Books: Dena Garson!

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DG-RomCon1_6-2014What genre do your books fall into or is it a genre blended?
I write sensual romance – four are contemporary, one is paranormal and the other is fantasy. I’m still not sure what I’m going to be when I grow up. My newest is another contemporary.

What inspires you to write?
Other than a deadline??LOL. Normally I see a little movie playing in my head or I have a dream and I have to write it out. I’m getting better about at least making notes when it happens because if I don’t, I lose the thought.

Do you listen to music or set the mood somehow to get writing?
Nope. Actually, I prefer quiet when I write. Now… in my house, quiet is relative. The boys are ALWAYS making noise (if they’re not, I go look to see what’s going on because it can’t be good) and the TV is usually on. What I don’t like are constant interruptions while I’m trying to focus (Mom! He won’t let me play the game! Mom! He hit me! Mom! Ugggg.)

Do you come up with the plot or characters first?
Characters. I usually see a scene with one or the other of my main characters doing something and have to back into the story to find out who they are and how they got there.

Do you have a favorite book of yours?
I have three favorite books that I go back to time and again. Julie Garwood’s Guardian Angel, Karen Marie Moning’s Immortal Highlander, and Stephanie Lauren’s Devil’s Bride. I think I’ve read each of them more than a dozen times.
Now, if you mean a favorite out of the books I’ve written, I’d have to say Mystic’s Touch. For some reason the story flowed as I wrote it and I loved the characters.

Who would you consider an influence on your writing?
My mom. She told me from the cradle that I could do anything if I just put my mind to it. I remind myself of that every time I get stuck with a manuscript.

Tell me something quirky about yourself.
I love weird stuff. Seriously.Odd trivia. Myths, legends, historical facts, herbal remedies. Whatever. If it’s out of the norm it’s probably going to fascinate me.

What do you aim to make people feel when they read your books?
I read to escape and I want to feel good at the end so I try for that in my own books.

What’s next for you?
I’m working on a paranormal about werewolves. This is a first for me so I’m both nervous and excited about it.

Do you sing in the shower?
In the car, yes.Shower, no.

 

Dena Garson loves to read romance—the hotter the better. When one of her BFFs said “one of us should be writing this stuff”, she took up the challenge. If she isn’t writing, she’s designing jewelry but somehow she still manages to make it into the office on a regular basis.
Website: http://www.denagarson.com/
Blog: http://denagarson.wordpress.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dena.garson.7
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DenaGarson
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/dgarson
Ellora’s Cave Author Page: https://www.ellorascave.com/index.php/authors/index/author/slug/dena-garson/
Amazon Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/Dena-Garson/e/B007ER5E58/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS1a-DzYifYaR4vLcauTmJQ

 
loss-of-control (2)My newest book, Loss of Control, just hit the electronic bookshelves on July 10th. Here’s a bit about it:

Jeanie’s lousy boss has sent her on yet another business trip. At least this one has a bonus—she gets to work with “Steve the Stud”, the office hottie who makes all the women weak-kneed, for the whole week. When she finds him to be smart and fun as well, she has no clue how she’ll finish the trip while staying professional.
Steve got burned the last time he dated a coworker and has vowed to never put himself in that position again, no matter how much he can’t stop thinking about Jeanie and her freckles. When Jeanie finds evidence of fraud, Steve works more closely with her than he imagined. It’ll take all his control to maintain his promise while Jeanie struggles with an ethical dilemma.
A Blush® contemporary romance from Ellora’s Cave.

Buy Links:
Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/loss-of-control.html
Amazon: (with affiliate link) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L91AZNG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00L91AZNG&linkCode=as2&tag=denagarcom-20&linkId=6FEN67HII3AGSZGS
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/loss-of-control-dena-garson/1119872710?ean=9781419992148
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/loss-of-control-1

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