Play Is It True with today’s guest Andrea R Cooper, author of Lyric, a paranormal romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.
First, tell us about your book.
Half-siren/Half-succubus Cassie must convince a CEO to give her interior decorating company a chance at his offices in order to stay in the black. But even after using her persuasive voice, he refuses. What can she do to change his mind?
Daniel Davis has a secret he’s paid hundreds of thousands to keep that way. Now when exotic Cassie marches into his office, he can’t stop thinking about her and makes her an offer. Be his date for a high-profile party and he’ll consider her company for his office redecorating project.
After an accident, Cassie gives Daniel her blood to heal him. Trouble is, if she can’t keep him alive, he’ll become a soulless ghoul.
Worse, someone is out to kill him. Can Cassie keep him alive…both in fighting her nature and from whoever is after him?
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Genre: paranormal romance
Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.
Is it true:
this is your first book?
No, I’ve written twelve other books under my real name and several more under pen names.
this book is part of a series?
Yes, Lyric is book 2.5 in the Claimed series. Here’s the lineup:
Claimed – Book 1
Fallen – Book 2
Lyric – Book 2.5
Tainted – Book 3 – forthcoming
you lost sleep while writing this book?
False. I lose sleep over many things: kids, family, stress, sickness, but never writing.
you did research for this book?
True. I researched sirens and ancient Greek myths. Instead of the mermaid sirens, I went with the original Greek myths that sirens were half-bird/half-women.
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
True. Cassandra is half-siren and half-succubus and not human.
this book has more than one genre?
True. This book is paranormal and romance – my two favorite genres.
you speak more than one language?
True-ish. I took French in High School and can remember some of it. And I know a few words in Spanish – do either of those count?
you grew up where you live now?
True-ish. I grew up in Houston and live north of the city now.
you love to read?
True. I love stories and characters.
you are never late?
False. I try to leave early in order to be on time, but often am late despite that.
you love pizza?
you love sushi?
True, but only certain ones.
you have a pet?
No. Once the kids are a bit older, we’re thinking of getting a dog or cat. Maybe one of each since my daughter wants a cat and my son wants a dog.
Where can we find your book online?
Andrea R Cooper Social Media
Andrea has always enjoyed creating characters and stories. But it wasn’t until she was in her late twenties that she started writing novels. She writes fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, and historical romance. Under the pen name, A.R. Cooper, she writes YA Fantasy. Her debut YA series is Shadow Bloodlines.
What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).
Andrea writes fantasy, paranormal, historical, and romantic suspense.
She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most importantly, she believes in love.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Andrea-R.-Cooper/e/B00BU2WYJM/