Oh and I most definitely asked her A LOT of questions. I hope you enjoy them and check her out because she's awesome and she actually answered ALL my questions!! Thank you again Rene for being such a great sport.
***There are more books available in the Soul Seers series other than the first one I have pictured here***
Rene Folsom Q & A
That depends on what you consider my first book. If you mean the first book I published, then I must tell you my fun little story about the inspiration of Heart You. This year, on Valentine’s Day, Cynthia Shepp posted a Goodreads group thread challenging authors to come up with a short story using the following prompts: Valentine’s Day, candy conversation hearts, a love triangle, a black rose, and water balloons. Needless to say, I pumped something out fairly quick. After talking with Cynthia, who is also my editor, I decided to expand on the story and publish it. I was already done with several other short stories by this point, but they were not published yet. So, Heart You became my first published book and was inspired by Cynthia’s challenging prompts.
Cynthia Shepp’s website – http://cynthiashepp.wordpress.com/
The first book that pops into my mind is Twilight (I know, some many have a love/hate relationship with that answer). My reason is valid though because it's the book that got me back into reading again.
Right now I am reading The Gathering by S.L. Dearing and Red Planet by Robert Heinlein (recommended by the enigmatic Jayce Grayson)
The Gathering – http://amzn.com/B004DCB5X2/
Red Planet – http://amzn.com/0345493184/
Jayce Grayson, author of Xianne, who is guiding me through the world of Heinlein – http://www.amazon.com/Jayce-Grayson/e/B004XD1FUO/
Peace and quiet is very difficult to get when my house is overrun with snot-nosed children, but I do try to write at night when I know I can concentrate and not be interrupted with fighting siblings or hungry tummies.
Twizzlers and Mountain Dew :)
Most of the time, no. But, occasionally I’ll be in the mood for some music and try to keep it low so as not to be too distracting.
Wow, that question is a mouthful. I have officially diagnosed myself with ADD, so the amount of projects I currently have going are all over the board! I’ll try to give a breakdown and hope I don’t make your brain explode.
- Completing book six of the Soul Seers Series.
- The third Roommate Romance novella, which has a tentative title of Share You.
- My full-length erotica novel I’ve been working on since September of last year called Exposed Affections. A three chapter teaser is available on my website at http://renefolsom.com/2013/05/first-three-chapters-of-exposed-affections/.
- A new vampire erotica short featuring a dominant motorcycle street racer chick.
- A super top-secret collaboration with the fantastic S.L. Dearing.
- Many other ideas that have been jotted down for future use. :)
That would have to be Chaz from Bind Me. I’m going to let y’all read it for yourself. Once you do, you’ll know exactly why he’s my favorite. ;)
Wow. This question is hard to answer without giving away too many spoilers. All I will say is Rob from my full-length novel currently in progress, Exposed Affections.
The only thing I can think of is to possibly make the characters a little older. Even though they’re both in their early 20s, I’ve had a few reviewers call the story YA when I don’t want it labeled as such since there will be some graphic friendliness later on in the series.
I designed all my covers myself. I have been a professional graphic designer for over eight years and also provide premade and custom cover design to other authors. Naturally, I take pride in all my cover designs.
The Soul Seers models were just too beautiful to pass up and purple/green is my favorite color combination (hence their intense eye colors).
Heart You needed to have that teasing quality that so nicely portrays a scene in the book.
Bind Me – who doesn’t like panty shots?
My graphic design website – http://phycel.com/
SLEEP! Oh my, I desperately need sleep when I’m not working and/or writing.
Uhm… thank you? Yeah, that’s it. Thank you! And, don’t be afraid to drop me a line on my Facebook page every once in a while. I don’t bite… hard.
My Facebook page – http://facebook.com/renefolsom/
Gladly! This short excerpt is from an untitled story I am currently working on. The story will include a special treat for all my readers that I’m hoping everyone will LOVE! <3
I know you see that Voices of the Soul is currently free. I also know you need to read it because it has to be amazing. Read it. Love it. You're life will brighten when you spend a couple hours curled up with one of Rene Folsom's books. That I can guarantee from experience.