Monday, December 5, 2011

Release party with erotic authors JP Archer And Lani Rhea

JP Archer And Lani Rhea
Erotic Romance Authors

We're glad you stopped in to check out what all the buzz is about around these two sexy authors! I've decorated just for you with red ribbons, garland and goodies for all. Grab your drink at the bar, flirt with our sexy bartender and he wants me to mention that you pay attention to his mistletoe above the bar.  *wink* Yes, he's giving away kisses this week.

JP and Lani will be around all week to chat with you and answer questions you might have for them. Their newest story has just been released, The Ark Hotel:  Before the Dawn, as part of the anthology inside The Sexiest Time of The Year. Let's chat with them so you can learn more about what makes these two tick!

LR:  Thanks for having us back, Tonya!!! We love blogging on your blog.

Tonya: I’ve found writing to be both rewarding and frustrating. What do you find most rewarding about writing?

Jp:  I love being a part of making a whole new “world” and filling it with people and things that come together an evoke emotion from someone who picks it up and reads it. Laughter, tears, sighs or righteous indignation…lol. I like making people feel something. 

LR:  What I find most rewarding is seeing the final product done and submitted. Then the sweating begins as I hope the story will be picked up. All in all, writing is relaxing to me.

Tonya:  Now, what is your least favorite part?

LR:  Edits, rewrites or just starting all over from the very beginning. This is what I don’t like about the whole writing process.

Jp:  EDITS! EDITS! EDITS! Cuts and rewriting to reach a word count cutoff or trying to give the publisher what they SAID they wanted. (GROWLS in disgust.)

Tonya:  You know you have to give us your “How I got published” story. So, spill it.

LR:  I originally contacted Sascha Illyvich with an idea. He wanted me to submit. But the story didn’t pan out the way I wanted it to. So I asked JP to take a look at it, *grin* and give me her ideas. The next thing we know we were writing the story together. We trashed the original idea and in four days banged out almost 20K.

Jp:  I didn’t mean to write it, I just kept putting my two cents in, and before I knew it there were several thousand words. At that point Lani asked me not to be an editor, but a co-author. For which I was very flattered and excited.

Tonya:  Tell us a bit about yourself. Do you have a day job?

LR:  My day job consists of edits, writing, critiquing other’s work and plotting. Then the kids come home and I’m a mom to them and wife to my husband.

Jp:  I’m a Registered Nurse working in home health 40 hours a week. For me writing is something that I have to slip in between job and family. However, if someone wants to loan me $50K so I can take a year off, just to write, I’ll be happy to send them my bank account number. *grin*

Tonya:  Some of us have things we do to get into the writing frame of mind like music, or drinks. Do you have anything special you do to get into the writing mood?

JP:  We keep joking were gonna rent a cabin in the middle of the forest for 10 days with nothing but our laptops, Dr. Pepper and Doritos. (Lani says she actually wants a month!) Sometimes it’s hard to get in the damn mood. *Hence all the edits*

Tonya:  Are you ever at a loss for ideas? What do you do to get past those time? I don’t have them often but being out in my yard and gardens helps me get creative.

JP:  No. We play off each other so well that a loss for ideas is not the issue. The issue with us is going overboard. Lol We have to scale back a lot. Or our stories would be 100K.

Tonya:  Do you have a card file where you keep story ideas? Where do they come from?

LR:  I have tons of notebooks I keep my ideas in, also my laptop. Ideas pop up from out of nowhere for me most of the time.

Jp:  She keeps trying to get me to do that, the notebook thing and all. But she doesn’t understand I have a photographic memory. And if I read or speak about something, I rarely forget it. I have about an 85% recall for everything. Unless I’m on Lortab. LOL (I recently had a tooth issue.)

Tonya:  Readers, enjoy the beginning of the except and come back for the next installment!


He sighed heavily. “It’s no big secret or anything. When I was eight, my biological mother killed herself, and almost killed me in a drunk driving accident.”

Noah’s eye lit upon his surrogate mother and mentor. The older woman smiled her encouragement to continue.

“Lizzy pulled me from the wreck before the car exploded. I didn’t have any other family. She adopted me soon after. Lizzy raised me from that point to the man I am today.”

He left much out of the statements. He was sure the topic would be revisited, but for now it was good enough.

“That’s all you needed to say.”

“Okay, let’s get the bottle of wine to chilling. Noah you got an ETA on carving that bird?” Lizzy breezed through any remaining ruffled feathers.

“As, always, your wish…”

Lizzy waved dismissively. “I know, I know, my commence. He always was a smart ass, Angie.”

“I’m learning.” She strode to the upright side-by-side and pulled open the refrigerator door with more effort than necessary. Angie placed the bottle of wine on the shelf and slammed the door a bit.

Not off the hot seat yet, Noah decided. Not by a long shot. He made quick work of the turkey, while the two women of his life discussed his faults and follies like he wasn’t even in the room.

He might have been disgruntled, but after his near miss with the bullet of his past, he decided to lay low and let them have at him. His only bit of mischief happened when he passed under the mistletoe carrying the bird.

He stopped in his tracks. “Angie, can you come here a second please? I need your help with something.”

She looked at him expectantly, while he stood still in the hall. She stepped next to him, peering around his shoulder for whatever he might need help with.

He smiled and instructed, “Look up.”

Angie glanced above his head, and dropped her eyes back to his.

“It’s a tradition to kiss someone standing beneath mistletoe. You’re not going to leave me hanging are you? You never know, it might be bad luck or something. Christmas may cease to exist if you don’t kiss me.”

She shook her head, “You’re transparent.”

“Can’t blame a man for trying.”

She stretched herself on tip toes, leaning over the serving platter of carved foul.

His eyes close.

Her lips pressed in to his for the briefest of moments.

Noah groaned depreciatively. Would that be it?

His eyes popped back open in pleasant surprise when her lips met his again, this time for a lingering repeat.

She broke the kiss after the most enjoyable moment of his day. 

To be continued....

    Visit their links below, watch Lani's book trailer at YouTube and get to know these two.

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Tonya: Great! Where can people buy the anthology that includes your story, The Ark Hotel: Before the Dawn is featured in?

LR:  Here are our three main sites....

Tonya:  Is there anything else you'd like our readers to know?

LR: Remember to visit my blog to sign up for a chance to win a copy under the blog The Sexiest Time of the Year. Also, leave us an email when you comment so that we have a way to get in contact with you. Thanks for stopping by today! Come back Friday for a little fun!!!

Tonya:  Let's get the commenting started; remember to leave your email addy in the comment so they can reach you. I think it'd be great fun if you told a few of your friends and passed on our link here so they could come by and party with us this week. Chat at you later! Muah! Thanks for stopping in.