Marie Tuhart Tells All!

Welcome and tell us a little about yourself.

Thanks for having me today Liz.  I’m Marie Tuhart and I write contemporary erotic romance.  I’m still have a full time day job and well as writing as often as I can. 

Tell everyone about your journey to publishing a novel.

My journey has been fun as well as frustrating.  Before I sold my first book In Plain Sight to The Wild Rose Press in 2009, I’d finished 10 other manuscripts.  Since I’ve sold 2 more books to them, and I’ve completed another 3 full manuscripts.

What do like the most and the least about writing?

I like creating the characters and the story. The least editing.

What are three things you cannot do without?

My computer

Chocolate

Family

Give us a peek into your latest published work?

Quick Silver Ranch: Roped And Ready

Quick Silver Ranch is no ordinary dude ranch.

 After Becca Dalton finds her fiancé in bed with her boss, she ends the ill-fated engagement on the spot and quits her job. She heads to Quick Silver Ranch, looking to regroup before an interview for the job of her dreams–an executive position at a five-star hotel.

 Becca’s best-laid plans are ruined when she discovers the exclusive ranch is for consenting couples who spend their days and nights exploring their most wicked sexual fantasies. For Becca to remain at the ranch and take advantage of all the arousing activities, she needs a partner.

Her sexy college lover and part owner of the ranch, Tyler Carson, is willing to break all the rules, partner up with Becca and have her roped and ready for a week of unimaginable pleasure.  But is a week enough to satisfy his desire for Becca?

Visit: http://thewildrosepress.com/wilderroses/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=182&products_id=811

For more information on Roped And Ready or to purchase the book.

What’s next on the writing horizon for you?

Next up is Jared and Angie’s book, Quick Silver Ranch: Saddle Up.  Jared and Angie are secondary characters out of Roped and Ready.  Here’s a sneak peak:

Angie Davidson finds herself at loose ends after her best friend’s wedding and in need of a vacation, so when sexy yet aloof co-owner of the Quick Silver Ranch, Jared Turner, insists she stay to explore their sexual attraction, she agrees. Though she loves being a submissive in the bedroom, Jared’s distant air after lovemaking brings back bad memories. Can she show this strong sexy man he has nothing to fear from her, or will he abandon her like everyone else in her life has?

Sexy yet aloof Jared, co-owner of the Quick Silver Ranch is eager to explore Angie’s submissive side with two weeks of toys and other naughty play. However, the last time he was this attracted to a woman—mentally and phyiscally—she wasn’t able to put up with his Dominant streak. Can Angie see that her vacation with him can be the perfect way of life?

Is there anything you want to tell readers?

I really enjoy hearing from readers and I encourage them to go to my website

www.marietuhart.com and get on my mailing list.  I do special things for my readers all year round.

THANKS!

Thanks again for having me Liz.  It’s been fun.

You’ve been a great guest, Marie! Come back soon!

hugs,

Liz

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Published in: on February 27, 2011 at 8:43 pm  Comments (10)  

Welcome JENNIFER JAKES

 Jennifer Jakes is a fellow Wild Rose Press author and I’m thrilled she’s visiting today! Make her feel at home!

Welcome, Jennifer, and tell us a little about yourself.

First, thanks so much for having me here, Liz!

I’m a wife and mother. We live in the Midwest on a 15 acre farm with horses, dogs and spoiled house cats.

 Tell everyone about your journey to publishing a novel.

I started writing about 4 years ago. I dabbled with some novellas, then pulled out some notes I’d carried

around for years and began working on my first full length, RAFE’S REDEMPTION. I found a couple of fantastic

critique partners (hi, Barb and Sara Ann) and we started a rotation of submission/critiquing. From April to December

we each wrote a novel and polished and polished………..;) Anyway, after a couple of rejections, I finally figured out

how to fix my show/tell problem. I then entered RAFE in the Gateway to the Best contest and won Grand Prize. That

gave me the confidence to enter the Golden Heart. When I finaled in that, I knew I was close to publication. I sold to

The Wild Rose Press in September!

 What do like the most and the least about writing?

The most: Things turn out the way I want them to!

The least: Trying to find quiet time to plot. (*see above mentioned children)

 What are three things you cannot do without?

Mexican food (Fajitas anyone?)

Sweet Tea with lemon

Sleep (I do not function well on less than 8 hours)

 Give us a peek into your latest published work.

He rode into town to buy supplies, not a woman.
 
For hunted recluse Rafe McBride, the raven-haired beauty on the auction block  is exactly what he doesn’t need. A dependent woman will be another clue his vengeful stepbrother can use to find and kill him. But Rafe’s conscience won’t let him leave another innocent’s virginity to the riff-raff bidding. He buys her, promising to return her to St. Louis untouched. He only prays the impending blizzard holds off before her sultry beauty breaks his willpower.
 
She wanted freedom, not a lover.
 
Whisked to the auction block by her devious, gambling cousin, and then sold into the arms of a gorgeous stranger, outspoken artist Maggie Monroe isn’t about to go meekly. Especially when the rugged mountain man looks like sin and danger rolled into one. But a blizzard and temptation thrust them together, and Maggie yearns to explore her smoldering passion for Rafe.
 
But when the snow clears, will the danger and secrets that surround Rafe and Maggie tear them apart?

What’s next on the writing horizon for you?

I’ve decided to take out those old novellas and polish them for publication. I’m also working on another full-length novel

set in 1898 Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Is there anything you want to tell readers?
Yes. I want to tell them thanks! Romance readers are the most loyal readers in the world.

Jennifer~
RAFE’S REDEMPTION

Coming From The Wild Rose Press
2010 Golden Heart Finalist
http://www.authorjenniferjakes.blogspot.com/
www.jenniferjakes.com

Published in: on February 7, 2011 at 1:00 am  Comments (21)  

Interactive Word Search Puzzle Fun

Click on this link to play a fun word search puzzle game with words from my novel MESSAGE TO LOVE. Leave me a comment about what you think. Click on the letters and scroll across them to highlight a word in the puzzle.

http://www.wordsearchmaker.net/wordsearchplayer.aspx?puzzleid=922b44c6-f742-4a0b-9188-b4075635f684

http://www.wordsearchmaker.net/wordsearchplayer.aspx?puzzleid=922b44c6-f742-4a0b-9188-b4075635f684

What did you think? Was it good for you?

Liz

Published in: on February 2, 2011 at 1:00 am  Comments (2)