Wednesday, July 6, 2011

When One Night Isn't Enough

It's been too long but I've decided to have Wendy Marcus on my blog. A guest blog/twitter interview. Let the fun begin!

Hi Jen!

Thank you so much for hosting me on the 16th stop of my blog tour to promote my debut Harlequin Medical Romance, WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN’T ENOUGH.

Here we go!

1. Why Contemporary and Medical Romance? I like to read and write hot, fast-paced modern romance with believable characters. And medical because I write what I know.

2. Do you work in the medical field? Yes. I’m a nurse. Not practicing at present. And I swear I never had sex while on duty. Well…no. That didn’t count.

3. Did you choose agent route or small publishing house? Got my agent via Brenda Novak’s auction and my editor (Harlequin) through a contest. Same week. But also had tried for some small pubs.

4. Will your book be sold in stores in the US? Will be sold in stores in UK/Aus/NZ. (Please send pictures.) Online in the U.S. and France.

5. Why did you decide to go more online? Harlequin decided. Medical romance is sold only online in the US. Paperback and e-book. I love my Kindle!

6. How do you pick your character names? At first Jared was Ted. My first reader hated Ted. Ali – I liked the name. Then I Googled first/last combinations to avoid real names.

7. Any dating disasters? In 140 characters? I’ll just say: Drive in movie. Boones Farm Tickled Pink. Hot car. Open window. Garden hose. Angry parents.

8. Plans on promoting your novel? 30 stop blog tour. (TY for hosting me!) Bookmarks. Pens. Social networking. Donation of body parts if necessary. (JK)

9. How long have you been writing? Since nursery school. (I couldn’t resist. Sorry.) For publication? 4 years.

Fun & Random Questions

1. Beach or Lake – I love ocean waves and tranquil lakes but Jaws ruined me for swimming anywhere I can’t see below me. I pick pools! Preferably In the dark.

2. Bear or Lion – As an entrée? Rug? Accessory? Winter coat lining? I pick lion because I loved The Lion King.

3. Belle or Ariel (yes we’re talking fairytales) – Ariel! She wouldn’t be scared of Jaws, and she can work a pair of shells.

4. Kiss on the first date – Heck yeah! How else can I guarantee a second date? Sometimes my characters do a lot more than kiss ;)

5. Best read of 2010 – You’re killing me. Just one? Seriously? Maybe…Victoria Dahl’s A Little Bit Wild.

6. Caffeine of choice – Dark chocolate. I drink coffee rarely and only with a shot of Bailys in it.

7. Favorite food – Shellfish. Prepared by someone else. No snails or oysters – even with yummy sauces and French names.

8. Best date night - Candlelit dinner. Wine. Sex. Not necessarily in that order.

Now to catch all the fun! Here are some details!

Read an excerpt from WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN'T ENOUGH.

Want to buy it? YES YOU DO. Find it here:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Mills and Boon AUS

To continue the awesome:

Website
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads

So what's your experience with medical romance? Have you ever heard of them before? Have you ever read one? What did you think? Would you be willing to make mine your first? Do you watch medical drama on television? If so, what's your favorite show? One lucky commentor will win at copy of the 2in1 UK edition of my book which includes a complete novel by Janice Lynn!

31 comments:

Lisa Potts said...

Great interview! I don't believe I've ever read a medical romance, but I've watched plenty on TV (Hawthorne is my favorite at the moment). The book looks wonderful and thanks for the chance to win it.

Jessica Bell said...

ha! Love this interview. Quirky and fun. Thanks for hosting. And wow, I've never heard of Medical romance either. New genres are popping up all over the place!

Creepy Query Girl said...

fantabulous interview Jen- I love the 140 characters or less. And thanks for introducing us to Wendy! Wendy- you're a blast! COngratulations on 'when one night isn't enough'!!

Matthew MacNish said...

Whoa. MEDICAL Romance? I didn't know there was such a thing, but it sounds kind of cool.

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Jen!
Thanks so much for having me and giving me a chance to introduce medical romance to your followers! This was by far my most creative interview. But answering in 140 characters or less was a lot harder than it sounded. I actually wrote my answers in a Twitter box then copied them over!

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Lisa!
On my blog tour I've had a lot of people mention Hawthorne. I'm not familiar with it an will definitely have to check it out.

Hi Jessica!
The interview was fun to do, too. It really makes you think when your so limited in how much space you have to reply.

Hi CQG!
Thanks for the congrats! (And FYI - assuming your picture is you...you don't look at all creepy!)

Hi Matthew!
Medical romance differs from medical thriller in that the romance is the central part of the story. The medical elements happen mostly in the background.

Thanks to all of you for stopping by!

Nicole Zoltack said...

That is so awesome that you got your agent through Brenda's auction! I love that auction!

Stephanie said...

Great interview...I'm a huge Ariel fan!

Renae said...

