Samantha Ann King




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Samantha Ann King

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USA Today bestselling author Samantha Ann King was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After receiving her BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and marrying her high school crush (notice she didn't say sweetheart), Samantha relinquished her "native Texan" status and moved to Baton Rouge. She has called Albuquerque, New Mexico home since 1985. The mother of three has volunteered in the community as an advocate for children's issues ranging from education to healthcare. In 2010, as her nest started to empty, she began writing erotic romance. Thanks to her win in Passionate Ink's Stroke of Midnight Contest, Samantha signed her first publishing contract in 2011. Her first book was nominated for RT’s 2012 Reviewers’ Choice Award.

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Samantha Ann King Jessica, This is a great question, and you've given me an idea for my April 28 blog post at The Contemporary Romance Cafe …moreJessica, This is a great question, and you've given me an idea for my April 28 blog post at The Contemporary Romance Cafe http://contemporaryromancecafe.com/.
Writing description is my least favorite part of the process! I'm not a big fan of reading description either (and often skim it). For main characters, I typically have an idea of what they look like before I begin a book. Then I search on the internet for photos (usually of celebrities since they're easy to find) of people who I think resemble my characters. Lots of times, the physical characteristics characters are a mesh of celebrities and people I know. I put these photos in files (and on my Pinterest boards, https://www.pinterest.com/sakingauthor/) and will print out one of two for each character. If I'm having trouble with a description, I'll refer to the photos.
Places are a little different. I actually enjoy learning about different locations: visiting and researching. Last year, I traveled to Red River, New Mexico during the off-season to get a feel for the town when it wasn't packed with tourists. I research weather, flora and fauna, pull photos from the internet, and even check out youtube videos. I've also been know to solicit input on my Facebook page. In the book I'm working on now, I have a very brief scene at the Austin Executive Airport. I've never been there, and the scene was too short to warrant a visit, so I found photos and videos online. For businesses and homes, I'll search online for photos, and again, file them away. For Sharing Hailey, I found the Hawaiian vacation home that her brother rents on VRBO (great resource!). I expanded on that--added a second floor and a pool, and moved the ohana from above the garage to a separate building.
I will do a ton of research that never makes it into descriptions, but I hope it adds flavor to book. And one thing I try to do when writing description is to use words that reflect the mood of the scene. For instance, if the scene is light, snow will be fluffy and sparkly. If the scene is heavier, snowfall will close in on the character and feel oppressive. Same applies to characters. If you're in the head of a character who distrusts the person she's interacting with, her description of that character is going to be different than if she trusts him. I hope this helps. Check out the blog post on April 28, and I'll try to expand on this with some examples.(less)
Samantha Ann King Can I tell you the worst I've ever received, and how it became a special memory? When we were dating, my now-husband, gave me a bag of kisses. Not so…moreCan I tell you the worst I've ever received, and how it became a special memory? When we were dating, my now-husband, gave me a bag of kisses. Not so bad, right? But he handed it to me in the brown bag it had been sacked in at the store. I dug around in that brown bag, and he asked, "What I was looking for?" I told him the receipt. He asked, "Why? Isn't that rude?" I said, "Since you couldn't be bothered to wrap it, you probably didn't bother taking the receipt out." We argued a bit on whether the brown bag constituted "wrapping." The following year, I got another bag of kisses. But he'd put them in a box and wrapped them in the grocery bag. You know, cut and folded and taped. We both had a good laugh and he's never given me a gift in a grocery bag since.(less)
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Hey guys! It's time again to select your pick for which book you'd like to see as one of the group read books! You might notice a common theme with the selection choices for this next month. Since October is my birthday month, I wanted to get some major reading done from my TBR. I didn't figure you guys would mind. *wink* ~Tabatha

Blind Obsession by Ella Frank by Ella Frank ~ Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Bdsm, New Adult
 
  13 votes, 36.1%

Room at the Top (Room at the Top #1) by Jane Davitt by Jane Davitt ~ Erotic Romance, Bdsm, MM, Menage, MMM, Contemporary, Gay For You
 
  6 votes, 16.7%

Full Disclosure (Nice Guys, #2) by Kindle Alexander by Kindle Alexander ~
Contemporary Erotic Romance, MM, Suspense, Mystery
 
  6 votes, 16.7%

7 Minutes In Heaven (Are You Game? #1) by Rhian Cahill by Rhian Cahill ~ Contemporary Erotic Romance, MF
 
  6 votes, 16.7%

Tempting Meredith (Lovers and Friends, #3) by Samantha Ann King by Samantha Ann King ~ Contemporary Erotic Romance, Menage, MMF
 
  4 votes, 11.1%

Who's Your Daddy? by Lauren Gallagher by Lauren Gallagher ~
Erotic, Contemporary Romance, Menage, MMF, MM
 
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Samantha Thanks! I appreciate the love. ;-)


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Elena Kincaid Hi Samantha,

Thanks so much for the add. Loved Sharing Hailey. Looking forward to reading more of your work. :)


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