Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. She has served multiple board positions at her local RWA chapter and with Rainbow Romance Writers of America. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.
CC: Have you written characters that are someone you know?
DW: LOL, not really until my current WIP. This book has A LOT of people and dogs in it that are real….all with permission of course! LOL
CC: Is there a genre you haven’t written, but would like to explore?
DW: I would love to write epic fantasy but my skill level and attention span are not up to it yet, LOL
CC: What do you like about being an Featured author at GRL?
DW: I just love GRL! It’s my favorite con and the honor of being a Featured Author never gets old. It’s so nice to have chances to share my books with fans, do a reading, and just hang out with them!
CC: Are you a full-time or part-time writer?
DW: Part-time writer, unfortunately LOL I still work in a salon doing hair and nails
CC: Have you mastered your signature yet?
DW: LOL considering Wadsworth is my maiden name, I was really excited to get back to signing it the way I used to. Incorporating Deanna into it, however, took a few tries but I have it down now!
The name’s Lio, and you may have read the beginning of my story in A Cupid’s Wager. Well, hold on to your hats, because there’s more to tell about your favorite cupid working in the Gay Division of the Inter-Dimensional Association of Cupids.
Remember Ethan? That Aztec god of the winds who busted me shooting a closeted human with a gay lust arrow? Yeah, I haven’t been able to forget him either. Even though I have a rule against getting it on with other supernaturals—especially ones working for the Straight Division—my magic is drawn to Ethan and all his tattoos and piercings in a way I cannot control.
But after that night of mind-numbing sex, now I gotta face my evil ex-boyfriend and a suspension by the IDAC for “misplacing” arrows. They took my quiver, and I have to figure out how to get my arrow privileges back before they’re taken forever.
Ethan seems to think he can help me, but I don’t know how anybody can make this cupid believe in love again.
1st Edition published as A Cupid’s Wager by Dreamspinner Press, 2014
Check back next week when we discover more about Bru Baker.