Monthly Archives: July 2012

Highlights from the 2012 RWA Conference and a Winner…

Sarah Andre

On TV we often see cops cracking jokes at the scene of a homicide. Guess what? It’s authentic. One of the automatic responses to the horror of dealing with fatalities is to use humor. Crass, black, sick, hilarious, sarcastic…doesn’t matter. Humor allows them to “disassociate” from the grisly aspects of their job.

HOW COPS COPE was an incredibly informative RWA session I attended last week. Margaret A. Taylor (nicknamed Ma), former CHP officer who’s now a special agent with the CA DOJ shared some of her street experiences and how cops deal with the constant adrenalin, shock and risk they face daily.

We learned that Disassociation is when the body goes on autopilot and the mind goes somewhere else. Condition Black is paralyzed into inactivity, unaware of your surroundings, even someone next to you shouting your name. And we all know soldiers can suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) but Ma assured us cops do too.

She provided interesting police codes and lingo used in CA. 1180 is a major injury accident. 1010 is the blanket they use to cover a body, OIS– Officer Involved Shooting. Ma was funny, frank and hugely informative. Her personal stories had me glued to my seat! Check out her blog: www.MATaylor1010.com  1010…get it?

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Rachel Grant

Movies romance authors love…  

Clips from various movies were shown during the RITA® and Golden Heart® award ceremony.  Based on very unscientific evidence (the level of squeals and shouts from the audience with each new clip) I think The Princess Bride was the most favored movie, followed by Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice.

As someone who lists The Princess Bride on my website as my favorite movie ever, I totally understand the first, but ::ducking:: I’ve never seen the Pride and Prejudice miniseries, and ::gives up on ducking and heads straight for the closet to hide:: I’ve never finished reading the book.  Based on the audience reaction, I’m afraid admitting this might get my RWA membership revoked.

This makes me wonder, as a romance writer, which movies do I really need to watch?  As my to-be-read pile is already huge, I think we should skip the idea of me finishing the book. 🙂

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Krista Hall

OUR NEWEST K&T WINNER IS….Donnas1!

Congratulations, Donnas1!
We’re sending you J.D. Robb’s 2012 RITA® winner: NEW YORK TO DALLAS!
Please click on the Contact Us page within the next 10 days to let us know which ebook format (Kindle or Nook) you prefer.

K&T congratulates ALL of this year’s RITA® and Golden Heart® nominees and winners!

A special thank you to the Golden Heart® Romantic Suspense nominees who so generously shared their opening lines with us last week and to our commenters for the lively discussions and excellent suggestions for our TBR lists!

Sneak Peek at Golden Heart® RS Nominees’ Opening Lines

Today you’re in for a special treat: a sneak peek at some of the most exciting up-and-coming writers in the romantic suspense genre. It’s likely these 2012 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® romantic suspense nominees will be in the next wave of debut authors we’ll be adding to our stack of “must read” books so I asked them to share the first line of their nominated novels with us today.

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BODY OF EVIDENCE by Rachel Grant

 “Rise, Mara Garrett.”

www.booksbyrachelgrant.com

CHEMICAL ATTRACTION
by Mary Oldham

At precisely 9:00 a.m., Dr. Devlin Gallagher pushed through the massive glass doors, which opened into the modern chrome and granite lobby of the company that bore his name.

www.maryoldham.com

EDGE OF DECEPTION
by Elizabeth Bemis

FBI Special Agent Draghana Yenichek’s chest locked in paralyzing rage as her gaze swept the bloody body of a young woman, making each breath a triumph, each coherent thought a victory.

www.elizabethbemis.com

EXPOSURE by Robena Grant

 The Salton Sea, isolated and stinky, could be downright beautiful.

www.robenagrant.com

 IN WOLF’S CLOTHING by Sally Eggert

 Lenny was holding court by the dartboard, the undisputed king of loveable drunks.

www.sallyeggert.com

RESCUING REMBRANDT by Jean Willet

 He wasn’t going to steal this time.

www.jeanwillet.com

ROGUE’S RETURN by Sharon Wray

Juliet’s house had disappeared.

www.sharonwray.com

SPY IN THE HAREM by Diana Belchase

Run.

www.dianabelchase.com

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The manuscripts of these eight writers were judged by romance writers to be the very best unpublished romantic suspense novels of the hundreds of entries submitted to the competition this year. The winner of the romantic suspense Golden Heart® award will be announced Saturday at the RWA awards ceremony in Anaheim. Three of our K&T authors—Sharon, Rachel & Diana—are among the nominees this year! Kiss&Thrill congratulates the 2012 Golden Heart® nominees! Thank you for letting us have a special preview of your awesome manuscripts! Good luck tomorrow—you are all winners in my opinion!

