THE SEVENTH TABOO is a Paranormal/Futuristic read about finding your soulmate only to realize having him is forbidden. And ladies, this is a sweet romance, so if you're looking for something with less heat, here it is;)
You can find out about Yvonne's other works -- she also writes as Eve Summers -- on her website http://yewalus.kiwiwebhost.net.nz/
But grab a cup of coffee and come back to get to know Yvonne a little better!
Hi Yvonne and welcome!
Was your road to publication a delightful stroll in the park or a painful jog over hot coals?
Both, actually. It was easy to sell my romances: The Wild Rose Press picked up "The Seventh Taboo" straight away, and the editor requested only minor story changes. I found crime fiction more difficult to sell, even though many readers assure me they love murder mysteries. Conclusion: love pays better than crime.
If you could travel forward or backward in time, which would it be?
Forward for sure! "The Seventh Taboo" is about cloning people, and I'd love to find out how that really pans out.
What is most challenging for you to write: Characters, conflict, emotions?
They all have their challenges. Many writers will say that the characters have to come first, because their dreams dictate the conflict and emotions. However, I believe it's possible to create the conflict first, and to fit the characters around that. For example, in "The Seventh Taboo", I wanted to explore the notion of soul mates, and whether a carbon-copy clone would be your soul mate or worst enemy. I started with that and asked myself what type of person would get cloned, how they would feel about it, what could go wrong for them....
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Absolutely. The feeling might only last five minutes or a lifetime, but you can't deny the existence of that first-sight special spark! The first time I saw my husband, for example, was on our high school podium, receiving a trophy. And this thought came out of nowhere: This is the guy I'm going to marry. I was 13. 13! Five years and a few teenage crushes later, we were going steady. In many ways, he is my clone. In many other ways, he is my complete opposite. For example, he does not believe in love at first sight, LOL. But that's ok. Love at first sight believes in him.
Describe yourself in 5 words.
(How's that for diversity?)
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