1. Wine: red or white?
Red, I enjoy a good Cabernet Sauvignon. I prefer it served at the right temperature and accompanied by cheese and crackers.
I’m a white wine girl, myself, but I agree about the cheese and crackers. Also, grapes.
2. Do you have a song or playlist that you associate with this book? What is it and why?
I don’t have a song specific to this book. I often listen to classical music when I write, but I think the one song I associate with my writing is ‘Don’t stop me now’ from the band Queen. I love writing and usually I have a very good time when I am writing.
3. What are you doing for your summer vacation?
I went down to Pembrokeshire in the early summer. I had a fabulous lazy week there just chilling and relaxing, strolling on the beach, and sleeping undisturbed by traffic noise. I love the Pembrokeshire coastline and the quality of the light. The place I stayed at, a small cottage, is one of the few places I’ve visited more than once. I’m going to go back again next year.
Sounds lovely – I didn’t get out of the city this year.
4. How did you pick your characters’ names?
I try to find names with meanings that reflect a character’s personality or something to do with them. Usually I look the name meaning up. Varon, has the meaning, man, the linked name Varen means excellent, another linked name Varun, means god of the sea. All those name meanings seemed right Varon. Anwell, is a made up name I liked and it seemed to fit well.
5. What is your least favourite chore to do around the house?
Any of them! LOL. I am not enamoured of housework in any way. I do what I have to but I would much prefer not to have to spend time on such things. I’m lucky that DH helps so much.
I do enjoy cooking and I cook every day. We don’t eat much in the way of prepared things like pizza etc., as I’d rather make things freshly. Living in a rural part of the country means there is no shortage of ingredients to make interesting meals. I am looking forward to the new game season when fresh pheasant and partridge will be available again. I tend to shop locally as much as possible and don’t visit big stores unless I absolutely must. I think the quality of produce is better from the local environment and I prefer to eat things in the right season. The locally grown asparagus is the best I have tasted anywhere, it is only available for a short time in spring and early summer and it is delicious. I can buy asparagus at any time of the year if I wish from a bigger chain of stores, but that has to be imported and it doesn’t taste as good. I look forward to when the local variety is in season.
Passion and politics ripple through A Perfect Match where the enmity between the government leader, Lord Chardel and Commander Varon, head of the Astan water acquirement fleet, is at flashpoint. The enforced marriage of Anwell Nastor, a young Temple adept, to Commander Varon, not only breaks Astan religious rules, but could break untried hearts. This cruel ploy meant to silence Varon’s opposition to current circumstances in the city-state brings unexpected results. Through careful manipulation of the news links, Varon and his bride become the city’s most adored couple, but danger shadows their steps.
Daisy Banks writes sensual and spicy romance in the Historical, Paranormal and Fantasy genres. An obsessive writer Daisy is passionate about her stories. Her focus is to offer the best tale she can to readers. Daisy is married, with two grown up sons. She lives with her husband in a converted chapel in Shropshire, England. Antiques and collecting entertain Daisy when she isn’t writing.