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Interview & GIVEAWAY with RUSH Author Gina Gordon

Interview & GIVEAWAY with RUSH
Author Gina Gordon

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Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author Gina Gordon and her latest release, RUSH!

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In this edgy, sizzling romance for fans of Monica Murphy and Abbi Glines, a bad boy shows a straitlaced law student how to slow down and savor the good things.

 

Everly Parker is about to graduate from law school, always busy, and can’t stop rushing through life. Her late grandmother left her a bucket list of meaningful, can’t-miss experiences, but she hasn’t completed a single one. Then searing-hot Max Levin bursts into her world. As a casting director for a porn production company, Max is loaded, cocky, and all wrong for Everly. Still, she’s tempted enough to cross the first item off her list: Go out with someone you’d never give the time of day.

 

Inheriting a porn empire isn’t every guy’s dream (well, actually, it probably is), but Max isn’t complaining. It’s just that until he meets Everly, he has no idea what he’s been missing. As the pressure mounts to take over the family business, Max can’t help wondering what would happen if he chose Everly instead. So far, his life has been a wild ride, but only Everly promises the greatest rush of all: love.

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A loud bang sounded to my right and I turned my attention to the aisle, where a sweet- looking girl blew a heavy breath out the side of her mouth. It caused her unkempt black hair to flutter around her face. She bent, reaching to pick up the stack of books that had fallen to the ground, giving a spectacular view of a tight, round bottom covered in black fabric.

 

Who knew yoga pants were so damn sexy? Hers were sloppily tucked into a pair of beige Uggs.

 

I scrambled from my seat and crouched beside her, picking up one of her books and holding it out. “You dropped something,” I said, my senses kicking up at the sweet scent surrounding me.

 

She snorted, a cute little laugh, and grabbed the book from my hand. “Sounds like something I would do.”

 

She finally looked up and her soft blue eyes locked on mine. Her lips were plump and naked. She didn’t need lipstick. They were the perfect shade of raspberry. Her pale skin was luminous and it took all of my willpower not to lean in and scent her, running my nose up her dainty neck. My cock twitched in my pants. An unexpected twitch. One I hadn’t felt upon first sight of a woman in a long damn time.

 

Getting rid of that book so soon might have been a bad idea. I needed it to cover the semi that had just popped up in my pants.

 

I did a quick survey of her body, which didn’t stand out, in yoga pants and a long-sleeved T-shirt. She was the exact opposite of the women I saw on a daily basis. She was as plain as vanilla ice cream, but something grabbed me—grabbed my cock, was more like it.

 

“I’m sorry to interrupt.” Her face knitted with guilt as her eyes settled on something behind me.

 

“We’re on an interview,” Stella said from the table.

 

This woman knew the escorts. Did that mean she, too, was . . . A grinned curved up at the side of my mouth. Oh, yeah, I could definitely see her making a lot of money playing the uptight librarian fantasy.

 

“At my favorite café?”

 

“Public space, and all,” Jade said with a shrug.

 

Smart girl. Just the kind of girl White Lace wanted.

 

When the last book had been picked up, the woman straightened, and I followed suit. She flipped her hair and when her sea-blue eyes locked on mine, I suddenly felt like I’d just run the New York Marathon. Winded, achy, but high on something I just couldn’t put my finger on.

 

“Thank goodness.” She struggled to gather the books against her chest. “I thought I

interrupted your dates.”

 

I struggled to lift my arm to help her, but it was caught on something invisible. Sort of like my tongue, which didn’t want to cooperate.

 

She shuffled away and placed her books on a table three down from where we sat.

 

When she returned, she eyed me with . . . disinterest.

 

“I’m Max Levin.” This time my arm cooperated. “Are you an associate of these lovely

ladies?”

 

She brought her hand up to cover her chest. “You think . . . Oh, no.” She laughed, a sweet little giggle that forced a smile to my face. “I’m not a . . .” A blush fell across her cheeks.