I always read the first line of a book before I decide to buy it. How about you? What draws you to a book? Is it the first sentence or paragraph? The title or cover? The blurb on the back? One lucky commenter this week will win an e-book (Amazon/BN) of the romantic suspense novel awarded the 2012 RITA®. 

In celebration of the RWA annual conference this week, the winning commenter will be randomly selected from the comments on Tuesday through Friday until 5 pm EDT and announced next Tuesday!

Join us next week when K&T authors share the latest romantic suspense news coming out of the 32nd Annual RWA Conference! And find out if you’re the lucky winner of the 2012 RITA awarded romantic suspense e-book!

You Had Me At Hello–2012 RITA® Nominees’ Opening Lines

For me, a book’s “hello” is that opening line on page one: those first delicious words that invite me into another world. Some books open with action; others with dialogue or even setting. But whether with a whisper or a shout, there is power in those first words of hello. They make me ask, “And then what happened?”

Today at Kiss&Thrill, we are showcasing the eight romantic suspense novels nominated by published authors for the final round of the Romance Writers of America’s 2012 RITA® competition. Each of these novels had me at hello. Read the opening lines and I’m sure they’ll have you too!

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HIDDEN AWAY by Maya Banks
Berkley Publishing Group Sensations; Cindy Hwang, Editor

There were any number of men who would do any job Marcus Lattimer wanted done.

HOT ZONE by Catherine Mann
Sourcebooks Casablanca; Deb Werksman, Editor

The world had caved in on Amelia Bailey.

HUSH by Cherry Adair
Pocket Star; Lauren McKenna, Editor

Three things happened simultaneously: the soft, warm curve of a woman’s bare ass tucked enticingly against Zakary Stark’s good-morning-happy-to-feel-you erection, the familiar gut-wrenching realization that she was the wrong woman, and the cold hard metal of a gun barrel pressed to his temple.

NEW YORK TO DALLAS by J.D. Robb
Penguin Putnam; Leslie Gelbman, Editor

While a late-summer storm bashed against her single skinny window, Lieutenant Eve Dallas wished for murder.

SECRETS OF BELLA TERRA by Christina Dodd
New American Library; Kerry Donovan, Editor

With the precision of a surgeon, he sank the screw into the aged cork, curling it around and around; his experience had taught him to go so far and no further.

TRUE COLORS by Joyce Lamb 
Berkley Publishing Group Sensations; Wendy McCurdy, Editor

Alex Trudeau spotted the flashing lights of a police cruiser and pulled onto the shoulder of the beach road.

TRUE SHOT by Joyce Lamb
Berkley Publishing Group Sensations; Wendy McCurdy, Editor

Zoe was dead.

WHERE ALL THE DEAD LIE by J.T. Ellison
Harlequin MIRA; Adam Wilson & Miranda Indrigo, Editors

Dear Sam, There is a moment in every life that defines, shapes, transcends your previous spirit, molding you as if from newborn clay.

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Kiss&Thrill congratulates all the authors and editors nominated for the 2012 RITA®! Up to 1,200 novels published in 12 sub-genres were nominated for the prestigious RITA® award and the  winners will be announced at a ceremony this Saturday in Anaheim at the 32nd Annual Romance Writers of America conference. 

How many of the nominated books have you read? What suspense novel had you at hello? Share the opening line with us. One lucky commenter will win an e-book (Amazon/BN) of the romantic suspense novel awarded the 2012 RITA®.

In celebration of the conference this week, the winning commenter will be randomly selected from comments on Tuesday through Friday until 5 pm EDT and announced next Tuesday!

Join us on Thursday for an exclusive sneak peek at some of the most exciting up-and-coming writers in romantic suspense: the 2012 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Romantic Suspense Nominees.

“You had me at hello.” Jerry Maguire, 1996

Thursday Winner!

Congratulations to Rachel Kall

Winner of Anna DeStefano’s newest release

Her Forgotten Betrayal

Rachel, please click on the Contact Us page within the next 10 days and let us know which email we can use to send you the e-book. And a special thank you to ALL our commenters! We appreciate your enthusiasm and avid discussions.

