Creating fictional stories can lead to some very strange conversations and thoughts. Here are a few of my favorites from author friends.
When you’re a writer and have already come up with SO MANY words for the day, sometimes you just can’t write anymore.
International Bestselling author Kate Perry writes about all these magical things and Happily Ever After. Her acclaimed Laurel Heights and Summerhill books are international bestsellers, as are her Fillmore & Greenwich and Summerhill series. All her books feature sassy, independent women who just want love and earthy men full of heart who are more than able to rise to the occasion.
New release – Dancing on a Moonbeam Part 3
The first installment of her Summerhill Books, Say You Will, is free at several retailers.*
Ever wonder what Marie thinks about during the day? Here are some texts from Marie to her team.
“Things I love about my job: figuring out where the accents go on the term ménage à trois”
“I have the biggest zit of my life to go with my princess and the pea mattress”
“I need a full time keeper”
“Note to self—include stick figure drawings of love scenes in future books to make them more kid friendly” said in reference to a reader’s 4-year- old nephew asking if the Marie Force books on her shelf were kid books.
With more than 4 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published Gansett Island Series has sold 2 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin’s HQN, as well as the New York Times bestselling Green Mountain Series from Berkley, among other books and series. Marie’s new erotic Quantum Trilogy was released under the name of M.S. Force in April 2015, and all three books were New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. The trilogy is now set to become a series when book 4, Rapturous, is released in January 2016.
New release – Rapturous (Book 4 in her Quantum Series)
The first book in her Gansett Island Series, Maid for Love, is free.*
Ridiculous convo regarding my erotic BDSM series The Steele Brothers for Beg Me:
Me in an email: I’m thinking of a few erotic playthings Rem can do to Cara. I have down a prickly glove and a flogger.
Assistant: What about a vibrator?
Me: Duh, that’s a given. I guess I’ll go with the usual bondage with ropes and chains and see where it takes me.
Assistant: Yeah, but they’re in the fancy hotel. Where is he going to hook up the stuff?
Me: CRAP! I forgot. Umm, it could be a bondage type hotel.
Assistant: I never heard of those!
Me: Yeah, because remember the company FANTA-C booked the room so they’d know they’d need hooks on the wall and the bed for restraining purposes.
Assistant: That’ll work. Make sure you mention that Rem already sent his requirements of the tools he’d need so the reader doesn’t think all fancy hotels come with restraining equipment.
Me: I will – thanks so much!
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, “A Life Worth Living.”
Upcoming Release – Everywhere and Every Way
Jennifer is also part of an upcoming $0.99 boxset, Hot in the Hamptons, that is set for release on March 29, 2016.*
This conversation came during a very intense deadline. It’s an example of how a fellow author “gets” another writer and their need to get off the internet. One word from Kathleen and I’m preparing to sprint to get as much word count as I can get in an hour. Of course, a little silliness comes in when you’re 100% stressed about the deadline. But don’t let the silliness fool you. One hour sprints are intense competition and I like to win. (Side note from Kathleen- Heather likes to think she can win 😉 )
Heather Sunseri is the author of two (and counting) young adult science fiction romance series. The series have a little bit of science fiction, a dab of dystopian, a pinch of paranormal, and a whole lot of romance. Once you’ve read both series, you’ll know: Heather believes that today’s teens have the strength of mind and heart to make the world better.
New Release – Renaissance (Book #3 in the Emerge Series)
The first book in this series, Emerge, is free.*
Kathleen and Robyn after cocktails:
NYT and USA Today best selling author, Robyn Peterman writes because the people inside her head won’t leave her alone until she gives them life on paper. She writes snarky, sexy, funny paranormal and snarky, sexy, funny contemporaries.
Her addictions include laughing really hard with friends, shoes (the expensive kind), Target, Coke Zero Cherry with extra ice in a styrofoam cup, bejeweled reading glasses, her kids, her super-hot hubby and collecting stray animals.
A former professional actress, with Broadway, film and T.V. credits, she now lives in the south with her family and too many animals to count. Writing gives her peace and makes her whole, plus having a job where she can work in her underpants works really well for her.
The first book in the The Hot Damned Series, Fashionably Dead, is free.*
Sometimes you have medical questions you need to ask your freind, who is (lucky for me) an ER doctor. Just remember you should probably clarify the info you need to know about injuries from battery are needed for a book before asking them!
Robyn Peterman, Heather Sunseri, and I spent a winter working out together. Robyn likes to call the routine the Asses on Fire workout. It’s true to its name. While at Robyn’s house one day, she began playing Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball and I couldn’t get it out of my head. I tend to sing while I write. In the end, only my husband suffered.
Kathleen Brooks is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author. Kathleen’s stories are romantic suspense featuring strong female heroines, humor, and happily-ever-afters. Her Bluegrass, Bluegrass Brothers, and Forever Bluegrass Series feature small town charm with quirky characters that have captured the hearts of readers around the world.
Kathleen is an animal lover who supports rescue organizations and other non-profit organizations such as Friends and Vets Helping Pets whose goals are to protect and save our four-legged family members.
New Release – Forever Hidden (Book #2 in the Forever Bluegrass Series)
The first Bluegrass Series book, Bluegrass State of Mind, is free.*
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