Monday, October 28, 2013

Interview: Andrea Johnson Beck

Author Interview of the Week

Meet Andrea Johnson Beck, author of the Deadly Series.

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What made you want to be an author?

I've been writing stories since I was able to spell my name. My dad recorded a lot of what I would talk about when I was little, quite interesting I would say. My vivid imagination has been passed onto my son. Before I turned 30, I wanted to write my first book. Before that, I had poems and short stories published but I never sat down and typed out a full manuscript. March, 2010 I started writing, Deadly Deception. I completed it right before my May 9th birthday and sadly, it sat in my computer for over a year. Life grabbed a hold of me and swept me away for awhile. Between homeschooling and relocating, Deadly Deception remained dormant until we moved to North Carolina where I met a fabulous editor who took on my book. November, 2012 I made the decision to self-publish and I was absolutely speechless at the amazing reviews people gave, Deadly Deception. I love that I can transport someone into a different life just for a little while. They can leave reality for a few hours. That's why I write. 

Who has inspired you the most?

My son, Logan, hands down. He has been through a lot in his twelve years on this earth. Logan fought for his life twice, the innocence and love that pours from his soul is beautiful and awe-inspiring. He has so many dreams and goals and I wanted to show him that no matter how young or old you are, you can achieve what ever you set your mind to. Him and I are actually working on a book together, he wants to share his story with the world from his POV and I am adding in parts when he was a baby and doesn't remember. I have gone through many boxes of tissue writing it with him. 

Can you tell us about some of your earlier days of writing?

Oh my younger years *sigh*, what can I say? I wrote poetry in high school about boys and heartache. In disguise, did a little free verse at coffee shops. I do have a few of those poems on my blog which you can through my website. I had a few short stories about love, fantasy, and paranormal published. My writing is definitely evolved over the years.

How has your life considerably changed since you've been published?

I don't know if I would classify it as changed. It has become busier and I didn't think that was possible with a homeschooled teenager. The days seem to bleed together, I lose track of time because it goes by so quickly. Earlier in the year I had to adjust my writing schedule. It was consuming me and not in a good way. Logan's homeschool schedule was becoming muddled and I couldn't have that. His education will always come first, no matter what happens in my writing career. I don't have the time to write book after book after book. I wish I did but between homeschooling, field trips, keeping the house up, and having somewhat of a social life, my writing fits in between all of that. 

I have made and met some awesome new friends through this experience. These friendships will last a lifetime and we support one another through the crazy life that is being an author. The book bloggers that I have formed tight relationships with mean the world to me because they encourage me and truly want me to succeed.  

Congratulations on your release of the Deadly Series! What has been your favorite part of the series so far?

Thank you so much.

I love that my readers have immersed themselves into Anne, Adam, and Carter's dysfunctional lives. Their emotions toward the charters are passionate and that just warms my soul. Deadly Deception is my first book and for the reaction to be positive and supportive was amazing. 

Deadly Redemption is set to release July 17 and Deadly Revelation is set to release next year. What can readers expect? 

Recently, Montlake Romance picked up Deadly Deception and also, wanted Deadly Redemption, which hadn't been released yet. Their awesome idea of merging the two books into one novel meant no July 17th release for Deadly Redemption. I was disappointed and I know my readers are as well but, when the "new" Deadly Deception releases later this year, they will become entranced by the lethal triangle of Anne, Adam, and Carter. To have my first ever published book grab the attention of Montlake Romance left me speechless. It is an amazing opportunity and one that I couldn't turn away from. Anne would have thrown her glass of merlot at me. Deadly Deception, the full-length novel will release toward the end of 2012 but I will keep everyone updated on my website, facebook page, and twitter. 

What has been the best experience so far on your journey as an author?

Signing a book deal with Montlake Romance. It was a surreal moment when I received their email expressing interest in Deadly Deception. I thought maybe it was one of those spam emails but it wasn't. My hands were numb and shaking, I couldn't even respond to the email. My husband had to do it for me. I never thought in a million year that the first book I would put out there would now be under a publishing company. Unbelievable. I'm still on cloud 9.

Can you give us some insight on any upcoming projects?

