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Tag Archives: Contemporary Romance

Polished Slick.
Holley, welcome to Romance Lives
Forever. Let’s talk about your book, Polished Slick.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Buy links:
Publisher: Rebel Ink Press
Cover artist: Carl J. Franklin
Length: Short novel (52,000
words)
Heat rating: Sensual (some
explicit scenes)
Tagline: For as much as
she tries to be the boss, he’s the real alpha in the room.
Blurb:
Someone’s trying to sabotage the launch of Natural by Nicolette’s
new line of nail polishes and Nikki is too danged pregnant for her usual brand of
vigilantism. She tasks her ambitious junior chemist, Trinity, with the chore of
rooting out the pest. As double insurance, she also bribes her Jack-of-All-Trades
tech guy Jeremiah to lend his expertise to the investigation.
Trinity believes Jerry—a heavily tattooed former pro surfer—is
lazy and immature. Jerry thinks Trinity—a twenty-four-year-old preppy know-it-all
who fancies herself the company’s future Vice President—takes herself too seriously.
They obviously hadn’t heard about how opposites attract. Then one night while watching
security footage, Jerry stuns her with both his past and his kiss.
Trinity quickly learns that for as much as she tries to be Jerry’s
boss, he’s the real alpha in the room. And when he cleans himself up, he’s damn
near irresistible—not just to Trinity. With the nail polish’s launch in limbo and
the company’s new ad campaign making waves, it’s Trinity who feels she needs to
grow up. If she doesn’t, she’ll lose her shot at the only man she’s ever wanted
who’s smarter than her.
What are your main characters’
names, ages, and occupations?
Jeremiah (Jerry) Rouse
is 32 years old and works as a the tech guru at Natural by Nicolette: a small cosmetics
company in Eastern North Carolina.
Trinity Jordan is 24 and
is N-by-N’s junior formulations chemist.

Interview with Jerry Rouse

Tell us about yourself.
What are you like?
Um…I dunno. I don’t really like talking about myself. In the
past when people have asked me questions like this I’d hand the sheet over to my
whoever my girlfriend of the time was. They were happy to dish all the dirt. I guess
that would be cheating, right?
What do you think is your
strongest point?
My ability to remain calm under pressure. It’s taken a lot of
practice, but I developed the skill from surfing, I think. What are you going to
do when you wipe out? Throw your board at the ocean? Get mad at it? No: you grit
your teeth and toss yourself back out there.
Do you have a weakness?
(If so, what do you think it is? What does your lover think it is? What does your
enemy think it is?)
Sure! My weakness is named “Kate Rouse.” She’s my dad’s
wife.
Trinity would probably say my weakness is not finishing my degree.
My enemy? I suppose if I had one it’d be Kate. She’d say my weakness
is being alive. She really is an awful human being. She should probably consider
meditation.
What drives you to do
the things you do? What makes you want to be the “good guy?”
The want of recreation drives my professional endeavors. I work
hard so I can play hard. Happiness makes me want to be the good guy. I want that
life with a perfect house and lazy Sundays curled up on the sofa with another warm
body.
What’s your favorite guilty
pleasure?
Teasing Trinity. It’s fun.
If you didn’t know how
old you were how old would you be?
24-ish.
A biography has been written
about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
Work Now, Surf Later
What song would best describe
your life?
“Walk Over Me” by The All-American Rejects
If you were a tool, what
would people use you to do?
Probably tack up all those messy computer cords.
Picture yourself as a
store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be
sold there?
Motherboards, giant computer monitors, wireless peripherals,
game controllers…
As a child, what was your
favorite thing about school?
Napping in physics.
Tell us an embarrassing
story that has to do with a pet. If you have no pets, a story about a significant
other will do. ^_^
I had a ferret for a while when I was a kid. One day Kate had
annoyed me in some way I can’t specifically recall, so as a little prepubescent
payback I left little Slick in her underwear drawer.
I didn’t have Slick much longer. I miss the little guy. Hope
he’s okay.
If you came with a warning
label, what would it say?
Caution: smarter than you.

Please
Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with mushrooms.
I’m always ready for surfing.
When I’m alone, I sleep.
You’d never be able to tell, but my teeth are capped.
If I had a halo it would be made of computer cords.
If I could surf professionally again I’d jump at the
chance
.
I can never resist antagonizing Kate because she deserves
it
.

