Carole Mortimer is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author, is an Entertainment Weekly Top 10 of Romance Authors, was Recipient of a Pioneer of Romance award by Romantic Times in 2014. In 2012 she was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for her ‘outstanding service to literature’.
Carole has been writing romance novels since 1978, and has now written 200 books in contemporary and Regency romance. She continues to write for Harlequin Mills and Boon, but also began publishing her own series, Alpha, in November 2014, a series described as being Hot, Dark and Dangerous. Shadow Alpha, the 3rd book in the Alpha series is Carole’s 200th book, published March 15th 2015.
1 200 books, Carole? How did you ever write so many?
It snuck up on me too! One minute it seemed I had written 175 books, and then suddenly there it was, my 200th book. I am so glad it’s Shadow Alpha, because Dair Grayson, the hero of Shadow, is one of my all all-time favourite heroes. But be warned, the Alpha series really is hot, and Dair Grayson is very hot indeed!
2 Where do you get your ideas from?
I have no idea! I really don’t. I just have all these ideas for plots and storylines running around inside my head. That’s where Alpha came from. At the moment I have 10 books planned in the series, but if the heroes just keep asking to have their story told, there may be more. The storylines are completely different from my Presents and Regencies for HMB, with crime bosses, kidnappings, murder. The language is stronger, and more earthy too. And did I mention lots of really, really hot sex?
3 But you are still writing for HMB?
Oh yes. I love writing my Presents and Regencies. I had a Presents duo out February/March this year, and the second three Dangerous Dukes Regencies, will be published in July/ August/ September. My next project is a Presents trilogy, to be published next year.
4 Where did the idea for the ALPHA series come from?
Again, I have no idea. It just popped into my head, and I knew I just had to write it. But I knew from the onset that it didn’t fit into the two series I already write for HMB, so I decided to publish it myself. And I’m having so much fun doing it. It’s amazing to take a book from the concept of the idea, through writing it, having it edited, formatted, the cover designed, and choosing my own publishing date too.
5 What writing projects do you have in 2015
Well there are the three HMB books I’ve already mentioned. I also have an Alpha book being published every 2 months, plus a contemporary novella I’m writing for another publisher coming out in August, and I also intend to start a Regency novella series of my own, first one to be published in November 2015. But again, be warned, this Regency novella series will be hotter than hot too.
All links to the ebooks in the Alpha series are on my Website.