Karen Stivali is here today to tells us about her story for the Foreign Affairs anthology, a collection of romantic tales about men from faraway lands and the women who can’t resist them. Foreign Affairs is available from:
Karen’s contribution, All I Need, is a fabulous story starring the to-die-for Daniel, a Brit for whom any woman could easily fall head over heels.
Tell us about your hero. What makes him irresistible? What attracts your heroine to him?
Daniel is irresistible because he’s charming, sweet, funny, smart and gorgeous but isn’t the least bit egotistical. Justine is a beautiful woman and has never had any trouble attracting men, but she’s drawn to Daniel because he’s different. Unlike all the other handsome men she’s dated, he’s not just interested in her for her looks. He listens when she talks. He takes her seriously. And it doesn’t hurt that he’s sexy as hell and great in bed.
How did you choose your hero’s nationality?
I’ve had a lifelong weakness for men with British accents and for this particular character, from his subtle charm to his dry wit, there was never any doubt in my mind that he was a Brit.
Do you have anything new coming out in 2012? Any recent releases you want to tell us about?
My most recent release is the short novel, Marry Me, published by Ellora’s Cave in June 2012. It’s a sweet, erotic romance about a widowed British drummer who learns to love again when he meets the right American girl. Did I mention my weakness for British accents?
Any plans to write anything more about your characters from the Foreign Affairs Anthology? What about more multicultural romance?
The characters in All I Need are the main characters in my full length novels MEANT TO BE and HOLDING ON, due out August 26, 2012 and November 26, 2012 respectively, so if you’re looking for more Daniel, there’s plenty to come!
I don’t have multicultural romances planned in any of the stories I’m immediately working on, but I’m quite sure they’ll factor into a story at some point in the not-too-distant future.