Join RNIC in welcoming author Lena Hart to the site! Lena is introducing us to her soon to be released novel – Because This Is Forever and doing a giveaway, but first, let’s get to know Lena.
Lena, tell us about yourself.
I’m a Florida native currently living in New York City. My family is from Haiti and though I was born in Miami, I can speak creole adequately. I’ve always had a passion for writing and it was four years ago I decided to take it seriously. So seriously that I quit my career in advertising and in addition to penning my romance stories, I also teach and tutor writing to college students and adults. When I’m not in my writing cave, I’m exploring Netflix, reading on my TBR list, and catching up with my neglected family and friends.
What are your pet peeves? Spitting. It’s weird but I hate when I have to do it and I especially hate when people do it in front of me.
Short answer favorites:
Type of hero: Tall
Type of heroine: Smart
Actor: Idris Elba
Actress: Sanaa Lathan
Band/solo singer: Michael Jackson
Cuisine: Chicken, rice, and beans.
What flowers would be in your ideal bouquet? A sunflower and/or calla lilies. Those are my two favorite. ☺
Which TV show(s) can you absolutely not miss every week? In exactly this order: Scandal, Supernatural, and Walking Dead. (This is the real reason I love fall, lol.)
What dish, when you prepare it, has everyone asking for seconds? Macaroni au gratin (it my Americanized spin to the traditional Haitian mac & cheese)
Short answer choices:
Leather or lace? Lace
Long or short hair? Short
Fruity drink or strong liquor? Fruity drink
Heels or flats? Flats
Jeans or skirt? Jeans
Coffee or tea? Tea
Glamorous girl or girl next door? Girl Next Door
Glamorous makeup or au naturale? Au natural
Sexy bed-head or sophisticated coif? Bed-head.
Finish this sentence: I’m addicted to…Scandal, cheesecake, and romance.
What inspired you to write your latest release? Ever been faced with the possibility of an unplanned pregnancy, having to get over your panic long enough to pee on that stupid stick? (yeah well, me neither…) BUT Mia, my heroine for Because This Is Forever, started her story for me JUST like that and from there her story was born.
What was the nicest comment or most interesting question you’ve received from a reader? “I can’t wait to read more of your books…”
The decision that tore them apart…
Former hopeless romantic, Mia Trent, is crushed when the love of her life, Nate McArthur, reveals that he doesn’t want to get married—or have children. But it’s too late. Mia is already pregnant and her dream of “happily ever after” is sharply put to an end when she decides she’d rather keep her pregnancy a secret then to force Nate into a life he doesn’t want.
The compromise that made them a family…
Five years later, Mia must reach out to Nate for help or risk losing her home and shelter for their son. Stunned and outraged by the sudden news of his child, Nate proposes a compromise: give him the summer to get to know his son and he’ll save her home. Yet with Mia back in his life, Nate isn’t willing to lose her—or their son—again. What starts off as a temporary arrangement soon becomes a chance at rediscovery. Only Nate must convince his jaded dreamer that his love for her is true… and will last now and forever.
Available October 2013! In the meantime, make sure you add Because This Is Forever to your Goodreads list!
Here’s the info on the giveaway!
Prize: Three random commenters will win a $5 Amazon gift card!
Eligibility: You must be a subscriber to the RNIC newsletter.
How to enter: In the comments section answer the following questions – What did you think of the interview? Is there a question that you can relate to? A BONUS entry will be applied for those who add Because This Is Forever to their Goodreads shelf.
Note: By participating in this contest, the winner has given permission to RNIC to share his/her name and email address with the person conducting the contest so they can forward the prize(s). Prizes open to U.S and International.
Deadline: September 30, 2013 at 11:59pm (EST)
Lena, how can readers contact you?
About the Author:
Lena Hart writes sensual romances with a hint of mystery and suspense. Her debut novel, BECAUSE THIS IS FOREVER, is scheduled for release this Fall. Her two novellas in the series is currently available. To learn more about Lena and her work, visit www.LenaHartSite.com or find her rambling at www.scatblogging.blogspot.com. You can also friend her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”