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Release day for “A Kiss to Build a Dream On.

Welcome and congratulations to Katie Baldwin on the release of A Kiss to Build a Dream On. Enjoy your special day. Looks like another to add to my TBR list!!! And the list goes on and on and on…

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You can purchase Katie’s book at: Amazon/The Wild Rose Press/Barnes & Noble

Blurb:  Bethany Michaels leads a fairly isolated existence, but she longs to be an outgoing and sexually confident woman. When her celebrity crush comes to town, and literally falls at her feet, her prayers seem to be answered. But can she protect her heart while still experiencing true passion?

Hollywood celebrity Aidan Shannon, drunk and lost in small-town Virginia, finds himself in the home of a beautiful woman, and he finds her more than just a little alluring. Bethany is voluptuous and nurturing, fragile, yet steely. And that is a problem for a man who never wants to be tied to another woman again.

Living in the now is good enough for Aidan and Bethany for the short term. When the universe steps in and shows them what’s important, will Aidan take a chance on love a second time around when his girl needs him?

Excerpt:

Well, either she was a crazy fan about to poison him or she was a shapely woman who was about to save him from a diabolical hangover. In for a penny, in for a pound. He eyed the tea one more time before making a decision.

Aidan carefully sipped the tea, unsure what to expect. Before the liquid touched his lips, his stomach clenched. This was going to be dreadful. Not even someone with his acting skill could pretend this tasted good.

“Drink it all, Mr. Shannon, or it won’t help,” the sweetly militant voice cautioned.

“It tastes worse than it smells,” he said, trying not to whimper. But then he realized she had said “Mr. Shannon.” He sighed. “It appears you know who I am.”

“Are you kidding?” The woman before him giggled softly. “The entire town is in ecstasy because you guys are filming your movie here.” She paused as she narrowed her eyes. “Wait a minute. Don’t try to distract me; drink your tea. How about this…? If you drink it, I will make you some eggs.”

He considered arguing but drank the whole thing down like a shot of whiskey.

“Good!” She looked as if she were trying not to laugh when he immediately grabbed the bottle of water and drank a giant slug from it.

“I left a towel and a new toothbrush in the bathroom. Why don’t you take care of yourself, and I’ll meet you in the kitchen.”

“Well, thank you, Ms…?”

The woman smiled. “I’m Bethany Michaels, Mr. Shannon. You are in my home. I found you singing away last night on a bench by the library where I work. I didn’t recognize you right away, I’m sorry to say, but once I did, I tried to get a cab to escort you back to your hotel, but you refused to go. You see…” She paused, as a sweet blush bloomed on her face. “You apparently thought that you and I were going to…to…well, you know. After convincing you that I did not want to “ride the Aidan train,” as you so delicately put it, you somehow convinced me to take you to my place—I’m still not sure how you did that—and you ended up asleep in my guest bed.”

Aidan grimaced. “Ms. Michaels, I—”

“Call me Bethany,” she said, patting him soothingly on the shoulder.

“Bethany, thank you for taking care of me. It means more than you can possibly know.”

“You’re welcome. I admit I’m a fan and am happy to help. I’ll give you some privacy now.”

“Bethany, you’re to call me Aidan then, right? I’m terribly sorry about the ‘train’ remark. Whiskey makes me incorrigible,” Aidan said, smiling.

“Let’s pretend it never happened, shall we? I’ll leave you alone so you can shower.”

“No need to leave, I mean…”—he glanced beneath the sheets at his unclothed body—“you’ve seen me naked so…”

“No! Mr. Sh—I mean Aidan, I most certainly have not! You disrobed yourself after I had already closed the door.” Then she paused, her face reheating. “I mean, well if you don’t count seeing you naked in Robot Warrior. But of course, you don’t mean that. I should go.”

“Bethany, a movie or last night, you’ve already seen me. No need to leave.”

“Are you still drunk? Because you still seem pretty incorrigible to me.”

About Katie:

katie-baldwinKatie Baldwin has a secret life. During the day she is a mild-mannered administrator at a University. By night she writes fantastical tales of romance and mystery. When she is not pacing her home working out dialogue in her mind, she is baking scones and working out dialogue in her mind. Aside from writing, she has a ferocious passion for the Green Bay Packers and Nutella. She can be found on twitter waxing eloquently about all of her passions. Go Pack Go! She can be reached via twitter @katiebwrites.

http://www.authorkatiebaldwin.com

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Author Interview – Joanne Guidoccio – Countdown to her New Release

ONE MORE DAY: Today I’m happy to have Joanne Guidoccio on my blog for her countdown to her new release, A Season for Killing Blondes. This cozy mystery will be released tomorrow, June 12 with The Wild Rose Press. I will definitely be ordering it and look forward to reading it. Make sure to click on the link for her trailer, then the link for her Rafflecopter for chances to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card.

