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Wendy S Marcus with Once A Good Girl Giveaway!

Today we have Wendy S Marcus visiting us with Giveaways!



Hello Riya and Romance Reader Fans!

Thank you for having me here today, for a quickie interview.

So let’s get started....

What was your inspiration to write?

A few years ago I read 5-7 books a week. If you’d have looked up ravenous reader in the dictionary, you’d have seen a picture of me. (Well, not really. But you get my point.) As a result of all that reading, I quickly exhausted all the books written by my favorite authors. When I expanded my search to include new talent, I came across some (in my opinion) not so great books and thought ‘I can do better than that.’  And I set out to try.

Pros and Cons of writing time vs. family time.

Balancing family time and work time is a real struggle for me, and has been for years. You see, even before I started writing full time, I worked from my home office. When you work from home, your work is always there, taunting you. I’ll be watching an okay show on television and start to think ‘My time could be better spent working right now.’ And off I go to edit or write or mail out books or Facebook or Tweet. Often times I send my husband off on adventures with my youngest so I can have time to write. So often times I miss out on the fun activities they share. But I make sure to be around for the important stuff, band concerts and sports events, and to cuddle and go to the movies, and let my children know I love them every single day no matter what.

Are you a chick-flick, romantic comedy or action film girl?

Definitely chick-flick and romantic comedy. Some of my favorite movies: The Notebook, Dear John, The American President, A Walk to Remember, Chasing Liberty, Bridesmaids, Beauty and the Beast.

Who is your favorite romantic hero?

Well, the romantic hero on which all my heroes (to date) have been based is the ogle-worthy, lust-inducing, fantasy-inspiring Channing Tatum. Yum! But more than his looks, I love his ability to portray strong yet sensitive, caring men…like Kyle in my second Harlequin Medical Romance, Once a Good Girl…, available now!


Here’s the back of the book blurb:

Prim Victoria Forley’s perfect life changed forever the night she slept with Kyle Karlinsky, baddest boy in town. These days, single mum and uber-perfectionist nurse Victoria has goals that nothing – not even Kyle’s shocking reappearance! – can derail. But behind Victoria’s oh-so-frosty exterior is a heat that only Kyle can unleash… maybe it’s the right time to be with the wrong guy after all?

To learn more about me and/or read excerpts/reviews of my books visit my website:

http://wendysmarcus.com/

So who’s your favorite romantic hero? I’m looking for some inspiration for my next book!!! One commenter will receive a copy of Once a Good Girl…!
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Wendy S. Marcus lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley region of New York with her husband, two of their three children, and a much loved Bichon Frise named Buddy. A nurse by trade, Wendy has her master’s degree in health care administration. After years of working in the medical profession, Wendy has taken a radical turn to writing hot contemporary romance with strong heroes, feisty heroines, and lots of laughs. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and blogging/e-mailing/tweeting with her online friends. To learn more about Wendy visit her website, http://www.WendySMarcus.com.

40 comments:

  1. Hi Wendy and Riya - great interview. I loved Once a Good Girl. Kyle was hot indeed :)

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  2. Hi Wendy and Riya, marvelous interview.

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  3. Hi Wendy and Riya

    What a great interview. I've got this one and 'When One Night Isn't Enough' on my Good Reads TBR list.

    My favorite romantic hero would have to be Hugh Jackman.I think I've watched Paperback Hero a thousand times at least :D

    Big, tough truck driver who is actually a strong, sensitive, caring romance writer? Bring it on!

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  4. Sounds like a nice steamy read! woo!

    I love Hugh Jackman as Wolverine...mmmmm!

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  5. Well Channing is a Bama boy, and I'm a Bama girl, so he's a great choice! I also recommend Alex McLoughlin. The book sound very good. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Hi Helen!
    Thanks so much for stoppng by. I know how busy you are on you own promo blog tour! I'm so happy you enjoyed Once a Good Girl...!

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  7. Hi Rishal!
    I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Hi Juanita!
    I hope you enjoy both of my books when you get to them. (My TBR list on my Kindle is growing larger each week!)

    And Hugh Jackman is definitely hero material. I've never heard of Paperback Hero. Will have to check it out!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Hi Trisha!
    I am all about the steamy read!

    And Hugh as Wolverine is a fantasy inducing treat! Yum!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Hi Shelley B!
    I'm not familiar with Alex McLoughlin. Will have to check him out! What is he in?

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Hi Wendy!

    Welcome to my Blog! I do hope you'd like meeting my friends!

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  12. I love Channing Tatum, apparently (in Aus) hes got a new movie The Vow coming out. Can't wait for that. Also can't wait to read your book. I love a good medical.