Krista Hall is planning two unique blogs next week celebrating the Romance Writers of America’s 2012 Convention in Anaheim. The final evening of the conference, at the Awards Banquet, some of the best-of-the-best published and non-published writers are recognized. Krista will focus on the Romantic Suspense Finalists!

YOU HAD ME AT HELLO:

Tues 7/24: RITA Finalists Opening Lines

Thurs 7/26: Golden Heart Finalists Opening Lines

And once, again our heartfelt congratulations to Kiss and Thrill members: Diana Belchase, Rachel Grant and Sharon Wray for finaling in the prestigious 2012 Golden Heart Award!

Best of luck!

Welcome Suspense Bestseller: Anna DeStefano

Anna DeStefano

Remembering will save her life. But will the truth destroy their love forever?

 Shaw Cassidy’s nightmares are shredding her sanity. Her global empire, her freedom from federal prosecution for espionage, and her life are all on the line. Long-ago secrets of love and betrayal swirl like living fore through her dreams until she doesn’t know whom she can trust, or who is out to hurt her.

 Federal Marshal Cole Marino has one mission: infiltrate his former lover’s mountain retreat and force her to remember the shooting that triggered her amnesia.

 But when Shaw questions Cole’s motives, and his lies are revealed, will the connection they’ve begun to forge be torn apart, or will the soul-deep bond they once hadsave them both and crash through Shaw’s amnesia, once and for all?  Her Forgotten Betrayal.

Don’t miss this sexy, psychological thriller!

 Best-selling, award-winning author Anna DeStefano wants to you stop, look, and keep digging, until you find the soul of your own fantasies.

Her latest release, Her Forgotten Betrayal, one of the launch books for Entangled Publishing’s Dead Sexy romantic suspense line, is a psychological thriller she hopes will creep you out (she’s really playing up the Gothic imagery and spooky nightmares with this one).

But she’s also dying (heh) to inspire you with another of the happily-ever-after romance ending she’s famous for. No matter how moody the setting or impossible the dilemma, Anna’s characters and stories challenge you to hope and dream for your own exciting future, the way her strong heroines and hunky heroes do!

Read on for the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about Her Forgotten Betrayal and Anna’s unique approach to story telling. For more, follow Anna to her blog (http://www.annawrites.com/blog), which she updates several times a week on a range of topics such as The Soul of the Matter, Dream Theories, How We Write, and Things My Teenager Says.

WELCOME ANNA! Your backlist has been described as genre-bending. Do you see yourself as a writer who works “outside the box,” and is this a conscious choice you’re making for your career?

 I don’t remember making the choice to push boundaries, but I don’t think I’ve ever written a story that didn’t challenge the limits of whatever line or genre I’ve written for. I’ve won a lot of awards for my Harlequin novels. But I’ve always tended to write edgy and darker characters, often with heavy backstories, even when I wrote for the lighter Superromance “home and family” line.  I’m always searching for the emotional heart of a story, wherever that takes me.

 For example, in my very first novel, The Unknown Daughter, my heroine is terminally ill throughout the entire book. Of course she gets her happily-ever-after “cure” (this is category romance). But she’s sick the entire book…she’s so NOT your average Harlequin heroine. Oh, and that was “accidentally” my first suspense novel, too—again, in a home and family line. And it won a Gold Medal review from RT, and my first RT Reviewers Choice Award. Who knew “outside the box” was going to be my happy place from then on?

 Even my first foray into paranormal romance (my Legacy series), turned out to be more of a thriller series, and most definitely more science fiction than urban fantasy or paranormal romance. I love the science behind the metaphysics and parapsychology that Dark Legacy and Secret Legacy are based on. As I wrote, I simply couldn’t push those elements (especially the dream theory) to the background.

 So, I guess I write what inspires and motivates and challenges me, whatever genre I happen to be writing in, and hope that my readers join me for the ride.

 In Her Forgotten Betrayal, your heroine, Shaw Cassidy, battles debilitating nightmares that she has to get to the bottom of to survive. You write a lot about dreams. What fascinates you most about them?

Dreams… Where do I begin with my fascination about dreams? My agent asks every once in a while when I’m going to stop writing stories where dreams are a key theme. Not that she wants me to, really, but dreams have clearly become a running inspiration for me. My answer is usually—never ;o) I even blog most every week about dream theory. It’s been a fascination for me my entire life. That was the impetus for creating my Legacy, metaphysical fantasy world that explores the science behind dreaming.

