As a girl, Terri L. Austin thought she'd outgrow dreaming up stories and creating imaginary friends. Instead, she's made a career of it. She met her own Prince Charming and together they live in Missouri. She loves to hear from readers.
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First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
Thanks so much for having me on today! It’s a pleasure. I’m a wife of *mumble mumble* years and a mom to two college students. I love shiny, shiny beads, reality TV, and I write contemporary erotica and humorous mysteries.
Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes! As a kid, I always had my head stuck in a book. So I decided to start writing the types of stories I like to read. It was a natural progression.
What kind of writer are you? Panster or Plotter?
I describe myself as a pantser, but more and more, I do a lot of preliminary writing before I sit down to write the first chapter. It gives me a few ideas about where to take the book. I guess I’m a plantster?
Where do your ideas come from?
Anywhere. Everywhere. A picture or a news story can trigger an idea. Sometimes, I dream a storyline. Basically, I have more ideas than I’ll ever have time to write.
A la Twitter style, can you describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
His Every Need—British hero, strong heroine. Humor, heart, and heat wrapped up in one delicious read.
What are some of your favorite kinds of stories to read?
I like a book with a dash of humor, chemistry between the characters, a hero I can fall in love with, and a heroine I can root for.
Do you have a favorite book and if so what is it?
Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase. To me, this is the perfect romance novel. It hit every note.
What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write?
Probably well written descriptive scenes. I like to cut to the chase and throw characters together, let them play off each other, so I really have to buckle down when it comes to writing description.
If you could have dinner with any three authors, who would you choose and why?
Jane Austen, Kresley Cole, Agatha Christie. Three of my very favorite authors. I’d ply them with wine and breathe in every word.
Last question, are you working on anything right now?
The second book in the Beauty and the Brit trilogy, His Kind of Trouble, comes out next March. I just finished edits last week. I loved working on Monica’s story.
Can you remember the first romance novel you ever read? If so, what made it memorable?
Allie Campbell is determined to take care of her family, no matter the cost. But when her father loses their home to British tycoon Trevor Blake, Allie finds herself forced to plead for more time to pay off the loan...and if she has to use her own body as collateral, then so be it.
Trevor isn't moved by Allie's story. But when Allie impulsively offers to do anything to keep the house, he's intrigued enough to raise the stakes: for the next two months, she must cater to his every need, no matter how depraved. To his amazement, she agrees.
Allie has no intention of enjoying her time with the arrogant, domineering Brit, but it doesn't take long before he's got her aching for his touch-and he'll do whatever it takes to make her beg...
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