Debut author, Megan Grooms is here today to tell us about her new release, Finding Samantha. Please give her a warm welcome.
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Let's start out with you telling the readers a little about yourself:
Well my name is Megan Grooms. I grew up in a small town in Maine and moved to North Carolina about 6 years ago with my husband AJ who’s a Marine. We have four dogs and three cats. I work at an animal hospital during the day and write at night.
What inspired you to write Finding Samantha?
I’ve always loved horses and thought living on a ranch would be a great, this was my way of making that happen. I enjoy writing my characters and get so caught up in their lives it’s like I’m living it with them.
Tell the readers about Samantha. What inspired her to move to Rolling Hills Ranch? What is her first impression of Luke?
Samantha is tall, thin, has long brown hair and brown eyes. She has a dog named Zeus that is always with her and is her best friend. She was a police officer with her husband in New York City. He was killed on the job and two years later she isn’t over the death. Needing a change, she decides so go back to what she loves, horses. Rolling Hills was the first ranch to hire her. She is very attracted to Luke right way but is torn, feeling like she shouldn’t love anyone after her husband.
Tell the readers about Luke. What does he look like? What kind of man is he? What is his first impression when he meets Samantha?
Luke’s had trouble of his own in the romance department. Very worried that a woman will break his heart again, he hasn’t gone out with anyone. He wears a cowboy hat and boots. He’s tall and muscular, has black hair and blue eyes. Luke is a sweet guy. He wants to take care of those he loves. He works hard for a living and enjoys it. He cares for the horses and loves working with them. He finds Samantha attractive right away and quickly realizes that he’s willing to put himself out there again for her.
What are your current projects and works in progress?
Well, I have two short stories that are being edited for publication, first being Hestia’s Vacation the other is called Handsome Stranger. The next book for Rolling Hill is being written right now. It’s going to follow John. Each man on the ranch is going to have his own book.
What genre inspires your writing?
I read all different genres actually. I never really read romance until Cara North opened me up to a new world of books that I now love. I enjoy urban fantasy the most I think. Jacqueline Frank and Jeaniene Frost are two of my favorites and I have my own urban fantasy that I have been working on writing. I’m focusing on Rolling Hills at the moment, however.
Tell the readers where they can find you:
I am on Facebook under Megan Grooms. Twitter is @groomsbooks my website is http://groomsbooks.wordpress.com/ there you can actually read a sample of Finding Samantha and my two short stories. I’m also on Goodreads as an author and Finding Samantha has a review if anyone needs more feedback before reading the book. If anyone has any questions or comments I can be reached at email@example.com I enjoy hearing from everyone so shoot me an email.
Is there anything else you’d like to tell the readers?
I enjoyed writing Finding Samantha and I hope everyone enjoys reading it. There is nothing more inspiring to me than to hear someone talk about my book and my characters and how much they love them. I get to enjoy the Rolling Hills crew all the time with their stories in my head. Hearing other people enjoy them makes me want to write it down so that they can share in the love, laughter, and sometimes a little heartache.
Megan, thank you so much for being here today. I wish you the best with your books.