Friday, February 11, 2011

A little love!

For this fabulous friday I wanted to share another author that I've recently met that has a knack for romance during this certain time of year!!!

Happy Valentines Day (early)!!
A Snake in Paradise by Brenda Sedore

Thanks for stopping in Brenda!


Synopsis - Aja Rain flees to Italy for peace and quiet after an accident where she nearly castrates her ex-boyfriend. She becomes a media sensation when all she wants to do is move on with her life. Italy is full of hot Italian men, but Aja is afraid to trust her heart again. Pietro and Marco are impossible to resist. How can she choose between them?

Everything is thrown into turmoil when she realizes Stephen, the ex, has followed her across the ocean, determined to get his revenge. Aja thought she would be safe and protected with her new friends in Italy.

She couldn’t have been more wrong.

1. So how long have you been writing?
I have been writing for about 10 years.

2. What made you decide to write in this genre?

I started off writing literary fiction, then decided I was taking myself too seriously. Actually, I never thought I could write humour, but I came up with a killer idea and had to write it. It was after writing "Snake" that I realized I'd found my voice after floundering for a while. Now I'm working on my second book in the same genre, High Heeled Killers. It's another really good premise and I'm having a blast writing it. :)

3. How did you get published (epublished/self published/agented/publishing house)?

After researching the industry, I decided to go Indie. I never even tried to get my book published traditionally. I'm a bit of a rebel anyway and I don't like people being in control of me, so I published myself. My husband is also an author so we work well together. We edit each other's work and give general support. It works well for us.

Fun & Random Questions -
Favorite book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Character you'd like to date: Mr. Darcy aka Colin Firth
Character you'd like to be: Aja Rain, she's tiny, but feisty
Best cover: You don't ask easy questions do you?! I'm going to say Charlotte's Web ;-) It's a nostalgia thing
Favorite dessert: Cheesecake!
Best writing time: Night
Beach or Mountains: Both! I'm a Gemini

35 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

Let's hear it for hot Italian men. And I just gotta know what sort of accident nearly castrates the ex boyfriend...

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Wow, a near castration and hot italian men? THis sounds like a book I have got to read. Great post!

Renae said...

Great post Jen! Sounds like a book I really need to read!

Theresa Milstein said...

That is a fantastic cover! I wish you the best of luck, Brenda.

Lo said...

I love books set in Europe! I'm totally to check this out. Thanks for expanding my book horizons once again :-)

Laura Pauling said...

And I think that's an important part - that we have a blast writing it! The cover seems to represent your book well!

Justine Dell said...

Okay, after that first line of the description--I was totally hooked. Sounds great!

~JD

salarsenッ said...

I like the way she came to publication. Her verve is refreshing! Thanks for sharing!

Meredith said...

The summary of this book has me wanting more! Such a great interview.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Guess she'll have to join the line for dating Mr Darcy (aka Colin Firth). I'm up next (just don't tell the hubby that). :D

Emily White said...

This sounds like a great book! :)

Ann Best said...

Thanks for guesting this author, Jen. Her book sounds delightful. I love meeting new authors. There are so many good ones "out there." Good luck to you and your husband, Brenda, with your writing. It sounds like going the Indie route was a good choice for you.
Ann Best, Author

Nicole Zoltack said...

I love Outlander too! Thanks for this great interview, Jen!

Mary Vaughn said...

Ave to know why she thought she could count on new guys if they found out about *near castration.* I'm thinking that might come under Guy Thing.
How nervous was hubby after realizing what happens to the ex-boyfriend? ;0)

Christina Lee said...

Awesome- Italy, hawt men, how can we go wrong? Oh, Mr. Darcy :-)

Abby Minard said...

Those sound like fun books! Thanks for introducing us Jen.

Joanna St. James said...

I totally get the ex wanting revenge, family jewels are not a thing to be trifled with.
Will look out for this book

Colene Murphy said...

Sounds great! Thanks Jen!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

You can never go wrong with hot Italian men! :-)

Christine Danek said...

Great interview and sounds like a great book.
Thanks.

M.B. West said...

This sounds fantastic, thanks!

Melissa said...

I definitely want to look into this author more.

Wild Child said...

Yay for Colin Firth (aka Mr. Darcy). Sigh.

Teenage Bride said...

Happy early valentines day to you too!!!

I am so excited to hear about your husbands surprise!!! I really hope you can find that letter!!!

Have a great weekend

xxoo

Nahno McLein said...

I'm Gemini too.
That's why I'm always so torn.

great post, love to hear about other writers.
Nahno ∗ McLein

Arlee Bird said...

I admire anyone who can successfully write humor. I think things that I think are funny but they often don't seem to transfer well to my writing.

I like the idea of an in-house editor.

And don't get me wrong cause I don't like him in that way, but I prefer Laurence Olivier's Mr. Darcy. But Colin's was darn good.

Brenda Sedore said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments and Jen for inviting me to her lovely blog. I'm pleased that so many of you are drawn to my premise. It is a fun book and I'm excited to share it. :)

You are a fun bunch and I look forward to getting to know you better through this blog and many of your own. :)

Brenda Sedore

Angie Ledbetter said...

Sounds intriguing. Best of luck!

The Words Crafter said...

I have a goodie for you on my blog today!

Rose Cooper said...

sounds like a fun read! Great interview!

AVY said...

Italian men, oh yes.




Avy/
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Talli Roland said...

Sounds like a great book! I love cheesecake too. Yum.

Lenny Lee* said...

wow sounds like a cool book. im gonna tell my brothers and sister cause im thinking its more for their age to read.
...hugs from lenny

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

Italian men? Italian men? Let's here it for French men! (Just Kidding) I think B's book sounds incredible!

Matthew Rush said...

Pink hair and a pink shirt? You look awesome.