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So I had a very exciting day. . . I just got back from Ann Arbor, where I filmed a special author interview for the Borders True Romance blog that will air in March. I’ll have more info on that later, but for now I can say that–whew–I think the interview went okay. I believe it will be posted on the Borders blog on March 1st, the day before Something About You releases.
And here’s some more exciting news. . . as part of the countdown celebration to the release of Something About You, Tracy Wolff is here today! Tracy writes everything from contemporary romance to paranormal to erotic suspense, and I have to say, she is one of the nicest authors I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know. Plus, I think she’s been blessed by the cover-gods. Check this one out:
Whew! Looks steam-y. I asked Tracy a few questions about her writing and her upcoming release, Tease Me:
JJ: When did you first realize you wanted to write, and how did you get started?
TW: I’ve wanted to write since I first knew I could use the alphabet to form words—and spent my whole life getting there. I’ve got an MFA in creative writing and a Ph.D in American Literature, but it wasn’t until we moved to Texas four years ago that I decided to take a year off with my then youngest child and actually write a novel. I wrote two that year, and both placed in contests run by Harlequin looking for new talent. My second book, The Turn for Home, was bought by Harlequin Everlasting Love and promptly became A Christmas Wedding. My first novel, Full Exposure, was turned down by Harlequin Blaze after placing in the contest, but after a little work became my first erotic suspense for NAL. I’ve been writing full force ever since.
JJ: What is it about writing romance that appeals to you?
TW: I love the happily ever after, love knowing that in the end no matter what I do to my characters (and I do a lot of terrible things to them) they’ll end up together and happy. I also really like the diversity of the field—I write erotic suspense and paranormal romance for NAL, contemporary romance for Harlequin and YA paranormal romance for Walker Books. What other genre would let me write all those different things?
JJ: What do you do on those writing days when you’re stressed, worn out, or distracted?
TW: Eat chocolate. No, seriously, I force myself to sit at the computer and bargain with myself. Write 1500 words and I can get up and do something fun for fifteen minutes. Come back and write another 1500 and I can have a cookie or read a chapter in the book I just picked up or … whatever appeals to me. But I don’t let myself move (barring blood or mayhem from my 3 boys) until I meet my goal—whether it’s 1000 words or 3000 words.
The “edgy and erotic” (Shannon McKenna, New York Times bestselling author of Tasting Fear) author of Tie Me Down and Full Exposure offers another steamy novel of sex, lies, and sultry games.
Burned once too often, true crime writer Lacey Richards has sworn off love. Instead, she explores her deepest desires through her anonymous- and very provocative-blog. Anonymous, that is, until her dark and ultrasexy neighbor discovers her dirty secret.
“Is that what you want to do with the evening?” she asked. “Play 20 Questions?” Her voice was low and inviting and took the sting out of the question.
“Actually, I’ve got a better idea.” God knew, he had a few of them. But tearing her clothes off before the first glass of wine—for the second time in as many days—seemed more than a little rude.
“And that is?” She took a sip of her wine and then shot him a smile that had him straining against the zipper of his jeans.
He studied her for a few seconds, running his eyes over her clothes and jewelry. “I call it nine questions.”
“Nine?” She raised an eyebrow. “That’s a fairly random number.”
“Not really. It’s the number of items you’re wearing—if you don’t go commando, I mean. It also”—he glanced down at himself—“happens to be the exact number of items I’m wearing as well.”
“Well, isn’t that convenient?” She pursed her lips into an inviting O.
Had he thought he was hard before? As he watched her lick her lips, the blood rushed from his head so fast that for a minute, he was afraid he might pass out.
And wouldn’t that just be a kick in the ass, particularly on what promised to be one of the most erotic nights of his life?
“Am I correct in assuming that there’s a fee for every question asked?”
“You are, indeed. One item per question.”
“Are any subjects off -limits?”
JJ: Tres steam-y, indeed. 😉 Okay, now for some fun questions: What are you watching on TV these days? What are you reading?
JJ: What are you listening to on your Ipod?
JJ: What is your biggest weakness (shoes, purses, chocolate, etc.)?
TW: Lipstick and fun, sparkly, dangly earrings. A woman can never have too many of either, IMHO.
JJ: Complete this sentence: One fun thing about me that people might not know about me is that. . .
34 thoughts on “Some news, another giveaway, and Tracy Wolff is here!”
Hi Tracy! First off, wanted to say fun interview. Awesome wanted to give you props on “loving to skydive” No way in the world would I ever try it…except on the Wii! 🙂
Congratulations on the new release. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but gorgeous cover!
Awesome interview! Tease Me sounds super yummy 🙂
Hi Julie. Hi Tracy
Fancy meeting you here.
I have to tell everyone my first Tracy book was Full Exposure. Talk about hot, sultry and steamy & I am not talking about the weather in the Louisiana bayou where it takes place. Since then I have read all of Tracy’s books (so don’t enter me) and she only writes keepers LOL. Just wanted to say hi & say how nice & talented she is.
