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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Interview with Author Dana Marton and Giveaway

Meet Dana Marton, author of Deathwatch.

Dana Marton writes fast-paced action-adventure romances that take her readers all over the globe. She is a Rita Award finalist and the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. She loves writing stories of intrigue, filled with dangerous plots that try her tough-as-nails heroes and the special women they fall in love with. Her books have been published in seven languages in eleven countries around the world.

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First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
I write fast-paced romantic suspense with scarred heroes and strong heroines. No perfect white knight riding to the rescue of a fainting damsel. My characters usually end up saving each other.

Did you always want to be a writer?
Yes! I thought everybody did. When I was young, I thought all the people who weren't writers tried writing first, didn't succeed, then picked another occupation. It never occurred to me that someone started out wanting to be a doctor, for example.

What kind of writer are you? Planster or Plotter?
Flying by the seat of my Daisy Duke shorts! I have no idea what's going to happen next. Which is a very fun way to write, but also difficult at times. My current novel, Deathwatch, was planned as a 100 page novella. But when I got to page 100, my characters laughed at me and kept going. So I ended up with a book. I wish my characters would tell me these things ahead of time, but they're utterly unconcerned about giving me gray hairs.

Where do your ideas come from?
Sometimes from the news, sometimes I just think of a character out of the blue. Sometimes I dream entire plot lines.

A la Twitter style, can you describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
If the FBI’s best can’t protect her from the country’s most notorious assassin, does a burned-out, small town cop have a prayer?

What are some of your favorite kinds of stories to read?
I LOVE romance. Anything with humor in it. Anything with strong characters, both male and female.

Do you have a favorite book and if so what is it?
My favorite book constantly changes. I LOVE Susan Mallery, Nora Roberts, Suzanne Brockmann, Sandra Brown, etc.

What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write?
Love scenes. After 30 books, I feel I pretty much covered the area. lol Sometimes it's challenging to put a new spin on it.

If you could have dinner with any three authors, who would you choose and why?
Marie Force, Julie Ortolon, Bella Andre. I'm branching out into starting my own publishing company, and these amazing authors have done that brilliantly. I'd love to ask them some questions.

Last question, are you working on anything right now?
I'm working on DEATHBLOW, book #4 in my bestselling romantic suspense series, Broslin Creek.


What is the first thing you remember seriously wanting to be when you grew up?



The only person who can identify the most notorious hit man in the country, Kate Bridges is running for her life. Murphy Dolan is in the Army Reserves, returning from his 2nd tour of duty, only to find a stranger hiding in his house. She's scared spitless. He's completely burned-out on violence. Neither of them has any trust left to give.

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Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 1 copy of My Spy (upon release in October)

To Enter: 
  • Please answer Dana's question: What is the first thing you remember seriously wanting to be when you grew up?
  • US entries ONLY.
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter form.

Good Luck! 

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27 comments :

  1. A lawyer actually. My parents watched way too much LA Law. I grew out of it...

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  2. May's answer cracks me up, because I "wanted" to be a lawyer too! I had noooo idea what it meant, though!

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    1. That takes way more patience than I have. I like fictional characters because they don't talk back. Much.

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    1. OK, I have to admit to that fantasy. I was 14 when I first flew. All by myself on Pan Am. The stewardesses looked soooo glamorous!

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  5. A teacher and I was one for 2 years.

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    1. Good for you! It's wonderful if we can fulfill our dreams.

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  6. I wanted to be a Vetranaian to bad I sucked in chemistry. Lol. I did work in a vets office for a year and loved it.

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    1. Oh, that sounds like a ton of fun. (I sucked at chemistry, too, btw.)

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  7. I wanted to be a teacher! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  8. I wanted to be an accountant like my uncle. I even went and got my accounting degree. But once I was out in the real world with it, I found I hated working with numbers and paperwork...go figure...lol.

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    1. My husband was in the army. From what he tells me, I don't think I could handle it.

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  10. We always played office when I was growing up, not house. I always played a career girl, secretary, at that time. Then a stewardess (when they were tall, slender, single, no glasses - and the only criteria I fit was the 'single' -lol ) But as a serious idea, I thought about being a lawyer; but after taking bookkeeping in high school, decided on Accountant. And that's what my degree is in - BBA - Business Administration & Accounting!

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    1. Wow. Sounds like you had your act together at a pretty young age, Donna. I'm impressed!

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  11. I wanted to be a Radio DJ, changed my major when I started school though. Couldn't handle all the public speaking requirements to get the degree I needed. So I graduated with a Bachelors in Child Development.

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  12. I wanted to be an actress. I liked to pretend to be someone else. I also took theatre in my university

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  13. I wanted to be a musician.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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