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Thursday, 31 March 2011

VIVIANE BRENTANOS Author of Women's Contemporary Fiction
       'Stories of Life and Love'
        Reveals...

First of all, I would like to say a huge thank you for inviting me here. As you have gathered from my Bio, I now reside on the beautiful Ionian island of Corfu. I love my life, here {even with the economic crisis} but I often feel cut off from the writing world in so much as book signings and getting together with other authors is not an option. All hail to the internet.
1] From where do you get inspiration and what inspired you to write your latest book?
Ah, a great first question. So, this is how it usually goes down. As my family and dear friends will tell you, I am always in love -and usually with unobtainable men but that’s only because Russell Crow/Darren Hayes/ Gerard Butler. Daniel Craig/ Enrique Iglesias/Rafa Nadal haven’t had the pleasure of me yet {if you will excuse the pun}. So what’s the next best thing? I dream about them. I awake, all of a dither and raring to go. Of course, I expand that dream into a workable story but most times I will have the plot all worked out from beginning to end. Dream turns into daydream turns into paper. Naturally, I have to replace myself with a suitable heroine. {just in case hubby actually decided to pay attention to what I am doing in my ‘spare’ time}. Sometimes I end up being extremely jealous of the female character I have created. Well, wouldn’t you?
2]In a couple of sentences, describe the hero’s character. What do you like best/least about him?
Oh this is tough. Mostly I adore all of my heroes {see above answer to see why} but for the purpose of this interview, I will focus on Mr. James McIntyre from my latest release, Written in Stone. Why do I love James? He is a cutey, definitely inspired by a certain younger Darren Hayes. He is kind, funny, sensitive, most definitely in touch with his feminine side, adores animals, cares passionately about the environment and not afraid to challenge those in power to try and make this world a better place to live in. In love, he is fiercely loyal to friends, family and lover which makes his life extremely difficult as he knows, whichever way he decides to turn, he will end up hurting someone. How could anyone not love him? Most of all, he is ‘silly’. He loves playing pranks. He is so much fun to be with. Perfect- almost but you will need to read Written to find out more.
 3]What do you hope your readers come away with after reading the book?
Right from the start, I wanted Written to be a romance with a difference. I do not believe we should put people in boxes. Love transcends all barriers – or it should. Written in Stone is a story about two people who come together against all odds. I chose not to focus on the sexual element – although I hasten to add it is very much present. – I wanted to show that love should be more of an emotional bonding, a joining of souls and - yes – there can be a soulmate out there for all of us. I hope anyone who reads Written will perhaps take time out to think about how it can be for people who have to fight against society’s rules.
4]What do you enjoy about writing romance?
My answer to this question ties in with the above, I think. I love the ‘romantic’. I chose this word over romance because I am often not happy with the guidelines imposed on we romance writers. I try to steer clear of the stereo-type characters and I certainly do not want to right about the typical Alfa male nor do I believe in this modern day penchant for kick-ass heroines. Sometimes, because of circumstance, it isn’t always easy for women to be kick-ass. I want my stories to reflect real life. I accept the reader desired a happy ending. Hell – I do but let that journey, there, be fraught with very human weaknesses and failures. What I enjoy most about romance is the ability to share emotion and explore the depth of character perhaps not often found in other genres.
5) What do you like best and least about writing?
Mmm – another question which needs thought. I think this goes with my mood. I love it when I wake up inspired to begin a new story. I adore getting to know my characters. The only feeling I can liken it to is that first adrenalin rush one feels at the beginning of a new romance. Sometimes, however, especially in the summer when I begin my seasonal job as Hotel receptionist, I become frustrated because I do not have the time I wish to stay locked in my imaginary world. I hate it when I lose the ‘muse’, when I know what it is I want to say, but the words just don’t come. Oh but the sense of achievement when that last word is put down. Next,  the long road to submission. I am a weird creature, I love sending off queries, the anticipation to see if anyone is interested in your new baby and even if the final answer may be no, one encouraging line from an agent or editor is all good. My pet hate – the synopsis, but isn’t it anyone’s?
I love all the new friends I have made from many different corners of the world.
