Thursday, June 26, 2014

Interview with Roe Valentine, author of Love Easy.

Meet Roe Valentine!

Hi friends, 
Today I have romance writer, Roe Valentine stopping by to answer a few questions and tell us about her newest release. Meet Ms. Valentine.

 Hi Roe, I'm going to launch right into the questions.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers? Is there anything you wish someone had told you?

I would say first keep writing. Second join a writers' organization that offers craft development and the opportunity to have peer critiques. I wish I would have had a better start at knowing how to promote and market using various social media sites. I'm still learning this. 

  Concerts can be very expensive, who do you think is worth the splurge?
I think Pink is a concert worth splurging on. She is an amazing singer.

What is your favorite board game? Card game?

I actually really love UNO! So fun when I get together with family.

 When writing, do you share chapters with friends or beta readers as you go or do you keep your projects secret until they are complete?

I usually just wait until I have a whole manuscript before I pass it along to my beta readers. Seems to work better for them.

 Do you have any special talents? (Singing, dancing, juggling, gardening, etc.)

I’m actually a very good salsa dancer. 

LOVE EASY (Historical Romance)

News reporting is the main joy in Norma Hill's life. She is hell-bent on being more than a weather reporter, but new tyrant boss, Henry Chapel, doesn't agree. While she is following a news lead, Henry saves her from a handsy heir. His words warn her of danger, but his actions stir deeper emotions. Despite his gruff words, can she find the love forever absent from her life?

Pompous and determined, Henry Chapel revives sagging rags and brings them to their former glory. When Lawson Publishing begs Henry to take over the Chicago Daily News, he is more than happy to comply; after all, it had been his favorite newspaper as a child. What he didn't anticipate was a fiery sass-mouthed weather reporter to contend with. He also didn't anticipate finding what he'd been looking for his whole life in the press room.

            A loud crash startled him from his nostalgic reverie. The hefty door to his office swung with the full force of a motorcar barreling down Michigan Avenue, one with an ossified driver behind the wheel, no doubt. The metal knob crashed into the plaster, leaving behind a round imprint.
            What the hell?
            Behind the ruckus was a tiny brunette standing in the doorway with defiance in her eyes. The little dame slammed the door shut and stood in front of his desk with her tiny palms planted firmly on her hips—her sweet tiny hips.
            “I know you said things will change around here, but I refuse to be a slave to you, Mr. Chapel! I am a professional reporter, and I will not be bullied by the likes of you.”
            Her face was beet red, masking her beauty. Exotic amber eyes twitched, and her loose raven curls swayed around her face with every head movement.
            He remained near the window, compressing his initial need to blow his top. His blood boiled with her blatant reproach. He’d never seen any female employee react that way. Mostly, he’d seen female employees pout and shed tears. This female did neither, and it stimulated him in a way he didn’t expect.
            He narrowed his eyes. Sure, he remembered her. If he wasn’t mistaken, she’d stood with her arms crossed and a sneer on her lips during his introduction speech. He studied her lips, her very kissable lips. His mind rattled with aversion and intrigue. He should’ve known then she’d be trouble.

Buy links
The Wild Rose Press
Barnes and Noble

Roe Valentine was born into the right family. Not only does the name Valentine suit her, but her grandmother, unknowingly, introduced the young Ms. Valentine to her first romance novel. She hasn’t read anything else since. She calls herself a romantic at heart and believes that love conquerors all.
The San Antonio native, who now lives in Houston, attempted to write her first contemporary romance novel when she was nineteen years old. That attempt didn’t take, but her story has a happy ending. She kept pursuing the dream until she landed her first publishing contract in 2013.
When not busy writing or reading love stories, Roe can often be found in a yoga class or chatting with friends at her favorite coffee shop. Enjoying margaritas with some girl-talk isn’t unusual for her either. For a night in, she watches reruns of her favorite TV shows and, of course, romantic comedies on her Roku, usually with a glass of wine.
Roe Valentine also LOVES talking to readers. You can contact her in the following ways:
Twitter: @roevalentine

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