Friday, November 18, 2011

FRIDAY FIRSTS...with D. Renee Bagby

The first five sentences of...ERIS (Eternal Truths, Book 1)

Ranulf stared at the spacious, climate-controlled room in a thoughtful manner. Beside him, Lucien looked through the contents of a nearby box.

“We need to stop putting this off,” Ranulf said. “Every year we say we’ll get our collection surveyed and every year we find an excuse to avoid it.”

“Why do you want strangers tromping through our home? Where does this whim come from?”

GENRE: Time Travel, Menage (m/f/m), Interracial
Available in print and ebook

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1. What’s the first thing you notice on an attractive member of the opposite sex?

Height. I love tall men. Their height alone makes them attractive to me. That's probably why the majority of my heroes are taller than the heroines. Taller men make me feel dainty, something that doesn't happen that often, so it feels good to be around them. The second thing I notice is eye color.  I'm a fan of blues and greys.

2. If you won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’d buy?

If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy AFTER paying all my bills (hey, the practical part of me wants to be debt free) is the Lego Taj Mahal. It's 5400+ pieces and about $300. I would also buy a display case to keep it in once I had finished putting it together. I love assembling things since my parents got me hooked on Legos at an early age. After those two things, I would probably spend a huge chunk of money tracking down and buying every book I ever wanted and a house filled with built-in bookcases in which to keep them.

3. If you could live your life over again, what’s the first thing you’d do differently or change?

While there are a bunch of things I would love to change about my life, I'm happy that I don't have the ability. If I altered anything, I wouldn't be where I am now nor have any of the experiences that got me here. I've learned a lot of things the hard way and those lessons that taught me the most in a lasting way. I wouldn't trade that knowledge for anything.

More about D. Renee: Whether as D. Reneé Bagby or Zenobia Renquist, Reneé lives in her imagination. When not traveling through her fantasy worlds, she can be found in Hawaii living with her husband and two cats.

She is an Air Force brat turned Air Force wife, which means she’s accustomed to travel and does it whenever possible (so long as she doesn’t have to fly). Her favorite pastime is torturing her characters on their way to happily-ever-after for the enjoyment of her readers.

On the few occasions her muse flees the scene of the crime, Reneé likes to read (comics, manga, and romance), go to the movies, play a few levels of whichever puzzle game has hijacked her interest or experiment with a new chain maille weave.

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  1. You got me Renee. I ?nt to know what Ranulf and Lucien's collection is! :)
    ~Rose Anderson
    ps..we have the Lego pirate ship. It cost an arm and leg, but was so satisfying to assemble.

  2. Thanks for coming on today, Renee. :) I love your answer that you would buy a big Lego set if you won the lottery. I don't think I've ever heard that before.

  3. Thanks for having me, Rebecca. And yes, I'm weird like that. If presented with that much money, I would think small first and then go big. I'm sure buying a plot of land and building my dream house would come up eventually. But I really want that lego set. :P

    ~ Renee

  4. Enjoyed the Interview, Renee! (KEWL about the Lego Taj Mahal!!)

    Wishing you lots of Sales!

    hugs, Kari Thomas,

  5. Kari - Thanks so much for the wishes and for stopping by!