My Guest, Mr. Archer!

Mr. DiPasqua: Everyone, please help me welcome my next RH.  Today my special guest is Mr. Archer!  Can you tell us who you’re married to and what she writes?

Mr. Archer: I’m married to Zoë Archer and she writes paranormal historical and sci-fi romance.

Mr. DiPasqua:  Your wife’s fans would like to know the RH (Romance Husband) behind the author better. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Scholar? Athlete? Businessman? Artist?

Mr. Archer: I’m a writer, aka Nico Rosso, and also working in sci-fi romance. When I’m not pounding out the words, I’m the cook, photographer, webmaster, graphic designer, fight choreographer and bookshelf builder in our habitat.

Mr. DiPasqua:  Where did you and your wife meet? What convinced you that she was “the one”? 

Mr. Archer: We met once, briefly in college, back stage during a play. I was acting and she was a dresser. But our paths didn’t cross again until years later when a mutual friend slid me her number. I didn’t need to be convinced she was the one. Everything just fit.

Mr. DiPasqua:  Where were you when she got THE CALL from her agent/editor? What was your reaction when she told you she’d sold her first book? 

Mr. Archer: I was working from home and she called from work. I can’t remember my exact reaction, but I’m sure there was much congratulating and hollering and plenty of dessert that night.

Mr. DiPasqua:  Is the hero in your wife’s last book:
a) Just like you;
b) The opposite of you;
c) You wish it were you;
d) More like Mr. May in the NYC Firefighter calendar.

Mr. Archer: Kell in Collision Course is a former brawler turned space ace fighter pilot. So he and I share a lot of attributes. We both growl.

Mr. DiPasqua:  LOL. On your first date with your wife, were you most like:
a) Prince Charming;
b) Prince (bad boy) Harry;
c) The Artist formally known as Prince;
d) Prince, the family pet.

Mr. Archer: First date: I was (c), artsy, hanging out on an uncomfortable wicker couch, drinking red wine and watching a black and white movie.

Mr. DiPasqua: Nowadays when you hear the word “ball” do you immediately think:
a) Baseball
b) Basketball
c) An uncontrollable weeping reaction of fans upon meeting your wife in person?

d) A gathering of lords and ladies.

Mr. Archer: Makes me think of trouser marbles.

Mr. DiPasqua:  *Ding Ding Ding* You win the prize for giving the answer the rest of the guys have been skirting around.  LOL!  How long have you been a RH? (Romance Husband). What advice would you give new RH’s about what you’ve learned being married to a romance author? What should a new RH do or not do when his wife is under deadline?

Mr. Archer: I’ve been an official RH for 6 years. My advice is to respect every stage of the process. Even if she is staring at the patch of sun on the floor, her spoon hovering over the unstirred coffee, she is writing. When she’s under deadline, pick up all the slack you can. Be the man in her corner, ready with the food or quick kiss on her cheek as she’s typing away.

Mr. DiPasqua:  Okay, you know I have to go there . . . What’s your response when asked, “So where does your wife get the inspiration for her love scenes?” (Usually by a guy smirking.) 

Mr. Archer: We inspire each other. And there’s nothing more fun than research.

Mr. DiPasqua: Nice answer.  Which character in your wife’s books would she say most resembles you and/or your personality?

Mr. Archer: I’d say that Catullus from the Blades of the Rose series (his book is Stranger), is the most like me. He’s brainy and a bit shy, but has a lot of passion under the surface.

Mr. DiPasqua:  If you had create a title for your own romance with your wife, what would that title be and why? 

Mr. Archer: The Greek-Italian’s Seductive Siren. I’m half Greek, half Italian and I was swept away by Zoë.

Mr. DiPasqua:  You’ve been a great sport!  Thanks so much for participating in the A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party.  One final question: What would you like us to know about your wife’s latest or upcoming release?

Mr. Archer: December 6th, prepare to raise hell. Five of 18th Century London’s most notorious rakes make a deal with the ultimate evil for nearly limitless power. What will these men do when nothing can stop their wildest hungers? Find out in the first book: Devil’s Kiss.

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Mr. DiPasqua:  Don’t forget to return tomorrow. Another RH will be here!  Now, let’s hear your comments or questions!  :)