June 2012 – Stormy Glenn Interview and Giveaway

Questions straight from the Heart (we are burning to know!)

An interview by the poolside with the very talented Stormy Glenn, conducted by Kevin. Oh look at those sexy men! Sorry! Let’s begin…

 

1. What inspired the idea behind “Sunshine’s Kisses”? LOL… it actually started out with an idea I had about an isolated pack of wolves, which I hope to expand on at later date because not all of the ideas that I had were included in this story. But, the basic idea was what if there was a pack of wolves that didn’t know all of the rules about being wolves? The fey thing came later.

2. How did you come up with the title? I love endearments. I call my hubby everything from sweetie to pumpkin to baby doll. Of course, my hubby returns that by calling me baby and darling…so I’m pretty happy. It just seemed right for Jesse to call Sam “sunshine” because he felt like Sam’s laugh brought out the sunshine. And, that’s kind of where the name came from… “sunshine’s kiss” as in the sun coming out and kissing someone’s skin.

3. How did you choose the genre you write in? I think it was a combination of things. The people I have known in my past and present, combined with some wonderful authors I have met along my journey, and the need to show the world that everyone deserves a happy ending.

4. What made you bring about male pregnancies in your books? LOL… I have no idea. It just kind of happened. I never know what I am writing until I write it. Seriously, like sometimes sentence to sentence. I kind of find out what is going on in the story as I type the words. If it starts to head toward male pregnancy, that’s what I write, and that’s where some of my stories go.

5. Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published? Um… not yet. I’m kind of the mind that I will write what feels right and then find the publisher to take it if my current publishers don’t want it. So far, so good. I’ve had pretty good dealings with my current publishers and if there is a problem with anything I write, they let me know.

6. What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? There have been a couple actually. As for the toughest, it is when reviewers (professional or reader) attack me as a person when they don’t like something I write. I fully realize that not everyone is going to like everything I write. That’s kind of a given in the writing world. And that’s fine. But, it’s wrong to attack me personally. I don’t attack readers for having no tact or being rude, and sometimes downright mean. I feel it is everyone’s right to feel the way they do. But, that also means I don’t have to listen to it either, so, I usually try and ignore people that are rude and only acknowledge constructive criticism. I’m not perfect by any means and I won’t be able to put out a book that everyone loves every single time.

What has been the best compliment? That is a hard one to answer because there have been a lot of special moments for me as a writer. Some of the ones I remember the most is readers that have written me and told me that my books have helped them get through a tough time or that it has made them understand that they deserve to be happy just like everyone else, gay or straight. I even had a reader contact me to tell me that one of my books helped change the views of their family toward their sexual preferences. That was kind of a stunner but it made me very happy.

7. Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers? Never give up, no matter how long it takes. Learn from every experience, and write what you love. Remember that every book, every submission and edit, is a learning experience. Never become a diva because without readers, editors, cover artists, publishers, etc, you’re just someone typing words on a piece of paper.

Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans? Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have the world’s most fantastic readers. They have helped me understand my craft better, brainstormed with me, sent me words of encouragement during hard times (especially when my son passed away in April of this year), and let me know that I am more than just a name at the bottom of a cover. My readers are the bomb!

8. Do you take suggestions on books or ideas from your fans? Always. I may not use them but I always read them and take them under consideration. I love brainstorming with my readers in my yahoo group. They have so many wonderful ideas and are able to help me a lot when I get stuck or need a fresh idea.

9. What project are you working on now? Uh… how much time do you have? Seriously, have you seen my Work in Progress page? I think I have at least 25 stories there and double that in my own files. That doesn’t even include story ideas or starter stories. The biggest things I am working on right now is the sequel “The Cat’s Meow” (Assassin’s Pride 1) which is at 27,000 words as of today, and Wolf Creek Pack 10, which I just started. I’d like to get going on “Tribal Bonds 4” pretty soon as well as the next “Spaced Out For Love” story. After that, or before that depending on how loudly the characters scream at me, I’d like to write the next “McCaffrey Men” story. And just today, I finally finished “A Sub Worth Saving” although it has been renamed “More Than A Pet”. From there, who knows? I certainly don’t I just write what the voices in my head tell me to…LOL.

10. Is there anything you would like to add? I hope everyone enjoys my next book “Sweet Oblivion”. This is my first foray into writing a 1st person book. It came to me with the opening sentence “Can you say yum?” And it exploded from there. I had a lot of fun writing it but it was definitely a different experience as I have only written in 3rd person my entire writing career. I’d really like to hear people’s opinions on this new style, not that I am going to stop writing in my old style, but drop me a line and let me know what you think.