 

Innocent. Unassuming. With a little lip gloss, maybe . . . I shook off the thought. This girl wasn’t porn material. But for the first time in years, I actually wanted to test the merchandise to find out.

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Please tell us a bit about your latest release.

Rush is about Max Levin, the heir to a porn empire and should be living every man’s fantasy. Everly Parker is only weeks away from finishing her law degree. They have one thing in common…neither of them are happy about the direction their life is headed, but they are stuck based on guilt and obligation. Rush is about learning not to judge a book by its cover and two characters who are searching for happiness and fulfillment, and find it in each other.

Are you attending any conventions in 2015? If so, what are the top three reasons as to why you like/choose them?

Unfortunately, I won’t be attending any conferences in 2015 and I am unsure about my schedule for next year.

What is your favorite romance genre and what author makes you absolutely swoon?

My favorite romance genre is contemporary and the author who never fails to make me swoon is Lorelei James. Her Rough Riders series is my absolute favorite and with each and every book she has managed to elicit that contented sigh just before I swipe the last page.

What is your dream vacation spot?

I’d love to visit an exotic island like Bora Bora or Bali.

What do you think has been the most important moment or event of your life so far? And why do you feel that way?

The day I picked up a pen and decided to write not just for fun but to pursue my dream of being published. I had hid from writing for a long time afraid of failure. Not to mention life just gets busy and you make excuses. I truly believe that was the day I became “me”, the person I was always supposed to be but afraid to acknowledge.

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Favorite Couples

  1. Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf – Gossip Girl
  2. Chandler Bing and Monica Geller – Friends
  3. Melanie Meyers and Greyson King – Rogue by Katy Evans
  4. Cord McKay and A.J. Foster – Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James
  5. Mia Anderson and Tray “Fox” Knox – Shadowboxer by Cari Quinn
  6. Hook and Emma – Once Upon a Time
  7. Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Conner – Nashville
  8. Brenda Walsh and Dylan McKay – Beverly Hills, 90210
  9. Caroline Forbes and Klaus Mikaelson – The Vampire Diaries
  10. Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton – The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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Boxers or Brief – boxer briefs

Manscape or Not – depends on the area LOL upstairs I’m easy, downstairs, hell yes!

Lights On or Lights Off – off

Summer or Winter – summer

Peanuts or Chocolate – chocolate

Batman or Superman – batman

The Voice or American Idol – I don’t watch either show L

Christmas or Birthday – birthday

Heels or Flats – heels

Talk or Text – text

Action Movie or Comedy – comedy

Facebook or Twitter – twitter

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When her dream of becoming a mafia princess didn’t pan out, Gina Gordon went after her second dream: becoming a writer. And she hasn’t looked back. A self-proclaimed happily-ever-after junkie and cupcake connoisseur, Gordon loves spinning contemporary tales of knee-bending first kisses, unconditional love, and super-hot sex. She lives in Milton, Ontario, with her husband and their lovable dog.

 

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Spotlight Interview with Author Cara Covington!

Spotlight Interview with
Author Cara Covington!

Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author Cara Covington!

 

What is your most current work out ?

My latest release was on January 23rd, the 25th book in the Lusty, Texas Collection entitle A Very Lusty New Year.

A Very Lusty New Year

Anna Cooper knows her mother wants her to find a rich husband but Anna refuses. Since her mother has always harangued her for being fat and frumpy, she knows no man would want her. Eschewing the idle-rich existence her mother lives, Anna answers an intriguing ad in the paper.

Craig and Jackson Jessop might be considered investment gurus, but organized they are not. They decide what they need is an office manager—someone who can create order out of their chaos and manage them. It would be helpful, too, if the successful candidate possessed good pattern recognition skills.

