Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Moment with Clarissa Yip

Hi Clarissa, it's great to have you here again at Decadent Decisions. Please enjoy the buffet and the open bar. The guys are always eager to serve. :-)

1-Tell the readers a little about yourself.
My name is Clarissa. I write contemporary romance. I enjoy scrapbooking, video games, trying new foods, and traveling… Um…Usually I’m all over the place but I’ve currently moved from Hawaii back to the mainland and am staying on the East Coast right now. Can’t say I’m overly crazy about being in the cold weather…
2-As an author, do you take time to read? If so, what do you like to read and who is/are your favorite author/s?
I’m reading constantly! I dabble in various genres depending on my mood.There’s not a day that I don’t open up a book. Some of my favorite authors are JR Ward, Julie Garwood, Jude Devereux, Lynn Raye Harris, Catherine Mann, Olivia Gates…my list could go on! 
3-How do you stay motivated when the Muse is uncooperative?
I basically throw her out on the street and we get into brawls all the time. If she’s feeling like a cowgirl, then we might have a showdown, or if she wants to play Tomb Raider, then I have to dig out my guns. Sometimes we’ll have Street Fighter Tournaments…I guess I do everything that I can do to tease my muse into cooperating. She is pretty evil…
4-If you could go anywhere in the world on a romantic getaway, what would you do and where would you go?
Well. I’ve always dreamed of going to Europe, specifically Italy and Greece. If I could have a romantic dinner on a vineyard or on some hightop mountain facing the ocean, with some hot guy that loves me, I’d say it’d be a heaven of sorts. Just make sure there’s enough champagne and cake for me…
5-What is the hardest thing for you to write?
I would say historicals. I love to read them but I don’t think I have the mindset to write them or the overall passion I do when I write contemporary and suspense. 
6-If you could live the life of one of your characters who would you be? 
I would have to say Sarah from Tempting a Prince. She sets out to look for Prince Charming, and is determined to get over her childhood crush on her best friend’s brother, Evan, only to find that her Prince Charming who doesn’t turn out to be so Charming-ish is actually Evan. Sarah is a school teacher, but she’s got spunk and she’s cute. I want to be a princess just like her. 
7-The tag line on my blog is ‘Indulge Your Inner Romantic.’ What do you do to indulge?
I indulge in everything sweet, caffeine, and boundless amounts of books in my TBR pile. I buy books, but I always finding myself buying more books even before I finish reading the ones I already have! Books are one of my weak points, what can I say? Lol
Thank you so much for having me here! 

Sarah Westfall is on a mission. Living the mundane life of a near spinster school teacher and sick of her parents throwing eligible men at her, she is determined to get over her crush on her best friend’s brother. She wants a prince and wouldn’t settle for less. What better way than a 1Night Stand?
Evan Hunt needs to figure out his enemy’s game plan. Chasing his nemesis to Las Vegas and signing up for Madame Eve’s service and masquerade, he never expected the woman he’s desired for years to appear before him…as his princess. 
When their attraction fires the night, the inevitable happens. Her prince isn’t as charming as she’s hoped, but he does save her from trouble. Would he be willing to fulfill her fantasies also?

Stubborn and proud cowgirl, Lily McCormick, is finally coming to terms with her quiet life on her parent’s ranch, until her older brother, as payback, signs her up for 1NightStand. Kidnapped and forced onto a plane to a foreign location, she faces the dreaded cold and an unwanted tryst, until her ex-husband appears before her…as her date.
New York City District Attorney, Rafe Martinez, would do anything to get his ex-wife back, even if it meant taking drastic measures to pretend he was there for another woman. When jealousy and rage surfaces and Lily’s tough demeanor wanes, desire and lust sparks their once powerful connection as truths unfold. Will Rafe convince her to return to him or push her further away from giving their love a second chance? 

Shy tomboy Jenna Faulkner has been in love her whole life—with her best friend. Except he’s marrying the wrong woman, and he doesn’t know it yet. But she’s determined to save him.
Instead of the normal bachelor party, Jenna decides to throw a different type of gathering…with just her. Alone. Will Cade finally come to his senses and see Jenna for more than a friend, or has she ruined their friendship once and for all?

1 comment:

W. Lynn Chantale said...

Hi Clarissa, thanks agains for being here. I love that you fight with your muse. Mine likes house parties and such.

I know it's not Europe, but I think we can find plenty of cake and champagne around here. Chef! Tyrell! The lady needs her cake and champagne.