Romance Weekly Blog Hop #lovewritechat

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It’s that time again, Romance Weekly Blog Hop time!

If you’ve joined me from the lovely Josie Malone’s blog, author of The Hero Spell, then welcome!

Now onto the questions!

Which type of character do you prefer writing about: Sexy, romantic, sweet, quirky, mean, old, young, smart, silly or other?

I’d like to say sexy, but in all honesty it’s probably the snarky characters! 😀 Those ones that always have a comeback for everything and their sarcasm offers no useful input, but it’s fun anyway.

Have you ever killed off (or gotten back at) an ex in your writing? On paper, of course.

No, I haven’t. I do try to stay away from basing my characters off of real people, as I always worry someone will guess!

What hobbies do you have that you incorporate in your writing?

Gardening is probably the biggest one. I do tend to find when characters are in a garden, I have to hold off from going into explicit detail of how the flower would look and how best it should be cared for in the coming season 😀

Some interesting questions answered this week 😀 So head on over to J.J.Devine, author of Into the Darkness, and see what she has to say in response to them!

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There is a monthly giveaway and this month my newest release, The Magic Spark, is one of the prizes! 🙂

So, what about you guys- Have you ever got back at someone through your writing?

Progress Report:

Status of sixth manuscript: Writing first draft.
Word count: 5283 (Total word count: 12,148).

Books read: 1/4

Mid-October Book Review: Writing review.

Romance Weekly- It’s Giveaway day!

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As you may have noticed, the past few week I have been linking to a rafflecopter giveaway on my romance weekly posts.

Well, today is giveaway day!

Good luck to everyone who entered.

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Head on over and join the fun!

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Another hop today, Romance Weekly! 🙂

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1. When writing your novel, do you know how it’s going to end before you write, or do you write from start to finish?

I always know how it’s going to end, in fact, the ending is usually the part I come up with first 😀

It’s the beginning I always struggle with, never quite sure how they are going to be until I write them.

2. How do the people you know impact your writing? Are you influenced by friends and family for your characters?

Actually, I don’t think any of my characters have ever been influenced by anyone I know! I’m not sure how I’d go about doing that, without it becoming overly obvious who it was I’d based them on.

3. Describe the hero in your current WIP in three words.

The romantic hero? Hm? Calm, honest and sexy!

Another great set of questions this week, go check out what the lovely Katie O’Connor has to say!

Also, don’t forget to enter the Romance Weekly Giveaway if you haven’t already. Some great things to be won, including a grand prize of a Kindle Fire! 🙂

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Progress Report:

Word Count: 3361 (36,158 total word count)
Status of Fourth Manuscript: Writing first draft.

Books read: 1/4

June eBook Review: Review written and ready.

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Another set of fun questions for this week. If you’ve joined me from the lovely LaNora Mangano then welcome!

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1. What’s your ideal: alpha or beta and why?

Hm, I do tend to write alpha males. Obviously it’s something appeals 😀

My ideal alpha male would have to be coolly confident (not shouting about his awesomeness all the time), smart but not cocky, and have a little bit of broodiness- I can’t help myself! 😀

In fact, Bane from Stolen Bloodlines is probably my ideal alpha male. The kind of guy who’s brooding, mysterious but confident in himself that he won’t back down and shy away from a woman who knows her own mind.

Excuse me whilst I go swoon now…

2. Do you have a male buddy or mate you use for confirmation or inspiration when crafting your heroes?

My best friend is male, and he is also one of my readers/editors 😀 So, I hope he’d pull anything out that would sound too feminine when I write blokes.

Though in all fairness, I prefer my men to at least think of their feelings if I write from their POV, which I know men don’t generally, but that’s just how I like to write them.

3. What does any hero have to do to win your heart?

Oh, I absolutely love melodramatic romantic moments! I can’t help myself, they make me go all giddy every time I read or write them (kisses in the rain, turning up at the airport at the last minute… paying a lot money to have your sister made reputable again- Darcy, I‘m looking at you!). It’s something about having a guy show his vulnerability in a way that there is no doubt how he feels 😀

What a great set of question for this week!

Check out what Leslie Hachtel has to say about her preference in heroes!

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Progress Report:

Word count: 3372 (20,059 total word count)
Status of fourth manuscript: Writing first draft.

Books read: 1/4

June EBook review: Book read. Writing review.