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I'm delighted to interview romance author Keren Hughes today. Welcome, Keren.

 

Keren

Keren lives in the UK and is an avid bookworm. She fondly remembers the days where she would lie in her bedroom away from distraction and get lost in the world of make believe. Her first real memory of reading something she fell in love with was The Hobbit. In her teenage years, she became addicted to Point Horror books like RL Stine's The Boyfriend, but she also enjoyed light Summer reads like What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next. 

Over the years she has come to realise that she is a bit of an OCD freak about books. They have to be in perfect condition without the slightest bit of damage. 
She has been a book reviewer for the last few years and a book hoarder for a LOT longer. You can NEVER have too many books! Her shelves are bulging and overflowing but she always wants "just one more book".

Keren had her first book published by Limitless Publishing in November 2013. It's a YA Paranormal Romance novel called Stolen. Her second book was published with LP in May 2014. This time, an NA Contemporary Romance called Nothing Like The First Time. 
She couldn't have been more surprised when NLTFT appeared on the Amazon Best Seller list. That was a dream come true. 

Let's find out a bit Keren's latest book, My Best Friend's Fiancé, which will be released at the end of May.

 Book cover (2)

 

Blurb

 The heart wants what it wants right? But what if it wants something it can never have?

I’m in love, and it should feel amazing...except, it doesn’t. The problem is, the guy I’m in love with happens to be my best friend’s fiancé. 

It’s wrong on so many levels. If there was any way I could stop my growing feelings toward the one man who’s completely off limits, I would…but I can’t.

It’s insane, a disaster waiting to happen. The only thing that could make this entire situation worse is if the feeling was mutual—which it isn’t...is it?

 

 I asked Keren to tell us a bit more about herself

 How did you get started writing?

I started out as a blogger in 2011. I’ve always been an avid reader, so it was the logical next step to start reviewing. After a while, people started telling me that I should write a book. I’d written 2 when I was a teenager and I let the idea knock around in my head for a bit before taking the bull by the horns and starting to write my YA Paranormal Romance, Stolen. That was published in November 2013 and I haven’t looked back since.

 

Stolen

 

 

What do you like writing most?

NA Contemporary Romance is where I seem to have found my home.

What piece of writing/work are you most proud of?

My most recent book, My Best Friend’s Fiancé. I absolutely adore the characters and have been told by many people that it is my best book yet.

Are you ever disappointed when you see your work published?

No. I’m always very proud to see my name on a published book. It’s something I’ve wanted since I was very young, so it’s a dream I have made come true.

What’s your favourite poem?

Stop All The Clocks, Cut Off The Telephone by WH Auden.

What do you like to do to relax?

I have many adult colouring books including Beauty & The Beast, Harry Potter, Alice In Wonderland; they are great for relaxing. I also enjoy doing anything creative. I make and sell greetings cards. I make swag for my own books and for other authors to take to signings. I also like origami. Other than that, I love to watch a good film with my 10 year old son.

I love those adult colouring books too, Keren!

What do you like to read?

A bit of everything. I love Erotica, NA Contemporary Romances, M/M romance, F/F romance… I love all genres really.

What’s your top writing tip for new writers?

Always follow your dreams. If you have an idea, the best thing is to let it flow. It’s what I did and I have 5 books published now because I didn’t stop pursuing my dream.

Great advice!

 You can find out more about Keren here:

Email: kerentshughes@gmail.com 

Twitter: @Keren_Hughes

Instagram: @Keren_Hughes_Author
Author blog here: www.authorkerentshughes.wordpress.com

Facebook Profile: www.facebook.com/keren.hughes.92 or 
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/kerentshughes

 Thanks for dropping by to talk to us, Keren!

 

 

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