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How did you choose the genre you write? When I started writing short stories and novels, I found it difficult to classify my work. I knew I wasn’t writing traditional science fiction, thrillers, or romance. Instead, my work was a blend of several genres that later morphed into a form of contemporary women’s fiction. But even that classification didn’t fully satisfy me. It wasn’t until late 2012 that I found a more appropriate moniker – boomer lit.

What is boomer lit? It is a sub-genre that features older protagonists and addresses such themes as dating after divorce or widowhood, giving birth after age forty, dealing with multiple generations living in the same house, and launching second (third or fourth) careers. As I get older, I find I enjoy identifying, reading, and writing about older characters. Love and romance spans all ages.

What are your outside interests? When I retired in 2008, I was determined to carve out a very different life for myself, a more balanced life with yin/yang balance. While writing occupies the lion’s share of my time, I also enjoy reading, yoga, scrapbooking, blogging, movies, Toastmasters, artist dates, and meeting friends for leisurely brunches and lunches.

What is on your desk right now? My work has spilled over onto two desks in two separate rooms. In my writing space, I have WIP files, a Pocket Oxford Dictionary, a calendar, a notepad, and my phone. The desk in my den has a potpourri of items: Toastmaster manuals, promotion binders, Writer’s Digest and RWA magazines, scattered business cards and receipts, and an abacus.

Are you a morning, afternoon or night person? Having experimented with different schedules, I have come to the conclusion that I am a hybrid: late morning/early afternoon. I like to be at my writing space by 9:00 a.m. but usually spend thirty to forty-five minutes on Social Media. I get my “best” creative writing done in two separate spurts: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 – 2:30 a.m. When I’m in the flow, I can write 1,000 words in the morning and have the afternoon free for meeting friends and planning other outings. When I’m in the editing and promotion caves, I work in longer blocks (usually in the morning and evening). Sounds like me.

Have you ever had a “plot bunny” where you get an idea and you can’t stop thinking about it until you write it out? All my articles and novels start off as plot bunnies. (BTW…First time I’ve heard the expression and I love it!) I don’t put pen to paper right away. Instead, I let the ideas percolate and contemplate possible characters and storylines. Once I have a protagonist, I give her a name and then come up with title for the manuscript. For my latest WIP, I came up with a complete list and short description of all the characters and then wrote the synopsis.

Do you set goals? As a teacher, I was very diligent about goal setting and tended to over-plan each day. In retirement, I’m much more flexible. While I would like to write 1000 words a day, I don’t beat myself up if life intervenes (as it often does). Looking ahead, I would like to write and release one book a year.

Are you a plotter or a pantser? Explain. I would classify myself as a linear pantser. Before starting any manuscript, I like to have a quasi-structure in place: protagonist and main characters, major plot, outline of the first ten chapters, and a title. I also have a rough idea of the last chapter. But the middle is more flexible. I’m not afraid to let secondary characters take over or introduce another sub-plot.

Do you write long-hand or use a computer or both? I have excellent keyboarding skills and feel more comfortable working on the computer. And I must confess that my writing has become illegible.

ASeasonforKillingBlondes_w9101_750 (2)Blurb
Hours before the opening of her career counseling practice, Gilda Greco discovers the dead body of golden girl Carrie Ann Godfrey, neatly arranged in the dumpster outside her office. Gilda’s life and budding career are stalled as Detective Carlo Fantin, her former high school crush, conducts the investigation.

When three more dead blondes turn up all brutally strangled and deposited near Gilda’s favorite haunts, she is pegged as a prime suspect for the murders. Frustrated by Carlo’s chilly detective persona and the mean girl antics of Carrie Ann’s meddling relatives, Gilda decides to launch her own investigation. She discovers a gaggle of suspects, among them a yoga instructor in need of anger management training, a lecherous photographer, and fourteen ex-boyfriends.

As the puzzle pieces fall into place, shocking revelations emerge, forcing Gilda to confront the envy and deceit she has long overlooked.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/QURgFbybQVw

Buy Links:
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Bio:
In high school, Joanne dabbled in poetry, but it would be over three decades before she entertained the idea Guidoccio 001 of writing as a career. She listened to her practical Italian side and earned degrees in mathematics and education. She experienced many fulfilling moments as she watched her students develop an appreciation (and sometimes, love) of mathematics. Later, she obtained a post-graduate diploma as a career development practitioner and put that skill set to use in the co-operative education classroom. She welcomed this opportunity to help her students experience personal growth and acquire career direction through their placements.

