Monday, April 4, 2011

Let's hear it for Bri Clark!

Welcome my guest, Bri Clark, author of paranormal romance, romantic fantasy and romantic suspense.

Tell us about yourself, Bri. How about something that hasn’t been previously stated? Maybe a phobia or pet peeve. I have too much confidence that in turn makes it hard for me to lose weight. I know the irony. LOL

What genre do you write and what genre would you love to try? I write paranormal romance, romantic fantasy and romantic suspense. I would love to do a thriller. I’m pretty sure my mentor would be thrilled since that’s what he writes.

Tell us about what you've had published. I have a introductory short published called Caffe’s Seduzine that is the sort of preface to a novel called Mafia Seduzione. Both are romantic suspense that puts a new spin emotional fidelity and love triangles. Familial Witch is a novella that is again a prelude to a novel that is still untitled, it’s a paranormal romance set in a world I made up.

Any works in progress? Glazier is my first full length novel that will be releasing at the end of May. A romantic fantasy based on a soccer mom turned supernatural spy.

What's your inspiration or drives you as a writer? Books, my own imagination, music, other authors, the control that creating your own story enables you to have.

How long have you been writing? Since I was a child.

Do you have a dream man/cop/detective? Does he appear in your writing and if so, what does he look like? Idk about dream man. It seems that every character that turns out to be like my husband I always end up killing off. I tell him it’s because I don’t like to share.

Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing. Exercise, religion, family, service

What makes you laugh? Cry? Dry humor, cruelty

Sinful indulgence? Books

Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer? When I finished my first novel.

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer these questions. The floor is yours. Please tell us where to find your work, your website, your blog, book trailer, and anything else you care to share.

Marie Kincaid suffering the greatest loss a woman can know runs from the pain. Falling asleep deep within the fo

rest she awakes in an infirmary with a loss of memory and a power, she’s always possessed yet never known: Glazier. Glazier enables Marie to embark on a new life free of pain but most importantly free of the past. Heightened senses, accelerated strength, speed, and learning abilities make Marie a perfect candidate to be a spy…also a perfect companion for Henry Tenison…the only other known Glazier.

Henry, a loner and proud rogue finds his world upended when his connection to Marie is forged through Glazier. Unsure of how to progress with any relationship with her he endeavors to keep it strictly platonic and professional. As far away, missions and romantic surroundings entice him into pursuing his deeper desires he caves. However, Marie’ love changes everything.

Determined to free them both of the spy world and hold Abram their superior has over them Henry implements a plot to disappear. However, when things become dangerous in their latest mission, their first undercover, and memories of Marie’s past surface suggesting another man…will Henry’s efforts prove to come too late? If Marie remembers her past, will she still want their future?

Check out Bri's blog:

Her book, Glazier, will be available at the end of May for your reading pleasure at the following link:

About our guest:

Bri Clark is a real example of redemption and renewal. Growing up penniless in the South, Bri learned street smarts while caring for her brother in a broken home. She watched her mother work several jobs to care for their small family. Once her brother could fend for himself, Bri moved on to a series of bad choices including leaving school and living on her own.

Rebelliousness was a strong understatement to describe those formative years. As a teenager, her wakeup call came from a fight using brass knuckles and a judge that gave her a choice of shaping up or spending time in jail. She took that opportunity and found a way to move up from the streets.

She ended up co-owning an extremely successful construction business. She lived the high life until the real estate crash when she lost everything. She moved west and found herself living with her husband and 4 kids in a 900 square foot apartment.

She now fills her time, writing, blogging, leading a group of frugal shoppers and sharing her southern culture. Her unique background gives her writing a raw sensibility. She understands what it takes to overcome life’s obstacles. She often tells friends, “I can do poor. I’m good at poor. It’s prosperity that I’m not used to.”

Bri and her husband Chris live in Boise. Bri is known as the Belle of Boise for her true southern accent, bold demeanor and hospitable nature.


Elaina Lee said...

Great interview, ladies!

I wish my self-confidence was high enough that my weight didn't bother me. And it's not so much that I'm bothered by it, rather I'd just like to be pre-baby. *grin* Pre-baby would be awesome.

Cassie Exline said...

Thanks for stopping by, Elaina.

Cassie Exline said...

Elaina, you looked greatin your photo.

Bri Clark said...

Yeah I hear ya Elaina. LOL prebaby is good in some ways. Thanks for having me Cassie. It's always fun to do these.