Laura Hunsaker is an award-winning writer who writes romance set in the Scottish Highlands, but with a twist. Somewhere in between Historical and Paranormal, she writes Scottish Time Travel Romance and Paranormal Romance. She’s hard at work right now, writing about protective men paired with strong women who knock them off their feet.
Why do you read Romance?
You know, I want everyone to have a happy ending. It sounds silly, but I get annoyed when I read a non-Romance and there are characters who would make a perfectly nice couple who don’t wind up together. I enjoy the journey the two characters have, and the bumps and dips on the way. And who doesn’t want a good Happily Ever After?
Oh man, I remember this so vividly. I was 13 and stuck on a camping trip where I found my mom’s book a Laurel O’Donnell book called the Angel and the Prince. I read it in one afternoon. And a bonus! The campgrounds had a little library at the ranger’s station. I spent 3 days reading Harlequins. It was the best!
Do you have a favorite trope?
I do! I love a betrayal/second chances trope. I love when one of the characters has hurt the other in the past and is trying to make up for it. Maybe because I love a good grovel scene, but whatever it is, I can’t resist a good betrayal plot.
Why do you recommend romance?
I think everyone needs a little romance in their life. There are people who would swear they don’t read “those books,” but I’ve had them come tell me after I’ve pushed them into reading one that they liked it and want more!
How did you start writing?
I’ve always been someone who writes stories in notebooks. I couldn’t stop if I wanted to. And boy do I have some that will never see the light of day, trust me, but it was nice to put my daydreams to paper when I was younger. But about 10 years ago I was devouring any book I could get my hands on and I was unhappy with what I was reading. I decided to write what I wanted to read.
What are your writing habits?
My writing habits are so bad. I have a job and kids and have to write when I have time to myself, so usually at night. I don’t get to write every day either. I aim for 500 words a day, but I’m finishing up edits on Dark Past, and I think that’s almost harder since the words have to be good words now, and not just putting the idea to paper.
If you could give your work a tagline, what would it be?
Romance that leaves you craving more.
From the Author
Mackenzie Stewart’s in Scotland for a much-needed vacation. During the castle tour, Mackenzie becomes completely enamored with a painting of one of the previous lairds. Two gentlemen come up behind her and, begging her pardon, they kidnap her, dragging her through time.