Please Welcome Fierce New Member: Natasha Moore!

Hi Everyone, today I'm happy to be introducing you to another new member of Fierce Romance, Natasha Moore!!

Natasha fell in love with the written word as soon as she could read. She started writing her own stories while in grade school and passed around her own version of fanfic to her classmates long before the term was ever coined. 2008 was a busy year for her. She had a total of nine releases! She lives in western New York State with her very supportive husband--her real life hero who is happy to tell everyone that he's her inspiration. They travel in their RV whenever possible.

Nicole: Welcome Natasha!! We're so happy you've joined us here at Fierce Romance! Please tell us about your books.
[Smoke and Mirrors: Heiress Gabriella Winslow learned that lesson years ago when her magician boyfriend abandoned her, sick and alone, hundreds of miles from home. In the years that followed, she’s tried to forget him and the erotic bondage games they used to play. But the life she’s made for herself since then still leaves her restless and yearning for something more.

Now a successful illusionist, Alexander Black has returned to settle an old score. And to seduce Gabriella. With a blindfold and handcuffs and blood red roses, he entices his former lover and magician’s assistant back to his Las Vegas penthouse. Alex is an expert at smoke and mirrors. If all goes according to plan, she’ll never even know she’s his prisoner. excerpt]

Natasha: I’m fortunate to write for three publishers. I have two full-length contemporary romances available from Samhain Publishing. The Passion-Minded Professor will be coming out in print at the end of April. I have four novellas available from Red Sage, two which are in Secrets anthologies. Dark Angel, a contemporary romance with a gothic atmosphere, was released as an e-book in January. And I have five stories available from Ellora’s Cave, two included in Cavemen anthologies. The most recent novella, Smoke and Mirrors, has a hero who’s an illusionist. You can check out all my releases on my website I’ve just signed a couple more contracts, so you’ll be seeing more from me in the coming months.

Nicole: Wow! I'm so impressed with that line-up of books and new releases! Congratulations on your newly signed contracts!
Beautiful covers too! What are you currently working on?
Natasha: I'm working on edits for a futuristic novel for Ellora’s Cave titled Chains of Desire. And I’m currently writing a bondage novella.

Nicole: No wonder you get so many done! Writing two at once. :) Why did you choose this particular subgenre?

Natasha: Well, so far I’ve written contemporary, paranormal, futuristic and fantasy, so I guess I haven’t been able to choose just one subgenre. lol I enjoy trying different things and I hope my readers enjoy it too. One thing is for certain, the stories will sizzle. Because sexy romance is just so much fun to write!
[She’s in for the Ride of Her Life. After a devastating diagnosis, sensible Sarah Austin yearns to live life to the fullest. When she talks her former teenage crush into a cross-country ride on his Harley, she thinks it’s her one and only chance for adventure, including a fun fling with love ‘em and leave ‘em Bastian.
No longer a rebel, Dean Bastian is a counselor for troubled teens and ready to settle down. He doesn’t know why Sarah is so desperate for an adventure, but he’s willing to do anything to keep a smile on her face, even pretend to still be a bad boy.
Sarah doesn’t want to burden anyone with the future she faces, but can Dean convince her that the rest of her life can be an adventure…with him? ]

Nicole: For sure! When did you know you wanted to be an author?
Natasha: Honestly? All my life. I’ve been writing since grade school. Sometimes I feel I let that little girl down by allowing life to get in the way for so many years. But I finally made it, seeing my books published for other people to enjoy. It’s the best!

Nicole: That's inspiring! Please describe your journey to publication.

