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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Interview of Author Anna James

Today I'm pleased to present an interview of romance author Anna James.

Latest Book: To Love and Trust Again

Hi I’m Anna James, author of contemporary novels and I invite you to take a break from everyday life and get lost in a world filled with desire, passion, and romance!

I have been writing for years and was first published in 2010. Since then I have published eight novels / novellas.

I was born in Connecticut and lived there until I was nine years old. My family and I spent the next eleven years living in Williamsville, a suburb just outside of Buffalo, NY. I returned to Connecticut after receiving my associates’ degree in Engineering Science and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. I continue to live in Connecticut with my husband and children.

I am a romantic at heart and enjoy reading and writing romance novels.

Q: What’s the first thing you did when you received word you’d sold a book?  
A: Told my husband then proceeded to call my entire family. I was on the phone for hours!

Q: What part of the book is the hardest for you? Why? 
A: Probably the love scenes and the end of the story, mostly because those require the most details.

Q: Who is your favorite character in your book and why? 
A: In To Love and Trust Again I like Molly. Mostly because Molly was the first character I ever developed. Although Molly was part of the first book I ever wrote, it was my 7th story to be published. That’s because I left it to sit for years while I went on to write other stories.

Q: What hobby do you enjoy when not writing? 
A: I like to kayak. We have a cottage on a lake and I like going out in the early morning when no one else is out on the water. It’s very peaceful.

Q: What genre would you like to try writing in but haven’t yet done so? Why?  
A: I think I’d like to try writing romantic sci-fi. I haven’t tried it yet because I’m still trying to come up with a plot in my head.

Q: Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Chats, or Twitter. Which do you like best and why? 
A: I can link all my social media to my Twitter account so I think I like that best.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all!
Twitter: @authorannajames
Blog: same as my web page

Three years ago Molly Quin walked out of Dan Berringer’s apartment and told him that she wanted nothing to do with him ever again. Now, after accepting a position with Bennett Engineering, she will have to see Dan every day. Fate could be so cruel! Seeing him again so unexpectedly, she discovered to her chagrin, brought back feelings she thought she’d dealt with a long time ago. 

Dan Berringer made a mistake. He’d hurt Molly badly. He wants her back now and will stop at nothing to win her including letting Max McDermott get in his way.

Max McDermott wants Molly Quin. She’s smart, funny and sexy as hell, but he is reluctant to pursue her. He knows Molly is attracted to him too but what about her relationship with Dan Berringer? And is he willing to become involved with someone he works with again?

Follow Molly on her journey as she deals with hurts from the past and her feelings in the present and learns how to love and trust again.

Molly walked along the corridor to a row of elevators and stepped inside an open car. A glance at her watch confirmed that it was almost eight-thirty. Still there was no one else on the elevator with her as the doors closed. 

When she’d inquired at the front desk the Receptionist had told her that Tony Camilari, her boss, would meet her in his office so she pressed the button for the eleventh floor. As the car moved upwards, Molly tried to recall the names of some of the people she’d met during her final interview. She was so deep in thought she was startled when the elevator stopped on the seventh floor and the doors opened. Looking up, her eyes collided with a pair of the most irresistible brown eyes she had ever seen. She just stared as their owner made his way onto the elevator. Sucking in a deep audible breath she tried to regain her composure. Get a hold of yourself, she ordered, and stop gawking at him for goodness sakes. 

He gave her a curt nod of acknowledgment as he stepped in and pressed the button for the ninth floor. Molly returned the greeting with a nervous smile, turned to the side and studied him surreptitiously through hooded lashes.

He had to be about six feet tall, she guessed, with short dark wavy hair. He was athletically built with broad shoulders, lean narrow hips and a handsome face. But those eyes… They were devastating. They were large, doe shaped, with deep brown centers and eyelashes to die for. If he were female he would never have to wear mascara in his life, she thought absurdly.

The complete package was having the most devastating effect on her senses. Dan affected her the same way when she had first met him. And look at the heartache that brought you, a little voice taunted from inside her head.

The elevator doors opened and the man stepped out. Molly breathed a deep sigh of relief as the doors closed and the elevator continued its way to the eleventh floor.

Three and a half hours later she was sitting at her desk reading through some files when a familiar voice drawled, “Hello Molly, you're looking well today.”

She knew before she even turned around it was Dan. How can hearing his voice again after all this time still cause my stomach to churn like this? 

Placing the documents on the desk in front of her, she schooled her expression into one of indifference and slowly turned around to face him. “Hello Dan,” she responded coolly.

Dan’s eyes roamed over her body in blatant sexual appraisal and Molly cringed inwardly.

“For you,” he said and handed her a single red rose.

Her eyes widened in shocked surprise. “Thank you,” she murmured. She was taken aback by the sweet gesture and smiled.

“We’ll have lunch today. Get your things and we’ll go.”

Anything else you’d like to add? 
Thanks so much for having me on your blog today!


Adele Dubois said...

Thanks for joining us at RBRU, Anna. Best of luck with your new release!


Tina Donahue said...

Dan and Max, huh? Sounds like an interesting trio going on here. Congrats on your release, Anna - may you burn up the net with your sales. :)

BonSue Brandvik said...

Anna - Sounds like your career is definitely on the way up, and that you have found a great balance between the demands of a technical job and a writer's imagination. Congratulations and best of luck!

anna james said...

Thanks Seeker for stopping by.

anna james said...

Hi Adele

Thanks for stopping by.

anna james said...

Thanks Tina. Glad you stopped by.

anna james said...

Hi BonSue

Thanks for the well wishes.

jean hart stewart said...

Great excerpt. Are both those hunks that sexy? Lots of luck with this's great.

anna james said...

Thanks Jean.

Rhonda D said...

Hmmmm. Which one will she choose or does she get both. I love the sound of the book so far. Thanks for the great blurb and excerpt!

anna james said...

Hi Rhonda

You'll have to read the book to see who Molly winds up with!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

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