Saturday, September 12, 2015

An interview with author Anna James…

With: Anna James

Giveaway Alert!

Hi Everyone,

My name is Anna James and I write contemporary romance with strong heroes and heroines that conquer life’s trials and find their happy ever afters. 

I want to thank the folks here at Just Contemporary Romance for having me here today.

1. Tell us about your newest release.

In THE BUSINESS OF LOVE – Book 1 Forevermore Series ex-lovers inherit equal shares of an investment firm, and are forced to work together to save the business from going under. 

Sophia Hamilton can’t believe her late stepfather split the family firm three ways. With her hard-earned master’s degree, she and her stepbrother, Allen, are perfectly capable of running the firm. Instead, she’s forced to share the reins with Dante Leone. The man who split her heart in two.

Six years ago Sophia fell hard for Dante, but when he discovered she was a starry-eyed nineteen to his twenty-eight, he shut her out. Worse, Allen’s defection from the firm has left Dante with controlling interest.

Dante is having a tough time seeing Sophia as anything other than the woman who lied to him. Yet her resignation isn’t the moral victory he intended. He feels her absence deep in his heart—and the company plunges deeper into turmoil.

Sophia returns on one condition: equal partnership all the way. But their redoubled efforts aren’t working. And soon it becomes clear someone is bent on destroying not only her stepfather’s legacy, but any chance of a future with Dante.

2. Do you have any interesting writing quirks or rituals?

I don’t necessarily write a book from the beginning to the end. Many times I’ll skip around and write another chapter, especially if I’m stuck on a particular scene. 

3. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?

Authors like Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, JK Rowling, and Arthur C. Clark, because I love the stories they create, and all my friends at CTRWA (Connecticut Romance Writers of America), CORW (Connecticut Romance Writers), CRW-RWA (Contemporary Romance Writers – Romance Writers of America).

4. What does your family think about your career as a published author?

My family is very supportive of my writing. They think it’s great. My husband, especially, does so much around the house so I can continue to write. 

5. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?

I love to read, especially romances in almost any genre. I also like mysteries and suspense novels. Hanging out with friends and family at our cottage on the lake is also a favorite of mine, and I love to sew. My daughter got married a few months ago and I made her wedding gown.

6. Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?

CHASING MEMORIES – Book 2 Forevermore Series.

Luxury hotel owner, Lucas Morgan, has just lost his beloved grandmother, Evelyn Young, in a tragic car accident. Lucas came upon the scene minutes after the accident happened. 

All Lucas wants now is to find out what happened to cause the accident that took his grandmother’s life, but the only person who can tell him is interior designer, India Leone, the woman Lucas pulled from the driver’s seat of Evelyn’s car seconds before it tumbled over an embankment and exploded. 

Trouble is India has retrograde amnesia, and can’t remember what happened. Worse, more accidents involving India keep happening.

Is India involved in his grandmother’s death, or is she a victim, too?

Find out soon. CHASING MEMORIES releases January 12, 2016.

The Business Of Love

About Anna James
 Anna James writes heartwarming contemporary stories with strong, confident heroes and heroines who conquer life’s trials and live happily ever after.  She has been writing professionally since 2010, is a member of RWA (Romance Writers Of America), CTRWA (Connecticut Romance Writers of America), CORW (Charter Oak Romance Writers) and CRW-RWA (Contemporary Romance Writers – Romance Writers of America). Publishing credits include five novels, six novellas and one short story.

Anna is married to a wonderful husband who spends countless hours picking up the slack around the house so she can pursue her dream of writing, and is the proud mother of five fabulous children, and a big, loveable rescue dog the entire family adores.
Although she’s lived in several locations throughout her life she now calls Connecticut home. When not writing, she can be found spending time with family and friends. 

You can learn more about Anna James at:
www.authorannajames.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annajames.author
Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorannajames or at her email: authorannajames@yahoo.com

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