Hot and steamy! Sounds good, although I’m wondering how they are wearing 9 articles of clothing, I did today but I was in the snow… although I’m sure 4 questions wouldn’t be nearly as much fun 🙂
Aww, thanks, Mary G. You’re pretty fabulous yourself.
And thanks, Julie, for having me. I am waiting with bated breath for your March 2 release– February couldn’t pass fast enough, as far as I’m concerned.
Yes, Chelsea, I think it’s a pretty great cover too. I’ve been really blessed at NAL (if you want to see a couple more of my NAL covers, check out my blog). I have, indeed, been gifted by the cover gods, as Julie suggests.
Rachie, I’ve only done it a couple of times, but nothing else I’ve ever done compares to it.
Congrats on the upcoming release of “Tease Me,” Tracy. I really enjoyed “Tie Me Down.”
Thanks for writing the happily ever after stories and taking your characters on a ride to get there.
Hi Tracy 🙂
Congrats on upcoming release ! wohooo !
HAven’t read any of your books though. but still visiting your blog regularly is my habit 🙂
Awesome interview! Congrats on the upcoming book release!
Your upcoming book looks really good and very sexy! Nice cover too!
I’d love to win a copy of one of your backlist books!
You have variety in writing romance novels since you have also written Harlequin SuperRomances which are more home and family type books.
Which ones do you enjoy writing more? The sexy and erotic books, or the family-style books?
Hi Sandra Lynne 🙂 Thanks so much. I actually really enjoy the variety of doing both, although Tease Me was a lot of fun to write. Also, the book I had the most fun writing lately is my first dragon shapeshifter book, Dark Embers. It comes out in July under the name Tessa Adams and it was an absolute blast!
Thanks, Heather 🙂
Hi, Mariska — good to see you!
Leni, thanks for reading books with HEAs.
Jane, I’m so glad to hear that. I hope you like Tease Me as much 😉
Congrats on the upcoming new release and I love the cover!
Great review! Congratulations on your upcoming release! And Julie was right – you were blessed by the cover-gods 🙂
Hi Terri and Fran! Thanks so much– I appreciate it 🙂
oh, wow, you are really blessed by the cover-gods – the cover looks fantastic!!
I haven’t read one of your books yet, but I’ve put them on my wishlist now 😉
wish you all the best,
The release sounds good, enjoy the interview!
I was going to think of a really intellectual question to ask, but then I saw the cover and *drool* ….
Sarah, LOL! I know the feeling. The first time I saw my Full Exposure cover I couldn’t stop drooling and I feel the same way about Tease Me.
Thanks, Teresa W.!
Oh, Ina, that’s sweet 😉 Thanks.
Fabulous interview! I loved the blurb and small excerpt from Tease Me!
Great interview. Tease Me sounds wonderful. Love the cover.
Thanks, Jeanette and Crystal. Writing Tease Me was a lot of fun 🙂
oh very hot
congrats such a hot cover
congrats on teh gret reveiw for full exposure
skydiving sounds fun
Great Interview. I’ve also wanted to try skydiving myself – one of these days I will lock down the fear and do it.
By the way, I was lucky enough to win an ARC from Tracy’s website and it was great book! I think it comes out in April and it’s worth the wait.
Hi Tracy!! What a fun interview. Wow, I bet skydiving’s fun and I have always been curious about it. When I was younger, I had to pick between skydiving and scuba, and the swimmer in me chose the water.
Congratulations on your new release and I just love that cover.
Thanks for joining us today! Tease Me looks/sounds fabulous and I could drool over those abs all day long (hence my love of Ryan Reynolds–I’m an abs girl)!
Holy smoke, Tracy. Skydiving? And to think we spend our whole life talking to each other! 🙂
Wow, that cover is hot. And now I have added yet another book to my wishlist. Sounds like a great read.
Congratulations on your new release. It would be hard not to like your cover, it’s HOT. I enjoyed your interview very much, and I look forward to reading your book.
That cover is really hot! Enjoyed your interview.
I have a weakness for dangly earrings, too! Tease Me is on my buy list now.
This sounds like a great book! I have to agree with the ones who commented on the hot guy on the cover——wooohoooo! He’s some eye candy for sure!! 🙂
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Joder, I too am an abs girl. Pretty, huh?
Scorpio M. What’s not to love about pretty earrings, right?
Sherry, see– there’s still lots for us to learn about each other.
Jennifer, thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Armenia, I’ve always wanted to scuba dive. I love the water. When I was younger, I used to surf and miss that now that I live in Texas.
Pat, Nancye,Linda, Colleen, kh, thanks so much for all the sweet comments!
Terrific interview! I would love to skydive! I do scuba but to be able to let go and fall must be quite a feat!
Great interview.Thanks for the excerpt,can’t wait to read the rest of it.