About
the Author

Holley Trent is a Carolina
girl gone West. Raised in rural coastal North Carolina,
she has Southern sensibilities but her adventurous spirit drove her to Colorado for new experiences.
Holley writes romances with real-life humor and rural fantasy romances set in her
home state.
Holley Trent
Her protagonists regularly fall victim to her odd sense of humor
and find themselves in improbable situations (with happily-every-after outcomes).
Holley’s cast of characters tends to swear, drink and do a fair amount of carousing,
but they’re generally well-intentioned and obey all laws and ordinances. Usually.
Holley is a member of RWA and Colorado Romance Writers. She honed
her critical reading skills at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill’s English department, but learned to tell a story from her big
sister whose fantastic fibs during childhood left Holley agape and agog.

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Elise, welcome to
Romance Lives Forever! Let’s jump in and learn details about your book, Half.
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Buy links (you may list several):
Publisher:
Cover artist: Elise VanCise
Length (words): 39,570
Heat rating (as for movies, R, PG13, etc.): R
Tagline: Which HALF will win?
Blurb: Guarding CEO Alex Blazen during a charity gala was an
easy job for Valeska Gorstef…until all hell breaks loose…literally. Forced to
face her own darkness, Valeska may lose her only chance to live a human life. Two
sides of her soul will be at war. Which HALF will win?
What are your main characters’
names?
Valeska Gorstef, Alex Blazen
Occupations?
Valeska owns Black Knight Securities and works as personal security
for clients. Alex is CEO of Blazen Enterprises. A conglomerate of different industries
and businesses including medical research.
Tell us about your latest
book, including its genre. Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?
HALF is a paranormal thriller, with dashes of action, horror,
and of course romance. HALF centers around Valeska Gorstef. When she takes a job
as personal security for CEO Alex Blazen, Valeska is forced to look at the dark
half of her soul she’s tried to keep buried. She may be forced to make choices that
will lead herself those she cares about most deep into that darkness. Her fear is
not being able to come back into the light. Which HALF will win?
What do you enjoy most
about writing?
I love the process of creation. Seeing the world in my head unfold
and grow as it falls onto the paper. Falling in love or hate with the characters
as they become three dimensional.
If you could give the
younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
Don’t let others instill doubt, be confident in who you are.
Be the square peg in the round hole.
Is your muse demanding?
She can be very demanding at times. To the point of being in
a shop and having to stop in the middle of it, pull out pen and notebook to write
down the idea pouring out.
Are your stories driven
by plot or character?
I believe both, I think of it as planting a garden. The characters
are the seeds and the plot the soil, water, and sun. You see and feel the characters
grow with the foundation of the plot goal and the events that surrounds it guiding
the growth until they finally bloom.
What are some jobs you’ve
done that would end up in a book?
I’ve had a couple of interesting jobs. The ones that might make
it into a story in one variation or another would be administrative secretary for
a school, medical records researcher, clerk for supervisor of elections office.
What do you hope readers
take with them after reading your work?
I hope they were able to feel like they were part of the story.
List two authors we would
find you reading when taking a break from your own writing.
Elmore Leonard, JD Robb
A biography has been written
about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?
Yes, She Did.
If money were not an object,
where would you most like to live?
If money were no object I would have a huge luxury house boat.
I could dock anywhere I wanted for as long as I like, then try some place new.
Picture yourself as a
store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be
sold there?
I’m a casual kind of person. I can dress up and be fancy when
the occasion calls for it but mostly comfy jeans and a soft tee, other products
would be DVDs I keep a stack handy on my desk to pop in while I’m working. Mugs,
I have an addiction to mugs and coffee cups, and peanut butter Oreos.
Do you play any online,
board, or role-playing games? Which ones?
I’ve not been playing a lot of games as of late. On Facebook
I play The Ville, Family Farm, You Don’t Know Jack. And on G+ I love Gangs of Boomtown.

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with extra pepperoni.
I’m always ready for an adventure    
When I’m alone, I read, write, or plot J     
You’d never be able to tell, but I am near sighted in one
eye and far sighted in the other. It really messes with my perception sometimes
.
If I had a halo it would be crooked.
If I could win the lottery I’d travel to all the places
on my list
.
I can never change a light bulb because I’m so scared
of heights I won’t get on a step ladder
.

