Sunday, August 27, 2017
RW: What’s your story/back story, Meg? Why would someone come up with a story about you?
MK: Why? I have no clue. I’m bisexual, but so are lots of women, and I’m polyamorous, but I don’t think I’m all that unique. Maybe reading about me will help other women accept themselves if that’s the way they swing—I hope so. What’s my back story? I just turned twenty-one, and I’m a small-town Wisconsin girl trying to make it on Broadway.
RW: Can you tell us about your hero or heroine?
MK: LOL! In this book (well, in all the stories in my series) I have one of each! Zach’s my current main squeeze—probably three decades older than me, but what a guy! Then there’s Josie, my drama coach, who’s known Zach a long time; he brought me to her after he saw me at the Community Playhouse in my home town.
RW: What problems do you have to face and overcome in your life?
MK: That’s a curious question. My family didn’t have much when I was growing up, so just keeping my head above water financially was a problem until Zach found me. He’s sponsoring my theater studies in New York, and things are looking up. So, at this point I really don’t have any problems of my own—maybe that’s why I’m so willing to get involved in the problems of other people, like Zach and Josie.
RW: Do you expect your hero and heroine to help, or are they the problem?
MK: Actually, they are precisely the problem: they’ve been dancing around each other for ten years, and it doesn’t take an idiot to see there’s no reason for them not to be together. But getting them to recognize that? Like pulling teeth! Just between you and me, though, I’m having a lot of fun with each of them while I work through what to do next to fan their flames for each other. Right now, they’re having an argument about how to share me!
RW: Where do you live?
MK: Here in New York I have a cute two-bedroom walk-up apartment in Brooklyn, not far from the Brooklyn Gardens. I love my neighborhood—culturally diverse, safe (amazingly), full of unique cafes, boutiques, restaurants… I don’t need a car. I can get anywhere I need on the subway, so the whole city is my apple.
RW: If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?
MK: Right now? I can’t imagine settling down any single place—my life is in front of me, and there’s so much to explore! I want to see the west, I’d like to go on tour with a Broadway play, maybe take a cruise someday, or find a summer theater some place I’m curious about. I do love New York, and even though I just barely got here, I suspect it will always pull me back. It’s where anything that matters in theater is happening, pretty much.
RW: If you came with a warning label, what would it say?
MK: That’s easy. Unsafe at any speed! Actually, I think I’m very safe, but I like to push boundaries. I’d never want to break up anyone else’s relationship, but when I find a relationship in trouble, my antennae go up for how to bring them together, and sometimes the people involved never know what hit them! So far I’ve never missed, though.
RW: Satin, Egyptian cotton, jersey, flannel… What are your favorite sheets?
MK: I’ve never had satin sheets, though I think maybe Josie does; everything she owns is top drawer. When I’m in her bed, though, I’m not exactly focused on the sheets…
I think when I’m more settled, I won’t care so much what my sheets are made of as I will that my bedroom looks inviting and is comfortable, a place for loving.
RW: Hunky heroes or average Joe?
MK: It’s the eyes. I mean, I like a nice body (male or female, don’t forget), and I’m probably not going to get too excited about someone who doesn’t take good care of their body, but what turns me on or off most is their eyes: Warm, inviting, open, honest, caring? I’m in. Their eyes will show me what they’re passionate about.
RW: Party life or quiet dinner for two?
MK: No need to choose—I love both (you had to know I’d swing both ways, right?). With the right person, a softly lit quiet dinner for two…or three, more likely. But sometimes the moment calls for a party, and I’m first in line for that, too.
RW: What are you afraid of?
MK: You would ask. I can’t see the future, but I’m sure someday I’ll want a special love (or loves) of my own, not just for the moment, but for the long haul—and deep down, I’m afraid I won’t be able to find someone who loves and accepts me the way I am and is willing to share me.
RW: Thanks for speaking with me today. And I know you’ll find someone willing to love you, accept you, and share you. There are a lot of good poly people out there.
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A Woman for Zachary
(Meghan’s Playhouse, Book Two)
It’s New York! Broadway beckons, but Meg has more fun keeping an erotic triangle going with her current flame, Zach Cullen, and her drama coach, Josie Patrice.
Zachary Cullen has ignored Josette Patrice’s overtures for years, but she agrees to take on his latest protégé-slash-arm-candy Meghan Keenan in her off-Broadway workshop theater. Though the girl has incredible talent, Josie would stake her reputation on that little thing being a switch-hitter, like herself, and she doesn’t want Zach to be duped. Josie sets out to seduce Meg and expose her for what she is, but all bets are off when Meg turns the tables on Josie to hook her up with Zach.
Josie was shaking her head back and forth before Zach finished speaking. “That’s not enough.”
Zach closed the distance between the two of them.
