Monday, November 9, 2015

Interview With the Awesome Deanna Dee

Deanna Dee

Preorder Finish Him

This year Deanna contacted me to review one of her books "One Fling to Rule Them All" and I'm so glad I did! It was so different from your normal romance and I absolutely love it! Now she is releasing the last companion novel to her series "Finish Him" and I couldn't be more thrilled. She was kind enough to let me Interview her! Thank you so much Deanna I had so much fun reading your responses! It's always so fun working with you.

1. In your own words, please describe the book.
Finish Him is the third book in my Games of Love series. It’s about two twenty-somethings (Sonya and Jaxon) who find love through gaming and some other stuff. It’s also about Sonya’s relationship with her older sister and her quest to find herself. And there’s some geek references thrown in there for good measure.

2. What genre/genres does your book fall under?
Excellent question. I’m still figuring that out myself. The age of the characters puts it at new adult, but the heat level is low for what new adult romance usually has. I enjoy calling it “geek romance,” but that’s not quite its own thing yet. So if anyone has any suggestions, let me know. J

3. What was your inspiration behind your book?
I read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and loved it. The geek references spoke to me. Combine that with never feeling like I’d found a romance written about “me” (the quirky sidekick), and I wanted to take the geek of RPO and combine it with the romance about the girls usually cast as the brainiac sister or spunky best friend. Ta-da, Finish Him and its siblings were born.

4. So far, what has been the greatest moment in your writing career?
Hitting “publish” on the first book in the series. I’ll never forget the feeling of knowing I’d seen the project through from start to finish and actually put it into the world for people to read.

5. How did you come up with the title of your book?
Finish Him focuses a lot on video games. The phrase” finish him” is one used in a lot of arena fighting games as the signal for one player to finish off another. “Completing” someone is a common thing in romance. “Complete” and “finish” are similar. Geek romance, complete, finish…Finish Him. Done.

6. How long does it take you to finish a novel?
I can write a rough draft in a month if I really motivate myself. The entire process (chapter 1 to publish) is usually between 3 and 6 months—draft, two or three rounds of edits, beta, edits, editor, final edits, format, upload.

7. If there was one thing you could tell your readers, what would it be?
I’d welcome them to my corner of insanity and thank them for stopping in.

8. How can readers connect with you?
I can be found at the following haunts.

Join me at these various locations for book stuff, geek stuff, and romance stuff.

9. What advice do you have for aspiring young authors?
Two things. First, keep writing. You can’t edit a blank page. Second, get some kind of training, whether it’s a workshop or reading how-to books. Lots of people have natural talent, but natural talent only goes so far. Put the extra initiative into your career. It will pay off.

10. Can you tell us something about the writer behind the book?

She likes to talk in the third person. Also, she lives for good times with good people, 65 degree sunny days, and blue skies.