Imogene Nix is at the Calypso Bar!

Welcome to the Calypso Bar, Imogene. Tell us a little about yourself…

It’s so great to be here, so thanks for having me.  Oooohhh is that a native Cabana boy going by? Yoo Hoo! Yep… I’d love a drink, thanks! LOL, don’t mind me, I’ll just make myself at home. (I’m good like that!)

Imogene NixWife, mother, (Ed: occasional pirate) and nutty bookstore owner all describe me, as well as author!  I am dedicated to high quality romance, with a dollop of erotic interactions, and have dipped my toes into Science Fiction, Contemporary Romance and Paranormal Romance and the odd Romantic Suspense featuring feisty headstrong female leads .

I live in Rural Queensland where I happily am employed raising my 2 daughters, lots of chickens, a couple of cats and my super pup, Teddy. When I’m not writing or reading, I’m hanging out with my husband, acting like a techno-geek or cooking and making wine.

To date I’ve also seen 13 books released with another 3 due by the end of the year. My books have made the ARe best seller list, top 100 in their category on Amazon and publisher best seller lists as well as claiming one of the USA Today erotic books to read in June 2013 list.

And you have a new novel out right now! Tell us about Hesparia’s Tears.

hispariastears_800Galan is from Hesparia, where the females are dying out on his pacific agrarian planet.

Jessa has a past, one she hasn’t earned but cannot escape from.

What will happen when opportunity knocks?

Galan travels to earth, hoping to plead the case for Hesparia. He doesn’t expect Jessa or The Quickening.

Can he make the case for women to migrate to Hesparia and arrange a Diplomatic Alliance? Can they trust one another with their hearts. And can Jessa really escape her past?

Sounds like you love throwing your heroes and heroines into challenging new environments! How would you survive on a desert island, do you think? Which book would you want to be stranded with?

What only one book? Arrgh… Can I claim my Sony eReader? No? Hmm then I guess it would have to be Naked in Death by JD Robb…. But if I could… Hey! Don’t snatch all my books away…. Nooooooooo!

You know, every one of the authors who visits the Calypso Bar insists she needs more than one book! I’m far more generous with your desert island company. Who would you take to keep you company? You can bring up to five guests.

Ohhh party time!  Cool then I’d have to ask hubs first and foremost, then my besties…
Khloe, Tamsin, Angela, Shona… Oh and can’t forget the odd cabana boy. Never know when something might need attending to…

Hmm. Imogene, that’s six guests, counting the cabana boy (why is he odd? Does he not read romantic fiction?). I’ll make an exception just this once, but you’ll have to leave the cabana boy at the Calypso Bar when you leave. Fair enough? Now, what’s our cabana boy working on behind the bar?

Well, in honour of the location, I guess it would have to be Miami Beach Iced Tea. You know tropical goodness… *slurp*. Yep another would be great thanks. (Pinches the cabana boys bum as he goes past.)

Imogene, you can look but don’t touch! That’s a special request from your hubs, by the way. Dear readers, join us in a delicious Miami Beach Iced Tea. Here’s the recipe:

miami beach iced teaIngredients:

1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce light rum
1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce tequila
1/2 ounce blue curacao
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup (made with 2 parts sugar and 1 part water)
1 ounce carbonated lemon-lime beverage (Sprite or 7-Up)
1 lemon wedge

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. To a cocktail shaker (no ice), add the vodka, rum, gin, tequila, blue curacao, lemon juice, and simple syrup.  Shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds; pour into the glass. Add in the Sprite to the glass; stir; garnish with a lemon wedge.

Just… be prepared for a headache afterwards!

We have an emergency supply of aspirin on hand! Before the headaches start, let’s crank up the music. What’s on your desert island essential play list?

LOL!  Well there would be a mix of Enigma (Return to Innocence, The Principles of Lust and Mea Culpa), Savage Garden and Darren Hayes (Creeping Up On You, I knew I Loved You and Insatiable), throw in a dash of his Purpleness (Prince) with 1999 and Raspberry Beret… Adele… Bananarama, oh and some Gregorian Chants. Yep I think that would do… might have to make sure I stash my mp3 player in my pocket, won’t I?

That’s quite an eclectic mix. I’m thinking the Gregorian Chants are for when you’re praying for relief from the hangover? Well, we have the party rocking along nicely, Imogene, so before you go back to your friends, where can we find you and your books when you’re not hanging out at the Calypso Bar?

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, my blog and my website. Thanks so much for having me over. We’ll have to do this again sometime… It was fun!

Imogene, thanks for joining us this week in the Calypso Bar! We’ll have another fabulous guest author next week…

2 Responses to “Imogene Nix is at the Calypso Bar!”

  1. Lily Malone August 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM #

    Imogene Nix, you are a hoot. I visited Kerrie Paterson’s blog before and saw your towering TBR list, so I had a LOL when Gracie said you could only take one book!
    Really enjoying this interview series Gracie. Have a lovely weekend in the bar ladies.

    Lily M


    • Gracie Macgregor August 30, 2013 at 7:03 PM #

      Thank you, Lily, I’m looking forward to you joining us here soon!


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