Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Interview with Amy Romine

. Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming author Amy Romine to Meta Modo. Her latest novel, Fallout, is out today by Extasy Books. It's the third in a wonderful series, following Backlash and Shockwave. Welcome, Amy!
Can you tell us the premise of your new book and how you came up with the idea?  Tarot Two of Wands – Fallout is Book 3 in my Tarot series.  The idea for the books and the series (which is three books all connected and a continuing story) came from a local radio morning team. Their chemistry was dynamic and a story formed from there.  The main character and the supporting character are based on the radio personalities. It was also a chance to delve into the world of radio. 

Can you share what the book is about: Our hero and heroine, Jack Tucker and Kate Weiss have been through a lot. In Book 3, Fallout, is the culmination of the three books.  Jack Tucker, a radio personality and Kate Weiss, Special Agent with the FBI, were brought together by their mutual friend, Mike Turner.

Jack and Kate have had their challenges but when Mike is murdered, they are brought back together. The forces that killed Mike are now after Kate and Jack.  As they struggle to weed through the lies and get to the truth, the choices get harder. They soon realize that they are in over their heads, and there is no guarantee either of them will come out alive.

What's one scene from this story you loved writing and why? My favorite scene to write in this book was the when Kate is teaching Jack how to shoot a gun.  It is tense, and oddly tender.  They are in a difficult position, facing the reality of what is happening to them. The exchange is subtle, honest and tense.

Name 3-4 of your favorite musical artists/groups. Did you use any musical references in your novel? If so, do they play a significant role? Music always plays a huge role in all of my writing. For the Tarot series,  I listened to Train “drops of Jupiter”, Cher (Jack’s favorite), Matchbox 20 (Ever the Same).  I am a very eclectic music listener.  I listen to everything from Eminem, to Garth Brooks, to Neil Diamond to the Who to Metallica.  I can be inspired by a lyric, a voice and a melody.  I never know what it will be or when.

What's one piece of writing advice you've found valuable on your journey to publication?  The most important thing is simple persistence, before, during, and after you get published. You have to be determined and never give up or you will fail. You have to keep moving toward the next book, the next blog, the next promotion the next interview.  That is the only way to get exposure and exposure is the only way people are going to know you exist.

BacklashDo you pay attention to book reviews? If so, has there been any particular review that made your heart do a little dance? My books so far have started as one novel and broken into sets of three each so it is hard to get reviewers to review the whole series. Which, in my case you have to do. My books are an ongoing story, so the next book begins right where the last ended.  With that in mind I was thrilled when someone actually read all three and raved about them!
What’s next for you? Is there a new book in the pipeline?Yes, I have two Novellas due to be release and I have three WIP’s in the pan at the moment.  One takes place in a world of magic and dragons, the next is a spy romantic thriller and the last is a paranormal romantic suspense about a group of children that go missing, the cop trying to find them, and the woman trying to save them.

Okay, enough of the fluff. Let’s get down to the serious questions…If you could be anyone you wanted, who would it be? Yikes, Wow tough question…uh…I am torn so Katherine Hepburn or Nicole Kidman

If you had to get a tattoo, what would you get and why? I would get the sign of eternity on my lower back, cheesy I know but it means something to me.

What is your most embarrassing moment? When I bought tickets for my whole family (extended as well nieces, nephews the whole lot) to go to the circus and it turned out to the be “Spanish day” the whole thing was in Spanish.

What is one food that makes you gag?  Liver

Have you ever known anyone who can touch their nose with their tongue?  Yes, my hubby.

ShockwaveWhat is your favorite word?  Plethora

What is your strangest habit?  Moving my hands in my sleep, my hubby and son swear I do this. They think I am speaking in sign language or making shadow puppets. LOL!

Painted toenails.... yes or no?  Yes and No, I like painted toes but I can never afford a manicure and a pedicure. No one sees my toes so I skip them in preference for the tips and a French manicure.

Thanks so much for the interview, Amy! I had a great time getting to know a little bit about you.

Grrls, here are a few links you can find Amy Romine at:

Love, light, and laughter!
Jocelyn Modo


Amy Romine said...

Thanks so much, Jocelyn! This was such a fun interview, it has been a pleasure.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to reading the books on my ipad. Thanks for the great interview.

Amy Romine said...

Thanks for your feedback, I am so glad you came by, Anonymous! :0)

catherinemjohnson said...

Great interview, I laughed at the Spanish bit. Your books sound great and you have lots in the pipeline, congrats!

Amy Romine said...

Thanks Catherine, I am so glad you dropped by! I hopr to hear from you again soon!

Lin said...

Absolutely stunning cover and the book sounds so interesting. Congrats.:-)

Blak Rayne Books said...

Great interview, Amy! You're one hell of a phenomenal writer and never cease to amaze plus inspire me. Love the covers! All the best!

Dakota Trace said...

Great interview, Miss Amy. Keep working on those WIP, cause I really want to know what happens at the end of your dragons and magic


Amy Romine said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, I really love my covers as well. Dakota and Blak you are my sisters and I love you dearly. **Hugs**

Jacqueline said...

So many books, Amy, and such nice intriguing covers. Congratulations, and with expectations of even more to come...

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