 For my contemporary romances, my “every day” stories, dreams take on an even more powerful purpose, than in my novels where people have supernatural powers. Our everyday dreams are our minds working for us, at the subconscious level. Whether we’re sleeping or awake, our dreams talk to us about the true purpose and meaning and desires of our lives. I like to see them as the very best and worst of who we are, and I think it’s important to pay as close attention to them as we can.

 To me, honoring our dreams is another way to slow down and look deeply and really see our reality. Focusing on dreams (or any small moment of our lives), helps us process and choose. We then get to move forward a bit more deliberately. In Shaw Cassidy’s case in Her Forgotten Betrayal, her dreams are telling her exactly who her villain really is, and just how important her forgotten childhood lover (our hero, Cole Marinos) can be to not only her survival, but also the thriving, loving, magnificent future waiting for her, is she can grow and make the difficult emotional choices she’s been running from her entire life. See. Aren’t dreams lovely?

 Your heroine has amnesia through most of this novel. Is this the first of your heroines to suffer from forgetting who and what she is?

 Actually, in To Protect the Child (part of my Atlanta Heroes series for Harlequin Superromance), my deep cover operative heroine wakes with amnesia and no recollection of what she was doing on her latest mission and how important it is for her to return to it, before a little girl’s life is destroyed.

 I guess a key difference between that story and Her Forgotten Betrayal, is that my Dead Sexy launch is a psychological thriller. I’ve written fast-paced procedurals before, and loved those novels. But I wanted to do a gothic, creepy, isolated-on-the-top-of-a-winter-mountain-at-night kind of contemporary romance this time. Shaw Cassidy has been injured, but she doesn’t remember anything (except the faceless man in her dreams). Her first memories begin to return when a dangerous stranger shows up, and she has to decide whether he’s the faceless man, or a hero from her past who can help her. Her Forgotten Betrayal is just as fast-paced as my procedurals, but Shaw’s battles are mostly in her mind, and in her relationship with Cole Marinos, her hero. She’s not battling the villain himself until the very end—and it takes her the entire story to fight her nightmares and psychological demons so that she’s ready to beat the bad guy that’s been messing with her mind, at his own game. Bwahahahaha

 Your stories tend to span short periods of time, particularly your thrillers. Is this to enhance the pacing of the plot?

 I think the one running theme through all my novels has been the drive to stop and look at the world and a character as closely as I can. As a commercial fiction writer, I’m also hoping the reader is entertained and finding the story impossible to put down. But I want to take our romance journey together to a deeper level. In the midst of the action of each of my novels, I’m doing my best to deliver characters with complex backstories and multi-layered motivation. I want my readers to have a flawed but admirable heroine and hero to journey with. I want you to feel what my characters feel in each scene, as if you were living through that moment with them

 I love making that happen by writing novels with short time spans. Not only for the pacing—though, you certainly have to keep your plotting tight in order to pull something like Her Forgotten Betrayal off, where I was working with less than a 48 hour window for the heroine to believably realize she’s being stalked, have nightmares that will either drive her insane or help her regain her memory, meet the hero, wonder if this stranger is her “bad guy,” learn to trust him, fall in love with him, remember their tragic past, of COURSE then think he’s betrayed her (see, it’s a romance, really it is ;o), only to have to face the villain with him at the end, in the story’s black moment and resolution.

 Which sounds like a lot to accomplish in sixty-thousand words and less than two days of on-page time. But actually, limiting the time frame gives me the chance to slow moments down, those important relationship moments as well as the ones where Shaw must grow as a character or she’ll never succeed, so that the reader really lives them with the heroine. If I were trying to cover the passage of more time with the number of pages allotted to me, I’d have to move on more quickly, more externally, and I think some of the richness of this type of story would be missed.

 You write a lot of “returning home” stories, as well as second chances at love. What about these themes drives your imagination?

 My first title (and I never get to keep my titles), actually the novel that won the Golden Heart and was later re-titled for Harlequin Superromance, was Forever Ago. It’s a play on words that resonates with me even today. I’ll write a book with that title one day. I’m determined.

 What this and my “coming home” and “second chance” stories say to me is that you have to go back and work through the things in your past that you’ve shoved down or shouldered aside. At some point, if you want to move forward and really live the rest of your life, instead of merely fighting and existing and getting through one day at a time, you have to conquer the things you weren’t able to face when you were younger.

