Thursday, July 12, 2012

INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Berengaria Brown


So I’m getting involved in lots of Facebook groups and the writing community in general, and I’ve met some nice people, among them was Berengaria Brown. After some investigation, I discover all kinds of books! To me, the best part was all the ménage stories!

I went a bit stalker, and sent a message offering to review any book, if ever desired, also asking where a good place to start would be among the many books. Berengaria gifted me Dragons’ Bond to get started, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Raw Future is the most recent release, for the series Embrace the Future. To celebrate and spread the word about Berengaria’s work, I’m going to offer up a copy of book 1 in this series, Forbidden Future. Read below for more about this wonderful author!


Have you always wanted to be an author?
I’ve always been a reader, but one day I had nothing to read, so I decided to try to write a book. When I finished it, I still had nothing to read, so I wrote another one, and another one, and the rest, as they say, is history.

What inspires your work?
Anything, everything. A dream, a snippet of conversation, something I see someone do…

You write gay, lesbian, ménage, and traditional stories of the paranormal, contemporary, futuristic, and more. What made you decide to write in so many subgenres?
I like to read widely. I read everything from sweet to extremely kinky. So that’s the way I write. I believe everyone deserves a happily ever after, and the characters tell me who their special person or people are. So that’s the way the book goes.

You’re a prolific author. Do you have a favorite story that you've written, or one you're most proud of?
A good Momma doesn’t have a favorite child, but you never forget your first. My very first published book was Intensity. I thought I was writing a straight MMF ménage, then a ghost appeared and took over the story.

Are you a pantser or a plotter? Do you outline plots for your books or just write as it comes to you?
A mixture of both. I don’t start writing until I have a beginning and an end, and a few points I want to hit on the way through. But apart from that anything goes.

What is the atmosphere like when you sit down to write? Do you have music playing? Perhaps a drink and a bowl of M&Ms or something?
I’m addicted to chocolate, but when I’m writing I’m oblivious to what’s happening around me. I’m totally focused on the screen and what’s going on in my head.

When you're not writing, what do you like to read? Who's your favorite author?
I have dozens of favorite authors. I always keep about twenty books on my laptop so I can pick whatever I feel like reading at a given time. Georgette Heyer got me started reading romance, especially historical romance. I dedicated my Regency historicals to her. Other authors I’ve dedicated my books to include Ellis Peters, Alan Adale, Howard Pyle, Amarinda Jones, Anny Cook, Elizabeth Lapthorne, Sue Grafton, Nevil Shute, Cindy Spencer Pape, and Mary Stewart.

Do you have any advice for aspiring romance authors?
Never give up. Keep reading, keep writing, keep polishing, keep submitting.

Can you share a few random facts about yourself unrelated to writing?
I adore chocolate.
I have a day job that I enjoy, but it sure cuts into my reading and writing time!
I love hot weather, sunshine, beaches, and walking in national parks.



Berengaria is a multi-published author of erotic romance: contemporary, paranormal (ghosts, vampires, fairies, and werewolves) and Regency-set historical. She loves to read all different kinds of romance so that is what she writes: one man/one woman; two women; two men; two men/one woman; three men, two women/one man…. Whatever the characters need for their very hot happily-ever-after, Berengaria makes sure they get it.

Find out more about her books at her website. Keep up with what's going on at her blog and on Twitter. You can also keep up with her and get to know her better by friending her on Facebook.



Forbidden Future Available Now!

More than fifty years ago, wicked winds, carrying deadly diseases, swept across the land, and their ancestors fled to a protected valley. But now the easy-to-gather food and fuel are used up, and the people struggle to feed themselves. The goods their ancestors had brought with them are worn out, and life is hard trying to feed and provide for themselves. Zuri, Udo, and Tau love each other, but have to meet in the forest to make love. The people decide to go to the city to look for food and fuel. It’s Zuri who finds the ancestors’ truck and asks for a gift in return—that she, Tau, and Udo could be together. Their request is granted. Then everyone plans for the trip to the city. It’ll be very dangerous, but the three of them will be together. But will they find any food? Will they even survive?


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13 comments:

  1. Great interview!! My favorite to read is M/M...yummy! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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  2. I love a good BDSM or menage, thank you for the wonderful interview.
    Carin mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Sounds awesome! Going on my wishlist. :)
    goodblinknpark @ yahoo.com

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  4. sorry ment to add i love a good paranormal or menage. I don't really have one particular fav tho.

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  5. Thank you, Buffy, for interviewing me, and thank you, Rissa, Carin, and VampedChik, for dropping by.
    Berengaria

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  6. I love paranormal erotic romance. Great post.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  7. Really enjoyed the Blog! Look forward to giving this a try! :)

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  8. My favorite is definitely paranormal erotic romance.

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  9. Thank you, Vanessa, Ditter, and Bbooo4. Paranormal stories are awesome because you can break all the rules.
    Berengaria

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    1. Paranormal romances are awesome!
      Berengaria

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  11. I'm a big m/m devotee (mostly contemporary), but m/m/f sounds lovely, too! Thanks for the opportunity...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. Thank you for dropping by, Vitajex.
    Berengaria

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