February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #12 “Among friends, family and the online writers community, who supports you the most when you’re 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 12th question is “Among friends, family and the online writers community, who supports you the most when you’re writing? ”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

I get a ton of support from family and friends. But I’ve also been stunned by the support from the self-publishing community. It’s awesome.

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

The person who supports me when I’m writing most is hands down my husband. He will help take care of housework/cooking to give me time to write and he is always the first to read and review my stories. He is a big Stephen King fan, so reading romantic stories, especially when some parts are based on ex-boyfriends, is not the easiest for him. But he never complains and is always willing to read my stories or listen to my ideas.

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

My husband is without a doubt my number one supporter. I work very closely with my best friend also. I’m truly blessed to have both of them. And I can’t leave out Amy! She’s been amazing since she entered our writing group a few years ago.   

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

My spouse and business partner for sure! My parents try, but don’t really get it all the time.

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

My husband, hands down, is my biggest supporter. He has believed in me, even when I doubted myself. Next on my list would be my friends who also mirrored as my beta readers. They rock!!!

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

Most of the generous support for my writing comes from the online writers’ community. These fabulous folks never hesitate to share their vast experience and excellent advice. I now call many of these ladies and gentlemen my friends, even though we’ve never met, but I hope one day we will.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

Probably my fiancé, and my writer friends.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I wouldn’t be published without the support I’ve received from the Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association (@ORWA_RWA) and the many wonderful romance authors I’ve met there.  And I was lucky enough to meet a writing hero of mine, Tanya Huff (@TanyaHuff) and have her enjoy my books as much as I enjoy hers.  I’ve also met some amazing author friends through conferences and social media.  I feel very proud to be part of a worldwide community of authors supporting one another.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

My hubby, Greg, is the most supportive person in my life. He always reads multiple drafts of my stories and helps me through plot holes. I belong to a few writers’ groups, which are invaluable for information.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

Family, friends and my close online family.

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

Probably my cat, when he isn’t blocking my view of the computer screen. 

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

My mother and sister are definitely my biggest supporters. I also have a couple of colleagues at work who are interested in what I do and have cheered me on in my endeavors.  

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February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #11 “Name one character you like the most from your books”

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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 11th question is “ Name one character you like the most from your books ”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

I really like Madeline “Mad” Pine from my novel A Time for Every Matter. She’s blunt, comical, and smart. 

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

That’s hard because I feel so connected to all of the characters. I guess I would say Kai, from Love as Blue as Hawaii. The three main girls from that story are all more or less reflections of me, based on different aspects of my personalities and wants/needs. Kai is still a complete mystery to me, just as he is to Stephanie. I am hoping to explore his story more as I turn Love as Blue as Hawai into a full-length novel.

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

I only have one piece published so out of that, I enjoyed writing Jason. His flaws made him more fun than I’m used to. 

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

Oo, this is a tough one, but I adore Arrin. I’m also closer to the middle of the gender spectrum and struggle with the same disability (and totally have the same esthetics). Also writing a non-binary character in a romance was such a privilege. 

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

I am attached to all of them, geesh this is hard. I would say Alex Copeland, he is the brother of Lucy Copeland, the heroine in That One Night. He is the hero in the second book in the series,The Long Wait. His personality is fantastic.

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

I like Casey Dunlop from my soon to be released RomCom Write to Love. She’s a recently published murder mystery author with a quirky sense of humour (she named her car after her favourite cartoon character). She has her share of problems, but always manages to remain resolute and kind-hearted.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

Right now? I can relate to Ginger Halloway from the romantic comedy novel I’m working on these days.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I love all of my characters but I adore my witty sarcastic ones who say all of the things I wish I was quick enough to come up with in the moment.  For my Lalassu series, that’s Vincent who had the “worst <censored> job interview ever” with a sociopath, and for my new Special Investigations series, it’s Ray, who tells people he would look stunning walking away from an explosion in slow motion.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

One of my favorite characters is the lovable bad boy from Arresting Mason, a five-flame romantic suspense. Mason Harding is on parole, dating his parole officer’s sister, and just trying to live a good life. Unfortunately for him, the past doesn’t stay buried.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

Nate King

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

I only have one series under my belt so far, but of my two main characters, Devin is my favorite by far. He’s very sweet and compassionate, but he can be strong and protective. 

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

So far my favorite character is Liana Harris, the heroine from A Perfect Day for Rain and Love’s Call. I think I like her most because she had to face her own beliefs about men and relationships after what she witnessed in her home growing up as well as what she experienced in A Perfect Day for Rain.  I most appreciated being able to highlight her process of changing from a cynical, jaded woman to one who was willing to open herself up to love, despite having to be vulnerable in a way that she’d spent most of her time avoiding.

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Jasveena

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February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #10 “What do you hope your fans would say about your work?”

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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 10th question is “ What do you hope your fans would say about your work? ”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

I hope they find my work uplifting and relatable. I hope they see real feelings and struggles portrayed, along with a strong dose of faith and hope. 