The minute they set eyes on Anna Cooper, they know she was meant to be theirs. Winning her as their bride should be easy. All they have to do is negotiate their way past a beast of a future mother-in-law, a con man looking to scalp them, and the biggest obstacle of all—Anna herself, who doesn’t seem to know what a gem she truly is.

 

Tell us a little about your release and what inspired you to write it.

My readers have come to enjoy the stories of the previous generation, how the parents of the contemporary heroes and heroines got together. So I’ve been writing one a year, and these stories are recognizable by their “holiday themed” titles.

 

When you start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or do you let the characters dictate what will happen?

My usual process is to begin a document called “basic concept”. This is a very loose outline, mostly a rambling bit of prose talking about the characters. I keep writing this until I know my first sentence; as for the characters dictating, yes. If they don’t step up and take over I have a problem.

 

What inspired you to write in your genre?  Is this the genre you started writing in or have you morphed to this one?

The year was 2005. I was already writing romance, when I attended a conference and discovered “erotic romance”. I also discovered “e-books”. I knew I could make my romance stories hotter, and I hoped that, being a new medium, I’d  be able to get published.  Fortunately I was right on both counts.

 

Who was the toughest character for you to “get right” that you have written so far?

There is a wonderful character in my stories named Kate Benedict – Grandma Kate. Fittingly, the first character I did a holiday story for was Kate. She met and married her two Benedicts in 1942. I knew the woman in my stories, the nonagenarian considered the head of the combined families; but who had she been at the age of 21, when she was a lieutenant in the army nurse corps? That was my toughest character challenge in the series to date.

 

Do you draw inspiration for your characters from real life? Any fun stories you could share?

I don’t really have any fun stories with regard to series inspiration; but I try very hard to come up with characters that my readers can identify with; men and women who are facing challenges like the ones my readers face. To that end, every one of my novels has a core “theme”. Yes, I write hot sex, but that isn’t all that I write.

 

What do you find the hardest part of writing?

The hardest part is coming up with compelling stories to fit the characters who ask to have their story told.

 

Name one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you.

I can be very disorganized.

 

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Yes. I love hidden object games, and I play them online nearly every day.

 

What TV Show/s are you addicted to?

The Voice, and Castle, and Hawaii-Five-O, and Survivor yes, even Bitten, though I really think the producers should change that credit at the beginning of each episode to read “very loosely based on the series by Kelley Armstrong”.

 

Do you have a hobby that you like to try and squeeze in?

I guess playing games on line is my hobby; I do a crossword puzzle every morning, and a few other games as well, and I tell myself that it’s all to keep my mental faculties in shape.

 

What do you need before you start writing? 

Anything that is just a must have or the creative juice don’t flow? I need to be relatively stress free in the moment. That means, I need to sit, and focus on only the writing.

 

Does music influence your writing?  If so, do any of your stories have a theme song?

The only time music enters into my work are those scenes that my characters are someplace where there is music and dancing. For my stories that cross-over with the wonderful series by my friend Heather Rainier, her Divine Creek Ranch series, those songs are usually chosen by Heather, as she knows better what music would be played at the Dancing Pony. Otherwise, if it’s a community center dance, I listen to different country hits, and then find one that suits the characters and the mood.

 

Do you write one book from start to finish or are there multiple works underway at any given time?

I generally do best focusing on one book start to finish. And that is how I write. I do review what I’ve written the day before and then get back to it. I don’t “go back to the beginning” unless I have had to stop for an edit. Then I do go back and read what I’ve written in my work in progress, to date.

 

Where were you when you got your first contract?  What was the book and who did you tell first?

My first contract came in August 2006 at a very low point in my life—just a month after the death of my middle child, my second son Anthony. I told my husband first.

 

How old were you when you read your first romance book? 

I think I was in my twenties, hip deep in kids and needing something to read that I could escape into.

 

Do you have an all-time favorite romance book (not written by you :) )?

The Bride by Julie Garwood. I have read it so many times I had to get a second copy.