I hate the petty jealousies and back biting that can sometimes (not too often I am pleased to say) can occur. So what if Mrs Twilight’s prose isn’t perfect? She has brought great joy to many people. Hey, folks, we romance writers are first and foremost in the business of entertainment.
I love receiving reviews. It’s so great to know someone else has appreciated my work.
I hate that people still regard being e published as somehow inferior to print. Wake up and smell the coffee. The revolution is coming.]Promo- do I love or hate it? For the most part I love it. What I hate is not having enough time in the day to do all I want.
6)Do you have a writing routine?
 Am not sure how to answer this one. I think my routine is best described as organised chaos. Before I do anything, I feed my agent and let him out of his cage. Oh, did I mention my agent is a lion head rabbit called Rafa {after Nadal, of course} but if anyone wants to contact him, his professional title is Maximus Rabbitus. Next, a huge cup of filter coffee. If I don’t have that, I kill people. The pc is the first thing that goes on when I get up. I check emails, facebook {although today is the first time in months I have not been on. Too bust answering these questions lol}. I try to catch up on promo events and then I will open my docs to continue with any editing I may have. All the while, however, my fingers are itching to take up my pen and get stuck in on my current w.i.p. And if my family is lucky, I may take a break and actually feed them.
7} Anything special you require to keep the creative juices flowing?
Gin helps, I jest, of course. Music, music, music. I love all genres but I am a Heavy Metalist. Of course, my all-time inspiration- Mr. Darren Hayes
8) What can we look forward to from you in the near future?
A nervous breakdown? Only joking (I think). I must add a little plug for my wonderful new publisher, here, MuseItUp and MuseItHot  Publishing. Our glorious Lea is a remarkable woman who cares so much about her authors and this is not a clichéd line. I mean it. Being a part of Muse is like belonging to one big, happy family. Not only did Lea do me the honour of accepting and publishing Written in Stone but , in June 2011, I am proud to announce the release of Cold, Cold Heart. This novel was previously released under the title of Letting Go through Wild Rose Press but I have revised it and it has a brand new gorgeous cover, courtesy of Muse cover goddess, Deliah K Stevens.
As for on-going projects? I recently wraped a story I began last July. I have to say, for reasons known only to him above, I struggled with this one. I think because I stepped a little out of my comfort zone. Past undone is still a romance but it contains elements I do not wish to reveal at this time. At the moment it is on the submission trail.
Another project and one very dear to my heart is my first ever completed ms, Class Act. I completed this in 2004, a mammoth 170,000 words of gibberish but still, I think, with a great story and characters I adore (Russell Crowe is in this one). Of course, the original was so rife with glaring faults, it has remained unpublished but I have taken the bull by the horns and I am giving it a complete makeover – except Russell. He stays. I hope, by doing this, I will find a home for my ‘first born’. As for the future? So many ideas – so little time.
9)What is your culinary speciality?
Oh food, glorious food. How did you know I love food? Okay, I had no choice in this life. My mother is French and she and Grandmother taught me to cook. What is it about the French? They can turn a simple tomato into something exquisite. They can also take any dish from any country and improve on it. My mother’s repertoire is vast and she passed all her knowledge on to me. My friends and family tell me I am a good cook and – ok – I admit I think I am. Be warned. I am not into this nouvelle cuisine stuff of pyramids of strange food drizzled with god knows what. I love classic French cooking. Of course, living in Greece for the past 27 years, I am now pretty good at traditional Greek food. I am so cross that people see Greek cooking as only Moussaka and kebabs. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Okay, enough ranting. What is my speciality? Everything {head swells}
10}Any exciting plans for the summer?
Oh here comes summer! Summer in Corfu. Couldn’t be more magical. Lazy days lounging on golden beaches, drinking chilled beer in quaint harbour front cafes with my friends, warm, balmy nights pregnant with the heady scent of oleander, jasmine and orange blossom. Spectacular sunsets, crystal clear waters, evening strolls through the beautiful Venetian town, late dinners and partying, Abundant displays of exotic blooms, streets filled with a cacophony of different languages, open air concerts in the old fort, village festivals of traditional dancing and succulent lamb roasting on the spit, the harmonious choir of bird song, the incessant chatter of cicadas. Bronzed, beautiful bodies. I could go on but you get the picture.......
Sounds heaven - I imagine we would all like to join you!
And here are Viviane's links again:




http://museithotpublishing.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=82

Come back tomorrow to read a tantalising excerpt
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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

A warm welcome to VIVIANE BRENTANOS
Author of Women's Contemporary Fiction
       'Stories of Life and Love'
  

First, Viviane shares a few details of her life
I was born in Reading UK in 1958. My father is English and my mother is French although there is a strong vein of Spanish on my maternal grandmother’s side. I was educated at various schools before completing Sixth Form College at St Peter's Huntingdon. I somehow managed to collect A levels in English, French and History and I subsequently won a place at Sheffield University where I decided to read Classical Civilization.
(Viviane is too modest to add that this was and still is one of the top universities in the UK!)

 Once there, however, I decided that I had had enough of the academic life; I found the student mentality rather false and having been brought up in student circles, rather boring. Much to my mother's horror, I gave up my studies and went to London to begin a course as a Canine Beautician. In 1984, my first husband and I parted ways amicably and I decided to visit the Ionian island of Corfu to celebrate my new freedom. It proved to be a life-changing decision. I still remember to this day, sitting in a café-bar, overlooking the crystal clear azure sea and saying to my friend. "I never want to leave here". I absolutely love the life-style here. I would recommend it to anyone. I remarried and have two children.   Looks idyllic...

But I decided that there was more to me than being a mother and wife {although, I hasten to add, it is a worthy assignment.} I decided to finally get my head down and do what I'd always promised myself; I was going to write. I have been writing romance since my early teens, mostly for my own satisfaction and for my friends but now I really want to work at it. Writing has become my passion. I have always been a "Romantic", often accused of not living in the real world but who wants to do that? I like to call my work Romance with a quirky, humorous Brit twist and I am always striving to make my characters real, characters we can all relate to. I hope you all enjoy my world
And here are Viviane's Blurbs:
BUY
Written in Stone
Dumped five days before her wedding,
Cassandra Hall decides not to waste the honeymoon.  She sets off to London. What was supposed to be her dream week turns into a nightmare time of introspect, self-doubt. Then she meets James, literally falling at his feet in an attempt to save his Afghan hound from colliding head on with the traffic.
James is witty, charming, too good-looking and also--not available. Despite this, Cassie is captivated by him. What follows is a week of fun, companionship and a bonding that Cassie has never experienced.
James, sensing Cassie’s unhappiness, goes out of his way to make up for her jerk of a fiancé’s rejection.  He is drawn to her vulnerability--something he finds disturbing, threatening to shatter all he thought he knew about himself.  Cassie, he senses, is falling in love with him. He ought to back away but cannot. Cassie bravely makes her true feelings known and when he rejects her, he knows he has broken her heart. He is left confused, guilty because....James has a secret.


available soon fromMuseItHotPublishers link
 Cold, Cold Heart
Who is Daniel Hayes? Why does a man who has everything - fame, fortune and the world at his feet feel so empty? What is his interest in Rachel Warner, a girl from a quiet Home Counties English town? Why does she hold the key to his happiness? Daniel Haynes is the man we have all dreamed of; the pop star we all wanted to marry when we were 16 but he only has eyes for Rachel.

Rachel Warner - Why does Daniel's interest in her threaten her ordered yet unsatisfying life? Why does she have to live with the shadow of her ex-father-in-law breathing over her shoulder?

                                                                                             
 
Find out more about Viviane and her other books on her links:

And come back tomorrow for a lively interview with Viviane

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Friday, 25 March 2011

A TASTE of AMY ROMINE
Romantic Suspense Author

Excerpt from Shockwave –Temperance a Tarot Series Novel
 COMING April 01 (eXtasy Books)
Jack heard a distant pounding and shifted. He abruptly felt his body ache, and he opened his eyes to his living room. Not remembering exactly how he got there, he tried to sit up, his head thudding in protest.
The banging started again, and he realized there was someone at the door.
Dragging himself off the couch, he shuffled to the door and opened it.
“Are you alright?” he heard Melissa ask him as soon as the door opened.
“Ah, yeah I guess.” His eyes closed as he tried to silence the thundering of her voice in his head.
“You look like shit.” She moved past him into the house
“Well good morning to you too.”
“Morning?”
She was in full business attire, which struck him as odd. She usually didn’t change until after the show “Yeah morning.” He walked past her toward the kitchen. “I need coffee.”
“Jack, it’s two in the afternoon.”
The statement hit him and then rolled off. Obviously, he had over slept, missed the show, and she was irritated with him. He continued to the cabinet pulling out the coffee filters as her heels clicked behind him.
“Did you hear me?”
“Yeah.”
“What happened?” Her scolding eyes bore into him. He continued to make the coffee, ignoring her, still trying to remember how he got home. “Jack.”
“Yes, Melissa,” Jack faced her with a grunt. “What is it that you want?”
“Really?” She looked like she could kill. “You don’t think that missing work, and leaving R.J. and I stranded warrants an explanation?”
“I overslept,” pouring the water into the coffee maker and turning it on. “You and R.J. have run the show before what’s the big deal?”
“We are getting good at it. This is the third time in three weeks you’ve left us stranded.”
“And overreacting as usual.”
 “You’re out all hours of the night. Drinking so much you’re hung over almost every morning and you think I am overreacting?”
“It’s called having a life. Seriously, Miss, I know that you have settled down, but do you really need to know where I am twenty four hours a day?” Her face went pale before she turned on her heel walking out of the kitchen. “You’d think we were married or something, or did you forget that you already have a husband to nag?”
She reappeared in the arch between the kitchen and the hallway. Unable to meet her eyes he turned away.
“You don’t get to turn away from me after that comment Tucker.” Melissa circled him, forcing him to look at her. “The only reason you would ever be such a dick is to try and push me away. So why don’t we skip the semantics and get to what’s really going on here?”
“Leave it alone.”He turned his back on her again.
“Yeah, that’s not going to happen anymore. You’re a mess and you are going to tell me why.”
“Jesus, Miss! I’m a mess! Is that what you want to hear?”
“This is about Vegas, isn’t it?”
As soon as he heard the word Vegas, his body melted a little. He struggled with the onslaught of images the word brought on, and he turned back to the coffee pot.
“You know what happened,” he moved to the refrigerator pulling out cream for his coffee.
“Obviously not, so why don’t you refresh my memory.”
“I’m not doing this.”
“I’m not leaving it alone, Jack.”
“There is nothing to tell,” he poured cream in his cup. It pooled in the bottom, and Kate’s smile hit him. He stopped, tossing the bottle of cream in the garbage. “It’s over.”
“No it’s not.” Her eyes softened when she looked at him. “You’re trying to pretend it is, but you can’t. I can see it in your eyes. The only person you’re fooling here is you, and even that isn’t working anymore.”
“Melissa, just stop!” he picked up his coffee cup, and tossed it into the sink with a loud clang. A thick silence filled the room, the heat of her eyes on him.
“I’m back,” they heard a female voice. Melissa looked to Jack. The previous evening and his guest came bounding back. She walked in with a shopping bag and two Lattes’ in hand. Smiling at him brightly, her long brown hair, and green eyes gleaming, she handed him the coffee and then noticed Melissa.
“Oh I’m sorry was I interrupting something?” She looked at him and then Melissa.
“Candice, this is Melissa,” relieved that he remembered her name. “Melissa this is Candice.”
“Melissa from ‘The Shot’!” Candice grabbed Melissa’s hand shaking it. “I love your beauty segment! I have all of the products you recommend!”
“Ah yeah it’s nice to meet you Candice,” Melissa offered before looking at her watch. “Wow, you know what? I have to get going.”
Jack watched her move past Candice and straight to the door.
“Miss,” he called to her half-heartedly, but made no attempt to stop her as she opened the door and then disappeared behind it.

