11-21-2011: Never to be forgotten! Today is the day that Ian Somerhalder responded to me on facebook! Hey, that may not be a big deal for you, but for me.. HUGE. *swoon*
Conversation copied from FB:
ME: Finally! After an hour of searching facebook, I find the REAL you. Hi Ian!
Ian Somerhalder: Thank you.Nice to meet you
ME: My pleasure! Thank you for taking the time to notice. :)
Ian Somerhalder: you're welcome
Ian Somerhalder: I try not to disappoint my fans!
ME: Well, you're doing a wonderful job. :) It's nice (and a bit scary) to talk to someone like you!
ME: lol... (I'm secretly freaking out cuz I got to talk to Ian! *sigh*)
Ian Somerhalder: Thank you Theresa!
ME: lol... you're welcome! Just do me a favor and don't knock when you invade my dreams tonight. The husband probably wouldn't like that. hehe!
Ian Somerhalder: well I will not:)
ME: Perfect! Thanks. LOL
Interview: Gina Maxwell, author of Seducing Cinderella
by Gina L. Maxwell
Entangled Publishing – July 2012
He’ll teach her the art of seduction…for a price.
Mixed martial arts fighter Reid Andrews’s chance to reclaim
his title as light heavyweight champ is shattered when he’s
injured only months before the rematch. To make sure he’s
healed in time, his trainer sends him to recuperate under a
professional’s care—Reid’s best friend’s little sister, all
Disorganized and bookish Lucie Miller needs some
professional help of her own. She’d do anything to catch the
eye of a doctor she’s crushed on for years, so when Reid
offers seduction lessons in exchange for 24/7 conditioning
for the biggest fight of his career, Lucie jumps at the chance.
Soon Reid finds himself in the fight of his life…winning
Lucie’s heart before she gives it to someone else.
Title: Seducing Cinderella
Author: Gina L. Maxwell
Genre: Category – Contemporary
Length: 277 pages
Release Date: July 2012
Purchase from Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Praise for Seducing Cinderella
“Deliciously sexy and fabulously fun, with a hero who knocked me out from the first page!”
- USA TODAY Bestselling Author Cari Quinn
1- What part of the writing process is the easiest/hardest for you?
As much as I love the thrill of the rough draft and learning all the nuances of a new story, it’s also the stage that’s hardest for me. I have a hard time allowing myself to write poorly and just get the bare bones of the story on the paper. I strive for perfection right out of the gate and it slows me down. Not only that, but if I have to take a break for several days to work on something else, I have a VERY hard time jumping back into the story. I feel almost intimidated by the idea.
The easiest part of the process for me is editing. It plays into my perfectionist tendencies and when I make changes that make a sentence, paragraph, or entire chapter better, it’s a total high!
2- Do you follow a writing schedule, or just write whenever you get the chance?
3- Do you listen to music while you write, or do you prefer quiet?
4- How long did it take you to write your book?
5- Did you use an outline or make some sort of “book plan” before you started writing?
6- Aside from family occurrences, what event or accomplishment would you consider to be the highlight of your life thus far?
7- What thought or sentiment would you like to have copied and put into one million fortune cookies?
- Coffee or tea? Coffee
- Paper book or ebook? I love them both equally, but for different reasons. (Also what I tell my kids.)
- Summer or winter? SUMMER SUMMER SUMMER!!!
- Werewolves or vampires? Vampires
- Morning person or night owl? What’s this “morning” thing you speak of?
- Pantser or plotter? Pantser
- Pepsi or Coke? Either, as long as it’s ice cold and super fizzy.
- Dogs or cats? I love both, but prefer to live with cats.
- Drink: Starbucks mocha
- Food: Medium rare steak
- Movie: The Sweetest Thing
- TV show: Modern Family
- Book: Impossible to choose. Seriously. I can’t even fathom picking.
- Late night snack: Edy’s Double Fudge Brownie Ice Cream
- Writing tools: WriteWay Pro
- Sport: MMA
- Vacation destination: Anywhere tropical and ocean-side
- Music: Country
- Place to read: Porch swing. Or it would be if I owned one. I’m working on that.
- Place to write: Living Room couch? (I really need an office!)
- Way to relax: READING
Growing up in small town Fort Atkinson, WI, Gina L. Maxwell, formerly Bisbee, could often be found onstage in the latest theatrical production, performing with her high school show choir, or holding office in her local FFA chapter. She dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps in the entertainment business, of enabling her audience to forget about life for a few hours as they enjoyed the stories she told through her love of singing, dancing, and acting. It wasn’t until her sophomore year in college when she realized she had no acting talent to speak of and her dream needed some adjusting. Another ten years would pass before she discovered a different means to accomplishing the same dream.
Within those ten years Gina married her high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children, and moved more times than she cared to count. In 2009 she started writing as a hobby while her kids were in school, and it quickly became an obsession she couldn’t stop, and then a dream to publish stories of love and passion for romance addicts just like her.
Three years later, her dream came true when she signed with Entangled Publishing for a total of seven books in two of their imprints.
Her Fighting for Love series with MMA heroes debuted July 20th, 2012 for the digital Brazen imprint with the first book, Seducing Cinderella, and reached #9 on Barnes & Noble’s best seller list in just seven days.
The first book in her paranormal romance trilogy, Desires of the Soul, is set to release both digitally and in mass trade paperback in Summer 2013 for the Entangled Select imprint.
When she’s not writing or wrangling plot bunnies, Gina keeps busy with her wonderful family and their ever-growing extra-curricular schedules. Thanks to their immense patience and support, she’s able to do The Thing She Was Meant To Do and live her dream of bringing a little romantic fantasy to the world, even if only in the pages of a good book.