Saturday, July 5, 2014

MEET HERO: Marco Corrente from LOVE CHALLENGES AND DESIRES by Karen Cino

This is the last stop on RWA/NYC’s Hero Blog Tour.
Thank you for following our tour these past weeks as we introduced you to Heroes from New York’s Romance Authors.  Feel free to come back and fall in love with them again.

Q.  We have to know – boxers or briefs?
Ha.  Boxers.  They give my boys more room to breath.
Q.  Where do you work and what kind of car do you drive?
I am a musician.  Most times I am driven around in a limousine.  On family outing day, I drive my family around in a Land Rover.
Q.  Have you ever posed for a male calendar?  Would you? 
In my younger days, absolutely.  Now, being a family man with kids – no.
Q.  Tell us your story.
I have always been a musician, writing and composing my own music since I was a teen.  By pure luck, in my mid-twenties, the Vice President of a record label just happened to be having a drink with his family while I was performing on stage.  By the end of the next day, I was signed to the record label.  Within a few months, my music played all over the radio, hitting number one on the billboard chart. 
By my late thirties, I was shot.  I drank too much, started doing drugs and ran around town going after all the women.  Eventually, that lifestyle bottomed out.  I signed myself into rehab and have been clean since then.  I turned my life around, been drug free for over ten years.  Meeting Rose turned my life around.

Q.  What was the first thing you notice about the heroine?
Her smiling in the wings of the stage when I finished my set.  I know she didn’t like me in the beginning, but she had a way about her that made my heart skip a beat.

Q. Describe your looks.
There’s too much to describe.  I have a full head of black hair, extending past the nape of my neck and, per Rose, a body to kill for.  And my author says, I have an aura about me that makes you melt; not perfect, but close enough.  I agree.

Q. Do you believe in Happy Ever After or Happy Right Now?
I believe in both.  I believe it takes two people to make that happy ever after ending that starts in the present time.

Q. Describe the Author.
Karen Cino is an author, poet and former journalist.  She’d been writing since she was fourteen years old.  She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and articles for her high school newspaper and the Staten Island Register.  After reading Jackie Collin’s LOVERS AND GAMBLERS she knew she found her niche, writing women’s fiction.  Her daily walk down at the boardwalk is what gets her muse going.  It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and characters, boosting her muse.  She loves writing about local places that people can relate to. Karen is a single mom living in Staten Island, New York with her two adult children, Michael and Nicole, and three cats.♥

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