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

I hope they will find the protagonist relatable and that they will fall in love with the beautiful setting. Since this is my first time publishing fiction, I hope that I will manage to interest people enough to encourage them to read more of my stuff. I definitely have more ideas that I’m working on and all I’m hoping for is an open minded audience to read it once I publish.

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

I just hope they enjoy it and can get lost in it for a few hours. 

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

That I made them feel, weep, and laugh!

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

My first novel, That One Night, will be published in April! I hope readers will say my book made them both laugh and blush. That, and I hope they can’t wait to read the next book in the series,The Long Wait.

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

I hope my fans will say my novels made them laugh and cry, and they enjoyed the book so much they couldn’t put it down. And that they’re excited to read my future novels.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

Well, I just hope that they connect with my characters.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I hope my fans enjoy my books for the adventure and romance but I also hope that it gives them what these stories have always given me: a sense that maybe the world can be a better and more wonderful place than we’re taught to believe.  And that maybe we too deserve to have all of our best dreams come true.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

That they’ve enjoyed it, of course, but also found something inspiring in it.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

That they enjoyed and felt the emotion and connection between the characters.

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

I would hope that they think the characters are dimensional and that they enjoyed the overall story arc.

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

I hope that readers of my work would say that it’s fun and entertaining, but at the same time makes them think or reconsider things from a different angle while tapping into emotional parts of their own experience and lives that they may not usually contend with.

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February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #9 “Who are the best three Romance/Erotica authors whose works you’ve enjoyed the most?”

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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 9th question is “Who are the best three Romance/Erotica authors whose works you’ve enjoyed the most? ”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

I’m a lover of classics, so my number one author is Jane Austen. I also like romance with a big helping of adventure, so I enjoy Rafael Sabatini’s swashbuckling stories. For newer writers, I love Sarah Sundin’s historical romances set in WWII. 

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

I grew up reading the adult novels/romance books by Louise Rennison. In these books, girls experienced their first kisses and began exploring their sexualities. They’re not exactly in the romance/erotica genre but they are the books leading up to it that made me curious about more adult themes.

Then there’s Julie Hearn. To be honest I only read one of her books so far, Ivy, which I loved. I have been meaning to read more books by her though because I was really captivated by her writing and unique story.

As unpopular as this might be, I actually did enjoy reading E. L. James’s 50 Shades of Grey series. Now that I have experienced writing my own romance story, I find myself blushing and embarrassed to explore the more steamy stuff. I hope to one day be as brave as E. L. James to write something so bold and controversial.

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

I really like Kinley Macgregor, Nicolas Sparks, and of course, Jane Austin.

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

Ophelia Bell (dragon shifter paranormal), Sherrilyn Kenyon (also paranormal), and Bree M. Lewandowski (sweeter ballet romance)

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

Best question! Without a doubt, I would say R.S. Grey, Julie James, and Lauren Layne.

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

I enjoy reading Jennifer Crusie, Kristan Higgins and Alex Bailey.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

J.R. Ward, Linda Lee Williams and Mika Jolie.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I can never limit my choices to just 3. I read widely and voraciously.  Recently (as in the last few weeks) I’ve enjoyed books by Piper J. Drake (@piperjdrake), Katie Ruggle (@katieruggle) and Kelley Armstrong (@kelleyarmstrong).

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

That’s a hard question. There are so many great authors out there, but lately I’ve been reading books by Marie Harte, Elle James, and Kat Martin.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

CD Reiss, Meghan March, Sawyer Bennett

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

One of the first Romance authors that I was introduced to, and my favorite, is Beverly Jenkins. Another Paranormal romance author whose work I enjoyed, was L.A. Banks. And as far as Erotic fiction goes, I really like Tiffany Reisz’ work.

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

One of the first Romance authors that I was introduced to, and my favorite, is Beverly Jenkins. Another Paranormal romance author whose work I enjoyed, was L.A. Banks. And as far as Erotic fiction goes, I really like Tiffany Reisz’ work.

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Jasveena

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February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #8 “Can dating kill 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 8th question is “Can dating kill romance? ”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

Dating helps two people get to know each other. Without that, I think romance is fleeting. 

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

While dating can be super romantic, it can definitely kill it too. The expectations, the boring first date conversations that one is expected to cover before they get to the juicy stuff… There’s also the pressure for every date to be better than the next which can also dampen the romance. If done right however, dating can be totally romantic and sometimes I wish I could experience that again!

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

I suppose if you do anything hoping for a result and never get that result long enough it could kill the hope. If you date person after person and nothing ever comes of it, it would be hard to carry on. 

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

I have no idea what this means! I’ve also gone on very few dates, but I’m pretty sure if something as simple as a date kills the romance, there were already bigger issues.

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

I wish the answer was no, but sometimes a bad break up can scar someone. This is when a person really needs all sorts of romance in their life.

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

Nooooooo!! I believe it’s the other way around – dating should enhance the romance! Dating is the perfect opportunity to show your partner how creative, thoughtful, sexy and romantic you are.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

Modern dating, at least in a sense, has the potential to remove the idea of being romantic at all. In some ways, dating is as simple as swiping across a screen. Technology can interfere with actually getting to know someone the right way. So, as long as both parties are fully invested, and they have an idea of what they want in a relationship, it can work. 

