Welcome to your introduction to some of the fantastic authors who are already signed up for the conference. It's a DOUBLE PLAY today, with Marianne this morning and now:
Teri Anne Stanley
Hi Teri! Welcome to Alpha Heroes! Can you tell us a little about your writing?
Hi Nicola! I write sassy, sexy contemporary romance. My most recent release is Accidentally in Love with the Biker, part of Entangled's What Happens in Vegas series, about a children's bookstore owner and a sexy motorcycle designer at a romance conference in Vegas. Hijinks ensue. Next up is A Shot with You, the second of my Bourbon Boys series (first is Drunk On You, about a bourbon distiller and the daughter of a tequileria owner. It's flammable. Whew!
Those sound really good! -- great titles, especially. Ok, Teri, let's talk about RustCity!
1. Fill in the blank: "I used to be really good at cooking , but these days I'm pretty rusty." Who wants to cook when you could be reading a book??
2. Eminem or Aretha? Explain.
Aretha. She makes me feel like a natural woman. I see what you did there. Good answer!
3. Choose One:
I'm confused. And not from around here.
4. What are you looking forward to most at the RustCity conference? Meeting readers and other authors! Love books and finding new books! Get ready for your TBR list to blow up....
5. What is an off-the-cuff association you have with Michigan, Detroit, or Troy?
Buzz Lightyear talking about golf.
And it's got the top end of I-75, which I've always lived really, really close to.
6. Your latest work of fiction features a wealthy industrialist and an R&B singer. What's the first sentence?
"Seriously, Dude. Just hire my sister on a temporary basis. What do you have to lose?"
David scratched his head. "Credibility? I'm not sure that bringing Beyonce's twin sister as my assistant is going to convince the Swiss to go in to business with me."
"She'll be great. I promise. I'll even convince her to wear a skirt that covers her ass."
Well that is super-hooky! Love it!
7. And finally, would you like to participate in the Alpha Heroes Five Words Fiction Game? Yes please!
Hurray! You chose to write for the contemporary story, Curve and Hook. The world-building rules are: set in contemporary times, with no magic or paranormal elements. It's not required to be a romance (but it's definitely been going that way!). Have fun! Your challenge words are: Jinx, Feather, Quicken, Tulip, and Ladder.
Part One, by Shelly Bell
Part Two, by Josie Kerr
Part Three, by MK Schiller
Part Four, by Rue Allyn
Part Five, by Vanessa Knight
Part Six, by Elizabeth Harmon
Part 7 by Lita Lawson
Part 8 by Marianne Wieland
While Hunter feathered kisses over Maddie’s fevered skin, she felt her body quickening, a feeling she hadn’t had in years, not since…not since the last time they’d been together, all those years ago.I knew that Jenna chick was bad news, alright!
He muttered filthy, dirty comments to her as he touched her everywhere, which only served to increase her need for him. And yet…and yet there was something tickling the back of her mind, something she was supposed to be dealing with instead of making out with the only man she’d ever wanted.
“Stop!” she pushed him away.
“What? What’s wrong?” Hunter backed away, breathing hard.
“What about Jenna?”
“Who?” He tugged at his ear in confusion.
“Jenna? Your girlfriend? My ex-friend?”
“Oh, hell.” He laughed bitterly. “I knew she would jinx this somehow.”
“Why is this funny?”
“Jenna’s not my girlfriend. I barely know her. I met her in a bar a few days ago, and she started yammering on about her friend coming to visit, and how much she wanted to have a hot boyfriend on her arm, you know, to make her friend feel like a loser.”
Hunter continued. “I turned her down. I told her I wasn’t interested. But she stalked me. She came to my hotel, stole a ladder from the maintenance office, and climbed into my room. She was waiting on my bed, naked, with a tulip in her teeth when I got back that night. I took one look at her, and called the police. When she left, she said she’d get back at me. She’d find the one woman who would totally wreck me. I guess she did.”
He stared at Maddie, who now wanted nothing more than to run to the nearest bar and order a tall, strong drink.
I get extra credit for pulling together the most contradictory plot ever, right? Hee!
Yes, that's the beauty of coming in near the end! so many threads! You did an amazing job. Thanks so much for playing! Find more from Teri here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest