Interview: Cheyenne Meadows

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Dec 212016
 

Jen:  Today we welcome Cheyenne Meadows to Romancing the Book.  Cheyenne, will you share a short bio with us?
Cheyenne:  Growing up in the Midwest, I began reading romance novels in high school, immediately falling in love with the genre, to the point where I decided to write professionally for a career. However, that dream splattered against a brick wall and resulting quick death in my first writing class in college when my professor told me bluntly that I wasn’t any good at it. I shifted gears quickly, and left my writing dreams behind, eventually settling on being a nurse.

A few years back, I stumbled across a fan-fiction writing site on a favorite author’s webpage. I began to read stories others wrote, not only making some wonderful close friends from the experience, but also, really learning to write for the very first time. Here I was able to share short stories, practice my writing skills, and truly develop into a writer. More than that, the experience allowed me to revitalize my dream, as I rediscovered joy in writing.

When I’m not working or writing, I enjoy working in the garden, canning, and seeing my backyard as a living canvas for my whimsical landscaping, and, of course, reading romance novels.

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Dec 202016
 

Jen: Today we welcome Erin Nicholas to Romancing the Book.  Erin, will you share a short bio with us?
Erin: Erin Nicholas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).

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Interview: Torie James

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Dec 192016
 

Jen:  Today we welcome Torie James back to Romancing the Book.  Torie, will you share a short bio with us?
Torie: Born on the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, I am the illegitimate love child of Han Solo and Daenerys Targaryen. Rescued by Gandalf shortly before my home planet was destroyed in the last days of the Clone Wars, I was raised in relative obscurity by my foster parents, Severus Snape and Pippi Longstocking. At the tender age of 113, I inherited the best little whorehouse in Texas and its been rumored that I am bringing Sexy Back. A self confessed chocoholic, I’ve been engaged to Willy Wonka for several years despite gossip surrounding millionaire Bruce Wayne and myself.

And clearly, I practice delusion on a daily basis.

Fact is nowhere as fun as fiction!

Growing up, I could be found nearby falling down rabbit holes, catching second stars to the right, and stepping through wardrobes into mysterious lands and countless adventures. When those stories ended, I made up her own and kept going. This later on translated into a strong passion for writing that has helped keep my feet on the ground while my head stayed firmly in the clouds.

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Dec 142016
 

News from Tory Richards

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. I love this time of year but I’m always a little bit relieved when it’s over. Too busy, too much food, too much of everything it seems.

Pre-ordering

Have you ever pre-ordered a book? Lately I’ve given some thought to the benefits of pre-ordering when it becomes available, and it’s certainly worked for the better for me. Some authors who offer pre-ordering do it at a lower cost, then raising the price of their book after it releases. Nothing wrong with that, it’s good business for the author and a deal for the readers. What about when you see a book from an author that you love, and you tell yourself, “I can’t wait until this comes out!” And do you remember to go back and get it? Know telling how many times I’ve forgotten to go back so now I just pre-order. Then I can forget about the book until it mysteriously shows up in my kindle library! Plus, sometimes I get it at a lower price. So it might be something to consider, if you read a lot of books and you’re following a certain series. I set up No Mercy for pre-ordering and it made it on the best sellers list at All Romance Ebooks before it even released!

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Dec 122016
 

Jen: Today we welcome Edie Hart to Romancing the Book. Edie, wil you share a short bio with us?
Edie: Edie Hart was born in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, where she now resides with her husband, two children, dog, and three cats. After spending her childhood making up stories in her head, she finally decided to put them on paper. What came of it was her first novella, One Bad Day. Edie is a die-hard romantic and believes that everyone deserves to be loved unconditionally—both in print and real life.

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Interview: Monica Corwin

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Dec 092016
 

Jen:  Today we welcome Monica Corwin back to Romancing the Book.  Monica, will you share a short bio with us?

