Friday, March 22, 2013

Interview -The Heracian Affair by Liv Olteano

What inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always felt the need to write things in order to properly function, even as a kid. Writing has always been a part of who I am. A couple years ago when I was done studying I just had this epiphany that there was only thing I wanted to become, and that was an author. Everything and anything else would be white noise.

Do you have a specific writing style?

Hmm, funny. I mean, my writing makes you chuckle, I think. Even when the characters come off as difficult, they still make you laugh. It’s the only thing I allow them to redeem themselves through :D

Do you write in different genres?

I’m trying, yes. Sci-fi or more like space opera, paranormal, contemporary. I’m trying different age groups too, though I think I’m wired for adult or new adult.

If yes which is your favorite genre to write?

I love them all, truth be told. I can tell you which one I’d never be able to do, though: epic fantasy.

How did you come up with the title for your latest book?

Well, Conrad D’Ollet is Rizzo’s alien lover. Conrad is from Heracia, hence Heracian. That was easy, actually. Paranormal or sci-fi titles seem a bit easier to come up with, I think the toughest for me is contemporary.

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

I wait until I have the rough draft done to come up with a title. Sometimes I change it after I go through the material a few times. Characters reveal themselves to me with their names set, though. I don’t have much say on the matter. It’s probably a courtesy that they let me come up with the title.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Yeah, never lose hope that you might find it. You might go through a world of hurt before you get there, you might be close to giving up a lot of times. But don’t give up and don’t lose hope. Also, enjoy yourself on the way there. Because what point is any of it if you’re not blissed out of your mind every so often?

Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?

Well, there was this one guy who I always suspected to be an alien. Okay, more people. And I did certainly meet lots of people who were difficult. I’m sure stuff we write has in some measure roots in everything we’ve lived through, seen or known. But it’s probably more of a synthesis of it all then any one particular thing, you know?

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

A couple more alien encounters, so to speak. Enemies turned lovers, mostly. I think it’s the scenario I enjoy writing the most.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Yes, the waiting game. In my perfect world, there wouldn’t be any waiting time for anything. Everything would happen instantly. You’d ask someone a question about anything, and you’d get your answer right then. Kiddish, I know. But wouldn’t it be awesome?

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

Brooke Albrecht, for The Heracian Affair. And what an amazing job, I wanna pluck the dude out of the cover and , uhm… Haha, let’s just say it’s a fab job!

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The Heracian Affair
Space Files R Book One
Liv Olteano

Genre: M/M Sci-Fi , BDSM/Kink (light)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date of Publication: March 20 2013

ISBN: 978-1-62380-435-0

Number of pages: 131
Word Count: approx 30k

Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht

Book Description:

Even years after Rizzo Berg’s lover and Dom died in combat, the memories torment him. Following a particularly disappointing date, Rizzo goes to sleep in his apartment only to wake up on a spaceship with tall, gorgeous, alien Captain Conrad D’Ollet of Heracia, a man so deliciously dominant Rizzo’s knees turn to jelly. 

Apparently the Heracians need help, and Rizzo is a humanitarian through and through. Spending more time around Conrad is totally not one of the reasons he wants to lend a hand. 

Soon Rizzo finds himself completely conquered and blissfully owned. But neither he nor Conrad is willing to risk his heart, let go of the past, and dare to believe in a future that won’t end in catastrophe.

About the Author:

Liv Olteano is a voracious reader, music lover, and coffee addict extraordinaire. And occasional geek. Okay, more than occasional.

She believes stories are the best kind of magic there is. And life would be horrible without magic. Her hobbies include losing herself in the minds and souls of characters, giving up countless nights of sleep to get to know said characters, and trying to introduce them to the world. Sometimes they appreciate her efforts. The process would probably go quicker if they’d bring her a cup of coffee now and then when stopping by. Characters—what can you do, right?

Liv has a penchant for quirky stories and is a reverent lover of diversity. She can be found loitering around the Internet at odd hours and being generally awkward and goofy at all times. For The Win.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Unknown said...

Thank you so much for having me on your blog!