Good morning. It’s Meet and Greet Monday!
With us today is Romance Author, Emily Cale.
What three words best describe you?
Nerdy, introverted, nutty.
What kind of beverage specialty would you provide for a dinner party?
Um…I make a really good rum punch that people tend to like.
Where have you travelled that you’d love to return? What made it so special the first time?
I would love to go back to Estonia. I was recently there and I love the history, people, art and general feeling. It’s not super touristy either, but still has plenty of stuff.
What is your one pet peeve about the writing business?
Waiting. There is so much waiting involved and I am an incredibly inpatient person.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Who/What are you currently reading?
I am currently rereading the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. It’s a bit of an alternate history/fantasy thing. It’s been years since I read them originally, but I found some used copies and have been enjoying rediscovering them.
Did you always want to be an author?
I first decided that’s what I really wanted to do in 8th grade. Throughout the years I went back and forth, but always felt like that’s where I was supposed to end up.
A Note from Emily…
When we first started working on Love Letters, I was most excited about making our way to Volume 4: Travel to Temptation. I love traveling and I love travel stories, so I thought it might be the easiest one. I was so wrong. It was a few weeks before our deadline and I was completely stuck. The story I had been trying to write simply wasn’t working out. I hated the plot. I hated the characters. I hated the country I was writing about.
Then, early one morning, I woke up with an idea in my head. The idea wasn’t formed though. I started scribbling in a notebook, trying to make it work. A few hours later I had something, but I knew it still wasn’t right. Trying to do something, I started writing. It was then that it hit me: my characters weren’t straight.
That wasn’t really new for me. Volumes 1 and 3 have lesbian stories that I’ve written and I have a few other stories that feature two women. I even have a story with M/M/F scenes. This wasn’t the same though. This was two men. I started to wonder if I could pull it off. Then I wondered whether our editor would even go for it.
Deadlines are magical though. They make you work even when you really don’t want to. So I typed away until I had the whole thing put together, hit send and held my breath (please see earlier statement about not liking the waiting part). Fortunately, the editor loved it, I loved it and my co-authors loved it. I even managed to put together another M/M story (for Volume 6).
I loved writing it and I hope that readers love it too!
Passion is only a short trip away in Love Letters Volume 4: Travel to Temptation.
M Is for Melting by Maggie Wells
When Samantha Walters contacts childhood pen pal Luca Camilleri, she discovers the boy she knew is now an incredibly desirable man. And a not-so-innocent comment in an online chat spurs Sam to give in to impulse, heading to Malta for a vacation fling.
N Is for Naughty by Christina Thacher
Chasing a reclusive author sends Steve Collins to New Zealand–and into the bed of smart and sexy Gemma Robinson, the writer’s granddaughter. Can Steve earn her forgiveness when she learns he used her to find his idol?
Is for One More Night by Ginny Glass
Winnie Caesar only intends to ask Silas Quinn for help in locating a stolen artifact, not to relive the steamy night they once shared. But when Winnie tracks him down in Brazil, her plans are derailed by their unstoppable passion…
P Is for Predicament by Emily Cale
Finally single and ready to move on with his life, Jason Logan plans a getaway to the Indian Himalayas…but so does his ex, Dillon Waters. Soon a simple chat leads to much more intimate encounters.
Q Is for Quarrel by Ginny Glass and Christina Thacher
The last thing Zane Harrison expects to find in his borrowed Majorcan villa is an undressed-to-impress woman! Turns out he and Tara Curtis were both promised exclusive use of the villa. They quickly discover a way to broker a truce by sharing a bedroom…