How long have you been writing?
Hi and thank you for having me.
Professionally I perused becoming an author in 2012 after a friend encouraged me. She was one of my Beta Readers for Lycan Legacy a science fiction YA series (I’ve since published on Wattpad under the pen name Inge Ulrike). You got to love friends like that. *smile*
So I joined Romance writers’ Organization of South Africa (ROSA) in 2013. ROSA opened up a whole new world for me and I can honestly say if it weren’t for them I wouldn’t have two books published right now.
My first novel, Falling for Mr. Unexpected, was published in December of 2014 and Dance of Love June 2015 with Decadent Publishing.
What was the most challenging part about writing Dance of Love?
I have a tendency to write strong female characters, who are kind of a bit like Elizabeth Bennet. They have a strong sense of who they are, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ve got everything in life figured out.
In Dance of Love, Ashley’s the complete opposite. She’s buried her dream for her life because of fear of failure, of not being able to live up to the reputation her father had in the dancing world. It became a pleasure to write her for this very reason. She’s not perfect, she doesn’t have life or herself figure out and through the book she develops and grows in ways no character I’ve written before her has. I loved that. She made me a better writer.
What do you enjoy the most about being an author?
That I’m not just a participant in life, but I can interpret it, put it into words and touch people of different walks of life in a way I can’t in my everyday life.
Is this book part of a series?
No. But if readers would love to see some of characters in the book’s story expanded or this theme as a series, I can make that happen *smile*
Do you have any works in progress?
Yes! Two contemporary novels both with strong Alpha males. Here’s a blurb for one of them, Breaking All Her Rules.
Looks can be deceiving. No one knows it more than supermodel Morgan Bailey. After surviving an attack from her ‘perfect’ photographer boyfriend, she heads back to her hometown under the guise of supporting her mother after her parents’ divorce. She wants to start afresh and steer away from romantic entanglements. Morgan has a broken heart to heal and attempts this by quitting modeling. However everyone expects the feisty Morgan though she’s changed a lot from the confident woman they remembered.
Sasha Martinengo is the mayor’s son and the town’s golden boy. He’s on a fast track, in line to take over the Martinengo political dynasty. But Sasha feels the constraints of his family’s expectations. His career as a firefighter is viewed as temporary and seen as a calculated move by his father to get Sasha into office.
In a move that shocks everyone Sasha steps in for his cousin to be auctioned off as part of the Fire Department’s annual fundraising charity on Valentine’s Day. This brings the two together when Morgan is goaded into bidding for Sasha and unwittingly unleash an old attraction neither one was brave enough to explore in the past. This sets them on a heated course neither was prepared for. Can Morgan learn to trust & love a man again? And will Sasha be able to step out of the neat little box his family placed him in and pursue what his heart wants?
About the Book
Author: Inge Saunders
Genre: Contemporary Romance
All roads lead to Rome when Ashley Solomons embarks on fulfilling her dream to become a world-class dancer. But there’s one person who stands in her way. “It`s a no from me,” Antonio Machiavelli.
When Antonio’s auditions for a lead principal end in wintry Cape Town, the last thing he expects is to have more than a knee-jerk reaction to an audition. Ashley not only verbally challenges him, but also translates her fire and cheekiness into an edge of your seat performance.
Can Antonio keep his distance from Ashley? Can Ashley focus on fulfilling her dream of becoming a lead principal? Or will love have its way?
Inge Saunders lives in the biggest small town in South Africa‒ Worcester. She fell in love with books when she started reading romance novels with her grandmother. Intrigued by the worlds books unlocked, it was inevitable she would take pen to paper. She holds an Honors degree in Community Development and Learning Support and loves to sink her teeth into the research part of a story.
When she’s not writing about that ‘inexplicable attraction’ she’s reading almost every sub-genre in romance out there, spending time with friends and family and taking hikes in her hometown’s National Karoo Park.
Inge’s been a member of ROSA (Romance writers’ Organization of South Africa) since 2012 and have two titles published, Falling for Mr. Unexpected (2014) and Dance of Love (2015) through Decadent Publishing.
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