Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Interview with Best-Selling Author Patricia Rice

We have with us today best-selling author Patricia Rice.

Welcome to RomFan Reviews Patricia it is a great honor to have you with us today. 

Tell us a little about your new release The Lure of Song and Magic.

PR: Thanks so much for letting me stop by!  Lure is about TV producer Dylan Ives (Oz) Oswin, who believes former singing sensation Pippa Syrene Malcolm holds the clue to finding his kidnapped son. Abandoned as a child, Syrene cares about the missing boy despite obnoxious Oz’s refusal to take no for an answer. But she refuses to unleash her dangerous siren's voice, even for a man who is impossible to deny... She’s already driven one man to his death with her voice, she can’t bear to do so again. The story tells how Oz lures Pippa from her hermit life into the real world again, teaching her that passion isn’t always bad, and her strange gift can help as well as hurt.

What can we see next from you?

PR: I’m working on a sequel, of course. I’m also releasing more of my backlist digitally through Book View CafĂ© http://www.bookviewcafe.com/index.php/Patricia-Rice/ and Sourcebooks is publishing two more of my Magic classic historicals this year. But my next new release will be an urban fantasy under a pseudonym.

How do you come up with your titles?

PR: Me? Come up with titles? Is to laugh! My working title for this one was Syrene and Oz. My editor is the title genius.

What is your favorite thing about writing romance?

PR: Besides wearing my jammies all day? The camaraderie, the readers, the sense of fellowship among people who love romance.

What authors would we find on your bookshelf?

PR: Every wall in my house is lined with books. You’d find everyone from Austen to Joan Wolf and Ruth Wind. And yes, they’re alphabetized by category and that’s just the historicals.

Is there anything special you do to get in the mood to write?

PR: Routine. I sit my Muse in the chair every morning and say “Go, Girl!” 

What was the hardest part of writing a book?

PR: It’s all hard, but perhaps for me, the most difficult is really focusing on details after that first rush of creativity creates the first draft. Tightening and strengthening plot and characters and emotion is tough work.

Following are just some fun fact questions which could be just one word answers or more:

What sounds drive you crazy? 

PR: oddly enough, people reading aloud

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would be the most essential for you?

PR: food, water, books

What is the perfect romantic evening?

PR: sunset over the ocean, good wine and food, live musicians

How can readers contact you and learn more about your books?

PR: easiest is to go to my website at http://www.patriciarice.com and choose your favorite method. I’m everywhere!

Thank you so much Patricia for spending some time with us it was a pleasure having you here and we hope you come back.

PR: It’s been a pleasure!


Her voice was a curse…
When Dylan “Oz” Oswin’s son is kidnapped, the high-powered producer will do anything to get him back. Desperately following an anonymous tip, he seeks help from a former child singing sensation called Syrene, only to find she’s vowed never to sing again. Immune to her voice but not her charm, Oz is convinced she holds the key to his son’s disappearance—and he’ll stop at nothing to make her break her vow.

Only he can make her sing…
She knows the devastation her talent can bring. There’s more than a child’s life at stake, but Syrene cannot unleash her dangerous siren’s voice upon the world, even for a man who is impossible to deny…


With five million books in print and New York Times and USA Today’s bestseller lists under her belt, Patricia Rice’s emotionally-charged contemporary and historical romances have won RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice and Career Achievement Awards and have been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories. A former CPA, Patricia Rice currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, please visit http://www.patriciarice.com/ or follow her on Twitter, @Patricia_Rice.

Paricia is offering an awesome giveaway 2 copies of The Lure of Song and Magic. 2 winners, US and Canada only, leave a comment along with your email address to be entered to win.  Contest ends January 15 at 11:59 PM EST


  1. I enjoyed the interview; it was a great read.

    Patricia, you will be helping me with my new year's resolution. For each new author I "discover", I will read at least one of his/her works. I look forward in reading The Lure of Song and Magic; it sounds great.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  2. Bless you, Tracey, and I certainly hope you'll enjoy it! Stop by my blog at http://patriciarice.blogspot.com and let me know!

    And if anyone would like info about upcoming books and giveaways, sign up for my newsletter on my website or facebook page. I promise I'm too lazy to send them more than twice a year!

  3. I've been a fan for quite some time and I'm always excited to see a new book come out. I enjoyed the interview and I'm really looking forward to reading The Lure of Song and Magic.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  4. I too have been a fan for awhile Patricia. I love your books and look forward to reading The Lure of Song and Magic. Thanks for this great opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com