Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Interview w/ Rosanna Leo-- nutella shame, hairy chests and energizer bunnies?

Hey guys! Today we've got Rosanna Leo joining us to chat about Vice. Totally nomming on this cover! Anywho. Yall come hang out then leave Rosanna some comment love! Aaaaand...good morning Rosanna! Welcome to herding cats!

Thanks so much, Anna! I am very excited to be here. My cat Sweetie thinks this is the best interview I have ever done. *passes Sweetie a $20 for being a good cat*

Ooo Sweetie needs some treats! *doles out some ear scritches* Alright. *pours ice tea and passes around the cookies for the human folk* If you had 10 seconds to get someone all *grabby hands* over Vice what would you tell them?
Very damaged hero who, ahem, never tires. Passionate heroine who just might break all her rules for him. Killer conflict and sex that doesn't stop. 
Ahhh break me off a piece of him! lol Can you tell us 3 fun/sexy/quirky/silly/etc behind the scenes facts about Vice?
Absolutely! Great question. My fun facts behind Vice are:

  • There is a scene in the book where hero Liam sees a drunk woman spilling her beer on a Las Vegas street. That scene was inspired when I saw a drunk woman spilling her beer on a Las Vegas street. As soon as I saw her, I knew she was going in a book.
  • Heroine Kate has a father who is a compulsive gambler. Her experiences are loosely based on my own experiences. My father is a compulsive gambler and has never sought help for his addiction. As a result, this is a personal story and dear to my heart.
  • The inspiration for Liam's character actually originated over ten years ago. Before I was published for the first time, I'd been working on a very sappy romance featuring a classical conductor as the hero. That book was never published and has been permanently shelved (it needed a lot of work), but elements of the conductor finally found a home in Liam. 

Ahhh jealous of random beer spilling chickie for making it into a book! lol Erms, did I just say that?? Moving on! Now, I'm all about the steam. Any make a girl shiver moments or quotes from Liam? The dirtier the better <winks>
I think I can provide one or two shivers for you, Anna! Here you go
He looked deeply into her eyes, as if trying to glean whether she would accept more
from him. “Kate,” he whispered. “I’m going to take you home now and I’m going to fuck you. Do you have a problem with that?”
“Undress for me.”

Oh, nuts. What did he want, a striptease? She was pretty sure she’d look like a lame
goose if she tried to shimmy like a pole dancer. “What do you mean?”

“I think it’s clear, sugar. I want to watch you take your clothes off.”
He walked to the door in the outer room. As he put his hand on the doorknob, he
turned and gave that take-no-prisoners grin once more. “Enjoy the suite while you can. You’ll trade it in for my bed soon enough.”

 “Uh, that won’t happen.”

 “Oh, it will and you know it. Enjoy your stay, sugar.”
Heheheh yes. Repeating myself. Break me off a piece of him! If they had 24 hours to do...anything or go anywhere what would these two get up to?
Well, because Liam has money and is accustomed to extravagance in his casinos, he'd probably try to show Kate an amazing time with gourmet food and pampering. However, Kate would just look him up and down, laugh and say, "I just want pizza and a movie. Is that doable, big shot?" He'd laugh, and admit he was happier with an evening at a dive bar. But...the evening would end in Liam's outrageous bed...the one with the fireplace footboard. Oh, and I think I mentioned he never gets tired. ;)
*looks around* I do believe you know my response to that. lol What's the first thing that pops into your head about Kate? What about Liam?
As far as Kate, the first thing I think of is her sense of compassion. She's had a tough life and helps others who have compulsive gamblers as loved ones. When it comes to Liam, I think of his intensity. Whether it is in business or his relationships, he gives his all and takes no prisoners. This is one of his attributes, but also ends up as a bit of a failing, and I love that he's complicated.
Complicated so works. It sounds like these two have a little, erm, enemies to lovers thing going on. What would they say each others most pinch-able offense would be?
LOL, well, they do begin as dire adversaries, that's for sure. Kate wants to bring him down! She just has no clue she'll end up bringing him to his knees instead. Liam would definitely say Kate's most pinch-able offense is picketing his new casino on its grand opening day, causing a stink for his customers. As for Kate, before she gets to know Liam, she thinks his whole existence is pinch-able, if not slap-able. To Kate, people like Liam are enablers and they need to be taught the errors of their ways. Of course, they both learn there is more to each other than what meets the eye.
LOL I might pinch them for each other. *glances at the last cookie* If Liam was going to be any type of dessert or cookie what would he be?
Molten lava cake. Hot and irresistible with a fiery core. And if you get a taste of him, you'll melt, too.

Dammit! I don't think I've ever been such a broken record in an interview before but gimme gimme gimme a piece of him! lol I'll settle for some hunky man candy though...any good ones you just love?
Well, Henry Cavill is my man candy inspiration for Liam so I had to add him here. However, I've included some of my faves. I like them mysterious and a little on the hairy side. 
*sigh* Me too. Weirdest thing in your purse right now?
Two dirty teaspoons, wrapped in paper towel. I eat a lot of yogurt and bring it to work as a snack. However, I sometimes forget to return my spoons and end up carrying them for a while. Hope there's no mold in there... 
::snort:: I'm completely obsessed with...?
Nutella. Don't judge me. It's not attractive. ;)
Something you'd totally do if you could get away with it?
Write all day long. Boring, I know, but if I didn't have to hold down a regular job, I'd be dreaming up sexy heroes 24/7.
Um. I'd totally read all day if I could so I am there. with. you. Last thing you whipped up in the kitchen?
Ooh! I made these cool appetizers that I got in Erin Gleason's Forest Feast cookbook. They were amazing. You take dried apricots, and put a dollop of plain goat cheese on top, followed by a cranberry and a spring of fresh thyme. They are so pretty and make wonderful little nibbles.
They sound gorgeous! Before you head out...What's up next for you?
I have a new paranormal romance coming Nov. 9 from Hartwood Publishing. Called Night Lover, it features a classical singer heroine, her dishy exboyfriend and a cursed incubus, determined to make her his bride in death. Aside from that, I am hard at work writing the last two books in my Gemini Island Shifters series. I am also doing some research for a romantic suspense based on some very famous serial killings.  
That's awesome. Love how varied they are. Alright I'll let ya head out and get back to them. Thanks so much for dropping in, Rosanna! Can't wait to meet these two :D
Thank you for having me. It was a blast. :) 

Alright yall! Your turn. Do you have any questions for Rosanna?
Hit the comments and leave her some love!

As a Vegas singer and volunteer counselor, Kate Callender has experienced life on both sides of Sin City’s bright lights. The thrill of performing, and gambling’s devastating effect on the addicts’ families.

Liam Doyle is just the kind of man she despises—a handsome, enigmatic businessman with a knack for seducing customers into his casino hotels. Determined to put a lid on his growing influence, she prepares to picket the opening of his newest casino, Vice.

When Liam spots the lone protester hassling his customers, annoyance wars with instant attraction. And he quickly discovers the leggy redhead not only can’t be bought, she tempts him the way the sound of a roulette wheel lures a gambler.

They are natural enemies, but when a vile attack sparks Liam’s protective instincts, they begin a sexual odyssey that dances on the edge of addiction. Dangerously close to losing control...and losing themselves.

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Romance author with Samhain Publishing and Liquid Silver Books. My favorite things are my family, dusty libraries, and Nutella. I love it when the geeky, awkward girl gets the hot guy, and have made it my mission to see this happen in my books as much as possible.

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