Get Lost With Carolann Camillo

Words always fascinated Carolann Camillo. This sparked a serious interest in writing and led to the publication (so far) of five romance novels and several short stories. Born in New York City, Carolann lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and cat, Peaches.

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When up-and-coming fashion designer, Allie Nash, becomes the target of a serial killer responsible for a string of West Coast murders, Detective Ben Sutter and his partner are charged with protecting her. Evidence confirms the killer, accompanied by one of Allie’s former neighbors, is heading her way. But Allie, a semi-finalist in a prestigious fashion contest, stubbornly refuses to vacate her San Francisco home as she needs access to all her equipment if she hopes to have her designs ready in time for the competition.

Ben and his partner reluctantly agree to take shifts staying with Allie, as long as she plays her part and continues the telephone conversations she’s inadvertently been drawn into with the killer, a man she knows only as Dave. However, the danger escalates when Dave claims another victim on his way to San Francisco, leaving his trademark heart imprinted with FOREVER MINE on the woman’s body.

Terrified of encountering the psychopath, Allie turns increasingly toward Ben Sutter for strength and assurance. For his part, Ben has sworn off women in the wake of a toxic breakup. Still, he finds himself drawn to the attractive young woman he’s tasked to protect. On the night of the competition, the detectives have all the angles covered.

Or so they think.

Alexa: How often do you get lost in a story?
Carolann: Every day if only for 20-30 minutes.

Alexa: What’s your favorite “love” word?
Carolann: Passion.

Alexa: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
Carolann: Beauty and the Beast. There’s a gorgeous French film by Jean Cocteau that came out many years ago. It’s worth finding.

Alexa: What turns you off like nothing else?
Carolann: Injustice no matter where in the world.

Alexa: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
Carolann: My father: Sent out to work at 13, he then completed his education at night and became a successful architect. Go, DAD!

Alexa: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
Carolann: Fairy Tale, especially if a handsome prince comes to the rescue of a damsel in distress. (Swoon here).

Alexa: Where do you read and how often?
Carolann: I usually read in bed just about every night. Sometimes in a warm bath. Oh, the luxury!

Alexa: What sound or noise do you love?
Carolann: My cat purring. We rescued Peaches from the Humane Society. She was five years old when we adopted her. She’s almost seven now. She has an Abyssinian body and striped legs and tail. I call her two cats in one!

Alexa: What was the first story you remember writing?
Carolann: It was a short story with a supernatural twist. Walking down the boarding ramp at an airport one day inspired it.

Alexa: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Carolann: Casablanca. What a great love story. I cry every time I see it.

Alexa: How is it working with hot guys and sexy women all day?
Carolann: It’s like sitting on top of a volcano that’s getting ready to blow.

Alexa: Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, and why
Carolann: Most: Allie in Forever Mine because she’s smart and creative and has a sense of humor. And she doesn’t “cave” when faced with danger. Also, Ben Sutter because he’s strong, capable and has all the signs of being a great lover; Least: Dave because he’s a serial killer!

Alexa: What does it mean to love someone?
Carolann: Giving with no expectation of a reward

Alexa: Which era would you least like to have lived in, fashion-wise and why? Most?
Carolann: Least: That would be the Stone Age—animal skin tunics? No makeup? Get real! Most: The 1920s before the crash—Yeah, and all that jazz.

Alexa: what has been your most rewarding publishing moment?
Carolann: My most rewarding publishing moment came when more than one publishers expressed interest in Forever Mine. It’s always nice to be validated in any endeavor.

Alexa: Got a question you'd like to ask your fans?
Carolann: What do you most enjoy about a romance novel? What turns you off?

Alexa: And finally, will you have a giveaway?

Carolann: Yes, 5 signed copies of my award winning historical romance "Moonlit Desire."
Alexa: Great prizes, so get commenting! Thanks for joining us, Carolann! 

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  1. Hello Carolann! I enjoyed reading your answers!
    What I most enjoy about a romance novel... the journey the characters take to get to their HEA! :) What turns me off... abusive characters and extremely detailed works that go on for page after page to describe things...
    thanks for sharing! greenshamrock at cox dot net

    1. Hi Colleen. You've won a paperback copy of my historical romance "Moonlit Desire." Email me your ship to address at romwriter@hotmail.com

    2. Thank you so much for the win Carolann! Response sent! :)

  2. the HEA
    cheating, poor writing, cliffhangers

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Hi, You've won a paperback copy of my historical romance "Moonlit Desire." Email me your ship to address at romwriter@hotmail.com. I will then mail out your copy.