Writing is my life. Life is my hobby. ~Emma Lai

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Emma Lai on His Ship, Her Fantasy

Today I am featuring an interview with myself, author of His Ship, Her Fantasy, available TODAY from The Wild Rose Press!

Blurb:

Ellie Woods is in love…with a ship. When an argument with the ship results in a bump on the head, she finds herself in the strong arms of Alastair. But, who is he, and where did he come from?


Alastair has loved Ellie from afar for years, but duty has kept him from revealing himself to her. When a grave threat reveals his true identity, he hopes that Ellie will choose reality over fantasy.

His Ship, Her Fantasy is Book 1 of the Mates of the Guardians series, which includes His Hope, Her Salvation, available Wednesday 16 December, His Heart, Her Desire, which I will offer as a free read after the next release, and His Light, Her Shadow and His Dream, Her Nightmare, both of which are works in progress.

Who are The Guardians?

The series features three types of Guardians: Shields, Hunters, and Stewards. Each has a specific job. Shields protect people; Hunters seek out targets; and Stewards assist Hunters. The Ruling Council assigns the Guardians their tasks.

The Mates of the Guardians are short stories. Do I prefer writing shorts or full length books?

I like both. Shorts are fun and challenging. It's not easy telling a complete story in only a few thousand words. However, full length books allow for more world building, which is its own challenge.

What other works do I have in progress?

I am currently working on edits for an erotic Regency, Twice is Not Enough. I also have a contemporary romance near completion as well as the first book of a young adult fantasy series in progress.

However, I continually dream up new ideas for stories and have started work on numerous sci-fi/fantasy projects.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of His Ship, Her Fantasy today!

38 comments:

Rachel E. Moniz said...

Happy Release Day, Emma!!!
I am very happy and excited for you!!
:-D

Rachel

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Rachel!

SarahAnn said...

Hooray for your new Release, Emma! Congratulations and loud applause!! I have my copy already, and I can't wait to read it in its final, polished form.

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, SarahAnn!

kerribookwriter said...

CONGRATS! WOOT! SQUEEE! U GO GIRL! U ROCK! TOTALLY AWESOME! YEEHAH! APPLAUSE!

Whew! I'm exhausted now...had to get my cheerleading done for the day. You go on and enjoy your day, hon. Bask in the feeling that you accomplished something that many authors only dream about.

So proud of you and for you, my friend!

Cheryl said...

Emma,

Congrats on the release! This book looks awesome. I already have it on my tbr list, so I'm hoping I WIN!!! LOL Congrats!
Cheryl

Helen Pilz said...

Congrats, Emma!!!

Skhye said...

Congrats. And interesting food chain among your guardians!

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Helen!

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Kerri! I love your constant enthusiasm! Can't wait for SOUL SEARCHER!

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Cheryl! I'll announce the winner tomorrow.

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Skhye!

April Vine said...

Hey Emma
Huge congrats on your release. Love the cover and it sounds really intriguing!
I wish you loads of success!!!
(Looking forward to that Erotic Regency, BTW :)

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, April! I'm excited about the edits I just received on it.

Autumn Jordon said...

Congrats on the release. The premise of the story is very interesting. Wishing you many sales.

Autumn
2009 Golden Heart Finalist
www.autumnjordon.com

Mona Risk said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the release of your first book. Wishing you many, many sales.

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Autumn and Mona!

Susan Macatee said...

Congratulations on the release of your book, Emma!

This story sounds great!

Sarah Simas said...

Congrats, Emma!! I'm so happy for you!

Enjoy your day of basking in the glow of success! You deserve it.

Emma Lai said...

Thanks Susan and Sarah! It's hard to contain my excitement.

Debra St. John said...

Congrats on your release Emma! Enjoy!!

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Debra! I am definitely having a good day!

Helen Hardt said...

Emma, the day is here! Much congratulations -- I'm looking forward to reading HSHF!

Helen

Emma Lai said...

Thanks for the congrats, Helen!

Jana Richards said...

Congratulations on your release today Emma. All the best and great sales!

Jana

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Emma,
Congratulations on your release day. An exciting time. Wishing you many sales.
Best wishes
Margaret

Emma Lai said...

Thanks Jana and Margaret!

P.L. Parker said...

Congratulations! Release Day is so wonderful. I was so excited when my first book came out. Many sales!
Patsy

Cari Quinn said...

Congratulations, Emma! Wishing you many sales on this and your subsequent releases! And what a cool idea to interview yourself...may borrow the idea if and when. ;)

Emma Lai said...

Thanks Patsy and Cari!

Feel free to borrow whatever ideas you want, Cari!

Christina Phillips said...

Many happy congrats, Emma!!!

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Christina!

Maya said...

Congrats on the release, Emma. I love sci-fi and your book looks like a MUST READ! Love the cover too!

Maya
Hostage To Love by Maya Blake
Available Now from www.thewildrosepress.com
www.mayabauthor.blogspot.com

Lexie said...

I just finished this for review Emma! :D I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more!!

Lexie
Lexie.Cenni@gmail.com

Emma Lai said...

Thanks, Maya!

Emma Lai said...

Can't wait to read your review, Lexie!

Lexie said...

Hey Emma--it was posted up already! I just submitted it this morning so I was pretty happy :) here's the link: http://www.nightowlromance.com/nightowlromance/reviews/Review.aspx?daoid=4390

Pretty much--I enjoyed it a lot! And I can't wait to learn more about the Guardians :D

Emma Lai said...

Thanks for the great review, Lexie! Hopefully, the second story, HIS HOPE, HER SALVATION, will provide a few answers, but keep your interest peaked at the same time!