The girls of Night Owl Romance are pleased that you have granted us an interview
We would love to get to know you.
Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself?
Hey, Night Owl Romancers! I'm Anastasia Amor, romance-mystery author. My interests are varied. I've always enjoyed painting, dancing, and storytelling, all important components in being an effective teacher, which I was for many years. But I needed something more in my life. I had to follow my dream and write a series that combined hot romance with suspense, hence my Adie Sturm Series was born. After spending time in romantic Cozumel, I knew it had the power to ignite my inner passion. It was the perfect setting for a suspense chick-lit series.
If you could be one of your characters - Who would you be? And why?
I'd pick Adie Sturm, my strong heroine.
When I started writing A Corpse for Cozumel my main character could have been my twin-she's an advanced belt in karate and loves romance. When it comes to love she's blown away by chocolates and roses. In fact, she's a chocoholic. Adie Sturm is an intelligent woman that dares to explore the adventurous side of her sexuality.
Who or what influences you when you write?
Romances with two very inspiring men have helped me create Adie Sturm's lovers. My two hotties, Wolf and Diego are creamy-rich and sinfully delicious-like chocolate. They both have elements that make them three-dimensional. They're naughty rather than nice.
Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books?
Here's a peek into the world of Adie Sturm.
Blurb: A Corpse for Cozumel:
Sultry days and steamy nights-Cozumel. It was a simple enough plan but when murder and men get tossed into the mix, Adie Sturm's life gets scrambled. Her missing friend is murder suspect "numero uno" but Adie knows different. When she starts digging, she finds that the dots connect straight to multi-millionaire Diego Alvarez and his company, Royal Investments in Cozumel.
In her investigation, Adie becomes a sniper's target, narrowly escaping to the safety of her hotel and just as she thinks her troubles are over, she's forced to use her karate skills to survive. For a woman that's been burned before, enlisting an ex-boyfriend's help isn't the smartest move. Adie's emotions somersault with Wolf, a man like chocolate.creamy, rich, and sinfully delicious. She doesn't mind having his expertise in or out of the bedroom but she follows her own drummer when it comes to the situation with the drop-dead sexy Alvarez. Her gut instinct tells her Alvarez is innocent of murder. What she's not prepared for is the intricate web of seduction he spins, all for her. As the fierce El Norte reeks havoc on Cozumel, Adie is swept away into a dangerous cycle of events that spiral out of control before she chooses the man that captures her heart and finds the murderer.
Please tell us what you have planned next?
Days of the Dead, a March release with Aphrodites Apples continues Adie Sturms' torrid romance with Wolf or is it Diego?
Here's a quick blurb.
Rowdy drunks, pick-up lines and buckets of beer-all to be expected for a pre-trip get-together at Oktoberfest. What Adie Sturm doesn't expect is murder-- Death makes an early appearance for her Days of the Dead Tour. The murderer is going with her to Cozumel and Adie needs to stop him from killing again. When Adie helps her boss locate a stolen antiquity, things get complicated. Sexy multi-millionaire Diego Alvarez eagerly provides Adie with what she needs-a private jet into the interior, a condo, and of course, himself.
But when she meets up with her former lover, Wolf, a man more delicious than chocolate, Adie has to question her instincts. Wolf is convinced Diego is playing her but she ignores him to search for the fashion saboteur threatening Diego's sister.
Enemies creep out of the woodwork as Wolf joins Adie's tour. With two sizzling hotties waiting to fulfill her fantasies, Adie wants nothing more than to hand the murderer over to the police and bask in the arms of her lover but will the murderer find her first?
In 5 years, where do you see yourself? -In general and in you're writing career
My Adie Sturm suspense-romance series will have five books. My first action-packed release is A Corpse for Cozumel, a murder mystery that tingles with romance as the plot twists and turns from the cold of Canada to the hot, moist breeze of Cozumel. It's now available in e formats. http://www.aphroditesapples.com
The second, Days of the Dead is an upcoming March release. I am presently writing the third book in the series and at the same time spending time researching for the fourth and fifth novels. It takes 6-12 months to write a book and I am eager to continue the torrid adventures of Adie Sturm, my kick-ass heroine. Enter the smokin' hot world of ADIE STURM and find out what heat is.
Who is your perfect hero? And why?
Adie Sturm is the perfect heroine. Aren't you sick of wimpy females searching for alpha males? Adie doesn't need to search. They want her--enough to compete with each other on every level. When it comes to murder suspects and sexy men, she follows her instincts.
I believe a woman becomes empowered when she is able to defend herself. Adie Sturm is a brave woman that uses her karate skills to defend herself and her friends.
What do you do for inspiration?
A while ago, I fell in love with Cozumel, a place where dreams are made reality and fantasies come true. Here, the Caribbean laps over a coral reef and against powdery-white beaches. I go to Cozumel a few times a year to research Mayan culture, ruins, special events and situations. For example, "Days of the Dead" takes place during November 1-2 when the spirits return to earth in the form of butterflies. I took pictures of the above-ground mausoleums in the cemetery, climbed 124 steps at Coba, one of the oldest ruins in Mexico, ate a Mayan dish, chicken laced with a chocolate sauce and spent sensuous hours on the beach with my research assistant.
Luckily for us, the Mayans discovered chocolate. Without them we'd never experience the release of endorphins and the pleasure principal. Chocolate and sex mingle and stir up embers of desire in my series. I play sultry Latin music, eat chocolate and drink shiraz while I write the romantic scenes.
What type of book have you always wanted to write?
I've always wanted to write a mystery series that steams with action, romance and fun. A Corpse for Cozumel and Days of the Dead merge reality with romance. Do we need heaving bosoms? No! The sexual scenarios are true to life. Do people hop into the sack the moment they meet? Rarely...That's why Adie Sturm reacts like a real woman. She has baggage like anyone who's suffered a bad relationship. Sure, she finds Wolf hot enough to melt her like butter on a sizzling pan but she wants more from him. Drop dead sexy Diego smoothly entices her with his fabulous seduction techniques but she can't forget the magnetic attraction she has for her wild man, Wolf. "Wild thing...you make my heart sing." I like the idea of two hotties.
This series will have five books to keep you going. Enter the smokin' hot world of ADIE STURM and find out what heat is.
What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group?
I'd like to extend a friend INVITE. www.myspace.com/anastasia_amor
Or, join my yahoo group for exciting discussions about life, romance and sexuality. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/anastasia_amor_breathemysteryromance
My official website: Here's where you can read EXCERPTS: http://anastasiaamor.com
Thank you for this opportunity!