A Date with an Author ~ Melissa Lopez

Please help me welcome, Contemporary Romance and Paranormal author, Melissa Lopez!

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GdG: Hi Melissa & welcome! How’s the weather where you live right now?  

ML: I live in central Indiana and the weather is suspiciously mild. I’m just waiting for winter to finally hit ya with a whammy.

GdG: LOL, Suspiciously mild – it’s suspiciously HOT in Southern California, so I know exactly what you are talking about!! 😀 What is your favorite piece of winter/seasonal clothing? Where did you get it? 

ML: I guess my favorite winter gear is my periwinkle parka which I bought at L.L. Bean. I love the color. 

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GdG: That is a great color!! OK, now Pet Pix!

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ML: Deci is my daughter’s beautiful longhaired cat. Aly rescued her two years ago while volunteering there. She brought Deci home, because of her missing ear. I’m so glad Aly adopted her. Deci’s been the best cat ever.

GdG: She looks quite content! :) Tell us, how do you get into the writing zone if you happen to be unmotivated that day?

ML: A little Rock ‘n Roll usually gets my muse in the mood.

GdG: What is your preferred media when writing? (Pen & paper, audio notes, laptop, cocktail napkin?)

ML: Well, when I first started writing I wrote in a notebook, but now besides a new idea that I’ll jot down in a note I write mostly on a desktop.

GdG: I started way back when using notebooks, too! :) What is the weirdest thing upon which you’ve written an idea? (hand, a mirror with lipstick)

ML: On a plane ticket while traveling is probably the weirdest place I’ve ever written a story idea.

GdG: Not that is different!! 😀 Do you have a favorite work space?

ML: My office space is probably my favorite workspace to work because it’s my personal space, but I write a lot on my desktop in the living room. I guess I like noise. LOL…

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GdG: What a gorgeous color! Tell us about a time when you weren’t writing and a fantastic idea hit you like a truck. 

ML: I once had an idea at a Jimmy Buffet concert. LOL…I didn’t even have my purse on me to take a note down. 

GdG: Ugh! I can’t imagine – a concert? Wow! :) Kindly provide how you came up with your latest WIP, and please give us a blurb or a few sentences from it. 

ML: Cursed by Moonlight is based on the hanged man Tarot card. Although I’ve not read a fortune in a long while I own a couple Tarot decks. 

By day, Alric is a fearless warrior who rules his people fairly and protects them fiercely. But when the full moon rises, he becomes that which he hates…a beast whose ferocious impulses he cannot control.

Cassi belongs to a wandering superstitious people who have set up camp on Alric’s land. From the moment she first catches sight of the lord of the land, she is enchanted by him.

And he is no better off. It’s no wonder his people call her a witch. Feeding, fighting, and avoiding reproduction has made up his days until Cassi appears. His wolf within is clawing to get to her. Then night begins and her scent calls to him…desire and despair nearly bring him to his knees

Alric is desperate to find an end to his curse, and he calls upon Cassi to help him. But as a mysterious old crone has hinted, only he can free himself.

Hunting a feral werewolf only convinces Alric of how desperate his situation is. Can they find a way to be together when they face not only mortal danger but the fear of their people?

GdG: Cool! And it’s available right now! W00t!

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Click Cover to go to the link on Amazon

 

GdG: Beautiful cover! Do you have any plans to attend book conferences in 2016? If so, please tell us which ones?

ML: I attend RAGT put on by Lori Foster nearly every year. RAGT is in Ohio and is my favorite conference. Lori’s gatherings are so laid back and fun. I will be there in June.

 GdG: Where is the best place for people to follow you where you consistently post? Twitter, FB, etc.? 

ML: I won’t call myself a FaceBook addict, but I pop on and off several times a day.

https://www.facebook.com/authormelissacombs

I also love Instragram.

https://www.instagram.com/authormelissacombs/ 

GdG: Please provide your official website or blog.

ML: My website is under construction and should be up and running with a week.

www.MelissaCombs.com

 ML: My blog is:

https://melissacombswrites.wordpress.com/

GdG: Great! Any final words of wisdom or well wishes for the New Year you’d like to share?