 My characters tend to get their happily-ever-after forever, because they finally take on the conflicts of long ago, and conquer what still needs to be resolved. It’s the same with second chances at love. I’m mesmerized by stories where couples who didn’t make it with their soul mate in the past, find the courage to face one another and their combined issues once more, stronger and with newer insight, and find a way to finally make their dreams a reality together. What could be better than that? Sigh… You’re going to DIE for Shaw and Cole’s amazing ending!

 Imagery and setting seem like an important part of Her Forgotten Betrayal. What led you to choose a gothic backdrop for your latest suspense novel?

 I’ve fallen in love with Gothic imagery, since long before I wrote my first Legacy book. I’m more of a Bronte girl, than an Austen girl ;o) Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights… These are novels that read and re-read every year.

 With Her Forgotten Betrayal, I not only got to explore this fascination within the context of a contemporary romance, but I LOVED how I was able to incorporate Shaw Cassidy’s creepy mansion and the winter weather and the darkness of the surrounding woods and so forth, as another character in the book. All of it becomes a very real threat to our heroine. Is Shaw imagining what’s happening to her? Is her mind becoming unhinged by her nightmares, so she’s seeing and hearing things that aren’t there? Is someone after her, or is she actually hurting herself in her isolated mansion? How can she possibly know the difference? That is until our hero shows up. But is he part of the spooky landscape that she can’t trust, or is he really there to help her???! Dun-dun-dunnnn! LOL!

 Playing with symbol and imagery has become one of my favorite things in novel writing. I’m even now pinning images from my stories and my personal journeys up on Pinterest. Just look for Anna DeStefano (http://pinterest.com/annadestefano/) ;o) Check out Her Forgotten Betrayal’s board, where she’ll be posting blog tour updates and other surprises.

 Thank you for being here today, Anna! Check out Anna’s other recent titles when you have a chance, including the July 1st Harlequin Heartwarming, A Sweetbrook Family, and  October Montlake release (the first in her women’s fiction/contemporary romance series) Christmas on Mimosa Lane.

From Anna: I’d love to hear your thoughts and questions, your dreams and what you love best about suspense or any other type of romance you read. Sound off in the comments for your chance to win a free digital copy of Her Forgotten Betrayal!

Thursday’s Winners!

We have 2 winners today, thanks to Terri Molina’s generosity!

Forget Me Not (e- or paperback): Stacey Purcell

An e-copy of Dark Obsession: Marsha R West

Congratualtions ladies! Please click on the Contact Us tab above and let us know where we can send your books. And a special thank you to everyone who stopped by to meet Terri and leave a comment!

Please join us next Tuesday when Kiss and Thrill welcomes Anna DeStephano with her newest Entangled release Her Forgotten Betrayal.

Nationally bestselling, award-winning author Anna DeStefano has searched her entire life for the soul of the matter at the heart of her world’s mysteries. Her passion is transforming these inner landscapes into rich storytelling.

Also a workshop and keynote speaker, writing coach and editor, Anna’s creative vision permeates every challenge she undertakes. She wants you to stop, look, and keep digging, until you find the soul of your own fantasies. She speaks and blogs regularly about life, what makes her giggle and weep, the wacky world of writing, and all things that inspire her creative soul.

Terri Molina’s Dark Obsession

Terri Molina

Today Kiss and Thrill welcomes Romance Suspense author Terri Molina!

Terri has penned 3 novels: Her Will His Way,  Forget Me Not and her newest release Dark Obsession. She resides in Arizona (but also calls Houston ‘home’) and is active in RWA chapters in both states.

Sarah: Welcome Terri, we’re glad you stopped by today! Who are your favorite authors? 

TERRI: I love a variety of authors. Those filling my bookshelf right now are, Lee Child, Robert Gregory Browne, Robert Crais, Allison Brennan, Lisa Gardner and Nora Roberts.

 Sarah: When did you start writing?

TERRI: I think I’ve always written, but I didn’t get serious about being published until around 2003, when I finished my first two novels.

 Sarah: How did you know this is what you wanted to do?

TERRI: When I finished the drafts of my first two novels. Haha!  Actually I always wanted to be an actress, but that didn’t quite work out the way I’d hoped. I’ve always enjoyed telling stories so I thought I’d move to that area of entertainment instead.

 Sarah: I don’t know about actress, Terri, but I could see you kicking some a** on Survivor! 🙂 Who is your Personal Hero?

