Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Books by Janet Lane Walters

I thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Janet Lane Walters. I hope you did too. Here are some of her books.

Seducing the Doctor
“You’re next.” Those words send Matt Blakefield fleeing his brother’s wedding. Marriage or even falling in love is the last of his desires.

Dr. Cassie Moore has borrowed a cabin from one of her partners in a cardiology practice to come to terms with a broken engagement. The news came via an email. Her fiancĂ©e had married another woman just weeks before their scheduled marriage. The appearance of Matt at her door brings an old attraction into full bloom. She realizes love is lurking but he’s a player and she needs to forget the connection.

Seducing the Innkeeper
A chance photograph sends Mark Blakefield to Vermont to find something he lost and didn't know about. He has a son. He also has a way to find the woman he fell in love during his last year of college. Her disappearance when he went to pick her up for dinner puzzles him. Though he searched for Christa Parsons for months and never found her. The photograph taken by one of his writers for Good Travelin' shows an inn in Vermont. He rushes off to solve the mystery and claim his son.

Christa Sommers runs the family inn left to her by her mother. Besides making the inn successful, she is raising her nine year old son, Davy. She has to deal with her younger, selfish half-sisters and she has reached the end point of her patience with them.

When Mark arrives she is stunned. Now she has to explain who she never told him about Davy. Part of the reason was her attempts to find him were foiled by a secretary and the other was being swamped by work. One sight and she fears falling in love with him or losing custody of her son.

Can Mark figure why he was looking for someone with the wrong name? Can he persuade Christa he has loved her for all those years and convince her to share her life and her son with him?

Buy link: Seducing the Blakefield Brothers

Bast's Warrior
Tira flees a threat to her life and encounters two elderly women who offer her the chance to be sent to an alternate ancient Egypt with no thought of return. She has had a fascination with Egypt and can even read hieroglyphics. Once there she will be given a task. Failure could mean death. Dare she take the chance and can she find the lost symbols of the rule before an enemy finds them?

Kashe, son of the nomarch of Mero is in rebellion. His father desires him to join the priesthood of Aken Re, a foreign god. He feels he belongs to Horu, god of warriors and justice. He decides to leave home, meets Tira and joins her in the search for the symbols of the rule. Will his aid bring good fortune and will their growing love keep them from making a fatal mistake?

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For more information about Janet and her books here are her links.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Please Welcome My Guest......

Since I first became a published author I have been extraordinarily well-treated by established authors who have invited me to guest on their web or blog sites. Now it is my turn to start welcoming some of those authors, and some new ones too.

My first guest is fellow Books We Love author, Janet Lane Walters. Janet is a mother and grandmother and has penned more than thirty novels. She writes in several genres - from sweet to sensual romance, from contemporary to fantasy and paranormal. She has published cozy mysteries, medical suspense, and Young Adult fantasies.

 She answered my questions with some very interesting answers. Please check back on Thursday, February 16th for details of some of her books and how to contact her. Thank you, Janet!

Q: What is one subject or genre you would never write about and why? 
A: I will never write horror. I don't even like to read in the genre. I have never acquired a taste for this kind of story. I would also not write hard science fiction or genres that are heavy on the science end of the spectrum. I don't feel I have enough information to write tech focused fiction.

Q: What was the best writing advice you ever had, and did it work? 
A: Years and years ago, I went to a conference in Pittsburgh. The speaker gave this advice. Finish the book. Then revise. Don't look at what you've written until you have completed the story. Plan, plan, plan before you start. Since that day, I've followed that advice and it does work. 

Q: What type of scene do you find the hardest to write? Funny, romantic, scary, or sad?
A: I find the opening scene the hardest to write and often write that scene eight or nine times before I can begin the book. After that the rest of the scenes come fairly easy.

Q: Do you read your reviews? If so, how do you celebrate the good and get over the bad? 
A: Yes, I do read the reviews but I don't let whatever they are trouble me. I feel what has been said positive or negative is just one person's opinion. Many of my writer friends obsess over the bad reviews. This only makes one upset and can keep someone from writing.

Q: Do you work with critique partners? If so, what do you most like about the process? If not, is this an avenue you would consider in the future and if not, why not? 
A: I belong to a great critique group. We've been in existence since around 1990. Though members have come and gone, the group is supporting and always gives me a hit on the head when I've gone off track.

Q: Have you ever judged any writing competitions? If you have, what about the process surprised you the most?
A: I judge one or two competitions every year. What surprises me is the published contest I judge and how some stories though in categories I enjoy reading often fall short. Some are published by publishers and some self-published. I often wonder why some editor hasn't asked for more re-writes.


Q: What holidays do you most like to celebrate? 
A: Christmas is my very favorite. I love filling stockings for the large family and spend all year finding trinkets and useful items to put in them. I also love decorating the Christmas tree with ornaments collected over the years. The children, in-laws and grandchildren have fun opening the stockings.

Q: Which of the four seasons do you like/dislike the most and why?
A: While thinking about this, I found I couldn't dislike anyone of the seasons. At first I thought winter but my favorite holiday comes in winter. I also thought summer but that's when my birthday falls. Spring and autumn have the advantage of cooler or warmer weather. I would have to live in a place where there wasn't fall with the colorful display of leaves or spring when the new growth begins.

Q: What is your greatest extravagance? 
A: Buying books. Just the other day I spent a hundred books re-filling my kindle. I have always bought too many books.

Q:You are offered a free vacation, one a beach destination, the other a sight-seeing tour, which would you choose and why? 
A: I would be torn but maybe Hilton Head since my daughter lives there and traveling to West Palm Beach from there wouldn't be too long of a trip. But then I think of Hawaii and my times on the beach there, I would want to choose that. I might ask if I could plan a beach tour hitting all my favorites.

Have you ever:
1. Lied about your age? No
2. Danced naked in the rain? No
3. Called in sick to work when you weren’t sick? Yes. Mental health day though.
4. Won a contest? Yes.
5. Eaten ice cream straight from the carton? Yes.
6. Locked yourself out of your house? Yes and spent the night in a friend's attic apartment complete with wall to wall windows looking over the Hudson River.
7. Ridden a motorcycle? Yes.
8. Taken an enormous risk? No.
9. Gotten lost in a strange city? No.
10. Eaten a whole packet of cookies? Yes/
11. Watched the stars at night? No though I do watch the moon.
12. Worn odd socks? Yes. My granddaughters do this all the time. Seems to be some style thing.
So there you have it. I hope you've enjoyed meeting Janet. Look for her books and contact information tomorrow!