ML: Well, here’s a little something my dad told me during his final trip. Make memories, be happy, and don’t live with regret. Life is short. We don’t get do-overs. Happy 2016! Hope everyone has a good one.

Thank you so much for allowing me to visit your cyber home. It’s been fun.

~Mel

GdG: Thank YOU, Melissa! :)

 

A Date with an Author ~ Faith Gibson

GdG: Readers, it is my honor to welcome this week’s Date, Faith Gibson!

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Faith is a multi-genre romance author. You must check out her website where you will find smokin’-hot paranormal and contemporary mm romance!

Hi Faith & welcome!! How’s the weather where you live right now?

FG: Middle Tennessee is crazy right now.  We go from snow to 72 degrees back to snow again. Today it’s going to be in the 30’s.

GdG: Shivers* the 30’s!! Gads! What is your favorite piece of winter/seasonal clothing?

FG: I can’t say I have just one because I live in hoodies in the winter… The one I’m wearing now is one of my faves and I got it off the internet… Saw the ad on Facebook and clicked

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GdG: Oooo, LOVE* Cute clothes from Facebook adds…. The downfall of my bank account. LOL OK, now for some Pet Pix! Do show us your furry companions!

FG: I am combining my favorite place to write with my pet pics… BeBe and Charlie are the 4-legged loves of my life. They’ve been with me for a long time (11 and 10 years).

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BeBe came from the pound, and I got Charlie out of a buggy at the Walmart (yes, I said buggy)

GdG: I’m assuming it was an abandoned buggy… LOL 😉 So tell us how do you get into the writing zone if you happen to be unmotivated?

FG: I have several stories going at one time, so it’s rare that nobody is talking to me. If it happens, I step away from the story and go take a shower or wash dishes. Water is my conduit for some reason.

GdG: Water IS the universal conduit! I learned that from Keanu Reeves in Constantine (one of my all-time fave angel/demon films!) 😀 What is your preferred media when writing? (Pen & paper, audio notes, laptop, cocktail napkin?)

FG: If I’m sitting down to write for the day, I use my laptop, but if an idea hits me when I’m not at my computer, I have an app on my phone I talk into so I don’t lose the idea.

GdG: Cool – Oh, if our phones could talk! LOL I’m so glad they can’t. :) 😛 What is the weirdest thing upon which you’ve written an idea? (hand, a mirror with lipstick)

FG: Not that it’s weird, but probably a receipt of sorts

GdG: You’re right, not weird, but certainly different! :) Do you have a favorite work space?

FG: Yes, my living room is where I write most of the time. When the weather is nice, I sit outside on the patio.

GdG: Tell us about a time when you weren’t writing and a fantastic idea hit you like a truck.

FG: It has happened more than once, but when the man (what I call my husband) and I were walking the dogs, I had an epiphany and I told it to him to make sure neither one of us forgot it by the time we got home. Usually, though, I have most of my epiphanies in the shower.

GdG: Me too! The shower and driving! UGH! LOL

Kindly provide how you came up with your latest WIP + a blurb or a few sentences from it.

FG: Which one? lol. I have 3 stories started, but I’ll mention Release Me. (that may or may not be the title) It is the follow up to Deliver Me, my MM rock n roll tale. I wasn’t going to do a follow up, but the readers were kindly asking (really, demanding) Cade’s story, so I asked him if he wanted one, and he said F*ck yeah. I was sitting at my local drinking establishment having a beer when Cade whispered in my ear. He, too, was sitting at a bar, and his story began…

“Last call, bud,” the bartender said, clearing the glasses and wiping the now empty space beside Cade. Glancing around, he noticed he was the only patron left in the hole-in-the-wall redneck joint. He shouldn’t have worried about a disguise. Nobody recognized the man sitting alone at the bar with his long blond hair tucked under a cowboy hat. He looked like every other Joe who’d come in that night. Everyone except the bartender. The man serving alcohol wasn’t dressed like a wannabe rodeo star. He wore faded blue jeans topped by an equally faded Metallica t-shirt that stretched nicely across his firm chest. The muscles in his arms bunched and corded as he moved around the bar, pouring drinks and wiping up after people. Cade would bet his last twenty the guy had on shitkickers instead of cowboy boots.

