Friday, March 15, 2013

Interview with Author CALISA RHOSE



1.) Tell us about your book.
RISK FACTORS

Love, like life, is not without risk.

Veterinarian Vivian Dane has purchased her uncle’s practice in the tiny town of Wales, Missouri, where most residents still doubt her ability to treat their pets. But Viv is used to being considered less-worthy than her predecessors. After all, her parents are world-renowned wildlife vets, and most everyone is unimpressed she’s chosen to not follow directly in their footsteps. Now Connor, a patient’s owner, and is hot for Viv, but clearly doesn’t think she’s dating material because he has a daughter…who he believes no woman is good enough for.

Being a perfect dad is EMT paramedic Connor’s life focus. He can’t seem to stay away from sexy Doctor Viv, but attraction is as far as he’ll ever let it go. His mother abandoned him, leaving him to be raised in the foster system, and then his wife abandoned both him and their daughter. He absolutely will not risk bringing another woman into his little girl’s life and having her feel the hurt of being left…again.

Forfeiting is easier than attempting and failing. So why does Viv feel compelled to prove she’s a sure bet for Connor and his daughter? Can Connor trust Viv--and himself--enough to play the possibilities?

CONTENT WARNING: Happy-ever-after mixed with four-legged friends.

A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance



2.) Do you have a writing routine? Where do you usually do your writing?
Writing routine…when I can and every day possible. I don’t have a certain time of day I write but I prefer late night if I have a choice.

I currently hole up in a corner of the couch to write, in order to be available to FIL whom I care for in our home. I can’t wait to have an office again, however.



3.) Why do you write in the genre/sub-genre that you do? Any plans in the future to write in a different one?

I write contemporary and paranormal because they each speak to me in different ways. I’d love to write a suspense novel, though.



4.) How do you stay motivated when writer’s block hits or your muse won’t cooperate?

I will usually work on something else or walk away from the pc until the characters begin talking again. Doesn’t always work and the ton of unfinished wips on my hard drive are proof of that.



5.) What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done in the name of research?
While living in California hubby worked on a construction job in a very small coastal Oregon town for a week. We drove up and I had time to explore during the days. I discovered the town had a Coast Guard station so I walked down and requested a tour of one of the CG rescue boats and got it right then. A tour and lots of piccys! That was a lot of fun.



6.) Describe yourself in three words.

Short, tenacious and polite.



7.) What do you like to do in your leisure time?


I read when I can, ride my horse in warmer weather and spend time with family. I love my five granddaughters and they keep me laughing.



8.) Tell us about your current release in a couple of sentences.

A veterinarian and EMT-P find love when both have all but given up, partly thanks to a little girl.



9.) Can you tell us a little about your next project?

I’m working on several projects at the same time. One if a contemporary western, then I’m working with a fireman to tell his story and lastly a special new project.



A few quickies!

1) Leather pants or blue jeans? Blue jeans

2) A night out or a night in? depends on the occasion, but a night out

3) Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs

4) GUM- mint or fruity? minty

5) What is your favorite genre of music? country

6) What is your favorite meal? tacos

7) Gold or Silver?
silver

8) Butterflies or Dragonflies? butterflies



Author Bio:

Calisa Rhose is an Okie, born and bred, through and through, and proud of it. While growing up, when she wasn’t on the back of a horse, she could be found with pen and paper in hand. Her writing career began with poetry in her younger days. Then she discovered Rock-n-Roll and cute musicians. Poetry turned into stories of romance and dreams. These days she lives with the same man who convinced her to take a romantic journey with him almost 30 years ago. After raising three strong daughters she spends her days loving their granddaughters, hoping for a boy someday, and writing. When she’s not writing, you can find Calisa putting on her editor hat and working to help other published and aspiring writers.

She is working on more projects with her favored contemporary cowboys, first responders and firemen. She’d love to hear from her readers at calisa.rhose@gmail.com and you can visit Calisa’s website at http://calisarhose.wordpress.com Find out about her books on the Bookshelf page.

