Monday, August 13, 2012

Interview with Berinn Rae & Giveaway

Welcome to the very first interview here at Support Indie Authors! I am very happy to welcome Berinn Rae, and thank her for being my very first interview!! I hope you call enjoy the interview, and do not forget to enter the giveaway!!


Support Indie Authors: Welcome and thank you for being my very first interview!!
Berinn Rae: Thanks for having me, Ashley!! 

SIA: Did you always want to write romance novels instead of any other genre?
BR: Growing up, I’d always read science fiction and fantasy. When I started to write, I figured I’d stick to those genres, while focusing on strong heroines. But as my stories unfolded, I realized that my leading ladies liked to enjoy a bit of passion, and so I discovered my writing leaned toward the romance genre instead. And I’ve had absolutely no regrets. Romance has some of the savviest readers out there!

SIA: What is it about romance novels that speak to you?
BR: I crave the HEA (Happily Ever After) or at least HFN (Happily For Now). There’s enough disappointment in the real world, and a little escapism is a needed break.

SIA: What would be your dream book to write?
BR: I’ve always dreamed of writing an epic science fiction with romantic elements. What I envision would have world-building like Star Trek, grittiness like The Walking Dead, and fun like Firefly.

SIA: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?
BR: Good question! I wouldn’t want to do anything else! But if I had to, I suppose I’d do something full time in the aviation industry rather than fly just for fun. If I wasn’t a writer, I’d be reading a whole lot more books!

SIA: What are your thoughts on book review websites?
BR: I love book review sites! I think it’s wonderful that passionate readers take the time to share their thoughts on books with others. I’ve bought plenty of books after reading good (and bad!) reviews. And I give kudos to the reviewers—it takes a lot of time to review a book and passion to share it with the world.

SIA: What is your current favorite book, and your all-time favorite book?
BR: Tough question! Dream Chaser by Sherrilyn Kenyon because it was my first paranormal romance read, which hooked me heart and soul on the genre. It’s not the best written book in the world, but it literally changed my life. My all-time favorite would be The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It’s the book that taught me the secret to life, the universe, and everything.

SIA: Who is your favorite author?
BR: Another tough question! Trying to narrow it down to one is as hard as it is picking a favorite book. I’ll go with Gena Showalter since she consistently puts out good books, and I’ll stop everything I’m doing to read her latest.

SIA: Do you prefer e-book or paperback?
BR: I’ve finally made the switch to e-book and buy nearly all books that way. Every now and then, I’ll also buy a copy for my bookshelves. I find e-books are ideal for travel (I carry my entire library with me everywhere), and they’re great for clearing space in my house.

SIA: Out of the books you have written, which one has been your favorite?
BR: Hm. Stealing Fate was a blast to write. Maybe because it was a novella so it went fast, or maybe because it was my first time self-publishing. Regardless, I enjoyed the freedom in writing it.

SIA: Random Question – Favorite flavor of ice cream?
BR: Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!

Thank you again so much Berinn, NOW time for the giveaway!!