Monday, May 5, 2014

Ann B. Harrison, author of 'Two for One' shares her humble beginnings as a writer



My humble beginnings as a writer


I never set out to be a writer. My favourite thing was snuggling up in a corner with a good book to read, my idea of heaven. Being the lazy person I am, it was easier to leave all the creative stuff to those that knew what they were doing.

Until that day - the day I woke up with a sentence running around in my head. It was like the bad song that won’t go away, the song that annoys the heck out of you and won’t let go. Each day the sentence grew until I was pondering my sanity. Over a chance discussion with my kids-in-law I mentioned my dilemma.

“Write it down.” Sure, easier said than done.

I set my office up, shut the door and sat in front of my computer. Blank, absolutely nothing happened. Guess this wasn’t the way after all, I mused. So I set about doing what I normally did, looking after children from home and ignored the little voices. My computer came out onto the kitchen bench again and things started to happen.

In between wiping dribbles and feeding youngsters the words started to flow. When the little wildlings were sleeping, the characters came to life at a rate of knots that scared me. It was a huge learning curve being a writer. Once I had my first book published it became easier. I had the support of my publisher and the wider writing community.

In eighteen months, I had six books published and more sitting waiting for edits. My brain has not stopped since. Its rather amusing, once you give that first story life the rest follow right on its tails.

What I find hardest now, is finding time for snuggling with those books that keep me company. It’s my alone time to recharge my batteries. But you know what? I wouldn’t change it for anything. I love doing what I do.



Two For One – Book One in the Club Series

by Ann B. Harrison

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BLURB:

Nothing is going Lizzie’s way. Her sex life is unsatisfying, her job sucks and she has more debt than she needs thanks to her loser brother. Against her better judgment, she lets her best friend sign her up to be auctioned off at a high-rolling venue called the Club. Agreeing to a weekend of adventurous sex with a stranger is one thing, but being bought by the brothers who own the Club means Lizzie is up for a weekend beyond her wildest fantasies.

Ryan and Lizzie hit it off, in bed and out, but it’s his quiet brother, Trace, that has her heart pounding and her panties in a twist. But is Lizzie what Trace needs? Having been burned before, will he take a chance on what his heart is telling him or trust his instincts and send her home after their weekend is over?

Read an excerpt:
“That can’t be legal, surely. And even if it was, no. No way am I going to let you auction me off to the highest bidder for a weekend of sex.” Lizzie sat stunned on the couch, her gaze on Bel.

“Do you have a better idea? There is no way you can lay your hands on that sort of money in a hurry anywhere else, not unless you become a drug mule or something totally gross.” Bel pouted her lips in distaste.

“And being sold for sex isn’t on your gross-out meter?”

“No, of course not. Sex is natural anyway, and you’re always complaining you never get anything worth talking about. Why not use your God-given charms to earn a decent living. It’s not like you have to do it all the time, but this auction is a big deal.” Bel ran a finger down a long, slim leg, feigning disinterest, and then looked up with a smile. 
“All the high rollers come out to play, and there are some very hot guys amongst them too, I might add.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Ann swears she was born with a book in her hands and has never put it down. A lifelong love of reader has finally culminated in achieving her dream of writing...and publication.

She lives in the beautiful Hunter Valley with her own handsome hero of many years. Ann has always loved the ups and downs of life in small communities and she shares this with readers in her rural romances.

Strong sexy heroines with a good dash of sass thrown in feature in her stories. Of course these women need an equally strong hero. Bring on the outback hero and watch the passion ignite.

When not writing Ann enjoys reading, gardening, walking her very large dog Hugo and fighting with her computer.

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8 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  2. I'll happily leave the writing to others, but snuggling with a great book - nothing like it.

    Great post.

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  3. this looks and sounds awesome :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great to hear how you started writing, Ann! It sounds like magic (and glad you share it and bring all this magic to our lives) :-)

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  5. Interesting story about your writing

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  6. Loved the guest post Ann; sounds like you just suddenly became either obsessed or posessed lol. Either way, you've given us some great reads. Thanks for sharing.

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

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  7. the premise sounds hawt :) Thanks for sharing!

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