Elle Kennedy currently publishes with Signet Eclipse, Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and Samhain Publishing. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!
I wish I could say I have some fancy-pants office with state of the art electronics and ergonomic furniture and a robot butler that delivers me lemonade and cookies. But I don’t. And to be honest? When I’m writing, I disappear into a whole other world where I don’t notice a single thing around me. So really, I could write anywhere. On my bed. At a desk. In the backyard. On the subway. Wherever I am, I’ll usually block out my surroundings.
With that said, let me show you where I usually work. Where the magic happens, if you will. This is my desk, with my desktop computer. Do I ever sit here? Nope. Do I ever use this desktop computer? Nope.
This is where you’ll usually find me:
Yep, I curl up on this couch next to my bookcase, open my laptop and write. And no early morning writing sessions for me. I’m an afternoon and night writer—I usually start around noon, break for lunch, break for dinner, have some quiet evening time, and then around nine p.m., I’m writing again. Sometimes I’ll stop at midnight, sometimes I’ll just keep going if the inspiration hits!
Now, my favourite thing about my office is the BOOKS. I used to keep this bookcase in my bedroom, but it got to be too much. Note: those cubbies go in deep. The books you see up front? There are like 3 more rows behind them….I own a lot of books…
And notice the exercise bike? Yeah, I didn’t notice it either. That’s probably why I never use it! Still, I have no choice but to keep it around, you know, for when I feel like making a New Year’s resolution
As you can see, my reading tastes are pretty eclectic. I read everything.
Oh wait—no more room for books? That’s okay, there’s space in my office closet and out in the hall. Whew! LOL
Seriously, if I’m not surrounded by books, I’m not a happy camper. Know who else is unhappy? My dog, Bear, who keeps ripping open his scab and is now forced to wear a cone until he’s better. So every hour or so, all I hear as I’m trying to write is the thump-thump of his cone smashing into every conceivable surface in the house as he wanders around. Here’s hoping Bear gets better soon!
As you can see, there’s nothing fancy about my workspace. It’s simple, does the job, and lets me be around my favourite things in the world—books!
What about you guys? Is your office as boring as mine? Are you a book hoarder too? And if you’ve got a picture of your bookcase, send it to me! I love getting to see other people’s bookshelves—is that dorky or what?
Midnight Rescue: A Killer Instincts Novel
May 1 2012, Signet Eclipse
Dangerous. Ruthless. Savage. And she’s the good guy. Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now, she’s a cunning and fearless assassin thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment, using everything she has—nerve, resilience, strength, sex—to come out on top. Her only rule: never trust anyone.
Abby’s latest assignment is in Columbia: go undercover and snuff out a dangerous arms dealer active in the underground sex trade. But when Abby purposely blows her cover in a last-ditch attempt to free the helpless victims, deadly mercenary Kane Woodland is recruited as back-up. His mission: get Abby out of that hell hole. The last thing Kane expects is to feel primal attraction for Abby. But when she convinces him to join her on her perilous mission, their newfound passion could put the lives of their whole team at risk.
Elle Kennedy is kindly giving away one copy of Midnight Rescue today, so make sure to follow Rafflecopter instructions below for a chance to win!
This giveaway is open to UK, US & Canada only and ends 4th July 2012