Please welcome my fellow Totally Bound author Anne Lange to On the Bench.
I just had to have Anne come downunder and pay a visit to my blog after I finished reading Sliding into Home. It’s pretty clear I love a sporty hero and so Jack pushed his way into my heart very quickly ;) I had my mini iPad propped up at the table while I ate breakfast, couldn’t put the book down. There are sexy scenes aplenty and even some drunken shenanigans. I’ve also been to Vegas a few times so I think that helped me connect so strongly to the storyline. I do think Mason needs his own book Anne – Just saying! ;)
Anne Lange is On the Bench
Hi Anne, thank you for visiting.
Hi Donna! Thanks for having me here today :)
Tell us a bit about yourself,
Well, I’m a wife and a mom. I grew up the oldest of four in Southern Ontario, Canada and now live in Eastern Ontario. I work full-time and I write in my spare time…or rather, I make the time, otherwise I’d probably choose to curl up in a corner on my sofa with a good book.
Books and shoes are my passion. Reading is my escape, my form of relaxation. I love to step into the shoes of the heroine I’m spending my time with, and dream about getting lucky with the sexy hero! I read most genres of fiction, but my favourites are romantic suspense and erotic romance, with a few historicals thrown in for good measure every so often.
What was the first book you had published?
My very first book was Worth the Risk. It was published in 2013. It’s a novella as well, and also a reunion story, actually. But it takes place on a camping trip. So it has outdoor sex scenes :)
What was your initial reaction when offered that first contract?
Pretty much. I called my husband down to re-read the email I’d received.
Of the books you have written is there one that holds a special place in your heart and why?
Well, Worth the Risk probably, because it was my first, but also because it was a therapeutic exercise for me. A part of my real life was the inspiration for the story. Though my story didn’t play out the way it did for my heroine, and I was married to my husband at the time, her pain and anguish was mine. Oh look, I did that without giving away any details. Sneaky ;)
Are you a disciplined writer or do you have to wait for the muse to arrive? Do you have a ritual that gets you in the mood?
Oh, I am not disciplined at all. My muse goes on extended vacations and I have to literally drag him kicking and screaming back to the task at hand. It’s very painful. Unfortunately I don’t have a ritual, unless you want to count deadlines. Those seem to work. I’m pretty good under pressure.
What was the last book you read?
Last book was Roni Loren’s Forever Starts Tonight.
What are you working on now?
I am working on a few things. The next book in A New League series has been submitted. It’s called The Final Quarter. So I’m now starting on the third book in that series, as well as the third in another series with another publisher. It’s a ménage and is called Wicked Indulgence. I’m also working on a couple of short stories, and I have a story that I’m self-publishing called Her Choice. Lots of balls in the air!
What genre would you like to try and write that is different from your own?
I’m trying my hand at paranormal. I have a shifter series that I’ve been working on. I have book 1 written, but I’m doing rewrites at the moment. And book 2 is also underway though on hold until I finish book 1. I’m really excited about that one because it’s a paranormal romantic suspense. Completely new for me.
When you receive edits are you Teary and Disillusioned or Feisty and Focussed?
Definitely feisty and focused. I have a process with edits. I run through the entire ms looking for quick and easy things and get them out of the way first—a fast pass to accept/revise. I don’t look at detail. Then I go back and deal with the bigger edits, but ones I accept. Then third pass is the ones I might take issue with. Those require more though sometimes but there is generally very few in number, if any. And I don’t like to make my editor wait, so edits become my priority over everything else.
What is one thing in your books you’d like to try?
Does plotting them out count? LOL. I’m not a plotter. I hate doing it. But I absolutely see benefit. I wish I could. But alas…
Now for some hard hitters with an Aussie flavour!
A sport /sportsperson that you watch? (C’mon there must be one) OR An embarrassing sporting memory.
Hockey but normally only during the playoffs. And I will watch winter Olympic games, specifically the downhill skiing.
Favourite Aussie Author/Actor /Musician?
Your view on Vegemite?
What’s a vegemite? LOL **D – I’ll have to send you some :)
Formal dinner party or backyard barbeque?
Although I love prepping for a formal dinner party, I prefer a backyard barbeque.
Adventure holiday or relaxing by the pool?
Relaxing by the pool. You can’t always read on an adventure holiday. You can ALWAYS read by the pool. J
Favourite Aussie holiday place or one you’ve always wanted to visit?
I’ve never been to Australia so I’d have to say anywhere in Australia. **D – Start in Sydney, you can visit me and we’ll take it from there ;)
Thank you, Donna, for inviting me to be on your blog today. I loved your questions! And I hope your readers enjoy hearing about this Canadian and her take on the Aussie flavoured ones J And what is a vegemite? Seriously. Okay, I looked it up on the internet. Um…can’t say as I’ve ever tried it, and let’s just say it doesn’t tempt my pallet.
Can an injured ex ball player convince the woman he wakes up married to in Las Vegas to take a second chance on him?
After spending the last four months drowning his sorrows over the end of his baseball career, Jack Bishop finds himself winging through the blue skies to Las Vegas, not so ready to spend the weekend with some woman his best friend set him up with. He expects a paid escort. What he gets is the woman he walked away from ten years ago to pursue his passion, and she’s not very happy to see him.
Devyn Tate believes she’s quite capable of finding somebody to take her out to dinner. She’s no longer looking for a lifelong promise. She has a commitment only to her battery-operated toy to fulfill that particular need. Yet her friends have managed to talk her into spending the weekend in Las Vegas, on a blind date of all things. They promise the guy is trustworthy. They insist that she should have fun. Unfortunately, fun is not what she envisions when she discovers Jack Bishop lying on the floor of her suite in nothing but his underwear that’s on backward, and she has a wedding ring on her finger.
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