Excerpt from Trust Me Book 3 - Jaded Promises
The stairs creaked with each step as he looked into the dimness below. The humid musty area was cold and damp. He swallowed hard. Gray concrete, jagged walls and dust surrounded them and a chill raked up his spine.
"We found it over there." The same officer descended the stairs behind them. The beam of his flashlight landed to the right of where they stood. Eric reached for a flashlight, and his eyes landed on Charlie who scanned the room. An officer offered his and Eric stepped toward the area. His hand brushed against the cold concrete but his mind still refused to accept it.
Not here…not like this…
Eric’s eyes fell on a spatter of blood and his chest flooded with an unrecognized pain.
She was here
Unable to push the image away, all the air left the room as his entire body clenched at the suffocation. He ascended the stairs into the sunlight, fighting for control. He began to unhinge, mindlessly entered one of the side rooms
They didn't find her which means she's still…
Keep it together Stiles…falling apart isn't going to help anyone
The sewn seam around his emotions threatened to tear, and he couldn't move. The paralyzing agony that spiked from the core of his body was relentless. He fought back in vain. He knew it wouldn't stop until she was in his arms, safe.
"Eric, what’s going on?"
Eric wiped an unexpected wetness from his eyes. He leaned against the wall to face his brother. Pure disbelief stared back at him.
"I've never seen you like this."
"Yeah?"
"Yeah, you never…"
"Yeah well, things change." Eric moved to exit the room.
He found the front door and pushed through it hearing Charlie just behind him.
"Since when?"
"You still don't get it do you?"
"What are you talking about?"
"Have you really convinced yourself that all of this…what happened, was just some kind of joke?” He stopped to face him. “That Rebecca and I didn’t mean anything we said when we told you that we never wanted to hurt you?"
"I don't know what the hell you meant to do and to be honest, I don’t really care."
"Charlie…whether or not you choose to believe it, we did try to walk away.” Charlie’s eyes diverted in anger. "Jesus, Charlie she went through hell and all she could think about was how she couldn't hurt you!"
"So once again this is my fault!"
"No…I am just…" Eric’s chest turned to stone, unwilling to allow him to hide. "As your brother, your friend, I tried to forget about…everything. But that night. That first night in Dallas, everything changed. We did everything we could to ignore it, make disappear but it didn't. It only got stronger…can you try to understand that?"
"You really expect me to…"
"I expect you to believe that I tried! I expect you to realize that this had nothing to do with you. To remember that until that moment, I've never betrayed you."
"So because you’ve always tried to be the good big brother you want me to be okay with this? To just accept what you did and move on?"
"Yes."
'Why?"
"Because you’re my brother and I need you to." Eric’s watering despite his continued battle against it. "Charlie, I'm in love with her."
"I loved her too!"
"Okay Charlie,” Eric clenched his jaw. “Where did you see things heading with her? Let's say we never met, what then?"
"I don't know. I never got the chance thanks to you!"
"That’s the difference!" Eric’s fists balled in frustration. "Six weeks ago, and the two months before that. Hell even in Dallas I knew this was different. I knew she changed everything. Even when she left without a word and I didn’t even know her name, I couldn’t get her out of my head! I look at her and see everything I never knew I wanted. She's woken up this person inside me that I didn’t even know was there! The one who wants a house and a family. The person who needs to see her every morning and hold her every night, because when I don't something is missing and the world doesn't make sense. "
"Eric…"
"The difference is that the moment I met her, she became my whole world," Eric explained as he struggled to keep his furious heart under control. "I know that you loved her. That was one of the reason's I stayed away as long as I did. It might not seem like much but…she needed me and I couldn’t turn my back anymore. Now she's gone and I can't…If we don't…if I can't find her..."
"We're going to find her, Eric.” He saw the first glimpse of understanding in his brothers eyes.
Here are Amy's links again: 
Suspense for The Romantic Heart                        Red Lipstick Journals
Authors of Red Lipstick Journals                         BellaOnline - Prime Time TV Editor
Affiliate Author _ Alternative Reads                     Twitter – AmyJRomine
Facebook FanPage                                             Facebook BellaOnline PrimeTime TV FanPage

Thanks for being here, Amy. It's been great getting to know you

Stop Press
: Shockwave's Release date has been moved up to APRIL 1st! Amy is celebrating with a contest!

All you need to do is to enter a comment
and tell her why YOU should win an exclusive pre-release copy of Shockwave!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Romance Suspense Author AMY ROMINE 
  Reveals...

What inspired you to write  your latest book, SHOCKWAVE?
        My upcoming release was inspired by, believe it or not, a morning radio team. Their dynamic was magnetic. I decided to go with it and this novel was the result.


In a couple of sentences, describe the hero’s character
 Jack Tucker is an ambitious, charismatic, confident, ladies man that is until he meets Kate. She makes him realize that his confidence in many ways is only skin deep.
 And the heroine’s?
 Kate Weiss is a beautiful, confident, determined, strong, federal agent, who has resigned herself to a life without love. Her job leaves little room for anything or anyone else and she has squelched any hope of having more.
                                                                                           
Who controls the story – you or your characters?
Haha! Depends on the day…ah…well I am going to say my characters. I will try and steer them in s certain direction leading them along but if they are determined to g elsewhere there is not much I can do. It is their story after all.

What do you hope your readers come away with after reading the book?
The sense of satisfaction and joy you get from reading any enthralling book. I think a book, a story, should take you away, so when you get back you feel like you have been on a little vacation. That is my goal.

What do you enjoy about writing romance?
 
 I am in love with love, the possibility, the romance, the conflict, the angst, and the drama.  Romance can have it all, include the kitchen sink and still work. I find it to be the most flexible of the genres and I enjoy moulding it into whatever I needed to suit my needs as an artist.

