Friday, January 18, 2013

Author Interview-Kelly Moran

What inspired you to become a writer?
I don't know if it was so much inspiration as it was something I had to do. From the time I was little I made up stories and had ideas. As I grew older, I was smart enough to start jotting them down.
Who are your favorite romance characters (besides your own?)
Any character in a Roxanne St. Claire, Robin Wells, Jill Shalvis, or Kristin Higgins book. Hands down. Wish they were all real!
Tell me what inspired this story.
Funny story. One night, a few years back, my husband, sister-in-law, friend, and I went to this secluded abandoned house. We did this on occasion--visited "haunted" locations. The house was not visible from the road, and was surrounded by dense woods. We're all walking down this gravel path when I stop. Just stop. Like I can't walk any farther. In a blink, the flashlight flies from my hand and across the path. A voice whispered in my ear, but it was in another language, so I don't know what it said. Plus, everyone else was three steps ahead of me, so no one human whispered the words. Needless to say we booked it outta there. But this event inspired The Drake House.
How do you balance your day-to-day commitments with your writing life?
An abundance of psych meds, caffeine, and no sleep. Oh, you mean seriously. I try to follow a schedule and that keeps me and my priorities straight.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? 
You can buy The Drake House at Amazon or B&N. You can find me at my site,, where you'll find the links to social sites too. I'll give away a FREE eBook to one commenter here. Thanks!
Kelly's been known to say that she gets her ideas from everyone and everything around her, and that there's always a book playing out in her head. No one who knows her bats an eyelash when she talks to herself.
She began her writing career in the Indie market, becoming the recipient of an Editor's Choice Award, a Finalist in the 2008 Best Book Awards, and a Finalist in the 2009 Indie
Excellence Awards before moving into traditional publishing. Her books not only have honors from the top review sites, but from NY Times bestsellers too. She is a respected reviewer and a Romance Writers of America member.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Author Interview-Lisa Rayns

Tell me about yourself.  How long have you been writing?
I started writing in 2007 when my life was at its busiest. I was remodeling my house, working a labor intensive full-time job, plus trying to run a household in the chaos. The decision was easy though. I took a good hard look at where I wanted to be in five years and what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to write and I made the time.
What inspired this story?
Life inspired this story. The novel took me four years to write and a year to get it out the publishing gate but I poured my soul into it.
Who is your favorite shifter/vampire character (besides your own)?
Oh, this is a fun one. Edward Cullen from Twilight and Aiden Wait from Being Human. I love Edward’s heart and Aiden realness. Edward is what I’d like a vampire to be like and Aiden is more what I expect one would really be. I love them both.
How do you balance your day-to-day commitments with your writing life?
I don’t have a set writing schedule so I don’t struggle with balancing commitments. All I will say is if I have an idea in my head, I disappear and hide away with my laptop where no one can find me. 
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? 
Sure, I’d like to invite everyone to connect with me online. See you there!
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Three years ago, death blew out the candle in Alexis Hall’s life and left her devastated. Nothing could replace what she’d lost, not even the sexy stranger she awoke married to. Still, she finds it hard to ignore the dangerous sparks he triggers within her. She knows Bradley Cox took advantage of her. What she doesn’t know is he holds a secret that will change everything.
But Bradley isn’t her only concern. In a moment of desperation to somehow reclaim what she had lost, Alexis made an offer to a vampire––free blood. Her blood.
In a story of heartbreak and obsession, a simple ad changed Alexis' life forever and on one fateful night her dreams and her nightmares will collide. Can she trust Bradley? Or is he her worst mistake? Can she retract her offer to the vampire? Or will she fall under his deceptive spell?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Bear Story Involving a U.S. President

Did you know the teddy bear that appeared with Shirley Temple in "Captain January" was sold at an auction of 20th Century Fox props for $450. in 1978?
I'm visiting my friend and Reno writer Diana's Sprain's blog today. Find out what happened when Theodore Roosevelt met a bear in the woods.  Hope to see you there!