Who Is Mistral Dawn?

Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)) where she works as a hospital drudge and attends graduate school. Taken By The Huntsman is her first effort at writing fiction and if it is well received she has ideas for several more novels and short-stories in this series. Please feel free to visit her on FaceBook or drop her a line at mistralkdawn@gmail.com

Friday, August 31, 2018

#Interview With AJ Renee!

Hey Everyone!! :-)

AJ Renee is with us, here, today. AJ, will you, please, tell us about yourself and how many books you have written?

AJ: Hi! I’m a romance author, mom, and air force wife. I’ve moved around all my life and love experiencing new areas and people. I have five novels in my St. Fleur series and two pieces that were part of anthologies, one of which is published separately. Becoming a writer has been amazing! I wouldn’t have met so many people if not for the book world.

Me: Yeah, there are a lot of really amazing people in the book world. :-) What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

AJ: Taxed by Love is my latest release. The characters came alive as I wrote the previous stories. As new people join the St. Fleur cast I’m left wanting to know more about them.

Me: It's funny how characters can do that to you. What are you working on now?

AJ: I have a side project that I’ve kept hush-hush and I’m adding onto the St. Fleur series. I know my readers will have so many questions after Taxed by Love and if I don’t get the next one going I’ll be hearing from them. Ha.Ha.Ha.

Me: Ha! Well, better get writing, then. ;-) What authors, or books, have influenced you?

AJ: We tend to write the stuff we like to read. I love the easy-going characters of Kathleen Brooks fictional town of Keeneston. I also love Julie Garwood’s contemporary series that follows the Buchanan Family. Books that are engaging, sexy, and leave you on the edge of your seat.

Me: Cool! :-) What are you reading now?

AJ: I’m in between books right now. I haven’t had a lot of reading time with my girls being home from school.

Me: Ah, busy, busy, busy. I know that feeling. For those who might consider reading your book, what would you tell them to expect?

AJ: They can expect strong women, alpha men, and steamy love scenes. The stories will make you laugh, cry, and might even leave you hot and bothered.

Me: Woo-hoo! :-) What's your favorite part of being an author?

AJ: Meeting people. Hands down it has been the best part of all the ups and downs. If not for falling into this wonderful rabbit hole I wouldn’t have met some pretty cool people.

Me: Awesome! Do you have a day job as well?

AJ: I’m a stay at home mom so when I’m not writing I’m managing my family’s activities and keeping everyone sane.

Me: Ha! The many hats of a mom. :-) What are the hardest, and easiest, parts of being a writer?

AJ: The hardest part is marketing yourself. I don’t do well with the “look at me!” The easiest part is listening to the characters in my head and getting their story out. Finding time to write with a full house does make the easier part a bit more complicated though.

Me: I think you'll get a resounding "Amen" from the indie community on the marketing thing. ;-) What genre do you place your book in?

AJ: Romance and Romantic Suspense

Me: Wonderful! Is there anything else you'd like to tell your readers?

AJ: Thank you for taking a chance on me. There are so many amazing stories out there for you to read and it means so much to me that you’ve read mine.

Me: Definitely, the readers are what make it all worth it. :-) And so these fine folks can find your amazing stories, are there any links you'd like me to post?

Released: August 29, 2018
Amazon: https://www.smarturl.it/TBLAmzn
Nook: https://www.smarturl.it/TBLNook
iBooks: https://www.smarturl.it/TBLApple
Kobo: https://www.smarturl.it/TBLKobo

Social Media links:
NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP: http://bit.ly/2bdqx9f
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ajreneeauthor
TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/ajreneeauthor
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/ajreneeauthor
WEBSITE: https://www.ajrenee.com
AMAZON: http://amzn.to/2fmR0Wj
BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/aj-renee
Books +Main Bites: https://bookandmainbites.com/users/20529
GOODREADS: http://bit.ly/2hxp3dY
St. Fleur Belles Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2bmtFmI
EMAIL: ajreneeauthor@gmail.com

Me: Perfect! Thank you so much for dropping by, today, AJ. And thank you to everyone else who joined us, too! :-)  Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the latest in Mistral Dawn's Musings.

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