Author Spotlight


Feel the burn with ...

Anne Rainey


How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since 2004. I submitted my first story to Red Sage Publishing. Oddly that story is now getting published in one of their Secrets Volumes, December ’08


Where were you when you got your first contract? 

I sat down to check my email, it was morning, the hubby was cooking breakfast. I had my pjs on and I clicked on an email from one of Samhain’s editors. I read the email three times before I screamed and jumped up and down. My husband came running and soon we were hugging and he was congratulating me. I’ll never forget that moment! It was awesome!


Does music influence your writing? 

If so, do you have a playlist that goes with each book? I always said no to this question before. But, I admit that Kid Rock has played a big part in my latest m/f/m story. LOL He’s a bad boy and what better song than “All Summer Long” as I write a hot love scene, right? hehe!


If your books were optioned for a movie, who would play your characters?

I like rough, tough types. I always think of actors like Gerard Butler, Ryan Reynolds...yum, am I right? As for the women, probably someone like Sandra Bullock, down to earth, smart, and pretty.


Do you like a neat workspace?  Or are you comfortably disorganized?

I like things neat. It bugs me if I can’t find the blasted mouse. However, when I’m in edits everything is a friggin’ wreck. I don’t bother cleaning until edits are done.


What inspires you to write?

Books that have no heat. LOL Hey, you asked! If I read a tame romance it inspires me to write a sizzler. It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it. ;-)


Tell me a little about Burn – your f/f/m ménage from Samhain coming out in January of 2009.

It’s wickedly delicious. LOL I have no idea what I was thinking. Good God! It’s a good thing I’m writing under a pen name! Here’s a blurb for your entertainment:

Ally Ryanaldo and Blake Steele were high school sweethearts, in love and inseparable. Ally always assumed she’d be his wife, raise his babies and live happily ever after. Those dreams were shattered the day Blake left her and his small town life for the bright lights of New York City.

Now, ten years later, Blake is back—and wants to pick up where they left off. Ally has other ideas. Naughty ideas. With the help of her kinky girlfriend, Heather, Ally shows Blake her wild side.

When her little plan backfires, though, Ally’s very much afraid she may lose the only man she’s ever loved—for good.


How long did it take you to write it?

Hmm, not sure. I wrote the first draft, but it wasn’t hot enough. So, I went back and added in a 4,000 word ménage scene. Yep, now it’s hot enough!


What are your favorite things about these characters?

The one thing that I enjoyed is the story is told in first person point of view. Now, don’t frown! I can see you all frowning! I realize a lot of readers don’t care for first person, but this was Ally’s story and she needed to tell it. So, I let her. Ally is very independent, she’s sure of herself and I admired that about her. Blake is...sexy, dominant strong, but a pushover when it comes to Ally. There’s another character, Heather. She’s pure wicked. Heather nearly stole the show. I had to use the whip on her a few times. LOL And, yes, Heather WILL get her own story. And boy is it gonna be smokin’!  


Tell us something about you that nobody knows…

Hmm, I’m pretty boring really. Let’s see...I color my hair? No, no, that’s boring. Let me think of something else. Oh! I got it! That time I went to Ocean City. A few coolers, a nice warm breeze off the ocean and...yeah, right, like I’m gonna share that with the public! pfft!

Thank you so much for doing this interview!

Thanks for asking me. This was fun! You guys rock! :)




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