Gette G. aka Pinay Nobelista, asked me this:
What is the best part of being a romance author?
It’s a powerful thing, being able to evoke powerful feelings in people. I guess it’s easier to scare or disgust a person than to make them relive their happiest memories of love — or desire or attraction. Being able to do that, in however small way, is awesome.
Bookbed.org also asked me all about being a writer and the Takedown series in particular, which prompted this gem:
How do you plan out the fight/action scenes in your books? On that note, how about the steamy scenes?
I already know what they’re going to do, in my head, because I see it like I see a movie. But getting it from my head, from a visual place, to paper, is difficult. For me, fighting and, er, f***ing scenes are both action scenes, and the process of writing them is similar. They are both tricky in the sense that they’re both what I like to call ‘verb’ pieces. It’s very easy to fall into a trap with verb pieces to become choppy, like ‘He did this. Then she did this. And then he did this back.’ And that’s a pain to read. The challenge for me is to accurately describe what’s going on, but mimic the tempo and flow of what’s happening with the writing style. So with a fight scene, I could do like a staccato rhythm and try to write around some actions to get that sense of dread and adrenaline going on.
Hahaha huhuhu did I really say \’fighting and f***ing\’ #facepalm
Alice Kamatis wrote a two-part review of the series!
While reading the second book, I stumbled upon a quote in social media that books talk to you and this one does. I wanted to tell Peyton to swallow your damn pride woman, there\’s a perfectly good catch you have there and he\’s in love with you, but of course I couldn\’t blame Peyton.
And now for the winners!!! One blogger and one reader will each win a signed copy of the Takedown Trilogy paperback.
First, for the reader. This was drawn via Rafflecopter:
Congratulations, Alice Kamatis!
Thank you to everyone who joined the tour and the raffle! If you\’d like to get the Takedown Trilogy, you can get the ebooks from here:
Book 1: In Too Deep (Amazon, Smashwords)
Book 2: Peyton Riley (Amazon, Smashwords)
Book 3: Scorched Earth Book 3: Scorched Earth (Amazon, Smashwords)
You can also order the paperback (Php350+shipping) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.