Welcome to Day 29 of Romancing September
Our guest today is Olga N Miret and her book I love Your Cupcakes
Where is your home town?
How long have you been writing romance?
I only started writing straight romance a couple of years ago. Although some of my short stories and longer works of fiction (some I haven’t published yet) contain romance elements, I had never thought about writing a romance as such before.
What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
To write, I’d say contemporary or chick-lit. But recently I’ve read several historical romances that I’ve really enjoyed.
Where is your book set?
A fictional mid-sized American town.
Introduce us to the main characters.
Dulcinea, Dulce in short (that means sweet in Spanish) is a young woman who’s tried quite a few things professionally (horticulture, business studies, hairdressing, childminding, photography) without much success. Her friend, Adelfa, who is a chemist and teaches at university, convinces her that she should try baking, that’s what she’s always really been good at, as a career. The third main character is Storm, half-brother of Adelfa, who is a talented artist, gay, and the life and soul of the party. They make a winning team for baking, as Dulce has a great hand making everything taste wonderful; Adelfa knows all the chemical tricks to make sure all cakes rise to perfection, and Storm can help make the cakes look beautiful. The three friends haven’t been very lucky in love until…
What is the TV show they take part in?
‘Do you have what it takes to be the next baking star?’ is a TV contest that combines elements of Cupcake Wars with the Great British Bake-off. There are a number of teams that compete and each day they have a new challenge. There are three judges and only two teams are left for the big final.
What can we expect from the show?
Apart from imaginary recipes (try at your own peril!), the show is a fabulous place to meet a big variety of contestants, from the sweet and genuine, to the complete fakes, the bitchy, the ex-Army guys… There is a villain who is a member of the crew, there is a dog that keeps invading the studio, and… there are love interests for all the main characters. Oh, and a problem with one of the judges bring a big surprise at the end.
Which was your favourite character and why?
I’m quite fond of nearly all the characters, but if I had to choose… I like Adelfa because she always speaks her mind and takes no nonsense from anybody. And Rock, who works at the studio and ends up being the love interest for one of the characters. He’s very special.
Tell us what you are working on at the moment.
I’ve just recently published a Young Adult trilogy ‘Angelic Business’ with angels, demons and other paranormal elements and I’m revisiting some of the projects I wrote a while back but haven’t published yet. I also have several ideas going around in my head, including another book in my ‘Escaping Psychiatry’ thriller series. The ending of ‘I Love Your Cupcakes’ leaves open the option of another book, so that’s also something I’m thinking about.
Where can readers find out more about you?
I have accounts in most social media outlets, although probably the best place to keep up to date with what I’m doing is my blog, where I also share the work of other writers, review books and share samples and whatever comes to my mind.
I have a website: http://www.OlgaNM.com