Right now I am working with my new fabulous editor on Deadly Deception. Deadly Revelation will release in 2014. Logan and I are working on his book but I don't have a date for that one. I have a couple of works-in-progress slowly building in my laptop. You'll have to stay tuned. 

What advice can you give to any upcoming authors?

Oh, where do I start? It's such an emotional roller coaster ride. When you receive those positive reviews, you are on top of the world. But, then you see those not so positive reviews and the emotion begin to churn in your gut. Questions fly around in your head, "Why didn't they like it? What am I doing?" We are are greatest critics and worst enemies. I've come to realize that you can't please everyone and the entire population will not like your book. The best advice I can give is stop looking at all those other authors and wondering why them? What are they doing that I'm not? Focus on you and your writing because that's what matters. Every author finds their niche and your book may not fit with their readers and that's all right. You will find your own cozy spot with your very own readers who adore you and your books. It's hard to put your soul out there for the world to see. It feels like the vultures are circling, wanting to pick it apart and there are those who enjoy tearing others down but keep moving forward. Keep opening your world up to people. And, remember, write for you. Write because it's what makes you happy. That and proving people wrong is pretty awesome, too. 

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Interview: Mary A. Wasowski

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Meet Mary A. Wasowski, author of A Changed Life.

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What made you want to be an author?

I always wanted to write professionally one day, but my life took a different direction, and my dreams were put on hold. The actual day I finally decided to do it, was last August after having a conversation with my husband. He told me, “What are you waiting for?” do it, and I will stand by you. August 12th, 2012 was the first day I wrote my first sentence to “A Changed Life” my debut novel.

Who has inspired you the most?

My family inspires me, especially my three sons. As parents, we always aim higher for our children. They have been my guiding light throughout my writing journey. I want them to know and see that dreams do come true, and it can be the most rewarding experience of your life.

Can you tell us about some of your earlier days of writing?

As a teenager, writing was my way of communicating my feelings when I thought no one was listening. I always kept a journal, and I tried to write in it as much as I could. Venting turned into storytelling, and I wrote poems, and short stories.

How has your life considerably changed since you've been published?

Writing my book, “A Changed Life” has changed my life. I feel like I am on a constant adventure ride, and you never know what is going to happen next when you turn the corner.
“A Changed Life” started out as a four page short story. It’s a cross between YA to NA, because of the mature content it contains. It’s a love story with many twists and turns, and I would say it pulls at your heart strings. I got lost in writing Nicolette & Simon’s story. They are as real as they come, and I hope my readers will love them as much as I do.

You're in Indie author. What exactly does that entail?

As an Indie Author, I am completely publishing my book on my own. I do everything, but I’m not alone. I have been welcomed into the Indie community of writers. I have received so much support and made many friendships along the way, and I feel so blessed.

Your first ever book, A Changed Life, goes live on August 7. How are you feeling about it?

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To say that I’m excited about my release date is an understatement. I am on top of the world, and I can’t wait to actually see it go live, but to hold my paperback in my hands will probably feel like Christmas. I can’t wait to look up to the heavens above and show my angels, (Mom & Dad) I did it!

Can you give us some insight on any upcoming projects?

My next project I am working on will be a NA Romance series. Right now I plan on two books, and will release more information as it develops. Look for the first book in early 2014.

What advice can you give to any upcoming authors?

Advice to authors: Never give up writing your story. We as writers have many chapters to create, and share with the world. The road to publishing may be bumpy at times, but it can also be the most exciting time in your life. Always pay it forward, never forget who has been in your corner throughout your journey. Always listen, and don’t be afraid of something you may not want to hear. If writing was easy, everyone would be an author. It takes time to develop our craft, but take it one step at a time, and don’t rush the process. Believe in your story. Write what you love. Love what you write. You are in charge of your destiny, go out there and shine!

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Interview: Lindy Zart

Author Interview of the Week

Meet Lindy Zart, author of Safe and Sound, Charmed, Charmed Again, Dating Husbands, Take Care, Sara and Ordinary.

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What made you want to be an author?

 I've always loved to write. I write for myself first, but there is a need to share my work as well, a need for someone else to connect with something I've created, to take something from my words, to be affected by them, and that is where the need to be not just a writer but an author as well came from. 

Who has inspired you the most?

