Monday, May 8, 2017

Blog Tour: Matchmaker Abduction by @scifiwoman13 #interview



Science Fiction Romance/Romantic Comedy
Date Published: 3/13/2017

True love is said to defy time, but can it survive space, aliens, and being abducted? Angus MacNamara and Erin O’Shea are about to find out.
The big blue planet that most call  Earth desperately needs matchmakers. There is only one small—okay, BIG—problem. No one wants the alien dating service job. No one. The original matchmakers are dead, and much worse, their DNA is no longer viable for cloning. 
Solution? Go back in time to some of Earth’s other—thankfully slower spinning—versions, and retrieve the alternates of the one couple in any universe who seems able to do the job.
Far easier said than done though, especially when the alternates are anything but a loving couple, and both are none too pleased to be thrown into the future. 
What does oil and water create? Salad dressing or a real mess of aliens, humans, and matchmaking fun!


Interview

Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?

I’m a reader myself. The “message” I get from any novel I read is so unpredictable. I certainly don’t go looking for it when I get involved with the story. I just want to enjoy the ride the characters are taking.

I tend to write a lot of characters who are starting over in life. Many are doing it later than is typical, such as after they are 40 or even 50. I try to write strong characters who never give up on love and romance. I show how it’s possible to find love, romance, and great sex at any age. I guess I hope readers are inspired to keep moving forward in their own lives, no matter what happens.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

In all the years I’ve been writing, I think I’ve faced nearly every challenge a writer can face. I don’t mind the work of meeting the challenge and finding a way to handle it. I don’t get “stuck” as you so often read about writers doing. I do get bogged down at times, but doing something physical and taking a break always clears the way.

Something strange I’ve noticed though is that in every book there is one weird issue—one habit—that creeps into that particular work. A year ago, I had a book where all the characters were “declaring” every time they spoke. Why? No idea. I can’t explain that creative weirdness. I’m sure my Muse had lots of laughs over it. Writing is a strange process sometimes.

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

I’ve just recently slid past the 50 books published mark. My favorite is usually the book I am writing, which at the moment is “Never A Dull Moment”, Book 3 of The Perfect Date series.

Here’s a short list of some of my past favorites: Dating Dr. Notorious (Never Too Late series, Book 2), Captured In Ink (Art Of Love series, Book 3), and the ENTIRE Forced To Serve series which is Sci Fi Romance loaded with action and adventure.

I’m an eclectic writer. I need the variety of multiple genres to be creatively happy. Humor is the common element across all my work.

If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

Well, that depends on which series, but we’re talking now about Never Is A Very Long Time, so we’re talking Dr. Mariah Bates. I would pick Reese Witherspoon to play my heroine because she has the ability to do comedy as well as the serious stuff. I would pick Mel Streep to play Mariah’s hard talking mother, just to hear Mel curse in a movie. Those two would make the comedy work out well too because they are funny, talented women.

John could be Gerard Butler. All he needs to do is look good, play tough, and be Mariah’s straight man for her jokes.

Roll cameras. I’m ready. LOL

When did you begin writing?

I think I started writing around the age of 9 or 10, but I have always read voraciously. I’ve had many writing jobs in my life, but being a fiction author is the best job ever. I hope I get to do it for the rest of my life.

How long did it take to complete your first book?

I’m answering this about my first fiction book. It took two and half weeks, but I was writing obsessively from a place of grief. My average is about two months for a full novel.

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?

Books inspired me, so indirectly all those authors inspired me. I’ve always loved to read. The idea that a person can write something that millions of people will read still humbles me. It also makes me want to do it myself. My favorite part of my work is when a reader writes to tell me I made them laugh. That’s my true success.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

My favorite part is when the characters start talking. I love writing dialogue.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

Finding Your Perfect Match

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?

Never Say Never, Book 2 of The Perfect Date series is ready to go. It releases on May 15. I’m also working on Never A Dull Moment which is Book 3. It will release June 19.

On the other side of work, I have another book in my new spoofy Science Fiction Romance series releasing this month. Nate’s Fated Mate, Book 2 of Aliens In Kilts, releases May 22. Funny SFR—yeah, I was having a good time when I came up with it. I’m spoofing all things Sci Fi and indulging my inner geek.




Donna McDonald published her first romance novel in March of 2011. Forty plus novels later, she admits to living her own happily ever after as a full time author. Her work spans several genres, such as contemporary romance, paranormal, and science fiction. Humor is the most common element across all her writing. Addicted to making readers laugh, she includes a good dose of romantic comedy in every book.


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Emily H said...

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