Hello, Giovanna! Please tell us about yourself and your latest release.
I’m a United States Navy veteran and have traveled various parts of the world. I have a Masters degree in education, and was about to start my classes for my second Masters when I decided to listen the voices in my head and began to follow them.
Phoenix Harcourt is a single father who was kicked out of his home when his parents found out that he was an omega. After losing his alpha mate, Phoenix turned his focus to his daughter and the successful company that was left in his care. With a threat to his life, Phoenix hires a bodyguard who wants to protect more than his body. He also want’s Phoenix’s heart.
Hired to protect an omega, Lucius Payne had one goal: do his job and nothing else. He was never one to mix business with pleasure. Moreover, finding an omega mate was not in his plans, especially when it is the man he is supposed to protect. When his job becomes more complicated than he was expecting.
Can Lucius convince Phoenix to trust him with his heart as well as his body?
Five Questions with Giovanna Reaves
1. What inspired you to write this story?
I’ve always been fascinated by Omegaverse and the idea of fated mates. I wanted to write a story about two characters. Even though, they know they are fated mates, there’s some push and pull in their relationship.
2. How did your characters come into being? Were you inspired by your own life experiences, by travels, someone in your neighborhood, etc.?
Travel plays a lot with the characters I write, along with their family background. If you notice in a couple of my books one or two of my main characters have an Italian background. Italy is important to me because it was the first country I ever been to outside of the United States, and it’s where I met and married my husband. I draw a lot from my husband’s multi-national family. I’m also Jamaican and eventually will add my own nationality and some of the history in my novels. When I started writing I made a conscious decision that no matter the world I was writing, I want them to be filled with diversity. I think it’s an essential aspect of my writing. Reality is filled with diversity and so should the characters and the world we write.
3. What is your most cherished writing accomplishment/accolade/memory?
My most cherished writing accomplishment was and still is publishing my first novel. I was scared out of my mind, but I knew that if I didn’t do it, I would have regretted trying in the first place.
4. What are you planning to write next?
I’m currently working on three new Mpreg novels with diverse characters and backgrounds. Each story is paranormal romance, and of course, there will be some sort of conflict that will bring the characters together.
5. Do you have any writing rituals? Favorite sweater or snacks you have to have?
My ritual starts with a cup of coffee and browsing through the news and Facebook. Then I put on one of my favorite robe, and begin looking through my notes – whether they are on a sticky, written in a notebook, or something I typed the night before.
Thank you for this opportunity to answer questions about my work and myself.
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