Read an excerpt from Taking It Off
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About Samara King
Writing romance fiction has been a part of Samara’s world since her days of sneaking to the back of the library with a love story in tow; soon after, she wrote her own! She is a 2011 Poet of the Year Nominee by African Americans on the Move Book Club and a member of The Romance Writers of America (Kiss of Death, Passionate Ink and Sisters IN Crime Inc.)
Samara has penned stories for Total E Bound, Cobblestone Press, Loose Id, and sexy mobile reads for Ether Books. She also writes under her co-produced self-publishing imprint, Crimson Whispers.
Her first poetry collection, The Ebony Kryptonite was well received and is to be followed by her next spoken word project, Stripped Barefoot. To find out more about Samara’s poetic endeavors visit: http://reverbnation.com/samaraking or listeners may also find her on Spotify!
Currently, Samara is hard at work on her next series!
An Interview with Samara King
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Samara, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Taking It Off and that title has a double meaning in your story. What can you tell us about how this sizzling romance came to be?
SK: Thank you for having me! Taking It Off features a down-to-earth heroine that lost a hundred pounds. In the process, her boyfriend dumps her because she no longer fits his ideals. It is through the end of her relationship that Elyse finds that she not only took off the weight but also the toxic relationship that was weight around her.
HH: What do you like best about Elyse and why will readers be cheering for her?
SK: I really love Elyse’s spirit. She’s faced many obstacles because of her size, but she’s out to prove that she’s going to live her life despite what comes her way. Lucky for her, what’s next for her is a sexy boudoir photo shoot with Zion Lemere.
HH: What can you tell us about Zion and why will readers love him?
SK: Zion is a mix of bad and good guy. He’s creative, sexy and has had his heart on the line, in which his sense of vulnerability deepens his journey.
HH: Self-image is such a big topic for many women. What message do you want readers to take away from this story?
SK: Self-love is so important. We are bombarded with images and advertising agendas daily, it’s important to treasure the attributes that make you – you. Hold on to your truth and honor what makes you feel good.
HH: What did you enjoy most about crafting this tale?
SK: I loved watched flawed people finding their way to love despite their past ghosts. I love watching heart felt characters triumph.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
SK: I am working on several series, one of which Taking It Off is connected to is Blush Novellas as well, as a hot family of reformed thieves entitled Rogue Hearts.
HH: Where do you draw inspiration from?
SK: Stories often come to me via articles, tv or playing what-ifs. Characters often present themselves to me and that begins the premise for my stories.
HH: What's your writing schedule like?
SK: I normally write about 5 days a week, but it can vary as many writers know. So it then becomes a composite of fitting in writing slots and snippets of time.
HH: Where can readers find you online?
SK: Please visit my website at: http://samaraking.com or twitter: http://www.twitter.com/samaraking.
HH: What's your favorite place to hang out online?
SK: I recently returned to blogging so you can often find me at http://charactersbehavingbadly.com.
HH: Thank you!
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