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What's the story behind your latest book?
I write sexy romance but I have never written BDSM before. Many readers have asked me to write about bondage. I really didn't want my heroine to whip my hero for no reason at all so I came up with the idea of an avenging angel, whipping the hero by mistake and The Angel Sees Grey: Pleasure and Punishment for Mr. Darcy is born.

What are your five favorite books, and why?
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - for Mr. Darcy's constancy to Elizabeth and her ideal for love
- 1984 by George Orwell - for the chilling idea of Big Brother
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - for the startling idea of conditioning people
- Animal Farm by George Orwell - equality is a difficult ideal to achieve
- Pingzong Xiaying Lu by Liang Yusheng - another passionate hero who loves his lady, despite the divide of their family and political ideal.

Describe your desk
If you are talking about my desk for writing, I don't have a desk for that purpose. I like to lie on the sofa or my bed and have the laptop on my lap when I write.

How do you approach cover design?
I work with several graphic designers. Some of them have read my stories before they start while some work on their designs based on my brief. I usually help the designers to search for cover photos but a lot of the time, the designers have their own visions. I usually insist on a handsome hunk and a feisty woman for the cover. I love a strong woman in my story and cover!

What do you read for pleasure?
Short romance novels, mystery and books about baking. Don't give me a book over 300 pages please!

When did you first start writing?
I started writing part time around late 1980s, as a columnist for a newspaper, writing study tips. After that, I branched out to write travel stories. At work, I wrote marketing and advertising materials. I didn't know I can write romance until I tried writing a drabble for fun a few years ago.

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my laptop mostly, then mobile and finally tablet. I'm addicted to my laptop because of the keyboard.

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I think blogging, as the posts are searchable. I can see how many people have read my posts and where they are from. Usually after a few free reads, I can see some increase in book sales.

What are you working on next?
A historical romantic mystery. It doesn't start off as a mystery at first but it travels down that path all by itself!




Really Angelic Clairvoyeur Bargain with the Devil Fire and Cross Close Encounters with a Martian Hunk My Darcy Mutates My Darcy Pulsates Every Savage can Reproduce The Spinster Vow In Quest of Theta Magic My Darcy Vibrates The Angel sees Grey Headstrong Girls Prince Darcy's Private Eye Chemical Fusion