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Can’t Fake This.
Christmas in July! Thought we’d heat the summer even more
with Can’t Fake This!
Tell us about Can’t
Fake This.
Casey: Can’t Fake This started out on a whim. At the last
minute, I decided to enter this 10,000 word contest. I’d written spicy
mainstream, but this was my first dive into erotic waters. I didn’t win the
contest, but after having what I thought was a good start, I added some more words
and low and behold, this erotic became the first manuscript I sold. It also won
the 2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, a JERR Gold Star, the 2011 Best
Contemporary at Love Romances Café, and finaled in the 2011 Golden Claddaugh
book contest. This book definitely has my trademark “Sexy, Sassy &
Southern” flair.
The story is about a divorcee ready to reenter the dating
world. Anna Ryan is determined to be the best “product on the market,” which
requires a lot more experience so she propositions sexy police officer Chase
Harris to teach her how to make hot, passionate love as opposed to just having
sex. He takes it a step further, instructing each lesson based on The Twelve Days of Christmas.
You’ve long been a
fan of romance novels. What prompted you to cross over to the writing side of
things?
Casey: In high school and college, I only read text books so
I didn’t even get started on romance until I was twenty-five. Oddly enough, my
mom, an avid reader of all romance genres first encouraged me to write. About
the time I started thinking, “I could do this,” she said, “You can.” Thank
goodness too, because I love it and turned the hobby turned into a serious
career almost two years ago.
What are your three
major addictions in life?
Casey: Awe, I have to pick just three? Okay, dancing (I used
to own a dance studio) and working out are major passions and they compensate my
Barq’s root beer addiction. I also love pageants. Seriously. I’m not kidding,
but not the Toddlers & Tiara glitz kind. I’ve been an emcee and pageant
coach for over twenty years, and I still get such an adrenaline rush teaching
modeling and interview to girls of all ages. My latest girl just won her Jr.
Miss competition (aka Distinguished Young Woman). It’s incredibly rewarding to
see one’s self-confidence grow with each lesson. Finally, I’m not a huge TV
watcher, but I’m addicted to Castle,
although Revenge is giving my mystery
writer a run for his money.
You spent some time
in pageant life. What was that like?
Casey: As a dancer and gymnast, I was on stage my whole
life, but I began competing in pageants at fifteen to prepare for Jr. Miss (now
Distinguished Young Woman). I’ve done everything from glitz to natural. I
prefer youth development programs where talent is the primary focus. I’ve
competed in the Miss America and Miss Universe systems. I have to say it was
pretty cool being Miss University of Alabama, but my most memorable reign was
Miss Motorsports, where I got to be a NASCAR spokesmodel and hang out with all
the famous drivers.
Pageants typically have a negative connotation, but the
friendships, public speaking skills, and confidence I gained make me a firm
believer in the many positive aspects they provide, so much so that my
eight-year-old daughter has been competing since she was a baby. She has
performed in Branson, MO,
opened a concert for CMA recording artist Ashton Shepherd, and is currently
preparing for America’s
Got Talent. None of that would have been possible without her pageant
experience.
I’ve worked with probably hundreds of girls throughout
twenty years of pageant coaching. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one’s
self-confident grow.
What is one thing
you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t done?
Casey: Learn to play the violin, or as we say down South, the
fiddle. I’ve about convinced myself it should be my Christmas gift this year.
If you cook, do
crafty stuff, or have a hobby, please share the details with readers.
Casey: I do cook and love crafts, but considering I’m about
four years behind on scrapbooking, I don’t think it counts if it stays in a box
under the bed. I really enjoy playing pool and golf, but since I’m fairly
pitiful at both, I stick mainly to taking dance classes. I’m in a class with a
bunch of other teachers and former dance competitors so it’s not easy by any
means. The best part is that we rock the house during recital time. Old ladies,
apparently, still have it.
What’s next for you?
Casey: I recently signed with a literary agent and we are
busy getting HUSTLER’S DREAM ready. It’s about a southern socialite pool shark
who hustles the wrong guy, or is he? FEELS SO RIGHT is about a country music
agent and her ex-boyfriend songwriter. I’m also half way finished with FAST
DREAM, the sequel to HUSTLER’S DREAM, about a female NASCAR tire changer in
love with the driver.
My other release currently out is DANCE WITH A MILLIONAIRE,
which features a ballerina. In it, the stage heats up when Southern belle and
ballerina Campbell Layne learns more from Rod Carrington than she ever
expected. I especially the Italy
scenes in this book.
I swear these are not autobiographical! But, I’m passionate
about the things I enjoy, and they invariably make their way into my writing.
My tagline is “Sexy, Sass & Southern” and all my heroines are just that.
Casey Crow
Casey Crow is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Alabama with degrees in Business
Management and Dance. She received her Master of Business Administration from
the University of
Mobile. A resident of the
Deep South, Casey stays busy running her two
children to way too many activities. She also works as a pageant coach of
