Monday, June 23, 2014

Author Spotlight + Giveaway--Loc Glin

Welcome to Author Spotlights on Mondays! Loc Glin joins me this week and shares a peek at her book, Unleashing the Woman Within, book 3 of her Mystic Museum series. She's giving away a copy to one lucky commenter, so be sure to comment for a chance to win!

Rowena Milestone, corporate executive, has an accomplished career. Yet one thing eludes her. Try as she might she can’t seem to have an orgasm even though she likes sex. Her position in the corporate man’s world tends to intimidate her dates. They perform well enough in bed, but they just don’t push her over the edge, until she meets Stephen.
Stephen Sloan has a secret. He belongs to a very special, no holds barred, anything goes sex club. He never thought he’d meet anyone like Rowena there, so he wanted to believe her outrageous story that she didn’t know how she’d gotten there. When she disappeared without a trace he knew she’d been telling the truth. Now armed with three pieces of information he is determined to find her.
Rowena was devastated when the curator of the museum couldn’t help. Minerva had said, "If the universe is willing, he will come to you." Fat chance she has of that happening.
Note: This book contains forced seduction.

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Me: What inspired you to write your first book?
Loc Glin: I still wonder about the answer to that question. At the time I was reading a lot, which is sort of normal for me. I had a "What if" moment. For whatever reason, an idea for a story came to me. I'd never even thought about being an author. The story was a magnificent, space, time travel, intergalactic, love story that was filled with superpowers. No small undertaking for someone with absolutely NO writing experience. Well, it has yet to be published. The amazing thing, at least to me, was the fact that I finished writing it in the first place, and then I went on to create a sequel with one of the characters. The sequel has also been completed, and again, it hasn’t been published. This year, I am seriously considering dusting them off, tweaking them a bit, and working on getting them published. I've learned a great deal since those days. Today they would fall into the genre of New Adult.

Me: Do you see writing as a career?
Loc Glin: As opposed to a job? Yes, I'd say I see writing as a career. Since I hold down a full time job, right now writing is more like a hobby that takes up an enormous amount of time, but has the side benefit of having earned me a few bucks. I'm working on and hoping to turn it into a career.

Me: This book is part of a series. Do you prefer to write single title or series? Why?
Loc Glin: This is the third book in the series. Each book in The Mystic Museum Series is a standalone single novella, unrelated and vastly different from the others. So far there are six stories, three of those are published. The first is a shape shifter ménage, called Howling at the Moon. The second is a MM/F ménage about a widower exploring his changing sexual desires. It's called Dulce Isle. The third is called Unleashing the Woman Within, which contains BDSM. The connecting factor is the museum.
I wouldn't say that I prefer to write series. It just seems that when I write, supporting characters sometimes catch my imagination, and their story simmers until it just has to be told. The stories aren't really connected. It's more like the character was "born" in the first book.

Me: How did you come up with the title?
Loc Glin: This title, like so many of my titles, was a long time in coming. The book didn't name itself until the very end. Given enough time, my books seem to name themselves.

Me: What’s your favorite sub-genre (contemporary, sci-fi, etc.) to write? To read?
Loc Glin: Fantasy with a capital F. Actually you can all cap that. I love to create magic and special powers, alternate realities and strange universes. I suppose you could throw some sci-fi and romance into that mix. Historical romance is probably what I read the most. I'd love to be able to write it more comfortably. It takes a lot of research to do it well. I do have one historical romance published called The Curse of Winford Manor. Since you know what I like to write, it shouldn't be difficult to figure out that it has paranormal elements, like a ghost, and time travel. There’s a bit of a mystery in it as well.

Me: I usually get plot ideas in the shower and while driving. When/where does inspiration strike you?
Loc Glin: Usually when I'm writing, or trying to fall asleep, which can be quite annoying. Other than that I'd say anytime, anywhere.

Me: What new stories are you working on?
Loc Glin: A few days ago I completed a novel that named itself after the twenty second chapter. As I said, titles take a long time to come to me. It is called The Benefits of Betrayal. Soon, I'll start working on the story of a secondary character that was "born" of that novel. Before I start anything new, I want to go back and take a look at the "first" manuscript I created so many years ago.

Author Bio:
I live in Little Falls, New Jersey. I am happily divorced, and I am proud to be able to say that my ex-husband and I are still on friendly terms. We created two beautiful daughters in our union together. For that we will be forever grateful to each other.
My son in-law is proudly defending our country. Because of that, I see too little of my grandson. Duty stations are never close enough to home.
I share my home with a cat I inherited from my daughters and the man I consider my soul-mate.
I work full time, and write in my spare time. I like to watch TV and movies. I like to read. When the warm weather comes, sitting poolside in the sun and swimming take over. I like horseback riding. Unfortunately there aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the things I like to do, so I choose to write.
I’m the first to admit that my life is uneventful, one could consider it dull. But I’m happy, that’s what matters. Not many people can truly say that. If more people were happy the world would be a better place.

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Remember to comment by midnight EDT on Wednesday, June 25, for a chance to win a copy of Unleashing the Woman Within!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With A Kick!

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