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Friday, February 21, 2014

Interview of Award-winning Historical and Contemporary Romance Author Renee Vincent

Award-winning and bestselling authors from Turquoise Morning Press share their favorite contemporary romance heroes – all boxed up for you in one sexy and irresistible package!

From a sexy carpenter to magnetic CEO, a rough-and-ready cowboy to a “homeless man,” a classic car buff, a starving artist, a Latin-style dancer, and an FBI agent – each unique hero has his own story to tell, and a heroine who just can’t forget him. Ever. 

With an introductory promotional price of only 99¢,
how can you resist this unforgettable boxed set, either?
Release date:  January 30, 2014
Turquoise Morning Press
ISBN: 978-1-62237-258-4
Format: Ebook only
Promotional Price: $0.99
Retail Price: $4.99 (April, 2014)

Eight Contemporary Romance Novels

WILL WORK FOR LOVE by Amie Denman, EPIC Award and Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence finalist. Hurricane Destiny leaves a trail of destruction across the island of St. Thomas, jeopardizing the wedding of Whitney Oliver’s best friend. When Whitney arrives on the island, she finds a disaster only a sexy carpenter like Chris Maxwell can repair. Despite the sizzle between them, Chris has secrets that threaten his construction business and force him to work for Whitney’s love.

THIS MAGIC MOMENT by Bobbye Terry, award winning author of contemporary, historical and fantasy romanceZack Graham, CEO of Scrumbles Snack Cakes, is energetic, magnetic and forget it—no women for him, except to relieve an occasional sexual itch. He’s a workaholic who refuses to let a woman make a fool out of him again. But what about Crandall Drake, the CEO of Pretzelicious Pretzels? He tells himself all he wants is sex. His heart tells him it wants more.

HER HIRED MAN by Cat Shaffer, Golden Heart finalist and award-winning journalist. Hot nights, a double sleeping bag and a stranger for a husband…how much can one city girl take? Lillian Osborne needs a husband for a weekend. Wesley Hatfield needs money to customize his beloved classic car before Detroit’s biggest auto show. The perfect agreement turns out to be anything but when their accommodations turn out not to be what Lillian had expected.

SINS OF THE FATHER by Janet Eaves, Amazon bestselling author of the Ladies of Legend contemporary romance series. Just like the Princess in the classic tale Sleeping Beauty, Aurora’s life doesn’t really begin until her heart is awakened by a handsome struggling artist. But with her life in danger, Aurora must hide who she really is. Unbeknownst to her, her struggling artist isn’t who he appears to be either.... Friend, lover, or foe?

HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO by Jennifer Johnson who writes comedic romances so entertaining even guys read them. Author of the TMP top-selling Rescuing Riley.  Abigail Benton is a bum magnet, according to her dad, so when she becomes attracted to Eli, a homeless man at the community center where she works, she wonders if what her dad says is true. But when Eli saves her life, Abigail decides she is going to return the favor and save his life by turning it around. Trouble is, Eli isn’t on board with her plan.

RAWHIDE AND ROSES by Maddie James, Amazon bestselling author of contemporary and western romance. She’s roses, he’s rough-and-ready rawhide. Kim Martin is hardly equipped for a Colorado camping trip, especially when her mountain guide is a rough-edged cowboy who is as untamed as the wilderness. Thad Winchester’s patience for city women is wearing as thin as the seat of his jeans. But there is something about Kim that puts his hard-and-fast don’t-touch rule to the test.

LONG DISTANCE LOVE by Margaret Ethridge, contemporary romance fan favorite and TMP top-selling author of CommitmentSometimes the distance between two hearts can be measured in frequent flier miles. Love may be a many splendored thing, but it’s rarely convenient. Can FBI Agent Jack Rudolph and fiercely independent Ellie Nichols find a way to make a long distance relationship work?

SILENT PARTNER by Renee Vincent, award winning author of historical and contemporary romance. Grayson Anders is a talented Latin-style dancer and wealthy co-owner of a happening nightclub. Chloe LaRoche is a talented artist, but failing entrepreneur with her once thriving studio now on the brink of foreclosure. When the two indulge in a passionate, out-of-control, one night stand, they awaken the next morning consumed with inspiration. Grayson finds his perfect dance partner while Chloe finally finds her muse. Will her secret destroy both their dreams?

Who is Renee Vincent: I'm an author, a dreamer, a horse owner, and a medieval history buff. I'm a fun-loving, mildly eccentric, free-spirited kind of girl with a passion for books. From an early age, I've always had scenes playing out in my head. Whether it was a story with a moral or a tale with a twist, those ideas have never let me sleep until I wrote them out. And considering I have an eclectic ensemble of stories swarming in my brain at any given time, I write under a couple pen names to accommodate the various genre categories.

