May 12, 2014

Author Interview: Rhonda Laurel - Texas Heat @rhondalaurel #RLFblog #Contemporary #Interracial

Texas Heat 
Title Texas Heat
Genre Contemporary Interracial Romance
Author Name Rhonda Laurel
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Isabelle Reed is having a bad year. The classical violinist is struggling with a divorce, and a broken arm has left her unable to play. So when she receives a wedding invitation from her cousin Morgan, her heart just isn't in it. Going to the wedding will mean seeing everyone from back home, and seeing everyone back home will mean facing the music about her divorce. Unable to miss her cousin's wedding, she bites the bullet and takes off—and lands right in the arms of Morgan's brother-in-law, country western music star Tate McGill. She'd heard about the singer and his bad-boy reputation, but there was something about those storm-filled eyes that made her yearn to look deeper. Even though she should know better than to risk being the subject of a song on his next album.
Country western singer Tate McGill is living the good life. He's surrounded by beautiful women, hit music, and a great family. But he gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to babysit his nephew Jake for his brother Seth Blake, and finds a beautiful woman in his way. Isabelle Reed is talented and strong-willed, and she's a natural with little Jake. But she's keeping a secret from Tate, and he's determined to find out what it is.

Interview with Rhonda Laurel

Why did you write this book?
Tate McGill first appeared as a supporting character in MVP, book 2 and The Blake Legacy, book 3 in The Blake Boys series. Readers were intrigued by Tate and his backstory as a famous country western singer who was scandalous, insatiable flirt.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read a lot of contemporary romance.
Do you enjoy films and/or TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I enjoy crime procedurals and mystery. I am big fan of Murder She Wrote and Sherlock Holmes type television shows and movies.
What are you working on at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I am currently working on Hollywood Rush, book 2 in the Hollywood Heat Series and Love Notes and Football, book 5 in The Blake Boys Series.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Texas Heat is Tate's story and is part of The Blake Boys Series. Tate is a famous, charismatic, country music singer who meets his match in classical violinist Isabelle Reed while babysitting his nephew Jake.

Rhonda Laurel is a contemporary interracial/multicultural romance writer whose two great loves are writing and landscape photography. She uses both as a vehicle to convey the complexity of the human spirit and the beauty of the world around her. Ebb Tide, For the Love of the Game and Masquerade were released in 2012. Shutter, Memories of You, Star Crossed, MVP, California Bored and Tourism and The Blake Legacy in 2013. The print anthology, The Rhonda Laurel Collection, featuring Ebb Tide, For the Love of the Game and Shutter released June 2013.
The author is happily building her backlist.

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