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Quintette of Questions: Viveka Portman


Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s interview is with Viveka Portman!

Viveka Portman

Wicked Confessions1.     What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton. It wasn’t hard to chose a title: all my stories are diaries or confessions of a particular character so the titles evolve naturally.

2.     If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

I think Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian/Dorian Grey) would make a lovely Lord Stanton. He’d have to smile more though, because Lord Stanton is quick to laugh.

3.     What five words best describe your story?

Is four OK? Different, Sexy, Regency, Diary.

4.     Who is your favourite fictional couple?

I absolutely adore Mr Theophilus Mirkwood and Martha Russell in A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant. It is currently my favourite book. They are the most unlikely of couples but the author simply makes it work – and has recreated the regency norms beautifully. I highly recommend it!

5.     What song always makes you cry?

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack. It’s beautiful, and perpetually on my muse-music list.

About Viveka:

Viveka PortmanViveka Portman  has  bachelor degree in anthropology and uses it to weave historical fact into fiction and create lively, realistic and thrilling tales, sure to titillate and engage the most discerning reader. Considered an upstanding member of society, Viveka does not make a habit of eavesdropping, gossiping or making vulgar displays of impropriety — except, that is, in writing.

The Wicked Confessions of Lady Cecelia Stanton is due for release 1st December 2013 – but is up for pre-order at:

Would you like to answer a Quintette interview? Email me at nmharrisheart@gmail.com!

Quintette of Questions: Tamsin Baker

Quintette asks writers five quick questions: and the first interviewee for Adventurous Hearts is Tamsin Baker!

Tamsin Baker

Impossible Desires1.     What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

My latest erotic romance is Impossible Desires, and to be honest it was titled within the first two pages. The characters both have (especially the hero) what I would consider impossible desires for the era, so it was named pretty quickly.

2.     If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

I suck at these questions!… ahhh.. I love Rachel Weisz and she would be a great Eleanor. For Patrick… Hmmm. Let’s go with Chris Pine.

3.     What five words best describe your story?

Daring; Strange; Passionate; Short; Romantic

4.     Who is your favourite fictional couple?

Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall/Fraser, most definitely!

5.     What song always makes you cry?

Hmmm, Hallelujah is a pretty good one. And my favourite song is Same Love which brings a tear to my eye on a regular basis.

About Tamsin:

Tamsin BakerTamsin Baker is an Aussie girl who only discovered erotic romance ten months ago. Before that she read sexy romance, skipping the plot and looking for the ‘good bits’. Since then she has written and obtained thirty contracts of varying lengths for her erotic romance and erotica novels. She absolutely loves reading and writing it! She has two other jobs, kids and a hubby too – but writing is a passion that she has to indulge for fear of insanity.

M/M is a passion of hers so even when she writes ménage, there is always an M/M story. She particularly enjoys writing female dommes, but she loves experimenting in all genres. She is learning to write and read more, one step at a time. Soon, she’ll have stories published in every sub-genre of erotic romance – well that’s her aim anyway.

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