Do you have a writing routine?
Yes, every day, for a minimum of two hours a day.

Anything special you require to keep the creative juices flowing?
Music, music, music, I must have music. It is my biggest resource for images, feelings and inspiration. I MUST have music to write, it is a small requirement, but a must have none-the-less.

How do you like to spend your free time?
With my husband, children and friends, I love all movies, good television, awesome books and theatre.

I love to go to the theatre, too, Amy. It's a rare treat, but always very special.

Shockwaves promises to be a fantastic read 

Check out some of Amy's reviews for Serenity Lost:Michele-n-Jeff link There are many different layers to this story that, at first, seem to be completely unrelated but, and you guessed it, are actually very closely tied together. The manner in which Amy J. Romine goes about illuminating the background and the multiple connections is intriguing to say the least. Each block carefully built on top of the other until the structure is irrevocably one piece. The many divergent events slowly begin to coalesce and we begin to see the whole picture...or at least as much as the author is willing to show us. Can you say tease? Ms. Romine certainly knows how to do it. (Four out of Five Kisses)

CoffeeTimeRomanceThis is a well-written story that I enjoyed reading. The characters are easy to relate to, the love scenes are scorching and full of emotion, and the suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat. All in all it is a great story. (3 of 5 Cups)


BookEternity It's a fast paced, thriller, mixed with some romance, and a few sensuous love scenes. Get me right, nothing to overheated here, it's very beautiful and clean, but if you like a steamy love scene and a great thriller story, then these books are for you. Amy Romine is a fantastic writer, she knows how to grip you to your seat and to keep you there until the end of the book, actually I’m still holding on till the third book, Jaded Promises
(4 1/2 stars out of 5)

AMomentwithMystee This book was creatively set up and has great characters. A perfect thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat....a perfect romance that keeps that line running as well. So often one aspect gets overran by another, but not this time.
Romance and thrills at their finest. You'll find yourself attached to the story from the first pages and won't want to put it down until you've read the end.
(5 out of 5 hearts)

ReaderRecommended Amy Romine brought me back to my roots of reading with this wonderfully written romantic thrill ride full of twists and turns.  There was not one moment without action, be it a hot romantic encounter between Eric and Rebecca, or a horrifying visit from the psychopath stalker.  This book will have you guessing with every page you turn
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links SERENITY lOST    VEILED DECEPTION    JADED PROMISES  SHOCKWAVE
 coming soon

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Come back tomorrow for some great excerpts!


Stop Press: Shockwave's Release date has been moved up to APRIL 1st! Amy is celebrating with a contest!

All you need to do is to enter a comment
and tell her why YOU should win an exclusive pre-release copy of Shockwave!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A very warm welcome to AMY ROMINE
Romantic Suspense Author

First, Amy shares a little of her busy life:

I am a wife, mother of three, full time corporate employee and romantic suspense author. Along with being a novelist I also lend my talents to a Weekly Prime Time TV column, several blogs and am a contributing author to the newest Amazon Blog, Red Lipstick Journals.
What can I say? I am simply in love with love! All of my books center on the belief in a true love. The passionate embrace, the hungry kiss, the heated whisper, the angst filled touch. I am, however a Romantic Suspense writer, which means my characters never have it easy. I make them work for their moment of loving bliss and I have a heck of a good time doing it.

Phew! That is quite an achievement.

And here are her books:
The Trust Me Series - She calmed his heart with her caress, the world stopped, and she was gone. When fate reunites them, and loyalty forces him to turn away, a psychopath’s obsession keeps him close. But can he remain close enough to protect her when the terror escalates out of control?



Book 1 - Serenity Lost BUY
One spark can last a lifetime.


