Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Written in the Stars returns!

Today, it's Patricia Rosemoor's turn to be featured with Written in The Stars.

I'm delighted Patricia has agreed to be interviewed- this means we get to know Patricia as well as Sherrill who guest posted here last Saturday!

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Hello and wekcome, Patricia!
Take yourself back 20 years and tell us if you had any aspirations to become an author at that time. I already was an author, but it was a tumultuous time in the publishing industry, and I lost contracts on five books I/we (wrote alone and with a writing partner) expected to sell.
What were you mainly doing as a daily occupation at that time? While waiting for a new contract, I worked as an office temp and landed in a situation where I reorganized an entire office and their bank of computers.
And today? How do you mainly spend an average day? I’m always writing, rewriting or revising. But unlike 20 years ago, much of the writing also has to do with publicizing a current book via social networks and blogs.
Now jump forward 20 years from today. What do you think you’d like to be doing then? Writing only stories that I love without having to think about what the market demands :)
What’s your preferred genre for reading material? Thrillers, urban fantasy, romantic suspense.
What genre/ sub-genre do you feel comfortable writing in? 
All the above. I teach Writing Popular Fiction and Suspense Thriller Writing at Columbia College Chicago, and I encourage students to write cross genres as I do. I have always liked writing that bends the rules at least a little.
What do you think will be the main reading materials within the next decade? Books, some form of portable tablets? I think books will remain with us in some form – a lot of my students still prefer paper, which surprises me. But I think tablets will be old hat in the next decade. Maybe we’ll be plugging ourselves into the ether to “experience” stories. Who knows? A fun thing to think about.
In recent years there’s been a movement towards popular cult-type stories- sometimes driven by what’s been popular on TV and the cinema, like Vampire, shifter, time-shift sub-genres. What do you see as being the ideal focus to capture the imagination in 5 years time? I’m terrible at guessing what will be the next big thing. Genres come and go in waves, and I think that will continue.
Can you give us an idea of what your writing schedules might be like during the remainder of 2013 and on to 2014? A lot of promotion in 2013, both for Written In The Stars and my next book with Entangled, Animal Instincts in November. Also, probably a new writing contract with Harlequin, bringing out a couple of backlist books as indies, and working on some new proposals.
Fast and furious:
Ice cream or chocolate cake? Both. I’m definitely a dessert person.
Home made lemonade or rum cocktails? Rum cocktails as long as there’s pineapple juice involved.
Cycling tour of France or a beach holiday in the Caribbean? Definitely the Caribbean.
A date with a politician, or a date with Gerard Butler? I would take a politician if I could have Gerard Butler? I don’t think so :)
Children or pets? Currently, pets. 

Thank you, Patricia. It's a great honour to inverview a writer who has been in the business for a long time- me being a relative newcomer to having novels published (since Aug 2011). From your answers I'm guessing that the tasks you now have to undertake regarding marketing were not such a requirement 20 plus years ago.

About Patricia Rosemoor:
With 90 novels and more than seven million books in print, Patricia Rosemoor is fascinated with “dangerous love” – combining romance with danger. She has written various forms of romantic and paranormal romantic thrillers, even romantic horror, bringing a different mix of thrills and chills to her stories.
Patricia has won a Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America and two Reviewers Choice and two Career Achievement Awards from RT BOOK reviews, and in her other life, she teaches Popular Fiction and Suspense-Thriller Writing, credit courses at Columbia College Chicago. Three of her Columbia grad students and two students from other venues are now published in novel-length fiction.
SKIN is her first original indie thriller. With 53 Harlequin Intrigues since 1985, she is now writing romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing.

Patricia’s Website | Facebook | Goodreads 

“A passionate tale of destiny, danger and dark magic—and a love so powerful that it conquers time.” Mary Jo Putney, New York Times Bestselling Author.
‘A love so deep that it can last through centuries?
In 1601, Lady Elizabeth York’s star-shaped birthmark proclaims her a child of magic. When she arrives at Dunham Castle to marry Carlyle, heir to the Duke of Lennox, but finds enchantment in the eyes and touch of Will Grey, the Duke’s bastard son. Bewitched by Elizabeth, Will defies all for their love, and his jilted half-brother places a curse on them both.
Searching for a treasure ship sunk long ago, present-day marine archeologist Cordelia Ward is pursued romantically by both salvager Innis Foley and treasure hunter Morgan Murphy. She is haunted by a murderous nightmare where one man is the killer and the other the victim, but which man is her enemy, which her soul’s mate? Can a journal that belonged to her ancestress, Lady Elizabeth York show her the answers…in time to save her true love?
Chased by evil, two women discover their own magic to fight the villain’s curse on the Posey rings that draw them to the men they are destined to love.

Written in the Stars on Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo Books
Published by Entangled Publishing - Suspense Imprint

Patricia has shared a very intriguing little excerpt from -Written in The Stars- with us to whet the appetite:

He leaned into her so close his breath laved her face. “How about I make you an honest offer—a partnership.”
She stuck her right hand against his chest and backed off. “I don’t think so. You and I have very different goals.”
“I thought we both wanted to find the motherlode of The Celestine.”
“I’m a marine archeologist and—”
He captured her hand before she could remove it. “And I’m a pirate?”
“I didn’t say that, but you are looking for treasure, while I am looking for artifacts.”
“Not that I see the difference, but how about I offer you this.” From his pocket, he pulled a diamond-studded gold chain from which hung a crescent moon set with sapphires.
Cordelia’s eyes widened.
“Exactly.” He took her right hand from where he’d trapped it and placed the artifact in her palm.
The touch of metal and jewels to her ring electrified Cordelia. Startled, she gasped at the power but wrapped her fingers around the jeweled moon so she wouldn’t drop it. Her heart beating too fast, she took a closer look and recognized its age. This was no modern copy of something old.
Fearing he’d found this on his earlier dive, would somehow beat her to the motherlode, she panicked. “All right, partners, then, but we need to work out details—”
Before she could finish, he curled his fingers over her hand with the crescent and kissed her.
Her wrist burned.
Her ring tightened.
Her head went light.
The chain trapped between their hands connected them like a live wire, kept them from pulling apart. The current spread to every pore of her body, to her head, to her toes, to her feminine center.
She had never felt so alive, so sure of herself.
Until the kiss ended.

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Thank you for visiting today, Patricia, and my very best wishes to you for a successful launch of -Written in The Stars!  



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