Erin La Rosa is heating up our summer...plus a book giveaway
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Erin La Rosa has written many highly engaging...tweets, as a social media manager. But on her way to writing romance, she's also published two humorous non-fiction books, Womanskills and The Big Redhead Book. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters (one human, two felines).
All chef Nina Lyon wants is to make a name for herself in the culinary world and inspire young women everywhere to do the same. For too long, she’s been held back and underestimated by the male-dominated sphere of professional kitchens, and she's had enough. Now, as co-host of the competitive reality TV series The Next Cooking Champ!, she finally has a real shot at being top tier in the foodie scene.
In one sentence, tell us what the road to publishing was like for you.
Loaded with bowls of ice cream, very late nights rewriting pages, and getting to know fellow 2022 debut romance authors so we can vent to each other.
How is Nina similar to or different from you?
I saw a lot of myself in Nina, in that I've been in situations at work where I felt I was outnumbered by men and had to stand my ground. But because of that, then became somewhat misunderstood or known as being "tough." I think many women have been put in a position where they're made to feel bad for acting exactly as a man would, and that's where I drew a lot of inspiration from for Nina.
· :::sends this message into the movie universe and hopes for it to happen::: I compared Leo to Jamie Dornan, and I think he would play the role of a secretly sweet hero very well. And for Nina, Kat Dennings was someone I pictured as I wrote.
What food item tastes best with butter on it?
Ha! This is a great question, because I immediately have an answer: cinnamon raisin toast. That was an early childhood comfort food, and remains that way now.
Which TV series are you currently binge watching?
Love Island UK—if you love reality TV (and I do!) there are so many episodes, and the drama is really fantastic.
What is the last thing you had a good laugh about?
I just turned in edits on my second book, and my husband knew how hard I'd worked on it. So when I finished, he came into the room shouting, "Go honey! Go Honey! Go Honey! Go Honey Go!" and dancing wildly, and that made me very happy and laugh quite a lot!
Thanks to Erin for chatting with us and to Harlequin for sharing her book with our readers.