 

What author causes you to “go fan girl”/ squeal over/anticipate upcoming books?

D. B. Reynolds. Have you read her Vampires in America series? If she reads this interview, she will laugh, because she’s a friend of mine. But yes, I anticipate her books even more than I do J. D. Robb’s.

 

If you still have one of those pesky non writing jobs what is it?

Nope, I actually came to being a published author from having taken a medical retirement. But before that I worked for more than 20 years in the field of accounting.

 

Do you have a favorite movie you have seen in the last few months and an all-time favorite?

I don’t watch so many movies any more. I was a fan of the big musical – Oklahoma, Hello Dolly, Funny Girl. They don’t really make those any more.

 

What are you currently working on, and what else is in the wings?

I’m currently finishing the edits for Love Under Two Extroverts, the 26th book in the Lusty universe, and writing, Love Under Three Valentions, the 27th. I’m sticking with the Lusty, Texas series for a while, as this is what my readers want.

 

If you could co-write with another author who would it be?

I’m very blessed to be doing that, after a fashion, already. My friend and fellow Siren author Heather Rainier and I “cross” our series once a year. Her series, the Divine Creek Ranch series, also takes place in Texas. Our readers love it when we have each other’s characters “visiting”, and when we have an over arching plot that ties our stories together so naturally.

 

How did you hear about the “bunnies” at Joyfully Reviewed?

I have written my last 27 books as Cara Covington, but before that I was writing as Morgan Ashbury. I’ve been privileged to have met and known Joy since my very first RT as a published author back in 2007.

 

Where can readers find you _________? (Include all links you want, facebook, twitter etc….)

Website: http://www.morganashbury.com

FaceBook for Morgan: https://www.facebook.com/morgan.ashbury

FaceBook for Cara: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cara-Covington/616302148428229

Twitter for Morgan: @morganashbury

Twitter for Cara: @caracovington

 

And for the silly side –

What is your favorite type of ice cream? 

I love frozen yogurt, any fruit flavor.

 

Ranger or Morelli (if you know to what this refers please answer with which one and why :) )

I have never read this series by Janet Evanovich. Does that make me boring?

Or

Team Sam or Team Dean? And Why.

I really am boring as I have never watched Supernatural, either! :)

 

 

Interview with MERMEN Author Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Interview with MERMEN
Author Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

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Spotlight Interview with AUTHOR BARBARA WHITE DAIILE

Spotlight Interview with
AUTHOR BARBARA WHITE DAIILE

Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author Barbara White Daiile!!!

What is your most current work out?

 

The latest is a brand-spanking-new contemporary romance release called The Cowboy’s Little Surprise.  I’m so excited to share that this book debuts my first branded series, The Hitching Post Hotel, from Harlequin.  The series is about a matchmaking grandpa determined to get his three granddaughters married.  Other books follow in July and December.

The Cowboy's Little Surprise

THE LONG WAY HOME 

A guy like Cole Slater is hard to forget. Tina Sanchez should know—for years since high school she’s tried to bury the pain of Cole’s cruel betrayal. But it’s impossible to ignore the man she sees reflected in her young son’s eyes now that Cole is back in her life—and about to meet the child he never knew he had.

Returning home to New Mexico, Cole is determined to put his playboy reputation to rest. Especially now that he knows there’s a little boy looking up to him. And seeing Tina again reignites all the feelings Cole ran from as a teen. Despite his fear that he can’t be the man Tina deserves, he’s determined to try. For his son’s sake—and his own.

 

 

Tell us a little about The Cowboy’s Little Surprise, what inspired you to write The Cowboy’s Little Surprise?

 

The series itself was inspired by the idea of a matchmaking grandfather who wants to see his family happy and settled down—preferably, somewhere very close to his ranch in Cowboy Creek, New Mexico!  The Cowboy’s Little Surprise is the story of Jed’s youngest granddaughter, Tina, and the boy who once did her wrong.  As the title may hint, it’s a secret-baby story, which is one of my favorite types of stories to read and write, so it seemed a natural to kick off the series with this book.

