Zoe Archer | What's Your Secret Dream?
June 4, 2014
WICKED TEMPTATION is the
latest and final book in my Nemesis Unlimited series. If youâ€™re unfamiliar with
Nemesis, I like to describe it as â€śLeverage/old school A-Team in
Victorian England.â€ť Itâ€™s a secret organization dedicated to righting wrongs in
the highly stratified world of late 19th century England.
In WICKED TEMPTATION,
Nemesisâ€™s spymaster, Marco Black, is reluctantly assigned to the case of Bronwyn
Parrish. Bronwyn is a young society widow who has been cheated out of her
fortune. Though nemesis usually assists the underclasses, Bronwynâ€™s case is
special, and both she and Marco find themselves quickly enmeshed in a dangerous
intrigue that takes them to Paris, and from Paris to points beyond, all the
while fighting an explosive attraction.
Iâ€™m particularly proud of WICKED TEMPTATION because
itâ€™s my twentieth published work. My first romance novel, LADY Xâ€™S COWBOY, came out in
2006, and Iâ€™ve been writing and publishing fairly consistently ever since. My
work has spanned from straight historical, to literary fiction (written under my
real nameâ€”Ami Silber), to paranormal historical adventure, to sci-fi, to
steampunk, and now, with WICKED TEMPTATION, back to
straight historical. People ask me if I find it difficult to cross so many
genres, to which my answer is an emphatic, â€śNot at all!â€ť I love exploring
different worlds, and there are so many to discover, itâ€™s more difficult reining
my ideas into just one genre.
It does kind of amaze me that Iâ€™ve managed to produce so many books in just
eight years. But that can easily be explained when Iâ€™m asked, â€śWhat have you
been up to lately.â€ť With my answer being the inevitable, â€śWriting.â€ť Even on
vacation, Iâ€™m thinking about my next project, and my husband, fellow romance
author Nico Rosso, can attest that Iâ€™ll
always find a used bookstore and peruse the aisles, in search of inspiration.
With WICKED TEMPTATION,
my inspiration came from my travels in Europe, particularly France and Italy,
and also my love of spy movies and books. I admit that it was always one of my
dreams to be a spy, leaping noiselessly from rooftop to rooftop in the middle of
the night, and generally being an intelligent badass. And I got to live out
that dream through Marco and Bronwyn.
What is your secret dream for yourself? Do you want to be a rockstar? A
restaurateur? A spy? Leave a comment and one person will receive a copy of WICKED TEMPTATION (US and
29 comments posted.
Re: Zoe Archer | What's Your Secret Dream?
What do I want to be? Don't we all ask ourselves that
question at one time or another and sometimes more than
once. What I want to be when I finish growing up (I am 52)
I have not decided. My dream when I was young was a Peds
Doctor, then it went to a Dancer/Singer, and then I had
children and it was just MOM. I am still trying to figure
out what I want to be when I grow up.
(Tina Ullrich 1:53am June 4, 2014)
I don't have a secret dream. I would love to read for a
living. Does that count?
(Mary Preston 8:13am June 4, 2014)
I would love to be a copy editor. For the moment, I do not
have the money to get the training I need.
(Karin Anderson 9:19am June 4, 2014)
a mega winner
(Kent Cook 9:37am June 4, 2014)
I have had several dreams, but one of them would be to be an
artist. My best Girlfriend is a professional artist, and
when we talk, just listening to her, with her ideas, and to
see her brush strokes on a blank canvas - the way they turn
out to make an amazing picture, takes my breath away every
time!! Not only do you have the type of stroke, but you
have the depth of stroke, along with the play of color. I
would love to read your book, to read about another love of
mine, as well as a love of yours. I enjoyed your posting
very much!! Congratulations on your latest book!!
(Peggy Roberson 11:01am June 4, 2014)
I'd like to travel! It's not a secret though. When I was young
I wanted to be a college professor.
