Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The release date for Seduce Me is getting closer and I'm getting so excited. Frankly I don't think I was this excited when my first book came out. The Legend Hunters represent an idea I've had for a long while and could certainly be considered the book of my heart - well, in this case series of my heart. For those of you familiar with my Avon books know that I tend to write characters that have jobs, or at the very least very time consuming hobbies. While I enjoy reading books with wealthy aristocratic characters who go to balls and soirees and country house parties, my characters simply won't comply with that lifestyle. At least not for long periods of time.
Now as of right now only three of these guys have scheduled books, but hopefully I'll get to write all six of their stories. But I just couldn't keep them all to myself any longer, so without further ado, behold my Legend Hunters...
So now that you've gotten a peek at my guys, what about you? What do you look for in a good hero? Tall, dark and handsome? Witty, arrogant and bold? What makes a keeper hero for you?
Saturday, April 11, 2009
The most common question I'm asked as a writer (besides my booksigning favorite--where is the bathroom?) is where do you get your ideas? My first thought is always, where could I NOT get ideas? They're everywhere!
I trip over small inspirations in the world around me, often in the most unexpected places.
Sometimes it's a work of art, like this one, where I found the passion I needed for my artist hero.
Sometimes it's a scrap of conversation I overhear or a compelling news story, like the cave-in from which one of my short stories was born.
Sometimes it's a stirring piece of music, like "Last of the Mohicans."
Sometimes it's the local history I discover on vacation, like the lacemaking ladies who shared their craft with me in a medieval church in England, inspiring my heroine's pastime.
Sometimes it's a hero photo.
I have a t-shirt from a Dallas writer's group that says, "Beware: What you do may end up in my next book." They're not kidding.
Stories to keep you up all night!
LADY DANGER - Riding to the rescue April 2006
CAPTIVE HEART - Coming for you October 2006
KNIGHT'S PRIZE - Stealing your heart April 2007
DANGER'S KISS - Flirting with trouble May 2008