In 2008, she took advantage of early retirement and decided to launch a second career that would tap into her creative side and utilize her well-honed organizational skills. Slowly, a writing practice emerged. Her articles and book reviews were published in newspapers, magazines, and online. When she tried her hand at fiction, she made reinvention a recurring theme in her novels and short stories. A member of Sisters in Crime, Crime Writers of Canada, and Romance Writers of America, Joanne writes paranormal romance, cozy mysteries, and inspirational literature from her home base of Guelph, Ontario.

Where to find Joanne:
Website: http://joanneguidoccio.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joanneguidoccio
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjoanneguidoccio
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanneguidoccio
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jguidoccio/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7277706.Joanne_Guidoccio

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Interview with Joyce Holmes

Joyce HolmesToday I have the pleasure of interviewing Joyce Holmes. Joyce is one of our neighbors to the north, living in the beautiful Okanagan region of British Columbia with her husband and small dog, Roxy. This multi-published, award-winning author is living her dream of being a stay-at-home writer. Photography and blogging about her travels are two of

Lake Okanagan from Kelowna Mountain

Lake Okanagan from Kelowna Mountain

her passions, along with visiting her kids and grandkids. The pictures below of the area she lives in, were taken by Joyce. Dare to Risk it All is published with The Wild Rose Press. Show No Weakness and It’s Complicated are with Secret Cravings Publishing.

Welcome to my blog, Joyce. I love the pictures you took and sent me.

Thank you for having me here today, Tina.

How long have you been writing? Did you stop and start, or write continuously? I started writing about seventeen years ago and wrote six stories (and then rewrote several of them). After several years, with none of the big publishing houses showing interest in them, I gave up. With the emergence of small press publishers, I decided to give writing a go again in 2011. I rewrote one of my favorite stories and it was published in 2012. I’ve since written a sequel to that one and rewritten two of my original stories. Two of them have been published, and one is currently in the submission process.

Kayaking at Sutherland Bay

Kayaking at Sutherland Bay

How do you handle rejections? What do you do to keep yourself from giving up? I’ve come to expect them, so after a brief flash of disappointment, I don’t give them much thought. In the early days, I got what were deemed ‘good’ rejection letters. They gave detailed explanations of what worked and what didn’t, and often included an offer to read more of my work. So they were helpful and encouraging. Nowadays, they’re mostly form letters, which give no insight into why they rejected the story, so those ones are more disappointing. I did give up for about five years. Mostly because my life got too busy and I felt writing for publication was a waste of time. Now that I’ve been published three times, I have more confidence in my work. I also put no pressure or expectations on myself. I keep it fun. That’s why I started writing in the first place. It’s nice when rejections come with constructive

Rock Owens at Scenic Canyon

Rock Owens at Scenic Canyon

criticism.

Do you enter contests? Do you find them helpful? Have you won any? I used to enter a lot of contests for unpublished writers years ago when I first started writing. I never won any, but did place well in most of them and often the comments were insightful. I entered my first published book, Show No Weakness, into two contests: the EPIC Book Competition and the Chanticleer Book Reviews’ 2013 Chatelaine Blue Ribbon Writing Competition, which it finaled in. It also won 1st place in the 2012 RONE awards, which a book is automatically entered into if it receives a 4 star or better review from InD’Tale Magazine. My second book, It’s Complicated, is currently in the voting round for this year’s RONE award. I haven’t entered it or my newest release, Dare to Risk All, in any contests so far. Winning a RONE is pretty impressive!

Lake Okanagan Waterfront

Lake Okanagan Waterfront

Do you go to conferences? I’ve only gone to two conferences. The Surrey International Writer’s Conference in 2003, where I had the pleasure of meeting Diana Gabaldon. And the Sweet & Spicy Conference in Ottawa in 2006, where I attended a workshop by then president of the RWA, Gayle Wilson. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a conference, partly because there aren’t any big ones in my neck of the woods and it can be difficult to get away to the distant ones. It’d be nice, one day, to attend a conference as a published author. Maybe someday we’ll meet at one, but I can imagine getting to one from where you live is difficult.

joyce holmes officeWhere do you write and what does you space look like? Now that my boys have all left home, I’ve converted our smallest bedroom (and it is small) into an office. I work on a laptop with an attached keyboard, and I have two overflowing bookshelves and a filing cabinet in there as well.
There is an old desk with a laptop on it. It’s not the most ergonomic space, that’s for sure. But I’ve done what I can by raising the laptop to eyelevel; I’ve positioned a book across the opened right-hand drawer to use as a mousepad, and the keyboard rests at an angle on the open middle drawer. Really high-tech, I know, but it works amazingly well. The desk also has reference books, a stack of paper for quick notes, a clock, calendar (to track my storyline) and penholder. And most important, pics of my grandkids.