 

When you start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or do you let the characters dictate what will happen?

 

Because I turn in outlines to my editor before I sell a book, I usually have the story fairly well plotted out—although that doesn’t do away with twists and turns and surprises along the way!  Also, as I write, I guide the story in the direction it’s been plotted.  But as my goal is to write strong and sometimes quirky characters, they often have minds of their own.  It’s fun to see the directions they’ll take the story…though I always lead them to the happy ending I want them to have.  : )

 

What inspired you to write in your genre?  Is this the genre you started writing in or have you morphed to this one?

 

I began writing when I was nine, and at that point, romance hadn’t made it into my plotlines yet.  In those days, my stories always had a mystery in them, because that’s what I loved to read.  (Think of me reading my way through the Bobbsey Twins, Encyclopedia Brown, Nancy Drew, etc.)  But when I wrote my first novel—in eighth grade—both my female protagonists had major crushes.  : )  Ever since then, my books have included romance.

 

Who was the toughest character for you to “get right” that you have written so far?

 

That would be Lianne Ward, the heroine of Rancher at Risk, one of my Flagman’s Folly books.  Lianne is deaf, and while I felt very comfortable writing her character, I wanted to show what it was like to be a woman like any other woman, who just happens to be deaf.  I was so thrilled when I received a fan letter from a woman who told me she has many deaf family members and that I “got it right.”  Lianne makes her first appearance in an earlier Flagman’s Folly story, A Rancher’s Pride, along with her four-year-old niece, Becky, who also is deaf.

 

Do you draw inspiration for your characters from real life? Any fun stories you could share?

 

You know, I might take a mannerism here or a quirk there or borrow someone’s hobby or occupation, but I don’t take whole people and put them into my stories.  My characters are usually the sum of so many different parts (people), that they become no one I’ve ever met in real life.

 

What do you find the hardest part of writing?

 

Probably the “getting it right” that we talked about earlier.  I want to give my readers as much pleasure as other writers give to me through their books, so I do my best to write books people will enjoy reading.

 

Name one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you.

 

At least one time each, I’ve driven/operated a motorcycle, bus, taxi, forklift, fire engine, eighteen-wheeler, and Model T Ford.

 

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

 

Chocolate!

 

What TV Show/s are you addicted to?

 

Mostly mysteries or law-enforcement-based dramas such as NCIS, NCIS: LA, Blue Bloods, and Hawaii Five-0.  As I’ve always been a mystery fan, I love the puzzle/crime-solving aspects of all those shows.  But since I’m a character-driven writer, I have to say that, even more, I love the development and dynamics among each show’s characters.

 

Do you have a hobby that you like to try and squeeze in?

 

Reading is my favorite hobby, and I don’t get nearly as much time for it as I would like.

 

 

Do you write one book from start to finish or are there multiple works underway at any given time?

 

I’m usually writing a book on deadline, editing the previous book which is coming up for publication, and thinking up stories and writing outlines for the next books.  So, multiple works.  That’s a lot of characters to try to keep under control!

 

Where were you when you got your first contract?  What was the book and who did you tell first?

 

I was at home, as I’d missed the editor’s first call and had to leave her an after-hours return message, giving her a timeframe to call me before I left for work.  Of course, I was hoping this was going to be “The Call” – and a sale!  But the original call came in on Friday, which meant I had to agonize all weekend before I found out for sure.

 

My husband had left for work already that Monday, so I was home alone at 6:17 a.m. when the phone rang.  And it wasn’t a sale…it was TWO sales!!!!!  (I still get goose bumps just thinking about it!)  This was for my first two books – The Sheriff’s Son and Court Me, Cowboy – and when I got off the phone, I called my husband, which took a while since my hands were shaking too badly to dial the phone.

