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Well, I have been trying to make the rounds with The Assistant. October 1st, I will be on Rosanna Leo’s blog–a fellow LSB author–link:  https://rosannaleoauthor.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/k-t-black-the-assistant/

I am busy at work on Strange Magic: Book 2 of the Spellbound Series. Been a real trick getting used to my new writing schedule, but starting to figure it out.

Also, adjusting to living in an apartment when I haven’t lived in one before has been interesting. Thank God it’s temporary. Last Saturday, my neighbor above me was chopping firewood in their living room. The beauty of being a writer is all the things I imagine when I hear the unusual noises coming from upstairs. Perhaps I will share some of those later.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for your chance to win a copy of The Assistant and a Gift Card to Amazon.

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I want to welcome Roslyn Bane to my blog. Her new release, Time for Terri, (Available October 5th, 2015), is the first book in her Smoky Mountain Romance series.

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Blurb:

One woman has given up on love. One is trying to find her place in a new town. When their lives collide, they must find a way to put their pasts behind them and learn to trust and love again. Time for Terri is a great beginning to Roslyn Bane’s new contemporary romance series, Smoky Mountain Romance.

Terri Greene is a professional photographer who travels the world but calls the small town of Bryson City, NC home. She has made a nice life for herself and kept her painful past deeply buried. She has a reputation for being friendly but elusive. She hammered her heart shut years ago and has long since given up hope for a loving relationship.

Sheila McDevitt, a new arrival to town, has opened a veterinary practice and is determined to succeed in this close-knit community. Viewed as an outsider, she struggles to grow her practice. Unfinished business from her past causes difficulties with her current plans.

When these two women’s lives intersect the changes are unforeseeable. As trust grows and inner demons are tamed, can they see past their own busy professional lives and find success in the part of life that matters most.

 

Excerpt:

Terri accelerated the bike smoothly, when Sheila tightened her grip she was able to suppress her groan but not the quiver in her abdomen. The air was starting to chill as the sun drifted lower in the sky, long shadows crossing the road. She felt Sheila shiver. “Move close to me to stay warm. Let me know if you get too cold.” A moment later she felt Sheila lean into her, hold on tighter. Over the next twenty minutes she felt her occasionally squirm, felt her legs press slightly tighter around her own hips. Thirty minutes later they made the turn the turn to Terri’s house. “Hold on tight it’s really bumpy.” Terri drove the bike confidently up the steep bumpy road. Finally it leveled and she turned into her driveway. Stopping the bike she turned it off. Waited while Sheila got off, removed her helmet. She then swung off, and quickly removed her helmet. “Are you warm enough?”

“Yes. Now that the wind stopped. I’m fine.”

“Good.” She pulled Sheila towards her in a fierce, passionate kiss that had both of them breathless quickly. Lust raced through her body and her heart pounded. She tightened her arms around Sheila’s waist. Heard her own groan.

Sheila returned the kiss with fervent passion, her hands ran across the stiff leather. She desperately wanted to feel flesh. The kiss broke, Sheila nearly staggered. Terri took her hand pulled her to the porch. She backed Sheila up against the door frame, held her hands held above her head as their mouths met again.

 

Author Interview:

1. How much of “you” do you put in your stories?

My female characters share a few things with me. In this book the one character is a photographer, and I dabble in photography. Both are independent and stubborn. Usually are hobbies are similar.

2. What is your writing routine?

After getting settled for the evening I get into comfortable clothes, the bra must be off or the words don’t appear. I don’t know why the girls have to be free, they just do. I stopped fighting it months ago. I have a electric foot massager under the desk that I turn on when I get stuck or if my feet get to cold. A big glass of ice water is close by and a jar of skittles or jelly beans. In the winter a cup of spiked hot cocoa is my writing companion.

3. Where do you get your ideas?

Literally they just pop into my head. Sometimes its from a news story, other times its from people watching, or snippets of overheard conversations at the kids sporting events. The idea for this story came from a book under development that had hit a major roadblock. I pulled the character Terri out of it and very quickly her story came to life.

4. Do you write full-time or do you have a day job?

I work fulltime in medicine as a midlevel provider. Most of my career has been in orthopedics. Unfortunately this leaves me to write in the late evening hours only.

5. What else are you working on?

I have three books in various stages of development. Book 2 in the Smoky Mountain Romance series features a secondary character introduced in Time For Terri. I am working on the first book in another contemporary series, this time with a M/F couple set in Virginia. I am in the research stage for a story involving a female war veteran.

 

Author Bio:

Roslyn Bane wrote poetry and short stories in high school which remained largely unseen except by her closest friends. She grew up in Maryland and has lived in the Florida panhandle, coastal Virginia and Wisconsin.

She now lives near York, Pennsylvania with her family and two lovable labs.

She spends her free time in the outdoors enjoying photography, swimming, bicycling, canoeing, kayaking and downhill skiing. A voracious reader, she enjoys books from many genres. She has a weakness for chocolate and fresh cookies. She loves the smell of rain in the woods, and watching the night sky. The inspiration for, her stories comes from daily life, hobbies, her love of the outdoors, and people watching.

She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, Passionate Ink, and Rainbow Romance Writers.

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Connect with Roslyn Bane:

WEBSITE          FACEBOOK         TWITTER

 

eBook Buy Links:

Liquid Silver Books

Amazon // US // UK // CA     iBooks     KOBO     B&N

 

 

 

 

 

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So, I must say since I’ve signed with Liquid Silver Books, I’ve learned many things. What all is involved in getting a story ready for publication and the marketing process. Some experiences have been better than others. The good:  I’ve meet some really awesome authors–from my publishing house. As a newbie, they helped when I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. Some trying:  Issues with the release of my stories. I’m hoping the third time will be the charm. My poor book number two–The Assistant–almost seems cursed. Amazon mixed me up with an author with a similar pen name, who also happened to have the same title. Until recently, they were selling my story and giving the other author credit. Long story short, they made me invisible. I hope you will check it out. It’s short, but I was hoping it was enough of a taste until I finish up Strange Magic: Spellbound Book 2.

Don’t forget to stop by on Friday and check out my guest blogger Roslyn Bane and her new release Time for Terri a contemporary F/F romance.

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The Assistant received Top Blogger for the month of August and Top 3 in Chatter at Romance Lives Forever Blog.

Also, I will be hosting, I will be hosting fellow LSB author Roslyn Bane on September 18, 2015. Stop by and learn about her and her F/F contemporary romance story.

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