Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Author Stop: Clarissa Yip

We welcome back author Clarissa Yip to our blog today. Below are her three latest ebooks followed by our interview.

Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (November 15, 2011)

 Shy tomboy Jenna Faulkner has been in love her whole life—with her best friend. Except he’s marrying the wrong woman, and he doesn’t know it yet. But she’s determined to save him. 

Instead of the normal bachelor party, Jenna decides to throw a different type of gathering…with just her. Alone. Will Cade finally come to his senses and see Jenna for more than a friend, or has she ruined their friendship once and for all?

Tempting A Prince
Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (December 21, 2011)

Summary: Sarah Westfall is on a mission. Living the mundane life of a near spinster school teacher and sick of her parents throwing eligible men at her, she is determined to get over her crush on her best friend’s brother. She wants a prince and wouldn’t settle for less. What better way than a 1Night Stand?

Evan Hunt needs to figure out his enemy’s game plan. Chasing his nemesis to Las Vegas and signing up for Madame Eve’s service and masquerade, he never expected the woman he’s desired for years to appear before him…as his princess.

When their attraction fires the night, the inevitable happens. Her prince isn’t as charming as she’s hoped, but he does save her from trouble. Would he be willing to fulfill her fantasies also?

Silent Night's Surrender (1 Night Stand Series)
Decadent Publishing Company, LLC (November 27, 2011)

Summary: Stubborn and proud cowgirl, Lily McCormick, is finally coming to terms with her quiet life on her parent’s ranch, until her older brother, as payback, signs her up for 1NightStand. Kidnapped and forced onto a plane to a foreign location, she faces the dreaded cold and an unwanted tryst, until her ex-husband appears before her…as her date.

New York City District Attorney, Rafe Martinez, would do anything to get his ex-wife back, even if it meant taking drastic measures to pretend he was there for another woman. When jealousy and rage surfaces and Lily’s tough demeanor wanes, desire and lust sparks their once powerful connection as truths unfold. Will Rafe convince her to return to him or push her further away from giving their love a second chance?

 interview with Clarissa Yip
RG: When did you know you wanted to be a writer and why did you pick the romance genre?

CY: I've ALWAYS loved romance, since the very first time I stole my sister's books. I've been writing since I was a kid but had never thought to publish professionally until I had moved to Hawaii and decided that I wanted to actually get out of my shell and take some risks. Writing made me happy, almost as much as hanging out at the beaches, studying the blue-green waters, watching swaying palm trees, and smelling the soapy scent of the ocean. Okay, cupcakes make me happy too.

RG: Where does the inspiration for your stories come from?

CY: Everywhere! Sometimes my muse will run buck wild, sometimes she'll go on strike and be really quiet, but I never know when ideas will strike.

RG: What qualities do you believe make a true hero/heroine?

CY: A true hero is someone who may be tough and flawed, but has a pure heart and is brave enough to conquer fear and save the woman he loves. A true heroine is someone who is strong and doesn't need a man to fight her battles but will be what the hero needs to breathe and survive. Well, in my world anyway. What does that say about me?

RG: Which writers inspire you?

CY: There are WAY too many to list. But mostly writers that 'wow' me. Guess that's not an easy thing...

RG: What have been some of your favorite books and why?

CY: I love JR Ward's Black Dagger series and anything by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I also love Judith McNaught and Jude Devereaux and Julie Garwood's old historicals. They make me sad, angry, and happy all at the same time.

RG: It's an exciting time time for authors with the emergence and growing popularity of epublishing and the increase of smaller publishers--what are your feelings?

CY: I'm all e-pubbed, even though I have two print anthologies. I think e-publishing has opened many doors for authors who have given up hope to be one day NY published, but it's also a great way to get out there and share your stories quicker with readers. Anything digital is the way to go! Plus I can't live without my e-readers so I can never get enough e-books.

Thank you so much for having me!


About the author: An avid reader and writer, Clarissa spends most of time with her head stuck up in the clouds and lurking behind her romance novels when she's not writing up a storm. Currently residing in Hawaii, Clarissa enjoys traveling all over the United States, so you'll never know where you'll find her. She also loves video games, scrapbooking, trying new foods, and of course, shopping. What woman wouldn't? Well, not exactly clothes shopping, but she does love tech toys. If there's a new gadget, then she'd most likely have it (even though she is not tech-savvy and is known for breaking things.)


  1. I think the e-reader is the best invention around. How awesome to have all of those books in one device!

    Thanks for the great interview. Looking forward to checking out your books. :-)