Cait Lavender is a twenty five year old wife and stay at home mother of one in Central California. Living on a cattle ranch and raising her daughter doesn’t afford her much leisure time, but when she has a spare minute or two she loves riding horses, baking and reading everything she can get her hands on. She grew up loving the written word and creative writing and finally decided to work on her dream of becoming a published author.
She has a short story, Cowboy Moon, and a full-length novel, Hunter Moon, both available on Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She’d love to hear from you on her Facebook author page, @caitlavender on Twitter or on her blog, www.caitlavender.com
I'm happy to welcome, Cait Lavender! I met Cait in one of my writer's groups and it's been so fun getting to know her. I was lucky enough to beta read her up coming novel, Hunter Moon and all i can say is it's gonna be a winner! Cait knows how to pull her readers in and have them craving her characters. The sexual tension in Hunter Moon is enough to keep you begging for more.
Cait just released Cowboy Moon, a prequel to Hunter Moon. It's available through Amazon, Smashwords and soon Barnes & Noble.
Now for the interview....
First, why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Well, I’m a stay-at-home mother of one (so far). I live on a 20+ acre cattle ranch in Central California with my husband, daughter and two dogs. I love riding horses and camping, snowboarding and above all, reading! I also write book reviews when I’m not writing my books.
You’re novel is called, Hunter Moon. Could you tell us a little bit about it?
It’s a Paranormal Romance set very near my hometown in Raymond, CA. The main character, Shelby, is a feisty, fiery woman hell-bent on becoming a successful cattle rancher despite some nasty family who try to take it all away. When a marijuana grower sets up shop on her land, she meets a sexy and mysterious game warden named Cash and fun, steamy chaos ensues.
Have you always been a writer or was there something that inspired you into the field?
I’ve always loved reading and writing ever since I was a little kid. My mother even used grounding me from my books as an effective form of punishment! I wrote a little bit in high school but really didn’t get going until last year when I was inspired by all the talented and successful indy writers who use ebooks as their medium to reach readers.
If you had to describe Shelby in three words, they would be….
Fiery, Loyal and Brave (<--- I have to agree, Shelby's got a temper but she's so easy to love)
If you had to describe Cash in three words, they would be….
Intense, Surprising and Drop-Dead-Gorgeous (the hyphens make it one word, right? ;) (Cash in one word is TEMPTING....OH BOY!)
Hunter Moon is you’re first novel. How many books are you planning in the series?
Four at this point. The sequel of Hunter Moon and then one for each of Cash’s brothers. I also have two short stories, April Moon is the prequel and Rebel Moon, about Jack, a character you’ll meet in Hunter Moon.
What scenes do you enjoy writing the most?
I really loved writing scenes where Shelby was just livid. I guess I wish I could act out on my anger like she does.
If you could meet any author, alive or dead, who would it be?
That’s a hard question! There are so many, but I’ll narrow them down to two. Dead, I’d love to talk to Shakespeare. He’s quite possibly the most inspired and genius writer of all time. Alive, I’d love to meet Patricia Briggs. Her books are so amazing and they’re set in the town where I was born. My parents moved away when I was a baby, so I really get a better image of it through her books. She inspired me to write about the small town where I grew up, hoping maybe to do the same for someone else.
Pick one song that best describes your book.