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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Author Interview: Tonya Ramagos



Exquisite Quills Welcomes Tonya Ramagos!


EQ: Welcome to EQ! Tell us a little bit about yourself!

Tonya: I live in Harrison, Tennessee in a house full of chaos and fun. Between my honey and I, we have 5 children ranging in ages from 19 to 3 years old and 4 cats that keep everyday interesting. We never know what will happen next! Almost everything I do is with the family…bike riding, hiking, fishing, trips to the drive-in, and anything else we find to keep us entertained. Writing is my passion and I’m thankful every day that I get to follow my dream. When I’m not writing or hanging with the family, I love to curl up with a good book or go for a night on the town playing darts.

EQ: What was your defining moment as a writer?

Tonya: I attended my first Romantic Times Convention in 2010 in Orlando, FL. I knew I had built a following of readers during my career, but being recognized and actually having them come up to me in person was the moment I really realized I was reaching and entertaining readers with my books.

EQ: What are your top three guilty pleasures?

Tonya: Chocolate. Almost anything is better with chocolate except my waistline.
Spider Solitaire. I spend way too much time playing that game when I should be writing.
Smoking. Yep, I confess. I smoke. I quit for 4 years and stupidly started back. It’s by far my worst guilty pleasure, but I will give it up again.


EQ: What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your writing?

Tonya: I would have to say it was the choice I made in 1999 to focus on ebook publishers rather than the traditional print houses. Back then, ebook publishing was totally new and wasn’t expected to last. I disagreed, understanding the way technology was already taking over our lives. Despite tons of advice and criticism, I stuck with it and have never regretted it.

EQ: Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.
Tonya: Safe and Coasting with Ecstasy is book 2 of The Heroes of Silver Island series. This series is a spinoff of sorts from my well-known The Heroes of Silver Springs series. Silver Island is located off the coast of Silver Springs. It is an island that caters to people in ménage relationships. Kimberly Bevel is the heroine in Safe and Coasting with Ecstasy. She’s found her place on Silver Island. In a community where ménage relationships are the norm, all she’s missing is the love of two super-sexy hunks to complete her paradise. When she meets Coast Guard Petty Officers Emmett "Mett" and Charlie Doyle, she knows she’s found the men she wants, even if the brothers aren’t eager to share.
Mett and Charlie have been equally attracted to women before, but Kimberly is the first neither have been willing to walk away from. There’s little more important to Mett than a woman’s happiness, and he knows exactly how to deliver it. Charlie isn’t as suave as Mett, but he’s got a few moves up his sleeve.
While the brothers go head-to-head in their efforts to win Kimberly’s heart, she looks for a way to keep them both. But when she becomes the target of a madman, she may need Mett and Charlie to do more than keep her bed warm at night.

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Enjoy these other titles by Tonya Ramagos:

The Heroes of Silver Island:
Safe and Burning with Ecstasy (coming January 31, 2014)
For a complete list of other titles, please visit http://www.bookstrand.com/tonya-ramagos

3 comments:

Jane Leopold Quinn said...

From Jane Leopold Quinn

I congratulate you, Tonya, for your serieses (is that a word?). Stories about people living on an island have gazillions of possibilities. Thanks for being here today.

Kaye Spencer said...

Tonya,

I couldn't agree more with your statement, "...Back then, ebook publishing was totally new and wasn’t expected to last. I disagreed, understanding the way technology was already taking over our lives. Despite tons of advice and criticism, I stuck with it and have never regretted it." I started out in the ebook publishing world against the advice of every writer's group I'd joined, and I've never regretted it. Ebooks were considered the bastards of publishing and not to be taken seriously. Then came this new (gasp) idea that authors could Indie-publish (self-publish in its early days) that replaced ebooks as the undesirable aspect of publishing society. Bwahahaha! The laugh is certainly on the 'them' who were looking down their collective noses at both ebooks and Indies.

On your Silver Springs stories...I like your plot device of having a 'triples' get-away island that caters to menage relationships. Niffy idea.

Tonya Ramagos said...

Thanks for your comments, Jane and Kaye. My sincerest apologies for not responding yesterday. I got caught up in a day of heavy writing and forgot the interview was going live. :(