If someone asked, he could give a detailed description of the man who’d served him drinks for the last few hours, but he’d be hard pressed to tell what any of the countless women looked like who tried, and failed, to get his attention.

Cade was somewhere in Tennessee, close to Nashville. He was in town to audition with a band that needed a drummer. More like he was auditioning them. After being in 7’s Mistress, one of the world’s most famous rock bands for the last fifteen years, those in the music world knew what Cade was capable of. Now that his band was no longer together, he was itching to get back on the road. He downed his whiskey and threw enough cash on top of the receipt to cover the tab plus probably five more. When he bobbled getting to his feet, the bartender asked, “You need a ride?”

“I need a blowjob. Got one of those on speed dial?” he replied sarcastically.  

© Faith Gibson 2016

GdG: Awesome, Faith! And BTW, that’s exactly how my muse works: My hero whispers in my ear. Sigh*

So what’s your latest work that is available right now?

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FG: Jasper, Book 6 in The Stone Society series hits the e-book world February 10th (which just happens to be my birthday.  I like giving myself presents like that) 

Amazon US

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A1S5STS

 

Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01A1S5STS

 

Amazon AU

http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B01A1S5STS

 

Amazon CA

http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01A1S5STS

GdG: HAPPY (albeit belated) BIRTHDAY!! Confetti toss* 😀

Do you have any plans to attend book conferences in 2016? If so, please tell us which ones.

FG: So far I am signed up for A Weekend with the Authors in Nashville May 13 – 15, as well as Rebels and Readers in West Virginia November 5 – 6

GdG: Right on – So, on the www, where is the best place for people to follow you where you consistently post?

FG: Definitely facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorfgibson   I am on there daily. 

GdG: Please provide your official website or blog

FG: My website is www.faithgibsonauthor.com   You can access my blog from the website as well as sign up for my newsletter.

GdG: Any final words of wisdom or well wishes for the New Year you’d like to share?

FG: Be yourself and be happy with yourself. If you aren’t happy, only you can do something about it.

GdG: Well, Faith, it’s been a blast chatting with you! Thank you so very much for the ‘Date!’ :)

 

A Date with an Author ~ Sage Marlowe

Tonight, it is my absolute pleasure to introduce Sage Marlow, author of contemporary gay erotic fiction.

SM: Hi Genella, thank you so much for dating me *grins* It’s a pleasure to be here and chat with you. Big thanks to everyone who’s dropping in—hey, are you gate crashing our date??? No worries, we love guests. The more, the merrier, right?

GdG: Giggles* Now, I always like to ask for a picture, Sage…. Taps foot on floor*

SM: I’m pretty camera-shy, but I do have a pretty, rainbow-coloured logo :)

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GdG: You big tease! Don’t make me come over there – Oh, wait, I AM going to visit you one of these days, and there will be no hiding, then! LOL – All right, enough flirting (for now. . .) How’s the weather where you live at the moment?

SM: In short, it’s f-f-f-f-freezing here. I live in Germany, and we’ve just had ten days of temperatures below 0 degrees centigrade. Fortunately it’s been crispy cold with a beautiful clear blue sky and the most beautiful sunrises behind our house, as you can see in the pic.

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GdG: How beautiful! I can’t even imagine what 0 degrees feels like… What is your favorite piece of winter/seasonal clothing? Where did you get it?

SM: My favourite piece of almost all-season clothing is my trusty outdoor jacket. It might not be a beauty or fashionable, but it keeps me warm (enough), and the pockets are huge, so I can stuff anything from keys to tissues to children’s toys in them.

My favourite jacket

GdG: Looks toasty! I’ll bet Miss M is thrilled when you hand her one of her toys from seemingly out of no where! Magical Papa! :) OK, now Pet Pix!

SM: These are my much beloved fur babies, Mrs Cat (the tortoiseshell one), who, despite being around 15 years of age, is excellent at hunting mice and is known in our part of the village for walking me and Miss M to the bus stop in summer.

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Mr Cat, the white Persian, is actually a living, breathing sofa cushion. And he’s a diva.

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GdG: Cute little fluffies!! So how do you get into the writing zone if you happen to be unmotivated that day?

SM: I’m not usually unmotivated, but sometimes my head is just not in the writing zone because I have too much other stuff going on. If I can’t get into a story at all, I’ll just put on one of the many other hats I wear and get back to writing the next day.

