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Romance Weekly February 11 #lovewritechat

 
RomanceWeekly “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 questions in the comment box.”

Do you have a favorite character from any of your books?

I love writing from the hero’s point of view, probably because I’ve been told I think like a lot like a guy. I’d have to say my favorite is Ray from my pre-published novel, Hot as Blazes. He has a quiet self-assured demeanor that commands respect. Although a fit and handsome firefighter, he sees himself as an average guy. There is only room for one woman in his heart and he’s patiently waiting for her to return. And there’s where the story begins… 

If you were him/her what would you have done differently in their situation?

I might have disregarded Jo’s insistence to handle things on her own and flown out to California when I thought she was in trouble. But then there wouldn’t have been much left to the story.

Do you believe in the traditional HEA (Happily Ever After) or do you think sometimes characters don’t need (or maybe deserve) them?

When reading romance, I want and expect a happily ever after or at least the presumption of one.  I’ve boycotted romance authors who withheld an HEA, expecting me to purchase the sequel.

As a writer, my job is to elevate the conflict until my characters achieve growth and complete their arc. At that point, I believe they should reap the benefits.  Day to day life doesn’t always turnout like we want, no matter how hard we try.

The happily ever after is why I enjoy reading romance. In the real world there’s just a flat tire waiting with a kindly looking serial killer offering to help…

Please hop on over to see what the amazing multi-published author, Katie O’Connor, has to say!

 
 

Romance Weekly #lovewritechat

RomanceWeeklyIn today’s Romance Weekly authors answer questions about the strange, the exciting and the cerebral aspects of their writings.

What is the weirdest question you have been asked about writing?

Since I write under a pen name, most people don’t know I’m an author.  I did have one guy ask, “Do you write that woman’s porn stuff?”

I replied, “Hell yeah! Now on your knees, monkey boy!” **cracks whip**

No seriously, I write steamy contemporary and some erotic shorts, but. I’ve discovered people who don’t read romance lump it all into one category, if they recognize it at all.

What has been the most exciting thing about your writing career so far?

Thus far, being published has been the most exhilarating experience along with my first cover. I may not be a dominatrix, but I am a cover slut. I adore the cover of my debut novella, White Doe. The cover artist included every aspect I asked for and even a little more as my heroine’s ample cleavage proves.

I do suggest authors have a blog/website and be active on social media to have their name in cyber world before being published. Promotion and cultivating a fan base is delicate act with so many writers vying for readers and I’m still learning…

Do you get your story ideas from real life or real people? If not, where do they come from? 

Sometimes from real life events, other times the idea comes as a concept or character from film or literature that inspired me. I wrote a short story about a real life event that happened to my husband before we met which would get a four hot pepper rating.

Professions involving action tend to play into my characterizations. Intrigued by firefighters, I turned my washed up surfer heroine into another type of adrenaline junkie in my prepublished novel, Hot as Blazes. Currently, I’m working on a military romance.

Hope you had fun reading my blog today and will hop on over to check out author, Nina Mason’s answers. Return next Tuesday to Romance Weekly where writers answer more readers’ questions. I love comments or if you have a question you’d like answered, please leave a message.