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Monday, June 18, 2018

Get #Targeted today with guest blogger Beverley Bateman #RB4U #Romance #Suspense @kelownawriter

Welcome to Romance Books 4 Us, a place for all romance and all genres. We’re very happy to have you here with us today. First, tell us a little bit about yourself…
Please tell us a little about yourself...

What kind of research do you do for a novel and how extensive do you get?
This depends on what is needed. My western series set in Montana. I did a lot of research on Montana, the weather, landscape, flora and fauna and distances. I also did a lot of research on ranching and managing a ranch. I want to do enough research that my readers can relate to characters and settings in my books.

Do you find yourself going back to the same inspiration for each story or is it always something different?
Now that’s an interesting question I haven’t thought about before. I think it’s always something different.  I have a western r/s series but each one has different themes – one is the witness protection plan, one is a child kidnapping and another is murder based on greed.

When do you write?  Early morning? During the day sometime or all day?  After the kids go to bed?
I usually write at night. I’m a night owl. I start writing after dinner and write until I finish a scene, or a particular part of the plot, or start to fall asleep.
Is there any other genre that you would love to try writing?  If so, what is it?
There are a couple of genres that interest me and I’ve considered writing. Women’s fiction because I love the idea of women supporting women and helping each other grow. I do have four women working together, helping each other in my WIP, but it’s still more a romantic suspense. YA is also a genre that interests me, but I don’t know if I can write at that age level.

As a reader, what types of genres do you enjoy? And do you think they influence the genre/genres you write in?
I enjoy romantic suspense, mystery and suspense, cozies, women’s fiction and paranormal. I think every book probably adds something to my writing; a heroine characteristic, a surprise twist or a conflict between the h/h.    

What is your favorite method of writing...as in laptop, desktop, iPad or the old-fashioned pencil and paper?  And do you plot out your story or go with the flow of your muse?
I prefer my desktop. I like the size of the screen and the space to work, but when I travel I also use my laptop a lot. And both of them are still Windows 7 – which I love. I dread when I have to change to Windows 10. I sort of plot (maybe an online for each chapter or about the conflict) and then I go with the flow or where my characters take me, which can be very different than I first plotted. 

Is there anything about yourself nobody knows that you would like to share with our readers?
I’m pretty much an open book, but I do play the Native American flute and have three flutes (so far) in different keys.

Share your favorites:
Favorite color – Red
Favorite dessert/snack – Rocky Road anything
Favorite Season – Fall – I love leaf scuffling and the warm earthy smells
Favorite sad song – Candle in the Wind by Elton John
Favorite Romantic movie – An Affair to Remember
Favorite Actor – That’s hard, but I’m going to go with Tom Hanks
Favorite Actress – I loved Katherine Hepburn, and today It’s Meryl Streep
Favorite way to relax – Listening to the waves at the beach
Where can our readers find you?  
Email:babateman@shaw.ca
Twitter: @kelownawriter
            Pinterest  http://pinterest.com/okwriter

Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?

Targeted
After an eleven year absence Janna Kincaid inherits a ranch and is forced to return to a town she only remembers with unhappiness, a man to whom she was briefly married and never wants to see again, and someone is trying to kill her.
Kye Hawkins has loved Janna since he first met her. They were married but a few weeks later she ran away, without an explanation. He still hasn’t figured out why. Now she’s coming back. Does she still love him? Can he rekindle the romance and also prevent her from being killed.
Janna doesn’t want Kye’s help in anyway, yet he always seems to be there when she’s in trouble. Can they work together to find a killer, save the Native burial ground and home of the spirits, and find romance again?

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About the Author

Beverley Bateman is a Canadian author who now lives in Medicine Hat, Alberta, exchanging the Okanagan vineyards and orchards for ranches and farms.
She lives there with her husband and Shiba Inu dogs. Winters she’s a snowbird and heads south. She writes her latest romantic suspense in both places. Hunted, Missing and the newest – Targeted are part of her Montana, Hawkins Ranch series. She also has her Holly Devine series; A Cruise to Remember, and a Murder to Forget. Don’t Go is her darker romantic suspense.

2 comments:

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Beverley! I didn't know about the flue and I think you playing is so cool. Hugs to you!

darkwriter said...

Thanks, Vicki. Glad you dropped by.

Beverley

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