twenty years, professional emcee and model, dance choreographer, and certified
Miss America
preliminary judge. In fact, she is a former Miss University of Alabama and
NASCAR spokesmodel. She is addicted to Castle & Revenge and works out
constantly to compensate for her addiction to sweets. She enjoys playing pool,
tennis & golf but never has the time and is, therefore, pitiful at all
three. A member of Romance Writers of America, Casey is an award-winning author
of “Sexy, Sassy & Southern” erotic and spicy mainstream contemporary
romances. Her debut, Can’t Fake This, was named 2011 Best Contemporary at Love
Romances Café, winner of the 2012 Gayle Wilson
Award of Excellence, and received a Gold Star from Just Erotic Romance Reviews.
Casey is represented by Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency. Visit her at www.caseycrow.com. Follow her on Twitter –
caseyecrow and Facebook – Casey Crow.
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Bull Rider’s Brother.
Welcome
to Romance Lives Forever.
Tell us about your latest book, including its genre.
Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?
The Bull Rider’s Brother is a
series contemporary romance. It’s been called a modern western – but I think of
it as a book about home.
Shawnee, Idaho is known for two things. Amazing
salmon fishing and the first local rodeo of the summer. For four friends,
growing up in Shawnee,
meant one thing, making plans to get out. Five years later, that wish has been
granted for all but one. What happens when they all get together again changes
five lives.
When James Sullivan visits his hometown’s rodeo
weekend and learns that his high school sweetheart had his child – six years
ago – Lizzie’s world is thrown into turmoil. In The Bull Rider’s Brother, James
struggles with family and Lizzie questions the risk of love.
What is the most important thing you do for your
career?
Do things outside of writing.
I just went to Cincinnati
with my husband for a baseball weekend. We laughed, talked, and he listened
while I plotted through the new book in my minimalist way. And when I left, I
knew what the story was about. Finally.
But I have to say being part
of a writing community is important as well. People to cheer you, critique your
work, and pass on opportunities are vital. I love my RWA chapter, MORWA. I
think being part of your community marks you as a professional.
If you could give the younger version of yourself
advice what would it be?
How long do we have? Okay, I
won’t talk about the running screaming from the first husband, or taking the
plunge to do something crazy rather than always taking the safe road.
Or maybe that’s the answer. I’d
tell my teenage self to pack up your car the minute you graduate and head to California to live with
your big sister until you get a job or get into college. Then, get your advance
degree first, before having a child or getting married.
So in other words, put
yourself first for once, especially when it matters.
Is your muse demanding?
My muse isn’t demanding, she
lets me get away with murder most of the time. I can push off writing without
repercussion. The problem occurs when the story’s not working. I got about
10,000 words into my most recent WIP and knew it wasn’t right. Something was
missing. Since I’m not a plotter, I had to go back and figure out what in the
goals and motivations was hanging me up.
Once I found it, I rewrote
most of that story in my head before I went to sleep that night. The next day,
I was at the computer bright and early and pounded out the words.
Are your stories driven by plot
or character?
How do you balance a life outside of writing with
deadlines and writing muses?
I’m a true believer in goal
setting, time management, and baby steps. When you look at the enormity of
writing a book, the number of words and scenes, it can over whelm even the most
confident author. So I set daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. I just
reviewed 2012 and planned out my intended writing projects for the rest of the
year.
What is the craziest thing
you did as a kid, and would it ever end up in a book?
What are some jobs you’ve done that would end up in a
book?
The first book I wrote (and
finished) was a romance about a training designer. I’ve worked in training for
over ten years with a state agency so the material was easy to access. I knew
Melinda and her daily routine. But Melinda got to develop and implement
training for a corporate accounting software division. I got to write about
welfare rules and regulations.
I’m thinking my stint waiting
tables during my divorce for food money may make it into a book or a story.
If money were not an object, where would you most like
to live?
I’d love to live in Seattle. A small condo
near the center of the city. If I had a yard, the maintenance is part of the
rent or condo fees. I like the energy of the city. I used to think NYC – but
money would really have to be not an object to live where I want to around 72nd
street.
What song would best describe
your life?
Rodney Atkins, If you’re
going through Hell – It’s a country song (naturally) and came out just about
the time I was doing chemo. I remember crossing the Mississippi
river on my way to get a shot to build up my blood count, the song
came on, and I just bawled. And then I followed the advice. I didn’t look back,
I just kept going.
Funny, the big decisions of
my life all have a soundtrack. My divorce? Please Remember Me by Tim McGraw.
Picture yourself as a store.
Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold
there?
I’d be a country craft store.
I loved quilts and yarn and projects and antiques. That’s me.

