June 28, 2015

Hot Beach Romance: Sand, Sunshine and Sizzle #boxedset by @emkayconnor #RLFblog

This quick interview includes info about the author, and introduces the story.

About the Author

EmKay Connor is an award-winning romance author and freelance writer.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America and numerous RWA chapters, including RWA-San Diego, Outreach International RWA, Yellow Rose RWA and RWA Kiss of Death. A firm believer in paying it forward (and backward and sideways), she has served as president, vice president, secretary, newsletter editor, workshop presenter and committee chair at the local and national level.
An exuberant and outgoing type who doesn't do well with just a desk and a computer for company, EmKay is a participant of several critique groups. She is a founder and alumni of Pro-SAC (PRO-Seeking Authors Commit), a page-producing work group headquartered at the Mira Mesa Panera in San Diego, CA.
Her manuscripts have finaled and won in numerous contests, including Spring Into Romance, The Unpublished Beacon and RWA's prestigious Golden Heart.
She lives and writes in northeastern Florida.

Interview with EmKay Connor

Why did you write this book?
I saw an invitation on Facebook to participate in a box set featuring steamy beach reads. I’d been plotting a new series and this was the perfect opportunity to launch the Hideaway Bay series. The first four novellas feature the Delaney sisters-Joy, Hope, Grace and Faith. Each has a secret that is ultimately revealed when they journey to Hideaway Bay, a tropical Caribbean resort.
What is your favorite genre to read?
In addition to writing romance, I work as an author assistant to several romance authors. That means I read a lot of romantic fiction, across all genres, in the course of my day job. When I’m on my own time, I read Robert Crais, Stuart Woods and good post-apocalyptic fiction. I’ve recently discovered the Purge of Babylon series by Sam Sisavath.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
While I love Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (Robert Crais characters), one of the most charming and engaging heroines I’ve ever encountered is Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum.
What are you working on at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
I’m currently working on the remaining novellas in the Hideaway Bay series, but I tend to have several projects in the works simultaneously. The best way to stay in touch and see what’s next is to connect with me on social media.

About the Book

Title Finding Joy featured in Hot Beach Romance: Sand, Sunshine and Sizzle Box Set
Genre Contemporary Romance
Authors Tawdra Kandle, Jami Davenport, Lisa Marie Rice, Chris Almeida, Cecilia Aubrey, Emkay Connor, Jenna Dales, Sylvie Fox, Amber Lin, Alannah Lynne, √Čirinn Brennan, Layla Wilcox, Suzanne Rock, Nancy Warren, Margaret Taylor, Scarlett Metal
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

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