two wonderful sons and three loving but needy cats.
Her debut novel, Symphony of Light and Winter, finished second for Best New Paranormal Series of 2013 in Paranormal Cravings’ Battle of the Books and received a third place award for Best New Paranormal Romance of 2013 in The Paranormal Romance Guild’s Reviewers Choice Awards.
Renea is a member of Romance Writers of America, The Paranormal Romance Guild and The Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal subchapter of the Romance Writers of America.
She is also a founding member of Coffee Talk Writers and the Coffee Talk website–a site designed to support established writers and foster new talent.
Symphony of Light and Winter
Symphony of Light
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Release Date: 06/21/2013
Word Count: 88,375
Page Count: 389
One woman. Seven men. All bound by one man’s undying devotion.
Fundraiser Linden Hill has a knack for reading people. She always knows which conversations will put a prospect at ease, which drink will loosen a patron’s lips—or his wallet, and how cleavage will make a donor sweeten the deal. She’s even foreseen her dateless weekends four hundred and sixty-four times in a row.
But ten years after watching life drain from her former mentor’s and first love’s eyes, her skills for divining the predictable are lost. When Cyril returns, he’s still gorgeous, but this time he’s beyond human, far less dead, and pissed. His lack of memory drives him to desperate acts, and his turbulent re-acquaintance with Linden pulls her into his war with a creature hell-bent on his destruction. His group of six supernatural men share a tantalizing secret, but despite the hunger, it’s love that leads her to sacrifice everything to save him…
3rd Place – Best Paranormal Romance
Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewers Choice
2nd Place – Best New Paranormal Series
Paranormal Cravings Battle of the Books
“Renea Mason’s book has everything you could want—a unique world, a panty dropping alpha male, a gripping plot and seamless writing that would never let on this was her first novel.”- lbookbliss.com
“If you love Alexandra Ivy, Lara Adrian, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lynsay Sands, Laura Wright, and all those other amazing paranormal authors that I absolutely love with all my heart…then you will LOVE Renea Mason and her brand new “Symphony of Light” Series.” - BookReadsandReviews.com
“Linden is a feisty woman who is not afraid to stand up to Cyril, in spite of not knowing exactly what he is capable of. The book is keeps your interest throughout. I recommend this book and hope that the next in the series comes out soon.” -Paranormalromanceguild.com
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