Libby Bishop, one of the most exciting paranormal/erotic Romance authors out there has done us a kindness and answered some of our burning questions (Hey, don’t look at us like that. “Cake or pie?” is a very important question for some people.) and it’s fantastic! Her newest book, Son of Thunder, is out today!
What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?
A Good Year (with Russell Crowe)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Romancing the Stone
The Princess Bride
Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).
A Good Year: this photo is from one of my favorite scenes. Funny, but romantic and witty. This really showed the chemistry between these two characters.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding:
This clip makes me laugh but it’s also very relatable. Sometimes the path to love is a bit…comedic 🙂 I love the comedy that comes along with Toula and Ian’s romance.
Romancing the Stone:
This is one of my favorite parts of this movie! They haven’t quite started falling in love yet, but Jack and Joan’s exchanges are priceless every step of the way.
Baby Boom: This picture is perfect. It’s when Annie embraces her feelings for, as I call him, The Hot Vet 🙂 This scene is not only romantic, but also poignant. I love that Annie finally lets go and allows him in.
The Princess Bride:
It’s hard choosing a favorite scene in this movie because I just adore the whole thing, but this one is high on the list. When Buttercup realizes the Dread Pirate Roberts is actually Wesley…warms my heart. Just a perfect moment.
Did you have any of these scenes in mind when writing scenes from your latest release?
No. However, I tried to incorporate everything I loved about these movies into the book to some degree. The humor, the drama, the sparks between the hero and heroine. These movies taught me how to pace each moment between the characters so it was believable that they were falling in love.
If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?
Oh, this one is hard! I have so many favorites.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a definite must. I read this book at least twice a year. It’s been a favorite since I was a kid, and introduced me to the world of fantasy.
Knight of a Trillion Stars by Dara Joy. I still have my original copy, and it’s pretty worn LOL. I love the characters—they jump off the page. The romance is perfect, the fantasy worlds are vivid, and it’s both very romantic and incredibly funny.
What’s a Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie. It has all of my favorites—mystery, ghosts, and dash of romance.
Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler. This one has the humor I love, the paranormal I crave but with a different twist, and a steamy romance.
Menagerie by Rachel Vincent. This one is a dark fantasy without romance, but I absolutely love it, and it balances out the lighter fantasy and romance of the other books on the list.
Who are your book boyfriends? (list a maximum of five) What do you like about them? What characteristics do they share with the hero from your latest release?
Curran, from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.
Adam, from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
Dylan, from the Haunted Vintage series by Rose Pressey.
Jeff, from the Katherine “Kitty” Katt series by Gini Koch.
My hero, Rune, is a Norse god, and all four of the listed book boyfriends above hold some of the same characteristics. Strong, stubborn, infuriating (looking at you Curran and Adam!), romantic, caring, swoon-worthy (Dylan and Jeff!), and each do everything they can to help the heroine.
Everyone has a favorite couple (an “OTP” in ‘shipping terms) in romance, whether in a romance book, movie, or television series. Who is your favorite couple, and why?
Right now, I’m totally shipping Brienne and Tormund on Game of Thrones. I love them so much. I just want them to get together, it’s so perfect!
FIRST ROMANCE (AKA My First Time):
What was the first romance novel you read?
I can’t remember the name of it, but it was back in the early ‘90s, and was a western.
What do you remember about it?
A woman (I think her name was Raven) teams up with a lawman to find her sister, who was kidnapped by an outlaw. Both end up in love with the men, but do find each other by the end of the book.
What did you like most about it?
It was a western romance with outlaws, which I was a big fan of when I started reading romances. And I liked that it showed both sisters’ POV.
What did you like least about it?
I don’t recall disliking anything about. I really enjoyed the book.
Have you ever reread it? If you did, how do you feel about it now?
I reread it several times over the course of five or six years. Then, I did a cull of my “library” and it somehow went into the giveaway pile. I wish I still had it! I remember it fondly.
Darcy or Wentworth?
(bonus: who’s your favorite Darcy or Wentworth on screen?)
Darcy, Colin Firth.
Spock or Kirk?
Sunrise or sunset?
Angst or humor?
Tea or coffee?
Wine or beer?
Cake or pie?
Scruff, beard, or clean-shaven?
Blue-collar or white collar?
Jeans or a suit?
Car or motorcycle?
Thank you for having me on your blog! I had a lot of fun with the questions! 🙂
She loves reading, movies, Lindt dark chocolate, autumn, and spending time with friends and family.
She also writes dark fantasy/horror under the name October Weeks.