Interview and Giveaway with Patricia Macias

My name is Patricia T. Macias. I was born in San Jose, California. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management/Administration. I currently live in Sacramento, California with my husband and children. My family is my pride and joy. I also enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.
I always dreamed of writing romance novels. I am delighted to be achieving my dream. I wanted to write since I was in elementary. I loved reading about the romance, the heroes, and lovely ladies. 
I do have a day job. I love to write after work and on weekends.  All my characters are my new best friends.  I love writing about my new friends’ issues and love life. They’re always talking and living in my mind and dreams. 
My favorite reads are romance and paranormal books. I love reviewing the books I have read with my friends and family.
I truly enjoy blogging, Pinterest, and Facebook. I love meeting and getting to know all of the authors, bloggers, and readers. You can purchase my books on Amazon.

~Patricia T. Macias~

Find Me on the Web Links:

Twitter @pt­_macias


When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I recall reading a book when I was young and thinking that I can write love stories. I especially thought about writing when I didn’t like the ending. I want you to know that I have always dreamed of writing since I was young. I’m a new author. I love writing and I’m extremely happy to be achieving my dream.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

The interesting writing quirk is that my series is written in light Spanglish.  The
Spanish words are throughout the novels. There is a glossary of the Spanish words in the back of the book. 

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

I realized this is a passion that I have and that I should have started to write a long time ago.

Where did you get ideas for your books?

The entire story is part of a dream that I started having every night. I realized after dreaming these characters and their story that I needed to write there novel.  The story unfolded and wrote itself. The characters became live beings in my head. I started brainstorming and organizing it into outlines. I developed each character’s personalities, interests, and personal love story. I kept on track and was able to create cohesive plots by using a calendar as a timeline.  I want to write feasible and believable stories that evolve around events that are transpiring in each cousin’s life in the same period of time.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

I have completed two. Hot & Spicy is published and Hot & Forbidden should be out in a few days.  The other ten books in the series are approximately 3/4 completed.
Who is your target audience?

My target audience is the romance readers. I believe that any reader that enjoys romance, action, suspense, passion, and excitement will love this read. It has a little of everything that will captivate a reader. It also has the Spanish that will be a pleasurable method of learning a few basic words.

What do you think makes a good story?

I believe that a great story has to have conflict and resolution to captivate the reader. It has to have a great story line with well-defined characters. Of course we can’t forget the HEA’s, lol.
What projects do you have up and coming?

Hot & Forbidden will be available in October 2012.

Who are some of your favorite Authors?

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Who are some of the people that influenced your love of writing?

 Sherrilyn Kenyon

What hobbies do you have?

I love spending time with my family and reading when I’m not writing.

What kind of TV shows do you like and do you find that as a Romance Writer that you gravitate toward the shows that feed that love of romance?

I don’t have time to see TV. I used to see the Spanish soap operas and of course these are romantic stories.

If you could pick a celebrity to play one character in the movie version of one of your books, who would it be?

Oh yeah, OMG, this every author’s dream, lol. 
Jose Enrique De La Cruz               –  Eduardo Verastegui
Nicolas De La Cruz                          – William Levy
Ricardo De La Cruz                         –  Chris Hemsworth
Alejandro Andres De la Cruz      – Francis Cura
Christian Arturo De La Cruz      – Gabriel Soto
Sebastian Antonio De La Cruz   – Aaron Diaz
Francisco Javier De La Cruz      – Chris Evans

 What other genres do you write?
I intend to write paranormal romance.

If you had one piece of advice for an aspiring Author, what would it be?
I would advise fellow writers to be proud of their work and to 
own it. We all make mistakes. I have read lots of books and 
there are always some type of mistake in them. There will always 
be people that will love it and people that will hate it.  You will 
meet awesome fellow writers and readers that will make your day, lol. 

What would you like to say to friends and family of writers (not just your own)?
I would tell the authors friends and family to be supportive and to attempt to assist in areas that they can. The author wants to write, but also has the job of promoting the book in different medias.

Is there anything else you want to share with your readers?
Thank you for your support and for taking the time to read my books. 
I hope that you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. 

