Saturday, September 03, 2005

Q&A with PAULA QUINN


Can you tell us about your new book?

LORD OF DESIRE (August 2005, Warner Forever) is the story of a powerful Norman warrior whose heart has been betrayed by love, and a fiery Saxon beauty who must become a warrior to heal his heart and win his love. When Lady Brynna Dumont is ordered to marry the man who defeated her father in battle or face expulsion from her home, she is devastated.  Lord Brand the Passionate isn't interested in marriage either. A betrayal has robbed him of his trust in love. But spirited Brynna has a way of getting under his skin. Determined to stay in the only home she has ever known, Brynna knows she must fight harder than her father...on a battlefield of a very different nature. But can her passion heat Brand's wounded heart before the woman who betrayed him returns to finish what she started?

What was your favorite part about writing this book?

I loved feeling all the emotions in this book. There's so much life and passion in Brand and Brynna beneath the surface. Getting to really know them was incredible. My absolute favorite part about writing this book though, was writing about William the Conqueror. Every time he walked into a scene he came alive and made me laugh.

If this book was made into a movie, who would you pick to star in it?

 Great question! I think I'd like someone who isn't well known to play William. I'd love Kate Winslet for Brynna, and Brand? No question about it...Gerard Butler. Then again, he'd have to be in almost all of my movies.

What are you working on right now?

Lord Of Seduction.  It's the third book in the Risande series.  Lord Of Temptation (book two) is due out in February '06.

Where do you get your ideas?

Most of the time they just come to me. Sometimes a character is born from a beautiful song I hear, sometimes they just pop in and say "Hi, have I got a story for you!" I really have to be inspired to write. Luckily there are many things that inspire me.

What is the best advice you could give an aspiring writer?

Keep writing. Don't give up. Believe in yourself.  Read as much as you can.

What is your favorite movie of all time?

Can I pick two? I have two all time favorites. The Count Of Monte Cristo, with James Caviezel and King Arthur with Clive Owen.

Favorite book?

It's a 3-way tie.

1. The Lions Of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
2. Yours Until Dawn  by Teresa Medeiros
3. The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams

Favorite television show?

Don't laugh. Charmed. Love it!

Favorite author?

Guy Gavriel Kay

If you were stranded on a deserted island with one person, living or dead, who would you like it to be?

Wow, another great question.  My husband.

If on that island you could only listen to 2 CDs, what would they be?

Finally, a two-fer! Ok, ummm, a really fantastic CD I found and ordered on the Internet called Pipin' Hot by Weavers Of the Tartan (It's Scottish, if you haven't guessed, and completely incredible) and Linkin Park - Live in Texas...sooo good.

If you weren't a writer, what would you like to do for a living?

Tough one. A veterinarian probably. If I knew how to play an instrument, a musician. 

What are a few of your favorite websites?

Electric Scotland holds over 20,000 pages of Scottish History and Clans

Romance Reader at Heart

Manhattan Herps

Heartstrings Reviews - Romantic Fiction E-Zine - New & Archived Reviews



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