GdG: Good plan. What is your preferred media when writing? (Pen & paper, audio notes, laptop, cocktail napkin?)

SM: My laptop or my iPhone.

GdG: What is the weirdest thing upon which you’ve written an idea? (hand, a mirror with lipstick)

SM: None, actually. As my iPhone is virtually an extension of me by now, all my ideas go in there.

GdG: Likewise, my iPhone’s notes are jammed with ideas and… shopping lists… LOL. Do you have a favorite work space?

SM: Um, yes. My bed. I’m also finally going to have a spare attic room converted into the home office I’ve wanted for years, but at the time I’m writing this, that room has nothing in it but bare walls, cobwebs and very cold air.

GdG: Your bed, huh? Hmmmmm, interesting…It appears that you’ve ruffled my curiosity 😉 Tell us about a time when you weren’t writing and a fantastic idea hit you like a truck

SM: This just happened a few weeks ago, when the SO and I were having lunch with his mother. An idea hit me mid-conversation, so of course I zoned out, took my phone out and wrote it down. Yeah, that resulted in frowns all around me, but really, they should be used to it by now.

GdG: LOL, right? Anyone who is close to a writer should know that when the mysterious muse hits, all bets are off. 😛 😉 Kindly provide how you came up with your latest WIP.

SM: My latest WIP is the next book in the Sub-Series. It’s a follow-up on Chester and Sheridan’s story, which began in Roses & Thorns. I came up with the idea when I realised that these two men’s story just wasn’t over yet, and some of the things that were hinted at in Roses makes it fit in well with the Sub-books.

I don’t have a blurb yet, so here’s the first paragraph: 

Roses & Kinks

Copyright Sage Marlowe, 2016

     Sheridan pulled off his gloves on the way to the sink and dumped them in the bin he passed. He turned on the hot water, poured a liberal amount of soap onto his right palm and started scrubbing his hands, as usual taking extra care to clean under his nails, even though there shouldn’t be anything yucky there, couldn’t, really, because of the gloves. He sighed. It’s not rational. It wasn’t rational. It was the soul-deep need to wash away the traces of a workday spent digging through deceased people’s intestines and sometimes, worse. He squeezed his eyes shut for a moment while he rinsed his hands once more, then he opened them again, blinking as the neon light promptly made them tear up. He grabbed a handful of paper towels and tossed them in the bin, after the gloves.

GdG: Ooooh, how intriguing! Please tell us about  your latest work that is available now?

SM: My latest release is Sub-Dominant, Book 4 in the Sub-Series. This link takes you to your local Amazon-site: http://viewbook.at/sub-dominant

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GdG: Do you have any plans to attend book conferences in 2016? If so, please tell us which ones

SM: I’d love to attend some of the conferences, but for a number of reasons I’m not a big fan of travelling these days. I might make it to EuroPride Con in Berlin, but nothing’s been decided yet.

GdG: Where is the best place for people to follow you where you consistently post? Twitter, FB, etc.?

SM: Facebook! That is, if you want to meet the more personal me. I use Twitter to keep my followers updated on my books, like new releases and sales, but Facebook is definitely my go to place to post personal stuff.

GdG: Cool! Please provide your official website or blog

SM: My website is www.sage-marlowe.com. I try to keep it up-to-date, so visitors can find all the important info on my books there. My blog can be found at www.sage-marlowe.blogspot.com It was recently re-named Flavours of Sage and is mostly dedicated to hosting fellow authors and their new releases, so it’s always worth a visit if you want to discover new books

GdG: Any final words of wisdom or well wishes for the New Year you’d like to share?

SM: Live, love and laugh. Seriously, life is short. Enjoy it and make the most of it.

Thanks again for the interview, Genella, it’s been lovely. And thank you for being here with us, dear visitors!

~Sage xxx

GdG: Thank you Sage! I’ll be seeing you…. ;D

A Date with an Author ~ Dee J. Adams

Readers, you are in for a treat!

Allow me to present your date for tonight, Dee J. Adams! With 9 books under her belt and more on the way, Dee J. is an incredibly prolific writer who pens kick-ass heroines and big stories.

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GdG: Hi Dee J.! How’s the weather where you live right now?