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I think being fake or hiding who you are can kill romance and sadly, a lot of people put on a mask while dating.  But there is nothing more intoxicating than being with someone who thinks you’re amazing just as you are and wants to spend time with you, and you feel the same way about them.  That’s a good recipe for romance.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

I don’t think so. In fact, I think it can rebuild romance, especially for married couples who have fallen into a rut with their jobs, children, and everyday life. For a healthy relationship, a couple needs to spend quality time with each other, without distractions.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

I don’t think so.

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

From my experience, no. The courtship period, in my view, is usually when romance is thriving at its peak. 

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

I don’t know, can it? I’ve been out of the dating scene for a while.  But seriously, I think that we’re on our best behavior, are the most romantic when dating, and we pull out all the stops.  The sad thing is that it seems many act as if commitment has to be the death of romance. I don’t agree with that belief at all, and it’s pretty much why I like to concentrate most on relationships between committed couples and married couples trying to find ways to keep the passion alive.

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Jasveena

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February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #7 “How do you know when to end a relationship?”

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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 7th question is “How do you know when to end a relationship?”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

I think if you can step back and make an honest assessment that both parties would be happier and/or healthier apart, rather than together, then it’s time to end a relationship. 

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

Personally, I end relationships when they feel stale. When there’s no longer any spark, passion or sense of adventure. A good couple can always create one of those three things in a relationship, no matter how long they have been together. Once that comes to an end, a relationship will wilt and in my opinion, that’s when you prune it and end the suffering.

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

This is tough. I’ve only ended a couple (I married my high school sweetheart). But since I was in high school or middle school at the time, it was pretty much on impulse. The one that I really thought about was my boyfriend before my husband. He was older than me and there were a few red flags that helped me make the decision. 

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

When I’m bored and the tenderness is gone. Which makes me sound so heartless, but it’s true! I’m usually a very patient person with my significant others, but once I’m done, I’m done.

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

Ugh, I wish I knew when I was younger. Now, I would give the advice that you get what you put up with. If you are unhappy, is that what you deserve?

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

I’m a romance novelist. Relationships don’t end, they just keep getting better. 😉

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

I think when a relationship is personally damaging, it might be time to call it quits.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

Ending a relationship is always a difficult and personal decision with a lot of complicating outside factors.  But my rule of thumb is that if you have to sacrifice your sense of safety, personal respect or ability to be yourself, then the relationship is no longer a good one.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

Ending a relationship is always a difficult and personal decision with a lot of complicating outside factors.  But my rule of thumb is that if you have to sacrifice your sense of safety, personal respect or ability to be yourself, then the relationship is no longer a good one.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

When there is no spark, when you have worked at it.

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

When there is no spark, when you have worked at it.

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

I think that when a relationship begins to cause a person to shrink and become less of who they are, diminish who they are, and is rooted in negativity — anger, constant conflict, and jealousy, it may be time to part ways.  But the key is that if both parties are not willing to show true love and compassion for the other and cannot get over and heal from past hurts, it may be time to leave. You can appreciate the experience shared but you have to love yourself and your partner enough to let them go and find someone more suitable for them, while you do the same.

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Jasveena

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February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #6 “Do you think friends make the best lovers?”

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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 6th question is “Do you think friends make the best lovers?”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

Yes. I really don’t think there can be deep, abiding love without mutual understanding. Friends know each other well, flaws and all. This is a great foundation for love. 

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

It’s hard to say. Friends make the best long-lasting relationships, and I’m not just saying that because I married my best friend. However, I feel like the best lovers can be people who aren’t necessarily the best to have a long-term relationship with. Maybe this goes back to my obsession with the anti-hero trope?

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

I think on some level, you have to be friends with the people you sleep with. Or it just isn’t as good. In my humble opinion.  

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

Depends on the friendship, but I think having the foundation of trust and support that (should) come with friendship is very important.

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

Absolutely. I married my best friend and he is the best! 🙂

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

It depends entirely on the individuals and how long they’ve been friends, and if they’ve been completely honest with each other. There are so many variables that will determine their success as lovers, but being the hopeful romantic, I always vote for the happily ever after.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

Sometimes I think that’s a better route, since that person knows you best. Yes, it can be a royal pain, the fact that they could call you out on your crap. But at the same time, it makes the road to falling in love a little easier, and they already have a sense of what you like or don’t like in a partner.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I think a solid friendship is a good foundation for a romantic relationship but there needs to be the chemical spark that transforms them into something more.  However, I’m also a big believer that love at first sight also needs to develop into a friendship as well as romantic attraction to create a satisfying happily ever after.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

Definitely! Starting out as friends gives each character the chance to really get to know one another without confusing emotions like love altering their perceptions.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

My husband is also my best friend so that would be a yes from me.

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

I definitely agree with that.  

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

I do.  Which is why I tend toward the friends to lovers trope most of all.  I think the best love relationships are those where there is a genuine intimate bond and connection between two people in which they can share much more than the superficial aspects of their lives, thoughts, and personality.

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