Monday, August 13, 2012

Monday Author Interview with Sam Cheever

I’d like to welcome the fantastic author Sam Cheever here today on the blog. She’s one of my fellow authors over at Changeling Press and an all-around fantastic person. But you’re not here to read my blabbering. You are here for the interview, so let’s get going. Sam, thanks for being here. Describe yourself in three words.

Short, snarky, creative...Maybe that explains why so many of my heroines are small and feisty. Hmm, self-reflective moment…

Nothing wrong with being short and feisty. I know from personal experience. Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why?

In the Blockbuster movie, Honeybun at a Dude Ranch, Heathcliffe would be played by Christopher Gorham from Covert Affairs, yum! Nita would be played by Sarah Shahi from Fairly Legal.

Ooh! Good choices! Love. What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?

I’m a huge True Blood fan, I love the scene between Sookie and Bill when he first emerges from the grave after being badly burned running through the sun to save Sookie from certain death. Sookie visits the scene of his apparent roasting the next night, thinking Bill is dead, and he suddenly climbs out of the earth and leaps on her, all lips and hands. The scene is very emotional and hot!

Now that’s happy shiver inducing. Might have to go take a look-see at the DVD once the interview is done. What? You know you’re going to, too. Grin. What’s your wildest fantasy?

Sex on the back of a horse. Oh yeah! A galloping horse.

Intriguing. Knowing my sense of... grace, I’d fall off in the middle. And inevitably the one time I get to goof off with Gerard Butler, too. Sigh. If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?

Taste, so I could lose weight and keep it off. LOL I’m pretty sure that’s the only way I could stay skinny!

Love it. I bet a lot of people would like that. What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?

In high school I had the biggest crush on this one family of brothers. There were 3 of them and each one was hotter than the last. Of course they were the most popular boys in school and they only dated the cheerleader types. I would have done anything at all if one of them looked twice at me. They were so incredibly cute. It’s probably good they didn’t know I existed. LOL

I can relate. There weren’t three of them. Just one. I accidentally deleted his resume when we were seniors. Yeah, then I offered to retype it—except I couldn’t type for snot. Not good. So now it’s time for the blitzy quick questions! Plus, they are fun. Boxers or Briefs?

Boxers, silk ones, yum

Top or Bottom?

Bottom, but not because I’m a Beta. I like being able to relax and enjoy the moment.

Pajamas or nude?

Nude in my mind, pjs in reality

I’m all about the PJs because I don’t want caught in a fire in the buffo. Hairy chests or smooth?

Smooth, but I do like a man with just a dusting of hair over his pecs and trailing south to heaven. I just don’t want to be able to make a rug out of the hair on the guy’s chest, Bleurgh!

Alpha or Beta?

Alpha…oh, did you mean my partner?

Snicker. Here’s the blurb for Honeybun at the Dude Ranch, because you know you want it!

Depressed by injuries that have sidelined his career and pretty sure he’ll never find love, Heathcliffe goes to his cousin Peyton's Dude Ranch in Southern Indiana for some "alone" time. His plan is to contemplate the direction his life is taking and figure out how to get back on track.

But he didn’t count on Nita Harley, the ranch's newly hired activity director. Nita's an attractive, young widow who's trying to make sense of her life too, but her problems are much more urgent and dangerous than Heathcliffe's. Someone is killing everyone Nita connects with and, as their feelings for each other grow, she's pretty sure Heathcliffe will be next.

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And here’s a little bit about Sam! ~"Sam Cheever creates some of the best characters you could ever find in the pages of a book. Any book by Sam Cheever is entertainment at its best."

The Romance Studio ~ "She plots a suspense with the best authors around. Then adds her own unique brand of humor and romance throughout to make the stories even more fun to read."

I write romantic suspense and fantasy/paranormal/sci-fi at a variety of heat levels, including Young Adult under the name s.i. decker. I like to mix a little fun, a little magic, and a little real-life spice to create my fictional characters. My fun-loving creations fight their way through a dizzying array of dangerous challenges without letting little things like dangerous bad guys, angry, manipulative gods, evil dark world denizens, or killing Furies dampen their zest for life and hot love!

In my real life, I live on a hobby farm in Indiana with 11 dogs, 2 horses, and one husband. Not necessarily in that order. Yeah...11 dogs...what can I say, I'm a dog-aholic!

To find out more about me and my work, please pay me a visit at any one of the following online hot spots: My 'Tween You and Me Blog ( ), Twitter ( ), or Facebook ( ) . I look forward to chatting with you!


Mysti Holiday said...

Sam, thanks for visiting with us today!

Sam Cheever said...

Hey Mysti!

Thank you for letting me crash your pad...or should I say compound! hehehe. I'm sorry to see you don't have a dachshund in your menagerie. They're really good for entertainment value and love to snuggle. Of course the predators might be in danger, especially if it's a mini-dachshund, but the little guy might teach them some manners. LOL