Robyn Bachar has teamed up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her new book, Sunsinger. As part of her book tour, Robyn will be giving away a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. See the bottom of this post for more information.
Now enjoy this quick interview with Robyn.
Describe a day in your life as an author.
Well, it’s not very glamorous, but here it is:
I wake up, come downstairs and am greeted by my puppy, who attempts to maul my fur-lined slippers like there are live squirrels attached to my feet. I yell for help until my mother rescues me (because the puppy only listens to her.) (No, seriously. When I give a command, the puppy turns to my mother for confirmation of whether she should obey.) Once free, I go straight for the coffee.
Coffee in hand, I head to my desk and check the Internet. Usually Twitter first, to find out whether @CathyPegau and @SherylNantus are also online and similarly caffeinated. The puppy then decides that if I am awake enough to Internet, then I must be awake enough to walk her, and she chews on me until said walk happens. I walk the puppy until she is worn out, and then while she naps I attempt to write, edit, proofread, blog, answer email, and do as much writing-related stuff I can manage before I need to leave for my night job.
I spend the evening at my night job, selling donuts. No, really. I also bake cookies, pies and bread, which is as close to my dream of becoming a French pastry chef as I can currently get. I love baking, so getting paid to bake is pretty cool. If there are double chocolate muffins or coconut-topped donuts left at the end of the night I give into the temptation to buy them after my shift ends and bring them home. I then consume the donuts/muffins as “dinner”, before ending my day reading in bed. If I’m behind on my word count or on a deadline I write in bed instead of reading, but I try to fit reading in as much as I can. (I’m active on Goodreads, Library Thing, and Shelfari, if anyone is curious to see what I’m reading now.)
What draws you to write fantasy and/or paranormal?
Swords. I’m also drawn to writing sci-fi with swords, as is evident by Andee on the cover of Sunsinger. I love that cover, by the way. It perfectly sums up what a badass she is. In the trilogy the Cy’ren often comment on how other races think that the swords are archaic—until they die on one.
I like adding an aspect of the supernatural to my stories. All of my stories have a bit of magic. My muse loves to ponder paranormal causes for everyday occurrences.
Tell us about the Cy’ren Rising series.
The Cy’ren Rising books are erotic sci-fi, featuring a different ménage romance in each book. The books are definitely space opera, where the fate of the galaxy is at stake. I’m a lifelong sci-fi fan, and the Cy’ren Rising books allowed me to channel my love for Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly, and Mass Effect, to name a few favorites.
What do you like most about Lady Andelynn Harrow from Sunsinger?
Andee is the alpha in her relationship. She bravely charges into battle, determined to defend her family. It’s another reason why I love the book cover. Andee’s in the foreground, ready for battle. She’ll fight to her last breath to protect her mates.
What’s next for you?
My next release is a post-zombie apocalypse novel called Bite Me, which will be out in March. I LOVE this book. It’s full of geeky goodness, like a vampire gamer heroine. It’s got the magic of an urban fantasy with the angst of a post-apocalypse setting and the scorching heat of erotic romance.
Her desire unites them. Her secret could destroy them all.
The sole survivor of the Sunsinger massacre, Lord Degalen Fairren spends his days reading tales of the family he never knew. When a rival house threatens to enslave Cyprena, Galen is forced to pull his nose out of his books and enter into an alliance with House Morningstar, and a dangerous mission to save his world.
Lady Andelynn Harrow isn’t House Morningstar’s eldest or prettiest daughter, but she is the deadliest. After her father’s murder, Andee must defend her new house and mate—the shy, reluctant Galen—but every battle risks revealing her terrible secret.
Malcolm gets his first taste of freedom when the Cy’ren recruit him to locate the cure to a deadly virus—and feels the burn of desire for Galen, the lord he can never have, and for Andee, who awakens memories of a long-lost first love.
The danger they face fuels the heat between them, but with Cyprena’s fate hanging in the balance, the race to find the cure could come with devastating costs.
Warning: Contains a blushing, virgin lord, a sexy geek, and an empathic assassin who always brings lube on a mission.
“Outer door open,” Loren announced.
The ship’s thrusters kicked into full power and the Talon II shot through the portal, spurring the ship’s song from a steady adagio to an allegro. The Talon II turned and accelerated into the nearby ruins for cover as their sensors scanned the ships in orbit. Twenty large ships, and three squadrons of one-man fighters.
“Malcolm,” Galen said, his voice calm but stern.
“Right, right. Infiltrating Syndicate communications network.” Malcolm pinged the orbiting ships, searching for ways past their security. They identified as mercenary ships, each with variations on Syndicate programming. Piece of cake. Malcolm had been cracking Syndicate codes since he was ten years old, even before he’d become a data miner with an uplink jack planted at the base of his skull.
“Enemy fighters have scrambled and are moving on our position,” Loren warned.
“Acknowledged, Lieutenant,” Captain Hawke said. “I’m keeping the weapons’ power diverted to shields and engines. We’ll try to outrun them as long as possible.”
“Morningstar squadron is holding in escort formation,” Andee said. The captain had allowed her on the bridge to monitor the fighters, but Malcolm wished she could have sat with him. Andee had a knack for keeping him calm.
Closing his eyes, Malcolm filtered their conversation out, trusting the crew to their business as he focused on his. He zeroed in on the lead ship as his entry point to their network, and then began picking at its security code like plucking at the strings of a harp, trying to find the right melody.
Author Bio and links:
Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.
As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.
Twitter – http://twitter.com/RobynBachar
Blog – http://therobyn.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRobynBachar
Google+ – http://google.com/+RobynBachar
Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/iamtherobyn
LibraryThing – http://www.librarything.com/profile/RobynBachar
Shelfari – http://www.shelfari.com/robynbachar
Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/author/robynbachar
Sunsinger is available at:
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Sunsinger-Cyren-Rising-Robyn-Bachar-ebook/dp/B00MO9WJ9U/ref=la_B00A5T83WI_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409152947&sr=1-8
Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunsinger-robyn-bachar/1120137852?ean=9781619222861
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sunsinger/id908934666?mt=11
Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/sunsinger
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Robyn will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. To be entered in the drawing, follow this link: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Be sure to you follow the entire tour and leave comments at each stop. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The complete list of tour dates can be found on the Goddess Fish website at: