Friday, January 21, 2011

Book Boost Blogger of the Year Nominee: Kate Richards














Enter to win the 2010 Book Boost Prize Bundle & meet our next Blogger of the Year Award Nominee!


We are back with the next of our carefully selected FIVE guest bloggers from 2010 nominated for the First Annual Book Boost Blogger of the Year Award!


The next nominee is erotic romance author Kate Richards who joins us today to discuss her nominated book Finally, My Love.


Recently, I had the honor of reading this novella from Kate and here's my take on it...


THE BOOK:


This is the debut erotic short story from author Kate Richards. I felt immediately interested in the outcome of this passionate duo and only wanted to find out more about their past and their plans for the future. I hope to meet them again soon in another adventure.

This book is a fast paced, passionate book about finding true love on the Internet and what happens with a cyber couple finally come face to face.

In this day and age of cyber romance and online dating, it is nice to see a story which depicts a happy outcome.


THE AUTHOR:

Kate Richards has a talent for making you laugh even in the most sensual of scenes. I appreciate her attention to detail and her kissing scene descriptions were well done. I’d love to request the story of this couple leading up to the big meeting (hint, hint).


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Here’s more about Finally, My Love:




Amelia Staker meets her Internet lover, John Quincy, for the first time in the flesh. After a year of seeing John only through webcam, she's ready to show him a good time.

Without a moment to waste, Amelia is prepared for two weeks with John—alone, with no computer screens between them—until the elevator puts a hold on those plans.

Stuck in a darkened cab, their imaginations run hotter than their online trysts.
Can this romance translate into a permanent future? Or will she send him packing?



Recently, I chatted with Kate and here's what she had to say...



TBB: How did you come up with the idea for this book?

KR: Oh this is an easy one. The airport scene is pretty darn close to the day I picked up my then online sweetie now husband nearly ten years ago.


TBB: Is there a message in your book that you hope readers will really get?

KR: Yes, it’s the first of my internet romance series, and I believe you can meet your true love anywhere.


TBB: What is your top writing career goal?

KR: I would love to make a living from my books. But I’ll settle for a full novel in print.


TBB: Give me one quote (from yourself/by yourself) about being a writer.

KR: "Cupcakes and champagne are mandatory on release days!"


TBB: Who, in your life, is your biggest source of inspiration and why?

KR: I’m very lucky to have to pause on this. There are so many. If I had to pick one today, it would have to be My friends Olga and Andre, an older couple who no matter what are always kind and cheerful…and who raise guide dogs for the blind. I wish I could be half as good as they are.


TBB: What song lyrics get stuck in your head most often?

KR: Moonshadows (and other moon songs for some reason).


TBB: Name of the first boy you ever kissed.

KR: Anthony


TBB: If someone wrote a biography about you, what should the title be?

KR: This one is incredibly hard! Waves and Sage: The beachy high deserty life of an author.



TBB: Thanks for joining us at the Book Boost, Kate and best of luck with this nomination and your future writing!


My best,
Kerri Nelson
Owner, The Book Boost



Want More?

Be sure to visit Kate at her blog here:
http://katerichardsshortstories.blogspot.com/?zx=38fe3cff887e4038

And pick up your own copy of Finally, My Love.
Click here.



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See you again on January 26th (next Wednesday) for our final nominee, Lynda K. Scott!

27 comments:

Kate Richards said...

Thank you so mucgh for the nomination! Finally, My Love is so special to me and this is one of my favorite blogs too!

Dominique Eastwick said...

Way to go Kate... See everyone else is seeing how wonderful we have always known your were. :)

Gracen Miller said...

Congratulations, Kate!!

Kate Richards said...

Awww thanks Dominique and Gracen. I actually think Kerri is the bomb, she's so supportive of us all!

Decadent Publishing said...

Congratulations, Kate! You certainly deserve the honor:)

Margie Church said...

Kate - your accomplishments make me smile...best wishes with the book and this contest. You are deserving.

Kate Richards said...

thanks all!

Maeve said...

Whoo hoo!! Congratulations Kate. I count myself so very lucky to have you as a friend and I love your "voice". Definitely "awesome-sauce" !

Kate Richards said...

Hugs Maeve and thank you!

Melissa Bradley said...

Whoo, this sounds like one scorcher of a tale. I will definitely be picking up a copy. Congrats, Kate. I wish you many, many successes.

Kate Richards said...

Thanks Melissa!

Valerie Mann said...

This is a sweet book and very hot. I can't imagine how exciting it must have been to see your online honey and find out he really is as wonderful as you'd thought!

Kate Richards said...

And 10 years later (well in a couple of weeks anyway) and I am still glad he showed up! He is pretty darn wonderful most of the time lol.

Dawn Chandler said...

Big hugs and much congratulations, Kate.

Kate Richards said...

Thank you Dawn!

Kaualoku said...

I think that Internet Romances will catch the eye of many here. I absolutely love your favourite quote:
"Cupcakes and champagne are mandatory on release days!"
I can think of few occasions for that!!

Kate Richards said...

Thanks! I keep hearing one out of five couples are meeting online now. Ten years ago, my family was afraid Rich would be an ax murderer. And since I have a release Friday, wonder what kind of cupcakes would be good. Hmmm...LOL.Suggestions anyone?

Redameter said...

My daughter met her husband on line. I haven't had any luck, but I'm much older. These things take time I guess.

Love and blessings
Rita

Kate Richards said...

Before I met Rich I dated one other guy I met online. This is where I got the inspiration for the anti-hero in Angels and Devils, just released last week. I didn't go throught everything Cari did, at all, but he was not a good man and I know what you mean! But like anywhere there are good and bad.

Olivia Starke said...

Hey Kate! I love the serendipity that brought you and Rich together, it was fate. Truly a stuff of romance novels (and a Lifetime movie.)

Congrats on the nomination, and regardless of the outcome you're the winner in my book!

Kate Richards said...

Neither of us understands the whole thing to this day. He just says it was "Destiny".

The Sweater Curse said...

All my money's on you Kate. : )

Kate Richards said...

Thanks everyone!

Deena said...

I think I must follow your lead and have cupcakes and champagne on my release day! what a fabulously decadent idea!! ;)

Kate Richards said...

Then of course you have to decide what kind of cupcakes, because there are sooo many. To go with the theme of the book maybe? Or chocolate, which I admit is my fave!

amberscottproject said...

Go, Kate, go! I'll be back on the 4th. :}

Kate Richards said...

Nice to see you all here!