Posts Tagged ‘Roxy Mews’

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Guest Post: Roxy Mews on Tiny Houses and Romance

Love Shack Roxy Mews

Itty bitty super small teeny tiny houses. The “Tiny House” phenomenon hit my radar a couple years ago when I was looking for ways utilize every square inch of the house I currently live in.

My family is bursting at the seams of my home, and I was looking for ways to carve out an office space for myself. It all started with a search for a fold away desk.

Then I fell down the Pinterest pit. (If you want to see how far down the rabbit hole I fell, check out my “Tiny” boards.) Then I went to YouTube and didn’t emerge for days. I scared the crap out of my husband. He’s seen me fall down research holes before, but this one was different. I couldn’t stop.

Funny thing was, I wasn’t looking to write a book about it, I was just fascinated. So like every other writer I know, when something overwhelms my brain, I had to put the knowledge to use. I grabbed a paper and pen and started jotting down ideas.

My Tiny Houses, Big Hearts series erupted from my brain and landed on a pad of paper from one of my favorite authors. Then I put it aside. For all of ten minutes before I opened up a new document and started writing.

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Guest Post: “Using Alternate Species” by Roxy Mews

Interlocking Hearts Roxy Mews

Hi. waves to the crowd My name is Roxy Mews, and I can’t decide on a genre. There are a lot of decisions a writer must make when constructing a story. One major decision is what genre your book falls in. This helps readers find stories and helps publishers market them. If an author is smart they will try to figure this out ahead of time. But I never claimed to be smart.

I tend to think about the story I want to tell, or the feeling I want to convey, before I consider what genre it will end up in. Once I figure out my story, I pick the characters that work best. If that means my characters change sex or species, so be it. Often this leaves me with stories that straddle genre lines.

In The DMA Files series, I wanted to work with characters who took societal prejudice about sex out of the equation. In Coral-600 I wanted to tell about the sexual awakening of a character devoid of the shame we’re told to feel about our first time. So Coral became a robot. And, don’t worry, at over ninety years since her creation, she was well past the age of consent.

The alternate reality I’ve created in these books incorporates many of our modern day verbiage and traditions. One difference is the advancement and acceptance of robotic artificial intelligence technology. The world Coral and Paisley live in had an advancement around fifty years ago that allowed artificial intelligence to become self-aware in today’s world. With beings so close to human appearance and behavior, it’s easy to imagine there would have to be some serious discussion about when a bot was able to act as its own programmer.

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Guest Post: “Turning Reality Into Fiction” by Roxy Mews

A Love Worth Biting For Roxy Mews

Roxy Mews writes scorching hot paranormal erotic romance. Her series which focuses on the hybrid vampire/werewolf Hart clan, and the sexy shenanigans that happen when pheromones run wild. But most readers don’t know that she based one of the important relationships in A Love Worth Biting For on her own relationship with her husband. We asked her to tell us more about how she uses her real life as inspiration for the series.

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