Friday, March 2, 2012

Luck and Romance: Meet Contemporary Romance Author, Jan Romes

I was recently interviewed by the wonderful romance author, Jan Romes on her blog and today I get the chance to put the shoe on the other foot and interview her! First of all, thank you so much for joining me in my Valentine’s Giveaway last February. For anyone who missed it and hasn’t yet read your great contemporary romance, Lucky Ducks, could you tell us a bit about it?

Thanks for having me here today, Katheryn!

I’d love to talk about my latest book, Lucky Ducks!

Claire Stone is a green-eyed, nail-biting, claustrophobic who’s recently divorced and looking for a fresh start. Kasen Isaak is a dyslexic, coffee-addict who runs his father’s investment business. He has an aversion for green-eyed women thanks to two such women who worked him over pretty good. Claire and Isaak both have a run of bad luck going on before they ever meet. Forced into each other’s company by manipulative, military fathers, their orchestrated relationship becomes a calamity of errors that is both humorous and touching. Despite monumental conflict, these two flawed, unhappy people find a way to be the very thing the other needs to change their luck and their lives.


You have also published another successful romance, One Small Fib. What draws you to write contemporary romance?

My dreams are always been contemporary. They never involve a handsome prince or roguish pirate, but someone current like an actor or singer. So writing contemporary romance seems to be a good fit for me.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

Growing up with six sisters and two brothers, life was sort of day-to-day chaos. I think I inadvertently stored the mayhem and draw from it occasionally. Also, I’m a people watcher. I pay attention to expressions, reactions, the way things are said, etc.

What are you currently working on at the moment?

My current work in progress (yet unnamed), is a romantic suspense. It’s been a challenge, but in a good way. It’s about a romance novelist who’s being stalked. She lives in New York City, flees to Myrtle Beach and eventually ends up in Provence, France.

What do you like doing in your free time when you’re not writing?

My free time involves my three granddaughter’s (ages 6, 4, and 1). I also love to exercise and work part-time at a gym. In the summer months, I garden. And of course, I always make time to read.

Where can people buy your books and find out more about you?

Lucky Ducks - http://www.amazon.com
One Small Fib - http://www.amazon.com

You can find Jan at:
Website: www.janromes.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Jan-Romes/1418424489#!/profile.php?id=1418424489
Twitter: @janromes
Blog: www.jantheromancewriter.blogspot.com

Do you have any final parting comments or advice?

Thank you so much for this opportunity, Katheryn

My advice to aspiring writers: fall in love with your characters, so when you talk about your books your passion will be contagious!

Thank you Jan for coming here and telling us about yourself and your wonderful books! Please let us know when your romantic suspense comes out.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me here today, Katheryn!

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    1. Thank you Jan for taking the time to be here!

      Best wishes,

      Katheryn

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  2. What a wonderful interview! You certainly sound like a busy lady, Jan. I've read both your books and you have a great voice. I'm looking forward to your next release!

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    1. Thank you so much, Suzanne! I love writing! Can't imagine doing anything else. I appreciate you reading my stories! You're awesome :-))

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  3. Sounds like a great book. I love it when two flawed people get together!

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  4. Sounds like fun, Jan. Congratulations and good luck with it!

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  5. Lucky Ducks is in my TBR pile, Jan. If One Small Fib is anything to judge by, it will be a hoot! Now if I can just get through the dozen other titles before it!

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    1. Awww, thanks Mac!! You're a sweetie! :)

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  6. It was great getting to know you better, Jan. Your new romantic suspense novel sounds like a good read. Good luck with the writing!

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    1. Thanks, Denise! Writing a romantic suspense is truly an adventure. Can't wait to share it :-))

      I'm so happy you stopped by and left a comment!

      Have a joyful weekend!!

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