Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Rie Warren; New Release: In His Command

Please join me in welcoming back the fabulous Rie Warren! She is a fabulous writer and friend--and I *wish* I had her energy and vivaciousness. A woman of great wit and sharp observations it is always a joy to be around her.

Thank you for coming back and talking about your newest release!

IN HIS COMMAND: Released August 6th by Grand Central Publishing/Forever Yours

Lets dive right in:

Tell us about your new book. What was your favorite part about writing it?   

 IN HIS COMMAND is the ultimate ‘forbidden love’ story!

It is the year 2070. Generations ago, the world was annihilated by catastrophic environmental events. The survivors were driven to live in big city centers ruled by the Company. To rebuild the world’s population, the oppressive Company had one rule: all homosexuals must be exterminated.

Commander Caspar Cannon has a stellar military reputation—and a life-threatening secret. When a revolution rips through the territories, Cannon is ordered to escort Company executive Nathaniel Rice to a secure location. For months, the commander has harbored illicit desire for Rice, knowing he cannot act on his attraction. Privileged, polished, and groomed to one day take over the Company, Rice is drawn to the rugged, military man. Yet Rice has his own mysterious agenda, and he knows their love can be as dangerous as the wasteland they must traverse.

Now leaving the besieged city behind, the two men embark on a journey that becomes a minefield of sabotage, betrayal—and forbidden passion. But when danger catches up to them, can Cannon trust the secretive man who holds his heart—and his fate?

Hmm, my favorite part about writing it? The sex! No, I’m kidding (sort of). It was creating this very gritty love story about two men dangerously attracted to each other, and wrapping it all up in a world of lies, betrayals, and war. What I like is you have an ability to world build and place the reader smack into the middle of things. You can *feel* the grit--that to me is exceptional!

Are there more books in this series?
Why yes, there are. ON HER WATCH comes out April 14th, 2014! A third book is contracted and I’ve started toying with ideas for a fourth  That is awesome you have a couple of books contracted--lots of celebration (and late night writing?)

I've asked about your writing process before (and OH do I want your energy..maybe if I hang out with you more it will rub off) so let me ask about what is your favorite part of your writing process? The idea or the writing?
The writing, definitely! I spend a lot of time sitting up here in my woman cave chuckling madly—sometimes bawling my eyes out too—with my characters. The process of writing is organic to me (even though I am initially a plotter) so the story evolves and grows and shifts while I write it, and that is exciting.  I can understand this, and the fact the story touches you means a lot to me as reader and writer.
How long did it take you to write this book?
It took me about four months to write IN HIS COMMAND. I’m a very quick writer because I don’t strive for perfection on the rough draft. My goal is to get the story on ‘paper’. Then I fill it in, clean it up, cut-cut-cut (cry-cry-cry, ha ha), and polish it until it’s pretty.  I think this is fabulous, I am trying to work on pouring it out on paper. You know, I'm going to talk to you more about your writing process in a future post (purely for selfish reasons mind you). 
What are you reading now?

I just started reading Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series because I come across her name a lot and have never ventured into her books. I figured I better see what she has going on, because I do write paranormal too.  That sounds very interesting! I have heard good things about those books. *hangs head* I have yet to get to them. 

I like to ask fun things. So--what's your favorite meal?
This one is easy! Hand down: fresh-from-the-lobster-pound, Maine steamed clams with melted butter and a great big plastic bib for my sloppiness! I could just slurp those suckers down all day long.  Oh now you made ME hungry. YUM! 
Thank you Rie for stopping by! and I really want you to come by again. 
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Rie Warren Bio:
After earning my degree in Fine Arts, I promptly gave up paintbrushes and canvas for paper and pen (because being a writer is equally as good an idea as being an artist, of course it is). That was fifteen years ago, my writing career started! With a manuscript of super epic proportions! Safely stored under a lace doily in a filing cabinet. Possibly in England . . .

Since then I’ve done this and that, here and there, usually in the nonprofit arena, until I returned to my dream of being a writer. Even though I bask in the glorious southern sunshine as often as I can, I’m mostly a nocturnal creature adjourning to my writer’s atelier (spare bedroom) in search of my next devious plot twist or delicious passionate tryst. 
No matter what genre or gender pairing I’m writing, I combine a sexy southern edge with humor and heart–and a taste of darkness. I hope you enjoy!



M.V.Freeman said...

I always love you coming by! You realize I am so going to have you back again soon!

Rie Warren said...

My pleasure, dear friend! And I'll hold you to it!