(Sharon Shearouse 11:24am June 4, 2014)
I want to be independently wealthy!
(Betty Hamilton 11:34am June 4, 2014)
Hmmm, a dream of mine... when I was little it was to be a veterinarian... but seeing live surgery squashed that... I would love to be a lottery jackpot winner, lol.
(Colleen Conklin 2:09pm June 4, 2014)
I would love to be a history teacher!
(Brooke Showalter 2:16pm June 4, 2014)
I want to be able to sing in front of millions (without
(Julie Guan 5:34pm June 4, 2014)
Congrats on your twentieth published work! I would love to be
paid to read books :) Every book nerds dream :)
(Jolene Allcock 7:23pm June 4, 2014)
My current dream is to go to New Zealand.
(Janie McGaugh 9:03pm June 4, 2014)
I would love to take a trip all over Europe and Asia!!!
(Vicki Hancock 9:12pm June 4, 2014)
Hmmm when I grow up (if ever) I think I'd like to be a travel
writer and get paid to travel all over the world. :-)
(Glenda Martillotti 11:08pm June 4, 2014)
I would love to be paid to read books, too! I would also love to go to Ireland , Scotland, Wales and Tahitti!
(Kimberley Coover 11:15pm June 4, 2014)
I would love to have been a actress, a very successful one with complete anonymity. I know those two things are at odds with each other but fame is highly overrated and successful actors today have NO life because of it.
(Debbie Kelly 6:47am June 5, 2014)
I'd love to have enough money so my husband and I could travel and I could buy all the books I wanted instead of budgeting myself! Ha Love the cover!!!
(Bonnie Capuano 9:42am June 5, 2014)
I grew up wanting to be an artist... But my dream for myself
is to make enough money to be able to pay my bills, send my
boys to college, and retire with hubby and be able to travel
where ever we want. I am not talking loaded rich here... Just
enough to be able to live comfortably without any bills lol
(Jeannie Platt 10:51am June 5, 2014)
as a kid i wanted to be a rock star a singer now i dont have
any real dreams for myself i am a mom and wife my daughter has
autism and is non verbal so i always dream of her talking to
me that is my dream for her and me
(Denise Smith 11:14am June 5, 2014)
A dream for myself. A quiet alone place to read for an hour or two every day.
I can go half the day without anyone talking to me. Until I pick up a book.
(Lisa Hutson 12:39pm June 5, 2014)
To have enough money to live comfortably.
(Denise Austin 1:32pm June 5, 2014)
I'd love to have a beach house with a covered porch that looks
over the water - perfect place to read!
(Diane Sallans 1:34pm June 5, 2014)
I would love to be able to completely redecorate my home
(Shirley Younger 6:31pm June 5, 2014)
My dream is to own a bookstore so I always have on hand the newest books to read.
(Nancy Wolfe 6:56pm June 5, 2014)
I have sooo many, but I've always had a dream of being an
award-winning poet, and traveling the world with my true love!
(I'm definitely a romantic!).
(Michelle Brown 7:41pm June 5, 2014)
When I went to college I wanted to be a world class architect so I could design
homes, especially kitchens that were user friendly and not a crisis in the
making...Didn't work well for a timid girl in the early 70's, sigh. Now as a
mature adult I'd love to work in the cover department of a publisher working on
all those gorgeous romance book covers ;-)
Congrats with your release and I wish you the best success!
(Lenna Hendershott 7:58pm June 5, 2014)
I like to fantasize where I'm a kickass heroine. I always want to be daring and dangerous. It must be my alter-ego that wants to live a bit.
(Kai Wong 1:45am June 6, 2014)
A Country singer.
(Peggy Quidor 1:49pm June 7, 2014)
Congratulations on your twentieth publication! Wicked Temptation sounds fascinating. My secret dream is to become a world traveler and visit all the places I have read about.
(Bonnie H 10:55pm June 17, 2014)
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