Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Writer Wednesday - Donna Fasano

I'm honored to host author Donna FasanoDonna is a three time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, and a Golden Heart finalist. Her books have sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide and have been published in nearly two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #17

 Today, she is here to talk about a topic that is near and dear to my heart - writing romance.

 Why I Write Romance Novels

By Donna Fasano

I can’t tell you how many times over the course of my 20-plus year career as a published romance author I have been asked, “When are you going to write a real book? You know, a [insert genre of choice: mystery, historical, thriller, etc].” So I’d like to take this opportunity to tell readers why I write romance novels.

I suffered a lot of tragedy while I was growing up, the worst of which was the death of my mother just as I was entering my teens. I felt as though I went from 13 to 35 overnight, and when my friends were off having fun, I was cooking and cleaning and helping my little brother with his homework. Romance novels were an escape for me. The Wolf and the Dove, The Far Pavilions, Whitney My Love, Rebecca, The Thorne Birds… if the book featured one man and one woman falling in love, I read it! Romance novels offered me hope for a happy future filled with love (hokey, maybe, but I was a naïve teen). As a young wife and mother, I discovered Silhouette Romance Novels. These books were short and sweet and uplifting. Each and every story put a smile on my face, and the happily-ever-after endings always boosted my spirits. Are romance novels real? No. Does every real-life relationship end in HEA? Of course not. But if I wanted doom and gloom, I’d watch the evening news.

As an author, I can’t think of a better way to use my talent than to bring pure enjoyment to my readers. I tell people that I write cotton candy for the mind. Think about that. When you were a kid and you put a small cloud of that wispy confection on your tongue, what did you do? You smiled. And maybe you even laughed. That’s the reaction I’m going for with my short, upbeat stories. That’s why I write romance novels. So if you’re looking to get lost for a few hours in a fun, cheery story, I hope you’ll try one of my books.



Donna's latest release, Reclaim My Heart, is 75% off the cover price ($3.99) through Aug 3rd.

Book Blurb:

Sixteen years ago, Tyne Whitlock cut all ties to her past and left town under the shameful shadow of a teenage pregnancy. Now her fifteen-year-old son is in trouble with the law and she is desperate for help. But reaching out to high-powered attorney Lucas Silver Hawk will tear open the heart-wrenching past in ways Tyne never imagined.


Forced to return to the Delaware Indian community where Lucas was raised, Tyne and Lucas are tempted by the heated passion that consumed them as teens. Tyne rediscovers all the reasons she found this man irresistible, but there are scandalous secrets waiting to be revealed, disgraceful choices made in the past that cannot be denied. Love is a powerful force that could heal them both—if the truth doesn't rip them apart.
Reclaim My Heart is available in paperback and e-book here:

Link to Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Reclaim-My-Heart-ebook/dp/B00CQ5YROW/
Link to B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1046638236?ean=2940016699684
Link to Apple: http://ow.ly/mb2HX 
Link to Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Reclaim-My-Heart/book-YMUjpTKW90W7AncolaFDoQ/page1.html?s=Q7MdkFTDHkCKTQersJmkNw&r=1
Link to Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1939000203/


She is all over the Internet:

Author Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/DonnaFasanoAuthor
Author Twitter:  http://www.Twitter.com/DonnaFaz
Author Website/blog: http://DonnaFasano.blogspot.com
Goodreads author/book page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1111480.Donna_Fasano
Link to Pinterest: http://www.Pinterest.com/DonnaFaz
 



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