Please Fill in the Blanks

I love pizza with everything but olives.
I’m always ready for talking about books.
When I’m alone, I try to get a lot done.
You’d never be able to tell, but I was a flag corp member
in high school
.
If I had a halo it would be
lopsided
.
If I could go to school forever, I’d be happy.
I can never run for office because I can’t work a crowd
like the professionals
.

Find Me Here

Shawnee, Idaho is known for two things. Amazing salmon fishing and
the first local rodeo of the summer. For four friends, growing up in Shawnee,
meant one thing, making plans to get out. Five years later, that wish has been
granted for all but one. What happens when they all get together again changes
five lives.

When James Sullivan visits his hometown’s rodeo weekend and learns
that his high school sweetheart had his child – six years ago – Lizzie’s world
is thrown into turmoil. In The Bull Rider’s Brother, James struggles with
family and Lizzie questions the risk of love.

 

By Marie Astor
Romance Lives Forever welcomes Marie Astor to the blog! Take
it away, Marie, and dance us to the stars…
Twenty-eight-year-old Claire Chatfield has everything a girl
could possibly wish for: looks, a promising career at New
York’s top architectural firm, and an engagement ring from one of New York’s most eligible
heir-bachelors! Life should be a dream, but when Alec Brunell, a sexy tango
dancer, moves into the apartment one floor above from Claire’s, he unwittingly
awakens Claire’s old insecurities, making her question her life choices. Will
Claire brave her fears and allow herself to take a chance on Alec, or will she
continue to play it safe?
In order to secure his place as his father’s successor,
thirty-three-year-old David Lawson must settle down with a wife befitting the
future head of Lawson Enterprises – and who could fit the prerequisite better
than the stunningly beautiful and incredibly bright Claire Chatfield? There is
just one glitch – David Lawson is in love with another woman – a Hollywood
Legend Claudia Block.
A successful tango instructor, Alec Brunell has never lacked
for women’s attention, but he finds himself at a loss when faced with his
downstairs neighbor, Claire Chatfield. Upon hearing of his occupation, most
women swoon with desire, but Claire runs for the door. Still, her iciness only
adds fuel to his fire, and Alec is determined to change Claire’s view of him.
Claudia Block has been basking in the limelight of Hollywood for more years
than she cares to admit. While she still has her looks, she would much rather
not mention her age, which makes her unconventional affair with young and
handsome David Lawson that much more difficult for her to give up.
Dance Me to the Stars is a love story about finding one’s
perfect match – sometimes following one’s heart is as convoluted as learning
the steps of tango.
Dance Me to the Stars has been selected in the first round
of entries in the General Fiction category in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel
contest this year.

About Marie Astor

Marie Astor is the author of contemporary romance novels Dance Me to the Stars, On the Rim of Love, and Lucky Charm. Marie Astor has also
authored a collection of short stories A
Chance Encounter and Other Stories
. Marie’s latest contemporary romance
novel, Dance Me to the Stars, has
been selected in the first round of entries in the General Fiction category in
the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest this year. Currently, Marie is working on
her next novel – a first installment in her romantic suspense series.
Author Website: http://marieastor.com/

