Thursday, July 12, 2012

Meet Debut Author Rionna Morgan!

Author Rionna Morgan writes sassy romantic suspense and she's a little bit sassy herself! Along with friendly, encouraging and funny! I first met Rionna a couple of months ago - when we became Crimson Romance 'sisters', and I'm pleased to introduce her to all of you, too. Please help me welcome Rionna to the blog today, readers!


Kristina: M&Ms, Chips 'n Dip, Jell-O Shots…what's your snack of choice when you're on deadline?

Rionna: When I’m in the thick of it, I actually forget to eat.  Hours and hours go by.  I stumble to bed and then wonder why I wake up starving. 

Kristina: I'm trying really hard not to dislike you for that forgetting to eat comment, Rionna! lol. What most surprised you about the publishing process?

Rionna: All the social media activity.  I love it, but I am so amazed at the amount of interaction.  What a great way for readers to connect with writers and vica versa. 

Kristina: When the writing gets tough, who do you lean on?

Rionna: Besides my husband who deals pretty well with the hair-pulling-nail-biting jags.  Pam B. Morris has been in my writing life for nearly a decade.  She and I are great for each other.  We are at that point where we can wrinkle our noses and say, “That’s pretty bad.”  Or even better, we can say, “That’s pretty good.”  And we know we can trust in each other.     

Kristina: What are you listening to right now and does your listening choice influence your writing?

Rionna: I always listen to Celtic music.  Instrumental mainly.  I love how I can drift into the music and feel the beauty of the moments the artist creates.  The music has become such an essential piece; I can hardly write without it.  

Kristina: Tell us one interesting thing about this book or its characters that didn't make in 'between the covers'?

Rionna: I don’t know about interesting, but it was surely fun to write.  I was able to research and plan the beautiful wedding where Kate gets married. 

Rionna's Bio:

Growing up out West, Rionna Morgan followed her love of horses to the rodeo arena and her love of English to the classroom and to writing.  She has been looking forward to sharing her stories with you her whole life.  Rionna is a founding member of Montana Romance Writers; she reads as much as she can possibly hold, and she loves most of all combining the chilling edge of a knife with the sweet surrender of romance. Rionna shares her home in Missoula, Montana with her husband, her four children and the mountains outside her window. Please be invited to stop by rionnamorgan.com--she loves the company.

The Wanting Heart, released, July 9, 2012 by Crimson Romance.

Katherine White, a barrel racer from Colorado, lives in a fast-paced world where rhinestones shine, hooves pound, and dreams come true.  She plans on winning World Champion Barrel Racer and being with her friends until she graduates from college.  

She doesn’t plan on the man who broke her heart strolling back into her life.  She doesn’t plan on finding solace in a charming stranger’s smile or falling victim to his knife.  

Blake Spencer, the man who broke her heart, is all cowboy—from the hat on his head to the dust on his boots. He thought it’d be easy, coming back to town, bowing his head a little, saying he was sorry, and all would be forgiven.  But what he didn’t know, what he didn’t plan on, was that the girl he thought he loved had become the woman he couldn’t have. If he doesn’t succeed in changing her mind, it won’t only cost him Kate’s love—it will cost Kate her life.

Will Kate survive the stalking of a serial killer and find what her heart truly wants?


"The Wanting Heart is a sexy, intriguing, modern-day western romance. A fun summer read." -- Kat Martin, New York Times Best Selling Author


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