What time of day do you write? Are you a morning or afternoon person? I write mostly in the afternoon. I’m on my desktop computer first thing in the morning for an hour or so, doing emails and social media, then depending on my day, I try to write after lunch. When I’m lucky I can get three or four solid hours in, but usually it’s about half that much. If I’m on deadline, I might work all day. As much as I wish I was, I’m definitely not a morning person. Energy levels are low and the brain doesn’t fully function when I first get up. And as I get older I’m not so great in the evenings either, tending to gravitate to the TV or a book. Creatively, I function best between 10 and 6.

Layercake Mountain

Layercake Mountain

Does your family support of understand your writing? My hubby and sons aren’t readers and think writing is rather torturous so they don’t understand how I could possibly enjoy either activity, but they’re all very supportive. My mom and my many siblings are my biggest fans, most of whom read and love my books. I’m lucky that way.

What are the reactions to people when they find out you write romance? When someone finds out I’m an author, they seem impressed and almost always ask what type of stories I write. As soon as I say romance, the conversation usually dwindles. It’s rather sad that people still look down their noses at romance, but I don’t try to defend the genre. If a person isn’t interested, it’s their loss. I agree wholeheartedly.

What happens when you get a story idea? I can’t focus on more than one story at a time, so if I’m not at the point where I can start on that new idea, I make lots of notes, either on paper or the computer. Sometimes I even write out entire scenes if I think it’s important not to forget. Unfortunately what can happen is by the time I get around to working on those ideas, I might have a real mess of notes to sort through. But I guess that’s better than losing the thought completely. If you’re like me and make notes long-hand, you probably can’t read them later. I’m terrible at that.

Lake Okanagan

Lake Okanagan

Are you a plotter or a pantser? I plot by the seat of my pants. Basically I have to have at least the main plot points figured out before I start writing. I know my beginning and ending and usually a few scenes in between, but as I write, things take the occasional turns so I have to adjust for that. Some stories, like the one I just finished, take on a life of their own and never want to end. Others are a little skinny on subplots and I have to work harder to make sure there’s enough substance, so I’m pantsing as I go along. Once the story is complete, I go back and make sure all loose plot strings are tied up to my satisfaction. This can sometimes mean adding more scenes or even a subplot I hadn’t originally thought of. Sounds like the way I write.

What is your WIP? I’m barely 2000 words into a new story. It’s a sequel to my first two books, set in Vancouver. Ryan Porter made an appearance in my second book and he’s getting his own story, where he’s decided to keep a pretty important aspect of his life secret.

Roxy is 12 years old, weighs 3.5 pounds, is blind, and has no teeth. But she has to play ball every day.

Roxy is 12 years old, weighs 3.5 pounds, is blind, and has no teeth. But she has to play ball every day.

Thank you for being with me today, Joyce.

I enjoyed it. Thank you for having me.

Show No Weakness: Can a forever kind of girl and a for-the-moment kind of guy take a risk on love?

Blurb: Tessa Caldwell’s carefully structured world is thrown into chaos when the handsome stranger she had an uncharacteristic fling with reappears in her life. Ben not only gets the promotion she thought was hers, but is also intent on resuming their physical relationship. Although Tessa’s rational mind insists on a professional association, both her heart and her traitorous body have other ideas. Can her sensible nature possibly win against such temptation?
Memories of the petite blonde with large, blue eyes have haunted Ben Dunham for months. When he transfers to her branch, he anticipates picking up where they left off. Reality doesn’t match memory when the cool and collected lady wants no part of him. If he intends to pursue Tessa, he has to earn her trust. The problem is, Ben carries a dark and dangerous secret. How does he get Tessa to trust him when he can’t trust himself?

