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#OBBigBang Orangeberry Big Bang - Hot & Forbidden by PT Macias

Updated on 28th December 2012

What inspired you to want to become a writer? I have always dreamed of writing since I was young. I didn’t start to write back then, because I didn’t have a typewriter. Yes, that’s when dinosaurs lived, lol.
It all began with a dream. I dreamed my story over and over again. I decided to write these novels after several weeks of dreaming about all of these characters.
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. I love writing and I’m extremely happy to be achieving my dream.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. My most rewarding experience has been meeting all of these remarkable authors and readers.
What is your dream cast for your book? 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
Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters? Living La Vida Loca-Ricky Martin and The Way You Make Me Feel -Michael Jackson
What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? Go for it and give it your best.  You will never know if you don’t try. You have to believe in yourself.
If you could choose only one time period and place to live, when and where would you live and why? England the Victorian period and  an aristocrat, lol. I would love to have met Queen Victoria, enjoy the balls, and this is also the same time period in America of the Wild West. The period is fascinating, hmmmm, maybe I will write a story in this time period, lol.
If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why? Athena – because she’s the Greek virgin goddess of reason, intelligent activity, arts and literature. I feel it’s fitting that she’s the goddess of arts and literature.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Europe, California, or Mexico.
What is your favorite Quote? ”She rages through my blood, is etched in my alma, and fused to my corazon.” quote Ricardo Emanuel De La Cruz
When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? I always wanted to be a writer or an attorney.
How did you know you should become an author? When my new friends in my mind kept talking to me in my dreams and telling me their story.
Can you see yourself in any of your characters? A little in Patricia De la Cruz, lol.
What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had? Well I have dreamt of some type of fairy and wizards story lines. I don’t know yet, but I have a vague story in my mind. Well, I did put the characters to sleep for now. I feel it is a little crazy idea.
What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? You have to try to see if you can do it. You will never know if you don’t try.
Hidden talent? Writing, poetry
Favorite Food? I’m a very basic eater, I like pastas and chicken.
Favorite Candy? See’s Bordeaux Bar
What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year? Oh yeah, the S. Kenyon series that I heard was underway.
What was your favorite children’s book? Nancy Drew.
How do you react to a bad review? I try to take it as a learning experience.
Give us a glimpse into a typical day in your day starting when you wake up till you lie down again. M-F I get up, go to my day job, and then get home have dinner. I then write. On weekends I do chores and then write.
What’s your favorite season/weather? Spring and Christmas
How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? Dinner with my family
What is your guilty pleasure? Ice cream
Favorite places to travel? Mexico and Disneyland
Favorite music? Country, Latin pop, and English pop.
Hot & Forbidden
A hot-blooded saga of the De La Cruz familia and their fortunes is centered on romance, pasión, and danger. Enjoy their explosively passionate nature.
In Hot & Forbidden, star-crossed lovers break the restraints of an impossible love. Their love rocks their world flinging them into pain, despair, and ecstasy.
Nicolas De La Cruz is hot, sensitive, and captivating. Daniella De La Cruz is hot, sexy and sweet. Nick and Daniella recognize that they’re alma gemela (soul mates). Their amor is intense and passionate transcending all boundaries.
Nicolas disappears to work in Washington. The familia is oblivious of the emotional roller coaster that rocks Nicolas’ world forcing him to depart.
Daniella is expecting and refuses to reveal who’s the father. The forbidden is enticing and painful. The obstacles and chains threaten their amor? The familia’s secret is the key to unlock their amor and to set it free.

Buy now at Amazon
Genre - Romance Thriller (PG13)
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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
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2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
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3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
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4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
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5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
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7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
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10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
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11. Elevenses from Around the World
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12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

Blog-A-Licius - Sherbet Blossom



Dealightfully Frugal

Blog-A-Licious - The Few, The Proud, The Wife


My Soul Slippers

Blog-A-Licous - Textbook Mommy

Blog-A-Licious - Blue Frogs Legs

Blog-A-Licious - Pretty All True

Pretty All True

Blog-A-Licious - tbaoo



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Blog-A-Licious - The Invisible Art

Blog-A-Licious - Rediscovering Domesticity

Rediscovering Domesticity

Blog-A-Licious - Quiver Full

Blog-A-Licious - Cori's Big Mouth

Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun


Blog-A-Licious - Busy Wife

Blog-A-Licious - Steps To Happiness

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Blog-A-Licious - Toby & Max

Blog-A-Licious - Amelie

Raising Amelie

Blog-A-Licious - Peas In A Pod

Blog-A-Licious - Riley

Blognostics - Poetry


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My Awards - May 2011

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My Awards - April 2011
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