Exquisite Quills Welcomes Iris Astres!
EQ: Welcome to EQ! Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Iris: I’m a teacher and a native Californian. At the moment I’m drinking tea and sitting in a sunbeam with my cat. These are pretty typical activities, although I also try to Zumba at least four times a week. (Zumba’s great. If you like music more than exercise, I highly recommend!)
Writing/reading romance is part of my firm belief in going after happiness. Here’s to a good book, a healthy heart and peaceful, happy days!
EQ: What made you want to become a writer?
Iris: Sadly, personal tragedy – the death of my fiancé— is what led me to voracious reading. Daydreaming about the characters in books I loved is what made me want to write my own. It took about four years from my first days of dabbling to my first published novel, which seemed very quick to me. I’m still working to get better—meaning hotter, faster, more emotional. That’s what keeps me going.
EQ: What kinds of female characters do you prefer to write?
Iris: I tend to write about smart girls who try too hard. Effort and some very good intentions have distracted my girls from getting what they want – that makes it all the sweeter when the right man comes their way and things start changing for them. Although the men I write about are hardly wimps, my heroes tend to be more dreamboat than Dom— by which I mean, they are indulgent and accommodating. As one of my Amazon reviewers was kind enough to say, that can make for a nice change!
EQ: What is something nobody would guess about you?
Iris: This year my New Year’s Resolution is two words: Be Nicer. I’m super psyched to be going after this worthy and (hopefully) attainable goal.
Happy 2014 to all!
EQ: Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.
Alien Impulse (coming soon) is the latest in my Body House series, about the handsome Backusians who work in the famous alien sex spa of the same name. After a visit to the Body House, Hera Jones files a lawsuit for emotional damages when she finds herself unshakably obsessed with Haden—the ‘Bod’ who rocked her world. Not sure if Hera’s claim is real or just a ploy to make some quick and easy cash, Haden shows up on her doorstep and finds that emotional distress is only one of Hera’s issues. She has a crazy family, a dilapidated mansion to take care of and a would-be killer on her heels.
Find Iris Astres here: www.irisastres.com
Read these titles by Iris Astres:
The Body House
The Safety of Nowhere