Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Author, author... all about it !!

Today we have the fantastic author,
Sorcha Mowbray!!

Hi Sorcha, so great to see you today !!  Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I’m an office dweller by day and an author by night…or whenever I squeeze some time in. I have a husband and two cats…we’re thinking about kids. Maybe.

What did you want to be when you were growing up or did you always want to be a writer?

I wanted to be a dancer. I studied classical ballet, modern, and jazz well into college. Went to school on a scholarship, even. Then I got hurt and had to figure something else out.

When did you first start writing?

Well, I’ve always dabbled at it. In junior high a friend of mine and I would pass our own version of the Sweet Valley High stories back and forth taking turns writing the next chapter or section. Then I got back into writing as an adult. I worked at a Mergers & Acquisitions firm where things came in waves. Sometimes we were busy and sometimes all I did was surf the internet. So, I started writing because I couldn’t find any romance books that lit me up anymore and I needed to keep my typing skills up.

What is a typical writing day like for you? 

Typical writing day? What’s that? Ha! I write when and where I can. In a slow meeting at work (sshhh!!!), on my Kindle Fire while getting an oil change, or on my laptop on the couch while the DH yells at his favorite sports team. When I’m really lucky—ahem, football season—I get a full 8-10 hour day and I will sit and write all day long.

Do you have an specific routine you follow or specific items you need with you when you write?

Nope. I have learned to be really flexible. As long as I have done my initial plotting I’m good to go.

What is your favorite part of writing?  Is there anything you don’t like about being a writer?

I love writing the first draft. It’s like reading a book for the first time. It’s all new and shiny and you never know where things will lead. The editing is my least favorite part. You reach a point where you feel like if you look at the story one more time you might actually puke. Otherwise most of it is fun. Even the marketing is fun to a point. Everything in moderation!

What is your favorite length of book to write?  (Short story, novella, full length novel) Why?

I like all three. I know, not the answer you wanted, right? Well, each has its challenges and its advantages. I love the quick win of a short story and the challenge of packing in a full story in a short space. Sort of the same for a novella. Full length is a bit more challenging for me believe it or not, but I do enjoy writing that length too. You have so much more room to play with the plot and torture the characters. I think, however, my sweetspot is running in the 40-60K range. More category length. I’ve got a few ideas planned for that length.

How does your family feel about your writing and you being an author?

Well, my mom loves it. She got me started reading romances. My dad is supportive and just wants me to be happy. My husband is supportive too, although I think it has turned into a bigger time investment than either of us ever expected. So, while he loves that I am pursuing my dream I think the reality is we have to work hard to find a balance that works for us. I tend toward the obsessively focused type of personality and forget to do things like shower, eat, clean the bathroom, or talk to my husband. *grins*

Is there a to-be-read waiting on your bedside table?

No. The pile wouldn’t fit. LOL! My Kindle is bursting it’s circuits with all the books I want to read that are waiting. I just finished Shadow Rising by Cassi Carver, which I loved! Gotta go grab the next book in that series.

For fun, I have a few personal questions, 

Favorite 5

1)    Favorite Holiday Christmas

2)    Favorite Drink Vodka, OJ, Raspberry Puree, shake, and add a straw.

3)    Favorite Author Nnnnooo!!!! I can’t even begin to list them all!

4)    Favorite Book Seriously? That’s like asking me to eat just one potato chip. Not. Gonna. Happen.

5)    Favorite Animal I love cats and dogs…way too hard to pick.

And for a bonus:  What is a typical mood for you?  And is your mood different when you’re writing?

I’m typically in a good mood. But with anything—writing, work, whatever—I can get very focused and then I block out everything. If I get interrupted I can be a bit…uh…cranky. Yeah, we’ll go with cranky.

Where can our readers find you?? 




Is there an upcoming release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?
Strangely. I don’t. I think this is the first time in like a year I haven’t had something in the queue.

How about a currently available release?

Mergers & Acquistions

Sorcha Mowbray


Shannon Pearce is an acquisitions specialist who helps businesses buy other businesses. Her latest project has left her fantasizing about her provocative client with nothing but BOB to ease her ache. After closing the deal successfully she is faced with another proposition of a very personal nature.

Dalton Granger can’t get his very sexy acquisition specialist out of his head. For weeks he has been tormented by the idea of not only having her in his bed, but at his mercy. What dom doesn’t fantasize about a sensual, submissive woman? But, can she let go long enough to relax and give him the control he craves? If she does, will she dance along the edge of passion with him and push her own boundaries?


Decadent Publishing | Amazon | B&N | | ARe |
 Coffee Time Romance | Authorgraph

Excerpt #1

Alone with the person who occupied too much of her thoughts Shannon prepared herself for the final onslaught of Dalton Granger’s potent sexuality. The man exuded confidence and lust, filling the air around him with an aphrodisiac of the finest quality.

“Congratulations, Mr. Granger. You made an excellent buy.” She focused on collecting the documents to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to document the purchase of DiGiCode, a publicly traded company. Stock prices would go through the roof once the market opened on Monday morning.

“I did indeed. I know a good thing when I see it.” The deep resonance of his voice worked its way past her protective layers of clothing to twist and pull at her nipples, as though his fingers danced across her skin. How the hell did he do that?

Clutching her paperwork to her chest as a shield, she looked at him. Really looked at him. His dark brown hair and black walnut eyes made for an intimidating pairing, heightened by his physical mass. At six-foot-one or maybe two, Dalton existed as a superior specimen of the male form. Under the finely tailored suits he favored, he hid a body in excellent shape. The one time she’d gotten a hint of his masculine perfection had come the day before when her stiletto snagged in a grate on the street as they walked to lunch. She tottered, sure to collide with the unforgiving pavement. Instead the iron bands of his arms snaked out to catch her, pulling her hard against his muscled chest. She’d gasped in shock, from both the near miss and the current of desire winging through her from the close contact.

Before, she’d relied on her imagination in her fantasies of the compelling man. Now, she had a wealth of sensory data to put to erotic use. Last night her dreams had included powerful biceps, a well-muscled chest, and the man’s scent. Whatever cologne he wore should be traded as liquid gold on the market. The fresh, clean smell devastated a girl’s senses and played hell on her concentration.

Hence the long, drawn out silence as he ate her up with his eyes. Without a doubt, he made her feel like a good thing. “It would seem that way. Well, I’m sure you are eager to go celebrate your purchase.”

She edged around the formidable threat to her good intentions. Two steps from escape, he reached out and grabbed her upper arm. Her body ignited. The crotch of her thong soaked through, verging on saturation. Her nipples poked through the delicate blouse as though they could escape their confinement. Her toes curled in her high heels. All that, and he hadn’t even kissed her.
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Sorcha, thank you so much for sharing yourself with our readers and I think I've found my new favorite drink!  Speaking of delicious... Mergers & Acquisitons sounds like a delectable read.
Readers, make sure you get your copy today !!!
Until next time, happy reading !

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