A Winter Romance Author Interview – Samantha Long

Here is my author interview with Samantha Long for A Winter Romance Event. We will be featuring her book Unscripted so make sure to grab your copy today!

What is your favorite thing about the romance genre?
I love HEAs. That no matter what happens, you can be in love and be happy with the person who is right for you.

Do you have any big plans or goals set for yourself for 2017?
I’m currently writing the Origin story to the Guardian series. It’s a YA paranormal trilogy.

What do you find to be the biggest benefit and downfall of self publishing?
The biggest benefit is control. I am a control freak and I love making the decisions about covers and story lines. The downfall is that having that control means that I’m doing it alone. No one else to blame if something doesn’t go right or I mess something up.

If you could choose to spend time in the world created by any romance novel what book would you choose and why?
Oh wow, this is an impossible question. I’d say anything by Nora Roberts. I love her characters.

Do you like HEAs or prefer something different and why?
Most of the time I prefer HEAs, but sometimes I like to read about the realism of relationships. How sometimes they don’t go the way we want them to. There are lessons in the mistakes we make in past relationships.

What do you think is one thing that makes you stand out from other authors in the same genre(s) that you write in?
Honestly, I have no idea. I just keep my head down and write the stories I want to read and put as much honesty and realism in them that I can.

If a new reader is seeing this what book of yours do you think they should start with?
I think they should start with Crossing the Line. It’s the first book in the Kismet Series. It’s about family, divorce, and finding love after.

What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
People reading my work and actually liking it. I’m my biggest critic, but having people tell me they enjoyed my stories is the most rewarding thing ever.

What is one thing that you think new authors just starting out should know or be prepared for?
It takes a while to get a foothold in the reader community. Don’t give up if it doesn’t happen right away and everything you write isn’t crap. I promise.

If you had to choose only one genre to write in for the rest of your life what would you choose and why?
I love paranormal romance. I write YA paranormal and adult contemporary romance, so if I had to choose one, it would be paranormal romance. I’d just get the best of both worlds.

A Winter Romance Author Interview – Lisa Eugene

Here is my author interview with Lisa Eugene for A Winter Romance Event. We will be featuring her book Grayson which is available for FREE with KU so make sure to grab your copy today!

What is your favorite thing about the romance genre?
I love the fantasy and the escape into a world of new and evolving love. Love the heroes.

Do you have any big plans or goals set for yourself for 2017?
I’d like to write a PNR

What do you find to be the biggest benefit and downfall of self publishing?
Benefit is that you make all your own decisions. Downfall is marketing and trying to get out there in a sea of other authors.

If you could choose to spend time in the world created by any romance novel what book would you choose and why?
I’d choose my Novel Grayson. It’s modern day. I’m fine with today’s reality.

Do you like HEAs or prefer something different and why?
Must, must, must have a HEA.

What do you think is one thing that makes you stand out from other authors in the same genre(s) that you write in?
I’m very detailed in my writing. I really try to get into the character’s head.

If a new reader is seeing this what book of yours do you think they should start with?
Grayson.

What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
Being able to create and imagine.

What is one thing that you think new authors just starting out should know or be prepared for?
How hard this is.

If you had to choose only one genre to write in for the rest of your life what would you choose and why?
Erotic Contemporary Romance. I’m a sucker for a sappy love story with hot steamy sex scenes.

A Winter Romance Author Interview – Elaine Barris

Here is my author interview with Elaine Barris for A Winter Romance Event. We will be featuring her Flames of a Vampire Passion Series which consists of Zane (book one) and Zane: The Decrees (book two) so make sure to grab your copies today!

What is your favorite thing about the romance genre?
I love LOVE.  The feelings of anticipation,  the first kiss…  The joining of two people… It’s beautiful.

Do you have any big plans or goals set for yourself for 2017?
I would like to write 2 novels,  and 2 novellas. We’ll see how it goes!

What do you find to be the biggest benefit and downfall of self publishing?
The biggest benefit is control over your work. That’s also the biggest downfall. Some authors don’t vet their work as well as they should.

If you could choose to spend time in the world created by any romance novel what book would you choose and why?
I’d be in my own book,  Zane….  I love him.  He’s totally real to me.

Do you like HEAs or prefer something different and why?
I like HEAs. I don’t necessarily have to have one, but I always want to see love win.

What do you think is one thing that makes you stand out from other authors in the same genre(s) that you write in?
I really have no idea. You’d have to ask my readers.

