Super excited to have S.C. Mitchell here today. I enjoy romances written by men; it’s a rare treat. And S.C. added something into the mix–science fiction, which really captivated me…
S.C.Mitchell grew up an avid reader of comic books, science fiction and fantasy literature. He’s been writing stories for over thirty years. In 2010 he left his job as a computer desktop support specialist to pursue his passion for writing full time. He is a member of the Romance Writers of America as well as the Wisconsin chapter.
As a writer of paranormal and sci-fi romance, fantasy, and science fiction, Steve crafts unique and wondrous worlds where his characters explore, romp, and fall in love. Whether traveling through dark, demon filled dimensions, the edge of wild space, or ancient mythological heavens, his heroes and heroines, guided by their adventurous hearts, discover hidden strengths on their pathway to enduring love.
Sci-Fi is such a competitive genre, and you added romance into the mix and pulled it off magnificently! What inspired you to write your latest story?
I’ve always loved Science Fiction. Star Wars, Star Trek, and the like. I think it was this summer’s smash hit, Guardians of the Galaxy that got me really thinking about setting a series in outer space.
Share your favorite scene.
Two come to mind. The zero gravity sex scene was a really fun challenge, but I think my favorite scene was the birth of the baby Blarmlings. It was very touching, and at times while writing the story, I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anne McCaffrey, Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R.R.Tolkien, R. A. Salvatore, Nora Roberts, and pretty much whoever I’m currently reading.
What are your top five romance books of all time?
I have so many favorites, but off the top of my head, and in no particular order: Enchanted by Nora Roberts (My first romance book. You never forget your first romance.), Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Fantasy Lover, Rogue Countess by Amy Sandas, Biting Nixie by Mary Hughes, and Bloodstone by Helen C. Johannes.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Do or do not. There is no try. – Yoda
How long does it take for you to write a book?
Anywhere from two months to two years. It really depends on my level of inspiration, and how much congestion is in my life. I tend to have the attention span of a canine (Squirrel?), though I am going to try for at least two novels per year going forward.
Where do you do your writing? Describe your space.
Quiet and candles. We recently moved, and I’m in the process of constructing a new writing den, but once built it will have bookshelves, a crafting table, and a comfortable reading chair and lamp. I have dual monitors on my computer to allow me to have my manuscript up and do research (or play games) at the same time. Also, some inspirational knick-knacks.
How many books do you read a year?
I’m an incredibly slow reader. Even slower now that I’m writing more. I tend to tear apart a sentence/paragraph/chapter (especially a good one) to see how the author constructed it. At times I have to go back and reread because I got so caught up in the mechanics I lost the story line. If I’m lucky, I probably read a book a week. So many books, so little time. And my TBR list keeps growing.
If you could meet any author (past or present), who would it be?
I would have loved to sit down and talk with Anne McCaffrey. As a man writing in a female dominated genre, it would have been interesting to talk with a woman who did so well in a male dominated genre.
Where would you have lunch?
Home, in front of my computer.
What meal would you order?
A peanut butter sandwich, potato chips (sour cream & onion), and a glass of milk. Cookies for desert. (I’m a pretty simple guy)
Any words of wisdom to share?
Ask me again in 20 years. If I’m a success I’ll have some wisdom to share. If I’m a failure, I’ll probably have more to share. And if I’m dead, I’ll probably ask you how the hell you got the interview.
Cover for The Blarmling Dilemma…
“They’re not animals. They’re people!”
Phoebe Callista’s pleas fall on deaf ears and she’s forced to rescue two helpless Blarmlings from certain death. Fleeing across a backwater sector of the galaxy, with Galactic Marshals in hot pursuit, Phoebe falls into the hands of a handsome but determined bounty hunter.
Rigel Antares has captured wanted criminals throughout the galaxy rim, but he’s never come across anything like Phoebe Callista. The gorgeous blonde is playing the innocent, and something deep inside wants to believe her, but Rigel has problems of his own—a ship that’s falling apart and an unscrupulous Galactic Marshal looking for any excuse to send him back to the prison planets of the Theiler System.
An intergalactic circus, vicious space pirates, and a planet full of backtechers cross their paths as two hearts go into orbit to save a pair of adorable Blarmlings.
Hearts in Orbit – Volume 1: The Blarmling Dilemma is a science fiction romance set in the far-flung space traveling future, and sets a new course across the galaxy that leads to love and adventure.
Rigel sighed. Without the full rap sheet, he didn’t even know exactly what she’d stolen. It could be anything from a subatomic particle to a Ramuligan Horned Calophant. He’d hoped she’d just hand him the merchandise. Maybe a bluff?
“You know I’ll be searching your ship.”
The woman nodded, but her eyes never left his. “You will find no stolen biological specimens on this ship.” Her gaze never wavered.
The statement, and the honesty behind her words, floored him. Rigel wanted to believe her. Her sincerity and defeated attitude made him feel like a pirate. Deep in his soul, something knotted. Should I let her go?
Realization of what he’d been tempted to do hit him like a gut-punch and new resolve flowed through him. Oh yes, this woman was dangerous. With just one look in those incredible emerald eyes, he’d almost melted.
Phoebe Callista was possibly the most dangerous criminal he’d ever faced.
Where to connect with S.C…
Web Site: http://scmitchellauthor.com/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007D0Z1MW
Thanks for joining us today, S.C.