Please join me in welcoming Linda Wisdom and Lynda Scott as they celebrate their new endeavour for Coliloquy's interactive ebooks. The "Lindas" collaborated to write GREAT ESCAPES - VALENTINE'S DAY.
Kim: Tell us about Coliloquy's interactive ebooks - what are they and how did you become involved?
Aimee (from Coliloquy): Coliloquy is a new digital publisher of interactive and serialized eBooks; you can find more information about the company and other books at www.coliloquy.com.
Linda: What I can understand about the concept is that it's choose your own scenes; as in love scenes, heat levels and the hero. This is all new to me and very fun to learn. What happened was that my agent contacted me saying Coliloquy was looking for interactive stories and asked if I had any. Ironically, Lynda and I had been talking about these erotica stories we'd worked together on a few years ago. I talked to Lynda asking if she'd be interested in submitting them and in no time our first story was up.
Lynda: Like Linda, I'm new to this technology too. I'd seen some of the older paper versions of 'choose your own plot' style books but what we have here is much more accessible. You don't choose the plot per se, but you can customize some aspects -- for instance, you can customize the hero's looks, the way he sounds, etc... based on some popular male archetypes. You can also ratchet up or down the heat levels. Linda gave the nitty gritty. Our agent offered the first story to Coliloquy and voila!
Kim: What are the challenges of writing the "options" and writing with a partner?
Linda: Coliloquy has a great way for us to write the options that allow us to work up choices for the readers. Lynda and I work together very well. We've laughed, trying to remember how we started writing them. It was probably a dare. Either way, we found the perfect way to write our escapes. We're very much alike in personality even if we write different genres. Obviously, we're a perfect match.
Lynda: For me, the challenge lies in changing the hero. For example, our original hero had 'surfer boy' looks and was a total doll, in my very opinionated opinion. Working on the customization took just the right combination of language and personality to make the different hero archetypes 'real' and still adorable. Working with Linda is a blast. She's weird and funny and imaginative. We work in a 'round robin' style that is just huge fun.
Kim: What are your "great escapes"?
Linda: Hm, I'm happy with a hot bath, a good book and a huge glass of wine. If I could have the ultimate escape I'd be in Australia. But I'd even take Hawaii or New Orleans.
Lynda: I love to get together with my girlfriends for a day spent shopping/going to the theater. Not that we buy that much but we chat and complain and laugh and get totally rejuvenated.
Kim: What's next for Linda Wisdom and Lynda K Scott?
Linda: I have more witch books coming up along with more of my backlist books available now at www.joyridebooks.com and more coming. It's been fun seeing my older books being available again. If nothing else, I'm doing my best to stay out of mischief. Not that it works. LOL!
To learn more about Linda, check out her website at www.lindawisdom.com.
Lynda: I've got a Futuristic Romance that is looking for a good home and I'm working on a sequel to it, plus I'm working on my own version of the ever popular End-of-the-World stories. And, of course, Linda and I are working on future editions of Great Escapes. Our ghosts are on a mission to help the lovelorn who come to the Great Escapes Bed & Breakfast...in their own unique fashion. Readers are welcome to visit my website www.lyndakscott.com to see my other books.
Mahalo, Linda and Lynda, for joining us at SOS Aloha! Coliloquy is giving away an ecopy of GREAT ESCAPES: VALENTINE'S DAY. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about your "great escape" - what do you do to retreat from stress and treat yourself?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, May 12, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, May 13.
Kim in Hawaii