Tuesday, November 1, 2011

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR, LUCIANNE RIVERS (ENTANGLED PUBLISHING BLOGSTOP)

INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR, LUCIANNE RIVERS OF THE "CALDWELL SISTER" SERIES FROM ENTANGLED PUBLISHING

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Hello Lucianne, thank you so much for doing this interview. My firstquestion is of course about your series and what prompted you to beginwriting?

After I gave birth to my daughter almost two years ago, something came on fire inside of me. I needed desperately to create. It found a vent in the form of writing.

So far you have three books in the Caldwell Sister's series, are there plans for more and when can we expect the next one to come out?

I'm working on a prequel to a novel called VICE & VALKYRIES, which is like a Sin City/Thor-type paranormal romance.

After reading your biography on your website I discovered that you have had a full life, can you tell us more about your stint as a stage and screen actress and perhaps tell us about some of the productions you were in?

In Ireland I was one of ten people to get into the Trinity College Dublin, Bachelor in Acting Studies, at the Samuel Beckett Center. It had been a goal of mine since the age of nine. A year in to the three year program, I left. I'd realized after fifteen years of pursuing acting as a career, it just wasn't for me. Prior to that I'd completed a Diploma in Speech & Drama Studies at third level, been on national television in two teen programs called Minors With a Mission and Echo Island, and later in a four-part drama called, Pure Mule.

You seem to be a woman that takes fitness seriously. Is there a reason you tackle a fitness regime with such enthusiasm and what difference has this made in your life?

I counted my hours at my gym recently. On average, I spend nine to ten hours a week at my gym doing Crossfit, Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing. Sometimes it's more. Without this level of physical exercise, I would become quite depressed. For some reason, my body type demands this level of exertion or my mood suffers. I am challenged by this training, but more than that, it's some of the best fun I've ever had.

Are there any plans in the future to write in other genres or is the Romance genre the one you intend to stick with?

I will probably only ever write romance books, however, I also write screenplays that are straight thrillers.

This is an off-base question but I was wondering if after being born and raised in Ireland and then moving to New Mexico if you still have an Irish accent and if so do you get a lot of compliments on it there?

I do still have an Irish accent, but it's becoming less pronounced. Men love it. :)

Have you given any thought in continuing to work in television or on stage?

I have an agent in Albuquerque and since I've moved here, I've been in some low budget productions and in a History Channel documentary. The highlight, however, was auditioning for the last Terminator movie and having to speak in the Irish language. I saw the movie. They gave the part to Japanese person...

You manage a non-profit in New Mexico State, can you tell us more about that and your endeavors?

It's the leadership and civics program of a local economic development association. I get to work with twenty-five participants each year who come from various sectors and organizations in the community. We have speakers come in to discuss civic issues with them and also work with them on their own personal leadership development. It's a lot of fun. I know a ton of people through my job. I'm a lucky woman.

What can you tell us about your extended family and their thoughts on your career?

My parents are fabulous. They are actually here visiting from Ireland as I type this. Having their only daughter move thousands of miles away must have been difficult for them, but they love to visit Santa Fe, and will probably make it out her for a couple of months a year as they retire. My daughter, Lily, is almost two years old and on the verge of talking. She blows me away with her tiny, intelligent brain.

Do you have any advice for other aspiring authors that might benefit them?

I found the savvyauthors.com site invaluable in terms of online training for craft and pitching.

Thanks for having me!

Lucy

Author bio: Lucianne writes romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing and Cobblestone Press. Born and raised in Ireland, she currently lives in New Mexico with her young daughter.

Formerly a stage and television actress, she now manages a non-profit and is NM State Champion in her weight class for Olympic style weightlifting. Long story. Recently she has taken up Crossfit, Jiu Jitsu and boxing.

Blurb:

ENTICE ME by Lucianne Rivers

Heartsick over the untimely death of her mother, Allison Caldwell is blindsided again by the secret revealed in her mom’s will. Her supposedly dead father is alive, and she and her two sisters must find him in order to settle the Caldwell estate.

Robert Rivera, private investigator and former Navy SEAL, alerts Allison to new intel identifying her father as a P.O.W. in Afghanistan. With her sisters out of the country pursuing leads, Allison insists on heading to the war-ravaged country to find him. Robert doesn’t want his na├»ve client to take the risk. He knows what danger lays in that godforsaken land…he’s
lived through it. Barely.

But Allison is determined to go, and Robert can’t let her travel alone. Reluctantly appreciative, Allison quickly realizes how much she needs his guidance and protection, and how deeply she longs for his love. Robert struggles to understand her effect on his battle-weary heart.

The path to Allison’s father is blocked by terrorists, traps and
treachery—all demons of Robert’s past. Can he survive a second round with the enemy and keep Allison out of harm’s way?

Title: Entice Me (Caldwell Sisters, #3)
Author: Lucianne Rivers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Launch Date: October 2011
ISBN: 978-1-937044-32-9

Buy links: B & N
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/entice-me-lucianne-rivers/1105811991

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Entice-Caldwell-Sisters-Book-ebook/dp/B005R3DHW8

Diesel:
http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/978193....s-Book-3/1.html

My links:

Web: www.luciannerivers.com

Blog: www.viceandvalkyries.blogspot.com


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