Welcome LaVerne Thompson and Friends

House of Isis, the personal blog of LaVerne ThompsonI’m delighted my author colleague, LaVerne Thompson has joined me in the promotion of If I Were Your Woman today! This talented author spins a mean sensual romance. Learn more about LaVerne and her latest release, Chances Are, at her blog – House of Isis (please be aware that to view her blog there may be content only suitable for adults.)

What truly motivates you in general? In your writing?

I get motivation from life. I’ve always been the self-motivating type in my life as well as my writing. It’s truly all internal. Once I decide I want to do something I usually do it.

Where do your ideas come from?
Driving down the street, the words to a song, looking at the mist creep over a mountain. Even hearing an interesting name. I find ideas in everything and anywhere. The truth is I write because there are stories in my head wanting to get out.

Do you feel humor is important in romance and why?
It’s not necessary, and its importance would depend on the romance. Light humor in a dark paranormal has its moments, but for me it’s not necessary.

What are your thoughts on love scenes in romance novels, do you find them difficult to write?
I can read a romance with or without a love scene. Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorites. Not even a kiss while courting. As far as writing love scenes, no problem. I write sensual romance as opposed to erotic, although I can take my scenes to a spicy level. So I have no problem writing a love scene. A truly erotic scene in the truest sense I don’t write. It’s just not my style. I try to focus more on the relationship, the emotional connection between my couples, rather than the physical one.

Tell us which Red Rose title you will be promoting on this campaign:

Chances Are by LaVerne ThompsonCHANCES ARE
Erotic Romance: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery, Interracial/Multicultural
ISBN: 978-1-60435-648-9
Cover Artist: Missy Lyons & LaVerne Thompson
Editor: Lara Parker
Word Count: 53,180
Release Date: January 28, 2010

If we work together can we still sleep together?

Kayla’s world is turned upside down: first she’s fired from the bank she’s worked at for fifteen years. Then on the same day rehired by the new bank president, a man she’s got the hots for, but he’s her boss and he’s got the hots for her too. Until he finds out his bank’s been robbed and Kayla’s somehow involved.

Talbert Reynolds, III isn’t at the top of the financial world because he shied away from risks, and pursuing Kayla could be one of the biggest risks of his life. But she’s worth it.
Or is she?

View CHANCES ARE Book Trailer

How can readers connect with you online?

For a limited time today — 8 AM to 12 NOON EST (7 – 11 AM CST) — visit -Red Rose Publishing to purchase a copy of IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN. Then stop by my promotional page to enter in your details, your Red Rose receipt/transaction number, and promotional code – LAVERNE – to receive a download of LaVerne Thompson’s new book, CHANCES ARE absolutely FREE!

Your purchase and download today also guarantees you an entry in a drawing for a FREE Amazon Kindle to be given away on Saturday, March 13, 2010 @ 12 NOON PST/2 PM CST/ 3 PM EST right here at my blog.

Thank you so much for joining me and LaVerne Thompson for the online campaign of IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN!