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Romance Weekly – February 18 #lovewritechat


Today’s questions are from Susan Peterson Wisnewski.

How did you get the idea for your book?

Get comfortable, you asked for it….I wanted to brand myself as an author of steamy contempories and erotic shorts. I’d already written a contemporary set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, affectionately known as OBX and my home away from home. With a mysterious history of pirates and shipwrecks and The Lost Colony, the area lent itself to a paranormal story. Add to that a Native American legend about a white deer believed to be the spirit of Virginia Dare.

A shifter theme began to gel and from there, I envisioned a descendant of the Croatans as a doe with special healing powers. And of course all shifters are hot-blooded, so it had to be erotic.

White Doe is an e-book novella and my only published story to date, but it helped me define my “Drifting Desires” brand.

How did you decide on the title?

Whew, an easy question. White Doe was the working title and became the book title for obvious reasons. Also, there’s only a couple of books with the same title making it an easy search on e-book retailers.

What motivated you to get the book completed and published?

Wonderful question. Now I have opportunity to thank my friends! I wrote two full length novels before I gained the courage to join an RWA chapter. The members of Chesapeake Romance Writers are friendly and down to earth. Our PRO mentor gave me her opinion on what needed to be fixed to get the story published. And the critique group has taught me so much in the past year and a half. If you’re a romance writer in coastal Virginia and are looking for a group, I hope you’ll consider coming to a meeting and joining us.

White Doe is currently on sale for 99¢ on Amazon. For you highlander fans, Kate RobbinsBound to the Highlander, is being released February 26. Please hop on over as she’s answering the same Romance Weekly questions about her novel at http://katerobbinsauthor.com.


Romance Weekly #lovewritechat


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.’

1.      What made you start writing romance as opposed to any other genre of literature?

The movie that inspired me to write (Gladiator) was in essence a romance…in between head lopping. I’m an action movie fan by nature and love incorporating those elements into my stories.

2.      Why do you think romance continues to be a market leading genre?

Partly because I think more women than men read for pleasure and escape. They believe in love, and most romances give the reader a happily ever after…unless you’re reading a Nicolas Sparks novel.

3.      In what way do you see romance today reflecting the way women’s role in society has changed?

Heroines written in romances today are empowered like their real world counterparts holding influential roles in society ranging from the military, science and medicine to the corporate world, and athletics. It really makes for interesting and diversified characters.

Hope you’ve enjoyed my answers for this week’s Romance Weekly questions.  If you have a question you’d like to know, leave a comment. Thanks for visiting Romance Weekly.  DJ

Nina MasonPlease check out author, Nina Mason’s website for her unique perspective of this week’s questions at http://ninamasonromance.blogspot.com