BELLS, WHISTLES CONFETTI!***
Teresa agreed to take a break from her busy promotion schedule and allow me the courtesy of an interview, and I'm gonna start things off by asking how her writing career began.
My love for writing began in 2006 when I discovered fan fiction. From there I made a couple of writing friends who encouraged me to post my stories on to the internet, and became invaluable beta readers/critique partners. They were tough too, but they definitely helped me improve my skills. In 2009, wanting to find a job I could work from home, I decided I wanted to write professionally, hoping I could make enough to work around the kids and give up the dull part-time day jobs – eventually (as I still can’t give them up yet.) I joined the Writers Bureau to do their Comprehensive Writing Course (which I haven’t finished but have learnt a lot from) and joined the RNA New Writers’ Scheme in 2012 (after attending the conference in 2011). I’ve just been writing and doing as much writing related activities as possible (around two young children) since.
You are one busy woman! Kudos to you for accomplishing all that while raising kids! Let's talk a little about heat level and what readers can expect from your stories, as well as the heat level you prefer to read. Is that bedroom door open or closed?
I can tell you now I don’t write erotica. Ha ha! When writing my first novel, Plus One is a Lucky Number, I kept thinking it would need some sex in it otherwise the readers were going to be really frustrated and fed up with me, or very disappointed, so I certainly don’t close the bedroom door. However, I do like to build chemistry between the hero and heroine. I love Liz Fielding, a Mills and Boon author who writes mainly sweet romances. She may not have sex on the page, but her pages sizzle with sensual sexual chemistry. Whether I actually achieve that is another opinion, but I try.
I love Liz Fielding's work too. I've been walking around with her characters in my head for years. LOL Tell us a little about the characters you’ve created. For instance, which one is your favorite and why?
Believe it or not, in my second book which is currently called Perfect Isn’t An Option (but I’m not getting too attached on the title as Harper Impulse are likely to change it lol!) I love the hero’s sister, Ruby. She turned out to be quite bossy and strong willed – maybe a little of me in her. But she’s just lovely. She ended up being a much bigger character than I intended, and I had to give Ruby her own romance within the book too.
Yay! I love it when the characters take over. Nothing better. What can readers look forward to seeing from you in the future?
I should be working on book two (mentioned above), which is partially written but needs a good edit, and some additing (to get it up to word count required). However, I appear to be glued to Facebook, Twitter and even the authors own forum supporting my fellow Harper Impulse authors at present. But it is difficult to concentrate on writing when the kids are on their school holidays… she says…
LOL! Well, and you're in the midst of promotion. That always makes things a little scattery for me. That being said, perhaps we should move onto something less serious. Like...which Superhero would you most love to date and why?
Superman! Without a shadow of a doubt… and now that he looks like Henry Cavill even more so, although I was a big Christopher Reeve fan. Why? Because he’s the man of steel. He’s a strong, but caring man.
You just said two of my most favorite words in the world. Henry Cavill. I had to post a picture. And then when I found this second one, I had to post one more. Just sayin... What's your favorite cocktail?
I wish I drank more cocktails but they’re way too expensive. I was drinking Woo Woo’s a little while ago and they’re very nice. Now if you asked me what my favourite shot was, I’d answer Pomegranate Sambucas :D
YUM! I love Pomegranate anything. LOL Thank you so much for being here today, Teresa!! And now on to more of Plus One is a Lucky Number!! Whoot!
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Sophie’s going to a wedding where the invite is strictly plus one… but with her single girl status not exactly fitting in with the bridesmaid dress code, and the best man being none other than the ex she would rather forget, Sophie needs a favour and she needs it fast!
Luckily for Sophie, her dreamy but distant co-worker Adam Reid owes their mutual friend James big time…and his gorgeousness more than fills the role of the ‘Perfect Boyfriend’!
As they take off to the sunny shores of Cornwall for the wedding weekend, it’s not long before pretence leads to passion and Sophie and Adam must decide; is their relationship real or is it all for show?
Plus One is a Lucky Number can be found here:
THANKS FOR VISITING!
XO AJ XO