Renee Vincent
(Historical & Contemporary Adult Romance)
From the daunting, charismatic Vikings, to the charming, brazen Alpha male heroes of modern day, you'll be whisked away to a world filled with fast-paced adventure, unforgettable romance, and undying love.

also writing as
Gracie Lee Rose
(Lighthearted, Fancy-free Women's Fiction/Chick Lit)
For those who love to read fun, wholesome, and endearing romantic stories (with a smidgen of spunk) that your mother, sisters, friends, and daughters can enjoy.

What is the most important thing you do for your career now, as compared to when you first started writing?
I keep writing. Having a backlist has been the best marketing tool.

Of all your characters, who’s your favorite, and why?
I’d have to say my Viking heroes. Since high school, I’ve had an abnormal fascination with Vikings, particularly those in the 10th century. When I read my first Viking romance about twenty years ago, I knew then that I’d found the perfect genre for quenching my thirst for the bold, brazen, Alpha male. And because of my dream of being writer, it only made sense for me to write one of my own.

Do you eat comfort food/listen to music when writing?
My only vice is coffee. Gotta have my coffee with lots of whipped cream. My favorite Starbucks coffee is a Café Mocha, shot of vanilla, and double whipped cream.

Give one advice tip to an aspiring author.
Dream as big as you want, but set goals that are realistically attainable. Use each accomplished goal as a stepping stone toward that big dream.

And another would be: WRITE that next book! Nothing will help you more as a writer than having a backlist.

What genre would you like to try writing that you haven’t yet tried?
Young Adult historical fantasy. I have a premise, a title, a cover, and a different pen name for this upcoming project…I just have to find the time to write it. I’m hoping to finish it sometime in 2015.

Out of your entire backlist, which book has the best opening line?
From Raeliksen (book 1 of the Emerald Isle Trilogy)
I shall marry this woman, Dægan Ræliksen decided.

How many stories are swirling around in your head? Do you keep a mental list, a computer file, or a spiral notebook filled with the ideas?
I can’t begin to count the number of stories in my head and I don’t write any of them down. I usually write the next one that is bugging me the most. It’s usually the one that never lets me sleep.

Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite holiday and why – Christmas, I love to give gifts.

What are two things people might be surprised to know about you?
#1 I’m on the cover of USA Today Best Selling Author, Shelly Thacker's western romance, AFTER SUNDOWN, with cover model and dear friend, Billy Freda.

#2 I own a 1975 Stingray Corvette

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up – Writer
Favorite food – Mexican and Thai.
Favorite happy memory – anything that includes my little sister, Lindsey, still being alive.
Favorite drink – coffee.
Hot summer days or chilly winter nights – Oh gosh, HOT summer nights. I HATE winter.
What is the top thing on your bucket list – to go to Ireland and Norway.
If you could have a super power, what would it be – teleportation, so I could travel in a split second, either to present day places or in the past.

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Bobbye Terry said...

Great interview, Renee!! I am so pleased to be in Unforgettable Heroes with you. As for your comment that coffee is a vice, really? I thought it was essential for intelligent life.


Melissa Keir said...

Congrats on the success of your book compilation. I can see this being very successful in the future as well!

Jennifer Johnson said...

Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that Stingray, Renee.

Maddie James said...

I love that cover of Shelley's every time I see it. You are awesome on there! This is a great interview. Thanks for mentioning UNFORGETTABLE HEROES. It's such a pleasure to be part of this boxed set with you and all of the other authors!

Renee Vincent said...

Bobbye: Ha! So is definitely a must have!

Melissa: Thanks, sweetheart! I hope in continues to skyrocket toward #1!

Jennifer: Thanks...I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can release her from her garage. She and I have serious cabin fever right now!

Maddie: It was such an honor to be asked to do Shelly's cover. I will never forget that wonderful day!

Cara Marsi said...

Renee, it's so good to get to know you a little more. Loved your interview. And I'm so jealous you own a Corvette! It's so cool you're on the cover of Thacker's romance novel. You look great!

Congrats on the success of your boxed set.

Margaret said...

Fabulous interview! Thanks for giving us a little sneak peek into your life, Renee, and to Romance Books '4' Us for featuring Unforgettable Heroes!

Renee Vincent said...

Cara: You are so sweet for saying so. I have to admit, I was shaking like a leaf when I was in Billy's arms for that shoot.

Thank you for coming by and getting to know me a little more.

Margaret: Thanks sista! Glad you dropped by!

jean hart stewart said...

Woot! And cover model too! Fantastic!

Renee Vincent said...

Thanks Jean! I still can't believe I'm on a cover!

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