Monday, August 3, 2015

Top Ten Reasons I’m a Romance Author with Samantha Chase of MADE FOR US (#Giveaway)

Top Ten Reasons I’m a Romance Author by Samantha Chase

Hey, Everyone!  I’m Samantha Chase and super excited to be here with Reading Between the Wines talking about my new contemporary romance, Made for Us, book one in my new family series, The Shaughnessy Brothers.  And I have to tell you, this family series is one that I know you are going to fall in love with as much as I have.

There are six siblings and at the point that you’re going to be meeting them, seventeen years has gone by and we see how the loss of their mother still affects who they currently are.  Each book will not only introduce you to an individual Shaughnessy as they navigate through their life and eventually find love, you get to spend a lot of time getting to know the rest of the family, as well.

Made for Us focuses on eldest brother, Aidan. He’s a workaholic who works in construction who doesn’t take time for himself, but once he meets the lovely Zoe Dalton, he suddenly decides to do just that.

I’ve been writing romances probably since the ninth grade, but I didn’t actually get serious about it until 2011.  Now, twenty-five books later, I’m still loving it! Why? Well I’m glad you asked!

10.  Because the real world isn’t nearly romantic enough.  I like providing an escape from that.

9.    When you create a romance, it’s all about those firsts in a relationship – first kiss, first touch, first…(wink) you know!

8.    I love figuring out the dynamics of a relationship.  Finding those flaws and turning them into something that actually works to the hero or heroine’s benefit.

7.    I love being in love!  I’ve been happily married for twenty-five years and the thought of other people being that happy, makes me happy!  Even if they’re only fictional people.

6.    It’s what I love to read so it was only natural for me to love to write it too.

5.   Because the voices in my head make me do it!  Seriously, there are normally at least three-to-four stories going on in my head at a time.  I had to find a way to get them out.

4.   Because romance readers are the greatest fans in the world!  Seriously, I have met the most kind and loving and amazing people since becoming a romance writer and they just encourage me daily to keep doing it.

3.    It helps me get some of my fantasies about life and relationships out and see them play out on paper.

2.    I get to surround myself with all the things I love – writing, reading, love, romance and a world of possibilities.

1.  Who doesn’t love and want their happily ever after?  I know I do and I get to create them every day.  What a great job!

24977558Made for Us 
(The Shaughnessy Brothers #1)
by Samantha Chase
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492616222
The Shaughnessy brothers—Aiden in particular—have spent the years since their mother’s untimely death taking care of each other and trying to make their father proud. And Aiden has managed pretty well so far. But his father is starting to worry he’s neglected himself. At the age of thirty-four, he is successful and handsome, and he still has no grandchildren!

Aiden’s met plenty of attractive women over the years, but who has the time? It isn’t until he meets Zoe, a designer on one of his jobs, that he starts realizing he wants something more... 

Author Biography
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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  1. I love Samantha's books! Great post!

  2. I love Samantha's books! Great post!

  3. The Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis :) thanks for the fun post and giveaway!

  4. Lori Foster's Buckhorn series

  5. This sounds like a great read for me. A couple of my all time favorites are the Sullivan's by Bella Andre & the great series, The Cynsters by Stephanie Laurens.There are so many more. I love reading about siblings in big families.
    Carol L,
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. I'm really enjoying Carly Phillips' Dare series and all the siblings.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing! This post was a favorite to write!!

  8. I am new to you,and I am luving everything I have read so far. Thank you so much.

  9. Walker Brothers by Nicole Edwards

  10. One of my favorite sibling series is the 'With Me in Seattle' series by Kristen Proby :)


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