Please help me welcome the talented romance author, LAURA TAYLOR! An Amazon International Best-Selling Romance Author, Laura is an award-winning romance writer with over a million books in print, and more than a half million digital editions of her books have already been downloaded by eBook readers.
ROMANTIC TIMES Book Reviews says that “Laura Taylor writes with the power and sensuality that characterizes the best authors in the romance genre.”
She is the recipient of numerous awards for her writing, including 6 Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement, Reviewer’s Choice, and Career Achievement Awards, 2 MAGGIE AWARDS from GRW/RWA, 2 Golden Heart Finalist Awards (RWA), an RWA RITA Finalist Award, and a Golden Rose Award from the Gold Coast Chapter of RWA.
Laura has answered some interview questions about her writing, and would like to share them with you.
Question 1: Do you have favorites among your published books? If so, what is the book about, what kind of readers will enjoy it, and how is it different from other books in the contemporary romance genre?
I think the best way in which to describe DESERT ROSE is to share with your blog readers the Romantic Times Book Review summary of my novel: DESERT ROSE (Warrior Series – Book #1) Contemporary Series Romance with a Military Hero.
“DESERT ROSE is a firecracker of a book from Laura Taylor! In the beautifully written novel, a downed pilot imprisoned in the Middle East learns the true meaning of love when a lovely humanitarian relief worker is thrown into the next cell. Ms. Taylor brings more than one tear to the eye as she brilliantly depicts the very high price sometimes asked of individuals in the name of higher causes. But it is the joy of her lovers’ triumph over their adversity that will linger with you always.”
Romantic Times Book Awards for DESERT ROSE:
1. Reviewer’s Choice Certificate of Excellence for Best Series Romance Novel;
2. Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Bantam Loveswept Novel of the Year.
I believe that DESERT ROSE, as well as the three other novels in the WARRIOR SERIES, will appeal to readers of sensual contemporary military romance.
Perhaps the thing that sets the entire WARRIOR SERIES apart from most books in this genre is the fact that it is my personal tribute to the military men and women who sacrifice and serve across the globe. Both my father and my late husband served in the military, and it’s my love for them that is reflected in the heroes I’ve created for heroines of DESERT ROSE (1), MIDNIGHT STORM (2), HEARTBREAKER (3), and MORE THAN FRIENDS (4), the romance novels that comprise the 4-book WARRIOR SERIES.
Question 2: What are you working on now?
I think my answer will surprise you! My schedule in recent weeks has been hectic, and I imagine it will continue in that vein for many more weeks to come. I’m currently monitoring the French translation for DESERT ROSE, assisting the Chinese translators who are handling the translations for the entire 4-book WARRIOR SERIES, and I’m editing a political thriller novel for one of my long-standing editorial clients.
Question 3: What would you like readers to know about you?
I would like readers to know that I appreciate them. I appreciate their many years of loyalty and encouragement as my writing career has unfolded. I appreciate their praise when they take the time to review my books. In particular, I appreciate the fact that they inspire me to always strive to be my best and to write classic love stories that affirm our collective belief in the attainment of a true and lasting love.
As a thank you to readers and as an introduction to the WARRIOR SERIES, DESERT ROSE is free for Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Apple, KOBO, and Smashwords. The other books which comprise the WARRIOR SERIES are: MIDNIGHT STORM, HEARTBREAKER, and MORE THAN FRIENDS.
Additional contemporary romance titles available at your favorite ebookstores: FALLEN ANGEL, WILDER’S WOMAN, MOMENT BY MOMENT, WARRIOR SERIES Boxed Set, THE CHRISTMAS GIFT, ANTICIPATION, SEDUCTION, SURRENDER, SUBLIME, and the LOVE AT THE BEACH Boxed Set.
Books 2, 3, 4 of the WARRIOR SERIES:
MIDNIGHT STORM (Warrior Series – Book #2) Contemporary Series Romance with a Military Hero.
“Not even the destructive force of a tornado can equal the MIDNIGHT STORM in the heart of a lovely innkeeper when a handsome Marine Corps pilot comes back into her life after barely surviving a perilous mission in the Middle East . . . this compelling love story from Laura Taylor shines, ending on a note of luminous joy for lucky readers to savor and cherish.” Romantic Times Book Reviews
HEARTBREAKER (Warrior Series – Book #3) Contemporary Series Romance with a Military Hero.
HEARTBREAKER . . . pride, determination, and sensuality collide as sculptor Bliss Rowland comes face to face with Naval Intelligence officer Micah Holbrook. He is the man who rescued her eleven years ago in the aftermath of a London terrorist attack. Following yet another terrorist incident, Micah now faces the threat of permanent blindness. Their roles are reversed. This time, Bliss is cast in the role of rescuer.
Even as Micah denies his desire for Bliss, he tries to convince himself that he has nothing to offer the highly acclaimed sculptor. The real question that must be answered: Can Bliss persuade Micah to set aside his pride and acknowledge their love for one another … or will he become the ultimate HEARTBREAKER?
MORE THAN FRIENDS (Warrior Series – Book #4) Contemporary Series Romance with a Military Hero.
On the heels of a failed kidnapping attempt, Leah Holbrook awakens in a hospital ER to a world she doesn’t recognize and a man she doesn’t remember. She needs his protection, but she also craves the burn of his sensuality. He is determined to safeguard this woman who has always owned him, heart and soul. His greatest anxiety – that she will recall his betrayal of her trust. Naval Intelligence Officer Brett Upton is a man Leah intuitively trusts, and she is certain that they are … MORE THAN FRIENDS.
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