Please give a warm welcome to this weeks guest on the blog! The lovely CM Doporto!
I currently have three series:
The Eslites Chronicles:
- The Eslites (short story/prequel)
- The Eslites, The Arrival
The Natalie Vega Saga:
- Element, Part 1
- Element, Part 2
University Park Series:
- Opposing Sides
- The Same Side
- The Winning Side
- A Different Side
Where can we buy or see them?
My books are available at all major ebook retailers. The first books in the series are free, so make sure you download your copy!
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/search?q=cm%20doporto
Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
The character that has all the women swooning and placing on their book boyfriend list is Park Hill University’s star quarterback, Raven Davenport.
Why don’t you be the judge of what makes him so hot? Here’s an excerpt from A Different Side, releasing Sept. 14, 2015:
“Sorry, I didn’t recognize you.” I gave her a once over. Sheer material covered her long slender legs and my fingers tensed, eager to find out what was underneath. “You didn’t have to get all dressed up for me.”
Her head tilted to the side and she giggled. “Oh, I went to church this morning. I didn’t have a chance to change.”
She could dress up for me any day. As long as she looked that beautiful. “Oh, darn. I was hoping you were trying to impress me, you know, since you think I’m sexy.” I shot her a wink I hoping you were trying to impress me, you know, since you think I’m sexy.” I shot her a wink
and then wanted to punch myself. Why did I keep flirting with her? She was my tutor. I had some serious issues. I needed to chill – just get to know her.
Her cheeks reddened and she shifted from one foot to the other. “Who doesn’t think you’re sexy?” She tucked the strands flying around her face behind her ear and then bit her lip.
Everything around me came to a halt and I focused in one thing: Lexi Thompson. She was totally sizing me up. I rubbed the side of my temple, feeling the beads of sweat collect. She knew how to get to me, that was for sure.
“Okay, now you’re embarrassing me.” I couldn’t help but smile at her.
“Me?” She pressed a hand to her chest, claiming disbelief. “I didn’t think that was possible.”
“Oh, it is, believe me.” I stood and took a step closer toward her, reclaiming my courage. “Well, you’re thirty minutes late, so you owe me.”
Her eyes widened and she released the grip from her lip. Damn. She was sexy from her head to her toes. I barely knew her and she already knew how to undo me.
“Sorry. We’ll work until we get the paper finished, even if it takes until midnight.”
Neither of us said a word. Just held our gazes on one another, without even flinching. Her beautiful, light brown eyes bore into me, touching the very center of my chest. It was like nothing I’d ever felt before. If she was tugging on my strings, I was totally in the game now. And once I got started, I knew I wouldn’t be able to stop. I’d reel her in slowly, making it impossible for her to resist me, until I had her in my net. She was about find out what The Raven’s trap was all about.
What genre are your books?
I write young adult and new adult sci-fi and contemporary romance books.
What draws you to this genre?
I’m a huge sci-fi and superhero movie fan so I naturally like to write stories that require world building. I also like modern day, easy to relate to stories.
Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?
That’s easy! I have storyboards on http://www.pinterest.com/cmdoporto where I have pictures of actors that could play the characters of all my books. I think the one I want the most is Nick Denbeigh. He’d make a perfect Raven Davenport from my University Park Series.
How much research do you do?
I do a lot of research because I want my stories to be as realistic as possible.
Why do you write?
Because I enjoy telling stories and these voices inside my head won’t shut up!
What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?
I experienced career burnout in the field of Human Resources and got tired of busting my butt and getting laid off every time the economy took a turn.
Do you write full-time or part-time?
Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
I usually write during the day while my son is at school.
Do you write every day, 5 days a week or as and when?
I write 5 to 6 days a week and take at least one day off.
Where do the your ideas come from?
Most of my ideas come from dreams. Yes, I have a very vivid imagination.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Usually two months, but A Different Side took me 5 months because it’ 3 books in 1. 660 pages J
If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
A Different Side, is book 4 in the University Park Series. It can be read as a standalone. It’s basically books 1-3 told from Raven Davenport’s POV.
Park Hill University’s star quarterback, Raven Davenport, has every woman dying to get caught in his trap, but he’s only interested in catching one girl – Lexi Thompson. But will he learn how to deal with his inner demons or will they continue to control him to the point of destroying what he loves most? Read Raven and Lexi’s story from a different side.
Thanks so much CM for joining us this week! Be sure to follow CM and keep up with all her latest releases!