Romancing September #RomancingSeptember – Day 21

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Welcome to Day 21 of Romancing September Across The World Tour. Today our guest is Nic Tatano. Catch up with more from Nic in a few hours with the second part of our tour when Stephanie chats to him.

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1) Where is your home town?

Stamford, Connecticut, USA

2)   How long have you been writing romance?

Four years.

3)   What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?

Romantic comedy.

4)  Where does Veronica work?

Veronica starts out working for a local New York City TV station as a reporter, then takes a job as the network’s morning anchor. The network promises to give her the main evening anchor job if she’ll anchor the mornings for three years. She is very much a night person and hates mornings but figures she can hang in there for three years to get the brass ring.

5)  Why doesn’t she like her job?

She soon discovers that getting up at two in the morning leaves her feeling sick all the time, sleep deprived, and without any social life. She realizes the trade-off to get the evening anchor job isn’t worth it and is desperate to find a way out.

6)  What does she do to get herself fired?

She decides the only way out of her contract is to get fired, so she tries to be as sarcastic and obnoxious as possible on live television. But her plan backfires as viewers love snark in the cornflakes and the ratings skyrocket.

7)   As the Nation’s It Girl, where does this lead?

The network realizes she’s incredibly popular and puts her on its prime time celebrity dance competition show, Dance Off. And of course, the ratings skyrocket there as well.

8)  What are the love interests for her?

She’s falling for Bradley, her hunky dance partner with whom she has chemistry, both on and off the dance floor. Meanwhile, she continually locks horns with Dexter, the sarcastic British judge on the show recently voted the most beautiful person on the planet, who is secretly carrying a torch for her.

9)  Tell us what you are working on at the moment.

My next book is titled “Twitter Girl” (or, actually @TwitterGirl, which is what will appear on the cover) which is currently in the editing process and scheduled for a September release. It’s about a reporter who gets fired for a snarky tweet and ends up working for a Presidential candidate who happens to be America’s most eligible bachelor. Will she find true love and turn into the next Jackie Kennedy? Or find that romance and politics don’t mix?

10)   Where can readers find out more about you?

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I have a blog called thechannelingauthor.blogspot.com.

Find a copy of It Girl here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Find out more about Nic from Stephanie Hurt’s blog and all our Romance writers http://stephanie-hurt.com/

Good Deeds Challenge, Year 2 Week 14

Welcome to my second Year of Good Deeds, a challenge I set myself during April 2013. I decided to do at least one Good Deed a day for a whole year, now I an into my second year.

New Good DeedsDuring my week I’ll also being updating you on My Kindness Challenge which I’m also doing. I read about a new challenge to make the world a better place to live in. “Speak Kind Words, Receive Kind Echoes” see the inspiration on  The Kindness blog . During my learning process I’m donating money to charity for my slip-ups to make me work harder to achieve results. I earn no money from any of my book reviews, so having little to spare should focus my mind.

This week I’ve been doing the following;

July 20th – Had a lovely day at home, catching up with all my reading and writing reviews. Today I was reading Wild Water by Jan Ruth

July 21st – My last morning of the school year, volunteering. I wished all the children good luck in their new classes and Good Deeds received: Had some lovely gifts from the appreciative teachers.

July 22nd – Launched my side of the Romancing September Across The World Tour, a tour I co-host with Stephanie Hurt who is based in the US. We will be promoting Romance books throughout September. This evening had a long walk and picked up litter.

July 23rd – Donated money to a charity working to prevent hunger, who were cycling for charity. Had a really lovely comment today, my Good Deeds have making people aware of the Good Deed opportunities around, so much so that this wonderful human being said he felt I would be disappointed if he passed by a chance to do a Good Deed. Just one Good Deed a day will make our world a better place, let’s hear some more of your Good Deed tales.

July 24th – Romancing September bookings have been slow today, so e-mailed a few authors to ask if they would be interested. Delighted to hear that a  copy of Aesop’s Secret by Claudia White has arrived for a young reviewer who is going to read and review the book for us. Helped out a friend with cricket tea advice.

July 25th – Have finished reading Round and Round by Terry Tyler which was released this week.

Ok, what just happened? Romancing September in now completely booked! It was utter madness this afternoon, bookings were coming at me thick and fast. Authors from The Harper Impulse range found out about the tour and wham! It was fully booked. Great to have all the support ladies and gentlemen, yes we have a guy who’s promoting his book too! Day 21 Nic Tatano will be promoting his book It Girl

July 26th – The Kindness challenge has been up and down this week. I did have a good chat with both my Mum and Dad about concerns they have for my nephews. One has a girlfriend which they disapprove of, and my suggestions to leave it be and let it work itself out are falling on deaf ears. Another nephew has fallen in to a worrying depression, I don’t think my parents live near enough or have a close enough relationship with him, to throw in strong advice and accusations. These were some difficult conversations and left me mulling over possibilities and being very aware of the need to listen well.

This evening I felt in need of a de-clutter, school has finished for the summer and the house is cluttered with school uniform and school books that need sorting for next year. I discovered some Christmas presents which I’m grateful for, but will never use, so I will pass them to the charity shop when I next go. I even filed my tax return, lifting a weight from my shoulders.

So that is my week. What Good Deeds have you done this week? Do tell me below, I’m sure if you think about it you have. Being aware of your deeds will bring more to the forefront.

Rosie.