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In the Spotlight: Tonya Ramagos

by on November 11, 2012

In the Spotlight: Tonya Ramagos

http://www.tonyaramagos.com

Newest Release: Hands on Justice

http://bookstrand.com/hands-on-justice

Tonya has 34 Books currently available on Siren-Bookstrand! Find them all here:

http://www.bookstrand.com/tonya-ramagos

And you might recognize her from her recent visit where she introduced us to The Service Club http://wp.me/p2vGi2-bQ

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The Biz:

How many books do you currently have published?  I currently have 46 books published. The majority of them are with Siren-BookStrand. I also have a couple with Ellora’s Cave and some older titles with eXtasy Books, Total-E-Bound, and Write Words Inc.

Do you have anything in progress right now? I’ve just started book 5 of The Service Club series. I wish I could tell you more about it, but it’s so recently started I haven’t even decided on the title yet.

What is your favorite type of Hero/Heroine to write about? I love to write about Heroes/Heroines in public service professions such as law enforcement, military, medical, etcetera. Men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect us, our country, and our freedom.

What genre do you prefer to write? Erotic romance, definitely. I prefer the contemporary suspense sub-genre most, though I have written many books that fall in the paranormal, fantasy, or simple contemporary sub-genres.

What is the hardest part of writing for you? The first line. Seriously! I think the first line of a story is vital to drawing the reader’s attention. It instantly sets the mood of the story and tells the reader, “Hey, you really want to read this book.”

Advice for aspiring and new writers? Write, write, write! Read, read, read! Then write some more. Writing takes an insurmountable level of self-discipline. You have to make yourself sit down at that computer and put that story on the screen despite all the other things that are vying for your attention. You also have to stay current on what is being put on the market. I’m not saying to write the latest craze, because those come and go and what’s really hot at that moment may not be where your talent lies. Still, it’s beneficial to know what is being published and what readers are sinking their teeth into.

Do you use photo’s for visual inspiration when creating your characters, or just your imagination? I very rarely use a photo when creating my characters. I sometimes use them when I’m describing a specific place like a house or city or even a certain item that is important to the story. Generally, I rely on my characters to give me their description and tell me what the world looks like around them.

Who did you dedicate your first book to? My first published book was a YA novel titled The Feud that I dedicated to my step-mother. Her guidance, support, and faith is what put me on the right track to starting a writing career at the age of 15.

How do you come up with inspiration for your books? Anywhere and everywhere. Anything can spark an idea for a story. Something that happens, people I see, an item I run across, something I read… Then I play the what if game. What if this were to happen? How would he/she feel and react? What would happen next? And so on.

The Random:

Are you Male, or Female? Female

What would we find in your fridge if you were to do an episode of MTV Cribs? My fridge is pretty bare right now. Lets see…the usual condiments, sandwich meat, milk, Coke Zero, tea, leftovers from last night’s dinner. Oh, and the night before that! Looks like I need to stop writing long enough to go grocery shopping. LOL

What’s your favorite color? Purple

What’s your astrological sign? Aquarius

Elevator, Escalator, Stairs? Stairs

Coffee, Tea, Soda? Coffee first, then diet soda

Favorite Movie? Backdraft

What song is on your iPod/Mp3/Stereo right now? Billy Currington’s Let Me Down Easy

Favorite Rainy Day activity? Curling up with a good book

The Good Stuff:

If you had to pick one item to bring to the bedroom with you what would it be? Chocolate syrup

What is your guiltiest pleasure? Chocolate

I’m sensing a pattern here…

Thong, Bikini, Full Coverage, Commando? OR Boxers, Briefs, Boxer Briefs, Commando? Thong and Boxer Briefs

Lovemaking, Wham Bam, Kinky Fuckery? Kinky Fuckery Lovemaking (grin)

Single and Loving it, Happily Taken? Happily Taken

Favorite Book? Over the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann

Tall Dark and Handsome or Playful Funny and Sexy? Playful Funny and Sexy

Biker, Musician, Artist, Construction Worker or CEO? Construction Worker

Let’s take a closer look at a couple of Tonya’s bestselling books!

Forty-Eight Hour Burn

Georgia knows what Gavin and Randy expect in return for their touch. She’s primed and willing for the sacrifices to feel the fire these roughened, firefighter cowboys offer. Only one thing prevents her total surrender. When they ignite a burn in her that takes her to the edge of orgasmic insanity, she might change her mind.

All it takes is the right woman to have a cowboy bucking to please. Georgia is that woman for Randy, and he’s aching hard to bring on the pleasure. With only forty-eight hours to convince her to stay, he stands to lose a lifetime of crazed heaven.

Gavin figures himself a reasonable man. Fueled by desires for Georgia, he’s made it clear the erotic pleasures he plans to show her. In return, he demands total submission. Compromise isn’t an option, especially when he believes she’s in danger from demons associating with him unleash.

 

Picture This

Six months ago, Hurricane Emilio left a path of destruction through Silver Springs and Billings. Like many of the city residents, Rayne Jacobs’ sole focus has centered on rebuilding her life and helping those around her. How can a freelance photographer come to the rescue of the people in the city she loves? The question is heavy on her mind when she finds herself staring into an intoxicating pair of whisky brown eyes. The answer comes when she’s asked to take pictures for a Men of the Silver Springs Fire Department B shift charity calendar.

Detective Ford Harris has a sharp eye for detail and keenly developed senses. Right now his eye is on Rayne. When he discovers the deadly surprise caught on film, he fears he’ll need all his senses to bring the threat down before it gets to her.

It’s been years since a woman caught EMT Cory Nox’s heart, but Rayne Jacobs manages to do it on sight. The discovery that she’s also the woman his roommate has fallen for spells pleasure with a capital P. But will it be his EMT skills that are needed most when danger comes down on their heads?

 

Caught off Guard

Fire Department Captain Dean Wolcott has struggled to tame the wild boy ways of his childhood. Now an adult, he’s a responsible and respected member of the Silver Springs Fire Department. But with all he has achieved, there is one thing he still longs for–Veronica Abbott. The sweet, innocent, rich girl was always out of his league, but that never stopped her from monopolizing his dreams. Now she’s back, and the woman she has become leaves Dean with his jaw touching the floor!

After a life of domineering parents and becoming a widow in her mid-twenties, Veronica is finally in control of her future. And a future of excitement, surprise and spice is exactly what she wants. Her new business–a shop of sexual favors and lingerie–is sure to give her some of that, but it’s the prospect of Dean Wolcott that really lights the fire inside her.

These are just a snippet of the fantastic books Tonya has released. Be sure to check out her website at http://www.tonyaramagos.com

And you can find more books here:

http://www.amazon.com/Tonya-Ramagos/e/B0088I776Q/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

As always Live, Laugh, and Love like today is your only chance!~Lori

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