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Texas Heat 
Title Texas Heat
Genre Contemporary Interracial Romance
Author Name Rhonda Laurel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Isabelle Reed is having a bad year. The classical violinist is
struggling with a divorce, and a broken arm has left her unable to play. So when
she receives a wedding invitation from her cousin Morgan, her heart just isn’t in
it. Going to the wedding will mean seeing everyone from back home, and seeing everyone
back home will mean facing the music about her divorce. Unable to miss her cousin’s
wedding, she bites the bullet and takes off—and lands right in the arms of Morgan’s
brother-in-law, country western music star Tate McGill. She’d heard about the singer
and his bad-boy reputation, but there was something about those storm-filled eyes
that made her yearn to look deeper. Even though she should know better than to risk
being the subject of a song on his next album.
Country western singer Tate McGill is living the good life. He’s
surrounded by beautiful women, hit music, and a great family. But he gets more than
he bargained for when he agrees to babysit his nephew Jake for his brother Seth
Blake, and finds a beautiful woman in his way. Isabelle Reed is talented and strong-willed,
and she’s a natural with little Jake. But she’s keeping a secret from Tate, and
he’s determined to find out what it is.

Interview with Rhonda Laurel

Why did you write this
book?
Tate McGill first appeared as a supporting character in MVP,
book 2 and The Blake Legacy, book 3 in The Blake Boys series. Readers were intrigued
by Tate and his backstory as a famous country western singer who was scandalous,
insatiable flirt.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I read a lot of contemporary romance.
Do you enjoy films and/or
TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I enjoy crime procedurals and mystery. I am big fan of Murder
She Wrote and Sherlock Holmes type television shows and movies.
What are you working on
at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I am currently working on Hollywood Rush, book 2 in the Hollywood
Heat Series and Love Notes and Football, book 5 in The Blake Boys Series.
Please tell us about your
latest book.
Texas Heat is Tate’s story and is part of The Blake Boys Series.
Tate is a famous, charismatic, country music singer who meets his match in classical
violinist Isabelle Reed while babysitting his nephew Jake.

Rhonda Laurel is a contemporary interracial/multicultural romance
writer whose two great loves are writing and landscape photography. She uses both
as a vehicle to convey the complexity of the human spirit and the beauty of the
world around her. Ebb Tide, For the Love of the Game and Masquerade were released
in 2012. Shutter, Memories of You, Star Crossed, MVP, California
Bored and Tourism and The Blake Legacy in 2013. The print anthology, The Rhonda
Laurel Collection, featuring Ebb Tide, For the Love of the Game and Shutter released
June 2013.
The author is happily building
her backlist.
Blake Legacy
Rhonda Laurel, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let’s talk about
your book, The Blake Legacy (The Blake Boys Series #3).
Genre: Contemporary Interracial Romance
Tagline: Two lovers. Two dreams. One hell of a hard decision…
Publisher: Etopia Press
Cover artist:
Length: 213 Pages
Heat rating: Sensual
Blurb:
NFL quarterback Seth Blake is having an unbelievable hot streak–he’s
won his third Super Bowl title the same day his wife Morgan gave birth to their
son. Life couldn’t be better for the new father and MVP. His contract with the Philadelphia
Titans expires in a year, giving him a chance to make a professional dream come
true: to play in his home state for the Texas Wildcats and return to his much-missed
Twelve Horseshoes Ranch–this time, for good.
Morgan Reed-Blake has never been happier. She’s got the best
husband, the cutest baby, and she’s successfully juggling career and family. Her
bookstore is expanding, her charitable organization is growing, and she’s been offered
her dream job on the literacy council. Everything in her Philadelphia world is coming up roses. Until Seth’s
contract with the Titans expires, and his dream of returning home comes close enough
to touch…and the powers that be in Texas
start romancing Seth in earnest. Morgan and Seth both have dreams. But a choice
has to be made…
Buy links:
What are your main characters’ names, ages, and occupations?
Seth Blake – 30 yrs.
old – Quarterback for Philadelphia Titans
Morgan Reed-Blake – 27
yrs. Old – Bookstore Owner/Literary Philanthropist 

Interview

How did you get your start in the industry?
I got my start many years
ago when a small magazine published a short story I had written during down time
in college. Several years later I decided to pursue it again and to take the tumble
down the rabbit hole.
What is the most important thing you do for your career now,
as compared to when you first started writing?
A book needs nurturing
even after publication. I strategize more about where I am headed with the stories
I write and what I am trying to accomplish by writing it.
What websites do you visit daily?
I always tune into Twitter
and Facebook.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
I enjoy creating worlds
with unique characters that take on a life of their own.
If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what
would it be?
Being a late bloomer
is a good thing!
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
I don’t force the words
to come. If that means some time away from the laptop, then I do it for the sake
of the story I’m trying to complete.
What do you think is the future of traditional publishing?
I think traditional publishing
is finding a way to work successfully with new technology. I believe printed books
and e-books can live in harmony with a mutual respect for each other.
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only
one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview.
What will you take with you and where will you go?
I would go to California and I would take
an overnight bag filled with essentials like my laptop, iPod, camera and few clothing
items.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
I like Christmas because
people are a bit nicer because they are filled with the holiday spirit.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
I would be the color
blue. Blue is cool, fluid and it puts people at ease.
Please underline which statement is more like you:
“I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed.”
“I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because
I do things as fast as possible.”

Please complete the sentences

I love pizza with Dr. Pepper soda.
I’m always ready for a Golden Girls marathon.
When I’m alone, I like to watch television.
You’d never be able to tell, but I like to crochet.
If I had a halo it would be glowing.
If I could travel back in time I’d learn how to sky
dive.
I can never have a cat because I’m a dog person.

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