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  13. Hi Riya!
    Thanks so much for having me! Love your blog! (I am a fan of hot pink!)

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  14. Hi Michelle!
    I am eagerly awaiting The Vow! I was just discussing it with my daughter tonight, actually. It looks amazing!

    I hope you enjoy my book when you read it!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Great interview, Wendy! Once A Good Girl is sold out in my town now :) Love it!

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  16. Yum! I like the idea of the right man unleashing her 'bad' girl side :-)

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  17. Yes, work taunts me at home as well. Oooh, Channing Tatum.

    Once a Good Girl sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  18. Hi Lacey!
    I'm kind of sorry the books have sold out as I'd like for everyone who wants one to be able to have one! I hope you were able to get a copy! If not, let me know and I'll mail you one...because you absolutely have to have a paperback with your name in the dedication!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Hi Gail!
    Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Hi Deniz!
    Getting Victoria to loosen up was a goal for the book! I think I achieved it - at least in the bedroom!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. Hi Medeia!
    People think working from home is so wonderful. And it is, mostly. But it comes with it's own set of problems!

    Yes, Channing Tatum is my weakness. And he's in a lot of films right now!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. I can see all my lovely friends are having a ball chatting with you Wendy! Well...when the topic is Channing Tatum then who can resist?!

    Lacey you absolutely have to have the book with your name in the Special Thanks section! Imagine my surprise when I saw mum's name there as well!

    Question for my friends, do you read the Dedications and Special Thanks section of a book you pick up?

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  23. Hi Wendy & Riya, sometimes I think working at home is more exhausting than going out to an office. The pressure is intense to get everything done.

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  24. Hi Romance Reader!
    Your mom is one special lady. A huge help to me!

    Thank you again for having me here today!

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  25. Hi J.L.!
    Spoken like a woman who works from home!!! And you are exactly right!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to visit me today!

    And the winner of the free book is... Shelley B!

    Congratulations! Please e-mail me at Wendy @ WendySMarcus . com (no spaces) with your mailing address and I'll get a copy of Once a Good Girl... in the mail to you!

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  27. I enjoyed Wendy's interview and especially the devouring of books and then deciding to become an author.

    My fav romantic hero is currently Mike Delfino aka James Denton of Desperate Housewives.;O)

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  28. Hey Riya and Wendy! Excellent interview. Love your inspiration to begin writing. And the balance act is so hard for me. *sigh*

    Thanks ladies! *waving*

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  29. Hi Wendy!

    Thanks for being here chatting with all of RR's friends!

    Congrats to Shelli B for winning ONCE A GOOD GIRL!

    Hi all my lovely friends, thank you all for coming along to chat with Wendy!

    And Wendy, imagine my surprise when I saw the Special Thanks section of Once A GOOD GIRL! Thank you so much for that!

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  30. I hope that's me Shelley B. If so, my email is srbagby50@gmail.com
    Addy is 574 Southwark Place. Morris Al 35116

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  31. Great interview, ladies! And 5-7 books a week? Wow!

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  32. wow, 5-7 books a week is huge!
    Great interview.

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  33. My mouth is still hanging open at the 5-7 books a week! I love reading and wish I could get through more than I do, but there just don't seem enough hours in the week.

    A great interview. Thank you.

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  34. Hi lovely Wendy and gorgeous romance reader!! I'm late for the party but fashionably so! LOL!

    Anyway - 5-7 books a week is amazing!! I get to read 1 in erm.. three months minimum, I am that slow!!

    Now I do like me some gorgeous bad but redeemable bad boys so I think Victoria there has her work cut out for her with Kyle!! I know she can do it though!! Take care
    x

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  35. Hi Wendy, I love reading too and have been a five books a week girl. Not now, though. I usually read an ebook in my computer time and a 'real book' to relax. I recently finished and ebook but it had taken me a month to read it. I'll say this for ebooks, they don't take up much storage space.

    I already won a copy of 'Once A Good Girl', thank you for that.

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  36. Hi Riya, hi Wendy. It's nice to find you here Wendy.

    Hmm...my favorite hero. You know it is my own character in The Treasures of Carmelidrium. Romance is a sub-plot. He is everything I love and then some. Oh, I know that doesn't help in your writing except that we all have those characteristics that attract us to a man.

    Riya, I answered your genre question today. Or at least I tried. After a long illness I'm back.
    Nancy

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  37. I love bad boy books. This sounds wonderful.

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  38. I love the last sentence of the blurb: maybe it's the right time to go with the wrong boy after all.

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  39. Great interview! I find the same challenge in balancing family time with writing time. It's so hard to balance it all!

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