 Excerpt of Hot and Spicy:
Chapter Seven 
Jose Enrique sits at the conference table waiting for his novia to
show up. I just want to be here before they do so I can take a good
look at her before they realize I’m here. I have a good feeling about
this. I have been endeavoring to remember Paty’s amigas from
high school. I don’t recall any of them coming over to la casa. Paty
is right. I never paid attention to them. I was too busy studying,
going to school, y assisting on mi free time at la familia’s company.
I have faith in Paty. Paty says mi novia is hermosa, smart, y muy
Paty y Jessy are laughing as they enter the conference room.
Jessy steps into the cuarto first. Oh dios mio, Jose Enrique is
waiting. He looks hotter than ever before. Mi corazon will not stop
pounding. Mi chest, it’s going to explode. I’m going to die. I’m going
to stop breathing.
Take a deep breath, stay calm. I need to be professional,
sophisticated, y sexy. Yeah, right! Geez! Smile and greet him. I
need to put mi portfolio on the desk and be ready for his greetings,
thought Jessy. Take control. Don’t tremble y definitely do not
sweat. Okay, I can do this. Smile.
Jose Enrique observes his novia enter the cuarto first. Dios
mio, Wow! Gracias dios mio. It’s the bella chica that I saw at the
club on Friday. I do owe Paty big, big time. Smiling, Jose Enrique
approaches his novia reaching out to enfold her in a tight hug.
“Hola, novia mia,” Jose Enrique said proceeding to give her
a beso.
What is he doing? He is kissing me! Relax. Return his beso,
thought Jessy.
Jose Enrique almost releases her when he feels her tremble
y stiffens. He is about to step back and release her when he
feels her relax. Dios mio, I have never felt so much attraction in a
simple beso. Her lips are so soft y silky. She tastes like heaven.
She’s trembling. Hmmm maybe I am scaring her. I should stop this
beso. Jose Enrique feels her melting into him as she parts her
lips inviting him to deepen the beso.
Jose Enrique did not stop to think. He takes full advantage
softly entering her mouth to explore every sweet inch. She feels
so good. She feels like she is made especially para me.
Jose Enrique feels her brazos creep up around his neck. She
is responding to his beso. He feels her tongue slipping slowly past
his lips deepening his beso. He then hears her moan.
Jessy lost track of time y forgot all about Paty. I cannot think.
Oh dios mio, I have dreamt of Jose Enrique’s besos forever. He
is so hot y sexy. I always knew he would smell scrumptious. He
smells like spice and sandalwood. He tastes better than I could
ever image. I need to get closer to him. Jessy takes a step closer
rising up on tiptoes. I need more of him, thought Jessy.
Okay, this has to stop, thought Paty. They forgot all about me
y the meeting. Jose Enrique doesn’t even remember her. Great!
This is getting out of hand.
Walking over to the desk, Paty slams down her file on the
desk hoping to get a reaction. I cannot believe this. They didn’t
even react.
“Well, hello! You two need to stop! Okay, we have a meeting!”
yells Paty.
Jose Enrique y Jessy step back but didn’t release each other
from their embrace. They are intensely contemplating each other’s
ojos, reflecting on the amazing passion y physical attraction
that they just experience. It is so unexpected that they were
I cannot believe it. It is the bella chica from the club from
last Friday night. Her ojos are unbelievable, y they really glow.
Right now I can see in her lindo ojos the passion y pleasure that
exploded, threatening to escape our control. Thanks to Paty I was
able to stop.
Jose Enrique is amazing. He really is spicy and hot like I
always imagined. I have never, ever, responded to a simple beso
with so much passion. Si, I have kissed other chicos. Not one of
the chicos that I have kissed has ever caused this type reaction.
Si, of course, I have never kissed in front of an audience. Paty is
mi best amiga, but still, geez. I did not even care. I really forgot
where I was, and who was here. Look at his incredible green ojos.
I can see the burning passion y astonishment in his ojos. Oh, I’m
genuinely in love. Definitely he is todo mio. Jose Enrique only
doesn’t realize it now.
“Uh, okay you two it’s time for the introductions. Especially
since we skipped first base y ran right into second base,” said
Paty,  looking at her best amiga y hermano with amusement.
I always knew it. I knew en mi corazon that they are right for
each other. It was only a matter of time until they met y fell in love.
I really think that Jessy is in love y has always loved Jose Enrique.
I know Jose Enrique will fall in love with Jessy. No problema.
He pulls away from the embrace but he continues to hold
Jessy’s right mano, Jose Enrique introduces himself. “Jose
Enrique De La Cruz,” he said with a huge feliz smile as he
bends over Jessy’s mano placing a warm beso on the back of her
“Hola, Jessica Maria Cortez!” said Jessy with a smile. “You
can call me, mi amor,” said Jessy with a mischievous twinkle in
huge golden ojos.

Releasing Jessy’s mano, Jose Enrique moves around to pull
out a chair for Jessy, the one right next to him on his right side.
Jessy sits down looking at him. He pulls a chair for Paty on his
left side.
“It is a pleasure to finally meet you, mi amor,” said Jose
Enrique with a very wicked smile. “You know mi bella novia you
can call me, mi vida.”

Paty simply observes them rolling her ojos up shaking her
cabeza. Oh dios mio, are they ever going to stop? Maybe I should

“Mi amor, I will like to apologize for not remembering you. Paty
is right I was always busy y I didn’t realize that Paty had such a
bella amiga. Can you please forgive me?” asks Jose Enrique with
a sincere hopeful look.

Jessy looks into he’s ojos. I cannot believe it. Jose Enrique
is finally noticing me. “Mi vida, I know you were always busy. I
was just a wimpy niña with braces, so don’t worry about it,” said
Jessy. “I never lost hope, mi vida,” she grins at him.
“Mi amor estoy muy feliz that you didn’t give up on me,” said
Jose Enrique with a sincere smile looking into her ojos. Damn,
she is serious. How did I ever overlook her?

“Nunca,” said Jessy in a breathless voz looking at Jose

Enrique’s incredible green ojos.

“You know, mi amor, I think that I saw you at the club last
Friday night. You were there with some of tu amigas. I was going
to approach you to ask you to dance, when mis primos show up
interrupting me. Then when I turned to go to invite you to dance,
you were gone. This made me real mad at mis primos,” said Jose
Enrique smiling at Jessy. I never dreamed that la chica of mis
dreams is mi novia, thought Jose Enrique.

“Really you were there Friday night? I had to leave early
because I promise mi mama y hermana that I would go with
them shopping on Saturday morning,” said Jessy, smiling at Jose
Enrique with felicidad.

“Oh, what did you get? I hope that you bought some sexy
outfits to wear when we go out?” asks Jose Enrique in a flirty
teasing voz.

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About Elizabeth Delana Rosa

Elizabeth Delana Rosa has always been a writer and reader. When she first learned letter and words in Kindergarten, she wrote about pigs who “groo” wings and became “butterfys.” Elizabeth knew way back then that she would have a love affair with books. They have overtaken her life and have been a constant companions. Now over 20 years later, that love flows over into writing blogs, reviews, poetry and fantasy novels. Her blog recently broke the 3000 followers mark.

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