Stormy’s short bio

I’m a writer of Erotic, Contemporary, Elf, Fantasy, Futuristic, M/M, Ménage a Trois, Paranormal, Sci/Fi, Shifter, Suspense, Vampire, and Werewolf Romances. I’m currently published with Siren Publishing, Torquere Press, Noble Romance Publishing, and Silver Publishing.
I create stories, romances, and dreams because that’s what I believe in. I also believe the only thing sexier than a man in cowboy boots is two, or three men in cowboy boots. I believe in love at first sight, soul mates, true love, and happy endings and that’s what I like to write about.

 

Leave a comment for Stormy before 6/7/12 for a chance to win a copy of either Sweet Oblivion or  Sunshine’s Kiss! 

 

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27 Comments

  1. I love your books, and the interview was great. Please count me in the drawing, I would love to have either book!

  2. Thanks for the very interesting interview. Please put my name into the hat as well. Thanks

  3. Good interview guys. Count me in the draw pls

  4. Wow you’re a busy busy writer. I love the few books of yours I’ve read and it’s more of an acquiring of your backlist that’s slowing me down. I love stories where love is the most important thing.

  5. jessica canoto

    stormy first let me say i love all your books haven’t found one i don’t like nex’t am sorry for your loss it’s hard losing a child my daughter is battling cancer and every moment is special i loved sweet oblivion i hope you write more on the brothers to me it doesn’t matter if a person is gay stright or transgender as long as they are happy and find their soulmates it melts my heart thank you for always remembering your readers i will see you at the romance convention jessica canoto

  6. I love your books and probably have almost everyone of them. I can not wait to read Sunshine’s Kiss and Sweet Oblivion!!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

  7. Hey Stormy!!! I absolutely love all of your books. I’m constantly amazed by your writing. I wonder what it’s like in your head. Your story ideas keep me spellbound in each book. I can’t wait to read Sunshine’s Kiss or Sweet Oblivion.

  8. I would love to read either book. Stormy is a new author and I always love that

  9. Great interview. Please put my name in the hat so to speak. You are rocking the mm world with your writing sweets.

  10. Stormy—Great interview. Please put my name in the hat so to speak. You are rocking the mm world with your writing sweets.

  11. Stormy,

    You are one of the few authors who is a must buy for me. I will give up a meal to have one for your books. By the way having lunch with you last year at GRL was one of the highlights of my trip.

    Hugs
    Theresa

  12. Love your characters, Stormy. They are the reason I buy every book I get squeeze into my budget.

  13. Count me in the drawing please. Thanks! 🙂

  14. Sounds great. I’ll be checking out your other books as well.

  15. I like your books quite a bit. Sunshines Kisses sounds awesome! Please count me in. Thanks, Michelle

  16. I have read several of your books…most several times. Love them! Awesome interview too!!

  17. Laura Aleman Striplin

    Really appreciate your works. It seems as if I am always re reading one of your books.

  18. Love the interview. Please count me in the drawing, I would love to have either book! Love all you work.

  19. Love your books Stormy! Great interview.

  20. Love all your books, and I cannot wait for more to come in the future.

  21. I have both of those stories in eBook format and loved both stories (I’ve already re-read both stories several times, LOL)…well, I love all of your stories! You’re one talented writer! You and Ms Hagen’s like my all time favorite erotica writers! Love both your writing styles…simple and charismatic…and can totally relate to your characters.

    Hope you never stop writing and maybe you should think about releasing a new story twice a week…I can’t get enough of your storytelling! 🙂

    Love the interview. 🙂

  22. Hi Ms. Glenn,
    I would like to say that I really like your books. I just finished Sweet Oblivion (Sorry if I spelled that wrong haha) and I really loved it. Your first foray in 1st person was successful. 🙂 I would love to win Sunshines Kisses.
    Thank you so much for being a great writer,
    Samantha

  23. I absolutely love your books. I always look forward to seeing what you will come up with next.

  24. Hello, awesome interview. Please count me in the drawing either book would be awesome.

  25. Denise Schmidt

    Last year for my birthday, which is June 12, a friend of mine purchased ‘Full Moon Mating’ for me as a gift. Needless to say I wasn’t able to put the book down, and have since then been unable to put down any of your books that I begin to read, on any given day. With that one book alone, you have become one of the few writers that I literally try to keep track of day to day, just to see if they have a new book coming out soon. (Might I also add how happy I am to see your continuing Wolf Creek Pack? Between that and True Blood Mate, those are my favorite series!) Anyhow, I think I’m starting to ramble here, so let me just end this by saying.. Thank YOU for everything you’ve given us, and I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for your readers within the future!

  26. Who won?

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