Today I’m pleased to have Charlene A. Wilson, author of One for Kami, stop by for an interview.
Could you tell us a little bit about the books you write?
My books are on the sensual side and introduce new worlds and ways. While I do have some Contemporary and Urban Fantasy stories waiting for their moment in the spotlight, the one out now take you to other dimensions.
One for Kami begins in dimension Two-Eight-Five, where the Elite men are required to have three wives to eliminate poverty through inheritance. Kami didn’t realize Ian was an Elite when she fell in love with him and now that she knows, she can’t bear the thought of sharing him with two other women. She travels to Three-Two-Three—which happens to be our very own dimension—and begins her search for one true love near Chicago. But Ian has his own agenda.
The other two books I have out are in the Cornerstone Deep series and take you to a world where true love endures beyond death and soul mates are reunited…albeit unexpected and in the most inconvenient way. Cole, head of the Sentinel family has pined for Mianna for centuries after her death. How could he expect to find her when he harvested a lawbreaker for service to a Grand Marshal? This series is filled with magic, gods, and very determined souls when it comes to keeping their loves!
Aumelan is about to be up and coming! A totally new world and set of amazing characters in search of love, deep secrets, and freedom. *smile*
What about your process? Are you a plotter, pantser or something of a hybrid?
I have a loose outline when I start a book. I find if I get too tight with plotting it stifles the spirit of the story. But I do need a bit of a guideline or things would veer too far off course. lol
Was there a particular catalyst that inspired you to start writing novels?
I don’t think it was a catalyst, really, just the need to get things down on paper and let them live. I have vivid dreams and in them are amazing people. These people are so strong that the writing just seems a natural way to share them with others.
What is your favorite type of leading male?
The broken hero who finds his strength again through the one he loves. Who finds he is more than he thought he was and fights huge obstacles to have her in his life. I like them to grow.
Can you give us a single paragraph excerpt of what you consider your best work? (Please list the book title underneath.)
My best work? Wow. Well, I don’t know about the best, that’s kind of hard to pin down. Lol. But I like this one. *smile*
He tasted like the innocence of Juicy Fruit and the heat of a starved man. Memories flooded her of their walks along the river, late nights at the Haven meets, and his kindness to the smallest creature. Tears welled in her eyes, and she basked in the pleasures of having the only man she would ever love.
(One for Kami)
What about a single line?
“My life is a mirage of endless time, but you engulf me, rivet my mind, encompass my soul.”
(The Transformation of Anna, Cornerstone Deep)
What would you say is the thing you do best in your writing?
I think the best part of my writing is the thing I can’t really take credit for. It’s the character’s personalities and dialogue. They become very real in my mind as they let me know how their stories play out.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us? Maybe upcoming book plans or releases?
Aside from writing a follow-up to One for Kami, I’m working on book three in the Cornerstone Deep series. I’m feeling a bit pressured from the fans of the Shilo brothers and can hardly wait to dive back into Destiny. But first my Aumelan series needs to get submitted. I’ve just finished putting the final touches on the first book and once it’s mailed off, I’ll get going on the others. So, a teaser for Aumelan, since it’s next? Sure…
Chad is in love, but the world isn’t right—not when you’re forbidden to have the one you desire just because she’s your slave. His vitality host, Dee, has held his heart in her caring hands since they were children. He must find a way to set her free, and that means finding a way to live without her aid. Chad believes the answer lies in the World of the Sun where they originated, not the world of his cavernous home. Fate will guide him, he knows it.
When Salana, Daughter of the Sun Nation, meets Chad, she’s faced with the unbelievable; a man who must take energy from a host to survive. He’s not the only one. The entire Tsosey Nation is plagued with this unusual need. The strong yet meek Chamber people submitted to serve them through the centuries. Can Salana help this young man whose dreams of freedom could change the course of both nations? And can she do it without falling for him and turning her back on the marriage arranged by her parents?
Where can readers find you?