Q & A with author Dominique Eastwick

Thanks for being here today, Dominique. Would you
please share a short bio about yourself?

First thank you so much for hosting me today. My name is Dominique Eastwick and I am a multi-genre romance writer whose books tend to be on the spicy side. But the love story has to be first and foremost for the story to work. I live in Raleigh NC with my husband two teenage boys, a lazy cat and a very crazy lab. When I am not writing, my favorite place to be is behind the lens of my camera. (Note: see some of her photos in this post.)

Do you consider yourself a shy and/or introverted person? 
It all depends on the situation. I am shy in big groups where I know no one. But once I know you I am not what anyone would call shy. I don’t like to be the center of attention unless I am with friends or if I have to do a speech on something I am both passionate about or feel I am confident enough on the subject. I don’t think anyone would call me introverted though. 

In what ways has being shy or introverted hindered
your writing career?
It hinders me in marketing. So many authors have no issue in jumping right in and saying Hi, I am a writer. This is my book, buy it. I tend to ease to the side of the room.

In what ways has being shy or introverted helped your writing career? 
I listen and watch people. So I get ideas from those around me. 

What’s the hardest part of this business for you? 
I’m extremely dyslexic so writing is slow and editing is tedious for my editors. I am lucky that I have great ones. 

Tell me about a time that you had to step outside your comfort zone either in your writing career or in your personal life? 
I did my first author meet and greet. It’s always scary to sit there hoping someone will talk to you.

What’s one tip you could share with shy and introverted people that’s helped you? 
Take a deep breath and walk over to someone and talk. Go to cons with someone outgoing and let them know you need help meeting people.

Would you please share a short blurb of your book and where my readers can buy it?

The Marquis and the Mistress (Book 2 in the House of Lords Series)--Lord Simon James Winston, seventh Marquis of Breckinridge, can have anything he wants, except the woman he loves. After Chandra, his lover of two years, spurns his marriage offer, he does his best to forget her. When friends discussed the services of Madame Eve one night over cards, it seems like just the thing to get him over his heartbreak.

Mrs. Chandra Mallory wants nothing more than to marry her lord, but deep-hidden secrets threaten to destroy that dream. On a whim, the widow calls on the services of Madame, hoping a night of passion can help her move on.

Can one evening heal past hurts and concerns and help a marquis and his mistress realize true love is always worth the chance?