Thursday, 25 April 2013

Welcome Etopia Press author, Anne Lange...




Hi Rachel. Thanks for inviting me to visit you!

1)   What is your writing routine?

Whenever I can find the time and the right mood. LOL.  I work all day so most of my writing is done in the evenings and on weekends. But I must confess, I get caught up in the social and marketing aspect of it, and have to force myself to stop all of that and write. 

2)   Which is your favorite romance subgenre to read? To write?

I read mostly erotic romance and romantic suspense, but I would have to say that Romantic Suspense is my favorite to read, because of the unknown, but it has to have a high heat level. I like my stories to have some great looking heroes and some great action in and out of the bedroom.

As for writing, my favorite is the erotic romance—probably because it’s at a little slower pace than the RS and I’m still very new at this.  I don’t have to have so many twists and turns and I can focus more on the sensual scenes.

3)   What do you expect from an editor?

Great question!  Above all I want them to be honest and respectful.  I believe they can be critical where necessary, but offer constructive criticism and recommendations for improvement that will make my story the best it can be.  I love when they provide suggestions without changing my voice or my intent. I am open to just about anything an editor will suggest, but those few times when I feel very strongly about something, I would hope that they’ll respect that.  I trust they know their job. I know my story isn’t perfect when they read it (wouldn’t that be nice, but alas, there is always room for improvement) but, at the end of the day, it is my story. However, I will never just say no to a recommendation, likewise I would expect the same in return.

4)   What are you working on right now?

I’m currently writing book 2 in a romantic suspense series that has paranormal elements.  Some of my characters are human/jaguar shifters. I’m really excited about this series as it’s a bit of stretch for me, but I’m loving it.

5)   Your biggest piece of advice to aspiring novelists?

I’m new at this, but still, my suggestion would be to take baby steps.  You don’t have to go for the big guns right out of the gate. I hear many aspiring authors talk about getting an agent and going for one of the big publishers. They feel they can’t be successful otherwise.  Both of those are not easy to do. Why put yourself through that when you can be successful on your own, and through a smaller publisher?  That doesn’t mean you’ll never have “official” representation. I certainly haven’t ruled it out. But I don’t think I’m ready for it yet.  I believe that if you have some credibility to back up your credentials, that when the day comes that you do need that agent, and you are ready for the “big time’ the path will have less obstacles, and less chance of rejection. 


6)   What was your favorite subject in school and why?

Gosh, that was a while ago. I’d probably say French or art.  I hated math and English, although I did well at them. I suck at geography.  I like the idea of knowing a different language.  And with art, I got to be creative. I loved drawing horses. J

7)   What is your favorite dessert?

I don’t have a particular favorite.  But, when I’m out for special occasions, I’ll often pick chocolate mousse or Crème Brule. 

8)   High heels, sneakers or flip flops? 

High heels! Minimum 4 inch w/a platform and peep toe -- you know the ones!


WORTH THE RISK a contemporary erotic romance by Anne Lange
Title: Worth the Risk
Author: Anne Lange
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Length: Novella
Word Count: 26,491
Page Count: 118
Price: 3.99
ISBN: 978-1-939194-51-0
Heat Level: 4
Editor: Rachel Firasek
Cover Artist: Annie Melton
Release Date: 1/4/2013
Even the hottest sex might not be enough to ease the pain of the past…
Molly Simpson arrives at a beautiful provincial park, ready to spend the May Two-Four holiday camping with friends. This weekend is the highlight of her year—or it was, until Tanner Daivies showed up. Her high school crush is all grown up, sexy as sin, and he’s demanding answers—answers Molly isn’t sure she can give him. She had her reasons for leaving him all those years ago, but now, sex with Tanner is scorching, and when they’re together, it’s clear they were never meant to be apart. But the past doesn’t want to stay buried, and Molly isn’t sure reliving it is worth the risk…
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Author BIO

Anne Lange grew up with a love of reading. In fact, if you take a close look, she’s got a book with her where ever she goes, and will usually sneak in at least a chapter or ten whenever she can spare a few minutes. She reads many genres of fiction, but prefers to write sexy romance with attractive men, strong females, and always a happily ever after.
While embarking on a career as a romance author, Anne juggles a full time job and a family. She grew up in Southern Ontario (Canada), but now makes her home in Eastern Ontario where she lives with her husband and three children, and Rocky the bearded dragon.

To connect with Anne:
Web Page/Blog: http://authorannelange.com/
Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnneLange

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/Anne_Lange
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/authorannelange


Anne Lange
Check your inhibitions at the door.

Worth The Risk - Etopia Press (available now)

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you for allowing me to visit with you today Rachel. It's been a pleasure.

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