February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #5 “How do you feel about workplace romance?”

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Romance/Erotica Author Interview

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the February Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Romance/Erotica authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 5th question is “How do you feel about workplace romance? ”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

In reality, I’m not a fan, but I like the trope because it hedges on the couple getting to see each other in a different light than they see in the office. It plays with the duality in our nature—who we are professionally versus who we are personally—-and I find that fascinating.

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

There is always something dangerously sexy about a workplace romance. Whether it’s between colleagues or between an employee and a boss, the sense of ‘what if people find out’ or ‘what if we break up’ always keeps me on the edge of my seat.

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

As long as productivity isn’t affected and no one can lose their job over it, I think it’s fine. I did know a couple who worked for the same company and got married and the husband couldn’t be promoted because then he’d be his wife’s boss which is pretty awful.  

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

As long as productivity isn’t affected and no one can lose their job over it, I think it’s fine. I did know a couple who worked for the same company and got married and the husband couldn’t be promoted because then he’d be his wife’s boss which is pretty awful.  

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

This romance trope typically shows a strong female character that I can identify with. And nothing beats the chemistry of two smart people going head to head.

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

This romance trope typically shows a strong female character that I can identify with. And nothing beats the chemistry of two smart people going head to head.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

I don’t see any issues with it, as long as the individuals can separate the drama involved in a relationship from their actual jobs.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I don’t think there’s anything inherently problematic about workplace romance but it takes a lot of insight and effort to ensure there isn’t a power imbalance between two people.  It’s not uncommon for attractions to develop into something more when people spend a lot of time together in any circumstances.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

It’s not my favorite trope, so I tend to avoid reading and writing those kinds of stories. I’m not saying I won’t write one in the future, but as of now I have no plans to.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

It’s not ideal but you can’t help who and where you fall in love.

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

I’d avoid it at all costs. I hate confrontation, and if things went south with that particular person, it could get way too messy, and a job isn’t usually something that’s easy to walk away from if things get awkward. 

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

I think that though it may have been more romanticized before the time we live in now, in real life it can cause pretty messy situations for both parties involved.  Romance, however, is fiction and can have a fantasy element that most people wouldn’t consider acting out in real life. But in the end, if two mature individuals think they can handle it and the repercussions, then I say, have at it.  But that’s what a story is, confict, so workplace romance stories just have that element built in.

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Jasveena

Founder of International Book Promotion

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February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #4 “How do you find the time to write while also working full time and handling family?”

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Romance/Erotica Author Interview

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the February Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Romance/Erotica authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 4th question is “How do you find the time to write while also working full time and handling family? ”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

It can be tough, but my best tools are a daily commute and dictation applications for my smartphone. This allows me to record my thoughts and stories while driving. 

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

I am lucky to be one of those rare early birds. I do most of my writing at 5 AM and sometimes even on the subway on my way to work. I always say I’ll write in the evening or on weekends but that rarely happens.

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

I am lucky to be one of those rare early birds. I do most of my writing at 5 AM and sometimes even on the subway on my way to work. I always say I’ll write in the evening or on weekends but that rarely happens.

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

I work as an archaeologist which means I travel a lot, so I don’t always have the distractions of home life. I don’t have children, but I do take care of my parents who. Honestly, I just make the time. I get up at 5:30 or 6 every morning, write until I have to work or midmorning if it’s a day off. Then I switch to chores and admin stuff.

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

What works best for me is word count goals. Every Sunday, I set a goal for myself of how many words I need to write that week. It changes based off how hectic my schedule is with my 9-5 job and family time.

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

This doesn’t apply to me, as I’m truly fortunate to be a full-time author. I wasn’t blessed with children, but I do have nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews who often visit, which I love!

