Books, Writing

Powerful Things with Renee Regent

Welcome to the Feisty Heroines author interview where you can get to know some of the authors of this amazing collection.


How far will you go for your dream? Rachel Diaz is determined to save the trees—and one very special tree, in particular. The city is threatening to raze part of the park to make way for a food truck court. Taking extreme measures to gain public support, she hopes to stop the devastation. Her plan seems to be working, until she meets the opposition face to face. Cash Bradford has a dream of taking his food truck business to the next level, and he campaigned hard for a food truck court to be built at a local park. The only snag is the beautiful but feisty woman waging a protest to stop the project. A woman who happens to be his ex. But hopes and dreams are powerful things, and neither of them wants to give in—or give up. Unless they can find a way for both sides to win, they both will lose—in more ways than one.


Renee Regent

What makes your heroine feisty?

She is passionate about her cause

What surprised you the most while writing this short?

How well it flowed. I didn’t even outline!

Why did you pick the setting you used for your short?

It’s a prequel to my Love Grows series, so it had to take place in a certain park

What is the sexiest trait of your hero?

He is determined to win Rachel back and find a way so they both win

What is your favorite scene/moment in your story?

The first kiss scene, of course!

Tropes get a bad name, but they’re often the biggest draw for readers. What tropes do you love to write and read?

I enjoy second chances, and secrets being revealed.

What are your favorite genres/sub-genres to write in? Are there any you love to read but cannot write in?

I write contemporary, paranormal and fantasy romance. Would love to do historical but am afraid of all the research!

Which do you love to write best: dialogue, setting, action, love scenes, or other?

All of it! I enjoy crafting a well-paced story, and all of those are important.

Which do you hate to write: dialogue, setting, action, love scenes, or other?

I was uncomfortable writing sex scenes, at first. I decided to show everything without being too graphic, and that worked for me. Now I get praise for my sex scenes!


Excerpt from Powerful Things

When they reached his car, he went to open the door for her. An impulse hit her like a lightning strike, and she grabbed his shirt with both hands and pulled him close. When his face was an inch from hers, she pressed her lips hungrily to his mouth.

The sharp intake of his breath indicated his surprise, but his arms came around her, crushing her body. All that mattered was this kiss—this long-overdue, wonderful, exciting kiss. His mouth claimed her, tasting, exploring like a brand-new lover would.

But it was achingly familiar, and that added a layer of emotion to her passion. When he slowed and pulled away, she released her hold on his shirt and a nervous laugh bubbled up in her throat.

“Whew. Well, we still know how to kiss.”

He opened the car door and helped her into her seat.

“Yes, ma’am. I had no doubt.”


Sizzling chemistry, roller coaster emotions, and a surprising twist or two…

Whether fighting supernatural forces or their own inner demons, Renee Regent’s characters will always find their way to a happy ending.

Renee lives in Atlanta with her husband, three cats and four turtles. When not working or writing, she can be found sitting on her deck enjoying nature. Wine may or may not be involved….

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