JULIE JOHNSTONE - is an USA TODAY best-selling author who's living the dream creating worlds from her imagination. When not writing, she's chasing her precocious children around, cooking, reading or exercising.
KATHERINE BONE - is an Amazon #1 best-selling Historical Romance Author who writes about Rogues, Rebels & Rakes, aka Pirates, Lords, Captains, Duty, Honor, & Country & the happily-ever-afters every alpha male & damsel deserve.
COLLETTE CAMERON - is an Amazon #1 best-selling and award-winning Historical Romance Author who makes her home in Oregon with her husband & five mini-dachshunds. You'll always find animals, quirky--sometimes naughty--humor, & a dash of inspiration in her novels.
JILLIAN CHANTAL - is a 2015 RONE Finalist who loves her little slice of paradise on the gulf coast, a place that reminds Jillian daily that even though she loves the past, she needs the present. Air conditioning is vital for her survival.
SAMANTHA GRACE - is an Amazon best-Selling, RITA-nominated Historical Romance Author who enjoys creating happy-endings for characters that spring from her imagination. Samantha describes romance writing as the best job ever.
ALANNA LUCAS - is an Amazon best-selling author who believes that true love is the greatest source of inspiration. Alanna is always dreaming of her next travel destination, spending time w/family, & staying up too late indulging in her favorite past time, reading.
LAUREN SMITH- is an Amazon best-selling, award winning author who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She's a native Oklahoman who lives w/her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat, & dapper little schnauzer.
VICTORIA VANE - is an Amazon #1 bestselling and Award-Winning author of over twenty smart and sexy romances. She currently resides in Palm Coast, Florida w/her husband, two sons, a little black dog, & an Arabian horse.
AND NOW FOR THE JUICY DETAILS…..ALEXA: How often to you get lost in a story?
ONCE UPON A TRUE LOVE’S KISS AUTHORS: All the time!
ALEXA: What is the first book you remember reading?JULIE JOHNSTONE: When I think back to my younger years and the first book that I remember reading, or perhaps it's better to say the first book that left a huge impression on me, was Are You There God? It's Me Margaret. I know for a fact this was not the first book I ever read, but Judy Blume's character Margaret seemed to be going through things that I suppose I must have been at that time, and so when I recall reading early on in life, I don't recall my childhood stories, honestly, I recall stories that helped me as a young girl.
ALEXA: High Heels or Hiking Boots?KATHERINE BONE: I prefer swashbuckling pirate boots!!!
ALEXA: What sound or noise do you love?
COLLETTE CAMERON: I grew up on the Northern Oregon coast and to this day, I love the roar of the ocean and the cry of seagulls. I live about 90 minutes from the beach now, and whenever I visit, a sense of sweet nostalgia always sweeps me.
If I even hear seagulls on TV I get the same yearning. Fortunately, we have lots of family at the coast, and I make frequent trips to my hometown. There's nothing line sipping a piping-hot pumpkin spice latte and walking on the beach early in the morning.
ALEXA: What three things are, at this moment, in your heroine’s purse, satchel, reticule, weapons belt or amulet bag (whatever she carries)?JILLIAN CHANTAL:
1. A hanky because you never know when you might have to wipe up some blood somewhere or bandage someone’s injury.
2. An apple. For Socrates. Her horse is always ready for a treat.
3. A pair of gloves for those moments when she has to behave like a proper lady which is not her favorite thing by far.ALEXA: High Heels or Hiking Boots?
SAMANTHA GRACE: Hiking boots! No contest. I love the outdoors.
ALEXA: What’s the first thing you do when you finish writing a book?ALANNA LUCAS: Have a glass of red wine, then call my mom :-)
ALEXA: What’s your favorite fairy tale?LAUREN SMITH: My favorite fairy tale is Sleeping Beauty. There's just something about the draw of a spell to make you prick your finger and then the dark fairy casting a spell of a 100 year sleep over the land while you wait for the price to ride through a forest of thorns to your tower *swoon.
ALEXA: How often to you get lost in a story?VICTORIA VANE: Every time I pick up a good book! I’ve loved books ever since I was a small child and have always been able to tune the entire world out whenever I read. Bombs could be falling on my head and I would never know if I’m reading a great book. I’m also a binge reader. Once I start, I don’t like to close the book until I finish. I have lost countless hours of sleep in my lifetime because I had to read “just one more page” or “one more chapter”! It is my dearest wish for readers of my books to experience that same kind of immersion – to get totally caught up in my stories.
ALEXA’S GOTTA ASK: What books first drew you to romance?Author Katherine Bone fell in love with pirate romances by Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsey and Fern Michaels.
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