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Rhonda LaurelToday I’m welcoming Rhonda Laurel, author of Shutter, a contemporary romance that sounds pretty hot. Thank you for stopping by, Rhonda!

All about Rhonda…

Rhonda Laurel is a contemporary romance writer whose two great loves are writing and landscape photography. She uses both as a vehicle to convey the complexity of the human spirit and the beauty of the world around her. Her writing career has spanned two decades but has recently gained momentum in 2012 with her debut novella Ebb Tide.

Contemporary, multicultural/interracial romance is her ‘thing’ in the form of novellas and novels, but the author also writes poetry, inspirational quotes, designs greeting cards and the occasional essay. Ebb Tide, For the Love of the Game and Masquerade were all released in 2012. Shutter releases February 2013. Star Crossed and Memories of You are also scheduled for 2013. The author is happily building her backlist.

  1. How did you come up with the idea for your current story?

Antonio is a character that was introduced in another novel titled Duality of Love.

  1. Tell us about your writing process. Do you outline, or are you more of a seat of your pants type of a writer?

I’ve tried every method.  Sometimes I write first, outline later.  Lately I’ve tried to make my outline and compose the synopsis, then write.

  1. What is your favorite scene in the book? Why? 

One of my favorites is a dinner party scene where Antonio and Lucy engage in a heated debate.  Their relationship shifts after that night.

  1. What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?

Write about what you love and feel most passionate about.

  1. Can you share with us something off your bucket list?

I’d like to visit and photograph every state in the US.

  1. What do you have in store next for your readers?

I have Memories of You and Star Crossed releasing soon.  I hope to release MVP, the sequel to For the Love of the Game, very soon.    


Photographer Antonio De Soto’s life is out of focus. Everyone in his family thinks it’s time for him to settle down. He doesn’t want to be strong-armed into domesticity, even if he does feel the bachelor lifestyle is starting to wear thin. So when his friend invites him to do a pictorial on the community theater, Antonio’s prepared to do his thing and follow his normal womanizing M. O. Instead, he finds himself sparring with the resident artist, Lucy Marceloni. Lucy’s dime-store analysis of his love life—and him—leaves him angry and shaken, but it’s too close to the truth to dismiss. The quirky artist is not his type, but their passionate fights generate a deeper heat between them he can’t ignore…

Lucy wants a man who’s sensitive and intellectual, the exact opposite of Antonio De Soto. The moment she meets the handsome photographer she pegs him as arrogant and self-centered, but that doesn’t protect her from the sizzling chemistry between the two of them. Being drawn to the rogue’s charm and subtle seduction tactics is the last thing she wants. Working with him on the community theater fairytale production could prove to be more than she can handle…

Connect with Rhonda Laurel

Website: http://www.rhondalaurel.com

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/RhondaLaurel

Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Shutter-ebook/dp/B00BJ8M4SI/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1361534136&sr=1-2&keywords=etopia+press

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1046082436?ean=2940016172729

All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-shutter-1078609-149.html