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Amazon page:
http://www.amazon.com/Joyce-M.-Holmes/e/B008H5HTV8/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1402703325&sr=8-1

Goodreads page:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6431862.Joyce_M_Holmes

Blog:
http://JoyceHolmes.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/Joyce.M.Holmes
https://twitter.com/Joyce_Holmes

Buy links:
Publisher:
http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=6123

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http://www.amazon.com/Dare-Risk-All-Joyce-Holmes-ebook/dp/B00TBVQEG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424381008&sr=8-1&keywords=dare+to+risk+all

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dare-to-risk-all-joyce-m-holmes/1121218050?ean=2940150071254

Show No Weakness It's Complicated

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Interview with new author, Anita Kidesu

perf5.000x8.000.inddToday I have newly published author, Anita Kidesu, on my blog. Her first book, South Seas Seduction was released on Friday, March 13th. I spoke with her several times over the week and heard the excitement in her voice increase until that magic day her ‘baby’ was born.

I met Anita nearly four years ago when I attended my first Romantic Times Convention. I was an ‘aspiring author,’ and Anita came as a reader. It her first convention, too. We met while standing in one of the many lines that are part of the convention. We had the same interest in genres and liked many of the same authors. Because she is from Southern Wisconsin, we also share a love of the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers. The following year I was surprised to see she was attending as an ‘aspiring author,’ not a reader. The convention, where she met many authors, inspired her to follow a hidden dream – writing romance.

Welcome, Anita, and congratulations on your first release. I’m thrilled for you.

Thank you for having me here today. It’s fun and exciting being interviewed so soon after the release of my book.

Tell me a little about yourself: I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Wisconsin. I have a pet hamster named Digger, who buries himself in his shavings when my two cats, Midnight and Charlie come to hassle him. I enjoy reading, watching people, fishing, jogging, playing board games, and going out with my friends.

Who or what inspired you to write? I was raised by my grandparents after my parents were killed in a plane crash when I was six. My grandfather gave me my

What I imagine the pool to look like in the book.

What I imagine the pool to look like in the book.

love of the Packers, building things from wood, and running. My grandmother taught me to love books, fishing, camping, and writing. While she was never published, she was always working on honing her craft. She enjoyed teaching her students how to write well-crafted and edited stories and even had a students become published. Including you? I guess I can say yes to that. After I signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press, I learned a lot about the process of being published, something no one can understand until they’ve gone through all the steps.

What is the title and genre? It’s an erotica called “South Seas Seduction.”

An erotica? What does your grandmother think of that? If she were still with us, she’d be cheering me on. Probably giving me a few tips. My grandma was quite a woman.

Can you tell me about it in three sentences or less? “One woman, three men. A deserted island. What’s a woman to do?”
I read the book already and loved it. Hot, hot, hot.

Why did you start writing erotica? It didn’t start out that way, but as I wrote more and more, the love scenes became hotter and hotter. When I pitched the book, the editor said it sounded like an erotica. So, it just simply happened. It wasn’t something I set out to do.

Where do you like to write? Mostly in my office at home. Or in my recliner with my laptop until my cats try to sit on my lap. I try to write at work. Unless it’s winter, I’ll go out to my car and write on my breaks. In the winter, I’ve sat in the bathroom at work and written. In the summer, I like to go to the park and find a shade tree to sit under. I find a lot of characters and story ideas watching people. I always have a notebook in my car, and I’ve written while being stuck at a train crossing. I believe if a person wants to or has the desire to, he or she will find the time and place to write.

IMG_9759Tell me about your writing space. I live in a small, no make that a tiny, two-bedroom apartment. After my grandmother died, my grandfather gave me her roll-top desk. I guess it’s more like a secretary. It sits in between two windows in the extra bedroom. On the top of the desk is a Joe Bonamassa statue, a basket of chocolate, tea warmer, a bobble-head dog that used to ride in the rear window of Grandma’s fin-tipped caddie. Most of the walls are lined with bookshelves, but since I’ve run out of room for my books, they are piled on the floor throughout the room. They’re even piled in the cats’ beds since they never use them.

Is there anything we wouldn’t find in another writer’s office? Besides Joe and the dog? I have a bottle of some icky-tasting stuff to put on my fingers IMG_9756because when I’m editing or thinking about my next ideas, I bite my nails. I’m trying to break the habit.

Do you write long-hand, use a PC or a laptop? I tend to make notes, and do my character profiles and conflict charts with pen and paper. Otherwise, I write the book solely on my laptop. I like to take it with me to work so I can write during my breaks.

Do you listen to music when you write? I usually listen to classical when I’m writing, otherwise I enjoy blues and blues/rock.