 I can't answer this. I get asked this all the time and I have no answer. Not a who, but a what. Emotions. Emotions inspire me to write. Life. Things you wish you could change, things you can't change. Impossible things. The need to escape reality and create your own reality. Grief. Pain. Regret. Hope. Laughter. This is why I write.

Can you tell us about some of your earlier days of writing? 

Yes. I wasn't very good. Well, I shouldn't say that. The stories, of course, have evolved immensely since I first started writing them. But my poetry...I've always loved to write poetry or essay/journal type stuff. That can't get any better than it was to begin with because it's from the heart and it's what I feel. There is no wrong way to feel or wrong way to write about how you feel.

How has your life considerably changed since you've been published?

 Well, it's way more stressful. Ha! But also enlightening, fulfilling. I have demands for sequels I haven't written yet and demands for sequels I haven't even thought of writing nor planned on writing. I also have a hard time keeping everything straight as far as giveaways. I mailed someone bookmarks. Twice. And I message the same blogs repeatedly because I forget I already messaged them. And...I could go on, but I don't want to embarrass myself further. It's also extremely rewarding, especially when someone tells me how much they loved a book of mine. I've been smiling a lot more these days, I'll say that.

What genre do you classify yourself as a writer? 

Oh boy. I can't. I'm all over the place. I jokingly say I have a multiple genre disorder, but it's really true. I write young adult, new adult, science-fiction, paranormal, romantic comedy, contemporary romance, and...I think that's it. So far.

What can readers expect from your books? 

Laughter and tears, drama, and depth. I don't necessarily do happy endings because those aren't realistic, and I don't usually have a specific ending, because I want readers to come to their own conclusions about my stories. I also try to make my characters as real as I can so that the readers feel like they aren't just reading a story, but are a part of a story.

What has been the best experience so far on your journey as an author? 

Oh, that is a hard question because I've had SO MANY wonderful experiences as an author! I was going to say when Take Care, Sara was listed as a best selling book, but then I had to rethink that because way before that, I had amazing, supportive fans who have been like my own cheerleading team even before the popularity of TCS. Love my fans, love the way they make feel like maybe I'm doing a good thing, maybe even something slightly extraordinary. So, I'm going with my fans. (I still feel weird saying/thinking I even have them.)

Can you give us some insight on any upcoming projects?

 I'm currently working on a two-part story. This is a New Adult Romance with the first book from the male's POV and the second book from the female's POV, moving forward in time. It's about sacrifice, finding yourself, taking chances, and being fearless with your love. (I'm always vague about my books. It's a thing with me. I also like parenthesis.)

What advice can you give to any upcoming authors? 

Reviews. *sigh* You're going to get good ones and you're going to get bad ones. Try to shrug off the bad and hold the good close to your heart. Not everyone is going to like your work and some people are even cruel in their reviews, but as long as someone loves your work, you are a success. Try to remember that.

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Interview: Rachael Wade

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Meet Rachael Wade, author of The Preservation series.

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What made you want to be an author?
I don't remember my desire to be a writer ever being a conscious decision. Writing was something I naturally did since I was a kid, and as I got older, I just gravitated toward storytelling. I wrote songs and poetry for a while, and was always interested in screen writing--although I don't know anything about screen writing--but I never believed I could actually write for a living and make it a career. I thought it was just a dream, just a far fetched goal that wasn't realistic. To say that I'm thrilled I was wrong would be a massive, massive understatement. 

Who has inspired you the most?

My biggest muses are my husband Dave and my best friend and mentor, Patricia. They inspire me in so many ways and are without a doubt within each of my novels. Dave is so animated and just makes me laugh to the point of tears, so I draw a lot of dialogue and character mannerisms from him, and Patricia is the reason I'm a writer. She taught me to believe in myself and was always the one to tell me I could. She made me see my own potential. I'm also inspired by Tim Burton and writers like Jennifer L. Armentrout, Sylvia Plath, Cormac McCarthy, and Guy de Maupassant. Music and film are my biggest inspiration.

