Sexy Six Authors Q&A #3:What’s your favorite color and favorite dessert?

This post would be the continuation of Q&A session with the Sexy Six team and in case you’ve missed the second one, here is the link to it.

It’s a pleasure to interview the six sexy authors from the Sexy Six team. A warm welcome to our blog and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the interview session with us.

We’ve asked them a few questions and the answers for each question from all six of them will be published as a series. Let’s check out question #3

What’s your favorite color and favorite dessert? 

Chris Lange 

Blue. Chocolate mousse

Leanore Elliott

Red, like my hair. Chocolate cream pie or almost any chocolate dessert.

Jennifer Theriot

Favorite color – hands down is coral. It ‘s such a feel good color. Favorite dessert has to be Red Velvet cake with cream cheese icing (the more icing, the better)

Maggie Nash

Purple, and lemon tart 😊

Morticia Knight

Purple and creme brulee. I wouldn’t mind having a purple creme brulee wink
Sandy Wolters

Pink.

German Chocolate Cake.

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September Author Interview Answer #3: How was the response from your family and friends when you first published a book?

Hello everyone, I hope you have enjoyed reading the second post in this interview series. This is the continuation of the interview with author Debby G. Kaye and Linda Gray Sexton. Please check their bios out via the links you can see below.

Let’s check out the answers for question #3 from them.

“How was the response from your family and friends when you first published a book?”

Author #1 D. G. Kaye

My friends and family cheered me on for getting the stories out of my head and onto paper. My sister thought it would be therapeutic to write my story, and help to alleviate some of the burden of guilt I carried for my mother. It was cathartic I have to admit. But erasing a lifetime of guilt is always a work in progress.

Author #2 Linda Sexton
It varied.  My first memoir, Searching for Mercy Strreet, was well-received and positively responded to by friends and the critics.  But my family was not so happy.  They felt I was revealing family secrets that should remain private.  I tried to ignore their attitudes as much as possible, even though I regretted that perhaps I had caused them some difficulty, because I understand that what is my truth is not necessarily their truth. And thus the rub. Writing a memoir is not the same as writing a biography, and I always tell family members who object to my viewpoint that they are free to write theirs.
I think when it comes to writing true stories, it will be quite shocking to people around you as they learn more about your thoughts and views. Some may agree, some may not. Whatever it is, it is your opinions and getting that out on print is very important. 
I’ll be posting the answers to the second question next: “How supportive is your family and friends in your writing career?”
Share your thoughts and views below.

MARSocial Special Interview: Question & Answers #3

Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #3 is “What’s your favorite color and favorite dessert?” from Annie Edmonds. 

Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !

1) Coleman Weeks

Red and all things chocolate
 

2) Viv Drewa

My favorite color is emerald green, I love fruit.

3) K. J. Rollinson

Colour (English spelling) is blue. Favourite dessert (ditto) anything with chocolate.

4) Sam Reese

Favorite color is black, favorite dessert is probably apple pie, though I love me some dessert.

5) Neil McGowan

Favourite colour is a deep emerald green; I a savoury guy when it comes to desserts, so probably cheese and biscuits, preferably a good blue cheese!

6) Marion Lovato

My favorite color is lilac.  My favorite dessert is cherry cobbler.

7) Jaro Berce

I’m not really into favorites as they tend to limit a person. All depends on the atmosphere, situation, feelings, needs and much more. Listen to yourself and then you will definitively know which (favorite) color, food and place fits you best at that proper moment. Listening to yourself proves to be harder but when you know yourself it pays greatly! Only then you begin to understand others and accept them the way they are and not the way you wish them to be.

8) Marie Lavender

My favorite color is hot pink.  My favorite dessert?  Chocolate.  Anything chocolate, and the darker the better.  

9) LaRae Parry

Gotta love our Jersey Girl, dontcha? My favorite color is butter yellow. My favorite dessert is the Blondie at Applebee’s.

10) Theresa Moretimer

 My favorite color…That’s a hard one, I love a lot of colors especially green, blue and red and my favorite dessert is chessecake.

11) Annie Edmonds

It’s funny answering your own question. 
My favorite color is the turquoise blue. It’s the color of the ocean in Siesta Key, and the Caribbean. Two places that hold a special place in my heart. I’ve always loved blue. But as I got older I’m just drawn to the turquoise blues. 
 
I love pastries. namely Italian pastries such as Connoli, Tiramisu, Napoleon even biscotti.  Anything made with Ricotta cheese and or thin pastry dough is Ok with me. And I don’t mind a gelato every now and again.
 

The next question is “When did you decide to become a writer?” from Viv Drewa. Stay tuned with us for the next post !

