Monday, June 13, 2011

Writer with Sizzle: Miranda Stowe

Please welcome Miranda Stowe! Miranda would like to give away a free eBook copy of her sizzling story Caught in Heat. If you’d like to leave your email address in the comments, that would help her get a hold of you. Thanks!

About Miranda:

Miranda writes erotic romance of the contemporary, paranormal and suspense variety. She lives with her wonderful, Brad-Pitt-lookalike husband (hey, they're both blond-haired and blue-eyed) and adorable still-needs-to-learn-the-meaning-of-NO toddler daughter on their spacious corn-field-and-cow-pasture-front property in Kansas. Librarian by day and author by night, she is also published in YA and contemporary mainstream romance under a different pen name.

You can find her at:

Website & Blog :

GoodReads :



Lia: Great to have you here, Miranda. Tell us about your latest release.

Miranda: Caught in Heat came out in May from Cobblestone Press. It’s the beginning of my paranormal novella series called Half-breed Shifters.

The title pretty much says it all. When shapeshifter, Riley, is about to fall into her first mating heat, she frantically searches for a shifter refuge that’ll drug her up without feeling the need for sex.

But…Shaw Griffin, a human shifter hunter who is determined to wipe out the entire shapeshifting species after a pack of wolves slaughtered his family, catches her in one of his traps. As you can image, he just can’t kill Riley when he checks his trap because he’s a bit too turned on by the gorgeous, naked woman begging him to sex her up.

The second book in the series (Dreams of Wolf) just sold to Cobblestone. And its title tells you all you need to know there too!

Lia: Now that’s a hot premise! What is your favorite thing about being a romance writer?

Miranda: The happily ever after.

Lia: I definitely agree. What does your heroine love most about your hero? Least?

Miranda: In Caught in Heat, Riley admires Shaw’s back-down-from-nothing attitude, not even an obviously stronger shapeshifter (he’s human). He doesn’t fear anything.

Least? Well, she doesn’t necessarily appreciate the fact he wants to kill her when they first meet. Kind of a buzz kill!

Lia: LOL! That’s understandable. Have you ever cried or laughed out loud while writing a scene?

Miranda: I have no idea why, but every time I read this one line I wrote in Dreams of Wolf, I just can’t stop myself from cracking a smile. When the heroine finds out the hero is also part deer, she makes him change into his stag side and when she sees him in all his antlered glory, she says, “You probably get this a lot, but…nice rack.”

Lia: Hilarious line! Made me smile too. Do you have a favorite writer you’ve read over and over?

Miranda: I can’t count the number of times I’ve read “London’s Perfect Scoundrel” by Suzanne Enoch. LOVE IT!

Lia: I’ll have to check it out. Where is the wildest place your characters have had sex?

Miranda: In a truck…while the hero is driving home from a funeral (in Taken by a Killer). Or there’s that scene (in Mile High Service) where the h/h get in on in an airplane bathroom on a commercial flight. Or are those places even considered wild? I dunno.

Lia: Oh yeah. I think so. Where can readers find your books?


Whispers Publishing, Cobblestone Press, LLC. Amazon, All Romance ebooks, Fictionwise, Mobipocket. And one is coming soon to Liquid Silver Books!

Caught in Heat Buy Link :

Lia: Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Miranda!


Anonymous said...

Great interview! I can't wait to read this book! :)


Miranda Stowe said...

Hi Jane, nice to meet you. It still amazing me when someone actually reads one of my interviews. Happy reading!!

Lia Slater said...

Great to have you here, Miranda! I loved reading your answers.

StacieDM said...

Hello Miranda!
LOL I think it would be very tough for any straight man to turn down a gorgeous, naked and willing woman. This series sounds awesome.

I love paranormal romance. I like that authors are able to write their own rules. Characters in paranormal romance can get away with behavior that they wouldn't be able to in a contemporary story. Heroes can be super Alpha and dominant without them being jerks because it is a paranormal story.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

I love the "nice rack" quip. I don't think I have ever encountered a deer shifter before (although I read one short story with a coral shifter - it was a send-up).

a dot charol at yahoo dot ca

Miranda Stowe said...

It really is fun to simply makes up rules in stories that totally defy reality. Paranormal rocks! You can have lots more fun with, and yeah, the heroes are way awesome.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who likes the "nice rack" line!! I've heard about deer shapeshifters vaguely through some Native American legends, but yeah, I haven't seen any in romance novels before. About time, huh?!

Thanks everyone for reading my interview, and thank you so much to Lia for hosting me.

Lia Slater said...

Congrats to Anonymous (a dot charol at yahoo dot ca)! Miranda (or her hubby :-)) has drawn you as the winner of Caught in Heat. Lucky! She'll be in contact with you in the next few days.

Thanks, again, to Miranda for the fun interview! Come back again. And a big thanks to the readers who have stopped by!