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Author Interview - Tessa Stokes

What's your book/current WIP about?
I will tell you about Stone Kisses the latest release.

It’s a genre blend romance, fantasy. Lots of real life meets fantasy. There’s this ordinary girl. She has her own graphic business but she has to work hard to pay her mortgage. She has no family and it’s been a long time since she had a man in her life.

It’s summer and she seems to be surrounded by couples. The sun and her loneliness makes her long for love or at least kisses. She looks at her house from her garden and knows it needs painting but she can’t afford that so she decides to visit the nearby garden store to buy flowers for her garden. There she meets Justin who is naturally gorgeous and enigmatic. He finds her attractive and decides to pursue her.

Down the road live two gods left over from ancient times and Stella our heroine gets caught up in a game they play. I saw something in a public garden which inspired the start of the book and then when I began to write it the characters as usual took over.

Care to share your favorite line(s) from your story?
He concentrated on the moon and cast a thought to Selene; please let someone find me I am
in despair.

What's your next project?
I am writing book three in The Ruthin Trilogy, Book Six in The Seven Spell saga and another
stand alone.

Describe your writing in a sentence.
Paranormal romance with a literary twist.

Do you choose character names or do the characters whisper them in your ears?
Yes the characters tell me their names My work is character driven they start the story for

Plotter or planster?
Plotter I think.

Do you like background noise or do you prefer a quiet space when you write?
Even if I have something going on I find I have tuned out of whatever it is.

What are you currently reading?
I’m reading Dark Melody by Christine Feehan.

What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview and how would you answer it?
I actually don’t know the answer to that.

People think I'm weird because...
I drive myself so hard. You know work until I drop even for other people I will do this.

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I do like to hear from readers as I am sure all authors do and it’s really interesting when they
share their take on the characters in the books.

Tessa was born in the United Kingdom but has live in many places in the world because of
her work. She writes character driven genre blends, paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

Stone Kisses 'is a romance to take your breath away'.

A Romance/ Contemporary fantasy-this is a gentle romance, wistful and literary but has explicit sex scenes and so is only suitable for 18 years old and up.

Stella is an ordinary young woman working hard to pay her mortgage when she becomes entangled in a game between two gods left over from ancient times. Apollo and Mercury live reasonably peacefully on the outskirts of town.

Stella longs for love or at least kisses. In a garden center buying flowers, Stella meets Justin. He is beautiful, strong and attracted to her. He decides to pursue her.

This multi-thread story has themes that are serious, and funny. It is about history repeating
itself, love and loss love and not being afraid to show it, and all the beautiful things in the

'This author's work is always character driven and they shine from the page'.


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