23 March 2017

[20 Questions] RENEE HARLESS @Renee_Harless

Renee Harless is a romance writer with an affinity for wine and a passion for telling a good story.
Renee, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.

Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing "Sister Sister" if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.

To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler or preschooler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she jumps head first into a romance novel.

This lady is amazing, folks! Her stories are fantastic, 
and so are her answers to my questions....

Where did you grow up?
Richmond, Virginia
Are you a morning person, or a night person?
 I’m kind of the middle of the day kind of girl. I really enjoy sleep and naps.
Why did you choose to write for the genre that you do?
 Romance is truly the only genre I enjoy reading so there was no question what I would write.
What is your favorite season or holiday?
My favorite season is Summer. I am always cold so I love when it’s warm out.
What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
 I have a bit of a phobia towards butterflies.
What is the weirdest thing that you have ever googled?
 I would say glass dildos as bdsm play for my Stone series.
What is the most attractive, and the first thing you notice, about the opposite sex?
The eyes, though closely followed by teeth.
Who is the first person you call when you are having a bad day?
 My mom.
How would you describe your favorite color to a blind person?
 (Pink) My color is Happy, Bright, Loving.
If you could be any color in the big box of crayons, which one would you be?
Magenta
What is your favorite 90’s throwback jam?
 I love that song Informer by Snow. I have no idea what the words are, but I love it just the same.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookie dough
Do you eat your feelings, or starve them?
Eat. I love to snack.
What is your biggest baddest guilty pleasure?
 I am addicted to Dr. Pepper. It’s completely terrible for you, but I love it just the same.
Who would win in a fight: Batman or Spiderman?
 Batman
Do you believe in Ghosts? Aliens? Big Foot?
 Yes, which is why I love every show related to the three on Travel Channel.
If only one of your books could be turned into a movie, which one would you choose and why?
Coming Alive. I feel like the characters are completely relatable and it is definitely a book that pulls on your emotions.
Do you ever google yourself?
No. I’m terrified of what I may find.
Do you ever hide secrets in your books that only a few people would find?
YES!
What is one food, or drink, that you could NEVER give up?
Dr. Pepper, though I have tried numerous times.
What was the hardest scene, or book, for you to write?
 The flashback scenes for Avery in Coming Alive were extremely difficult emotionally. I took me days to write because I kept breaking down.
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
Surf and Turf. I love a good steak and lobster.
Are you a Clutter Queen or a Neat Freak?
Neat Freak. I love things organized.
If you were forced to open a bakery, what would you name it?
That would be telling, as the bakery in Coming Consumed is the name I would use (Wake and Bake).


Would you rather…

See but never smell, or hear but never taste?
Hear but never taste.
Know when you are going to die, or know how you are going to die?
 Know when.
Be alone for the rest of your life, or forever be surrounded by annoying people with bad body odor?
I would rather be alone.
Be able to teleport wherever you want, or be able to read minds whenever you want?
Teleport! And I need someone to invent this, like yesterday.
Know the history of everything you touch, or be able to speak to animals?
Speak to animals.


More from Renee Harless!

What are you currently working on?
Editing Coming Together. I am continuing to work on the Welcome to Carson series.
What other plans do you have with your writing?
I also have a romantic comedy being outlined as we speak.
When is you next book possibly going to release?
Coming Together releases on April 18 and Coming Consumed will be out in July. 


A Renee Harless Shout Out!

Shout Out to my PA Renee McCleary for hopping on board with Donna and getting my name out there.

Check Out Her Books!
Click the book covers to purchase them through Amazon

 The Stone Trilogy
The Welcome to Carson Series
 


Connect with Renee Harless 

Author Throwback:
I always give authors the chance to throw a question back at me, and I have to answer it... no matter what... fair is fair, after all...

Her throwback question to me was:
 Would you rather see but never smell, or hear but never taste?

 
Well, Renee, I think would rather see, but never smell.


Thank You!
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Until Then…

Coming Together
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