Wednesday, October 19, 2011

AAD Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Megan Grooms

Our latest AAD Author Spotlight features Megan Grooms.  Megan is a small press romance author.  Her first book, Finding Samantha, is a contemporary romance, published in March 2011.  She has two short stories out. "Handsome Stranger" is one. The other,  "Hestia's Vacation," is part of the anthology Love's Immortal Pantheon, Volume 5.  Megan was kind enough to visit the blog today to tell us a little about herself and her work. Check it out:

Jen: Tell us a bit about Finding Samantha.

Megan: Well, Sam is a police officer from NY who had been married to another officer until he was killed on the job. Two years later she decides it's time for a change and goes back to what she loved when she was younger, horses. She gets a job on a ranch in NC where she meets Luke. The two are attracted to each other right away however both are a little cautious.

Jen: I know you are planning future books featuring some of the other men on the ranch. Do you know whose story you would like to tell next?

Megan: I am working on John's book right now. He's proving a little difficult but I'll get his story told.

Jen: In Finding Samantha, your love of animals shines through. Let's talk a little about your "day job."

Megan: I work at an animal hospital during the day and I do enjoy all kinds of animals though no snakes or spiders. I have five dogs and three cats myself. The dog in this story is actually based on my dog Zeus. I put him in it from the beginning and when I was halfway through the book he passed away unexpectedly. I'm very glad that I had put him in it. Now I get to visit him in all the books.

Jen: You've said that you have interest in more than one genre. Which one is your favorite to write and why?

Megan: I had never really read romance until I met Cara North. Her books brought me into the world of romance so well that I had to write my own. I really enjoy urban fantasy however. I have always loved people with special powers, be it Demons, Angels, Vampires or Werewolves.

Megan Grooms
Jen: When people see your name on a book, what should they be expecting?

Megan: I'm a sucker for happy endings with characters you can really get a feel for and connect with. I enjoy writing my characters so much that I can't help fall in love along with them. So people can expect sweet romantic stories with characters that you will want to learn more about and want them to be together in the end. Though I do always want a little action so somewhere in the book there will be some kind of conflict or action based scene.

Jen: What can we look forward from you in the future?

Megan: Well I am working on the second book in Rolling Hills, I am also trying to pitch an idea for an urban fantasy series that I have been working on for a long time. Hopefully that will be picked up sometime soon. I also have short stories that I have been putting out between my Rolling Hills ones.

Jen: What are you looking forward to most from AAD in New Orleans this year?

Megan: I'm really excited to see New Orleans I've never been there and I can't wait to go on the outings with authors that write about that area. I love all of AAD, meeting new people and just sharing a love of books with like minded people.

You can find Megan Grooms on her website and on Twitter!

We're giving away a free ebook of Megan's cowboy romance Finding Samantha. Just enter the Rafflecopter form below.  The contest is open internationally. If you give the book a try and you like it, please spread the word and post a review somewhere. Let's support our small press authors!

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At Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 9:32:00 AM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

Oh, I love a good cowboy story. Especially if there is some smut involved. Thanks for the giveaway and introducing me to a new author.

Happy Reading,
Bona Fide Reflections

At Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 10:20:00 AM CDT , Blogger JenM said...

I like stories about people who've experienced loss but are picking themselves up and moving on, so this sounds good to me. Best wishes with the book.

At Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 12:32:00 PM CDT , Blogger Arianne said...

Hi Megan - I'm a big fan of fantasy as well! :D

At Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 1:55:00 PM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

Hey everyone, thanks for the support and leaving a comment good luck! I'll be checking randomly today if you'd like to leave a question for me.

At Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 2:58:00 PM CDT , Blogger Unknown said...

Awesome giveaway!!! Sign me up! : D

At Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 3:23:00 PM CDT , Blogger Sariah said...

Megan, you are a new to me author, but this book sounds great. Adding to my TBR pile. I will be seeing you next year at AAD!! Woot Woot! :) Thanks for the chance.


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