 

 

Do you have an all-time favorite romance book (not written by you :) )?

 

I don’t think I could pick a favorite of my own, anyhow—I love them all. : )

 

And I just can’t respond to this question as I have so many books and authors I love.

 

 

What are you currently working on, and what else is in the wings?

 

I’m wrapping up the third book in the Hitching Post Hotel series, which will be out in December 2015.  And I’m also plotting several new books, so keep your fingers crossed.

 

 

Where can readers find you?

 

Thanks for asking!  Readers can find me to chat or learn more info about my books here:

 

Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Newsletter ~ Blog ~ Amazon ~ Harlequin ~ Goodreads

 

 

What is your favorite type of ice cream? 

 

Chocolate chip mint.  Yum!

 

 

Ranger or Morelli 

 

Ranger.  Just fell in love with him the first time I saw him on the page.  : )

 Barbara White Daille

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest.  Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom.

 

Barbara’s thrilled to share news about the debut of a brand-new series, The Hitching Post Hotel, about a matchmaking grandpa determined to see his three granddaughters wed.  The series begins in April 2015 with The Cowboy’s Little Surprise, followed by A Rancher of Her Own in July and a third as-yet-untitled book in December.

Joyfully Spotlight Interview with N. J. Walters

Joyfully Spotlight Interview with N. J. Walters

Joyfully Reviewed Welcomes Author N. J. Walters for a Spotlight Interview!

 

What is your most current work out?

Flame of the Phoenix (Samhain Publishing—April 14,2015)

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Tell us a little about Flame of the Phoenix? What inspired you to write Flame of the Phoenix?

 

Flame of the Phoenix is one of three Hades’ Carnival novellas that will release in 2015. I’d originally planned the Hades’ Carnival series to be four books—Night of the Tiger, Mark of the Bear, Pride of the Lion and Howl of the Wolf. But at the end of book four I didn’t feel quite finished. Readers kept writing and asking for more, so I wrote three more novellas—Heart of the Serpent, Flame of the Phoenix and Lure of the Jaguar—to finish off the series.

 

Flame of the Phoenix, Hades’ Carnival, Book 6

Tilly Ledet has long been a friend of the immortal, shape-shifting warriors who follow the Lady of the Beasts, a willing helper in their battle against Hades. But now that Hades is free and unable to touch the warriors, Tilly is fair game.

When Phoenix shows up insisting she drop everything to go into hiding, Tilly balks. Phoenix is strong and courageous, but when she imagines being in his arms, the protective barriers guarding her heart slam down.

For the first time in his immortal life, Phoenix feels fear. Not for himself, but for the woman whose beauty and forthright nature heat both his mind and body. While one kiss easily ignites her passion, claiming her as his own will take more than heat.

It may require a sacrifice that could send them both up in flames.

 

When you start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or do you let the characters dictate what will happen?

I’m mostly a pantser. I know my characters and have an idea about the storyline. When I have the first scene clear in my head I start writing. I don’t really outline at all. The characters always surprise me.

 

What inspired you to write in your genre?  Is this the genre you started writing in or have you morphed to this one?

I’ve been writing mostly contemporary and paranormal romance since I started. I love reading both so it was only natural for me to write them. I have to admit I really enjoy writing paranormal. I love creating the rules for the worlds my characters live in, whether they’re dealing with a five-thousand-year-old curse or they’re a werewolf pack creating a new home for themselves. The possibilities are endless.

 

Who was the toughest character for you to “get right” that you have written so far?

I’m not sure one has been tougher than any other. I’ve had some that have really surprised me over the years. As I’m writing each book I learn about the characters and want to do their story justice. So I guess  my answer is my toughest characters are always the ones I’m writing.

 

Do you draw inspiration for your characters from real life? Any fun stories you could share?

Honestly, I don’t really draw from real  life all that much. As strange as it may sound, my characters are very real to me with their own distinct personalities.

 

What do you find the hardest part of writing?