DJA: Right now the weather is cold, brisk and clear. It’s the prettiest Southern California has looked in a long time. All that much needed rain cleared out the air.

GdG: Seriously! I love it when it’s chilly! What is your favorite piece of winter/seasonal clothing?

DJA: I’ve been wearing this hat and scarf all winter.

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My daughter made them for me and they are so soft and so cozy!!

GdG: OK, now *that* is talent! I’m positive I wouldn’t have the patience for knitting! Now for your pet Pix!

DJA: Zachary and Elizabeth. (No, I didn’t name them. They were rescues that my family adopted when they were 7. Honestly the names fit to tee. Especially Liz since she’s a real Queen.)

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Zach is a pit bull mix and Liz is a lab, border collie mix. She makes the rules and he follows them.

GdG: Alfa girl ~ Nice! 😀 How do you get into the writing zone if you happen to be unmotivated that day?

DJA: Honestly, sometimes I don’t get into the zone. But I try to make up for it another day.

GdG: What is your preferred media when writing? (Pen & paper, audio notes, laptop, cocktail napkin?)

DJA: Laptop. (Although a cocktail napkin has been used for notes if I’ve been out and nothing else is handy.)

GdG: What is the weirdest thing upon which you’ve written an idea? (hand, a mirror with lipstick)

DJA: That cocktail napkin from above. <G>

GdG: Do you have a favorite work space?

DJA: I tend to write on my living room sofa. Sometimes, I’ll write in bed in the morning before I get up. The best part about the sofa is sharing the space with Zach.

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He loves me. Of course the feeling is mutual. Although he sheds so terribly that I have to protect the sofa, but the ugly is worth having him next to me. (I take it off when company comes over. Haha.)

GdG: Tell us about a time when you weren’t writing and a fantastic idea hit you like a truck

DJA: I was on vacation with my husband and daughter and we went to the Indianapolis 500 in 2001. I had no intention of working, but after seeing the race, I had an idea that became Dangerous Race. (The first book in my Adrenaline Highs series.) I ended up working the rest of the vacation getting my idea down on paper and interviewing anyone in charge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

GdG: Cool! Any research I can do other than sitting at my computer always yields such wonderfully tangible info. :) Kindly provide how you came up with your latest WIP and perhaps give us a peek into the story.

DJA: My current work in progress, Out of the Blue, is a direct sequel to Against the Wall (High Stakes #1). It’s the continuing saga of the St. John family after their traumatic kidnapping in the first book. Although one of the twins got his story in Imminent Danger (Adrenaline Highs #5), Out of the Blue tells Brendan’s story. He was the most affected during the kidnapping.

Here’s a little excerpt!

“Thank you,” she said. She cleared her rough throat and pushed wet hair off her face. “Seriously. I have no idea how that happened, but thank you. You saved me.”

Now that she had the towel in her lap and hair pushed back, he saw the crazy blue-green of her eyes. His pulse skipped then steadied, then skipped again when she smiled at him. Brilliant white teeth. Plush lips. Full and inviting and very kissable if he let himself think about it, which he couldn’t since he’d just met her and didn’t even have a name. That problem he could remedy.

“I’m Brendan. And you’re welcome. Glad I was here to do the saving.” And wasn’t that an understatement? He took a quick glance at the rest of her, noticing the flat stomach and enough cleavage to keep a man interested.

She stuck out her hand. “Casey. And I’m glad too.” Her palm was cool and Brendan thought of the ways he could heat it up. Heat her up. “Any chance I could say thank you with breakfast. On me. All you can eat.” She blinked. Salt crystals lodged in her long dark lashes and sparkled in the sun.

All you can eat. On me. His mind went to a very dirty place and he smiled at her offer. His mini vacation had been a complete surprise and he’d been more lonely than anything, so her invitation sounded perfect.

“I guess it’s a good thing I like breakfast,” he said. He wasn’t picky either. He’d eat any meal. On her. He huffed out a breath and tried to clear his filthy mind. He blamed his older brothers, mostly Danny since his revolving door of women seemed never-ending.

“Something funny?” she asked.

“Nah.” He drew a line in the sand with his index finger. “Just thinking how my day suddenly got better.” No lie there.

