Today we have a special guest...Eden Glenn!
Some Q&A with Eden...
1. Who is your favorite character in this book and why?
My favorite character in Phoenix Reborn is Tameron Murphy. I spent many years being a care giver and can relate to the mixed burden/joy that is. When I finished the story I realized it was a lot about that journey of seeking help and getting relief so you can enjoy the things that brought you to love the person in the first place. Often that love gets buried under the day to day struggle.
2. What inspires you for your stories?
I find inspiration in everyday things. The Amethyst Desire Collection came to me when I saw an amethyst necklace. The first story a menage’ erotic romance “Raynia’s Magic” came from that first contact with the pendant. Other stories have emerged with the ‘perhaps’ magical pendant being featured as a prop.
3. Tell us something no one else knows about you.
Humm, let’s see. I was taught to swim by a Weekie Wachie Mermaid.
4. What genre classification would you put on your book and what would you consider the heat level of the romance?
My stories are short novella’s and novellettes at this juncture. They are all definitely erotic romance. Some are paranormal, some contemporary and one even a historic. The couple parings range from male/male, female/female and all combinations of menage’ and polyamorous partnering. Phoenix Reborn is an erotic paranormal lesbian romance featuring two strong women shapeshifters.
5. When did you start writing and what kicked off your passion to be an author?
Funny question. I wrote my first romance when I was 14. It was a western. Think Zane Grey meets Twilight via Shades of Grey. I remember thinking it was wonderful and it involved a lot of kidnapping, bondage in panoramic western settings. LOL. It was horrible. I don’t even know where it ended up. I wrote it by hand in a notebook. Oh how far authors have come since then.
In 2005 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and to escape the reality of that stage of my life I started writing again. This time is was an erotic space romance. Think Star Wars meets Spartacus. Equally horrible. However, that led me to find the Romance Writers of America and sparked my involvement with First Coast Romance Writers. I finally had the opportunity to start learning the craft of writing.
By Eden GlennPublisher: Rebel Ink Press
BLURBPhoenix shifter, Phyro Khant, and her dragon bodyguard, Tameron Murphy, are two loners that bonded together for love and safety. But their never-ending need to evade the dark witches that hunt Phyro for her Phoenix tears, blood and more, has worn them down and flat lined their relationship.
When Tam purchases Phyro an amethyst pendant from Salynne’s Crystals and Thyme, her efforts to imbue the stone with protective power backfires and grabs them with a spell previously coded into the stone. The magic ignites an inferno of passion the two lovers can’t seem to quench with any amount of sex.
Will their explosive passion be enough to teach them how to trust in time to accept the help they need from outsiders or will the witches win their final bid for power and control of the phoenix magic?
Her eyes fluttered shut. She slowed her breathing, sinking deeper to a place of in between. She drifted in and out of consciousness wishing she could remember what had happened to leave her in this battered state, naked on the ground. Naked seemed to indicate that at some juncture she had shifted to avian form to escape someone. How else could she have gotten this deep into the forest? She couldn’t worry about being safe or not, there wasn’t energy to fight. Be calm and let her Phoenix nature do its job. She’d trust to come out the other side stronger.
She willed her body to heal and grasped at wisps of memory. A metaphysical pull tugged inside her, one of loss and longing. Struggling to sit up, she gasped for breath in shallow pants. The raw clenched energy twisted her again. Tam! She needed to be home with her mate. Something had drawn her from their apartment without leaving word for Tam that she would be away. Phyro shook her head trying to clear her thoughts. No… bad idea, too soon. She groaned and lay back. Damn. Five minutes more. The setting sun warmed her skin.
The energy wrenched her again. Her shape dissolved and reformed without conscious thought or will to follow the summons of her chosen mate. She took to the air in Phoenix form with a scream of exhilaration at her freedom, flying toward the source.
About the Author
Eden Glenn and her partner "the Lady Librarian" live in the eastern lee of the Appalachian Mountains outside of Asheville, NC in a quaint home brimming of southern charm. The cottage is surrounded by beautiful southern gardens that bloom year round and give Eden lots of garden projects to enjoy. Their family includes a cat and a lovable nuisance dog (Lab X Great Dane) that should be in Japan. Eden has blue eyes, but her hair color is subject to change without notice.
Romance so hot it burns off the page. Leave your safe world behind.