Interview with Baby Girl Author: C.M. Stunich. - Giveaway
by C.M. Stunich
Publication date: January 29th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
He died that night, alone, in the rain, in the dark, the boy that called me baby girl.
I was only seventeen; we were going to be together forever.
On his way to pick me up for prom, he swerved. I’ll never know what made him do it, what killed the boy I’d loved my whole life. With roses clutched in his hand, he bled out in icy wetness all alone.
His best friend is here though, and I’m pretty sure he loves me.
But after the accident, I left for a year and didn’t look back.
Now I’m back in town and my heart is like shattered glass.
Do I pick up the pieces and risk getting cut? And do I let another boy call me baby girl?
An Interview with C.M. Stunich
She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.
Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.
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Hello everyone! My name is Caitlin, but I write under the name C.M. Stunich (as well as a few others!). I’ve been a full-time writer for almost six years now, and I dabble in a several different flavors of fiction: romance, reverse harem, urban fantasy, new adult, young adult, and even erotica. I’m a terrible procrastinator, but a passionate writer; I’m addicted to Honest Tea brand’s Peach Oo-La-Long Tea, obsessed with fantasy romance novels, and have way too many cats. LOL.
Tell us about your newest book.
Oh goodness! Which one? Hehe. I’m a pretty prolific writer, and I can’t seem to keep the ideas from flowing, so there’s always something new tingling on my fingertips. This week, I’m finishing the final round of edits for “Dark Glitter”, a dark fae MC reverse harem romance that I co-write with Tate James. I’m also starting on a dark urban fantasy/reverse harem retelling of Rumpelstiltskin being published by After Glows Publishing. This one releases in may and is titled “Stiltz”. As for romance, my new release is “All For 1”, a dark romantic suspense novel.
Is it available now?
All the books I just mentioned are available on pre-order on Amazon, or you can add them to your wish-list and read them free with Kindle Unlimited on release day!
Have you published any others?
Definitely! I always lose count because of my hectic schedule, but as of right now, I have over seventy published novels, and I’m always working on new ones! I will write in basically in fiction genre as long as there’s a strong romantic component to the story.
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing my whole life actually! I have boxes and boxes in the garage full of old notebooks from my childhood and early teen years. When I turned twenty-four, I started finishing my books and publishing them, starting in June 2012, and was lucky enough to be full-time by December 2012. I’ve been doing this job ever since!
What inspires your stories?
Inspiration lurks in the strangest places! One of the more recent trilogies I started with my co-writer Tate James, “Elements of Mischief”, came about via a joke and a few wine-induced emails. Other times, a beautiful sunset, a softly spoken word, or the expression on a stranger’s face will do. Frankly, I have so many ideas, sometimes I wish I could turn them off. LOL.
Titles are tough. How did you come up with your title?
Titles are tough! Depending on the book, I sometimes come up with a title before the story is even written. That was the case with “Baby Girl”. It’s such an important part of the story, this nickname given to her by her lost soul mate and brought back to life by his best friend. When I get a tile in mind that I like, I usually check it over with my amazing beta reader/cover designer Amanda Rose (whose first book “Voodoo Knights” is dropping shortly!), my author buddies like Yumoyori Wilson and Tate James, and then I Google and Amazon search to make sure it hasn’t been used before, or if it has, that it’s a book in a different genre than my own.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer! But I was told from a very young age that writing was not something a person did as a job; it was a hobby only. I believed them and thought that what I needed to do was get a real career going first and write on the side. I had no idea things would turn out this way, but I’m glad they did! I couldn’t imagine working any other job.
Is theme an important concept in your stories? If so, is it personal for you, or something you feel strongly about?
Each story I write has a theme, even if I’m not entirely certain what it is when I start out. Usually the characters will end up teaching me a thing or two by the time I’m done! The theme in “Baby Girl” is love and loss, and how grief isn’t an emotion that we should be ashamed of. And sadness and pain, those don’t make a person weak. It’s possible to be upset and be strong, too. And it’s also possible to fall in love again, even when you don’t think it’s possible. This is what “Baby Girl” is all about.
What do you look for most in a book when you’re reading, and how do you incorporate that into your own writing?
When I’m reading, I want romance! LOL. And lots of it! I want witty banter, sexual tension, and steamy scenes. I love a good dose of paranormal, too, and interesting side characters. As I read, I try to take note of things that I enjoy but also things that don’t show up as often as I want them to. For example, I hardly ever read fantasy with strong romance as well as sexually explicit scenes. They’re often fade-to-black! This is what inspired me to write one of my more recent novels, “Spirited”.
What can we expect to see from you in the future, any books on the backburner?
Oh my gosh, yes! 2018 is probably going to be the busiest writing/release year I’ve ever had in my life. Not only do I have a lot of solo releases coming out/have already released, but I’m working on some amazing projects with Tate James, co-written books that have been announced … and some that are still secrets. There’s an amazing box set that I’m going to be in later this year as well as a multi-author reverse harem series focused on fairytale retellings. I also have books under two new pen names that are dropping, along with a whole sea of brand-new audiobooks. “Allison’s Adventures in Underland”, “Pack Ebon Red”, and “Elements of Mischief” all have audio versions releasing in the next three months.
Is there anything you want to add before we close our interview?
Please come join my reading group on Facebook—it’s the place I’m most active AND I share secret giveaways, cover reveals, and release announcements in there. You can find me here: www.facebook.com/groups/thebookishbatcave
Thank you for being with us today. Good luck with your new book.
Thank you so much for having me!