Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Interview with Daisy Banks, Author of A Perfect Match

Daisy Banks
A Perfect Match
Futuristic Romance with a touch of sci-fi

Book Description:
Daisy Banks whisks you into a futuristic world, where you might fight for water, or offer up your freedom and become a slave for the promise of enough to drink.

Passion and politics ripple through A Perfect Match where the enmity between the government leader, Lord Chardel and Commander Varon, head of the Astan water acquirement fleet, is at flashpoint. The enforced marriage of Anwell Nastor, a young Temple adept, to Commander Varon, not only breaks Astan religious rules, but could break untried hearts. This cruel ploy meant to silence Varon’s opposition to current circumstances in the city-state brings unexpected results. Through careful manipulation of the news links, Varon and his bride become the city’s most adored couple, but danger shadows their steps.

Join Anwell and Varon as they discover the power of A Perfect Match on their perilous journey in a world full of dangers and political intrigue.


Q: Do you have a favorite quote or line from A Perfect Match? If so, please share.
A: Her icy fingers locked together and shook, along with the rest of her. “What if I don’t breed?”
“We’d better see you do.”

Q: Name one thing the hero and heroine of A Perfect Match can’t live without.
A: Water; this is the key to one of the dilemmas they face in their world. They have very little water on the planet. Varon, the hero, is skilled water diviner and he sees the city is supplied with water.

Q: Are there any specific words or phrases you aren't comfortable using in your stories (especially in sex scenes)? Word or phrase that makes you say “ick”?
A: I don’t like the c word for female genitalia. I don’t find it at all sexy. D.H. Lawrence didn’t make me like it in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and it’s not a word anyone else has convinced me is sensually pleasing. I know some people think it’s a must for erotic pieces but I prefer to write without using it. Saying that, I don’t like the purple prose type things such as, vale of delight or euphemisms like that. Another word that makes me go ‘ick’ is globes as reference to breasts. I always think of the antique type of world globes and it ruins the moment by making me laugh. My last pet hate in sex scenes is bucking, oh my goodness, the images that brings to mind are hysterical.

Q: Convince readers to buy A Perfect Match in 25 words or less.
A: An ex-nun and a control freak forced to marry in a world full of dangers. How can you resist?

Q: What’s one of your biggest fears?
A: This isn’t an easy question to answer. I think the fear of something bad happening to a member of my family has to top the list. Having once experienced that trauma, I never want to live through something like that again.

Another fear of mine is spiders. This is an unpleasant phobia I have had since I was a very small child. I lived in an 18th century cottage for a while and there were many spiders of colossal size. Since all the exposure to them while I lived there, I’ve improved and I can be in a room with a small spider without freaking. However, if the spider is a big one I have to find someone to remove it. 

The level of fear is high and the symptoms unpleasant. I can’t walk by a big spider, or be close to them and I think I’d pass out if I had to touch one. I don’t want them killed just put outside. Once when I was at the cottage a massive spider had decided it would sit half way up the stairs, thus preventing me going up there.

I stopped a man who happened to pass by the house that day and asked him to come in to get rid of a spider for me. I did make sure he wasn’t scared of them first.  I think he thought I was a little odd but he put the spider outside any way.

I can guarantee that if there is a spider no one else has noticed in a room, I will see it. I have been known to scream and run at the sight of one. There were so many of them at the cottage, I tried the Conker method of keeping the spiders at bay and it did seem to work. You have to put a Conker, a Horse Chestnut nut, in each corner of the room and the smell of them should keep spiders away. I do think I saw fewer of them that year. Where I live now the spiders are very small and spindly and not so scary.

Jocelyn's Note: Ew! Spiders! That is also one of my fears. The damn things are just so creepy!

Fun Stuff

Q: Tattoos. Hot or not? And do you have any?
A: I don’t have any tattoos, but I do like body art. I like the Celtic style patterns some people have and I love the Maori style patterns.
Q: Wine, Beer or Liquor?
A: I enjoy red wine. Sometimes I drink Guinness, as it is full of iron and good for you.
Q: Dogs, cats or other?
A: I am allergic to feathers, fur and fluff. If I am in close contact with any of those things my eyelids swell up, my eyes run and I sneeze constantly. It is rotten not being able to have a cute pet. I did have a goldfish for a long time, he was quite sweet.
Q: Kindle, Nook, Paper? Other?
A: Kindle and paper. I like audio books too. I listen to them in the car sometimes when I am driving.
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?
A: I don’t know, but I do remember a day when three chickens brought the traffic in Bridgnorth to a standstill. They must have escaped from their run and they spent about half an hour dodging back and forth across the road. It was quite amusing to watch and people were very kind because none of the drivers squished them. Someone finally herded them up and took them out of the way.

About Daisy Banks:
Daisy Banks writes sensual and spicy romance in the Historical, Paranormal and Fantasy genres. An obsessive writer Daisy is passionate about her stories. Her focus is to offer the best tale she can to readers. Daisy is married, with two grown up sons. She lives with her husband in a converted chapel in Shropshire, England. Antiques and collecting entertain Daisy when she isn’t writing.

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  1. Thanks for being here today, Daisy! Love your chicken story. And A Perfect Match sounds great!

  2. Thanks for hosting me, Jocelyn. I'm glad you liked the chicken story.


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