1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
I’m a Midwestern girl who loves books, chocolate, and fun hats. I’ve had a lifelong dream of becoming a published authors and that dream just came true.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love books, chocolate, and finding ghost or old gangster haunts.
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story?
I drive for a living so I tend to work things out in my mind as I travel. I just wish there was a way to write those thoughts down as I drive but so far I haven’t figured that one out.
4. Where do you get your ideas from?
My first book Getting Down to Business was actually the result of an assignment for a writing class. I was taking a class called writing sexy sex scenes so that is why that one ended up being an erotic one. Mostly the ideas of the others I am working on come from things I am interested in or a character that I am interested in writing about.
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why?
I have only written one so far but I am most looking forward to a 1920’s historical called the Gangster’s Kiss. I recently entered the first 3000 words of it in a writing contest and placed third. I love the time period. It is truly a challenge and I like a challenge. Everything from clothes, to cars, to everyday life of the era requires research and that fascinates me. I also have several guys helping with different subjects such as gun, cars, history of the era so their excitement stirs me on.
6. Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about?
I took belly dancing lessons for three years but I am still a total klutz.
7. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
I am fortunate to have a local family of mechanics that have helped me with my auto troubles ever since I had my first car. So I have spent a lot of time sitting in this small country auto repair shop. All the guys are over six feet tall, nice as can be, and it gave me some inspiration for my fun little cougar romance, Getting Down to Business. I am working on a contemporary romance that is about a writer and takes place in Montana. So that has some aspects of my experience with writing and a visit to Montana. The Gangster’s Kiss is based on gangster activities in the Midwest during the 1920’s.
8. Does your ‘muse’ have a name and if so what is his/her name?
I did a blog story on a muse of mine. http://gingerring.com/2013/07/28/my-amuzing-muse-and-jack-the-ripper-was-in-wisconsin/ I work with a great bunch of guys that are always giving me suggestions but mostly stuff comes in my head when I am driving or when I just sit down to write.
9. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
I want to do everything. I know I should probably just stick to one but I haven’t decided what my niche is yet so I am still feeling everything out. I do have a small town series set aside in the back of my head so it a couple years when I have more experience, I want to tackle that one.
10. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
There are too many to mention! I am a huge fan of Catherine Bybee so it was very exciting to be her assistant at the Romance Novel Convention I attended in Vegas. I also love Randi Alexander and Sable Hunter.
11. Who is your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
I really like the character Jessie in Getting Down to Business. While growing up it was hard to find redheads as heroines so I had to make my first one a redhead. I also think she is struggling with a common thing for a lot of women these days. Trying to be successful in a career and have a relationship at the same time. All the male character are favorites.
12. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Trying to do it all. Most aren’t full time writers so they really have to balance a lot of things on their plates.
13. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Take classes, learn, write and find your passion.
14. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now?
I like to cook so maybe a chef.
15. What would be the perfect Romantic getaway?
I enjoy quiet, out of the way places. Perhaps a cabin up north with a fireplace and a lake.
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
Next book – I have two I am working on now but what I realized right away after the release of my book is that it is hard to get your name out without a lot of money for advertising, which is something I don’t have. I got a lot of advice from people to put a free read out so that people can sample your work and hopefully entice them to purchase more. So I am working on a fun little erotic time travel called The Pink Rose of the Prairie. I hope to have that one out in the next month or so.
Tired of living life out of a suitcase, traveling auto parts sales representative Jessie Knutson jumps at the chance for a position close to home. When a flat tire keeps her from an interview appointment and the hot tow truck driver awakens her inner cougar, she realizes too much time away has done a number on her libido. Now the only position she wants involves being naked and pressed tightly against a hot, younger man whose eyes say she's more than a roadside pickup.
BJ Spencer has no time for love with an auto parts store to run, though he yearns to find the right woman someday. So when the smoking hot redhead he rescues alongside the road gives him a sexy smile, he remembers sometimes a man needs to enjoy the finer things in life. Long legs encased in thigh-highs are definitely fine, but Jessie seems to be total perfection in a tempting package. BJ just might be able to make both business and pleasure work for him this time.
“I hope you like the blues, ma'am. We don't get too many channels back here.”
Jessica nodded her approval. The sultry vibrations of Southern blues serenaded her. It didn’t take long for BJ to unload her car, pump up the jack, and start working on her tire. Watching the hunky mechanic work, listening to calming music, and feeling the wild rush of pre-storm air was exciting and nostalgic at the same time. She had grown up in a garage like this and instantly felt at home. The place was organized, quaint, and had the distinct smell of rubber and oil. A dark patina of grime coated the walls and worktables. A girly calendar and a time card machine graced the wall above the radio. Even the zip zip sound of the impact wrench was music to her ears.
Somewhere along the way—she really didn't care when—BJ had shed his shirt. His arm muscles bulged as he pulled off the tire. His sculpted chest glistened, broad shoulders flexed, muscles tightening. Her breasts ached to be pressed naked up against his chest, her body wanted to be held tight in those strong arms. She loved a man with chest hair. Springy black coils enhanced his pecs before tapering to a neat treasure trail heading south. She clasped her hands together, but they still involuntarily wiggled on their own, itching to run their way through the thick, dark curls.
Jessie had time to think while watching him work. Her mind reeled with plans to seduce him, but she was starting to think that was what he wanted her to do. Maybe she would wait and enjoy the show a little longer. He didn't seem to be in that big a hurry to get the job done.
He checked air pressure in the other three tires for possible leaks as well. BJ stretched and flexed his muscles several times—not that she was counting or anything. Her concentration broke only a couple times to listen to the severe weather warnings beeping on the radio.
BJ strutted by her again and returned from the office carrying a big towel. He headed to an outside water pump. Pulling the pump handle up, he splashed water from the hose over his glistening upper body and head. He shook his head sending a spray of droplets in every direction. Jessie smiled as she enjoyed the show. Boldly he glanced her way every so often and flexed a muscle or two. Yes, he was definitely hoping for some kind of response. She'd let him beg a little more. The click of the water handle hitting the pump ended his shower. Drying off with the towel, he headed back toward her chair.
His eyes locked on hers, a suggestive smile on his face. “Anything else I can interest you in today, ma'am, since we're already here in the garage? Need any spark plugs, a battery check…” He grinned and raised an eyebrow. “Lube job?” The Southern drawl rumbled slow and exaggerated.
Jessica almost laughed out loud. If she was anymore “lubed up,” she would slide right off the chair.
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