Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Story Behind - Shortcut To Love - Contest

Beginning a new and soon to be weekly event on the blog. Usually this is a day of interviews but today's guest never sent her interview and I was looking to start something new there so I thought I'd start with putting up a book each week or in the case of a series and give away an autographed print copy of each book, starting with the publisher with the fewest books.

How did this book come apart. I wanted to write something funny. Not realizing how difficult this was I began with the premise of Zelda who loved Michael who seemed to be going through the alphabet. Where does she fall, at the very end. Then at that time, all my stories were set in the medical world in some fashion I devised the situation. Their childhood encounters were fraught with events that put Michael on the receiving end. I decided Zelda would be the one or most of the time. I was off and running.

Unfortunately the publishers I was trying looked on him as a womanizer and never read much beyond the opening pages. Then I discovered epublishing and somehow I now have maybe the only romance at Clocktower. They're really into science fiction. But they have kept the book and it turned out that what I've really written is a farce. a tongue and cheek look at Medical romances.

Zelda has loved Michael for most of her life, but he seems to be working through the alphabet in his search for a wife. She's a Z and it will be years before he reaches her. Besides, when they're together, strange things happen, usually to him. How can this nurse show the doctor, she's what he ordered to make him complete? The author calls this a "doctor nurse spoof" and we think you'll really enjoy it!

Shortcut To Love by Janet Lane Walters is the best romance novel I’ve read in a long time. Why? Because it has everything I crave when I sit down to read a romance.


RoyalCheryl said...

I would like to be in the contest. Thank You.

Janet Lane Walters said...

About the contest, you're in but I need to know how to reach you if you're a winner. Could you put your email on a comment with spaces between.

Christy said...

Sounds like a good book. I am glad you decided to self publish it. christina_92 at

Janet Lane Walters said...

Shortcut To Love is not self-published. Clocktower books is the publisher. I do not self-publish. If a publisher isn't interested I'll set it on the shelf. I have a half dozen or more small publishers bringing out my books.