Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Q&A with Rosemary Indra

Tell us a little about your writing style?

I write contemporary romance novels. I prefer to start the book with an amusing scene to lighten up the beginning. In Everlasting Love I start out with the hero in a bathtub on the front porch of a cabin taking a steaming hot bath while it is snowing.

Why this story and not a different one?

After I finished the second book in the Forest Ridge Series I felt there was another firefighter who’s story needed to be told. Kevin Mathews was a character referred to in the first book Rekindled Love and appeared briefly in The Look of Love. I wanted to explore why he wasn’t a firefighter and what caused him to be unhappy with his career choice of being a police officer.

What drew you to these characters?

The image of the strong adventurous firefighters drew me to these characters. These firefighters go into burning buildings in order to help other people. The characters are family oriented and the fire department is an extension of their family.

At the end of the day, what is your favorite thing to do to relax?

I use the quiet time at the end of the day to work on the story I’m writing. I take a notebook to bed with me and work on the current scene. The best ideas come to me when I relax. If I’m not writing or need a little relaxing time I read before going to sleep.

Everlasting Love
by Rosemary Indra
When Miranda Cummins borrows a friend’s cabin to finish writing her long overdue book, she’s surprised to find the one-room retreat already occupied by Kevin Mathews. Though she feels a spontaneous attraction for Kevin, Miranda has recently escaped a controlling husband and isn’t ready for a long-term relationship.
Unsatisfied with his occupation, Kevin is at a crossroads. Miranda understands and encourages him to look at the direction his life is going. Fired up by her encouragement, Kevin returns to Forest Ridge to resume his firefighting career.
When Miranda is threatened by her ex-husband, Kevin realizes he will do anything to protect her. Miranda has shown Kevin a new passion for life. Can he fan the flames of passion into an Everlasting Love?
Driving Kevin’s truck reminded her of learning to drive on her uncle’s farm. The old truck had more rust than paint and rattled as she drove along the rutted dirt farm roads.

Kevin’s pickup ran a lot smoother and looked newer than her family’s truck but like that pickup his didn’t have power steering. She pulled on the wheel and turned the vehicle toward the freeway ramp.
Picking up speed, she merged onto highway 84 driving west. She drove the route for the last year and a half and now she could drive it with her eyes closed. As usual traffic was heavy this time of morning. Following an older model sedan moving slowly, she was forced to press down on the brake pedal. Miranda pressed the pedal halfway down, on the second pump the pedal dropped to the floor with no resistance. When she realized how slow the car in front of her was traveling and how fast the truck was going, she pressed on the brakes again. When the pickup didn’t react, she quickly changed lanes barely missing the back bumper of the car.
Stay calm. Stay calm. Within a flash she tried to remember all the driving tips everyone had ever given her. Slow down the engine. She pushed down on the clutch and down shifted to a lower gear. The pickup lurched forward, causing the seatbelt to pull tight across her chest. Her bagged lunch and purse crashed to the floorboard. The engine revved really loud as the vehicle started to slow down, as did the engine speed.
Again she pushed down the clutch and shifted to a lower gear. This time the lurching was sharper than before. A sharp pain shot through her neck. She wanted to rub the stabbing pain, but knew she couldn’t take her hand off the wheel.
Moving the truck back to the slow lane, Miranda down shifted until the truck slowed to a reasonable speed. She prayed she could stop the truck with minimal damage to herself and Kevin’s vehicle.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Ever since her mom gave her a romance book when she was a teenager Rosemary has enjoyed happier-ever-after stores. She has been writing most of her adult life. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and crafts.
She has two grown children and four adorable grandchildren. Her and her husband live in a small town in Oregon.

Rosemary will be awarding a signed cover flat to a commenter at every stop and a $20 Starbuck's GC and their name in her next book to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. One randomly drawn host will receive a $10 Starbuck's GC.
Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

Thanks Rosemary for stopping by and best of luck with your book,



Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Rosemary today.

Rosemary Indra said...

Tina thank you for hosting me this today.

Tina Gayle said...

Thank you Rosemary for stopping by.

C. L. Kraemer said...

Is there another book in the series? Where will you be heading next with your writing? Congratulations on your new release.

Celia Cooper

Rosemary Indra said...

Hi. Thanks for stopping by. Yes Everlasting Love is the third in the series. The first book is Rekindled Love, the second one is The Look Of Love. I'm working on a novella for May Day.

Catherine Lee said...

That scene in the pick-up truck seems reminiscent of my own experience learning to drive a manual transmission truck. UGH!
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Rosemary Indra said...

Catherine Lee,
Hi. One day my dad decided I needed learn to drive our really old tractor. Only he didn't tell me how to stop it. I wasn't driving very fast so I stopped in against a tree. I thought that was a good place, however, it was an old crank start tractor. That was my first and last day of learning to drive the tractor. Thank you for stopping by.

Tina Gayle said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by yesterday. I hope all had a good time. I know I did.

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new release. This book sounds like a winner. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the great post and excerpt.


Rosemary Indra said...

Joanne, Hi. Thank you for following my book tour.