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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Olivia Cunning - Interview and Giveaway

Olivia Cunning

 Honestly, Im like a giddy school girl knowing today is the day Olivia Cunning is on the blog. I freaking love the Sinners and thought what better way of sharing the love than to interview the beautiful woman herself!


You have just released a new book – Defying Destiny. You wrote this under the new name of, Olivia Downing. First why the name change for this book and second, was it fun getting to re name yourself to whatever you wanted? 

Defying Destiny is a different genre than my other books. It’s a fantasy romance and much less erotic than the rest of my books. I plan to release more fantasy books under the Olivia Downing name in the future. I love writing fantasy. Olivia Cunning is reserved for my more erotic works. I plan to release more erotic books under the Olivia Cunning name, too. I used a different pen name so readers know what to expect. If it’s an Olivia Cunning book, it’s going to be very sexually explicit, if that’s what you’re looking for (or avoiding) you’ll know what you’re getting before you dive between the covers. Rather than being fun, I think it’s kind of stressful to come up with pennames. I think that’s why my second penname is so similar to my first. Not very original.

I insist you put me out of my and the rest of the sinner groupie worlds misery – when is the next book going to be released!! IM DYING HERE!

I just found out that Trey’s book (which is being released next) will be in stores November 1, 2012.

If you could go forward or backwards in time, which would you choose and what would you do once you got there?

I’d go forward. I can always read about what happened in the past, but there is no way to know what will happen after I’m gone. I’d have to find out what scientific discoveries had been made—yep, I’m a closet science geek—and listen to music of the future to see if rock ‘n’ roll survives.

I ask this to all authors; feel free to not answer – do you ever write naked, in the nude, in your birthday suit, nekkid....free as a bird?

I regularly plot new scenes while I’m in the shower and write them down later. Does that count?

Where did the inspiration come from to write erotic books that are about a famous Rock Band?

I’ve always thought rock stars are sexy and I’ve always wanted to be a rock star (and under a rock star). I get most of my ideas while at concerts or watching documentaries about rock stars. I didn’t intend for it to be erotic when I first started writing it, but it insisted. If there are any rock stars out there who would like to assist me in my research, I’m looking for volunteers.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?

Of which book? 

In the Sinners books I like to write scenes where all of the guys are just sitting around giving each other a hard time. Why? Because they make me laugh.

Will Jace finally come outta the closet and share stories with his band members, or will Jace still be the dark, seductive young man that I know?

He’ll have some sharing moments, but he’s not the kind of guy to be totally open with anyone. Except his true love. His woman gets him to open up to her, but it isn’t easy.

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?

Reagan Elliot (Trey Mill’s heroine) Why? You’ll find out in around 11 months. *evil laugh*

Can you give us any sneak peeks at what you’re working on right now or is it all under wraps?

I’m working on some rewrites for Jace’s book in the Sinners on Tour series, have a few things to change in Eric’s book, and am editing the second Lover’s Leap book, Twice Upon a Time. I just finished edits on a short story (called Original Cyn) in a succubus anthology. Very erotic. I’m writing a new series that I’m VERY excited about called Seeking Eternity. The first book in that series is called Cyn’s Beast. I’m also working on edits in the next Olivia Downing release: Sylum’s Saga 1, The Sword of Dark Souls. So if you can’t tell,  I’m quite busy. And then there’s the day job…


Ice cream or Ice Block? Cream

Rock or Pop? Rock

Favorite perfume? None

Strength? Multitasking

Lace or silk? Leather

Olivia Dowining

 On an Earth-like fantasy world, Maralee is a slayer of man-eating, immortal Wolves. For over 500 years, the Wolves' weakness to silver has been her family's guarded secret. When the beasts massacred her family fifteen years ago, they thought their secret had died with the last of the Wolf Hunters. Maralee survived the attack, and she knows how to slay these pestilent Wolves. With her departed father's silver sword, she kills for vengeance and duty, chasing her destiny as The Wolf Huntress. Nash is a Wolf Guardian, the only of his shape-shifting kind who can break their 500 year-old curse. Protected by his crescent-shaped birthmark and a troubling secret, Nash is impervious to the full moon's effects. When a frenzied, blood lust consumes his brethren every moon cycle, he uses his power of persuasion to soothe the Wolves and protect their human prey. One night, beneath the full moon, Maralee meets Nash, and her perceptions start to change. She only killed a single Wolf on this hunt. This mysterious man who stopped her from slaying the rest of the pack intrigues her. A Guardian? Nash has failed to protect his own brother from the Huntress, but in Maralee, he sees possibility, not malice. Certain he can prevent her from slaying his people by showing her their humanity, Nash invites the Huntress into his life -- and falls for her. He hides his Wolf form, knowing he is everything she hates. A monster. How can she ever love a monster? How can she not? Destiny decreed she kill him... Her heart had other ideas

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Elena said...

Oh Yeah baby! Thanks for stopping by Olivia.

I'm fluffing up my hair thinking about Jace's book...hehehehe

I'm not to happy on Trey's Release date,but beggers can't be choose right? LOL!!

Good Luck on your future novels!

Joanne said...

That was not a big enough blurb, but it was enough to get me hooked. Can't wait to read Defying Destiny. Thanks for the giveaway.


Blue Shedevil said...

Olivia is one of the authors that I would read even if she wrote pharmaceutical inserts. She is an awesome writer. Great post, ladies.

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

More for the TBR mountain :)

Love, love, loved the interview! Finally a date for the next book and since the Jace & Eric's books are already written and in edits, maybe we won't have to wait so long.

elaing8 said...

Great interview. Defying Destiny sounds really good.

Linda Henderson said...

I enjoyed the interview and the blurb. This sounds like my kind of book. I can't wait to read it. I'm into wolf books.

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My keeper shelf said...

Arrgggghhhhh I. CANNOT. WAIT for Trey's book and I wouldn't have realised Olivia was writing under another name if I hadn't seen your post so thank you sooooo much. Great interview!

Olivia Cunning said...

Hi, ladies! Thanks for having me. When I wrote this post, I was editing "Twice Upon a Time". It's actually out now. I released it earlier this week. You all rock!

I saw the cover they're working on for Trey's book earlier today. Hot, hot, hot! Prepare the drool bibs.

Barbara said...

Great interview and giveaway! Blurb left me HUNGRY and wanting MORE!!


Nissie said...

Great interview, ladies! :)

books4me said...

The Sinners series is one of the best series EVER! I can't believe the next book, Trey's, won't be out till late next year...it will definitely be worth the wait!

Can't wait to read this new book!!

books4me67 at ymail dot com

Susan W. said...

Ok, I'm going to have to check Olivia Cunning/Downings books out!

*yadkny* said...

I love fantasy romance, so I'll definitely be checking out Defying Destiny! I still need to read those Sinners books everyone keeps talking about too:) I can't wait til next year since it sounds like you have a lot of new stories for us to enjoy!

Thanks for the great giveaway & Happy Holidays!!!


latishajean said...

What a great interview this sounds like a great book I also love The Sinners series can't wait for the next book!
Thanks for the great giveaway!
tishajean@ charter.net

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