TERRI: I think I’d have to say my daughter Amanda. She’s had to deal with so much in her life–born with Cerebral Palsy, was diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes her junior year of high school and now she’s dealing with other (hopefully minor) illnesses. But she’s never once let it define her. She’s brave and strong and believes strongly in her sense of self. When she wants something, she goes for it and doesn’t think about whether she’ll succeed or not. I wish I had half her strength.

 Sarah: What a wonderful personality! I wish Amanda all the best and attitude is half the battle. Tell us about Dark Obsession! It sounds fabulous!

Ramon (Ray) Chavez, a farmer from the Rio Grande Valley, doesn’t believe in visions or omens or the mysticism of his Mexican/Indian heritage. When he’s awakened by the spirit of this great-grandmother with a message that something is coming, Ray passes it off as a bad dream. But he may just reconsider his position when he finds Lexie Solis stranded on the edge of town, in search of a new life. Ray feels an instant attraction, as well as a connection, to the skittish young woman. But what Lexie doesn’t tell Ray or his family is that she is on the run from an abusive ex-boyfriend and he may be more powerful than even she wants to believe.

When Lexie is assaulted by an unseen force, they learn that the man she is hiding from is a master of the dark arts and his obsession with Lexie goes beyond his need to control her; he wants to possess her soul as well. As their past lives parallel, Lexie’s only hope for salvation is in Ray’s hands. But can he accept his destiny in time to save the woman he loves as well as his own life?

TERRI: Dark Obsession is the second novel I wrote and it’s based (very) loosely on an incident I went through in my early twenties.  

Sarah: OH REALLY?! (Furiously rehashing the story to try to figure out the incident!) How and when did you get ‘discovered?’

TERRI: Uh….have I been discovered??  Haha!  I think my first taste of…shall we say ‘vindication’….was back in 2004 when I signed with my first agent. That didn’t quite work out as I’d hoped. Long story short…I wrote a novella for a publishing house (which fell through) and sold it to an online publisher–Cobblestone Press in 2008. A few years later I sold my first novel to another online publisher, Decadent Publishing, and most recently I sold book three–Dark Obsession to Crimson Romance (another online publisher).  See a pattern?

 Sarah: Yeah…it’s called writing and selling…and I’m not at all jealous! 🙂 What’s in your writing future? 

TERRI: I just completed my third full length novel called House of Cards. It’s more or less on submission, so I’ll let you know when that one sells. In my opinion, it’s my best work yet. I’m also at work on a follow-up to Dark Obsession.

 Sarah: Cool! I look forward to hearing more about House of Cards and I’m thrilled to hear there’s a follow-up to Dark Obsession! Name a book that changed your life.

TERRI: It was more an author that changed my life. After I started reading Nora Roberts’ works I began to realize, ‘hey, I can do this too’, so I took the time to learn the craft and business and set to work writing.

 Sarah:  Er…that was my answer too. Wonder how many authors out there pinpoint the great Nora Roberts and how “easy” (snort) she makes it look as their inspiration. What’s your writing habit? (How long each day? Are you a plotter/pantster?)

TERRI: I’m a pantster. I can’t, for the life of me, plot a novel.  My writing days vary, sometimes I’ll write for a few hours, sometimes not at all. I’m very undisciplined. And when I start a new book, I have to have a title first, otherwise I’m lost at where to begin.

 Sarah: Your plots have great suspense–what scares YOU?

TERRI: Hmmm….I would have to say Bugs!  They really creep me out and I hate watching movies or reading stories with bugs! John Saul wrote a book back in the eighties called The Homing….gave me nightmares!

 Sarah: I have to laugh given you live in AZ with scorpions and Black Widows! What food can you never say no to?

TERRI: Chicken!  I love chicken cooked any way you can cook it!

Thanks so much for being here today, Terri. I hope our readers enjoyed getting to know a little more about you and your work. For more information on Terri and her romantic suspense novels:

ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR TERRI?  One lucky winner (chosen on Thursday) will receive an e-copy of her newest release Dark Obsession.

K&T Summer Reading List

Thank you for all the great book recommendations to pack in our beach bags or download onto our e-readers! Here’s a downloadable PDF list of your suggestions as well as K&T’s Winter and Spring picks: K&T Murderously Good Reads [July 2012]  Happy reading!

Join us next Tuesday, July 10th, when romantic suspense author TERRI MOLINA will be our guest and discusses her new release–DARK OBSESSION–with Sarah Andre. We’ll be giving away an e-book copy of Dark Obsession on Thursday, July 12th, to one lucky winner.

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