Author: Danielle Doolittle
Series: Sweetwater Creek #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 6, 2014
Blurb: Falling in love can be a royal pain.
A cocktail of sex, booze, and breakneck speeds is what sends Prince Henry of Benignus into rehab. He’s expecting to skip out on lectures and smoke behind the shed. He’s not expecting Carleigh.
Carleigh Philips knows Henry is trouble. His bad-boy attitude reeks of self-importance and over-indulgence. She’s not expecting him to lift a royal finger during his time at the ranch. She’s not expecting him to be a threat to her heart. When Carleigh’s life is on the line, will Prince Henry step up to the plate? Or will he prove he really is nothing but a phony royal pain?
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About the Author:
With a bachelor’s degree in English, Danielle has always had a passion for the written word. Initially starting out to be a high school teacher, she soon realized writing was her calling. Danielle lives in Ohio with her family. When she’s not writing (which is rare) she’s spending time with her husband, wrangling two rambunctious boys and one rowdy little girl, and baking like she’s on Cupcake Wars.
Danielle enjoys copious amounts of coffee and dark chocolate, chatting on Twitter, and a good love story. Oh, and an Alpha hero is a must!
You can find and contact Danielle here:
What have you had published?
Royal Pain is my debut novel. But look for more from me in the near future!
What genre(s) of book do you write?
I like to say that I'll write anything with a love story. RP is a sweet romance but I have everything from Young Adult to steamy paranormal romance in my backlist waiting to be thrust out into the world.
What inspired you to write your first book?
The first book I finished was written because I couldn't find anything I really wanted to read. I was looking for something specific and I just couldn't find it so I figured why not write it myself. Easy right? I made it about half way into the book before my muse took a hike and I began wondering how I got myself into such a mess.
How long did it take you to write “Royal Pain”?
It took about two months to finish my rough draft...and another two to have my critique partner tear through it and for me to do a rewrite.
What is the working title of your next book(s)?
Right now I'm working on the second book in the Sweetwater Creek series, calling it Royal Promise, featuring another prince (Henry's brother, Alexei) with a whole set of problems of his own to solve. The rest are a tightly guarded secret....but I can tell you there's at least one more hero in Sweetwater who has a story to tell. ;-)
When and why did you begin writing?
I've been writing for as long as I can remember. I know, I know...every author says that but it's true. I've been telling stories since my first grade teacher made us keep a writing journal...it sort of stuck.
Do you self publish your books or go through an agency?
Royal Pain is published by Entranced Publishing.
What part of writing books do you find the hardest?
I find it hard to work on one story at a time. Right now I have three WIPs started and another five I want to work on. Oh...and editing. Making changes to your baby always stings but in the end it makes it that much stronger.
What do you do in your spare time?
What is this thing you call spare time? With three kids under the age of six alone time is nearly as foreign to me as a meal not containing a form hot dogs or chicken nuggets. On the rare occasion I find myself with time on my hands and no sibling dispute to put an end to I like to read anything I can get my hands on, occasionally see a movie that isn't animated or featuring talking animals, and hanging out with my family. And writing of course.
Who is your favourite author?
This is always a hard question for me to answer. I love so many books it's really a close call as to who I love more.
What’s your favourite genre to read?
Throwing the favourites at me today! I can't say that any genre sticks out as a clear favourite (I know I'm lame). My reading habits are so varied that I can say then only thing I prefer above any other is that there's a clear romantic plot. It doesn't have to be the main plot line, but I crave a HEA when I read.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Never, ever give up. I took a writing class in college that introduced me to Stephen King's On Writing (if you haven't read it you should). In the book Mr. King confesses he kept his rejection slips on a nail he hammered into the wall of his bedroom to inspire him to keep going. It only takes one “yes” to get your book out there and each time we write we hone our craft. So never EVER let yourself stop writing.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you so much for allowing me to take up space on your blog. I've had fun!