Greetings and Salutations Internet!!
Today I have the fabulous Rachel Harris visiting my humble place on the internet as part of her blog Seven Day Fiance which is the second book in her Love and Games series which began with Taste the Heat (my review). Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy this post from Rachel Harris.
Where The Magic Happens…
Writing is not for the weak of heart. Random voices war for attention inside your head. Strangers stare oddly when you talk to yourself or mock cry in public—not that I habitually do this while writing at Panera or anything. And the best ideas come when you least expect it say in the shower, behind the wheel, or most embarrassing, in the middle of a perfectly normal conversation. It’s times like these, when you realize just how all-encompassing this gig really is that you have to laugh at yourself, shrug at the random staring strangers, and tell the many voices to shut up and wait their turn. Then you smile and pinch yourself because this is your life now, and what a blessing it is.
But while it is a blessing, the rest of your life doesn’t stop when you become an author. Many of us have full-time jobs, families, and dishes that pile up in the sink. My full-time job is being a homeschool mom, which means my job never ends…kind of like those dishes. And the laundry. So how and where do I make time for those warring voices? Well, wherever and whenever I can.
My home office is where most of the magic happens. If you notice, it comes complete with two monitors, a slew of reference materials, my books and cover posters for inspiration, binders filled with story and series bibles, and the real essentials—Diet Mt. Dew and headphones.
We’re talking heavy-duty headphones, people.
My girls know when homeschool lessons are over, and those headphones come on, it’s time for creative play. This works…half the time. Sadly, even the most heavy-duty headphones however won’t block out all sibling scraps, adorable plays, or the bings and musical tones of computer games.
When the magic just isn’t happening at the home office, it’s off to McDonald’s play land (that place is a godsend, y’all), Panera on the weekends, or when I’m really lucky (read: desperate), the quiet hotel room where I lock myself up for forty-eight hours with nothing but the click of the keyboard to keep me company. Oh, and those pesky voices *s*
Where is YOUR favorite place to be creative? And tell me, am I the only one who makes weird faces in public while writing and reading???
About the book:
Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé — a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning Cane at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.
Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.
About the Author:
Rachel Harris grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with her grandmother, and staying up late sneak-reading her mama’s romance novels. Today, she still stays up late reading romances, only now she does so openly.
A Cajun cowgirl now living in Houston, she firmly believes life’s problems can be solved with a hot, sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.
She homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches countless hours of Food Network and reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!
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