Seven 11 Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Seven 11 blog hopWho’s ready for a Fantasized By You teaser!? It’s that time again! The Seven 11 Blog Hop is on the go, a hop where a group of authors post seven lines from one of their books, and today I’m featuring Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2)! Here are your seven lines:

“You’re gonna tell me one of your fantasies?”
“Yes, and then you’re gonna tell me yours.”
“Okay, let’s hear it.” I smiled, completely mesmerized by the idea. Just knowing he had fantasies made me all gooey inside.
“Hmm, all right, let’s see,” he said, dipping his fingers into the waistband of my panties. “Since the day we met in my office, I keep having this fantasy where you walk into my office and lock the door. You’re wearing high heels and a long coat, but underneath, all you have on is this lace.”
 

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Thanks for stopping by my blog hop, and if you haven’t read Maverick and Harper’s story yet, please check it out! To purchase Fantasized By You and read reviews about the book, please click here! I also have a giveaway going on over at Goodreads for two signed paperback copies of FBY; click here to enter! 

To check out the other authors involved in the Seven 11 blog hop and read their posts, click their names below!

Amanda Aksel 

Heather Hildenbrand 

Bethany Lopez

Shawn McGuire

Alicia Sheehy

Kayla Smith

SM Boyce – for a chance to win a Stacey Marie Brown swag pack, click here!

Heather Brewer

Justine Winter

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Blog Hop, Hooray!

I’ve been tagged in this fun author blog hop by the amazing Amanda Aksel, author of The Man Test, which I absolutely loved! I’m so happy to call her a friend and can’t wait for more books from her! Thanks, girl!

So, here’s to keeping the hop alive with my interview:

1) What am I working on?

I’m currently working on the second book in my Love in the City series, Fantasized By You. The series is about a group of friends trying to find love in the city, and each book is about a different couple. The first book in the series, Wanted By You, released at the end of February, and I’m hoping to have book two out in the summer of 2014!

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

In my Love in the City series, every book has a love story and a message of awareness. The covers of the books will be a different color representing an awareness referenced in each book. I think it’s important to not only tell a great love story, but also share a meaningful message along with it. That’s what I hope my work achieves.

3) Why do I write what I do?

This quote by Cyril Connolly sums up why I write: “Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” I write because writing is something I have to do. I have these voices in my head begging me to tell their story, and I enjoy doing so. When I read, I’m constantly falling in love with the secondary characters along with the main characters, so I love book series where the secondary characters get their own story. I’m a sucker for series and sequels, so you’ll probably never see a standalone from me. I write what I love to read.

4) How does your writing process work?

Outlining is a must for me. I’m not one of those writers who can just sit down and let the voices in my head do the writing. I’m super organized and have notes about each of the books in my series on my computer, my email, a notebook, the notes app on my iPhone, etc. I need peace and quiet to write, and I usually write in bed. I also make a playlist for each book that I listen to when I’m not writing. So, when I take my dog on a walk or work out, I’ll listen to songs that go along with my story or my characters. I feel like that’s a way to stay in “writing mode” even when I’m not actually writing.

To continue the blog hop, I’m tagging three authors (I couldn’t pick just two)…

Elle Jefferson (author of At Death It Begins series), JC Emery (author of Bayonet Scars series), and Katrina Vore (author of The Dark Lotus series)! Tag, you’re it! I can’t wait to meet you girls in Phoenix next year at the Indie Mashup signing!