Great interview! I've never heard of medical romance either. Sounds like a great genre, thanks for sharing it with us!

Johanna Garth said...

This was such a fun interview. Btw, my husband is a Jared and I'm so glad he's not a Ted!

Christine said...

Love this format! Fabulous interview. :-)

Adrienne said...

Hi Wendy. Totally fun interview!

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Nicole!
I love Brenda's auction, too. It's a great opportunity to get your work in front of agents/editors/authors. And it's for a great cause.

Hi Stephanie!
Yay for Ariel! Now I'm humming Under the Sea.....Down where it's wetter, everything's better...under the sea!

Hi Renae!
You're most welcome. I hope you'll check it out. There are excerpts from both my books on my website.

Hi Johanna!
You're a riot. I like the name Jared, too. What was I thinking making him a Ted???

Thanks to all of you for stoppng by!

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Christine and Adrienne!
I know. Jen is so creative!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I do love medical romances--in fact I got a few freebies at Nationals. :-)

Stephsco said...

That is so cool how you got your agent? I saw those listings on the Brenda Novak auction and wished I was closer in my own process to send out a submission. Congrats!

I like reading books where you can tell the author has background in a certain subject. Having a nursing education I'm sure makes setting a book in a hospital a lot more realistic.

Thanks for the e-book links!

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Jennifer!
There were quite a few medical romance authors at national. I'm sorry you and I didn't get to meet up. I tried so hard to scan everyones' name tags for names I recognized...but there were so many!!!

Hi Stephsco!
Brenda Novak's auction is great. And it's annual so get ready for next year! If you stay away from the big names, you can get reasonable critiques with a quick turnaround. I bought two, one from an editor and one from an agent. I sent off the editor first. Then I used her suggestions to revise my submission and sent it off to the agent. SCORE!!! Good luck with your writing!

Thanks to both of you for stopping by!

Wendy S Marcus said...

Oh, and I forgot to mention, if you're interested in checking out the U.S. paperback edition of WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN'T ENOUGH, it's available for purchase here:
http://www.eharlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=23898&cid=264

Ju Dimello said...

Hiya Wendy,

Loved, loved the interview.. You had me laughing right from the start, until the very end!

Now, off to wondering which order does : Candlelight dinner, wine and s*x, fall under ;)

Hmm..I usually don't watch medical shows (maybe rarely)...!

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Ju!
I had lots of fun doing the interview! But like I told Jennifer, just because it's short doesn't mean it took any less time than all the other interviews I've done. I really had to think with this one. And the order of dinner, wine, and sex doesn't matter. As long as I get my fill of all three!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Theresa Milstein said...

I love the humor in this interview. Good luck with the book!

Wendy S Marcus said...

Thanks, Theresa!

Nas Dean said...

Hi Wendy, Hello Jennifer,

This was the funniest interview I've come across so far! Kudos to you Wendy for coming up with something interesting everytime!

Thanks for sharing! And wishing you mega sales success with WHEN ONE NIGHT ISN'T ENOUGH!

Thanks Jen for hosting Wendy and the fun!

Ellie Swoop said...

Hi Wendy, I haven't read a medical romance for a long time and would certainly enjoy reading yours right now! My favourite medical dramas are House (love the fast-paced Hugh Laurie) and Grey's Anatomy, always lyrical and attached to the characters! All success to When One Night Isn't Enough.
Ellie xx

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Nas!
I think the idea of a Twitter style interveiw is one that is sure to take off!!! I work hard to come up with something a little different at each blog stop on my tour. Jen made it easy!!

Hi Ellie!
I like House, also. Not his antics, but the show in general. I also like Scrubs, which is in re-runs, but still hysterical!

Thanks to both of you for stopping by!

Samantha Vérant said...

Too funny. I think it would have been more fun, though, if Wendy DID, indeed, have sex on duty...with a hot doctor of course. Hysterical answers!

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Samantha!
Welllll...it's bad form to kiss and tell...

Thanks for stopping by!

Miss Good on Paper said...

I hadn't heard about medical romanance before--fascinating! My husband is a nurse, so I'm interested to check it out. Thanks!

-Miss GOP
www.thewritingapprentice.com

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi Miss Good on Paper!
Medical romance is a line of Harlequin published out of their Mills and Boon office in England. If you have a chance to check out my book, I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wendy S Marcus said...

Hi All!
I've had such fun visiting Jen's blog! I wish I could give everyone a free book...but alas, I only have a limited supply and many more blogs to visit.

Sooooo... with the assistance of random.org the lucky winner is:

Johanna Garth!

Congratulations, Johanna!
Please visit my website at http://WendySMarcus.com. On my contact page you'll find my e-mail address. E-mail me your address and I'll get the book out to you by early next week.

Thanks to everyone for stopping by!

Regina Richards said...

Garden hose? LOL! As a parent I can see that happening..I'll keep that one in mind.