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

I’m still trying to get a handle on that one! LOL.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I’ve often wished for a TARDIS or Time Turner to give me more time during the day.  I only get short bursts of time to write (usually while waiting for my kids at a lesson) and have had to experiment to find ways to increase my word counts.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

I usually wake up at about seven in the morning and write/edit until about five pm. At the moment, I don’t have children or an out-of-the-house job, so I’m always busy writing. My husband is the cook in the household, so luckily I don’t have to worry about fixing my meals.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

It was very difficult as I was also doing a bachelor degree and caring for two adults, but the writing gave me so much pleasure and relief from the stress.

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

It was very difficult as I was also doing a bachelor degree and caring for two adults, but the writing gave me so much pleasure and relief from the stress.

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

It’s definitely a challenge trying to muster up enough energy after a day of work, commuting, and family responsibilities, but I’m working more on setting aside dedicated writing time in my schedule. Even if that includes just twenty to thirty minutes of getting words out on my latest project, every bit matters.

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Best regards,

Jasveena

Founder of International Book Promotion

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #3 “When did you start writing?”

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Romance/Erotica Author Interview

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the February Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Romance/Erotica authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

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So, the 3rd question is “When did you start writing?”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

It feels like I’ve been writing in my head for as long as I can remember. But I didn’t start putting all that chatter down on paper until about two years ago. 

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

I’ve been writing short, mostly visual stories since I was seven years old! I began writing the first chapters of books I would never finish in middle school. I finally started writing my first real novel five years ago!

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

Like most authors, I started when I was young, in elementary school. But I started looking at writing as a profession in 2011 and truly chasing the dream in 2015 under a different pen name. 

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

My first series was The Adventures of Heidi Bear when I was about 7. I finished all 12 of the stories by 10. I first started writing with the aim to publish when I was thirteen.

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

Writing is something I always loved, even if it was a school assignment (total nerd alert). However, I didn’t start my first romance novel until I was 22. It took me over TEN years to finally follow my dream and go down the publishing path.

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

I started writing stories when I was six. I’ve always loved to write; English and Creative Writing were my best subjects in school, so I naturally gravitated to write the stories I love to read.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

I began writing stories at the age of nine. I’ve been focused on being a writer ever since.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I’ve been telling stories for a long time, both my own and fanfic inspired, but I started seriously pursuing a writing career in 2012.  My first book was published in January of 2015.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

I read my first romance book when I was 12 after I snuck a Harlequin paperback out of my mom’s bedroom. After that, I wanted to write my own story about two people (or three!) falling in love.  Since then, I’ve been writing and learning the craft, and finally contracted my first story at age 26.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

At the ripe age of 14, just didn’t do anything about it until 2017.

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

I started writing around late grade school/early junior high, primarily writing poetry as a way of expressing myself.

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

I started writing when I was a child, around ten or eleven years old. But I only started taking it more seriously since 2014 when I learned about the option of self-publishing.

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Jasveena

Founder of International Book Promotion

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #2 “ What is your choice: traditional publishing or self-publishing?”

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Romance/Erotica Author Interview

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the February Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Romance/Erotica authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 2nd question is “What is your choice: traditional publishing or self-publishing?”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

I have opted for self-publishing because it allows me freedom and flexibility.

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

There are benefits to both! As a new writer I prefer to publish traditionally while I learn more about this. Eventually, I would love to try out self-publishing!

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

As part of an indie press, I do a little bit of everything. Personally, I think Indie Publishing is the way to go. I know there’s still a bit of a stigma around self-publishing but it’s a smart business decision. BUT I also understand wanting someone to help you along the way which is why we created Amphibian Press. To offer services as well as a trusted way to get their books into the world. 

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

Depends on the project, but I tend to prefer the freedom of indie publishing since I write marginalized characters.

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

Great question because I am self-publishing. For me, this has been the right choice because I am able to have more control over my work (from the storyline to cover selection).