If a new reader is seeing this what book of yours do you think they should start with?
Zane.  He’s funny,  sexy,  smart. It’s a lighter read than my other series.

What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
Someone saying they enjoyed my book.

What is one thing that you think new authors just starting out should know or be prepared for?
How hard it is to get your name out there.  How difficult it is to get reviews.

If you had to choose only one genre to write in for the rest of your life what would you choose and why?
PNR.  I have enough reality. Give me magic!

A Winter Romance Author Interview – Maggie Adams

Here is my author interview with Maggie Adams for A Winter Romance Event. We will be featuring her book Whistlin’ Dixie which is available for FREE so grab your copy today!

What is your favorite thing about the romance genre?
Favorite thing?  The hope. Every story has hope. That love does exist. That our soul mate is out there. That somehow no matter what, good will prevail.

Do you have any big plans or goals set for yourself for 2017?
Plans?  I want to finish my Tempered Steel Series, start my collaboration with Renee Kennedy on a YA series, continue my collaboration with several authors on a women’s fiction series, and, of course, lose some weight! lol

What do you find to be the biggest benefit and downfall of self publishing?
Benefit?  Being my own boss. Setting my deadlines, what I wish to write, doing all the creative aspects from storyline to cover design. downfall? Marketing and public relations. Trying to break into the publishing business to garner the fans and committed readers.

If you could choose to spend time in the world created by any romance novel what book would you choose and why?
book world? Oh, I would love to be in Bliss, CO with Sophie Oak’s series! Quirky characters, sexy fun, and just a bit of intrigue.

Do you like HEAs or prefer something different and why?
Oh, I’m old school. Got to have the HEA’s but I do like the continuation of a series. I hated reading a book, only to have beloved characters just end with the ending of the book.

What do you think is one thing that makes you stand out from other authors in the same genre(s) that you write in?
How do I stand out? LOL Obviously, you’ve never met me!  Truly, my books are based on people you might meet going down the street.  Ever wonder what the mailman does behind closed doors? Or the nice guy installing your new windows? Yeah, I take those people and add a little sin and sizzle, plus a healthy dose of mystery.

If a new reader is seeing this what book of yours do you think they should start with?
Start with Whistlin’ Dixie. It introduces the whole Coalson clan and the crazy neighbors plus a hint of the mystery to come, plus a happy dose of hot sex that builds with each book. Oh and it’s FREE!

What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
Most rewarding? It’s unexpected support and gracious comments from fans. I never thought about it. I was happy to say I published a book, and then, suddenly, I have folks contacting me telling how much they enjoyed my series.

What is one thing that you think new authors just starting out should know or be prepared for?
New Authors? Be prepared to work and work hard to sell your book. It may be the best thing since sliced bread, but if the masses don’t know about it, then it’s sitting there. So don’t be discouraged. Keep at it.

If you had to choose only one genre to write in for the rest of your life what would you choose and why?
One genre? Erotic Romance.  I love the feeling of romantic hope and I love the in your face graphic sex. It’s how sex should be. It’s how love should be.

A Winter Romance Author Interview – N.D. Jackson

Here is my author interview with N.D. Jackson for A Winter Romance Event. We will be featuring her Mustang Prairie Romance Series which includes Conflict of Interest, A Little Bit In Love, Feels Like Love and the latest release It Must Be Love. All of the books are available on KU so make sure to grab your copies today.

What is your favorite thing about the romance genre?
Probably the fact that there’s always a happy ending or at least that you know how it will end. I love the journey but the control freak in me and my quirks mean I need to know that everything will be alright in the end. Maybe that’s why I’m not a big fan of cliffhangers?? Something to think about, I suppose.

Do you have any big plans or goals set for yourself for 2017?
Yes! I am working on my second non romance related novel AND a new standalone romance. My goal is to have the political thriller complete by summer-ish and maybe launch a new series later this year. But there will still be Mustang Prairie, but maybe not until the holidays…

What do you find to be the biggest benefit and downfall of self publishing?
The biggest benefit is that I can write what I want regardless of sales trends and other bestsellers. I write stories that move me and I hope they find a home with like-minded readers. The downside is well, more down-ier? Everything comes from your pocket or your royalties—covers, web design, teasers, editing/proofreading, marketing—but you get to choose your team and you don’t have to listen to them if you feel strong enough about your brand and your work. That last one may be a bonus and a deficit though!