June Author Interview Answer #3: “What makes a thriller/mystery/suspense book a real page-turner?”

We are now coming to the third question of the June Author Interview series. We had posted the answer for the first two question recently. If  you have not read the post, do it so now to learn more about them. So, it’s time to check out the answers for the 3rd question from the Murder Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror genre participating in the group interview. “What makes a thriller/mystery/suspense book a real page-turner?”
Just in case if you are wondering who we are interviewing this month, you can check out this link and get all your author friends from The Memoirs/Biography genre to participate in the next group interview.
1) Author #1: J. J. DiBenedetto
A good sense of pacing is really important – to keep the story moving, but also to give the reader time to breathe now and then, and to include enough moments that we can get to know the characters better to care about/root for them.
2) Author #2: Fran Veal
Twists and turns and more twists and turns. I think unpredictability is what keeps me reading – chapters that end with a cliff hanger only to switch to another POV, forcing me to read on and on until the cliff hanger is resolved, only to find myself facing another dangling chapter end. Oh, and goose bumps. It has to give me goose bumps at some point.
3) Author #3: Jim Strait
For me as a reader it requires believable action with as little background information as possible about the characters. The main players need to be fleshed out only enough for me to relate to them as a human being…I don’t need to know the minutiae. Also, the story needs to be unique. I actually stopped reading “thrillers, mysteries” more than a decade ago because they all began to feel the same…stories phoned-in that were just regurgitated versions of another similar novel. My goal is to provide the reader a unique experience, something they’d never considered before and then make that story…even if fantastic in nature…feel real.
4) Author #4: Kelli Sue Landon
 Keeping the suspense going. I normally throw in more than one mystery as the story unfolds, even if it means killing off another character. I like to surprise the reader.
What do you think makes a book a real page-turner? I look forward to reading your comments below.
Next, we will be revealing the answers for question #4 which is “Shorter stories (below 350 pages) are better for mystery/thriller or suspense books. Do you agree with this statement? Do you think the suspense elements in a book are difficult to retain when the story is longer? ”
Stay tuned for the next post! Thank you! 🙂

May Author Interview Answer #3: How long do you take to write a book?

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for the 3rd question for May Author Interview featuring 13 Young Adult authors. Answers for question #2 can be found here.
Just in case if you are wondering who we are interviewing this month, you can check out this link and get all your Crime Fiction/Horror/Mystery writers to participate in the next group interview.
So, the third question is “How long do you take to write a book?” and let’s check out what our authors have to say!
1) Author #1 : Delshree Gladeen
It really depends on the book. My first book took me ten years of writing and rewriting before it was ready. That’s partly because I wrote the first draft when I was sixteen and did complete rewrites of the entire book three times in between getting married, having two kids, and college. Normally, it takes me between 2-6 months to finish a first draft. Editing sometimes takes much longer.
2) Author #2: N.W. Harris
Hard to say. I’m usually working on multiple projects at once. Actual writing time on The Last Orphans was probably six months, though the project took over a year to complete. I usually pump out a rough draft in eight to ten weeks. When I’m working on a rough draft, I don’t stop or look back, I just cling to the fundamental elements of the story I’ve devised in my outline and barrel through to the end. Then I have to do a lot of work to fix it when I revise, and that can take some time. Thank God for editors and beta readers!
3) Author #3: K.C. Finn
It usually takes me around 2 months to write a book, but some of my novels have come about much faster than that. The Mind’s Eye took 38 days, The Secret Star was 26 days and my fastest to date was The Book Of Shade which only took 15 days to pen its 78,000 words. It depends on how swept up and obsessed you get with the idea.
4) Author #4: M.J Cunningham
I have written quite a few. This version of The Eye of Tanub is probably the 4th or 5th version, so honestly, it took about five years!
5) Author #5: Chrystal Vaughan
It took me about a year to write Dead in the Water, my second book. That doesn’t include editing, publishing, or marketing.
6) Author #6: Jessica Tornese
I wrote Linked Through Time out in about 3 months, but I edited it and revised some sections over a few more months- I have three kids and I work, so it was hard to find the time to dedicate solely to writing. Lost Through Time took a little longer to develop, and Destroyed Through Time took almost a year because I kept changing my mind about the plot.
7) Author #7: Amanda Strong
I wrote my first ‘rough’ draft in four months.  I then spent the next year and a half learning I had a lot to learn 😉  Needless to say, my 150,000 word story needed a little trimming.  Once I got my novel around 98,000 words I decided I was done cutting my left arm off (that’s how it felt!).
8) Author #8: Erica Keifer
I have enjoyed pulling thoughts and experiences from my life and mixing it in with these characters. It’s been fun to explore parts of myself with aspects of the story, and think a lot about my childhood and past relationships. I also love hearing feedback and how my writing caused someone to feel the emotion I was going for. As a mother with very young kids, the most difficult part is balancing motherhood and setting aside time to write.
9) Author #9: Kelly Risser
Lingering Echoes took just over a year to complete. I ended up cutting out a lot of scenes because little did I know that it was too long-winded for a YA novel and I had a lot of unnecessary scenes. Over the next couple years of trying to get published, I continued to cut out scenes or add a little here and there to improve the writing. The process of finding a publisher took over three years!
10) Author #10: Lauren Taylor

I written four books now and each has taken me between 2-3months to finish the first draft.

