Monday, June 23, 2014

Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: Honey and Her Bear by Lynn Richards

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clip_image002_thumb[1]_thumbHoney and Her Bear

Lynn Richards

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: Wolf Publishing

Date of Publication: May 15, 2014


Number of pages: 154

Word Count: 53,000

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Book Description:

There was nothing ordinary about Honey Potts. From the tips of her Very Berry Pink toenails to the top of her curly auburn head, and every freckled mouthwatering inch of abundant skin in between, she was a force of nature that made Derek’s head spin.

For an experienced bear shifter like him, that could spell big trouble.

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“I’m burning up,” she said matter-of-factly, the grin tilting her luscious lips full of wicked mischief. “I thought I’d join you for a swim.” Keeping her eyes on his face, she toed off her tennis shoes and put her hands on the bottom of her sunny top and began to inch it upward.

“Like hell you are.” He made a cutting motion with his hand. “Dammit woman, keep that shirt on or I’ll…”


Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

It took both of us a long, long time to realize writing was something we just had to do. Self-publishing has made that dream come true for us and a lot of other individuals. After about the fifteenth rejection letter, it was a little tough to keep going, but we never really gave up. So, if you have a dream, reach out and grab it. There’s nothing like the contentment in your soul when you can actually say, this is what I wanted to be when I grew up.

How long did it take to get your first book published?

24 hours? No, not really. We’ve been writing for years and years. We came so close with a couple of traditional publishing houses, but always, eventually, got that letter that said…while we enjoyed the story, it’s just not right for our publishing needs… So, when self-publishing became a viable option, we said, why the hell not and uploaded our book to Amazon and were published within hours.

Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

You mean those “day jobs?” Those creative sucking jobs that keep a roof over our head and food in our bellies? One of us is an admin assistant and the other is a legal secretary. Boring, boring, boring.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

Honey and Her Bear. Honey decides not to let life pass her by and realizes Derek just might be her ticket to happiness.

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

Way, way too long! If we could write full-time, it probably wouldn’t take us 90 days. Now, it seems to take over 6 months, sometimes more.

What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

We have a few “loose ends” to tie up – A Mate of His Heart – followup to Beauty and the Wolf, Bite Me – followup to Leader of the Pack, Brigg’s story from McQuade and Bell and the Bear, a standalone story. After that, who knows!

What genre would you place your books into?

We write mostly paranormal and erotica, and paranormal erotica. We always write a happy ending and no cliff hangers.

How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?

We’ve been writing for years and years. If you ever talk to a writer, you know nothing really inspires you to write, it’s just something that’s there. You know you’re either going to be an actress when you grow up or a writer – because you’re always “acting” out scenes in your head.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?

Yes. It’s frustrating but it’s a valuable learning experience and quiet the ego booster sometimes. Some you can ignore or take with a grain of salt. The review is either very off the mark (they appear to be talking about a different book altogether), or you can tell the reader simply didn’t like the genre or perhaps the sex. That’s okay. All writers would like to be judged for the quality of their work, not because you didn’t like certain aspects of the book. To each his own.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

Almost always choose the title first. It gives you something to go by. Of course, sometimes, you think of this fantastic line when you’re writing and change the title to match the line.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

One of us (yes, she knows who she is) is wonderful with character names and places. We’ve often said if we could just sell the titles we come up with we could make a boatload of money.

Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?

We usually decide on the traits first. We do “specialize” in the curvy girl with a backbone or the shy plain Jane. It’s who we are.

Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")

No, unless you consider the theme of all romance books a hidden message—love does conquer all, if you work at it.

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Lynn Richards is the writing team of two best friends. They enjoy romance. Period. Their books always have a happily-ever-after. Writing is as necessary to them as breathing. Too bad that pesky thing called work interferes every day.

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