What do your friends think about your writing erotica? Because my full-time job is very public, only my closest friends know my pen name and what I write. When I first started writing romance (it wasn’t erotica then), I told everyone, fellow students, colleagues, boyfriends.

What were their reactions? The women thought it was fun, the men thought of only one thing.

Sex? Yes. I got tired of comments like: “So, how do you research your love scenes?” “If you need any help, let me know.” Wink, wink. Especially now that my writing has morphed into erotica, I keep what I do under wraps. I’m not sure how I’m going to hide my excitement when my book comes out. I know I’m going to want to tell every person I see.

What happens when you get an idea? If I’m lucky, I’m near my computer or a piece of paper. I have a folder with all my ideas in it.
What if you don’t have paper and pen handy? Can you remember your ideas until you get some? Oh my, no. Unless I write it down right away, it’s gone forever. I’ve written notes on napkins. Receipts. Inside book covers, which kills me, but a writer does what she has to do. Once, while out to dinner, I got this great idea and needed to write it down immediately. I grabbed a pen from a waitress and wrote the idea on the arm of my date.
Oh, my. I’ve written down ideas like that, but never on my husband’s arm. What was your date’s reaction? Let’s just say the relationship didn’t last. In hindsight, I probably should have used my own arm.

books-pile-4859921What do you like to read? Do you ready only erotica? What’s on your keeper shelf? I read everything except science fiction and paranormal, although I’ve been drawn into a few books that I didn’t realize were paranormal, but were so well written, they sucked me in. I fell in love with Janet Evanovich, so I have all her books on my keeper shelf. I also like LaVeryle Spencer, Nora Roberts, Christie Craig, Iris Johansen, Tess Gerritson. There are so many I enjoy. I finding more and more with my new publisher, too. Recently I read an very good romantic mystery, “Riding for Love,” by . . . let’s see if I can remember her name . . .Gee, I guess that would be you, wouldn’t it?

I’m blushing. What are you working on now? I recently sent off another erotica called “The Ranch” to my editor at The Wild Rose Press. She has sent it back for revisions before I’m offered a contract. I do know they want a different title. Right now I have no idea what it’ll be. I have a short story to write for them for their Valentine’s Anthology for 2016. I also want to start working on a sequel to “The Ranch” and am thinking about making it a series.

Have you received any rejections? How did you handle them? Like most, or should I say all writers who’ve bitten the bullet and sent out a manuscript to a publisher, I’ve received my share of rejection slips. Of course, now they come in e-mails. The first one hurt. My grandmother used to say that rejection slips build character, makes us better writers. As my writing improved, the rejection letters did, too, until one day, I got an e-mail that said . . . “We loved the first three chapters, please send us the full manuscript.” I was on my lunch break and nearly burst a vein keeping my excitement in. I was ecstatic. My friend came over that night and we celebrated over a few wines. Glasses? No bottles. Sounds like it was fun. It was, but I didn’t get any writing done the next day. Although I’m sure I could have written a convincing hang-over scene.

What did you do on Friday to celebrate? Since I had to work all day, I got up early to check to make sure the book was live on Amazon, B&N, and The Wild Rose Press. I jumped around the living room squealing and crying a little. At work I checked on line as often as I could and posted what I could. I know you posted a lot for me. Thank you. It was rather a let down after work. Since I didn’t want to tell anyone and my closest friend was out of town, I spent the evening alone. Drank a few glasses of wine, burned a pizza in the oven, and ended up eating popcorn and chocolate.

This is like the bobble-head dog my grandmother had in her window of her car.

This is like the bobble-head dog my grandmother had in her window of her car.

Thank you for joining me, Anita. Good luck with “South Seas Seduction” and future books. I’ll be sure to have you back with future releases.

Thank you letting me babble about myself.

Blurb: Sheltered all her life as the daughter of an ambassador, Emma Labonte boards a small plane on a trip from Australia. One hijacking and a plane crash later, she finds herself on a deserted island and stranded with three different yet equally sexy men. With no hope for rescue, the four begin to carve a semblance of a life in their tropical setting. Closeness breeds curiosity, and naive Emma begins to wonder what it would be like to be loved by these three men. The adventurer Jack, Toby the intelligent doctor, and shy English professor Steve–each carve a special place in her heart. When her three men launch seduction in the South Seas, how can she resist?

Buy links for South Seas Seduction:
The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/wildcatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200_156&products_id=1039
Amazon:http://tinyurl.com/n6wgqhu
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/anita-kidesu

Here are Anita’s Links:
Website: anitakidesu.com
Blog: anitakidesu.blogspot.com
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