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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Interview with Author Terri L. Austin and Giveaway

Meet Terri L. Austin, author of His Every Need.

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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Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 1 copy of His Every Need

To Enter: 
  • Please answer Terri's question: Can you remember the first romance novel you ever read? If so, what made it memorable?
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Good Luck! 

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  1. Can't remember, but did use to read a lot of Bertrice Small and Rebecca Brandewyne books though.

  2. Yes! It was Gone With The Wind and I was still in grade school when I read it night, under the covers with a flash light!

  3. It was Little Women and what about that book isn't memorable?!?!

  4. It would have been Forever by Judy Blume. It was memorable because it was the first time I read about having sex!

  5. Gone With The Wind - 5th grade - unforgettable!

  6. Sweet Valley High... Just that it talks about kisses made me feel guilty for reading it...

  7. When I was a preteen I read Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman. It's a historical about a RCMP and his young bride in the wilds of Canada. I remember wishing someone would call me their 'little cabbage' in French like the hero. *sigh*

    Marcy Shuler

  8. Loved reading about everyone's first romance. Thanks so much for having me on today!

  9. Keturah and Lord Death by Martine Leavitt. My very first ever romance novel in middle school. That book made me fall in love and I've spent like 5 years trying to find it again since I forgot the title. Was so happy when I discover it last year

  10. I was on vacation in Athens, Ohio at a campground, and they had a public book shelf. I picked one up ( I was probably in 8th grade). I don't remember the title but it was a Harlequin Romance novel

  11. I would think my first romances were the Sweet Valley High books. I don't know that it was necessarily memorable in any real sense. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  12. I can not remember the first romance novel that I read because it was about 35 years ago, and my memory is not that good. Thanks for having the giveaway.