Twitter @CalisaRhose, Goodreads and Facebook, Amazon




I’d like to invite everyone to join my party to a few blogs and help me celebrate Risk Factors’ release. Here’s the link to follow my tour and the more you comment, the better chance you’ll have to win either a GC or a rose rock from me and a PDF copy of RF and maybe even some swag. I’ll select a winner at the end of the tour, so be sure to leave an email address for me to contact you! See at the above link how to help my hosts win too.






33 comments:

  1. Hi Calisa,

    Your trip to the Coast Guard station sounds like it was fun. I like reading unusual premises and that could be one. Loved your four-legged content warning. Cute. Best Wishes for lots of sales on your new book.

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    1. Hi Kathy. It was a lot of fun and all my research is stored for a possible story. I even got the CG man's name and phone number in case of future research! LOL I suggested he give his young wife a head's up that a strange woman might call one day. :P Thanks for stopping by and for the wishes.

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    2. Thanks Kathy for supporting a fellow author!

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  2. Thanks for having me here today, Sarah! What a serene blog. I might just take a nap. Naw- too much going on to nap! And Sarah's at my Ranch today too! http://calisarhose.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/tuesday-tales-presents-sarah-hoss-on-friday/

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    1. Thanks for letting me interview you today!

      And I didn't know I was at your place today. I better go advertise and say hi!

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  3. Loved your research story. I once siddled up to a college-aged kid in Walmart and asked him what cologne he was wearing. His eyes widened when I leaned in and sniffed. "Has a woodsy smell," I said. "Experts claim women are most attracted by woodsy smells." He stepped back once. I reached for my cell. "I'm a romance writer. Could I take your picture?" All I got was his back as he all but ran from the store. Reserch doesn't go well for me...sigh.

    Loved your interview!!

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    1. Aw but you gave him a story to tell his friends! I'm sorry that didn't turn out well, Vonnie! I can't imagine why... Loved the laugh! Thanks for hopping in.

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    2. Oh Vonnie~ I don't know if I could do that! You are a brave woman.

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  4. Loved this interview, Calisa! You definitely sound tenacious in all your interviews and on your blog. :) And confident! Yay you!

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    1. I'm glad I sound that way, Jess... I'm really not! But as long as I can fake it good, I guess I'm doing ok. :) Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Thanks Je3ss for coming by and supporting Calisa!

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  5. This was a fun interview to read, and it sounds like you enjoy life!

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  6. I agree, boxer briefs all the way!!! Tightie-whities totally freak me out...hhhaaa!!!

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    1. It's your age, Niecey. Lmbo! I personally like all the colors and styles available for boxer briefs and they are so sexy! I've never been a speedo kind of girl either. :)

      Nice to see my little stalker today!

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    2. I love it! Thanks for stopping by! I like boxer briefs too!

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  7. Fun interview as always, Calisa. It seems I pick up a new tidbit each time. Loved the way you described yourself, LOL. And I'm most intrigued about that "special new project." Sounds intriguing!

    Sarah, you have a lovely blog. I'm off to poke around :)

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    1. Thanks, Mae. LOL I cannot tell a lie (sorry, watched the cranberry commercial earlier and it stuck in my head!) I'm 4'11-3/4" tall. Short. :) Of course I never broke 100 lbs all my life unless I was pregnant--well two of my three, I did not reach even 100 pounds with one--or now that I'm getting older. lol

      I'll tell you about my 'special project' one day soon.

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    2. Thank you so much! Have fun!

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  8. I love romances with animals in them. I'm assuming at least one animal has to show up if she's a vet. Best of luck with your tour. I've got a tour going as well. Actually, I've got 3 tours going. So naturally, I'm here at yours. LOL. Gotta support my fellow Lyrical authors.

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    1. I love animals, Liza, so yes, you'll find a couple, or at least one in all my books almost. I'll try to find your tours and I so appreciate you dodging out to visit me on mine! :)

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  9. Thank you so much for hosting me, Sarah! Thanks for all who stop in during my tour!

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  10. Fab interview, Calisa, I really like getting to know more about you :) and Risk Factors! Nice one -- and apols for coming by so late!

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    1. It's a blog tour so you can't be late until the 8th of April, Cait. Perfect that you came by. Thanks!

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  11. Thank you everyone for stopping by and supporting Calisa. I am happy to have been able to bring you a new and hopefully favorite author.

    Good luck Calisa!!!

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