The Be Mine: Valentine Novellas to Warm The Heart is a collection of romance novellas for Valentine’s Day. Starting with low heat, and rising to steamy!
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Elizabeth Stevens describes herself as “Writer. Reader. Student. Nerd. From the Dwarf. Never Caffeinated Enough.”
Your story in the Be Mine Valentine Anthology is “the Romeo + Juliet Experiment”. What was the inspiration for the story?
My husband’s back at uni, training to be a teacher and English is one of his subjects. I can’t remember the exact conversation now, but we were talking about ways to teach different things and we got discussing Romeo and Juliet. The idea just kind of flowed from there. I tend to be a bit meta and paradoxical/satirical with my writing, so I had zero qualms about sending my Year 12’s off to have a quasi ‘fake dating’ scenario in the Australian wilderness.
You’ve published 22 books. Which main character would be the most embarrassed to get a public Valentine’s gift, and why?
Oh, damn. Most of them? Uh. Probably either Roman (from Accidentally Perfect) or Davin (from [Bad Boy’s Guide to…] Being Not Good) I think. I’ll go with Davin as he’s sort of the parody of all my other male MCs. He has the misfortune of being self-aware and is quite unhappy I made him fall in love. He’s a grump, very private, and he hates public displays of anything sincere. He’s so averse to it, he’s actually started a Romance Hero Support group for my other male leads in the blank spaces between the pages.
What’s your ideal Valentine’s Day gift?
I’ve always loved the idea of the flowers and choccies, going away for the weekend, dinner by candlelight and being super romantic – I’m a romance writer for a reason. But in reality, my ideal Valentine’s Day involves some wine, some pizza, and hubby and I either playing computer games or binging something like Underworld or Resident Evil.