If you could choose to spend time in the world created by any romance novel what book would you choose and why?
Ooooh good question! I’m torn between Fools Gold and Lucky Harbor. Both are great small towns complete with horny old people, a constant influx of hot guys and a small town feel without all the judgment. I can’t choose so don’t ask me to, but I’d pack my bags today and move to either of those places.
If I absolutely had to choose though…who could say no to a Christmas elephant?

Do you like HEAs or prefer something different and why?
I do LOVE a HEA ending because I like to be able to enjoy and feel the journey. There have been too many occasions where a cliffhanger made me more upset than the enjoyment I got out of the story so…no to those. But I can enjoy a happy for now if I enjoy the series and I know I’ll learn more.
I think what I’m saying is that I don’t like loose endings, lol!

What do you think is one thing that makes you stand out from other authors in the same genre(s) that you write in?
Well I think that my stories have really great friendships that are formed through the book or was established before a story. I love to read the genre so I can say there are some really great writers out there. If you like quirky small towns filled with weirdoes then I think you’ll like my books.

If a new reader is seeing this what book of yours do you think they should start with?
This feels like a trick question, haha. I would say start with Feels Like Love even though its book 3 in the series. You’ll get a little bit of the people in the previous books and the newest one, It Must Be Love so I hope you love it enough to get more (shameless plug I know but remember…it’s part of the job). Also I think it was my favorite in the series to write and I hope that comes through.

What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
I like talking with people who act like I do when I run into an author I love or admire! Writing a story and publishing it is a process and it’s your baby so to know that someone enjoyed it enough to want to have a conversation about it…that is an incredible feeling.

What is one thing that you think new authors just starting out should know or be prepared for?
You will never feel finished. No matter how long it takes you to write a short story, novella or a novel you will always want to add more, change something else. If you wait for it to be perfect you will never publish. Pick an ending, do some edits and stick with it.

If you had to choose only one genre to write in for the rest of your life what would you choose and why?
Damn that’s a hard one to answer. I love writing romance but the process of writing this new novel is thrilling and hard and I’m pretty sure it’s making me more paranoid. But I’m having a ton of fun so I’m gonna say…fiction.

A Winter Romance Author Interview – Traci Wooden-Carlisle

Here is my author interview with Traci Wooden-Carlisle for A Winter Romance Event. We will be featuring her Promises to Zion Series which includes My Beauty For Your Ashes (available on KU) and My Oil Of Joy For Your Mourning so make sure to grab your copies today.

What is your favorite thing about the romance genre?
There are so many sub-genres that work with it. Suspense, paranormal, military and they are all wonderful because there is hope for a happy ending where people discover love is more important than anything else.

Do you have any big plans or goals set for yourself for 2017?
I have four books set to release this year and I am officially starting my jewelry and handmade craft business. I’m looking forward to a very productive 2017

What do you find to be the biggest benefit and downfall of self-publishing?
The biggest benefit about self-publishing is the opportunity to get your story out to the masses or just to your circle of friends. The downfall would be some of the limitations in regards to expanding readership outside of three levels of contacts and gaining reviews but those limitations are decreasing by the day.

If you could choose to spend time in the world created by any romance novel what book would you choose and why?
Wow. There are so many. I really enjoyed the world Anne A. Wilson created in ‘Hover’ which was about a female navy pilot that was part of a battle group. The ship life and missions were so detailed I felt like I was there.

Do you like HEAs or prefer something different and why?
I love HEAs and I don’t mind waiting a few books to get there. I will tolerate something different every now and then, but if I grow to love both characters and they don’t end up together I will never read the book again.

What do you think is one thing that makes you stand out from other authors in the same genre(s) that you write in?
For me, romance is about the emotions a character goes through to get to a place of realization that they could live their life alone, settle or be with the one that makes them feel alive. I try to relay as much of the emotion each character goes through as I can.

If a new reader is seeing this what book of yours do you think they should start with?
My Beauty For Your Ashes.

What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
When a book comes to the end and I’m proud of the way I told the story.  The second is when fans express their appreciation of my work.

What is one thing that you think new authors just starting out should know or be prepared for?
Prepare to learn more; more about your craft, more about resources available to you, more about how to do it better next time and more about how much you love writing.

If you had to choose only one genre to write in for the rest of your life what would you choose and why?
It will always be romance for me. I don’t believe there can be too many ways to tell a love story. There are as many as there are people in this world.

A Winter Romance Author Interview – J. Asmara

Here is my author interview with J. Asmara for A Winter Romance Event. We will be featuring her Virtually Challenged:Trilogy which includes An Escort’s Story, An Escort’s Story 2 and An Escort’s Story 3, with book one being available for FREE so make sure to grab your copies today!