 

GdG: Fantastic! Brendan sounds hunky! :) Can you please share with us your latest work that is available now?

DJA: Always Dangerous was my last release in October of 2015. It’s the final book in my Adrenaline Highs series.

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Always Dangerous: Amazon       Always Dangerous: Barnes & Noble

GdG: Do you have any plans to attend book conferences in 2016? If so, please tell us which ones

DJA: I will probably be at the RWA National Conference in San Diego.

GdG: Sweet! Where is the best place for people to follow you where you consistently post? Twitter, FB, etc.?

DJA: I’m usually on FB and Twitter. You can find me here:

https://www.facebook.com/DeeJAdamsAuthor/?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/DeeJAdams (Twitter handle is @DeeJAdams)

Official website: http://deejadams.com/

GdG: Great! Any final words of wisdom or well wishes for the New Year you’d like to share?

DJA: Words of wisdom…? Be kind to others because you just never know what they might be going through. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes before passing judgment. Make the most of this life. It’s the only one you get. Love beats fear and hate any day of the week.

GdG: Thanks so much, Dee J., for taking the time to come out for a ‘Date!’ :)

A Date with an Author ~ Amanda McIntyre

Please welcome tonight’s ‘Date with an Author’ Amanda McIntyre! Amanda’s passion is telling character-driven stories with a penchant for placing ordinary people into extraordinary situations. A bestselling author, her work is published internationally in print, E-book, and audio. She writes sizzling contemporary and erotic historical romance and believes no matter what, love will always find a way.

 AMANDA[1]GdG: Amanda!! It’s so lovely to have you as our next ‘Date!’ How’s the weather where you live right now?

AM: I live in the Heartland, USA, and it’s been pretty much a roller coaster this winter with balmy temps one day and sub-zero the next. Yes, we had a white Christmas which none of the weather people in our area knew was coming 😉 Whether around here used to be quite predictable. Chilly, oftentimes a rainy Fall, along about Thanksgiving the first signs of snow, and from then until around April—cold and snow. Now its rolling dice to see whats happening next week 😉 Thank you El Nino and climate changes 😉

GdG: What is your favorite piece of winter/seasonal clothing?

AM: This season has been an array of leggings that I wear with a funky knit dress or over-sized tunic for writing days. I don’t have any pics of me in them, but I shop a lot at Pyramid Collection, J. Jill, and TJMaxx.

GdG: Ooooooh, I LOVE the Pyramid Collection!! Now for Pet Pix! What sort of four-leged companion do you have in your family?

AM: We have a purebred, 90lb. Black Lab, Norman, who turned 8 years old this past December. 

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GdG: Aw! What a cutie!! Tell us how you get into the writing zone if you happen to be unmotivated that day?

AM: Sort of depends on the day. Meditation has become something I’ll do if I have too much swirling around up there and can’t focus. I always create a visual board of my characters, houses, towns, settings in general of my story to help keep it fresh in my head. Sometimes I’ll surf the internet for visual inspiration. Taking a walk, watch a movie, and coloring–actually focusing on something else some days is a good way to let your creative well recharge. If it’s just not coming—I walk away and do something entirely different. But I love being in the “zone” when I feel like I’m right there in the center of the story 😉

GdG: I love that as well :) What is your preferred media when writing? Pen & paper, audio notes, laptop, cocktail napkin?

AM: I used to think I was weird, but have since discovered a number of folks who pen their first draft and revise as they type the ms. I prefer loose leaf college rule paper, and always, always use a Black Bic Classic for the first draft. (I should have stock in Bic!) I’ve been known to jot down ideas on napkins, my phone, a notepad that I keep in my purse…

GdG: Cool. It’d different for every writer, and it’s great to get a glimpse of how they do it. What is the weirdest thing you’ve written an idea down on?

AM: When I recently redid my office space, I painted one entire wall with chalkboard paint and write quotes on it quite often! (* note: this doesn’t wipe off with an old fashioned eraser as well, but it’s quite fun to play on with chalk!)

GdG: How fun! Do you have a favorite work space?

AM: My office. I prefer using my PC over a laptop—tried them, never used them. Always came back to my desk and my PC.

