Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Interview with Christy Gissendaner Author of One Hot Knight

What inspired you to become an author?

As a pre-teen, when I ran out of books to read, I would write my own stories. I filled numerous spiral-bound notebooks this way. As my younger cousins got older, they started reading my tales and demanded more. My first novel was actually written for my cousin, Amy, who was my number one “fan”.

Do you write in different genres?

I do actually. I write contemporary and paranormal romance as Christy Gissendaner. Under my second identity, Robin Danner, I veer toward historical and fantasy romance.

If yes which is your favorite genre to write?

Historical romance is the easiest for me to write since it’s what I grew up on. But I love the humor I inject into my contemporaries. I really can’t pick between the two, so I would have to say it’s a tie.

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

Funny you should ask. I actually had a working title of Gone to the Dogs, but I was asked to change it. Glad I did, because One Hot Knight came to me and seemed to be the perfect fit.

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

Typically the title is the first thing that comes to me when I sit down to write a new book. For One Hot Knight, I had the worst time trying to come up with a title. It was hard to put a name to a cursed Crusader who ends up in modern Chicago.

What book are you reading now?

I’m beta-reading a dystopian fantasy for my pal, Ann Gimpel. It deals with wizards and earth mages. Ann painted a very vivid world in Fortune’s Scion and I can’t wait to see how it ends!

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

Right now, I’m working on my fifth (and final) Princes book as Robin Danner. After that, I’ll get back to my paranormal series, Out of Bounds, and hopefully the follow-up to One Hot Knight.

Do you have to travel much to do research for your books?

I wish!!! Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. Sadly, I don’t get to do much of it. Ask the hubby, I plan vacays months (sometimes years) in advance.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?

Even though this is fixing to label me a misfit, I was on a *NSYNC kick during the extensive revisions of One Hot Knight. I admit it…to this day, they’re still my favorite group of all-time. Gone is my favorite song by them. Which brings me to a funny story…I attended a concert in Memphis. As Justin Timberlake (be still my beating heart) got down on his knees in front of me (no lie!) to pour out his soul in the lyrics, I ran out of film! Can you believe it? The one time I was within touching distance of the boy, and I couldn’t preserve it for posterity. ; )

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One Hot Knight!
Christy Gissendaner

Genre: Paranormal Romance    

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Covet Imprint
Date of Publication: 7/22/13

ISBN: 9781622662340

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Book Description:

Stupid curse!

Yves Sucat was a Crusader trapped in a canine body…until a beautiful twenty-first century dog groomer offered the missing link to break his spell. But Regina Patterson was no fluffy-headed female who would instantly melt at Yves' silvery seduction. The more time he spent with the tender-hearted blonde, the less he was able to keep his paws—hands!—off of her.

Regina was much more comfortable with dogs than men, and the stunningly handsome – stunningly male – knight who now shared her apartment was no exception. She’d hoped to find a man as loyal as the pooches she pampered day after day, but would Yves’s broken curse end with her own broken heart?

About the Author:

Christy Gissendaner is a romantic comedy author and believes that laughter and love should go hand in hand. 

She lives in Alabama with her husband and three sons and isalways hard at work on her next novel, but in her spare time she loves blackjack, karaoke, and anything resembling a vacation!

Christy also writes historical romance as Robin Danner. Check her out at http://robindanner.webs.com

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Christy said...

Thanks for having me today, Roxanne!

Stormy Vixen said...

Thanks for sharing One Hot Knight and the giveaway. This book is great and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do. evamillien at gmail dot com.