[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Zoey! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Zoey Derrick] Mother, lover, fighter, crazy, romantic, bibliophile
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your Reason series?
[Zoey Derrick] The Reason Series is an Omnibus of 4 novellas – Give Me Reason, Give Me Hope, Give Me Desire and Give Me Love and is an Angel Paranormal Romance.
Vivienne Callahan – my heroine is a feisty tiger, who is strong willed and determined, to a fault. Her determination hinders her from seeing some of the dangers in front of her.
Mikah Blake – an angelic hero (literally and figuratively) meets Vivienne and sees a beautiful, strong, and amazing woman who needs help. When they finally come together, the way they should have in the beginning, things are set in motion that one never saw coming.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Zoey Derrick] From Give Me Desire – Book 3
I walk quietly toward him. I can’t tell if he’s awake or sleeping. He’s not looking at me, but down toward the floor. As I get closer I see his wings flare and twitch slightly.
When I’m about five steps away from him, I shed my shirt so that I’m down to my bra and lacy boy shorts. I don’t want to destroy his shirt.
I concentrate extra hard and, after a beat, I feel them pushing out, spreading outward. The sensation is strange, almost like arms emerging from my body. I smile at the fact that I was able to bring them out on my own.
Once I feel as though they are fully extended, I open my eyes and peer over my shoulder. They are as brilliant as they were this morning, but bigger, and I gasp as I watch them shimmer in the faint light of the kitchen.
I test the muscles in my back, flexing them. My wings move slightly and a thrill of excitement washes over me.
I turn back toward Mikah. He hasn’t moved, but his breathing has grown strained, ragged like in the dream.
I take the five small steps I need to reach him and stop.
I reach down and gently stroke the stubble along his jaw. He leans into my touch. I lower myself to my knees; they slide along his as they come to rest on the floor.
“Keep your eyes closed,” I whisper.
He nuzzles into my touch a shade more, and with my other hand, eager to see if the sensation is the same, I reach for his wing. When I make contact, his mouth goes slack, his breathing stops momentarily, and the feathers of his wings flare. He moans: a warm, sensual sound.
I pull my hand back and cup the other side of his face. He does the same with my face.
“Kiss me,” I breathe, and he rises up, bringing me with him.
I’m looking up at him, and slowly, even more slowly than in the dream, he lowers his kiss to mine. I stretch, hoping to meet his mouth faster, and he smiles.
The next thing I know, his lips are on mine, soft and warm, hot and needy. The moment we make contact, satisfaction and desire sweep through me. I can feel his need in the touch of his lips, in the trembling of his fingers against my face, a need that matches my own.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with the series?
[Zoey Derrick] Mixing Fantasy and Reality. The Reason Series is a human love story with a paranormal twist and while I adore paranormals, especially of the romance kind, I found it harder than I would of thought to incorporate the two together in a way that was believable yet a fantasy.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had a theme song, what would it be?
[Zoey Derrick] That would bed more like a playlist verses one song.. Thought the two that come to mind right away are P!nk’s Bad Influence and Scott Stapp’s The Great Divide.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Zoey Derrick] Besides clothes…my cell phone – it is my gateway to all things, reading, writing, and surfing the internet, not while driving of course.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Zoey Derrick] Monster (energy drink), Mini Babybel Cheese’s x2 (serious addiction) and ibuprofen – a must have on any writers desk…okay maybe just mine.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
[Zoey Derrick] Eva Tramell from Sylvia Day’s Crossfire Series.. **swoon** Gideon!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Zoey Derrick] Interview With A Master by Jason Luke, The Beauty Series by Georgia Cates (Beauty from Pain/Surrender/Love) are from my recently read list.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Zoey Derrick] I’m everywhere…
Facebook – www.facebook.com/zoey.derrick
Twitter – www.twitter.com/zoeyderrick
Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/zoeyderrick/
Goodreads – www.goodreads.com/ZoeyDerrick
Website – www.zoeyderrick.net
Email – Zoey@Zoeyderrick.net
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
The Complete Collection
All four books in Zoey Derrick’s Best-Selling Paranormal Romance
Give Me Reason
Give Me Hope
Give Me Desire
Give Me Love
Vivienne Callahan has known only hardship. As if growing up with an alcoholic, drug addicted mother wasn’t traumatic enough, she’s escaped from her physically and verbally abusive boyfriend only to struggle every day to make ends meet as a waitress in a Minneapolis diner.
Along comes Mikah Blake…
Find out more about Zoey Derrick and The Reason Series here:
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IKZUE5S
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20877403-the-reason-series-complete-collection
Author Web – http://zoeyderrick.net
Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/zoeyderrick
It is from Glendale, Arizona that Zoey Derrick, a mortgage underwriter by day and romance and erotica novelist by night, writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.
Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.
Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.
The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.
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