I've got a Red Hot hero visiting today all the way from San Francisco - my second favourite city in the world - let me introduce you to Red Douglas!
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Hi Red can you tell me a bit about yourself. What made you so special that you got to star in a romance novel?
I don't know honestly. It was all kind of thrust upon me when I had an accident along the coast road. Before I knew what was happening, a gorgeous blonde witch was helping me up and taking charge of my life.
Rumour has it I've missed the boat and you've fallen the witch Rhian Gallagher. I'm devastated.
I couldn't help it, Téa. She is everything I could ever dream of. At first I doubted that she could love me as I'm a bit of a shy type and not really into the dating game. But after she dragged me to the bedroom a few times and had her way with me, I knew we had chemistry. I decided I needed to know if we could connect outside of the bedroom. We did and we took it from there.
Where did you first meet her?
She picked me up off the road - literally. I dropped my bike to avoid hitting a small animal. I didn't know at the time it was one that she had rescued the night before after its mother had been killed.
Are you sure she's the one? How did you know? You could be mistaken - maybe, hopefully?
She treated me like a real person, not like a fill in sex object like my last 'girlfriend' did.
What's so irresistible about you? (Apart from the obvious - check out the picture!)
My hair, I want to cut it a bit but I think that she would have a fit. She runs her fingers through it when we... ha ha, maybe I shouldn't go there.
It can't all have been plain sailing I heard things got a bit embarrassing along the way.
Where do I start? Being a geek, son of scientist who lived for his work, there was always something to make me blush. Girls seemed to find most of what I did funny so embarrassed was probably my middle name at school.
Since you've obviously found 'the one'. Have you got any advice for people looking for love?
Don't believe there is no one out there for you. You just have to find the right person and trust your heart. Using your head can be a big mistake. Look at me. I almost blew it because I wouldn't let myself believe that Rhian was the right person for me.
So that's the end of your story...any chance of a reappearance? Is there more to come?
I think this is it but you know the old saying, never say never.
That's great advice Red - hope you and the witch enjoy the ride!
Red Hot by Ann B Harrison
Red is a geeky scientist used to the way girls act around him. To ease his sexual frustration he takes to the road on his Ducati and cruises the coast highway. He crashes when he drops his bike to avoid hitting an animal on the road.
Rhian takes the accident as a sign from the Fates that this is the man for her. After facing a man drought she goes all out to convince Red that she is the woman for him. Their lives are so different that it takes more than one great bout of sex to convince Red that this is the real deal.
After extracting a promise of complete honesty Red goes along with her pleas for a relationship. He goes so far as to set up their very own Valentine's Day tradition.
But when Red finds out that she has kept her magic a secret from him, he explodes and they part.
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I've done it! I've finished! I didn't think I would but I have and amazingly it wasn't as difficult as I thought. I had good days and bad days but the gradually numbers added up.
Good Luck other NaNo-ers! I hope you make it to the finish line - and if you don't it's not all bad - you've got more words than you had on November 1st!Now the editing begins. Watch this space and hopefully Matilda's Madness, the sequel to Lily's Leap will see the light of day before too long.
I don't know if it is an urban myth bit apparently it takes three weeks to form a habit. I hope that's the case. At the moment I am apparently on track to finish on November 24th. I've written 20784 words in eleven days. I love the little chart it gives you! A constant reminder to stop dithering and get writing.
Hope all those other NaNo people out there are doing well - Good Luck and see you on the finish line.
Welcome to the "Next Big Thing" Blog Tour – Thanks to fellow writer, Annie Seaton who tagged me to continue the chain - make sure you read to the end of my post to check out the three great authors I've tagged next!
Okay, so the blog idea is to talk about our current or next release...
• What is the title of my current work in progress?
• Where did the idea come from for the book?
My first historical Lily’s Leap comes out in May 2013 and there were so many characters that became my friends I just couldn’t let them go. It’s set in my home town – Wollombi, Australia. There is something special about writing about the place you call home. If I get blocked I just go for a walk with the dog and I can see it all happening right in front of my eyes.
• What genre does your book fall under?
• What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
Matilda Sweet would be played by Scarlett Johansson and Christopher (Kit) Matcham by Daniel McPherson.
• What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?
The story of a forbidden love that cannot be denied in the hidebound colonial Victorian society of Australia in the 1850s
• Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
Lyrical Press will publish Lily’s Leap in May 2013 I’m not sure about Matilda’s Madness…and I don’t have an agent...but it might be nice...
• How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
Lily’s Leap took me about two months and I’m writing the first draft of Matilda’s Madness as part of NaNo and Bootcamp this year. I was lucky enough to get in on the Scandalous Entangled Smackdown Team (Go the Scandalmongers – sorry we get points for that!!) so I have had their fantastic support with my synopsis and of course, heaps of help from my long-suffering critique partners Eva Scott and Annie Seaton.
• What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Too hard ... there are so many forbidden love stories ... I’m a sucker for all them.
• Who or what inspired you to write this book?
A real life historian by the name of Carl Hoipo. He painstakingly kept me on a straight and narrow timeline with Lily’s Leap and made sure I hadn’t made any historical blunders. It was the first romance he’d ever read! And then he wanted to know when I was writing the next one. Matilda’s Madness will be the second Wollombi Historical Romance. I’ve already got a mad idea for the third but I have to do some poking around in the local museum first - suffice to say there’s a very cool old theatre in town.
• What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
I think the setting will appeal, It is set in Australia with a bit of a Parisian back story especially as Wollombi today is still pretty much the same as it was back in the 1850s. It’s a pretty quirky place. You can check out Wollombi here if you’d like a sneak preview! http://www.visitwollombi.com.au/
PS Keep your eyes peeled for my first contemporary romance. It comes out on November 30th with Breathless Press. It’s called Tree Change. I’ve stuck with the Australian theme. It’s set in Sydney and a few other spots in NSW .You can read an excerpt here http://www.teacooperauthor.com/books.html
To see what some of my writer friends are doing, I’m going to tag.
Eva Scott, Zara Stonely and Allie A Burrow.
Three wonderful writers, I hope you enjoy hearing their story!
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