Jen: Our guest today is Linda Engman, who is celebrating the release of My Sexiest Wedding with a visit to Romancing the Book. Linda, will you share a short bio with us?
Linda: I’ve always been intrigued with the idea of falling for someone when you least expect it. I love heroes who are sexy, rugged, hard working guys, and have fun creating heroines with careers, who also have a taste for fashion. Sometimes I’ll set the story in a small hometown and other times in a fast-paced big city. For myself, I live in NW-WI on a lake with my husband, our two teenagers, plus our two dogs. I love shopping with my daughter, watching movies with my son, and coffee with my girlfriends. You can visit me at www.lindaengman.com.
Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Linda: My latest book, My Sexiest Wedding was just released on January 23. What’s a girl to do when her one-night stand shows up in her hometown looking for romance and love? Spanish cowboy Rafael Quintero is determined wedding planner Spring James is the one for him. Even though marriage is the last thing on her mind—at least for herself. In My Sexiest Wedding, the hero actually started out as a best friend to the hero in my romance, Manhattan Holiday. I thought Rafael was so sexy and intriguing, besides heartbroken, that he needed his own story. So when my teenage daughter suggested my next romance should be about a wedding planner, I decided Rafael should be the hero. Both MH and MSW are stand alone romances.
Jen: Describe your writing in 3 words
Linda: Romantic, Heartfelt, Sexy
Jen: How do you remember ideas that come to you at odd times?
Linda: I always have a notebook to jot down ideas. For My Sexiest Wedding, I got this really cute girly notebook and took it with me on a trip to California to visit my sister. In the mornings I sat next to her pool and wrote out the first chapter of MSW and on the plane ride home I did plot points for the rest of the book. (The notebook is so cute I even posted a pic of it on my blog on my website.)
Jen: What’s the most interesting comment you’ve received about your books?
Linda: I’m totally thrilled to have reviewers and readers say my books are sexy and the plot and romantic drama keeps them intrigued and reading until the very end. Besides being surprised by the endings.
Jen: What’s next for you?
Linda: Right now I just started an exciting new romance writing project for YA. I’m also finishing a romantic and heartfelt four part Navy SEAL series. I’m also busy completing a sequel to, My Sexiest Wedding. Lots of romance in the coming year. Feel free to stop by my website and find me on the any of the social sites. I hope you all enjoy the wintery, romantic season.