GdG: It seems that everyone prefers their office… I want one, too! :) Tell us about a time when you weren’t writing and a fantastic idea hit you like a truck.

AM: I get lots of “fantastic” ideas! LOL I’m not sure they all necessarily turn out that way! Sometimes, you have to separate the “hit-by-a truck” moments with ones that start out as a seed and build into something that cannot be ignored!!

GdG: Kindly provide how you came up with your latest WIP + a blurb and a few sentences from it.

AM: The latest came unexpectedly and actually started out completely different from what I’d originally thought…it is the first book in a new spin-off series of my contemporary western Kinnison Legacy series. (RUGGED HEARTS, BK I, RUSTLER’S HEART, BK II, RENEGADE HEARTS, BK III) featuring the little town of End of the Line, Montana and its wonderfully quirky characters! The legacy of Jed Kinnison’s dream to make the ranch a place where people get a second chance, find themselves, and heal with the help of hard work and beautiful surroundings. Readers of the Kinnison brothers, wanted to read more about this little town and its people, so I created a spin-off series called the Last Hope Ranch. The first book in this series is called NO STRINGS ATTACHED and is due out in eBook and print in Spring 2016. (* preorder coming soon!)

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GdG: Ooooh, great cover!

AM: Here is the blurb from NO STRINGS ATTACHED By Amanda McIntyre-

More is happening in End of the Line, Montana!

The Last Hope Ranch was Jed Kinnison’s dream and his boys made certain his legacy would continue.

Sally Andersen has spent her life teaching school kids and being caretaker for her ailing father. Alone after five years, she sees her friends marry and start families and decides she, too, wants a family…just not in the conventional way.

Serving overseas left Clay Saunders with no leg, PTSD, survivor guilt, more pity than he wants, and no idea about his future. Asked to be a part of a charity bachelor auction by End of the Line’s fiery redheaded music teacher, Clay doesn’t expect the spark the hope of a normal life inside of him at her unusual request…

She wants a baby.

NO RULES. NO COMMITMENT. NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

GdG: Awesome!! So what is your latest work that is available now?

AM: I’m excited to announce I will be included in a special anthology project with a number of authors written solely for RT VEGAS

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This anthology will debut at the RT conference book signing and I’m thrilled to say my offering is called THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT—and is a vampire time-travel-contemporary!! I’m very honored to be part of this unique project with some amazing authors and part of the proceeds going to charity. (*Charity unnamed at time of this interview **Watch my blog or sign up for newsletter regarding preorder date coming soon!)

I’ve also recently re-released the first two books in my SWEET MAGNOLIA time-travel series (more to come!!)

CLOSER TO YOU, BK I  

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CHRISTMAS ANGEL,BK II

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There are a number of other books I’ve recently released and re-released—both contemporary and historical—available for your reading pleasure. The best and easiest way to find my books is to go to

www.amazon.com/author/amandamcintyre

GdG: Do you have any plans to attend book conferences in 2016?

AM: The only conference that I have plans to attend at this time is the RT Booklovers Conference in Las Vegas, NV. In April 2016. I was unable to attend RT last year due to my mom’s passing, so I’m looking forward to seeing people I haven’t seen in a while. There is also the possibility of the Midwestern Booklovers Unite Convention in October.

GdG: Yay! I’m going to RT, too! Can’t wait to see you there! Where is the best place for people to follow you where you consistently post? Twitter, FB, etc.?

AM: I try to carve out time for all of them and recently started a Pinterest page (*addictive!) But readers interested in following me can check out these links:

WEBSITE: http://www.amandamcintyresbooks.com/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AmandaMcIntyreAuthorFanPage

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/amandamcintyre1

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/519786.Amanda_McIntyre

AMAZON AUTHOR: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandamcintyre

NEWSLETTER: http://madmimi.com/signups/110714/join

GdG: Awesome!! Any final words of wisdom or well wishes for the new year you’d like to share?

AM: I’d like to thank all those who love to read, love trying new authors and inspire me daily with fair and heartfelt reviews, emails and messages. Besides, more books than your heart (or fav eReader) can hold, I wish you kindness, realized blessings, & cowboy dreams!

GdG: Thanks again, Amanda!

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PS – Amanda would like to give one lucky participant a $5 Amazon gift card! Please see comments for details!!