Monday, March 17, 2014
Baton Blog Hop
Hola lovely friends :)
Its been ages since I've done a blog hop but when the wonderful and ever prolific author Bobbi Romans comes a'calling, who can resist her? I know I can't and besides, doing this sounded like a pretty cool way to get back in the swing of things. I mean, I get to blab a little about what I'm working on as well as brag about the authors I'm passing the baton to. Oh, and about Bobbi? I'm quite sure that once you get ensnared in her vibrant story-telling, you'll be scouring the 'net for more. She's a riot and a half, a rebel with heart of gold, a huge Norman Reedus fangirl and can write sexy-ass shifters like nobody's business.
You can find Bobbi at the following links:
Right now, I have to answer some questions (as per the rules) and then pass the baton so here I go:
1) What I am working on?
Right now I'm working on two projects: an Interracial Romance with a nod to the 1970s Blaxploitation era and the other is as far to the opposite end of the spectrum as you can get, a Superhero romance.
2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I haven't seen too many of either so hopefully mine will stand out.
3) Why do I write what I do?
The images that I have in my mind have to be written down. I think my head will explode if I don't :)
4) How does your writing process work?
I have to leave the house to write. I get way too distracted if I don't. I grab my satchel (paper, pens, occasionally the laptop, etc.) and head out. I'm either in the nearby coffee house or across the city, hiding in Chinatown.
5) Snippet from WIP (I own all errors :)):
The bus swerved erratically, the screech of rubber against the concrete vibrating through the moving vehicle as it plowed through the evening rush hour traffic. Other motorists moved at its approach, pulling over to either side of the highway to avoid getting hit. A helicopter flew overhead, its bright spotlight keeping pace with the bus. Several police cars followed behind, the persistent blare of their sirens adding to the heightened tension of the moment.
A lone female figure, dressed in a blue-black body suit, crouched atop the speeding bus. Long black hair, braided into a thick rope, whipped wildly behind her as she crawled towards the open hatch near the front end of the vehicle. She glanced up. A thrill of alarm speared her chest and she flattened herself against the roof just in time as the bus went under an overpass. The circular disc in her ear crackled and she rolled her eyes in exasperation.
"Midnight, what's your twenty?" The unmistakable rumble of Seth's deep voice filled her with both pleasure and dread. "Midnight, come in."
Kira grit her teeth as the bus suddenly veered sharply to the right as it roared onto the express lands, the motion causing her lower body to swing precariously close to the edge. Straining to hold on, she grunted. "I'm kind of..." another sharp swerve the bus almost dislodged her, "...busy at the...moment-"
"What's your twenty?" He barked. "Dammit, Kira, where are you?"
Kira heard the worry underneath the rumble of his deep voice. She started to reply but was saved from answering as the bus jerked to the left and she rolled the other way, her gloved hands grasping for purchase. With a squawk of alarm, she slipped off the roof and caught the edge in time. Her body slammed into the side windows. She gasped as the breath left her lungs in a painful rush. - ©Ren Thompson 2014
Now the three authors I'm going to pass the baton to today are some of the coolest people out there. You should follow them and check out their work:
Judith Leger is a sweet, sassy Southern lady with a lovely voice to match. She's a true romantic, a fantastic author and a wonderful friend. Judith also writes M/M romance under the name of Jadette Paige. Let Judith and her alter-ego take you on a magical journey filled with adventure, laughter and, most of all, love.
For Judith: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads
For Jadette: Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads
JS Wayne is simply BAD ASS when it comes to his creativity. Not only does he write scorching erotic romances, he's a poet, an artist AND a righteous brother in the fight for equal rights and the prevention of child abuse. He's somebody you'll want to know, trust me. You can find my favorite guy at the links below:
Website, Facebook, Twitter, Twitter (2), Goodreads, WOCA
Harper Rush is one of those hidden gems who is just starting to make her presence known on social media. She loves science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, anything that "bends the rules of physics" See, I would have never thought of it like that :) She's hilarious and smart as hell. As a fellow fanfic aficionado, she can totally understand the obsession I have with Spock and Uhura. I believe this lady is going to be huge on the scene with her eye on self-publishing. Harper is in the process of building her website but for now you can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit again soon.