Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn’t you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all….. About our writing of course! Every week we’ll answer questions and after you’ve enjoyed the blog on this site we’ll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.
This week’s questions are brought to you by Dani Jace.
1. What is the most unusual thing you’ve ever done in the name of research for a book?
In my first book, Halfway Hidden, there’s a scene where the hero, who is keeping the heroine captive, makes her go into the bathroom with him. There’s a moment where he’s doing what he needs to *ahem* do, and she’s watching an seeing everything. Well, I needed to make sure this could happen if she was behind him.
Luckily I have a very understanding husband, who didn’t complain (much) when I dragged him into to the bathroom to recreate the scene. I’m pleased to say I could see what I needed to, and that was that.
I have to admit I giggled through the whole thing, though.
2. Name a nonfiction book you’ve read for research that you wouldn’t have read otherwise. Not including writing craft books.
Okay, so I haven’t read this particular book, but I kind of want to. I think a hero who has this for a hobby has to be a good thing, right? After all, it would be the gift that keeps on giving.
My real answer is much more dull than the Make Your Own Sex Toys book. It’s probably a book on the financial crash of 2007. I wanted to try and learn the factors behind it, to make sure it fitted in with the themes of my second book, Fix You.
3. If you could travel anywhere to do research for a book, including back in time, where would you go?
If I could choose anywhere, it would almost certainly be Paris. It’s such a wonderful, romantic city with so many possibilities. I’ve only been there once with my family, but every street seems to have a story. The sights, the sounds, the smells would all add up to such a beautiful setting for a romance. No wonder it’s called the City of Love!
Thank you to Dani for setting such interesting questions, I really enjoyed thinking them through. And now to read more Romance Weekly Blog Hop go to http://victoriabarbour.com/blog and read Victoria Barbour’s answers!