THE ROMANCE STUDIO
ON THE RELEASE OF ~
PLANET OF THE VEILS
An Interview with Sultry Summers
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Sultry, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS BLUE. Please tell us about your
featured work, the fabulous Planet of Veils.
SS: It is always a pleasure to be at The Romance Studio and with you, Holly. Planet of the
Veils actually comprises several romances around one main story. Mysterious forces and
circumstances including a prophecy that must be fulfilled center around the main characters
and focus on Planet of the Veil where sex slaves are trained. Here, one very sadistic Mistress
meets her match when my main female character will not give in to her 'methods' of training
and escapes, but she can't escape her prince or her destiny.
HH: Your characters are both very strong-willed. Your heroine refuses to accept what would
be forced upon her and your hero wants what's been promised to him. Where did you get the
idea for this amazing romance?
SS: When I began Planet of the Veils I wanted a much more straight forward plot, with two
basic characters, but I soon realized it wasn't going to go that way. Norquar, the main male
character, had to have his lineage explained and he had to be strong, his father and mother
demanded it. Really!
When Belayla, the main female character came to me, I knew a warrior with her intelligence
wouldn't just buckle under. She too had to be strong, besides I don't like wimpy females.
Conflict between Belayla and Norquar was a given but I knew I had to divert some of it to a
third party or I could never resolve them. As for the entire idea - I can't explain half of my
ideas, they come to me. The characters demand paper space, I give it to them.
HH: How did you go about creating the world this story takes place in?
SS: If my imagination isn't in outer space and on another planet, it's back in time like in Trojan
Gold. Sometime the old myths get sent into space, combining the two. I've always been this
way. In school my teachers wouldn't allow me to sit near a window, I would never pay
attention if they did. LOL. There is more coming from outer space but I have just contracted
my first contemporary. For me that's a first.
HH: What do you like best about Norquar and Belayla?
SS: Their strengths in their attention to duty and honor. When I write a character, unless that
character is the bad guy, their 'integrity' will always be present and usually gets in the way as
an obstacle in some manner and must be resolved. Norquar appears to be big, strong and
'heartless' but he proves to be honorable. Belayla proves she is true to her own honor, even
to the pain of foreswearing an ill made oath.
HH: This is released by Whiskey Creek Press. What can you tell us about your experience
with this well known publisher?
SS: Fabulous! Professional! I have five at this point coming from Whiskey Creek Press. I just
signed two more. Right now I'm very happy with them and they're stable. After the problems
with previous publishers crashing, feeling solid is nice. Planet of the Veils will available in
paperback, I'm very happy about that.
HH: What else can readers look forward to from you? It seems I heard you have another
release in November?
SS: Yes! In November Christmas Rescue will be released. It is another outer space - sort of,
the alien crashes in the back pasture of a Wyoming Rancher on Christmas Eve. He is a
golden hunk from a world that has recently freed themselves and the Rancher - SHE is about
to lose her family's 100 year old ranch. Just who rescues whom the readers will have to find
out for themselves but I don't think they'll be disappointed with the tweaked ending or the love
HH: What, in your opinion, makes a good romantic story? How do you feel you give that to
SS: I am a sucker for HEA - and good erotic romance, not just sex. The characters need to
love, even love at first sight - not just jump into bed and have sex, though that has its place. I
hope my readers can feel the love between the man and woman or even in a ménage. I
haven't ventured in M/M - yet, I haven't had that inspiration and really think that it takes
inspiration to write a piece no matter what it is. I HAVE read some good pieces so possibly
that might happen, but I don't see it soon.
HH: What do you enjoy most about being a writer?
SS: Oh ask me my favorite question, or one of them - Easy ESCAPE! I love to escape
whether I'm writing or reading.
HH: What do you enjoy reading?
SS: Pretty much what I write, I love a good love story especially paranormal, fantasy or sci/fi. I
like a well done historical - I haven't written one yet. It takes a lot of research. I do like history
a great deal and enjoy reading it. So when I do read a historical if it isn't on target I'll drop it. I
think that's why I haven't written one, I don't like being wrong. I have one piece, that was at
one point published, and wasn't meant to be in anyway historically accurate and wasn't. One
reason it isn't out, but that one will reappear and when it does - it will be accurate.
HH: If you could have any of your characters as neighbors, who would it be and why?
SS: Without a doubt, the one Character I would have as my neighbor would be Xerxes from
Atlantis Vortex, which isn't out right now. It was published when Venus Press was running,
but Atlantis Vortex is a full length work and long. It is however one of the best pieces I think
I've done. I haven't resubmitted it to an e-publisher yet. Actually I'm considering splitting it into
two works with a third that is already written. But who wouldn't want the High Lord of Atlantis
for a next door neighbor? That would mean, I'd be living in Atlantis! Talk about an escape!
HH: Thank you!