Thursday, 24 January 2013

Welcome erotic romance publishing, Sara Daniel...

So great having you here today, Sara and to be one of the last stops of your tour - I hope you've enjoyed so far and will again today. Let's start the interview...

1)  Who is your favourite author and why?
My all-time favorite hero is Kenny Karmody from Suzanne Brockmann’s Out of Control. That mix of sweet, vulnerable, tough, fearless, and irreverent made me fall head-over-heels in love. Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ First Lady is probably my all-time favorite book because every single character captivated me on every single page. When I finished that book for the first time, I turned to page one and immediately started reading it again.

2)  When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’d been writing since I was a kid, but I never considered myself a writer until 2002 when I took the first step to turn my hobby into a career by joining Romance Writers of America. Five years later when my first book came out is when I began calling myself an author.

3)  Describe your writing space?
My desk is upstairs facing a window that overlooks my backyard. I also do a lot of writing downstairs on a chair looking out my front window. When the weather is nice, I love to write outside, usually on my backyard deck. If I can’t be outside, a seat in front of a window is a MUST. I do a lot of staring outside while my mind is churning!

4)  What are you reading now?
I just finished read Three River Ranch by Roxanne Snopek. It’s a contemporary category romance. I expected a typical marriage of convenience story because the hero needs to marry in order to save his family’s ranch. But it was so unexpected and wonderful the way the author turned this tried-and-true premise around with an engaging plot and spunky, likeable characters. I highly recommend it to fans of sweet category romance.

5)  How many books have your written?  Which is your favourite?
I am currently the author of seven digital titles. Now I can’t claim a favorite. That’s like having a favorite child! If you like sweet category contemporaries, go for Construction Beauty Queen. If you like paranormal, pick up The Wiccan Haus: A Man Worth Fighting For or The Wiccan Haus: Psychic Lies. If you like single title contemporaries, try Mr. Forever. If you feel like an erotic one-night stand, read More Than a Fantasy. If you want a short contemporary reunion story, you need to read Zane’s Art and Wyatt’s Guilt.

6)  What comes first, plot or characters?
I usually begin with a situation. Like, what if a high school art teacher decided to sell sketches drawn by her former boyfriend (now a famous artist) to save her beloved art department? This isn’t a plot. I don’t know the story or the conflict well enough to build a plot out of it yet. But I wouldn’t say I begin with a character either. I have to flesh out the situation by adding personality, quirks, motivation, and a conflict the characters must overcome on their road to happily ever after. By the time I do this, I’ve usually found my plot.

7)  Do you ever suffer from writer’s block?
Whenever I suffer from writer’s block, it ends up being a symptom that something is wrong with the story. Either the plot isn’t progressing in a logical fashion, or the characters are not acting in a way that is true to who they really are. Once I identify and fix the problem, the writer’s block magically disappears.

8)  What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I like to go for long walks and hikes. I get a lot of good ideas when I’m alone with my thoughts. I have three school-age children, so most of my non-writing time is spent being a mom, but I will confess to a huge obsession with NASCAR!

9)  Tell us about your latest book?
Wyatt’s Guilt is my new release, starring the siblings of the hero and heroine from Zane’s Art. Nicole trusted Wyatt with her heart once. She won’t make the same mistake twice. If you’re not fond of sequels, don’t worry. Both books stand alone. But if you do like a peek at continuing characters, Wyatt’s Guilt takes place over Zane and Julianne’s wedding weekend. That’s not a spoiler! I always guarantee that my books end in a happily ever after.

10) What’s next for you?
I have a lot of ideas simmering! One Night with the Bride is scheduled to come out this spring as part of Decadent Publishing’s 1Night Stand series. I’ve also been toying with another book for Musa’s Wiccan Haus shared world. And I’m currently working on a book that picks up the story of two characters who were first introduced in Construction Beauty Queen. Thanks for having me stop by.

Zane’s Art
by Sara Daniel
Erotic Contemporary Romance
Published by Musa Publishing
Released on October 19, 2012
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 9,500

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High school art teacher Julianne Truman's last chance to save her beloved art department from budget cuts is to sell the old sketches that her former boyfriend—and now famous artist—Zane DeMonde drew for her. But is she prepared to let go of his artwork and the last traces of him in her life?

Desperate to save his artistic reputation from the exposure of his early works, Zane returns to the home town he wanted to forget. He accuses Julianne of profiting from his success and demands she take his art off the market and cancel the auction.

Their high school attraction flares back to life, forcing Julianne to choose between the students who count on her and the man she never stopped loving.

About the Author:
Sara Daniel writes what she loves to read—irresistible romance and captivating small-town drama. She writes to entertain and to give people hope and a belief that everything can and will turn out happily ever after. On the personal side, Sara is a frazzled chauffeur, chef, personal assistant and slave to her children. She's crazy about country music and the drama of NASCAR. She has her own happily-ever-after romance with her hero husband. In addition to Zane’s Art, she is also the author of Construction Beauty Queen, The Wiccan Haus: Psychic Lies, The Wiccan Haus: A Man Worth Fighting For, Mr. Forever, More Than a Fantasy, and Wyatt’s Guilt (sequel to Zane’s Art).

Zane’s Art
by Sara Daniel

Julianne sank into the driver’s seat of her car, hoping for a quick second alone before Zane sat down next to her and looked at her again. She was an idiot. She was still hot for him after all these years, but he was completely out of her league now. It wasn’t enough that she knew it. He made sure she knew that he knew it too.

“Julianne.” His voice compelled her to turn to him as he took his seat in the car. No one said her name quite like Zane did. “We’re both wondering. Let’s find out and put it behind us.”

He caressed his hand over her cheek, as he leaned across the seat toward her, leaving no question about his intention. His lips touched hers, sweetly, the merest brush of warm soft lips, like she was a canvas he was going to paint.

His mouth was a wonder she couldn’t back away from. She leaned into him, needing more, needing to show him she was his partner in this masterpiece he was creating. She bit lightly on his lip.

His hand slid up her cheek, his fingers combing through her hair and massaging her scalp. He delved his tongue into her mouth. She shifted, desperately wanting to move closer to him.

A car horn blared, and she straightened immediately. She looked around, but the parking lot was empty.

“I believe that was you,” Zane said, with a pointed look at her elbow resting against the steering wheel. His damp, flushed lips curved in amusement.

“Oh.” She turned to face forward and pulled her seatbelt, hoping he wouldn’t notice how much her hands were shaking. Putting that kiss behind her was absolutely impossible as long as he sat next to her.

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Giveaway Info:
Prize is 2 eBook copies of "Zane's Art" (1 each to 2 winners)Contest is tour-wide, open internationally and ends Jan 30. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

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