Good morning and happy Saturday. I'm so glad you could join us. Before we get to today's guest here's our camping update. We made it to Niagara Falls late last Friday night. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday we enjoyed not only beautiful weather, but the amazing sights. We walked around the Falls and took in the sights on Saturday. Sunday was wine trail day and we had a blast. Some of the wineries were along Lake Ontario and wow what an amazing sight. Monday we went on Maid of the Mist and experienced the Falls intimitley. I can't even describe the emotions well. But here goes Awe inspiring. Tear evoking. Heart pounding to name a few. Afterward we drove to a beach on Lake Erie since I didn't get to see it last year do to fog. Head on over to my so much more page to see some of my pictures because today's guest is patiently waiting.
Today I’m welcoming Annette Miller to the campfire. Hey Annette! What’s your preference, coffee, tea, cocoa, wine? The camp fridge is like Aladdin's lamp, and I'm ready to give it a shine.
I prefer iced citrus green tea.
You got it. Now, tell us have you ever camped, or as I call what I do, Glamp? If not what're you thoughts on camping?
I’ve never camped or glamped. My idea of roughing it is a black and white tv and an am radio.
Ha. That truly would be roughing it for me. My 2Hoots has color tv and a full stereo system inside and out. So, what book are you sharing with us today?
The book I’m talking about today is my new novella, Praline Dreams. It’s part of The Wild Rose Press’s One Scoop or Two line. It’s about a mermaid and her father who run an ice cream shop on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ. On the horizon is the 5th book in my Angel Haven series.
I read Praline Dreams and enjoyed it so much. Our visitors can read my review here
Do you have a tagline?
The tagline for this novella is “Love can be sweeter than ice cream.”
One of my most asked questions is how long it takes to publish a story. How about you?
This book went fast. I wrote the rough draft in a week and did all the editing the following week. The whole process only took two weeks to get to my editor.
Wow! That was really fast. Good for you. Are there any mentors, authors, or books, other than yours, you would like to give a shout-out to?
My 9th grade English teacher, Sister Mary Harper. She was the person who started me really thinking about being a writer.
Sometimes it takes just one person to make a difference in someone's life. We're all glad you had Sister Mary in yours. Annette, you have quite a few books out and more on the horizon. Can you tell us what literary success looks like to you?
Literary success to me is having lots of readers who like my books and me making more money.
Do you have any tips, tricks, or anything you specialize in that you would share with others? I’m also interested in how you have been managing your life and writing with COVID-19.
I really don’t do anything special. I plot out chapters for future books in notebooks. It keeps me on track when I go to type it in. The whole Covid-19 thing (or as I like to call it, the zombie apocalypse) hasn’t affected me too badly. My husband is disabled so I’m home 95% of the time. I’ve actually almost finished the 5th book in my series.
Now for some fun questions
If they made a movie about your life, what would the title be and who would play you?
The title would be “You Should Have Listened to Your Mother.” I think I’d like Rebel Wilson to play me.
If you were an animated character, who would you be and why?
I’d be Daffy Duck because I also make plans that go awry and have a bit of a temper.
Which super hero would you like to be existing or one you make up?
If I were a superhero, I think I’d like to be Storm from the X-Men. She can fly, she’s beautiful, and she controls the weather. How awesome is that?
What’s your favorite fairy tale?
My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. Love conquers all, you know.
What's the last thing you really geeked out about?
Last thing I geeked out about were the Avengers movies. I’m a comic book nerd and Jeremy Renner’s depiction of Hawkeye was perfect. He’s my favorite Avenger.
Annette, thank you so much for stopping by the campfire today. Could you leave us a little about your book?
As the summer season ends, Daria Drake and her father prepare to close their ice cream shop on the Atlantic City boardwalk. After Labor Day, they'll return to the mer-city of Tor, their home under the ocean. When a handsome man enters one day and kicks out a trio of troublemakers, Daria's captivated but won't chance loving a human.
Zale Monroe is the captain of the palace guard in Tor, but the queen has forced him to take a vacation. He didn't expect to find a beautiful girl and her father being harassed in their ice cream shop. These men are trouble, but how can he convince Daria of this without giving away his merman secret?
More about Annette
Originally from Baltimore, MD, Annette Miller married an Air Force man a year out of high school, getting the chance to see Germany and most of the United States. Always a fan of science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels, she didn't discover romance until her oldest son was two. Then, she couldn't get enough. Her husband retired from the military and after reading so much paranormal and seeing all the hero movies, she decided romance and superheroes went together. That's when her Angel Haven series was born and the rest, as they say, is history.
Annette has been a member of the Romance Writers of America and the New Jersey Romance Writers since 2001. She is a former president of Writing In The Bluff,a romance writing group in Memphis, TN. She is also a member of Malice In Memphis, a mystery writers group.
Her third book, An Angel's Heart, finaled in the American Fiction Awards in July, 2018. Her novella, www.cupid, placed fourth in the International Digital Awards in October, 2017.
Angel Haven Romance Series