Book 2 - Veiled Deception She had become his prey, his play-thing. the one he desired the most, but someone wanted her more. BUY


Book 3 - Jaded Promises. He promised the nightmare was over. He was wrong BUY

Shockwave – Temperance: A Tarot Series Book - Special Agent Kate Weiss is hiding from a kidnapping she doesn’t remember.  Jack Tuckers life as a morning radio host is uncomplicated, attachment free and without regret. Brought together by a mutual friend the pair is at odds from the moment they meet. She finds his confidence swagger arrogant and beyond reproach, while he in turn sees her as a self righteous controlling dictator.
As Kate struggles with her confidence, Jack begins to realize his life without strings is missing something, or someone. Adversity quickly becomes attraction. Jack and Kate find themselves flirting with the flames of unexpected desire. Emotions rise, scars are revealed and secrets are uncovered. Will the reality of their very different worlds bring them together or rip them apart? Available 15 April 


Amy's Links

Suspense for The Romantic Heart                       Red Lipstick Journals
Authors of Red Lipstick Journals                        BellaOnline - Prime Time TV Editor
Affiliate Author _ Alternative Reads                    Twitter – AmyJRomine
Facebook FanPage                                            Facebook BellaOnline PrimeTime TV FanPage

Amy was a Top Ten Finalist in the Preditors and Editors Readers  Poll Awards for Best thriller 2010!
 Don't miss her interview tomorrow

Thursday, 10 March 2011


A Taste Of
Sherry Gloag

~ Duty Calls“Only Daniel Kinsale and his solicitors knew I’d arranged to meet him. No one knew I changed my schedule and arrived in England a week earlier than expected, and yet Denny Cadmore somehow discovered both my plans and identity.”
Rafe glared at his parent. “Given those facts, tell me why I should stake a claim on a god-forsaken English estate, when everything and everyone who means anything to me is here in Boston?”
The drone of the old-fashioned overhead fan broke the ensuing silence. The oppressive heat stalked through the room sapping the energy from anyone or anything in its path.
“Rafe you’re making me dizzy, sit down and stop prowling round the room.” His mother patted the cushions beside her. “How many times do I have to tell you, you were born from love, not lust? Whether you like it or not, you are the legitimate heir to your father’s estates.”
A shaft of sunlight caught a few silvery streaks in her blonde hair.
“But born out of wedlock,” Rafe snapped, before realizing the words queued up for release.
“Yes, out of wedlock,” she sighed. “I’ve never denied it, nor have I stolen your entitlement to your birth name. Your birth father…” she paused for a few seconds, “…Daniel, loved me.”
She continued on a wistful note, “I knew he couldn’t divorce his wife and accepted we had no future together, only the present. I’ve explained why he felt duty bound to uphold his family’s expectations. Nor that you were unintended. Having you gave me reason to survive without Daniel. You are from the man of my heart.”
Rafe’s free hand crashed down on the table sending the letter floating to the floor. “If he loved you so much, how come another of his bastards crawled out of the woodwork? One whose birth certificate proves he’s ten days younger than me? How come that same bastard damn near sent me to my grave?
Explain that if you can!”
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~ The Wrong Target“Goddamit,” he exploded, “Can’t you stand still for one second? I have something to say, but I can’t while you’re jogging round the room.”
She halted toe to toe in front of him. “You have me dismissed from a job I loved, because I upheld the safety of my pupils, and still have the audacity to stalk me to my holiday destination and demand I listen to you because you have something to say?” Flapping her hands at her sides, she spun away and back again, planting her hands on the chair arms, she pinned him in his place and snarled, “Let me tell you something. I’ve come here to enjoy myself and your presence isn’t part of my plan.”
“What is your plan?” he demanded.
“To get laid!” Astonishment pushed her away from the chair, her eyes wide, her lips curved up in a defiant sneer. “I intend to find myself a man and screw the living daylights out of him. And,” she paused deliberately, “I don’t need you for that.”
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~ The Brat“You’re no better than your mother. I was a child when your mother ordered my life, but I’m a grown woman now and won’t be ordered around by you or anyone else. So don’t stand there sanctimoniously telling me it is your right to control my life for the next ten months. And when they end, what then? You drop your control, just like that? I doubt it. There’s not a Kouvaris on this planet that isn’t a control freak.”
She drew in a deep breath, glared at him when she came to a brief stop in front of him. “You’ll keep tabs on me, tell me what to do and when…”
“Why would I do that?” Cold as steel, Ben’s voice cut across her tirade, but it didn’t stop her.
“Because you’ll tell me it will impact on your reputation, or the company profile, or the value of the shares. How would I know? You’ll have a reason and expect me to abide by your ruling.” She spun away from him and back again. “Oh, I nearly forgot. As your ex-wife, someone may use me to get to you. Wasn’t that how you put it when we arrived in Greece?”
Hands fisted on her hips, her hair plastered against her fiery cheeks, she watched the colour climb up his neck and into his face. Until she heard the words hang in the air, she hadn’t known they were there. But she knew they’d hit their target head on.
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