What is your favorite thing about the romance genre?
My favorite part of the romance genre is the diversity of it. A romance novel can be enhanced with so many different elements such as, drama, action, suspense, mystery, or hot erotica.

Do you have any big plans or goals set for yourself for 2017?
My goal for 2017 is to expand my reach. I want to enter as many people’s home as possible. May it be via video, radio, paperbacks, eBooks, or conversation. I want J. Asmara to be a known name.

What do you find to be the biggest benefit and downfall of self publishing?
The creative freedom is what I find to be the biggest benefit to self publishing while marketing yourself is the downfall. Unless you are a marketing major it is very difficult.

If you could choose to spend time in the world created by any romance novel what book would you choose and why?
I would choose to spend time in Zane’s Sex Chronicles world. I’m not a traditional romance novel reader. I need spice, excitement, and options in my life so that is why I would pick that book.

Do you like HEAs or prefer something different and why?
It truly depends on the story. Happily ever after is boring in some stories and needed in others. I’m not against the guy not getting the girl or the girl not getting the girl.

What do you think is one thing that makes you stand out from other authors in the same genre(s) that you write in?
The one thing that I believe makes me stand out from other authors is my ability to pull my readers in. Though my stories are fiction I pride myself on making the stories realistic and believable.

If a new reader is seeing this what book of yours do you think they should start with?
To a new reader I would suggest them to start with When It Raynes. That is my first story and it is packed with a little of everything; sex, love, lies, and secrets.

What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
The most rewarding thing about being an author to me is the ability to help people escape their reality for a moment while bringing them into mine.

What is one thing that you think new authors just starting out should know or be prepared for?
The main thing I think a new author needs to know is that everyone will not like their book, but that does not mean to stop. Their bestseller may be their tenth book, so if they stop at book one they will miss out. Have tough skin, learn and grow as an author, and be great!

If you had to choose only one genre to write in for the rest of your life what would you choose and why?
If I had to pick one genre it would have to be suspense. I love to have people guessing throughout the story. The process of producing a story with twist and turns excite me.

A Winter Romance Author Interview – Desiree A. Cox

Here is my author interview with Desiree A. Cox for A Winter Romance Event. We will be featuring her book Poly Amore which is available on KU as well so make sure to grab your copy today!

What is your favorite thing about the romance genre?
The variety of topics and fetishes that can be written about.  And that there is no right or wrong. Your imagination can lead you any FREAKY place.

Do you have any big plans or goals set for yourself for 2017?
My big writing goals for 2017 is to publish 2 books that are not erotic romance.  My first non-romance story is coming in April. The other is a paranormal and will definitely be released later this year.

What do you find to be the biggest benefit and downfall of self publishing?
The benefits include moving at your own pace, and your total control over cover and content. And another huge benefit is you learn how to be organized, if you weren’t before.

If you could choose to spend time in the world created by any romance novel what book would you choose and why?
I’m heading to Acquiesce by Cory Cyr! This is a male brothel with gorgeous young men looking to fulfill older women’s desire.  I want them to bring me the Baskin Robbins 31-flavor menu of pleasure when I arrive.

Do you like HEAs or prefer something different and why?
I like HEAs, but I also like not so HEA, too.  I think it’s ok for a book to end on a not so happy note, if it’s appropriate.

What do you think is one thing that makes you stand out from other authors in the same genre(s) that you write in?
I’m honestly not sure. There are so many awesome authors that are just wonderful people and fantastic story tellers with every bit of a filthy mind as mine.

If a new reader is seeing this what book of yours do you think they should start with?
I’d strongly recommend Intertwined Hearts for a first-time reader.  It’s one of my favorite books. There is a lot of emotional turmoil and it’s a stand-alone. And if a reader likes hot sex scenes mixed in with a solid story line, this one delivers.

What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
The feeling of accomplishment that I now have something to brag about that’s not related to one of my kids.  This was done for me. Writing is something for me to be proud of.

What is one thing that you think new authors just starting out should know or be prepared for?
I think my strongest recommendation would be for them to study up on marketing technique, then be prepared for the time commitment for marketing and promotion.  It can be overwhelming, but it’s very important. Oh, and keep writing if writing is really your passion.

If you had to choose only one genre to write in for the rest of your life what would you choose and why?
I think I’d stay in Romance. I can add in other components and make romance as prominent or as far in the background as I want, plus I can continue to let my mind run free.

