[20 Questions] SHAAN RANAE @Shaan_Ranae

She's writes Contemporary and New Adult Romance, she's from Ohio, and she's taken some time out of her busy life to answer questions just for us, My Pretties!
She discovered her love of Romance after discovering her spirit story, and that led her to us today. 

"I love reading and my genre of choice is Romance. Any kind of Romance is acceptable. I'm a hopeful romantic, who believes that love comes when least expected.
I especially love the toe curling tales of obsession and love. Sometimes the enemies that become lovers stories will sooth my craving. Luckily in the romance genre you can find just about any sort of story you desire. Ultimately, if I'm presented with a cocky hero and a strong willed heroine, I am in heaven."

She Currently lives in Ohio with her husband and their two children. She just Released her book: Just Live on March 7th, so after we are done here, you should venture over and pick up a copy for beautiful selves!


When is your birthday?   
 December 21st, almost a Christmas baby.
Where did you grow up?  
Mansfield Ohio. In the suburbs
Are you a morning person, or a night person?
 Yes, I’m a morning person after five cups of coffee. Some people call me bubbles, Yes, I am one of those people. It’s all the caffeine’s fault.
Why did you choose to write for the genre that you do?
Well, it’s simply because I’m a romance junkie myself. I love romance- all romance. I can read anything from BDSM to sweet gushy kissy clean romance. I love the feeling of falling in love. So, I do it frequently.
What is your favorite season or holiday?
 I love the fall. The changing of the leaves and the nip in the air, so I can cuddle closer to the hubs at the football games. Enjoying bonfires before the snow comes.
If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go, and why?
The beach, any beach. Well as long as it’s clean. I love St. Augustine Beach Florida. It was a little slice of Heaven. I just love my toes in the sand and the sound of the waves rolling in. Plus, the salty scent in the air is so refreshing. (I feel like I just wrote an Calgon commercial.) (Ha Ha)
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone?
A picture of the Hubs and myself. A friend caught us Pre-New Year’s kiss. We are just inches away from celebrating.
What are three things that you always keep handy at all times?
My stethoscope (nurse by day) A pen, and my cellphone.
What inspires you, or where do you look for inspiration?
Everyday life. I try to experience life and other people. I use what I see to help me with my stories.
What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
 I loathe disappointing someone. More times than not, I will be harder on myself than anyone could ever be.
What is the weirdest thing that you have ever googled?
Smegma, yep look it up. It’s not cool. (Damn, Cards Against Humanity- I love that game though)
What is one piece of advice that you would give to future generations?
Be kind, teach patience and understanding and remember it’s all about perspective.
What is the most attractive, and the first thing you notice, about the opposite sex?
Their eyes. I love pretty eyes on a man. Especially with long eye lashes. I love kind expressive eyes. 
Who is the first person you call when you are having a bad day?
My friend Bri. She understands my crazy.
What kind of drunk person do you turn into when you drink?
Well initially I get a little loud, especially when I laugh. Then I get a little lovey. Don’t worry no groping but I like to hug on people. Any people. I have no personal space sober so the alcohol just decreases the distance.
 How would you describe your favorite color to a blind person?
Hmm, I guess I would describe it as a cool and soothing. It has a calming effect.  Did you guess blue or should I work on my writing.
If you could be any color in the big box of crayons, which one would you be?
Periwinkle and only because I love the name. The name, in itself is a masterpiece.
What is your favorite 90’s throwback jam?
Zen by Bush -Loved the Grunge era
What do you put on your pizza?
 Sausage, pepperoni, veggies, & black olives. Yum
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
If only one of your books could be turned into a movie, which one would you choose and why?
Just Live since it has a moral to tell. I love how Kathryn overcomes her demons and strives to live her life to the fullest. Even when she has a few setbacks, she trudges forward. Kathryn is an interesting character.  She’s smart without knowing it, beautiful without seeing it, and strong without feeling it. Jaz compliments her so well and is so charismatic and kind. Everyone should have a Jaz in their life.
Who is your favorite author, and/or what is your favorite book?
A favorite author/book is difficult for me to answer since I love so many. I have a few books that I’ve read multiple times like “Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino” I love that story. “Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire” and “Thoughtless by S.C.Stephens” and many more.
Do you ever hide secrets in your books that only a few people would find?
That’s for me to know…. Ha Ha
What is one food, or drink, that you could NEVER give up?
Noodles-any kind. I love noodles.
Do you sing in the shower?
Yes, very loudly!
Do any of the scenes in your books come from personal experience, or actually events, and are you willing to tell us about one? 
Yes, in both of my books I had taken experiences from my life and placed it in my books.
In Just Live, Kathryn’s roommate Snake has many snakes. In one of the scenes Kathryn is telling Jaz about an incident with a microwave.
When I lived in my first apartment, I had this amazing roommate, who owned many snakes. I was terrified of them, but what better way to get over my fear, right? (I have too many snake stories, but we’ll just stick to this one.)  One day I came home from work and my roommate was nuking something in the microwave and I asked in passing what he was heating when he nonchalantly responded that he was defrosting a frozen rat for one of his snakes- (IN THE MICROWAVE) the one I cook out of? Let’s just say that I was less than happy about it and he knew I hated when he brought home the live ones.

Other than that, he was the perfect roommate.

Would you Rather...

See but never smell, or hear but never taste?
See but never smell- it seems like the lesser of two evils. Even though smell does effect taste. Good question.

More From Shaan Ranae!

What are you currently working on?
I just released Just Live March 7th
Currently I am working on the follow up story to A Minor Happy Ending. Jace fights for Dyllan.  
What other plans do you have with your writing?
I will continue to write as I’m inspired. I want the quality to be something the reader will love. My dream is to give readers a book hangover. I have a love/hate relationship with book hangovers. Love the book- hate the hangover.
When is you next book possibly going to release?
Hopefully by the end of the year as long as everything goes well.


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