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

Right now, I’m enjoying my journey self-publishing, but every author is different. There’s no right or wrong way, I support which ever approach works for the author to get the story published.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

I think a lot of what I do anyway would fall under the indie category, so probably publishing on my own would be less of a hassle. However, I can see the benefits of having a publisher, at least being under a brand of sorts.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I’m a hybrid author with an indie-published paranormal romance series and a new romantic suspense series coming out in July with a small press, Soul Mate Publishing. I think both routes offer advantages so it’s important for each author to find what works best for them individually.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

I’m traditionally published with small presses right now, but I’ve recently received my rights back to two novellas, so I plan on self-pubbing them soon. I like writing for small presses because they accept a broad range of stories. In time, I would like to land a contract with an agent and/or a major publishing house.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

 Self

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

My own personal choice was to self-publish for a number of reasons, most notably so I could be in complete control of every aspect of the process.

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

I am currently a self-published author and definitely enjoy and appreciate it.  But I would also love being a hybrid author, both traditionally and self-published if that option became available in the future.

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Jasveena

Founder of International Book Promotion

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #1 “What is your favorite trope in romance?”

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Romance/Erotica Author Interview

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the February Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Romance/Erotica authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 1st question is “What is your favorite trope in romance?”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

I love the charm and awkward forced closeness of the fake relationship trope. These stories have the potential to be hilarious or painful, but also sweet and heartwarming.

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

This is a tough question. Although it’s overused, I do enjoy the anti-hero trope just because there’s something so appealing about falling in love with someone for the wrong reasons. It may be cliche but no matter how many books like this I read, I am always hooked!

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

I like the classic hate/disdain to love. Like you see in Jane Austin’s Pride & Prejudice. I like the idea that taking the time to understand people can make them grow on you. Whether in friendship or in a romantic way.

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

I’m a huge fan of second-chance romances and enemies-to-lovers! I’ve lived through a few second-chances myself and I adore the angst and drama of it all!

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

Such a hard question because this depends on my mood. Lately I have been into the Enemies to Lovers trope because I love the push and pull of emotions between the characters, and of course, the passion! 

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

Enemies to Lovers. I adore having my main characters get into spirited arguments because this deepens their emotions and increases the tension between them. It also gets them to view each other in a different and unsettling way. These are always such fun to write and read.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

Second chances or a friends-to-lovers theme.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I love a good Alpha Protector story, but also enjoy Forced Proximity/Survival Situations and Mistaken Identity stories. I adore newly met couples vs the world type adventures.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

I don’t really have one, but I do seem to write a lot about second chances. You know the drill: the H/h fell in love years ago, broke up due to a misunderstanding, and reunite when they are finally strong enough to chase after their dreams.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

 Suspense/erotic

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

I absolutely love a good second-chance romance story. Even though things didn’t work the first time around, it’s so satisfying to see two characters finally receive their HEA.

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

I seem to gravitate more toward the friends to lovers romance trope than anything else.

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Best regards,

Jasveena

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February Romance/Erotica Author Interview: Author #12 Renata Sterling


Renata Sterling

Jala Summers, pen name for author, Renata Sterling, grew up with either her nose in a book or absorbed in a movie. This fascination with story led to her love of storytelling and interest in creating stories of her own.

Unable to remain planted in any genre for too long, she enjoys writing anything from Contemporary Fiction, Paranormal Fiction, and Sci-Fi. And though her writing interests vary, for Jala Summers, nothing beats a really good romance. 

Her titles include a series of Romance shorts – Summers Shorts – as well as a new Summer Heat series of spicy erotic fiction. 

http://www.jalasummers.com

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview: Author #11 Nicole Highland

Nicole Highland

Nicole Highland is an American author from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Best known for her love of a good love story, her passion for writing, and her limitless ability to daydream, Highland strives to always conjure up a story her readers won’t soon forget. Highland developed a passion for writing in her early teens when she took an interest in expressing herself through poetry, and writing short stories, and the rest is (written) history.

http://www.nicolehighlandwrites.com