Monday, August 1, 2011

Welcome Guest Blogger Misa Buckley!

Hi Everyone!

I would like to welcome the lovely Misa Buckly to my blog. Today we decided to sit down for a quick Q&A to discuss her debut release, IronHaven. Join me in welcoming her!

Congrats on your first release, Ironhaven.  How does it feel?
Thank you! I’m in a bit of a haze, really. I only started and subbed it six months ago and now I’m a proper author! It’s all rather strange.

How would you describe Ironhaven?
Very basically, as an apocalyptic romance. To take that deeper, it’s a story about redemption and forgiveness… and the never-failing power of love.

I hear you are science fiction lover; did that inspire your work in Ironhaven?
In its original format, yes; it was set on an alien planet. However the submission call I rewrote it for wanted Earth-based stories, so I changed location. There are still some sci fi elements left, though.
I hope in the future you get to enlighten us with those types of stories!

Lucian and Genevieve are exes – do you believe in real life there are second chances?
I believe they exist for those that look for them, that want them and change themselves to make it happen.

I am a huge fan of romance, if you could rate this book in its hotness from 1-10 what would it be.
With 10 being erotica, Ironhaven rates a 4 or 5 – there is a sex scene, and I don’t fade to black!
Yes - us here do enjoy reading about what happens when you DON’’T fade to black! J

What are your favorite types of romance novels? Why?
I love all romance, but I do prefer adult ones. That is, with the sex scenes firmly in place. Sweet sex over very explicit, but I do like my sex. LOL.
Who doesn’t?

Who are your favorite romance authors?
Lori Witt, who writes het under Lauren Gallagher and M/M as LA Witt (and I read both genres)
She is new to me – I will have to check her out!

Back to your work – is this going to be part of a series or is it a stand alone?
This one is a stand-alone, but I do have a series in the works.

What is next for you?
I’m writing an erotic Steampunk romance that’s due out in the new year, a paranormal Western that I’m planning on self-pubbing and continuing with my serialised novella, Paradigm Shift. No rest for the wicked!

Thank you so much Misa for stopping by today! I do hope we get to see you again soon here on the blog and around the tour.

Please leave a comment here if you would like to know more about Misa or any of her work!


The Earth is dying, and Lucian Hoyt is going to die with it thanks to his parents cancelling his pass aboard the last shuttle off the planet. There is hope, though – a brilliant inventor has come up with a plan to build a ship to evacuate those who’ve been left behind.

That inventor turns out to be Genevieve Scott, Lucian’s bitter ex-fiancée. If they’re going to work together to get off this planet, they need to put their past aside, but even melting the ice between them can’t erase all the scars.

You can Purchase Ironhaven here:

The run-down laboratory on Fifth Avenue didn’t so much sit next to the building beside it as lean against it for support.

Lucian stared at the corrugated iron roof and the boarded-up windows in some disgust. He’d not expected this when Drew had explained about the female inventor who, with the government gone and her usual work dried up, now repaired heaters in between designing a starship that ran on alternative fuels. He couldn’t imagine how she did anything in the hovel in front of him.

I wouldn’t house a dog in such a place. He walked over to the ill-fitting door. His knock echoed hollowly. He waited…and waited.

Did he have the right address, or was the woman just was not awake? It was early morning, but not so much that anyone should still be in bed. At least, not in his opinion, but he supposed the inventor might have a different one. He knocked again with as little result. He sighed and glanced around. A passing couple spared him a quick look but didn’t say anything. Still he felt oddly conspicuous, as if he was doing something he shouldn’t be.

He tried the handle. It turned easily. Okay, then. Pulling it open, and wincing at the screech of the hinges, Lucian poked his head through the gap. “Hello? Is anyone home?”

A faint shout came from somewhere within the tangle of machinery and littered benches. Taking it as an invitation, Lucian stepped in out of the cold and wandered around the laboratory. Most of the benches groaned under the weight of a variety of heaters, all in various stages of assembly or disassembly—Lucian wasn’t sure which—but there was one given over to an intricate, clockwork-driven device that he could not make head nor tail of. He picked up a roll of paper and unwound it to find a blueprint. That made no sense either.

He shook his head: he’d been to university and had education in every science and theory going, but the level of intelligence indicated by the blueprint was still far beyond him.

Putting the roll down, he called again. “Hello?”

“One moment.”

Her voice was husky; mid-range feminine with a hint of smoke. It also carried a note that Lucian thought he recognised yet couldn’t quite place. A shadow shifted on the opposite wall, shortening as she came into the laboratory, nose buried in a thick book.

She wore leather trousers spotted with burn marks and grease, and a tightly-fitted blouse under a heavy apron. Her hair was swept up and gathered into a loose bun atop of her head, and the hands that held the book wore gauntlets. She looked up and her mouth dropped open, her eyes widening in shocked recognition.

“Lucian?” she said in barely more than a whisper.

He could only stare. It had been so very long since he’d last seen this woman. Long enough that it had taken seeing her face to identify her fully. Five years too long.

Author Bio:

Misa Buckley is a sci fi geek who escapes the crazy of raising five children by creating imaginary worlds. She loves character-driven stories that have romance, adventure and really hot sex.

When she's not writing, you'll find her watching Stargate SG1 and lusting over Ba'al. She has a thing for bad boys in black leather.


  1. Congrats again, Misa, hope the tour's going well for you. :)

  2. Thanks Pippa, and thank you to Carrie for having me along today :)