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Author Spotlight - Christina Lee

Happy Sunday to Christina Lee!

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am a full-time writer, mother, and wife. I'm from Cleveland and live with my husband and son, our French bulldog, and two ornery rescue cats.

How would you describe your brand? What makes one of your books inherently YOU?

I write mostly contemporary MM romance full of simmering tension and swoony moments with different levels of steam. A couple of my readers described me as the queen of UST (unresolved sexual tension) and quiet, tender moments and though I'm not sure it's exactly true (what lovely compliments!), those are my favorite kind of scenes to write.

Tell us about what you're currently working on.

The book I'm working on now is a secret because I'm superstitious and don't talk about stuff I'm writing until I've completed the first draft. I never know if it's going to go south!

What is the weirdest place you've ever written before?

Hmmmm...probably in a car. LOL! Not really weird at all but as writers we learn to tune out and adjust to conditions.

What does the writing process look like for you? What comes first? How do you start? When do you know you have a good idea vs a dream?

My first drafts are a short, hot mess of scenes thrown together and mostly dialogue and location. I then do two more big passes where I layer in setting and emotion and intimacy and all the things to make it a book. LOL! I'm a slower writer and this is my process and I've learned to embrace it. Or I'm trying to!

If you could write about any character or story that you haven't written about yet, what would it be and why?

I still want to finish my shifter romance i started a couple years ago but I hit a brick wall every time I try. Someday it will come together for me. I even have a title!

Which of your characters do you think is the most under appreciated and why?

EEK! I don't really know. Maybe...Tristan from Reawaken because he's sexy and protective and I'd want him to take care of me. Just saying...

Favorite show to binge watch?

Too many!! We binge Netflix shows most nights, the most recent was The Umbrella Academy, Dark, and The Money Heist. But our list is very long. We've watched it all.

What movie have you seen more times than you want to admit?

Probably the Lord of the Rings trilogy because they are spectacular.

Favorite quote or song lyric:

I've always been enchanted by this Paulo Coelho quote from his book, The Alchemist: "When you truly want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

Where is the best place to find you online?

In my FB group, The Swoon Room or on Instagram

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