Clear As Day. 
Babette, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Please tell us about your latest book, including its genre. Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?
My debut, Clear As Day, is a spicy contemporary romance coming from The Wild Rose Press. The story began its life as a short story I wrote back in college, and never found a home for, but loved too much to give up on over the years. I decided to play with rewriting the story and was delighted to see it bloom into life as the sweet and sexy full-length novel it is now. It’s been exciting (and not a little nerve-wracking) preparing for the upcoming release on April 4, but holding my first book in my hands has been an awesome experience and I was thrilled to learn recently Clear As Day received a 4 1/2 stars scorcher review from the Romantic Times Book Reviews.
To those around her, artist Kay Browning seems a happy free-spirit. However, she hides the pain she carries from her past from everyone. For her, love is only true in fairytales and friendship is all she will allow. She believes she is content with the quiet, organized life she’s made for herself and the peaceful, friends-with-benefits relationship with photographer Nate Quinn.
Nate’s wanderlust keeps him abroad most of the year, and that very absence has helped make him the one man who’s been able to get past Kay’s wary heart. However, despite his love of travel and adventure, Nate longs for commitment and settling down. He believes love is forever and Kay is his forever. Naturally, this leads to a few problems.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
I enjoy the surprises of storytelling. I enjoy seeing a story grow out of a little idea, plots twist and turn, expand and shift, how one story can spawn into a series, and how the characters grow and reveal their lives and find their happily ever after.
Where do you start when writing? Research, plotting, outline, or…?
I start with a scene, a little setting, a character, and two questions: why and what happens next? I do eventually create an outline as I go deeper into the story to keep track of scenes and start to build the synopsis, but the story comes first and outline second.
What did you learn from writing your first book? 
As I worked on Clear As Day, I learned a great deal about rewriting and editing to tell a better story. And now that the book is being released, I also learned I hadn’t really comprehended the amount of time and energy promotion can consume or how much conflicting advice is out there on what to do or not do. I’m not an extrovert and making myself active in social networks and other venues to “sell” myself is not as easy as I would like it to be, so I would have liked to have done far more planning and networking “before” so it wouldn’t feel so awkward and stressful now.
Are your stories plot or character driven?
Definitely character driven. Being a pantser, I’m led through the story by my character’s interactions. The only plot goal I have in the beginning is that my hero and heroine will reach their happily ever after at the end and the story then grows like Topsy in every direction until I discover how it all works out. I’m often as surprised as my characters are along the way. Plotting would be much more efficient, I’m sure, but I’ve given into the fact my mind doesn’t work that way and now I enjoy the unexpected on the journey to The End.
How do you balance a life outside of writing with deadlines and writing muses?
Lol I’ll let you know if I ever figure it out.
What is the craziest thing you did as a kid, and would it ever end up in a book?
I was far from a wild and crazy kid, but here’s two of my more adventuresome moments: played with a tiger in my front yard (he was someone’s pet) and got thrown off a runaway horse (ouch!). As for any crazy kid moments ending up in a book? Well, if it works for the story, it’s in.
What do you hope readers take with them after reading your work?
I hope they will enjoy Nate and Kay’s story and come to love them and their circle of friends as much I do.
List two authors we would find you reading when taking a break from your own writing.
It’s not easy narrowing it down to two, but at the moment, I’m reading Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward and also rereading Toni Blake’s Destiny series as I wait for her Willow Springs to come out.
If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
On a quiet farm near a small town, with a pond and horses.
Picture yourself as a store. Considering your personality and lifestyle, what type of products would be sold there?
Antiques and all sorts of curious odds and ends.
As a child, what was your favorite thing about school?
The library. It was a haven and a doorway to adventures.
If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
Undercaffeinated-Handle With Caution
Books Coming Soon
Clear As Day, coming from The Wild Rose Press on April 4, 2012
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I love pizza with anchovies.
I’m always ready for a glass of good wine.
When I’m alone, I write.
You’d never be able to tell, but I used to have a tidy desk.
If I had a halo it would be probably lost on my desk somewhere.
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Youtube Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/E1ur-avq5YI
Blurb:
What’s a girl to do when her summer lover wants forever?
Haunted by dark memories of her parents’ volatile marriage, artist Kay Browning keeps her heart locked behind a free-spirit facade and contents herself with the comfortable affair she has every summer with easygoing photographer Nate Quinn.
The only trouble with her plan? This summer Nate’s come to Lake Mohave to claim the lover he can’t let go. He’s done with the endless traveling and settling for temporary homes and temporary loves. Kay’s always been more than just a vacation fling, and now he must convince this woman, who sees love as a course to certain heartbreak, to take that leap of faith and learn how safe love with the right man can be.
Bio: Babette James writes contemporary and fantasy romance and loves reading nail-biting tales with a satisfying happily ever after. When not dreaming up stories, she enjoys playing with new bread recipes and dabbling with paints. A teacher, she loves encouraging new readers and writers as they discover their growing abilities. Her class cheers when it’s time for their spelling test! She lives in New Jersey with her wonderfully patient husband and three extremely spoiled cats.
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