11) Author #11: Sherry D. Ficklin
Anywhere from 30 days to 3 months. Most on the longer end.
12) Author #12: Sheenah Freitas

My first book in my series took me about five years, but that’s mostly because I was also balancing high school life and trying to figure out my writing style and techniques. The second book only took a year. The third book that I’m currently working is taking longer; I’m entering the second year now. So it sort of varies depending on the project.

13) Author #13: Michael Thal

I’ve written four books. The Abduction of Joshua Bloom was started back in 1977. At the time, I was a full time teacher, working on my writing habit as a hobby. However, late in the 90’s I awoke one morning deafened. Doctors said my hearing loss was due to a virus. When the virus returned six years later, it left my good ear deaf. I took disability and turned my hobby into a profession. The first book I wrote as a professional writer was Goodbye Tchaikovsky, the story of a teen violin prodigy who lost his hearing. That book took a year to write. After it was published, I worked on a few other projects, then dusted off The Abduction of Joshua Bloom, and rewrote it.

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Jasveena
Founder of International Book Promotion
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April Author Interview Answer #3 “Who is more powerful in your story? The hero or heroine?”

It’s time to reveal the answers for the next question from all SEVEN Romance & Erotica authors. Yesterday, we revealed the answers for Question #2 “Do you have a specific goal to achieve through your stories or is your story just for pure fun? For those of you reading this post and not knowing what’s going on, we interviewed Romance and Erotica authors last month. You can click on the authors’ names below to learn about them more.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all seven authors who took part in this author interview!

This month, we are interviewing Young Adult authors and if you have any questions for them, please send in your question via this link. It will take less than 5 minutes. I promise! 🙂 

Here is the answer to the THIRD question: “Who is more powerful in your story? The hero or heroine?”

1) Author #1 Anne Conley

It depends on which story you read, honestly.  It could be either one, or both. 

2) Author #2: Marie Lavender

A lot of the time, the hero is powerful. But, I don’t want my female characters to be powerless either.  I always try to make them strong and capable in a lot of different ways.

3) Author #3: Emily Eck

I see power as being something that is easily corrupted. Neither character in my series has power, per se. Their love for one another is powerful, and their actions are often driven by this love. The heroine is quite strong willed. There are lines I’ve read in books that stick in my head. I’ll save you and not quote Twilight, but there are a handful of lines from those books that were so powerful they are burned into my brain. There is one line I wrote about my heroine that stands out to me, and makes me pat my own back. Chaos is happening and the heroine takes charge. The man who is supposed to be in charge says to the hero of our story, “You need to handle your woman.” He isn’t happy that a woman is taking charge of the situation. The hero’s response to him is “You don’t handle Elle. Elle handles you.” Elle is our heroine, of course. Her strength is what draws J, our hero, to her.

J is a strong man, who can be aggressive when the situation calls for it. His love for Elle is more powerful than any single person in the book, though. It brings him to his knees various times throughout the story. 

4) Author #4: AJ Summer

Both. You have to have a strong hero, but I don’t believe in helpless heroines either. They have to compliment each other.

5) Author #5: Lucien Bane

 I would definitely say Tara. She had me by the balls the moment I met her.

6) Author #6: Annie Edmonds

This is tricky. Because my stories seem to start out with the Hero as the strong and powerful. Then somewhere they lose a little footing as they try and figure out how to make things right again. Ultimately in the end good always wins over evil. And the love shines through.

Now the heroine’s in my books are evil and especially in the book I’m writing now. Master Mike’s story has a guy named Tyler Bishop. He’s a spoiled rotten evil man. Tyler can’t handle women with strong personalities. He gets off on breaking them down. 

7) author #7: Larae Parry

Will I get in trouble if I say “both?” The Danish princess is powerful, but so is the Dax, the playboy.

Question #4 is If you write sex scenes, do you write it because you feel it is important to the story, or because you think you need one to sell the book?”

What do you think these authors’s will be? Watch out for the next post !

Signing out,

Jasveena

Founder of IBP

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