She pressed her back against the wall, and he placed his palms against it, framing her head. She licked her lips.
What was he doing? She’d imagined him being this close countless times but not in this way. Not in anger. Not struggling with his sense of fairness over sharing another woman. She kept her arms locked at her sides.
“That’s exactly what Meg said. What is enough? Do we draw lots for her?”
Josie shook her head.
“Maybe I can have her even days of the month, and you odd days.”
“That might work.” Josie could hardly breathe. Zach’s male scent was overpowering. She’d agree to almost anything, if he just stayed where he was.
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Monday, August 21, 2017
Anna James @authorannajames Author of The Business of Love and Chasing Memories #ContemporaryRomance #ForevermoreSeries #Suspense
I’d like to welcome Anna James, author of The Business of Love to my blog today.
RW: Tell us about yourself, your family, where you live, etc.
AJ: I’m happily married with five wonderful children and a loveable rescue dog. I live in New England and work full time. I write every chance I can, and love creating stories with strong heroes and heroines who conquer life’s trials and find their happily-ever-afters.
RW: Why did you decide to write? When did you submit your first manuscript and what genre was it?
AJ: I decided to write because I love creating stories. I chose romance because I love reading them and I love that they always have a happy ending. My first manuscript, a contemporary romance, was published in 2010.
RW: How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
AJ: I’d say there’s probably a little bit of me in every book I write. I’m and engineer and I once wrote a female engineer heroine (To Love and Trust Again). When I was younger, I wanted to design wedding dresses. A dream I fulfilled when I designed and made my daughter’s wedding dress. Nicole Bradford, the heroine from Keeping Her Guilty Secret wanted to design wedding dresses. I like cooking. Ashley Bradford, the heroine in A Love Worth Saving, likes to cook.
RW: Tell us about your latest book. What motivated the story? Where did the idea come from? What genre is it? Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?
AJ: I have two novels from Entangled Publishing releasing on August 21, 2017. Even better—they’re both on sale for just $0.99.
They’re The Business of Love, and Chasing Memories: Books One and Two in my Forevermore series.
RW: How many books have you written, how many have been published?
AJ: I’ve written four full-length novels, five novellas and one short story. All but one of the full-length novels has been published. My latest novel is out on submission.
RW: If I were a first-time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with and why?
AJ: Banking on Love, because I loved writing that story!
RW: Are you in control of your characters or do they control you?
AJ: It’s a little bit of both. Sometimes they surprise me and act in ways I never planned on!
RW: What can we expect from you in the future? Where do you hope to be five years from now?
AJ: I’ve started two new contemporary romance series. The first takes place Texas and the second in Maine. As for where I’ll be in five years? Still writing and creating stories readers love to read.
RW: What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries?
AJ: I love going to the lake or the ocean and relaxing in the sun for a few days.
RW: What is your secret guilty pleasure?
AJ: Chocolate! Also, listening to a great audio book (probably a romance novel) while lying in the sun.
RW: City life or country life? E-Book or paperback? Zebras or elephants?
AJ: If I have to choose between the city or country, I’d probably live in the city. The country is too quiet for me, but I’d like visiting for some peace and tranquility once in a while. I don’t live in a big city, though. I live in a suburb. Close enough to visit a major city when I want, or drive to the country for a quick getaway. I’m more of a paperback kind of girl, but I find audiobooks even more enjoyable. Haven’t thought much about whether or not I prefer Zebras to elephants!
RW: Those are all the questions I have for you. Thank you for speaking to me.
AJ: Thanks for hosting me today!
Instead of inheriting the family business after her stepfather’s death, Sophia Hamilton now has to share control with Dante Leone—the man who broke her heart years ago when he found out she was only nineteen to his twenty-eight. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Dante has controlling interest.
Dante doesn’t trust Sophia. She lied to him about her age all those years ago, and it’s clear she isn’t willing to work with him now. But the company needs her, and he likes having her around, no matter how hard it may be for him to admit. When there’s trouble in the company, Dante needs her help, and she agrees if he is willing to offer her equal partnership all the way.
But working together might not be enough, because someone is bent on destroying her family’s legacy and any chance of a future with Dante.
Anna James writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels with strong, confident heroes and heroines who conquer life’s trials and find their happily-ever-after.
She is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America), CTRWA (Connecticut Romance Writers of America), and CORW (Charter Oak Romance Writers).
Anna is married to a wonderful husband who spends countless hours picking up the slack around the house so she can pursue her dream of writing, is the proud mother of five fabulous children, and a big, loveable rescue dog the entire family adores.
Although she’s lived in several locations throughout her life she now calls Connecticut home. When not writing, reading, or plotting, she can be found spending time with family and friends.
The Business of Love
Entangled Publishing: https://entangledpublishing.com/the-business-of-love.html