Friday, October 14, 2011

Welcome Guest Author Shadonna Richards!

I'm pleased to welcome guest author
Shadonna Richards
to the blog today!

Welcome, Shadonna!  Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

Thank you, Laura.  I’m a writer of romantic comedy and contemporary romance. I’m also an avid reader and a member of the RWA (Romance Writers of America).  

Great! Now, tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release—and, wow!, that cover is BEAUTIFUL!

An Unexpected Bride has been described as an old-fashioned romance with modern elements by one reviewer.  

Ooh, cool combination! Which character is your favorite and why?

Evan Fletcher. He’s such a sweetie. He’s a shrewd businessman who drives himself very hard but underneath all that, he’s got a good heart and soul. There’s also a bit of mystery about him. He tends to hide his feelings especially after being burned in the past. Emma wonders if she can possibly change that.

Sounds intriguing! As the author, what surprised you about this story?

I guess, Emma’s actions. She has the biggest heart but also a mouth that promises more than she can deliver.   

LOL! Will there be any sequels or other books in the same series?

Possibly. I can foresee Emma getting into more mischief in the future.

What are you working on right now?

I’m in the process of revising a couple of contemporary romances with similar themes to An Unexpected Bride and a couple of short heartwarming romantic stories.

Good luck! What happened to the first book you ever wrote?

Oh, gosh, the very first book I wrote was when I was about age seven…thankfully that will never see the light of day (smile).

I’ve got one of those myself! Is there a theme or message that runs through your work?

Love conquers all.

That’s a good one, for sure. Okay, now, just for fun:

Milk chocolate or dark chocolate? Milk chocolate
Salty or sweet? Sweet
Beach or mountains? Beach
Give or receive? Way better to give. J

Emma Wiggins is about to marry her heart-stopping, gorgeous boss, CEO Evan Fletcher, in seven days—too bad he doesn’t know it yet!

Desperate to fulfill her ailing grandfather’s last wish to see her settle down and get married, Emma Wiggins, a 30-year-old, career-focused executive tells him a little white lie on his deathbed that she is in fact engaged--to her boss, deliciously handsome and emotionally unavailable, Evan Fletcher.

The situation takes an unexpected turn when her grandfather's condition improves slightly and to her shock, he goes ahead and arranges a wedding ceremony at his hospital bedside before he passes on. Now, all Emma has to do is convince unsuspecting, commitment-phobic Evan to tie the knot with her in seven days.  Can love blossom in the most unlikely situation?
Want more about Shadonna & her new book?
See her blog/website, follow her on twitter, and visit her amazon buy page – An Unexpected Bride is .99!
Shadonna Richards enjoys reading and writing about the magic of romance and the power of love. She is the author of the non-fiction books, A Gift of Hope and Think and Be Happy: 365 Empowering Thoughts to Lift Your Spirit (an Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller in Meditation). Winner of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write 2010 Day Two Challenge, she is a member of the Romance Writers of America. An Unexpected Bride is her first novel. She’s a proud mommy and wife and lives in Canada with her husband and son.

Thanks for reading,
Laura & Shadonna


Shadonna said...

Thanks so much for having me as a guest on your fabulous blog, Laura! Hope your lovely readers enjoy the interview. Best wishes with your romance novels!
Shadonna :-)

Laura Kaye said...

So glad to have your here, Shadonna!

Kiru Taye said...

It is a lovely cover indeed. Well done, Shadonna.

Shadonna said...

Thanks so much Kiru! Glad you like the cover. I had fun going through tons of bridal pictures to select this one. :-)

Laura Kaye said...

It truly is a beautiful cover! Very eye catching! Thanks for commenting, Kiru!

Shadonna said...

Thank you, Laura! So glad you love the cover, too! :-) The difficult part about the selection process was narrowing down from 2,000 potential bridal images for the cover. Let me tell you, that was no easy feat! LOL :-) Still, I'm appreciative of the result. BTW, I love the beautiful layout of your blog and your book covers!