Feature on Annie West & The Greek's Forbidden Innocent

This week our Feature on Author is on: Annie West. She has a new book out this month, The Greek's Forbidden Innocent!

Australian Annie West loves writing passionate, intense romances and not just because it gives her a chance to ignore housework! She is a USA Today Bestselling author, published in 25 languages. Annie writes contemporary stories about charismatic heroes and strong heroines. She loves being in contact with readers as far apart as Brisbane, Bremen and Bermuda. When not writing and avoiding housework she can be found walking, enjoying good food and good company, travelling and reading.

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Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?

Ooh, interesting. I haven’t thought about that before. Definitely I try to give readers what they want. It’s what I want too – an emotionally satisfying story about characters I can care about and believe in. Though of course, I’ll never please every reader. We all have our likes and dislikes. But within that it’s nice to mix things up a bit. Eg. I recently wrote about a woman who knew nothing about herself, not even her name (after a head injury). That was such fun. Another time I wrote a heroine who believed she was dying which was a real emotional challenge.

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

Again, there are two parts to this. When the writing goes well it flies along. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to feel as if I’m not creating a story, but merely listening in to private conversations by my characters, madly scrambling to get it all down. On days like that I feel energised and thrilled, ready to take on anything. However, when the book isn’t going well, if I’m working and working and not getting very far, it’s definitely exhausting.

What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?

I think the one that shocked me most was hearing about people who stole authors’ books, changed the titles and character names and then published them as their own. Authors work hard and long to create their books. They deserve recompense for their work.






Annie has a new book out right now!


THE GREEK’S FORBIDDEN INNOCENT

The Greek’s virgin bride…

…is hiding her royal identity!

While helping her friend escape an arranged marriage, dutiful Princess Mina finds herself captive on enigmatic Alexei Katsaros’s luxurious private island! Mina must convince Alexei that she’s his future bride, but she doesn’t expect their scorching chemistry to be so deliciously overwhelming… And after a night in the Greek’s bed, suddenly there’s more at stake than just Mina’s hidden identity—her heart is at Alexei’s mercy, too!

Escape to an island paradise with the billionaire and his royal bride!



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20 comments:

  1. The book sounds romantic and intriguing!

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    1. Hi Tamago. I'm so pleased you like the sound of it! It was a terrific treat to write. :)

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  2. Isn't that true of anything? It's great when it's going well, but exhausting when you're trying to pull words out of the ether.

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  3. Absolutely, Liz. Fortunately the good times are so good they make up for the difficult days.

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  4. Ya know, I have to agree about the people who change the book just a little and then try to pass it off as their own. That's just so underhanded.

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    1. Mary, I was stunned when I heard about it!

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  5. My books aren't exactly best sellers, but I'd be horrified if anyone tried to steal them and sell them as their own work. (Especially if they made more money than I do on them!)

    Annie's book sounds absolutely delicious. I wish her much success with it.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Thrilled that you think it sounds delicious! Wearing a big grin here.

      Yes, theft is theft!

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  6. I too am appalled at that act of larceny. And that they get away with it (however briefly).
    Love Annie's latest title, and echo Susan's wishes for her success.

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    1. Hi Elephant's Child. Thanks so much for the good wishes.

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  7. So nice to meet you, Annie.Congratulations on your latest novel. It sounds intriguing. And it is awful that people will steal someone else's work and claim it as theirs. Have a super weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Beverly. The weekend is proving a mixed blessing but I'm hoping for something nice today. I hope yours is terrific. Thank you for the congratulations. I'm so excited about Forbidden Innocent and glad you think the premise intriguing!

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  8. Hello, Annie! Best of luck with your new book.

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  9. It is really crazy that "authors" do that and swipe other books. Just boggles.

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    1. Anna, I think it's a very, very few people who do that.

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  10. Congrats on your latest release, Annie. And...on being a bestselling author, published in 25 languages. Huge!

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  11. Sandra, it's a constant thrill to see those foreign language editions and to hear from readers all around the world. :)

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  12. I would be so angry if someone stole my work like that! I never thought about it but I wouldn't be surprised if books were stolen like art is stolen.

    I think I would pick to give what the readers want to an extent. I would love to shock people and that's not always pleasant especially if the story is a thriller and not a romance. Although...

    Congrats on the new book!

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You can discuss your romance novel addiction too!