Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Paris, Moonlight & Love

Harlequin Superromance

Paris is always a good idea…right?

Tara O'Malley has traveled across the ocean to find her biological father—and maybe rediscover who she is. The last thing she's looking for is romance. Then she meets fellow American Garrett Hughes!

Garrett may not be the reason she's on this journey, but he sure is a sweet distraction. Tara knows she's falling hard for everything about this man, including his sweet little boy, Dylan. But what will happen when she has to go back home and leave them behind? It's definitely not the best time to fall in love, but when in Paris…

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Pamela Hearon’s Southern accent infuses both her speaking and writing voices. Her drawl is undeniable, as is her passion for all things outdoors. She considers the laptop the greatest invention; it allows her to write on the deck, in the garden, and while traveling with her husband in their motorhome. Pamela loves being a storyteller who can give even the most star-crossed lovers their Happily Ever After.

ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
PAMELA:  I get lost in a story every day—usually several times!  I have four critique partners, all of whom are wonderful story-tellers, so I get lost in their stories as well as my own, and I also belong to a book club!  Needless to say, I spend a lot of time reading.  I used to feel compelled to finish every book I started, but not so much anymore.  I read for escape, so if a story doesn’t sweep me away and get me lost in it, I don’t waste my time on it.   Life is too short to waste on stories I don’t enjoy.

ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading? 
PAMELA:   That would be either The Sword in the Stone or A Wrinkle in Time, which I read one after the other, though I’m not sure which one came first.  It wasn’t the first book I’d ever read, but it was the first one that WOWed me.

ANGI: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
PAMELA:  Sleeping Beauty has always been my favorite fairy tale, and I’m so excited to see a new movie has been made by Disney and releases this year.  The original Disney movie was released in 1959 when I was 4 (yeah, do the math), so maybe it was the first fairy tale I saw on the big screen.  I don’t know.  I just remember falling in love with the handsome prince, and hoping that someday I would be worthy of a hero who would slay fire-breathing dragons to win my love.

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
PAMELA:  Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes.  His imagination reminds me of my own as a child when every day brought a new adventure … and probably is the reason I’m an author today.

ANGI: What do you like about the hero of your book?
PAMELA:  Garrett Hughes is a midwesterner from St. Louis, now living in Paris, so he’s a bit of a fish-out-of-water, which is quite endearing on its own.  But the best facet of Garrett, to me, is his relationship with his son, Dylan.  Garrett was a fairly easy character to write because Dylan is always foremost in his mind, and every decision he makes is decided by the impact it will have on Dylan.  Sometimes doing what was right for Dylan wasn’t necessarily the direction Garrett’s heart wanted to go, though, so he’s multilayered and interesting.  Can you tell I love him?   

ANGI: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
PAMELA:   Gentle Annie, Shenandoah, La Vie en Rose, Pigalle, Theme from ‘A Summer Place,’ Moon River, Today (by The New Christy Minstrels), and Ode to Joy.  Man, now that I look at those, I think what a strange conglomerate they make.  Guess you’ll just have to read the book to figure out my logic!

ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
PAMELA:   One of my favorite sounds is the sound my cat makes when she’s asleep and I lay my hand on her.  It doesn’t startle her because she trusts me so.   Instead, it comes out as a loud purr mixed with a grunt of approval and a contented sigh all rolled into one.

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
PAMELA:  I’ve seen Dr. Zhivago 28 times and read the book (but only once).   

ANGI: What's your biggest vice?
PAMELA:  Video and computer games!!! Such a time suck! The Legend of Zelda games, Bejeweled, Candy Crush Saga, etc.  <sigh> While the rest of the world was watching the Super Bowl, I was playing Words of Wonder (pausing long enough to watch the commercials, of course.)
ANGI: Sigh is right...I'm hooked on Candy Crush. I slept through the Super Bowl, watched the commercials on YouTube and then shared the couch with Roxie (my lab) to watch the Puppy Bowl. LOL

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: I noticed on your website that you like to garden. What's your favorite thing to plant and what would you recommend to those of us with a "black" thumb?
PAMELA'S GOTTA ANSWER:   Peonies, peonies, and more peonies.  They are my favorite flower.  Easy to plant.  Easy to grow.  Beautiful blooms that return like old friends year after year!  They come in a lot of different colors and blooms, but my favorite are the giant white with the red centers.  Three of them make a gorgeous bouquet and will fill a room with a delicate scent. 

