By: Rionna Morgan
Congratulations to "Marybelle" the winner of Rionna's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated.
Rionna Morgan, author of The Wanting Heart
…what happens when a serial killer sweeps a barrel racer off her feet?
I have spent quite a bit of time lately visiting with readers. I so enjoy listening to how much they like the stories we all write. I am an avid fan of the Romantic Suspense genre myself, and it is always so fun for me to discuss a favorite new book.
I am still getting used to the idea that I am a writer too. My first book The Wanting Heart was released, July 9th, 2012. As writers, I think we are a mystery. I know that in my recent conversations I’ve been asked so many great questions. There are three that seem to be the most prevalent: Where do you get your ideas? How long have you been writing? What’s your favorite type of character?
I thought I’d take this opportunity to answer them.
Where do you get your ideas?
I’ve always had an outlandish imagination. When I was a child, I can remember looking out my window at night, watching the moonrise and inventing all manner of things. I would terrify myself to the point of tears. My poor mother.
In the simplest of answers, I live. I pay attention to people and events around me. And I take a notebook everywhere I go. The book I’m currently writing has the thread of a single idea I got from a man I met who has Schizophrenia.
How long have you been writing?
Forever, really. Even before I could form a single letter, I drew loops and circles on pages and pages of paper. My family often tells of how I would present my writing, telling wild stories and turning the pages of my scribble book.
What is your favorite type of character?
I’d like to say, I love writing the hero. Which I do. I also really enjoy creating a brave and beautiful heroine. But, my most favorite is the antagonist, the scarier the better. I enjoy delving into the reasonings and motivations an antagonist could have.
When I was writing The Wanting Heart, I spent a lot of time researching serial killers. I found that one of the most terrifying aspects of an incident involving a serial killer is the unknown. The victim never knows, can never prepare for the meeting. I tried to incorporate that into the plot of The Wanting Heart.
But, to not leave out the hero and the heroine, I’ve included a small scene where they are together.
“It’s late, Blake. I’m tired.” Kate said.
“Not too tired to be kissing that city feller.” Blake could’ve kicked himself. He wanted to talk to her not fight.
“That’s none of your business. You have no right to be spying on me.”
“I wasn’t spying. I was watching Cathy.”
Kate stepped into the full light. “Well, you should have taken her home and been on your way!”
Seeing dark circles beneath Kate’s eyes, Blake studied her. He saw sadness and fatigue. “Jesus, Kate. Did you drive home last night? Have you even been home?”
“What do you care?”
Blake grabbed her arms. “Are you trying to kill yourself?”
“No. I’m living my life.”
“I’ll tell you what you’re doing. You’re going home and going to bed.”
“Don’t use that range boss voice on me. You have no right.”
Blake couldn’t listen to another word. Holding her body, even in anger, was too much for him. Her words were crushed against her mouth as his lips covered hers. He lifted her off her feet, molding her body to his. She’d been nineteen the last time he kissed her. Her body had grown and filled out since then. But, he wasn’t thinking of that. He wasn’t thinking of anything, but how damn good it felt to just hold her, kiss her. Begging for her surrender, he stroked his hands over her hips, up her back and fisted them in her hair.
“The Wanting Heart is a sexy, intriguing, modern-day western romance. A fun summer read.” Kat Martin
Thank you for spending time with me today. I’m giving away a copy of The Wanting Heart * to a lucky commenter as well as a Piece of Montana. Please be invited to visit my blog for more information on the Montana contest.
*A Kindle, Nook or iTunes edition
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