|Kelly has no intention of letting Grayson die alone in the frozen wasteland that Onyx has become since the Kirsoval war began. She must find him and bring him back to base. When they die, it will be together in their bed.
Reviews for Winter in Paradise
"How would you feel if you woke up in the middle of the night from a nightmare, a nightmare in which your loved one was freezing to death, only to realize that your lover is gone, and that your nightmare just might become a reality? This short has it all -- adventure, romance, and really hot sex! I won't give too many details away, but when Kelly and Grayson do make love, it is nothing short of earth shattering. Grayson's "special ability" is able to sense Kelly's every want and desire." - Firepages Reviews
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About T.C. Archer
T. C. Archer is comprised of award winning authors Evan Trevane and Shawn M. Casey. They live in the Northeast where long, cold winter nights require a roaring fire and a companion of the hot blooded persuasion.
Evan puts his Ph.D. to good use by writing about alternate realities, and Shawn channels the mythology and philosophy she studied during her wasted youth into writing about exotic places and times.
Space travel, time travel, past or present, love (and lust,) transcend place and time. And Evan and Shawn will go where no man -- or woman -- has dared go before.
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An Interview with the T.C. Archer
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Thank you for talking with us at TRS! Your featured book is Winter in Paradise. Where did you get the idea for this magical, out-of-this-world story?
TC: Thanks so much for having us, Holly. It's always a pleasure to be at The Romance Studio.
The idea for Winter in Paradise was inspired by a Star Trek episode that was set during an ice age. There was a warm cave, a warm lady, and the rest…well that Star Trek episode was rated G and we've written something quite a bit hotter and more dangerous.
HH: What can you tell us about Kelly and why will readers identify with her?
TC: Kelly earned her stripes the hard way, with honest work and a little luck. She's on the hardest assignment of her life, and probably the last, when the plan goes awry upon first contact with the enemy (one of Murphy's laws of combat). Who of us haven’t been victims of Murphy's law?
HH: What do you like about Bryon and why will readers love him?
TC: Byron is a hot-blooded man who will do anything for those he loves. From the onset of the story, we discover he's willing to sacrifice his life for the woman he loves. Of course, love is never that simple, and we later learn that his devotion runs deeper than even Kelly suspected.
HH: How did you go about building the world of your characters?
TC: Most times, world building comes about slowly, (sometimes painfully slowly!) So we let it evolve, one word at a time. In Winter in Paradise, we started with Kelly and Byron, two lovers who only have each other at the moment. But why? Where is everyone else? One idea brings another that leads to another. We began with a cold oppressive environment, then built a place to live in this setting, then a reason to live, and finally, a reason to die. The world then quickly falls into place.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
TC: We're working up a few other short tales about this struggle. The local star-cluster is ruled by the Kirsovals, a genetic abomination in human form. The only way the people can gain their freedom is to fight with whatever means possible. Winter in Paradise is one such story. We think there are more stories of heroism, sacrifice, and victory yet to be told in this galactic struggle.
HH: What was it like working on this book as part of a team?
TC: It's a fantastic experience. Each of us adds more and more. More depth, more detail, more character. In Winter in Paradise, the most exciting results of our collaboration is the life-changing moment for our heroine. That came out of a simple discussion about the story and why it was important enough to be told. Within the universe of Winter in Paradise, an insurgency is going on against a brutal dictatorship, and there are thousands of heroic actions taking place. So, of all the soldiers and all the stories, why tell this one? What difference does it make to Kelly? That's the sort of discussion that brings out the best in our writing.
HH: What goals have you set for yourself in your career?
Evan: I want to write full time.
HH: What are you reading at the moment?
Evan: How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One, by Stanley Fish, a very good book that's teaching me it's okay to love the sentence as an art form and why. Missing (The Matt Spears Mysteries) by Barry Crowthar.
Shawn: George RR Martin A Game of Thrones. (Of course, the book is fabulous.)
HH: Where is your favorite place to shop for books?
Evan: Antique shops. You find some very interesting titles and editions and lots of picture books. (And why read when you can look at the pictures?)
Shawn: Library book sales. ROFL. The treasures are amazing.
HH: Any special plans for the holidays this year?
Evan: I'm going to buy my son an electric guitar (I hope he doesn't see this.) I'm looking forward to hearing about my daughter's first semester of college.
Shawn: My daughter and I are still making our holiday plans. We do hope to visit friends we haven’t seen in too long. We’ll find something special to do -- my daughter will make sure of that!
Thanks so much for having us Holly. Very happy holidays to The Romance Studio and to all our friends!
HH: Thank you!