I’m excited to welcome author Molly Harper to the blog today!
TFE: You have a series featuring vampires and now one with werewolves. Are there any other supernatural characters you hope to include in future books?
Molly: Ghosts. I really want to write a haunted house book.
TFE: If you had to choose a favorite would it be vampires or werewolves?
Molly: Don’t make me choose! I love that vampires are suave and smooth, with this undercurrent of predatory sensuality. Werewolves, however, are all predatory sensuality. But they are a little more approachable, a little warmer. But I guess I would choose a werewolf, so I could have a relatively normal, daytime life.
TFE: What is your favorite part about writing Paranormal Romance?
Molly: Anything and everything is possible. There really are no rules. One of the funniest writing experiences I’ve had so far was when I got just terribly, terribly stuck on a plot point for HOW TO FLIRT. My husband, David, watched me torture myself for an hour, before he finally said, “Honey, just magic it away.”
He was referring to a conversation we’d had about JK Rowling, and how I loved the fact that she used magic to overcome so many potential plot snags in Harry Potter. He had to remind me that I was thinking too hard, putting too many human restrictions on my characters. David is dangerously smart sometimes.
TFE: How to Flirt With A Naked Werewolf takes place in Alaska. Have you had a chance to visit "The Last Frontier" ?
Molly: Not yet, but I really want to. David wants to take a backpacking trip there soon. I’m hoping that he’ll leave me at a spa or something while he does that. I enjoy the outdoors, at a reasonable distance.
TFE: Do you know how many books will be in the Naked Werewolf series?
Molly: I have an idea for a third book, but I don’t know if it will be picked up yet. After that, who knows? It sort of depends on whether people embrace the series.
TFE: What do you think readers will like most about the main characters in your new book?
Molly: Mo is a lot more confident and comfortable with herself than Jane Jameson is. She’s just an all-around fun gal, smart, with a wicked sense of humor. And she’s a little badass.
Cooper is surly and sexy and funny and strong. I remember, I sent the first chapter to my agent to show her my idea for the book. And her response was, “WOW, you made Cooper so hot!” I’ve never had that response from her before, so I knew I was on to something good.
TFE: I adored And One Last Thing. Do you plan to write more contemporary romances?
Molly: Well, I have a few more ideas for contemporary books, but for now, I’m hanging out with the vampires and werewolves.
TFE: What are you currently reading?
Molly: A Brush Of Darkness by Allison Pang. There’s a dirty talking unicorn. That’s all I have to say.
TFE: How do you relax when you’re not writing or working?
Molly: I had a massage about a month ago. And afterward, when I warmed up the spa shower, I checked my Blackberry for frantic, “Where the hell are you, woman? How long does a spa day take?” texts from my husband. My hands were slippery from the massage oil, the Blackberry shot out of my hands and right into the shower. I spent the rest of the day replacing my fried phone and trying to track down my contacts’ information.
This is why I don’t try to relax. It’s dangerous.
TFE: Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself or your upcoming release?
Molly: You don’t have to wait for very long for the sequel to HOW TO FLIRT WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF. The next book, THE ART OF SEDUCING A NAKED WEREWOLF, comes out on March 29, 2011. Thanks so much for having me here!
TFE: You’re welcome, Molly! Thanks for stopping by, and the best of luck with your new series! How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf hits shelves on February 22nd.
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