Raisa is an up and coming author of romance with a dark and naughty twist. Her heroes are sometimes flawed but always the alpha in the room, while her heroines are atypical and can take anything those bossy alphas dish out.
The one thing that Raisa most loves is tipping tropes on their ears and making fun of them. She also adores alliteration.
She’s lived all over the world but currently resides in the Midwestern United States with her husband, two irascible cats, and a big bay rescue horse.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first complete adultish story I remember is Johnny Tremain by Esther Hoskins Forbes. I think it was late elementary or middle school and the scene I most remember is Johnny being told to cut the scar tissue on his hand where he was burnt. I have no idea why that scene was so profound to me but I was absolutely in awe of Johnny's strength of will..
How do you approach cover design?
Haha! I am utterly NOT artistic! I beg my artistic friends for help and hope for the best. Cover art is beyond me.
Elizabeth is sold into marriage with the Earl of Shepton and must learn to be a good wife to him. When he brings his mistress, Angeline, to share their bed, she is lost in an unnatural maelstrom of pleasure and pain that steals her wits.
Can she break free of the sensual spell? Is she strong enough to wrest control away from Angeline and save her family?