Monday, October 24, 2011

Q&A with Gwyn Cready, Author of A NOVEL SEDUCTION

What can I say about Gwyn Cready? She's so nice and absolutely fabulous. She's got a thing for Colin Firth (don't we all?), she's a 2009 RITA Award recipient for paranormal romance, she writes time travel romances and Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER plays a part in her latest release, A NOVEL SEDUCTION. Would it be blasphemous to say that she's my Diana Gabaldon? I've been adding time travel romances to my wishlist. (Hey, the holidays are just around the corner anyway.)


MEET GWYN:
Gwyn Cready is the recipient of the 2009 RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance and the author of Tumbling Through Time,Seducing Mr. DarcyFlirting with ForeverAching for Always and A Novel Seduction. She has been called "the master of time travel romance." A Novel Seduction is her first foray into contemporary romance as well as men in kilts, and she found both eminently satisfying. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family. (picture: ©Garen DiBartolomeo)

WHERE TO FIND GWYN:  Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Q&A:
Kati: Who is Gwyn Cready? 
Gwyn: Gwyn Cready is a shoe-shopping, purse-buying, Colin-Firth-addicted, movie-attending, time travel-fascinated, Tivo-using, VW Beetle-driving, ethnic-food-eating, dog-walking, cat-petting, joy-chasing, deep-thinking, pop-culture-hugging, sequin-attracted writer who spent a long, long time working in the corporate world before finding a new and happier life.

K: Tell us a little about A NOVEL SEDUCTION. 
G: A NOVEL SEDUCTION is both my nod to the book that made me fall in love with romance novels (thank you, Diana Gabaldon) and my answer to the critics of the genre. However, it is, of course, first and foremost a lovely story of two people meant to be together, who each learn to be a better person in order to earn the right to live happily ever after. The story is very sexy and very funny.

K: If you could run away with one of your heroes, who would it be and why? 
G: Hmm. Good question. I fall in love with all my heroes. I don't think one can write romance--or at least a good romance--without doing that. And all of them have the moves and sense of humor of my husband, so I am in the enviable position of having already run off with my favorite hero, but if I had to pick, I think I might pick Peter from Flirting with Forever. He's a wildly talented painter, handsome, sexy and rich, and of course it doesn't hurt that I'd end up being Lady Lely. Plus it would delight me to make a man with such a sad back story happy again.

K: Do you have any writing rituals? 
G: I guess my only rituals are the things I need to do before I begin to write--drink a cup of hazelnut decaf coffee, read USA Today cover to cover and walk on the treadmill. As far as the writing itself, I can do it anywhere--car, front porch, my desk, dining room table, laying in bed at night, even the bathtub. I am pretty attached to my laptop, though--a cute little Lenovo ThinkPad. I have to go with ThinkPads because I can only work with a pointing stick. External mouses give me a shoulder ache and I hate, hate, hate those pad things you're supposed to draw your thumb over. My pointer is always flying all over the page when I use one of those.

K: What can readers expect next from you? 
G: My next book (working title, Playing the Past) is a return to time travel romance, but as for after that, even I don't know. I'm writing the first chapters for two different books--one is the first of a trilogy of a very interesting time travel idea. The second is a contemporary about a yummy British art thief. I'm going to let my editor decide. I'm also working on a memoir about my sister, who passed away at a young age.

Thanks for stopping by Gwyn!
Thank you for hosting me, Romancing Rakes. 


A NOVEL SEDUCTION:
GENRE: Contemporary
MASS MARKET PAPERBACK: 373 pages
PUBLISHER: Pocket Star (October 25,2011)
ISBN: 9781451612646
When snobbish book critic Ellery Sharpe screws up at Vanity Place magazine, her boss assigns her the ultimate punishment: write an ode to romance novels, a genre she considers the literary equivalent of word-search puzzles. To make matters worse, he hires her sexy former party boy ex, Axel Mackenzie, to shoot the photos. Axel really want the project to succeed. For one, the magazine will double his fee if he convinces strong-willed Ellery to write a story no woman can resist. Besides, getting Ellery to fall for romance novels might be just the push she needs to believe people can change...even him. At his sister's advice, Axel gives Ellery a copy of Kiltlander, a much-adored romance whose warrior hero is utterly irresistable. To her dismay, Ellery finds herself falling in love with the story---and with Axel, who's drawing his own lessons from the book's compelling hero. With her carefully crafted image of herself crumbling and her dream job on the line, will Ellery risk it all to make the leap from tight-lipped literati to happily-ever-after heroine? (source: back cover)

Where to Buy: Amazon | Kindle | B&N | Nook | Book Depository
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt | My Review


OTHER BOOKS BY GWYN:


So dear reader, do YOU have a favorite time travel romance? What romance book got you hooked on the genre? Have YOU read OUTLANDER?



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