This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Annie will be awarding a boomerang and a $10 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.
Thanks for stopping by to visit with us and answer our questions. Why do you write in your genre? What draws you to it?
I have always loved reading romance and losing myself in different settings across the world. Now that I have the opportunity to write stories and have been published by the wonderful Entangled Publishing, I get to write all of the stories that have been in my head for years. The main draw card to contemporary romance is the variety of settings and the different characters you can write about from all walks of life.
Name one thing you learned from your hero/heroine.
Each of my heroines is a very determined character. Often where they think they are heading in life is changed by the hero they fall in love with. I guess the think I have learned from letting deal with this change is the resilience of the female spirit endures despite adversity and is supported by the love of the right man.
Do you have any odd or interesting writing quirks, habits or superstitions?
I have to have a tidy work area before I can commence work. The problem is ...it gets very chaotic each day and I often wonder if it is a subconscious form of procrastination.
Are you a plotter or pantser?
I use to boast of being a died in the wool panster but my dear editor has beaten that out of me. Now I must submit structures, plot and characters and you know what? Despite all my resistance and how much I hate the planning stage…it is much easier to write when you plot.
Look to your right – what’s sitting there?
A foot stool with my strapped ankle propped on it… I sprained my ankle last week and it has been lovely being tied to my desk with my dear husband doing all the chores and looking after me. On the desk to my right…there is a list of things to do today. And I don’t think I am going to get them all done. Are you getting a picture of me?
Anything new coming up from you? What? I have my first book with the Covet Imprint being released on 24th February and I love it. Hot Rock has a sexy rock star, time travel and is set in England…one of my favorite settings…And this one is a little steamier too.
Do you have a question for our readers?
I love to hear from readers. One of the questions I love to ask… is do they prefer…sweet or sexy or somewhere in between? I write across all heat levels and it interests me to hear what a reader’s preferred heat level is…and the big question. Why do they prefer that?
About the Author:
Her working life has seen her through several major career changes and Annie has now retired from the world of full time work and has fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a published author.
Annie’s debut full length novel, Holiday Affair, a contemporary romance set in the South Pacific was released as part of Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line in March 2012 and has been a best seller on both Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. The sequel Italian Affair was released in June 2013, and will be followed shortly by Outback Affair. Annie has more books being released in 2013 and 2014 with Entangled Publishing in the Bliss, Entangled Ignite and Covet imprints.
Annie loves to hear from readers at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nothing more than a holiday fling…until he moved in next door!
Staid professor Lissy McIntyre believes that choosing a mate should be based on common sense, not runaway passion. And Lissy would certainly never pick a rolling stone like Nick Richards for long-term love. But a red-hot, tropical romance? Oh, yeah. He’s got a body just made for sinning and his sizzling kisses leave her senseless.
When Nick blows into town, he’s stunned to discover that his no-nonsense new neighbor and co-worker is the same sultry creature he seduced for one night of forbidden island pleasure. He’s unaccustomed to staying in one place for long, but he just can’t seem to keep his hands off the multi-faceted Lissy. Will Nick break loyal Lissy’s heart or will she be the one woman he simply can’t walk away from?
Free-spirited sex therapist Brianna Ballantine has four days to find a fiancé so she can inherit her birth mother’s Italian villa. Commitment is not on the agenda. Writing her sex therapy book and signing legal papers are. And once all is said and done, she’ll return home to Scotland.
For finance guru Tomas Richards, relationships have been a bad investment—give him stocks and shares any day. When Tomas offers a marriage of convenience to help Brianna secure her inheritance, the sizzle between the sheets promises an affair to remember, despite family complications at every turn. But Tom must convince Brianna to stay, and make this Italian affair a lifelong commitment.
Jessica Trent wants to be a full-time writer for Cuisine magazine, but in order to land the gig she has to snare a one-on-one with the reclusive Alessandro Ricardo, a man hell-bent on staying out of the limelight. The last thing she expects as she heads to Crocodile Springs resort in northern Australia is to end up traveling across the Outback with a rugged and far too sexy barramundi fisherman.
Ex lawyer Alex Richards protects his privacy and his heart in equal measure. So when a Yankee bombshell in need of a ride turns up and threatens both, he decides to teach her a lesson. As they make their way through the wild country together, the attraction between them ignites. Alex must choose between his heart or letting go of his past … and will Jessica understand why he lied once she finds out who he really is?
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