A Winter Romance Author Interview – T.K. Lawyer

Here is my author interview with T.K. Lawyer for A Winter Romance Event. We will be featuring The Guardian League Series so make sure to grab your copies of these amazing books today. This series currently consists of three books including Jasper, Centurion and Apollo.

What is your favorite thing about the romance genre?
Love is exciting and everyone craves a bit of romance in their life.  I think that’s why romance is such a popular genre and comes in many different sub-genres as a result of people’s preferences, flavors and creative ideas.  With romance, you can address all kinds of real issues that occur when getting to know someone or from the actual trials and errors of being in a relationship.  Some subjects that no one wants to discuss but has experienced.  You can also address taboo subjects in romances and readers can experience for themselves how that type of relationship may or may not work and if they like that type of subject.

Do you have any big plans or goals set for yourself for 2017?
I am happy writing but I would like to gain a bigger fan base.  I am hoping by the end of 2017 that I may attract more readers to my unique themed books.  I have published one book already and another will be re-published in February but I would like to publish at least one more book before the end of the year to have three total books published this year.

What do you find to be the biggest benefit and downfall of self-publishing?
The biggest benefit is not worrying about contacting publishers and signing a contract.  If you write something, have it edited to the best of your ability, you can go ahead and publish it and not have to worry about preferences a certain publisher might have.  You also don’t have to deal with those heart-breaking, sometimes endless rejection letters.
The downfall, unfortunately, is you have to pay for everything yourself!  Investing in your book is fine but it can get quite expensive to publish a book and it may take many years to try to recuperate any of that investment, if at all.

If you could choose to spend time in the world created by any romance novel what book would you choose and why?
Well…I Love Angels.  Anyone who knows me knows that I am head over heels about these majestic, celestial beings.  Not only are they gorgeous, but they are loving, kind, and protective.  Who wouldn’t love an Angel as a mate?  One of my most favorite paranormal erotic romance books is ‘Her Dark Angel’ by Felicity Heaton.  Apollyon is so incredibly sexy.  He comes to Earth to help a woman so I wouldn’t have to leave this beautiful planet.  I would love to be caught up with him in that book.

Do you like HEAs or prefer something different and why?
I like HEA’s and prefer them but sometimes an HEA doesn’t work as well as a sad ending.  Unfortunately, most romance- genre publishers want HEA’s so writers have little choice when it comes to how they will end their novels.  I also find that a lot of readers like HEA’s.

What do you think is one thing that makes you stand out from other authors in the same genre(s) that you write in?
My PNR books are different- they are based on Earth.  Angels come down to Earth to pursue the one special female who has caught their fancy and they do normal “human things” like date, go to the movie theater, spend time at home, go out with friends, etc.  You don’t see a lot of books where Angels participate in basic human culture but I believe they can do anything and I incorporate a more “down to earth” side of them.  My wolf-shifters are Alphas at heart though not necessarily part of a pack- they find their mates by a unique, knee-weakening scent made just for their delight and pursue their mates just like any male human being.

If a new reader is seeing this, what book of yours do you think they should start with?
I wrote a short story book called Angels and Diamonds specifically for readers who haven’t read my books but wanted a taste of my writing.  Angels and Diamonds features seven stories- each with an Angel and a Diamond in it.  It’s a fun, short read.  I would suggest they start with that book, first, to see if they like my style.

What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
I love hearing from readers that they enjoyed my books.  It is the best feeling in the world to hear from a complete stranger that they read your book, couldn’t put it down and now they have to read all of your books because they love your writing style that much.  What’s even better is to have readers become die-hard fans.  I have several of those and they are amazing!  The fact that they are on the edge of their seats to read more of what I write has me awestruck and smiling like a goofy kid!

What is one thing that you think new authors just starting out should know or be prepared for?
You will be doing more marketing, advertising, begging, purchasing, just about anything you can think of to get your book out there instead of writing.  Writing encompasses maybe 5-10% of your time.  The rest of your time will be dedicated to selling your book.

If you had to choose only one genre to write in for the rest of your life what would you choose and why?
Well, I have always had an interest in strange, “things that go bump in the night” occurrences.  These kinds of things always fascinate me and since I love romance, it just seemed right to pair the two together.  For now, Paranormal Romance is my preferred genre and it is the one that I read the most; however, you never know in the future, that could change.  I tried once to write contemporary romance but I’m too drawn to writing about beings with super-powers and how this affects them, their environment and those around them.  I love the idea of creating all kinds of magical experiences that are beyond human ability.

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