Celebrating Romance Authors Interview – Hope Daniels/Alicia Dawn

Here is my author interview with Hope Daniels & Alicia Dawn for the Celebrating Romance Authors & Their Books Event. We will be featuring their book Hell On The Heart so make sure to grab your copy today!

Romance in itself is so much more than a genre and with romance being mixed with so many other genres do you find that romance is versatile and can easily be mixed or challenging to incorporate with other genres?
Alicia: I do believe romance is versatile. That its easy to incorporate and be written into any genre.

Hope: Romance is everywhere as it should be. If you look around you, you’ll see romance blossoming in the oddest of places. Haven’t you ever noticed a couple who are totally in love and thought how did the two of them get together because they just didn’t seem to be a likely match? We are finally catching up with life in books. We have far to go with multi-racial lead characters, but maybe authors will finally get their heads out of their behinds.

When it comes to writing romance who do you think does it better women or men and why?
Alicia: I don’t think being female or male writer matter. As long as the story being told draws the reader in an enchants them into their world, thatch all that matters.

Hope: HA! Trick question. Romance can be written well by both men and women. Honestly, are Nicholas Sparks books any better than Tara Sivec, Meghan March, Katy Regnery or our books for that matter? No, he just hit the market at the right time with the proper promotional tools and the budget to do so behind him. Yes, his work is awesome, but so is ours. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you had to write a romance novel about your own life what would the title be?
Alicia: “Love me as I am”

Hope: โ€œNot What We Were Searching Forโ€

What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for someone or had done for you?
Alicia: The most romantic thing I’ve experienced is being treated to dinner and a movie on my birthday. Its was a simple gesture but I had fun an enjoyed it just the same.

Hope: Wow, this is a tough question. My hubby is not the romantic type for the most part. However, this past Christmas, he went above and beyond by buying me Terry Redlin prints I have been wanting for a long time. He made me cry. I think it was the first time he has ever really gotten me what I could say was what I really wanted.

Would you consider yourself a romantic and if so why or why not?
Alicia: At heart, yes I do consider myself a romantic.

Hope: Yes, I am a romantic. I would love the big house with all the romantic trimmings to it, although reality is much different and life has a way of reminding you why we write fiction in the first place.

Just for fun everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is all about romance and while we are a few months past that I am curious to know if you get into the spirit of things?
Alicia: No not really anymore. When I was younger yes every year.

Hope: I’m with Alicia on this one. I used to make the effort. Buy a card, make a special meal, dress up and wear sexy lingerie. Now, it’s not that I don’t want to, but will both grown adults and their families moved back in the house with their kids, it is hard to be romantic.

Do you have any special links that you would like people to follow or signup for?
Hope Daniels

Newsletter

Alicia Dawn

 

Hope’s Facebook Page

Alicia’s Facebook Page

Facebook Page

Hope’s Twitter

Alicia’s Twitter

Who is your most beloved character based on reader feedback?
Alicia: That would have to be Hope and I’s first book. Ryan an Zoey. We love them both a lot.

Hope: Definitely Ryan and Zoey so far, although we are getting a lot of great feedback about our new couple J.T. and Tessa.

For those authors out there just starting out what advice can you give them as far as when it may become to much or you just need a break from the voices. What do you do when you just need to get away?
Alicia: I would say to new writers enjoy the freedom of creating stories from their voices. Because that’s what I believe writing is about. But also find something you personally enjoy to take a break when it became to much. My break from them, I either knit or catch up on my tv shows and movies.

Hope: First of all, if you want this to be your job, take business and marketing courses. If you want this to be your passion, write. Write, write and write even more. If you find your passion needs to become your job, learn from other authors. Remember if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. It will bite you in the ass later. When the voices stop talking get out of your head and out of your house/office. You cannot write about people if you are not amongst them. Read. Live life. Laugh when you can and always share the moonshine. I am still trying to find a way to get my break. I am either watching grandkids or writing. I guess my break will be going to book events. I look forward to it with a virgins passion on her wedding night.

What platform have you found works the best for your books?
Ebooks are selling the best for us right now via Amazon. However, we do offer a reduced rate to US residents who purchase our books directly from us via paypal, square or cash at our book events. The first one is coming soon!

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