In the Spotlight: Regan Taylor

8 04 2008

Indentured Bride by Regan Taylor

From earliest childhood Regan was an avid reader and upon discovering Alexander Dumas and Charles Dickens she was hooked on books that carried the reader away to a different time and place. Preferring the quiet of her room and a good book to spending time with people she traveled far beyond those four walls.

 

Her first foray into writing, aside from tedious English assignments in high school and college, were two non-fictions intended to be of assistance to people with disabilities. Both were a struggle and convinced Regan she was most certainly not a writer. She did continue reading anything and everything she could get her hands on and in 2003 “discovered” reviewing with Love Romances reviews. From her first reviews she became involved in interviewing various authors as part of the site’s interview feature.

 

When her “day” job with a local police department in Northern California became far too burdensome due to internal management, rather than escape into her reading, she began to write. Much to Regan’s surprise, the words flowed and eventually led to Spell Across Time: The Pentacle, followed by The True Story of the Wicked Witch, Miranda’s Heart, Treasures Antique Store: The Photograph and Indentured Bride. Her current title, “Her Eyes” was written with close friend, critique partner and best selling author Jennifer Cloud.

 

Regan is a member of the San Francisco Chapter of Romance Writers of America and a contributor to their upcoming “how to” book.

 

 Regan @ Regantaylor.com

Regantaylorbooks @ aol.com

On My Space: http://blog.myspace.com/regantaylor

Or to book space on my radio program at Blog Talk Radio (www.Blogtalkradio.comhttp://blog.myspace.com/reganonair  or Regansreads @ gmail.com!

Learn more about organ donation and enjoy a romantic suspense with paranormal overtones in Her Eyes at  http://www.freewebs.com/hereyes/

Want to meet my characters: 

 http://spellacrosstimethepentacle.blogspot.com  or  http://www.freewebs.com/spellacrosstime/

 http://brideseries.blogspot.com or  http://www.freewebs.com/brideseries/

http://treasuresantiquestore.blogspot.com  OR   http://www.freewebs.com/treasuresantiquestore/

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Getting to know Regan:

Tell us about your latest book and what you think readers will get out of it.

 

 

Indentured Bride, Book One of the Bride Series was released in March with Awe-struck books.  Having read Awe-struck’s books for a number of years it is a special right of passage for me to be published with them. Indentured Bride is a western romance with that features Deputy Sheriff Brett Parker and his bride, Jenna. Brett is one of the three “Parker Brothers” who, after a particularly cold let down by one woman, has vowed against getting close to another one. That was before he heard about Jenna. He determines he will marry her and before Jenna knows what has happened she finds herself married to the dark deputy.

 

Jenna has her own secrets—actually one big one—and her worst nightmare would be if her own husband arrested her. Despite trying to hide her secret, she cannot help but fall in love with Brett. When he learns the truth, it is more than he can take and believes it is time to let her go.

 

I hope readers will have a few moments of sighing over a love story. Some laughter, and a read to escape into if even for a short time.

 

 

Can you describe your characters to us? Do you pattern them after anyone you know or is it pure imagination?

 

Brett is the middle Parker Brother – dark haired, blue eyed and the strong silent type. Unlike older brother, United States Marshal Kendrick who is blond with blue eyes, Brett isn’t about to give another woman a chance to hurt him.  Readers will meet the by the book, won’t admit he’s wrong for anything, Kendrick in book 2 and younger brother, Wolf in book 3. What I found as I finished writing Brett’s story was that his best friend Rick also has a story to tell and that is a time travel in book 4.

 

Indentured Bride, like most of my books came to me in dreams. It’s an interesting experience for me and one I’ve had a few other authors tell me happens to them as well – I will dream a scene over night, get up in the morning and write it. Indentured Bride is straight out of my dream life.

 

 

What genre have you not done but want to in the future?

 

Because most of the books I’ve written are time travels it feels like I cross into a number of genres—especially in America’s Hero.  Mostly I write what feels right to me.

 

Tell us about your most erotic romantic fantasy. If you could have a 24-hour romantic fling with anyone you wanted, anywhere you wanted, where would you go, what would you do and with whom would you do it?


 Um….I write sweet romance! Okay, okay…some of it isn’t…there’s only one person who’s privy to those fantasies and it’s likely to stay that way!

 

If you could have one special super or magical power, what would it be?

 

Time travel.

 

If you could visit any time and place, where and when would it be and why?

 

Atlantis. I believe it was real and I believe the reason we have not found it is because it is actually on another planet, in another galaxy and that we are the descendants of that race. The Atlanteans were, from what Plato tells us, an advanced race that allowed it’s advances and technology to destroy it. They supposedly had this amazing crystal, the descriptions of which sound very much like our lasers of today. They had a way of combining animals and humans and extracting parts of one human to aid another, the descriptions which sound like cloning. If you look at where our civilization is today, it is strongly reminiscent of what Plato tells us existed in Atlantis. I’d love to journey back in time there and learn what really happened.

 

Who’s more fun to write about, bad boys or perfect gentlemen and why?

 

Bad boys…you marry perfect gentlemen but those bad boys…..

 

Do you watch reality TV? If so, what is one of your guilty pleasures? If not, then what do you prefer to watch?

 

Not really. I’m a news junky watching KCBS in the morning and KABC in the evenings. If I’m going to watch a program it’s Jay Leno however….and people who know me can’t quite believe this….I’m addicted to Moonlight! Yeah, me actually watching a program and one about vampires at that.

 

VIN Diesel or Gerard Butler?

 

Who?

 

Where are you published?

 

Amira Press

Aphrodite’s Apples

Awe-struck (seeing a trend here?)

eXtasy (upcoming)

 

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoy yourself. J

 

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2 responses

8 04 2008
rainedelight

Hi Regan,

Thanks for stopping by the blog and telling us about you upcoming book! The cover looks awesome and the story itself sounds wonderful. How much research do you do for your books?

Raine

8 04 2008
Regan

Thank you for having me!

It depends on the book for research. For Jason’s Accord, coming in June with eXtasy it was pure imagination (and dreams) because it’s a world in the future. I had the chance to create a world from the ground up.

For America’s Hero it’s been a lot more time with history books, particularly around the Trojan War. There’s myth and fact and combining both into something credible is a process. I rented a number of History Channel and A&E DVD’s on some of the archeological digs in the area, professors of history talking. And I picked up a number of books from the library on the ports and waterways in the area, history, etc.

So it depends on the book and where the story takes place.

Regan

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