Natasha: How long do you have? lol As I said before, I’ve written off and on all my life. In the early 1990s I was targeting category romance, had an agent, had a lot of requests and a lot of rejections. After my agent stopped being an agent, I let my rejections get me down and I stopped writing for about six years. In 2002 I started writing seriously again, still targeting category romance. After several more full manuscripts were requested and rejected, I revised them, submitted to five different publishers and within 6 months sold to three of them. I’ve been writing and selling consistently since then.
[Up To No Good in Secrets Vol 25 Wicked Delights - by NATASHA MOORE Former syndicated columnist Simon “Mac” MacKenzie hides a tragic secret. When freelance writer Alison Chandler seeks an exclusive interview, she threatens not only his carefully constructed lifestyle, but his longstanding ideas about love. Is their passion a distraction or the key to surviving their war of wills? ]

Nicole: Wow, that's so wonderful!! We have more in common than I realized! ;) I'm thrilled you're finally seeing the success you deserve. What do you wish you’d known before becoming published?
Natasha: How much work there is besides actually writing the book. Publicity is huge, especially with small press. Edits take more time away from the writing. And networking. And planning your career. Knowing all this certainly wouldn’t have stopped me from pursuing publication, but I would have been more aware of the time the business end takes away from writing.

Nicole: I'm just starting to find this out. LOL Do you have any advice for unpublished writers?

Natasha: Don’t give up. Keep writing. Keep learning. And be willing to investigate new avenues for your writing.

Nicole: Thanks for answering all my prying questions, Natasha! LOL Again, welcome to FR!

Natasha: Thanks, Nicole. I’m looking forward to being part of Fierce Romance.

Nicole: Everyone, Natasha is giving away a .pdf copy of her sexy Red Sage release, Dark Angel, to one lucky commenter! So please say hi and ask prying questions like I do if you want. LOL (Just kidding, Natasha.) ;)

DARK ANGEL - NATASHA MOORE: Disfigured in an accident that killed his wife, reclusive photographer, Rafael D’Angelo wants to be left alone amid rumors the car crash was no accident. Julie Brightman has been secretly in love with her sister’s husband for years. When a violent thunderstorm strands her at his secluded house, she discovers the man in the mask is not the Rafe she remembers. Trapped together, their happiness is threatened by the past that haunts them and the secrets they keep from each other.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on all the releases! I love futuristic and paranormal stories so please keep writing those. :-)

Natasha said...

Thanks, Chris! I certainly plan on writing more futuristic and paranormal stories. They are such fun to write!

Anonymous said...

Wow writing for 3 different publishers. Your books sound really good and I have added them to my TBR list.

Natasha said...

Thanks, Joye! I love writing for all three of my publishers. It gives me a chance to write all kinds of stories.

Lynn R. said...

I'm looking forward to "The Passion-Minded Professor" coming out (so to speak!) in print. I really prefer having a print book in my hands for reading, and the excerpts you'd posted just were making me hungry for more!



Natasha said...

Thanks, Lynn. I hope you enjoy Roxy and Daniel's story. :) And if you like anthologies, I have stories in 5 print anthologies. In case you want to try a few different stories.

Mia Varano said...

Natasha! Welcome to Fierce Romance - we're thrilled to have you. Congrats on all your successes.

Natasha said...

Mia! My Secrets Vol 24 mate! Thanks! I'm honored to be part of such an accomplished group. We're going to have fun!

Juliet said...

Hi Natasha!
I'm a HUGE fan and have read ALL your works! So, folks, I can attest to those excerpts being the tip of a very hot iceberg of erotic romance reading.
Natasha's stories are erotic and eyt still very emotionally satisfying. Someday I hope we can share a Secrets Volume.
You GO girl!

Sandy M said...

Smoke and Mirrors sounds great. Look forward to reading it, Natasha. Great interview!

ShawnaMoore said...

Welcome to Fierce Romance, Natasha! It's awesome having you on our blogging team :)

Blessings and all the best,


Natasha said...

Hey Juliet! Thanks for all the nice words. Looking forward to sharing a Secrets volume with you someday :)

Sandy, I have to admit Smoke and Mirrors is one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy it.

Hey Shawna. Some folks might think we're sisters :) Glad to be part of the team!

Amy S. said...

Great interview! All the books sound great!

Natasha said...

Thanks, Amy!

Liane Gentry Skye said...

Natash, I'm sooo glad you kept at it with writing. I love your stories and I'm looking for big things from you. ;)

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Natasha, I thought I commented yesterday, but it must not have gone through. The Ride of Her Life sounds great!

Natasha said...

Hey Liane! Big things, huh? Well, I'll do my best :-)

Hi Stacey. Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole North said...

Thanks everyone for dropping by to say hi and welcome Natasha!!