Welcome Taylor M. Lunsford with her Love in the Unknown series. Taylor will be awarding a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
But first, an interview with Taylor:
Woohoo! You are a published author. Describe a strong character trait you possess, good or bad, and how it helped you become a published author. I think any writer has to be stubborn almost to a fault to be able to get published. There’s a lot of hard work and a lot working against anyone wanting to be a writer, especially with as many writers as there are now. Stubbornness has been the key ingredient for pretty much every successful author since Chaucer.
Sometimes an author begins writing a story before they are aware of its genre. Did you choose your genre, or did it choose you? Well, overall genre for me is always going to be romance. The sub genre, I usually know what it’ll be going into things, at least in a general sense.
The plot thickens, or does it? Which one are you, a pantser or a plotter? I’m primarily a plotter. How far ahead I get to plot depends on the book.
Fear 101: As writers it is our duty to make our characters face their fears. Have you ever included one of your own fears in a storyline? Hmm…that’s a hard one. I think the fears I’ve included are necessarily specific to me, but more for women in general (kids getting kidnapped, stalkers, etc).
Fear 102: Yes, deadlines are terrifying. Have you conquered the juggling act between writing and the rest of your life? What do you do when it feels like the balls are dropping all around you? Well, I’m single and without a significant other or offspring, so the juggling act isn’t so hard. When I feel like the balls are dropping, I retreat and read a book for a night, then reassess.
- Switch positions with one of your main characters in a scene. What is the outcome, disaster or divine intervention?
Where is your favorite place to write? Add that one comfort food that you can’t do without. Favorite place to write is my couch. Most productive place to write in my great-grandmother’s recliner. Comfort food when writing is always homemade chocolate chip cookies. I bribe myself with them. Finish x number of words for y cookies.
Writing inspirations? Depends on the book. For the Love in Unknown series, any country song I listened to would spark a scene (hence the names).
- You are introduced to your favorite author. Who is it, and what is that one burning question you must ask them? Well, I’ve already met two of my top three favorite living authors (Meg Cabot and Eloisa James), and they were both charming and adorable. The only one left is Nora Roberts. I wish I could be original, but I’d probably just ask her how the hell she’s managed to write SO. MANY. BOOKS.
- I’ve gone mad – why don’t you come with me? Some people just don’t understand us writers. Name a quirky, writer-thing you do that friends wish you didn’t.
I don’t do anything super quirky (at least that I know of). I spout a lot of random trivia, and I sometimes have writing hangovers if I had a massively high word count that weekend. I get a little loopy then. Most of my close friends are just as quirky as I am, so they don’t notice anything too weird.
Love in Unknown Series
by Taylor M. Lunsford
My first three novels will be released through Naked Reader Press in 2013, along with a short story, as part of the Love In Unknown series. I’m excited to introduce readers to the small (fictional) town in Texas called Unknown. Located in the Texas Hill Country, Unknown was founded by the Maddox Family in the 1800s.
My Love In Unknown series starts off with the story of sexy mayor Caine Maddox and the new town doctor – and Caine’s college sweetheart- Melody Carr. Sparks fly between these two as Caine fights to convince Mel he’s no longer the selfish playboy he was in college while Mel struggles to convince the people of her hometown that she’s there to stay.
Next up, we meet Mel’s yummy brother Micah, the town baker and newcomer Cady Saunders, a runaway bride who steals Micah’s heart.
Finally, we get to know Caine’s brother Gage, the big bad police chief of Unknown who finds himself falling for fashion designer Tessa Styles and the cute little baggage she brings along with her.
By the time Caine lifted him out of the truck in front of the hospital, Teddy’s face was pasty white and drenched with sweat. Even though Caine knew from experience the poor kid had to be in a lot of pain, he was impressed at how stoic Teddy remained. No crying, no moaning. The only sound he made came when he got out of the truck.
Leading the boy into the Emergency entrance, Caine looked around for a doctor. The county hospital was small. Doctors from the four small towns in the area took turns staffing the emergency room while three full-time doctors took care of the long-term patients. Eyes lighting on a white coat, Caine started to usher Teddy forward.
“Excuse me? My friend here had a bit of an accident and I—” Caine stopped in his tracks as the doctor turned around. He hadn’t registered the long, chestnut-colored ponytail before, and the coat concealed the body he used to know better than his own. Big hazel eyes blinked up at him, looking just as surprised as he felt. Melody Carr.
This was not how he’d pictured their reunion.
Author Bio and Links:
Taylor is a hopeless romantic who spends her days working for a great company and her nights/weekends doing the job of her heart. A devout follower of the Jane Austen school of thought, she’ll put her characters through a little trouble, but they’ll eventually have their happily ever after. She’s still searching for her prince charming, but she knows he’s out there, so she’ll content herself with fictional ones for now.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-M.-Lunsford/e/B005F0N8PE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1