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Another Man’s Treasure (working title)
Harlequin Superromance later this year.  

The complete list of Pamela's books.

Kyndal Rawlings thought she'd learned her lesson when Chance Brennan left her to pursue his Ivy League dreams. Yet here she is, in Kentucky, falling for him all over again. Maybe it's being stranded in a cave with him…the same place they first became lovers.

The Story of a woman's journey across an ocean, across time, and across dimensions to find the secret of a love that lasts forever.

PAMELA is giving away an autographed print copy of MOONLIGHT IN PARIS  to International readers.
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PAMELA WANTS TO KNOW: Moonlight in Paris is the first book I’ve written in which one of the main characters is a parent.  What do you think about romances with children in the mix?  Good or bad idea?


  1. Children can add greatly to the storyline. They are a great indication of the traits of other characters.

    MOONLIGHT IN PARIS sounds wonderful. A great post thank you.


  2. Good morning, Pamela.
    RE the question...I think it's much harder to pull off the romance with children involved. Kudos to you for doing it well !

  3. Thanks, Mary. Children do certainly pull out sometimes hidden traits that can bend us toward or away from a character. Animals can do that as well. I like the way a vulnerability can be unleashed when a child shows up.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Thanks for having me here again, Angi. Children can make the romance part a bit trickier--just like at home :-)

  5. Good morning, Pamela! Woohoo! Welcome to Get Lost in a Story! Moonlight in Paris sounds sensational. Love the videos too, and peonies, thanks for the lead. I will try them if we ever get out of this cold snap :)

  6. Thanks, Donnell! I don't know about you, but I'm not sure this cold snap is EVER going to end. What a winter !

  7. Good morning! As we all usually find out the hard way, love does tend to be a second chance for most parents. So the idea of adding children to the mix is awesome and may be helpful for some parents coping with starting over. I am excited to read Moonlight in Paris and all of Ms. Pamela's other books! Keep on writing!!

  8. Hi Pam! Great interview! I love Moonlight in Paris! Good luck.

  9. I think having children in a romance book can be all depends on how they're written in...sometimes it just doesn't work!!

  10. As a step-parent and a parent, you're so right, September Chevy Girl, about the starting over. It's a daunting challenge, but well worth the effort. Thanks for bringing your insightfulness to the table.

  11. I, too, have seen children in books who turned out to be more of a distraction that a draw. I hope Dylan doesn't come across that way :-) Thanks for your comment, Suerpeace!

  12. Some are great. I love them in Welcome to Temptation.

  13. they can be okay to read

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  14. I have read some books with funny adorable children characters. I have also read some with obnoxious teenagers, I did not care for them and it annoyed me.


  15. May, I loved the little girl in that book. When she started singing the Dusty Springfield song? Classic Crusie at her finest!

  16. So, bn100, you're not a fan. Always good to know! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Yikes, Rita--the one I'm writing right now has am obnoxious teenager in it. Sometimes I just want to kick her out of the story--but it's a subplot that needs to be there :-)
    Thanks for commenting!

  18. I like kids in a romance, because that's real life for many people. I find kids are also good for comic relief.

    Marcy Shuler

  19. The real life draw was what I needed for MiP, Marcy. And Dylan did add comic relief at many points. As a retired school teacher, my entire life has been spent with kids, so I find them to be pretty flexible to work with. Not sure why I'd never written one into a story before :-)
    Thanks for stopping by!

  20. I like kids in romances too. Maybe because I have a kid.
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  21. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. May is the winner of the autographed print copy of MOONLIGHT IN PARIS. So May, if you email your address to me at, I will get your copy in the mail to you.