The hardest part about writing for me is the extra stuff that comes with being a writer—promotion and the business side of it. I love the actual writing and getting to bring new characters and new worlds to life.

 

Name one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you.

The last computer game I played was Chopper Command on an original Atari system back in the 80s. I find computer games extremely stressful so I don’t play them.

 

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Reading. lol Books and chocolate are my two great guilty pleasures.

 

What TV Show/s are you addicted to?

I’m currently hooked on The Blacklist and I absolutely love The Big Bang Theory.

 

Do you have a hobby that you like to try and squeeze in?

Honestly, with reading and writing I don’t get much time for hobbies. I take the occasional class such as weaving and embroidery but there isn’t anything that I pursue on a regular basis.

 

What do you need before you start writing?  Anything that is just a must have or the creative juice don’t flow?

I write first thing in the morning before my mind gets cluttered up with daily living. If I don’t write in the morning, I usually don’t write at all. The computer I write on is a desktop that is not connected to the internet. When I sit there I write. It’s as simple as that.

 

Does music influence your writing?  If so, do any of your stories have a theme song?

I’ve used certain songs and music to get myself in the mood for writing but I need silence in order to write. I find music a distraction when I’m actually working. I do use it to get myself in the right headspace sometimes.

 

Do you write one book from start to finish or are there multiple works underway at any given time?

I write one book at a time from start to finish. I’m not one of those authors who can work on multiple books at a time. I wish I could but it just doesn’t work that way for me.

 

How old were you when you read your first romance book? 

I actually was a little later discovering romance. I read fiction and historical fiction until around 1990. Then I discovered historical romance and from there harlequin romances and the whole romance genre. I haven’t stopped reading romance since.

 

Do you have an all-time favorite romance book (not written by you :) )?

That is so tough. I love anything and everything by Jayne Ann Krentz. I discovered historical romance through her first Amanda Quick book, which led me to her Silhouette and Harlequin books. If not for her books it might have taken me a lot longer to discover the romance genre.

 

What author causes you to “go fan girl”/ squeal over/anticipate upcoming books?

LOL There are really too many to list them all. I love Jayne Ann Krentz, Christine Feehan, Linda Howard, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Nora Roberts, Nalini Singh, J.R. Ward… The list goes on and on.

 

If you still have one of those pesky non writing jobs what is it?

I’ve been fortunate enough to be a full time writer for the past ten years. I love my readers who have made that possible. Before that I worked at a bookstore. :)

 

Do you have a favorite movie you have seen in the last few months and an all-time favorite?

In the past few months, I think my favorite movie has been Guardians of the Galaxy. One of my all-time favorite movies is The Crow.

 

What are you currently working on, and what else is in the wings?

I’m currently working on the next book in my Salvation Pack series. I thought that series would be five books, but I’m already on book six.

 

If you could co-write with another author who would it be?

That’s a tough question. I can’t really name one author over another. I think I’m better suited to writing alone.

 

How did you hear about the “bunnies” at Joyfully Reviewed?

I’ve known Joy since I published my first book. She’s always been a huge supporter of the romance industry. I don’t know any writers who don’t know and love her. I wasn’t surprised when she started Joyfully Reviewed and brought lovers of the romance genre together to celebrate books and authors.

 

Where can readers find you? (Include all links you want, facebook, twitter etc….)

Readers can find me at:

Website: http://www.njwalters.com

Blog: http://www.njwalters.blogspot.com

Newsletter Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awakeningdesires/

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/N.J.WaltersAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/njwaltersauthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/NJWalters

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/njwalters

 

And for the silly side –

What is your favorite type of ice cream? 

 I’m a vanilla gal all the way. :)

 

Ranger or Morelli (if you know to what this refers please answer with which one and why :) )

That’s a tough one. I’d have to say Ranger. He’s a man with a mysterious past, he’s tough and he’s hot. What’s not to love.

 

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