Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Welcome Holley Trent Today

To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?

I’m in a rare gap between e-pub releases right now (they all seemed to clump on me in 2013), but my next release will be a self-published sensual romance called Shake Well. The story starts a series and is based on two novelettes I got rights back to and re-worked into one cohesive novel. Not too many authors get to call “do-over!” and go back and fix a series from the ground up, so I’m pleased as punch I can go back and set up the world-building the right way. When I started that series, I didn’t know it was going to be one!

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Twitter. (*blush*)

How do you get yourself in the mood to write?

It’s not so much a mood as a must-do schedule item. I have a set word count I try to overshoot every day. If I don’t reach me, the guilt is…

Well, it affects my sleep, I’ll put it that way.

If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?

Probably my chick-litty novelette Her Resident Jester. It’s a great introduction to my sense of humor, which can be pretty snarky. If sarcasm in books goes over your head, you may want to give my stuff a wide berth! (I hate saying that, but it’s true—without that sarcasm antennae activated, the dialogue sometimes reads as far more flat than it actually is.)

My least sarcastic book is probably Saint and Scholar [July 1, Lyrical Press], and it’s arguably my most sensual one. Has a lot of chemistry, but only a teensy weensy bit of sex.

Where do you find the inspirations for your stories?

Crazy dreams and an overactive muse. I don’t write down everything they stream into my head, but a good portion of it is workable. Last night I had a dream about being a zombie wrangler. I won’t be writing that story.

At least, I don’t think…

Are your characters able to love or do they need to be taught?

Do you have a book that was easiest to write or one that was the hardest?

Calculated Exposure (an erotic romance coming this fall from Lyrical Press) was the book that felt like it was stuck in an endless loop of revisions. Love the final product, though.

Easiest? Probably my sassy paranormal romance A Demon in Waiting. I wrote that book like a woman possessed.

What is coming up from you in 2013? Anything you want to tease us with?

I’ve got a couple more sexy contemporaries and at least one more novel-length paranormal coming up this fall.  I keep a running list of what’s coming up next on the top-most page of my website:

About the Author

Holley Trent is a Carolina girl gone west. Raised in rural coastal North Carolina, Holley Trent has Southern sensibilities, but in 2011 her adventurous spirit drove her to Colorado for new experiences.

She writes sassy, quirky contemporary romances and fantasy/paranormal romances set in her home state.

Her work is available from Calliope Romance/Musa Publishing, Crimson Romance, and Lyrical Press.

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Holley’s website:

Saint and Scholar
Lyrical Press
Sensual Contemporary Romance

He teaches about the Irish past. She worries about their Irish future.
Grant Fennell seems to lack the luck of the Irish. He’s had his nose broken three times, his dissertation advisor was a useless lump, he’s thirty-one and finishing his PhD, and he can’t find a teaching position in the US. Then he accepts a job in his native Ireland on the same day the stunning former student he’s been intrigued by for nearly eight years shows a shred of interest. Finally, he catches a break: Carla Gill needs his expertise.
Carla is at a dead end on her late Irish-American father’s family tree project. Who better to assist than an expert on Irish history? Especially one with the face of an Adonis and a brogue that makes her want to shed her clothes. She’ll be his girlfriend, all right, in spite of her overprotective brothers and nay-saying friend.
But when Carla accompanies Grant to Ireland to conduct her research, he makes it clear he wants to put her on the fast track to matrimony. The professor wants to teach her something about “happily ever after.” Does she really want her happy ending to start right now?

1 comment:

Holley Trent said...

Thanks for hosting me, Dawn!

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