Saturday, July 2, 2011

In The Hot Seat With HC today is Zee Monodee+ BOOK GIVE AWAY

 Welcome to my blog.

Thanks HC – it's really awesome to be here today in The Hot Seat! 

H.C. Okay I'll just pick up my us begin.......

Q. First of all where are you from?
A. I hail from a small tropical island in the southern Indian Ocean, called Mauritius. My ancestors originally came here from India, so I have Indian roots. A big part of my life also took place in relation to England. I now live in Mauritius with my husband, son, and stepson.

Q. What do you write?
A. Broadly speaking, romance. Now that can take different slants. J For example, my latest release with Noble Romance Publishing, Walking The Edge (Corpus Bride: Book One), is a romantic suspense/thriller. I write mostly contemporaries, sometimes sweet, sometimes sensual. A lot of my work takes on rom-com slants, and I often integrate traces of Indian and/or Indo-Mauritian culture in the stories.

Q. What do you want your readers to take away from your books?
A. A sense of having met unforgettable characters, of having undertaken a journey along with the heroine and the hero, and having fallen in love along with them.

 Q. If you could live in any place or in any realm or time where could we find you?
A. I love the English countryside, so a Jane-Austen-type cottage, or like the one Kate Winslet owns in the movie The Holiday, in a small English village, is my ideal getaway. As for time though, I'm way too attached to electricity and the Internet so I'd say the present suits me just fine. J

Q. What qualities do you instill in your hero?
A. Loyalty. Respect. Honour. Compassion. A good dose of sexy too though. 

Q. If you could meet a paranormal being or character of your choice, what/who would you choose and why?
A. A vampire, but not just any vampire – Eric Northman from the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I'm a big fan of both the books and the TV series True Blood, and the fact that Eric looks like Alexander Skarsgard doesn't hurt. J But truly, who doesn't love a vampire? They're powerful, dangerous, creatures of the night with that 'forbidden' aura to them. Eric Northman has all that, but he also shows facets of a heartbreaking human side no one would credit him with in his relationship, and love & attraction, to Sookie.

Q. What inspires you to write?
A. The need to put out good stories with memorable characters. I'm a huge reader, and books from my favourite authors are magical moments to me. I want to be that – at least try! – for a reader out there.

Q. Do you write when the Muse calls or do you write the same time every day?
A. A mix of both actually. I sit down and write every day of the working week when my son is in school, a few hours at a time. But some days I know the Muse will not come and I'll just end up bashing my forehead against the proverbial brick wall. That usually happens when I'm overwritten, so I will give myself a break that day, and pick up where I left the next day. I try to be organized and make myself stick to a writing schedule – no serious author waits for the fickle Muse to visit every day, every now and then, or even once in a blue moon!

Q. What are your current projects?
A. I'm working on Book 2 of the Corpus Brides series, tentatively titled Before The Morning. The story is the prequel to all that takes place in Walking The Edge, and features a new, different couple who have to fight for their HEA amid lies and intrigue. But the twist is that the two start the book by actually getting married, and it's a rollercoaster ride for them to come to grips with this marriage and everything their past and present entails.

Q. Can you tell us a little about your latest release?
Sure! Walking The Edge (Corpus Brides: Book One) is a romantic suspense/thriller novel set in the upper crust world of London and the gritty streets of Marseille, France.

Walking the Edge
The next step might be the last...
A woman without a past
Left amnesiac after an accident, Amelia Jamison struggles as her instincts slowly rise from the depths of oblivion, leading her to question her life as the wife of a cold, manipulating and distant man. Wisps of a dream show her another man she may have known intimately, but is he a memory, or a figment of her imagination?
A man with too much information
After many aliases, today Gerard Besson is simply a police commissaire in Marseille. When a mysterious woman starts to follow him, he is suspicious - and intrigued. But things aren't what they seem, and as he reluctantly gets closer to her, dregs of his painful, buried past emerge and make him question her identity.
Each seems to have led several different lives
But neither is prepared for what awaits them when they cross the fine line between knowing your true self and that of your alter ego.
Danger is the name of the game, and as it catches up with them in the French Provence, both know they better be ready for the inevitable fall.

H.C.  Your book sounds like a great story.
Q. Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?
A. Yes! Leave me a comment and one of you will win a copy of Walking The Edge through a random draw!
 HC  Remember to leave your email with your comment.
Q. Where can we find you on the net?
A. I'm basically at my blog everyday
You can also email me at and find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads under the handle Zee Monodee.
Get in touch – I love making friends!

Thanks for having me here today, HC. It's been awesome!

HC. My pleasure :-) 


  1. A romantic suspense/thriller...sounds to add to my list...Thanks for sharing!!

  2. A romantic suspense/thriller...sounds to add to my list...Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Thanks Dawn! You're definitely added! :)