I love being a rose.
The best writing advice I’ve ever gotten was when a friend and fellow chapter-mate (Thanks Morgan!) recommended I submit to The Wild Rose Press. Wisely, I followed that advice, and the rest, as they say, is history.
I’ve been a rose for almost two years now, and for the moment I write exclusively for the Champagne Rose line. Champagne Roses are contemporary romance stories with lots of spice; that is sexual tension, passionate chemistry, and at least one fully consummated love scene. (In layman’s terms, if you’re reading a book from this line, the hero and heroine will definitely be “doing it”! – More than once if you happen to be reading one of mine.) These stories are sexy, emotional, and real, with a guaranteed happily-ever-after. What more could you want?
As a reader I enjoy historical romance as well as contemporary romance, but doing the research and getting the facts right in a historical is a tad intimidating for me, so writing in the here and now is definitely more my cup of tea. In my stories I try to incorporate places I’ve actually been, which helps to add an air of authenticity to the setting. I know exactly what my hero and heroine are seeing, because I’ve seen it, too.
My latest book, Wild Wedding Weekend will be released May 14, 2010. You can check out the fantastic cover (Another terrific part of TWRP: WONDERFUL cover artists!) and read a blurb on my web-site(http://www.debrastjohnromance.com/). Currently I have another manuscript with my editor (the fabulous Kat O’Shea) for consideration. Tentatively titled This Can’t Be Love, it’s a spin-off of Always. All in all, I couldn’t be happier with my experience and the way my writing career is developing with The Wild Rose Press.
Thanks for visiting, and thanks to Judy and The Word Place for having me and organizing this amazing bunch of authors from The Wild Rose Press! If you leave a comment here today you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a PDF copy of This Time for Always.
To find out if you’re the winner, visit me at http://acmeauthorslink.blogspot.com on Sunday, September 20. (I’m the official Sunday Blogger at Acme.)