Ana, please tell us a little about yourself!
Ana Aragón lives in the North Georgia hills with her husband and Walker hound dog, Max. Born in New Mexico, she loves writing stories that include elements of her native Hispanic culture. Stroke of Midnight is her first erotic romance and she's hooked! Ana also writes hot contemporaries in the Champagne line of The Wild Rose Press.
Can you tell us a little about your book?
Stroke of Midnight is the reunion story of Ro Garcia and Jake Anderson, who broke up fourteen years ago and went their separate ways. Sparks fly when they meet again and they can't keep their hands off each other. Reeling from a messy divorce, Ro agrees to a sex-only rendezvous in Santa Fe, New Mexico, hoping it'll finally get Jake out of her system. Jake wants more than the sex she's offering and he's willing to do anything to prove he's the man for her. Oh, and there's lots of sex...hot, squirm in your seat, sex!
How did the idea for the plot come about?
I've always wanted to write a story based on one of my favorite Dan Fogelberg songs, Same Auld Lang Syne, but with a "happily ever after" ending. When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped on it!
I love sale stories (ok I am just nosy!!) so can you tell us about your road to publication - and your call story?
I've been writing for years and my New Year's resolution in 2006 was to join RWA and pursue a romance writing career. I queried my first book, Sidelined by Love, to the Wild Rose Press in December of 2006 and within five minutes, Roseann Armstrong, Senior editor of the Champagne line, requested the synopsis and partial. I polished, polished, and polished, then sent it to her. Within a couple of days, she wanted to see the full manuscript. I went over and over and over it before submitting. Within a week or so, I had a contract offer!
We are all about the love here, so please share your fave books, movies, TV shows or current fantasy squeeze (it's all in the line of research!)
I spend most of my time writing, but when I do have the time, I enjoy reading historical romance, romantic suspense and hot romance. In the last year or so, I've become a voracious reader of erotic romance, especially books from our own Scarlet line. I love romantic comedies--just saw Four Christmases with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon--what fun! I can get addicted to television, so I try to stay away...but I do love "The Office" and "Law and Order." Current fantasy squeeze? Jake Anderson, my latest hero, of course! I always fall in love with my hero, don't you?
What are you working on now?
I have two more novellas I'm hoping to pitch to Scarlet and am busy writing them. I also have a romantic suspense on the back burner, waiting for a block of time to finish...maybe by next summer. I'm revising Strike Three-You're Mine and planning to resubmit the manuscript to Champagne Rose.
How can readers keep up with your writing and books?