Celeste Prater

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Author of the award winning, bestselling series FUELED BY LUST and THREE DIVISIONS trilogy, Celeste has received countless praises for her unique writing style, ability to create memorable characters and mesmerizing worlds for the reader to romp, dream, and drool. Action, suspense, mystery, and sizzling hot, lovable hunks continue to bring on “Top Picks,” “Best Book,” “Book of the Month,” “Best Banter,” and “Reader’s Choice Favorite” accolades.

Her decidedly favorite professional review comment from Long and Short Reviews, “Book one caught my attention, book two had me hooked and asking for more, book three caused my addiction, and book four fed my habit. Now I’m left sitting here hoping for more, like a junkie strung out on alien men,” has gleefully kept her nose to the keyboard and sharing with the world the Fueled By Lust Insedi Warriors and the lucky females who snag them.

Visit her website: www.celesteprater-romanceauthor.com

Email her at: [email protected]

Q: This is your first book. Is it a one-shot wonder or are you planning to continue writing?

A: I definitely plan to write more stories. I already have the second one in the works with the third and fourth as "sticky notes in my head." Fueled By Lust: Drusus can be read as a standalone novel but I made sure to position it to branch off into a series. Trust me, his friends are to die for. Drusus and Avelina will continue to reprise their roles throughout the others while you get to meet other hot, alpha male Insedi looking for love.

Q: What was your first reaction when you found out Fueled By Lust was accepted for publication?

A: First, I had to reread the email several times to make sure that I wasn’t imagining the words "want to publish" and "if you accept" then I double checked that the end of the message didn’t say “Boo yah, fooled you didn’t we. You've been punked crazy woman.” All assurances aside and eyeballs trusted, I proceeded to stand up in my hamster wheel cubicle and did a crazy dance. I should have filmed it, you would have loved it.

Q: What made you choose an alien as the hero in your book?

A: After many, many years of keeping an eye out for a guy looking like Drusus, displaying alpha extremes like Drusus, capable of growling at anything that looked the least bit threatening in my vicinity, and willing to throw his brawny, muscular body in front of a truck for me, I finally gave up when none came close. So, this reoccurring dream I’ve had of the ultimate male just HAD to be from another planet. That was the only way to give the poor guy life and bring him into mine. I was generous and let Avelina have him so she owes me BIG time.

Q: Can you share with your readers how you spend a typical day?

A: Honey, I’ve been called many things and typical isn’t one of them. No, seriously. I put my pants on, or pantyhose depending on the day, just like anyone else. Up at 5:05 am to work out, grab a shower, and try to be out of the house by 7:00. Drive into work and start analyzing anything they put in front of me until the clock tells me I should have left with all the others an hour ago. I try to write on my breaks and lunch hour, definitely after work and on weekends. I’m hoping that one day I just have to wake up, roll over, and call for room service. Hey, it could happen.

Q: Besides writing and working, what are some other things you do with your time?

A: Ride my Harley every chance I get, which hasn’t been much lately. When I really want to chill, I play pool. Regular old bar room pool. Won some trophies back in the day but would probably get spanked badly now if I met the right shark.

Q: What would you say to someone that decided to give you grief about writing erotica?

A: It depends on their gender. Very important distinction there. If a woman, I would say “Frigid much? Sorry your significant other hasn’t figured out what the buttons are for. Maybe you can send him a copy of my book.” If a male, I would give him the hairy eyeball, glance down just a little past his waistband and shake my head. Sometimes men don’t need to hear words. Actions speak louder.

Q: Do you have anyone in particular that you could name as your role model, writing or otherwise?

A: My dad. That was one awesome man. We used to sit outside and laugh when my mom used to go all harpy on him. Those lessons taught me to take a girl chill pill and let a man be who he is. He passed away many years ago, way too young. He would have loved to know that I was being published seeing as he was the one that gave me my first writing journal and a pen. Just said, “Go for it” and smiled.

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