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Minxes of Romance: Author Spotlight - Nina Jade Singer

Minxes of Romance: Author Spotlight - Nina Jade Singer

Welcome back to a bright, shiny new year. Our first author in the Minxy Spotlight is Nina Jade Singer, who is here to talk about her debut novel, Secrets of the Knight, a dark paranormal romance.

1) What is your writing process?

I'm definitely not a plotter. Though I would not say I'm a straight pantster either. I'm going to write down. I sit down at my desk. I'm constantly thinking about the story - in the grocery store, the kitchen, when I'm driving. So my process includes some pre-plotting. But I do not outline or anything. Ideas come to me, I jot them down on index cards which I keep pretty much everywhere !!

2) Everyone who writes knows it's not easy - what methods do you use to keep on it on days when it would be so much easier to go shoe shopping?

Well, in the interest of honesty, I will admit that some days I just go shoe shopping. On really rough days though, I turn to my writer friends for encouragement. They understand and they know just what to say

3) Keeping fit: Do you have an exercise regime to counterbalance all those hours sitting at a computer?

I try to do something physical everyday, whether it be a gym class, getting on a treadmill, or playing a little golf during the warmer months. Plus, my puppy keeps me pretty honest about getting a daily walk in. I get some of my story ideas just by moving around or being outdoors.

4) Do you believe in writer's block?

I did at first. But I heard Janet Evanovich speak at an event a few years back and she said something very interesting. She said she does not believe in writer's block, just good writing days and not so good writing days. I really took that to heart.

5) Have you ever used an incident from real life in a book? If so, did it get you into trouble?

Trouble? You can not get in trouble for that? I do it all the time. Uh oh.

7) Promotion is no longer a dirty word. In what ways do you strive to reach more readers?

See above question! I'm still riding that learning curve. I hope to know more by the next book!

8) What is your top promo tip for other authors?

Get out there and get the word out! You can not be shy in this business.

9) What did you learn while writing this book?

This was my first published book. I'm learning how we speak. The whole process, from revisions to promotion, has been a huge learning experience.

10) What was the most fun part of writing this book?

I really like the hero and enjoyed writing him. He's so flawed yet honourable and strong.

11) And just for fun: what would your hero's honeymoon destination be?

Secrets of the Knight is set in the Caribbean. The hero makes his way there after losing everything he cares about. All he needs is the heroine, who manages to find him. They've got an evil enemy to defeat, but they're already at the perfect honeymoon destination! About Secrets of the Knight :

Many years ago life forced Thomas (Bo) Bowden to give up everything, including the woman he loves, and take refuge on a Caribbean Island. Little did he know, he was taking the first step to fulfilling his mystical destiny.

Nicole Balian has come to the small island of Trenado to find a missing teenager. She's shocked at the core to find her former lover instead. Working together to solve the unexplained disappearances plaguing the island, they find themselves in a frightening world of voodoo and magic.

Pompeii - ANNIHILATION
Pliny describes it as: ... the deadly change from Plinian to Pelean Eruptions occurred as the volcano began to lose energy. Thinking they would be safer near the water, hundreds of people fled Herculaneum before the mudslide struck.

Trenado's history is shrouded in supernatural mystery. The danger they face serves to reignite their love. But as Bo fights an ancient evil that haunts the island, will Nicole be able to save the man she loves? Or will she lose him once again, this time forever?

You can find Nina on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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One lucky commenter will receive Secrets of The Knight . Followers and commenters of the blog tour will go in the grand draw of an Amazon Gift Certificate of $ 100.00! For Nina's full blog tour and more chances to win, check her

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