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This weeks questions are brought to you by Ronnie Allen
1. Who is your favorite author other than yourself in your genre and why?
There are so many authors that I adore, it is extremely difficult to narrow it down to one. But if I really had to choose then my favourite author would be Cara McKenna. She writes smart erotica—sexy stories with depth. A little dark, a little funny, always emotional. She also writes red-hot romance under the name Meg Maguire. Her wonderful publishers are Ellora’s Cave, Harlequin Blaze, Loose-Id, Penguin / Intermix, Samhain, and Signet Eclipse. She loves writing sexy, character-driven stories about strong-willed men and women who keep each other on their toes, and bring one another to their knees.
2. What is your favorite book by them and why?
My very favourite story by Cara is Willing Victim.
It was the first book of hers that I read, and it is close to my heart. It was one of the first dark erotic romance books that I ever read, and I loved the way she crafted the story. The hero and heroine are ordinary, working class folks, but you find yourself drawn to them, wanting to know more, and ultimately rooting for their relationship. Reading this book taught me that when crafting a fine story, characterization is king.
3. What about their style inspires your writing?
One of my favourite blogs to follow is Wonkomance. Cara is one of the contributors to this fantastic writing blog, and I love reading her tips for crafting an interesting and engaging story. For example, in this post, CREATING DYNAMIC HEROES, she writes about the 28/40 method; how to balance the traits of a hero so that he is interesting enough to have a journey you want to follow. Posts like these always make me want to write better stories, which can only be a good thing!
I hope you enjoyed reading these questions; I had a lot of fun writing the answers. Thanks to Ronnie for setting them! And now to read more Romance Weekly Blog Hop go to http://www.brendamargriet.com/blog.html and read Brenda Margriet’s answers!