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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

#Interview with @RobynBachar for Sunsinger

Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.

As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.

What is your story's heat level? How do you approach the sex scenes?
Sunsinger is a ménage, so I suppose that makes it spicy. ;-) I approach sex scenes like any other scene in a romance, because it’s important to me to ensure that each scene impacts the development of the characters’ relationship.

How do you maintain activity as a writer when sitting at a desk all day?
I can’t afford to sit at a desk all day—literally, because I don’t make enough from my writing to write full time. I have a day job that keeps me pretty active, because it involves a lot of running around and moving boxes. I also have a puppy who needs at least one long walk a day, if not more. If she doesn’t get a walk, she starts chewing on the furniture.

What is it that you loved about the main characters in your story?
Malcolm is my favorite character in the series, and he knows it. I LOVED writing him. He’s such a sweetheart—an absentminded, soft-hearted computer hacker. He’s a perfect match for Andee and Galen.

What do you feel is your strongest type of writing? Humor? Angst? Confrontation scenes? Action? Sex? Sensuality? Sweet Romance? And why?
Action! I love including fight scenes and epic battles. Sunsinger has a lot of fun space opera action in it.

Are you social media savvy? If so what do you suggest for others? If not, why not?
I am addicted to Twitter. I recommended that authors use social media to interact with their readers. Don’t spam announcements about your book every 10 minutes—no one wants that. We want to hear about what you’re working on, what you’re reading, and see pictures of your pets.

What are some things from your life or things you have observed that you've infused into your stories?
My snark. My inner commentary is always entertaining. I love putting a good zinger into my writing, especially when a protagonist gets to insult the bad guys.

If you had an unlimited budget, where would you like to visit for story-related research?
Ireland! I promised my mother that I would take her to Ireland one day, but I haven’t had the funds to make good on that promise yet.

Any fun facts about the research for your book?
Research, no, but I did name five characters after players on the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team.

Finally, tell us a little about your newest release!
Sunsinger is the final book in the Cy’ren Rising trilogy. It’s an erotic space opera romance with a f/m/m ménage. It’s a ton of fun, and has appearances by the characters from Nightfall and Morningstar. I loved writing it, and I hope readers enjoy it! :-)


“Greetings, Lord Degalen. I trust you are calling for instructions on how to return my property.” The vid screen remained dark—apparently Archivist de la Cruz didn’t trust anyone with his image.

“Malcolm is not property. He is a free citizen of Cyprena.”

“According to the latest reports, Cyprena is no longer a free world. Lord Bildanen has returned your planet to the Syndicate, under his rule as High Lord.”

Galen scowled, imagining wringing Bildanen’s traitorous neck. “Lord Bildanen’s rule is not recognized by my house. But I did not contact you to discuss Cy’ren politics.”

Chuckling crackled over the speakers. “No, you called to bargain for keeping Malcolm yourself. I understand that both you and Lady Andelynn are fond of young Malcolm. He is quite…entertaining, but he is not for sale. Malcolm is too valuable for me to part with.”

A growl rumbled from Galen’s chest, but he bit his temper back. Of course Andee was fond of Malcolm. Everyone was fond of him—he was shy but endearing, and tempting in ways that a Cy’ren lord should certainly not think about.

“I require Malcolm’s aid, and he requires access to the Collective in order to provide that aid. What will it take to restore his access?”

“Return him to me, and I will restore his access.”


“Malcolm is my property. That is non-negotiable. I could be persuaded to lease him to you, for, say, six standard months,” the archivist proposed. “That should be long enough for you to conduct your business, but after that I will collect my property.”
Robyn will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.