Five phrases or words that describe you:
Tenacious (15 years on the road to publication!),
Weird (all my life other people have used this descriptor),
finally for those who think only of the physical: Tall.
Five people and/or things that inspire you:
The great outdoors. (It's very cheering!)
Movies and television.
Real life situations that are absurdly touching for any number of reasons...but they must create emotional responses in me.
My emotionally fearless children.
And too many writers to count!
Five of your favorite authors:
EC Sheedy, Romantic Suspense,
Margaret Moore, Historical,
JR Ward (my one and only vampire author)
Jack Bickham for his how-to writing books.
Describe five of your heroes/heroines of your books in you eyes :
In Slow Hand, (Pure Sex July 2006) Teri is ready to reassess her life when she finds herself on her honeymoon alone. With Jared McKay's help she decides to change everything...
In Midnight Confessions,(1 and II - 2007) Faye Grantham is another woman in flux about her life. When she inherits a haunted bordello she finally sees her destiny and accepts complete upheaval, in the midst of discovering who she really is. There are various ghost stories in this series. Each ghost joins the bordello for different reasons. One's a new bride married to an abuser, one's the daughter of a religious zealot, another is a destitute wife, another a sex-loving adventuress...each one finds love with the absolutely wrong man for them in the sequel. Each heroine has a different internal conflict and each hero exacerbates their particular conflict so at first blush...they seem like the wrong man. But there's a lot of growth potential in each hero and heroine in this series. It was a lot of fun to write.
In Thigh High (Feb 2008) I have a trilogy of novellas that explore more change: A late night DJ who think he wants one thing changes direction when he meets an adoring fan. There's one more story set in Perdition House (the bordello) which has two people lying their way through the story and finding love in spite of their lies.
I'm sure that's way more than five but I'm seeing a pattern emerge: Change and going for your dreams seems to recur throughout my writing.
Five reasons to read your books:
I try to slip some humor into most of them. Maybe "try" isn't the right word...I think humor falls into the writing unconsciously.
My editor tells me my writing is "warmhearted and hot", a rare combination.
I'd like to keep publishing so the more people who buy these books...the better the chance I'll get to write more.
And truly, hearing that I've eased someones otherwise crummy day makes me all misty-eyed. I don't know if any readers understand how absolutely wonderful it is to have something that comes from my heart directly impact their heart, makes me feel. It's addictive.
And I thank from the bottom of my heart, every person who allows that to happen.
Bonnie will be here throughout the day to answer questions and comments. She has a copy of Built to giveaway to a lucky commentor.
-- Bonnie Edwards, Midnight Confessions 1 and 2, and Built 4 Stars from RT!
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