Monica: Monica Corwin is an outspoken writer who attempts to make romance accessible to everyone no matter their preferences. As a new Northern Ohioian Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and disliking Michigan. When not writing Monica spends time with her daughter and her ever growing collection of tomes about King Arthur.

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Dec 082016
 

Top 5 Favorite Dance Memories

In THE SWEET SPOT, heroine Helen Anne Reed realizes she hasn’t danced since her wedding more than a decade ago. Since then, she’s been inundated with life’s sobering moments—a bitter divorce, raising her daughter on her own, struggling to make her business a success, and her father’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. She doesn’t have much to dance about until baseball player and former ballroom dancer Giovanni Caceres shows up. Helen Anne made me think about my life and the times I’ve had the chance to dance. I’m happy to say I have many memories involving the dance floor. Here are my top five:

  1. In a photo box, there’s a grainy, faded photograph of a line of dancers dressed in red and white striped tutus with their arms raised and their toes pointed. In the middle of the photograph is a tiny little girl—by far the smallest on the stage. She’s looking down at her feet, trying her best to remember the steps to the routine. The little girl is four-year-old me, and she’s dancing in her spring recital to “Peppermint Candy Canes.” That was forty years ago, and to this day, my aunt can still sing the song word for word.
  2. When I was in eighth grade, I sprained my wrist in the diocesan soccer playoffs, which meant I had to wear a brace for our end-of-year festivities, including my first boy-girl dance. But that didn’t stop me from awkwardly and stiffly dancing with my then boyfriend. (The bandaged arm between our bodies was probably a relief to my parents, who were chaperoning.) Continue reading »






Interview: Mitzi Szereto

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Dec 022016
 

waterfront-book-festival-with-mitzi-szereto-and-teddy-tedaloo-copyJen:  Today we welcome Mitzi Szereto to Romancing the Book.  Mitzi, will you share a short bio with us?
Mitzi: Mitzi Szereto is an author and anthology editor of multi-genre fiction and non-fiction. She has her own blog of humorous essays at Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto’s Weblog and the web TV channel Mitzi TV, which covers the “quirky” side of London, England. Her books include Rotten Peaches (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles) and Normal for Norfolk (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles)—a cozy mystery/satire series co-authored with celebrity author bear Teddy Tedaloo (http://teddytedaloo.com); Phantom: The Immortal (co-written with Ashley Lister); The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray; Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts; Thrones of Desire: Erotic Tales of Swords, Mist and Fire; Love, Lust and Zombies; Red Velvet and Absinthe; Dying for It: Tales of Sex and Death; and Getting Even: Revenge Stories. Mitzi has taught writing workshops and given talks and readings around the world. She’s been featured internationally in print and on radio and TV. Her anthology Erotic Travel Tales 2 is the first anthology of erotica to feature a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She divides her time between the Pacific Northwest and the UK.

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Nov 222016
 

jm-stewart-nicJen:  Today we welcome J.M. Stewart to Romancing the Book.  Before we get to J.M.’s top 5 list, let’s learn a little about her and her newest release.

J.M.: J.M. Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two sons and two very spoiled dogs. She’s a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.

Where you can find me on the web:  Website /Twitter /Facebook

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Interview: Rosalie Stanton

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Nov 212016
 

20160414_200131Jen: Today we welcome Rosalie Stanton to Romancing the Book. Rosalie, will you share a short bio with us?
Rosalie: Rosalie Stanton is an award winning erotic romance author in the paranormal and contemporary genres. A lifelong enthusiast of larger than life characters, Rosalie enjoys building worlds filled with strong heroes and heroines of all backgrounds.

Rosalie lives in Missouri with her husband. At an early age, she discovered a talent for creating worlds, which evolved into a love of words and storytelling. Rosalie graduated with a degree in English. As the granddaughter of an evangelical minister, Rosalie applied herself equally in school in the creative writing and religious studies departments, which had an interesting impact on her writing. When her attention is not engaged by writing or editing, she enjoys spending time with close friends and family.

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