We are so excited to introduce you to our newest Studio author, Taryn Scarlett. Her series, SIN AND HONEY, a collection of erotic retellings of biblical stories, is coming out this year. SEVEN YEARS OF LONGING is free and available here, and THE TOUCH OF BETRAYAL is available for pre-order here!
1. If you were a dessert, what would you be?
A rose-flavored macaron from Ladurée!
2. What’s the next place on your travel Bucket List?
There are so many places I haven’t been so this is hard to answer. I love old European cities, though, so I’m going to say Spain. I love learning about the history of a place by getting lost in the streets and of course, eating the delectable cuisine. So I suppose you could say an authentic paella sepia (squid ink paella) is what’s actually high on my bucket list.
Anna Kendrick, because I’m betting she would have no problem frequently breaking out into song. (And because she’s short like me.)
4. What book has inspired your writing the most?
Another difficult question! The Red Tent by Anita Diamant is a book that has had a profound impact on my writing; I wrote my thesis in college on Biblical women as well, which you could say led me to writing Sin and Honey! After reading that novel, I felt like a light had been clicked on inside of me, and it’s led my way ever since. I’ve also been very inspired by The Sound in the Fury by William Faulkner, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, and of course, the great tome of my childhood, Harry Potter. (In fact—ahem—I got my start writing romance by composing some very illicit HP fanfiction!)
Prince Derek from The Swan Princess and Prince Cornelius in Thumbelina are tied in the epic battle to win my heart.
6. Favorite TV show right now?
I’ve been marathoning The West Wing pretty intensely for a few weeks now, so let’s go with that. (As for TV show currently on the air, probably House of Cards. I like my political intrigue!)
7. When you were six years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Basically I wanted to be Jennifer Lawrence and have two Oscars by the time I was 30. (She still has five years to go, guys. It’ll happen.)
SIN AND HONEY is available for free here!