My Guest, Mr. Silver!

Mr. DiPasqua:  It’s Friday already and A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party is only a week away from MY interview and a VERY SPECIAL BIG REVEAL!  I can’t wait to share both with you… Today I have two special surprises.

First, my DW, Lila is at the SOS Aloha Blog today — giving away 2 copies of A MIDNIGHT DANCE! If you don’t have a copy yet, pop on over there and leave a comment.

Secondly, we have another great interview for you. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Silver.  Mr. Silver can you tell us who you’re married to and what she writes?

Mr. Silver:  I’m married to Eve Silver and her latest release, BODY OF SIN, is the fourth in her dark, gritty urban fantasy/paranormal romance Otherkin/Sins series.

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. Silver: Father. Art Director. Sculptor. Gamer. Kayaker. Fisherman. Runner. Bodybuilder. Animal lover. Road tripper. Comic geek. Action-figure geek. Conan fan. Avid movie-watcher.

Mr. DiPasqua:  Sounds like you’re a fun guy!  Where did you and your wife meet? What convinced you that she was THE ONE?

Mr. Silver: We met at college. Her brains and her looks convinced me she was THE ONE. We are complete opposites and, in this case, opposites attract. We communicated well. Eve is a very caring, kind, loving and supportive person who would do anything for me. We’re both the same that way. I would do anything for her. And she likes my sense of humor.

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. Silver: I was at work. When she called to tell me, I thought she was having a heart attack or an asthma attack because she was gasping and I couldn’t understand a word she was saying. Now that I think about it, she sounded like a girl at a rock concert who’s just met a mega-star and is speechless. My reaction was very excited and extremely happy and proud.

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. Silver: I haven’t had the opportunity to read BODY OF SIN yet, but all her heroes are just like me, except a little more well-spoken and many have supernatural powers that I do not. And they have a six-pack. I only have a four-pack. Still working on the last two.

Mr. DiPasqua: A four pack sure bets a one pack (aka beer belly) 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. Silver: My wife always says I was (am) most like Prince Charming. That’s why I love her so much. That’s only until I make her angry, then I become most like Prince, the family pet (to the doghouse).

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. Silver: None of the above. I think of “fetch”. That’s what you get for having two grown sons who eat you out of house and home and want you to go fetch more groceries.

Mr. DiPasqua:  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. Silver: I’ve known my wife for 27 years; we’ve been married for 23. Being married to a romance author means you need lots of patience because the business is like a roller coaster. There are ups and downs and sometimes it’s rough to be an artist. When Eve’s under deadline, I pick up the slack—grocery shopping, laundry, take care of kids and dogs. She does the same for me when I’m under deadline. I’m always here for her to bounce off ideas or to vent, usually while we’re walking the dogs. I make sure she leaves her cave and gets some physical activity because when she’s on deadline, she often forgets to do that for herself. Her deadlines are good for my sculpting and gaming, though. No interruptions.

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. Silver: I just say, “Me,” or “We do a lot of experimenting.” (This time I’m the guy smirking because it’s such a ridiculous question.)

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

Mr. Silver: I asked Eve for her opinion on this, and she said, “Maybe Dagan from SINS OF THE HEART (book 1 in the Otherkin/Sins series) because he isn’t much into conversations; he just does what he needs to be done. He’s competent, strong, loyal, brave. The strong, silent type.”

Mr. DiPasqua:  Tell me something about your wife her fans would be surprised to learn.

Mr. Silver: She’s afraid of spiders. She shot a Beretta, M4 and M249SAW to do research for her books. Her favorite game is BOGGLE. She loves to kayak. She has two degrees. She taught human anatomy for many years. She hates to shop for clothes, and I’m usually the one who has to pick stuff for her because she can’t be bothered (which is a good thing because she tends to dress like one of the fishermen from the Deadliest Catch if I leave her to her own devices—in her words, she “has the fashion sense of a snail.”) [Eve interjecting here to say this is all true, especially the fashion and clothes stuff.]

Mr. DiPasqua:   Thanks so much for participating in the A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party, Mr. Silver. One last question: What would you like us to know about your wife’s latest or upcoming release?

Mr. Silver: From the back cover:

Once the favorite son of the Lord of the Underworld, Lokan Krayl held enviable privileges and powers. Powers that led to a devastating betrayal—murder.

Resurrected by his immortal brothers, Lokan is still trapped in purgatory. He has no way to contact his family. He has no answers. In order to find the truth about his death and who killed him, he must escape his prison. And there’s only one way out: through the twelve gates of his eternal enemy, Osiris.

But Lokan has help. Bryn Carr, the woman who duped him once before, is his beautiful yet unwanted guide. She’s been sent by his brothers to aid him. She’s his last hope. Lokan must place his fate—and that of the mortal and immortal worlds—in the hands of the one woman he can never trust.

• Praise for BODY OF SIN:
“Dark, intense, passionate, and, in the end, rewarding, this tale of pain and redemption brilliantly resolves a seemingly unsolvable dilemma and adds another gleaming link to Silver’s “Otherkin” chain.”—Library Journal
“…tortured hero on a desperate & hazardous quest…Silver really hits this one out of the park!”—Jill M. Smith, RT Book Reviews, 4-1/2 star Top Pick!
“Silver’s use of Egyptian mythology is a refreshing change of pace in the genre and adds plenty of creepy atmosphere…”—Publishers Weekly

• Read an Excerpt

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GIVEAWAY:  Winner will have their choice of one signed book from the series: SINS OF THE HEART (book 1), SINS OF THE SOUL (book 2), SINS OF THE FLESH (book 3) or BODY OF SIN (book 4). Contest is open internationally, but if a winner outside the US/Canada is chosen, the book will not be signed and will be ordered from The Book Depository.

RULES:
To win you must:

1. Ask a question or leave a comment below—We’re men. We can take it. :) Remember: the more you comment, the greater your chances at winning the GRAND PRIZE.

2. You MUST be a follower/subscriber of Lila DiPasqua’s blog (through Google Friend Connect).

3. Must be at least 18 years of age.

4. Winner will be selected at random on SUNDAY.

Ways to increase your odds at winning are found at the very bottom of this blog.

Mr. DiPasqua: Thanks again, Mr. Silver!  Let’s hear your responses, folks! :)