Sunday, February 26, 2017
LA REMENICKY @remenickywrites #RomancewithaTwist #ContemporaryRomance #ParanormalRomance
RW: Tell us about yourself, your family, where you live, etc.
LR: Thanks for having me here on your blog. I’m a wife and mom to two furbabies—Bella (German Shephard/Black Lab mix) and Rainy (English Masiff). We live in Northeast Indiana (our town has been called the world’s largest truck stop) is our home, at least until we decide to move. As we’ve lived here all our lives it may be a while before that happens. I’m the awkward one who never knows what to say—I definitely write better than I talk.
RW: We’re almost neighbors! I'm at the other end of the Tri-State. We should get together when one of us travels north or south.
Meanwhile, who are your favorite characters among the books you’ve written?
LR: That’s a hard question as they are all special in different ways. If I have to choose one I guess it would be Jackson McKenna from Invisible. A violent event changes the course of his life forever for the better.
RW: Why did you decide to write?
LR: I thought about it for years. I’ve always had an active imagination—when I was younger I used to imagine my own plotlines for the shows I watched on television. (Of course I was the heroine and I was rescued by the hero/es and we lived happily ever after.) Back in high school a couple of friends and I started writing a story told in letters between three friends. Little did I know one of my friends continued to add to it over the years. One day she mentioned that she had written more to the story and asked if I wanted to read it. Of course I wanted to read it! Then she mentioned a little thing called NaNoWriMo and explained how it was a “competition” to write 50,000 words in a month. I’m like, “Okay, I’ll do it with you. How do I sign up?”. November 2013 I wrote over 50K words and that mess eventually turned into Saving Cassie. I originally self-published and went on to publish two more myself. In 2015 I hooked up with Lavish Publishing when they changed owners and I am releasing my sixth book the beginning of April. Hard to believe a story started in high school led to this.
RW: Would you like to write a different genre or sub-genre than you do now?
LR: I would love to write a horror novel—I’m a huge Stephen King fan. Unfortunately, I have yet to come up with a plot for one. Maybe someday. That’s the beauty of indie publishing—I can publish it myself and not worry if a publisher thinks it is “worthy.”
RW: Tell us about your latest book. What motivated the story? Where did the idea come from?
LR: My latest release was Last Chance Christmas, a novella inspired by characters from Invisible. When I finished Invisible, I knew there was more to the relationship between Brent and Jordan and I was right. The story was originally going to be in an anthology but I couldn’t get it finished in time. Luckily, Lavish liked it and released it the week before Christmas.
RW: If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
LR: I would love to live on a beach somewhere. There would have to be shade as I would look like a lobster after about ten minutes but I love being near the water. The smell of saltwater, the crash of waves, it’s incredibly relaxing. Currently, I would love to live in Hawaii. It looks so beautiful and there is so much more than just the beaches.
RW: I can tell you from painful experience, you’d better have plenty of money if you want to live in Hawaii. It’s a great place to visit—for about three weeks. But, maybe I’m prejudiced. I was there as a Navy wife and I lost both my parents and had both my kids while we were stationed there. Between grieving and wacked-out hormones, I probably wouldn’t have been happy anywhere.
But please, tell us about your latest book, including its genre. Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?
LR: Where There’s Faith is book three in my Fairfield Corners series. It’s a contemporary small-town romance with a twist of paranormal. The Fairfield Corners books are all stand-alone stories that take place in the same small Indiana town. Each story follows a different couple—Where There’s Faith is the story of Robert Newlin and Faith McMillan. This one took me a year to write—getting Robbie’s mindset correct took some time. Release date is April 4, 2017. Goodreads link: http://smarturl.it/FateSteppedInGR
RW: If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
LR: Caution: Can go from zero to bitch in 2.3 seconds. Sometimes that Irish red-head temper rears it’s ugly head.
RW: What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?
LR: Leaving something tangible in this world. Opening a box of paperbacks is a feeling like no other—satisfying and scary at the same time. It’s my baby being released into the world—will it be loved, hated, or ignored?
RW: Hunky heroes or average Joe?
LR: Both! Depends on the day and my mood.
RW: Party life or quiet dinner for two?
LR: Definitely a quiet dinner for two—I’m not much of a party animal.
Loving Jessie’s Girl ~ Love On The Double Book 1
Until AJ Monroe left Indiana after college he always lived in his identical twin brother’s shadow. He made a life for himself in Denver, Colorado, away from Jessie, away from Indiana. But when AJ feared for his brother’s safety, he left everything behind to step back into the shadow he thought he had outgrown. Finding his brother was AJ’s only concern...until he met Jessie’s girl.
Fiercely independent, Rina Abbot hid her true situation from everyone, including her best friend, Jessie. Out of money and unable to care for her rescue dogs she had no choice but to accept the help of the handsome stranger with a familiar face. Afraid to trust him, she tried to ignore the feelings he stirred within her as they searched for his missing brother.
But secrets never stay secrets for long. Finally open about their feelings for each other, Rina’s secrets begin to wreak havoc on their lives. Will Rina’s secrets force AJ to give up his dream of loving Jessie’s girl?
L.A. Remenicky ~ Love Stories With A Twist
L.A. Remenicky is a wife and mother of two fur kids. An avid reader all her life, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When she’s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the background, she can usually be found spending time with her family and friends.
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