|Be Mine This Christmas Night|
LA Sartor, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, Be Mine This Christmas Night.
Cover artist: Neringa http://www.dvdezign.com
Length: 288 pages print, apx 40,000 words digital
Heat rating: mild
Tagline: Will Their Wish Come True This Christmas Night?
The Children's Author ...
Annie Hamilton's children's series Star Light~Star Bright is a mega hit. She loves kids and wants nothing more than a family of her own, but twice burned, thrice shy. When a gorgeous man with two young boys moves next door, Annie can't help but dream her impossible dream.
And The Widower Who Moved Next Door ...
Cole Evans is a brilliant scientist, but finds fatherhood a challenge. When his son develops a bond with their enchanting neighbor, the boy's favorite author, Cole discovers just how much he's lost—and how much he needs.
Will Their Wish Come True This Christmas Night?
Can Cole overcome family meddling and alleviate Annie's fears so they can be a ready-made family?
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Annabelle Hamilton (Annie) 30's, Children's book author
Dr. Cole Evans, late 30's, PhD Atmospheric Physicist
Josh Evans, 7
Peter Evans, 9
If you could change something about your first book, what would it be?
I changed the cover to Dare To Believe once and I'd change it again. If you want to see the first cover, go to www.lasartor and scroll down to the bottom of that first page. I'm not sure how I would change it a third time, but I'd love to hear from the readers of the blog. Chime in. What would you change from my current cover...also on the same website.
How do you cope with stress as an author?
I go into my back yard which is an oasis for me. Pond, views of the mountains, peace. I get away from the computer, and if I still want to write, use the ancient tools of pencil and paper. While I love the computer, it can suck you dry. Too many distractions, and too many things I should be doing as well as writing, like promotion, emails, web-surfing...
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Parts of them do
and parts of me. I saw a T-shirt
once that said, "Be careful what you say or you could end up in my book."
True. So watch out J
Which of your books would you recommend to someone who doesn't normally read your genre, and why?
I was at a signing recently and was told by some of the readers who'd stopped by that they don't read romance. So I started thinking about my books and really, they are a journey, not only of the main characters, but I try really hard to take you someplace you may not know. My screenwriting comes in as I set the scene, place you there. I'm told I'm good at it. So yes, it's a love story, but so much more. Now how do I tell you that? Thoughts, dear readers?
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will you go?
Shorts, bathing suit, sunscreen and my credit cards. Any island where there is sun, sand, palm trees and blue, blue water. Let's go now. Dare To Believe is set both in
Hawaii and Colorado. Two of my favorite
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas is. Which is why I HAD to write Be Mine This Christmas Night. I love the magic, hope, peace and goodwill of the season and wish it could last longer, like all year. Wouldn't peace to all and hope for a better tomorrow be a good thing?
Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new century started?
Fun question. At home with my husband, waiting for a calamity to befall the bank I was part of. I was on the Y2K team. We were extremely prepared, but YAY, nothing!!
Please underline which statement is more like you:
"I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed."
"I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible."
Both honestly. But If I had to pick...nope, can't do it.
Please complete the sentences
I love pizza with mushrooms, onions, bell peppers-any color and lots of cheese.
I'm always ready for wine and pasta, a good walk and a chat with my best friend.
When I'm alone, I love to read, do cross stitch and play the piano.
You'd never be able to tell, but I can be a very shy person.
If I had a halo it would be gold with diamonds.
If I could win the lotto I'd set up a literacy foundation.
I can never scuba dive again because I'm terrified of drowning, but love to swim.
About the Author
Leslie Ann Sartor (aka L.A. Sartor) began telling stories around the age of 4 when her mother, at Leslie’s insistence, wrote them down and Leslie illustrated them. As an adult she writes suspense and action adventure novels with a dash of romance, and screenplays—she's had a contracted adaptation! She lives in
with her husband whom she met on a blind date. Leslie loves to travel. She thinks
life is an adventure and we should embrace the journey.
Find Me Here
Amazon author site: http://amzn.to/VB7ed9