September 08 2015 Romance Weekly

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Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

Welcome back to Romance Weekly. Eden Ashe is on the hop today. Make sure to check out her blog post later on.

Susan Scott Shelley asks, given the choice of any author in the world (living or deceased), whom would you want as a dinner guest? 

I would love to have dinner with L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery. Anne of Green Gables was an all time favorite when I was a kid. I probably have more reliable memories of the movie than the books. I watched them every chance I could get. I probably watched the movies thousands of times. 

Given that L.M. Montgomery is a Canadian author, and I am from the US I was met with a lot of blank stares from friends and family alike when I would go on and on about this author and the movies that were made, about how funny and sweet and just scrumptious Anne with an e’s story was. 

I’d love to ask the author if she wrote Anne based on some of her experiences as a teacher. There were some pretty hilarious scenes and perhaps some revenge scenes against mean girls. I always wondered if any of them were based on a real person. 

I’d also just love to find out what the author was like. What it was like to live when she did and how difficult it was for her to become a writer during that time in history.  

Yes, it would be a very nice dinner. 

I’m going to dig out my old copy of Anne of Green Gables. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m curious who J.J. Devine is having for dinner. Hop on over and find out. 

See you next week!

Picture credits, L. M. Montgomery: http://pe2.samondeo.com/lucy-maud-montgomery.php, Anne of Green Gables: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Green-Gables-Complete-8-Book/dp/0553609416/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1441679210&sr=8-4&keywords=anne+of+green+gables&pebp=1441679229861&perid=121HP00Q7KPKRGYCFA29

April 7 2015 Romance Weekly

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Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

We are back this week with a request from Victoria Barbour, author of Against Her Rules & 21st Century Rake. She wants me to show her the cast of characters for my most recent work in progress. 

Against Her Rules

Against Her Rules

21st Century Rake

21st Century Rake

Romance Writer's Weekly is a fun hop. You can start anywhere and hop to discover some amazing authors. For instance Raine Balkera, author of Sing To Me, is before me in the hop. If you haven't stopped by make sure to check out her blog. 

Edits on Circle of Fantasies is getting ready to slam my schedule. No better time then to revive the cast of characters and find out what all the fuss is about. I plan to have Circle of Fantasies out late summer / early fall of 2015.  

Circle of Fantasies

Circle of Fantasies

Summary: Circle of Fantasies 

In a quest to find her father, Mia Wendel is drawn into an alien conspiracy. Partnered with the sexy Daniel she has no room for romance. As they dig deeper into her father's corporation they learn Mia has alien DNA. Can Daniel still accept her love? 

Daniel Anderson falls for Mia at first sight. Forced to work together their closeness forms an impenetrable bond. Desires filter into thoughts and dreams. When Daniel's research targets Mia for experiments they fight for their freedom and the truth.

Main Cast of Characters:

Mia Wendel:

Mia is a recent college graduate who just found out her biological father isn't the man who raised her. She also finds out that she's not completely human. Her conservative and straight forward life is thrown into a tailspin because of this knowledge. She is a ball of energy in her quest to discover who her father is and doesn't have time for the moon dog eyes Daniel gives her or the secret desires he forces her to acknowledge.

Daniel Anderson:

Daniel is a total geek who likes to pump iron and watch watch sci-fi films. He's a physically fit research scientist who is into gadgets most specifically nanobots. The tiny robots are being developed by the company he works for and that's when and where he meets Mia. He falls hard and fast for Mia. He's a lover not a fighter until his girl is put in harms way. 

Kyle and Stephen Belrich:

Owners of the company where Mia and Daniel work. Also, Kyle is Mia's biological father and an evil SOB. Kyle wants the nanobots in order to experiment on aliens he has captured in secret facilities around the world. Stephen is Mia's half brother and responsible for shipping Mia off for some fun experiments once they find out she's part alien. Stephen really only cares about money.

Rachel Wendel:

Mia's mother is a scientist. She once collaborated with Kyle Belrich on the experiments he is so fond of. She was driven and cold hearted in her pursuit of knowledge, often experimenting on herself - until she was pregnant with Mia. Rachel put all of her passion into keeping her child safe. She'll do whatever is necessary to keep Kyle from her daughter.

Thom Robbins:

Thom is a part of Kyle Belrich's team in charge of the alien experiments. Thom's goal is to have a child with alien power or somehow attain the power for himself. He uses all of them in order to meet these goals. 

Daniel and Mia have a lot of challenges in Circle of Fantasies. 

Thanks for reading about my work in progress this week. Hop on over to author Eden Ashe to read about the cast of characters in her latest work in progress. Enjoy! Hope to see you next week.

November 11 2014 Romance Weekly

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Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

Another week gone. Thanks for stopping by. If you haven't already checked out Kim Handysides blog post this week I highly recommend it. 

Our questions this week come from the talented author, Eden Ashe. Her dragons will melt your heart and fire your blood at the same time!  

Let's get started...

How much free reign do you give your characters during a story?

Mom! Make him stop.

Mom! Make him stop.

 

They have no reigns. They do whatever the hell they want to. They are a lot like children and pets. Sometimes I have ideas for what they should be doing but as a story progresses the characters will usually change it. My plot summaries are more like suggestions for my characters.

 

Have your characters ever done something so out of the blue that not only changed your story but changed the tone and maybe even the genre you were originally going for? 

So far I haven’t experienced this. My characters do change the direction of my plot frequently but nothing drastically and especially not toward a different genre. I think it would be something very cool but at the same time very anxiety producing. I’m positive this will happen to me eventually since my characters don’t like to listen when I tell them what to do and how it should happen. 

Do you have one character in your head that is sort of boss over all the rest? Or do you decide who to work on and when? 

You're not the boss of me!

You're not the boss of me!

I interpreted this question as: do I allow one character tell me what to do? No. I don’t. Usually each character speaks for themselves. (Yes. I know this sounds crazy but they are speaking in my head. I don’t believe I’m crazy but I’ve never been tested either!) That’s not to say some of my characters aren’t loud and annoying in my mind. Sometimes while working on one project a character can get mouthy and demand page time and word count. I do my best to put those characters on the back burner by writing down quick ideas or summaries and then go back to what I’m currently working on. Like most writers (if not all) I always have a work in progress but I’ve tried to train myself to finish what I’ve started or they will never become a completed manuscript.

Hop on over to my good friend's blog, LaNora Mangano, to find out how her characters behave! See you next week.

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