Interview with Bea Moon, Author of Cupid’s Revenge

Please give a warm welcome to Bea Moon! She’s visiting the virtual offices to talk about her recent release Cupid’s Revenge.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Bea Moon] Survivor, spiritual, kind, curious, creative, tolerant, open-minded, happy, guarded, unselfish, impatient, dreamer, psychic, impulsive

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Cupid’s Revenge?

[Bea Moon] Maggie is jilted, fired from her job, and facing down the poverty wolves. She picks up the pieces, decides that love is a four-letter word and banishes it forever from her life. Her resolve begins to crumble when David wanders in – David, the kind of guy who makes Maggie’s hormones override all her resolve. But he’s a mystery man, and as Maggie grows more and more interested in him, her life takes a startling new direction.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Bea Moon] A difficult question. The characters sort of came to life on their own. Once they established themselves, my outline flew out the window and the story, like Maggie’s love life, took new and unexpected paths. I had fun with it, as I allowed the characters to lead me on in their adventures

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Maggie?

[Bea Moon] Beautiful, impetuous, scared

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If David had a theme song, what would it be?

[Bea Moon] One Night With You

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Becca is never without.

[Bea Moon] Her sense of victimhood or Doc, the cat

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Maggie’s bedroom?

[Bea Moon] A man, a picture of Andy, a cookbook

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Pat’s greatest regret?

[Bea Moon] Her series of dead end romances

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Bea Moon] Life itself. Curiosity about what makes us tick. The people I’ve known, conversations I’ve overheard, stories that have been told to me – all of these things are like a vast stew from which stories arise.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Bea Moon] Butt. To. Chair.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Bea Moon] I love to read, and books that I enjoy fill different needs. I can sigh over the romantic adventures of Crimson Romance heroines, or laugh at the antics of the characters in The Disremembered Man. Jane Austen books open up a world that no longer exists. Or Gone With The Wind, a prototype romance novel. So depending on my mood, any book has the potential to knock my socks off.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Bea Moon] The Secret Garden.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Bea Moon] Read, play computer games, eat, think about dieting, watch sporting events with my son or grandson (Miami Dolphins and/or Miami Heat), watch favorite t.v. shows: Mob Wives, Downton Abbey, Dexter, Dancing With The Stars.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Bea Moon] I’m on facebook: Bea Moon

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

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About the book:

After being dumped by her cheating boyfriend, Maggie Tyler’s inner crazy person is about to be unleashed. Once free, Crazy Lady wreaks havoc on Maggie’s orderly life. By the time she wrestles the monster back into its cage, Maggie is fired from her cushy position as an executive assistant. Out of work, and unemployable, she’s forced to take a job manning the balloon stand at Party World. She wears a furry Binky the Baboon costume, hoping no one from her past will see her. All goes well until a wise-ass teenager opens the floodgates for an encore performance of Crazy Lady. Maggie is canned once again.

With the bill collectors swarming like sharks, she is forced to take a job tending bar at Frank’s Rock Club. Complications mount when her sullen teenage niece Becca arrives for the summer, along with a stray and very battle-scarred cat. As Maggie begins her new life, she jettisons her most destructive habits…smoking and love, and is joined on her journey by her friend, Pat, an emotionally battered veteran of the dating scene who bears the skid marks of too many failed relationships. Despite her resolve, Maggie finds herself drawn to David, a man of mystery. Is he the man of her dreams or the stuff of her worst nightmare?

As Maggie, Pat and Becca pick their way along the road toward true love, they find themselves facing unforeseen roadblocks.. not the least of which is organized crime. Is Mystery Man a criminal? Will Frank turn out to be Pat’s soulmate? Will the arrival of Becca’s mom throw ice water on her burgeoning romance? Does love triumph? Well, of course!

About the author:

Bea Moon is a former Vermonter, who made a beeline to South Florida at the first opportunity. She’s worked at many things, from waitress to executive secretary, with stopovers as newspaper columnist and freelance editor. She’s eighty years old and still doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up.