Samantha Long

What was the first book you ever wrote and what inspired you?
My first book was a YA paranormal that focused more on the events and the main character than on the romance. I’m a romantic at heart, I am in love with love, so I thought I should try writing one.

Can you tell us about your work including titles and share your amazon links?
Crossing the Line is the first book in the Kismet series. It follows Victoria, a recent divorcee, and her struggles with confidence and raising her twin daughters by herself. She meets Nick when her father hires him to redo the office she bought. Sparks fly! The second book, Taking the Heat, follows Victoria’s wild sister, Addie, and the firefighter Finn. It will be released in Sept 2014.

Crossing the Line:

What drew you in to the romance genre?
I’ve always read in the romance genre and loved the writing, the relationships, the twists and turns that can happen. And most of the time they have HEA, unlike a lot of life.

Is romance your favorite genre to read as well as write?
It is! I think most of the books on my kindle are romance.

Can you tell me something about yourself that may surprise your readers?
Well, I’m completely shy. I have a phobia about being around large groups of people.

Are you excited to be a part of the upcoming Ropin Romance event?
So excited!! The website looks awesome and has so many great authors!

What do you do to help with writers block?
I like to try and write in something else, or brainstorm events that could happen to the characters. If it’s really bad, I got to the wine and take a break.

If you had to choose three words to describe what type of writer you are what would they be?
Fun, procrastinator, dedicated

What is your author pen name and do you have more than one?
I use Samantha Long, which is my name

If you had to pick a favorite author who would it be?
Nora Roberts is my absolute fave. She is so amazing.

Since many of the readers that will be seeing this interview and participating in the takeover will be new fans. If you had to describe your writing style and books in a single sentence what would it be?
Fun, lighthearted romance with real-life issues mixed in.

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