Can you tell us about some of your earlier days of writing?
I grew up writing song lyrics and poetry. I began writing around 2nd grade with what I thought was a "screenplay" haha. It wasn't until my 2nd year in college, while I was pursuing a different career, that I decided to try submitting my poetry to literary magazines. When I received my first acceptance, I considered writing my first novel, which I ended up self-publishing, with no idea of what to expect. The rest is history. I dropped out of college and began working as a full-time freelance writer and worked on my novels on the side, until I was able to quit my freelance day job and write my own fiction full time.

How has your life considerably changed since you've been published?
For the first time in my life, I have a place where I belong. I didn't have that for a very long time. I've made amazing friends, found a community where I work with like-minded, passionate, and talented people, and that's allowed me to thrive. I make more money now than I ever did working my dead-end jobs, and I do what I love on a daily basis, in the comfort of my own home. I make my own schedule and can pay my bills doing what makes me happiest. It's all pretty surreal. 

You're an Amazon best selling author! Congrats! How does that benefit your career and make you feel?
Thank you! It's an honor, for one...not a day goes by where I don't stop for a second and think, "wow, people are buying my books. They're reading what I wrote." To know that I get to entertain people all over the world and that I get paid for it is just crazy insane. Making some of the Amazon best seller lists has helped grow my readership and helped bring me some stability in the publishing industry.

You support wildlife protection and ending animal cruelty, two things that ATLR are huge supporters of as well. How do you contribute to these causes?
That's awesome you guys are passionate about those issues. Just last summer I created a blog that provides resources and petition information for a variety of environmental and animal advocacy issues, called Lights ON Outreach. I try to offer direct links to petitions that really need support, along with some basic info about particular causes for people who might not be aware of what's going on. I've found that a lot of people have no idea what damage we're doing to our planet, or what's in their food, or what happens to animals before they're killed to feed us. It really hit home that this is often the case while I worked for Sea World's Education and Conservation department. I was a public speaker, so I had to teach crowds about the animals and conservation issues at each exhibit. I can't tell you how many times a day I'd be speaking to someone, and they were genuinely interested, asking me about an animal, and when I answered their questions, they were completely blown away because they never knew such a problem existed. Some people didn't even know that a certain animal existed, or what it needed to survive. A lot of them didn't realize how we as consumers destroy so many habitats. To see the light in their eyes and that spark--that awareness--as they realized they wanted to protect that animal, wanted to preserve such beauty, really inspired me and I knew from then on that I wanted to do my part, no matter how small, to help provide people with the resources they need to help make a difference. That's what Lights ON is all about. It also runs on-going fundraisers for different organizations that I'm passionate about throughout the year. Right now the current fundraiser is highlighting Sea Shepherd Conservation. We're only 35% away from reaching our current goal. We also focus on feeding the hungry and other humanitarian causes, but conservation is the larger focus.

What has been the best experience so far on your journey as an author?
Oh, man. That's tough. I'd have to say doing my first in-person signing event. It inspired me to do a lot more events now. I just love meeting other authors, readers, and bloggers. It's like icing on the cake, meeting people who read your work in person, and meeting the authors and bloggers you fangirl over. It's one thing to chat on-line, but when you get to meet them, it makes it all very "real". 

Can you give us some insight on any upcoming projects?

Sure. Right now I'm wrapping up edits for Carter's book, Declaration, the final book of The Preservation Series, which is very bittersweet because I will miss being in those characters' world. So that's coming out in October, and a novella addition to my paranormal romance series, The Resistance Trilogy, releases in August, called Unearthed. I'm currently working on Always and Foreverland, a New Adult romance, and The Replacement, a darker drama that will be out some time next year.

What advice can you give to any upcoming authors?
Believe in yourself. As cheesy as that sounds, seriously, believe in your ability. Recognize that writing is a business as much as it is an art, and if you are going to publish independently, know that you will have to wear many different hats--entrepreneur, marketer, and sales person, just to name a few. Take it seriously and invest in professional cover design and editing. If you don't have the money, find a way to make the money. Don't sacrifice quality if you want to sell books or be taken seriously. Make selling your books a business, a full time job. If you can't quit to write and market your books full time, set up a schedule to write and market in your free time. Get up at 6 am every morning to write if you have to. Where there's a will, there's a way.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013


Rook is chasing her dream—film school and a chance at a life beyond the one she ran from six months ago. But before she can become the girl she wants to be, she must deal with the girl she left behind.

Ronin is also chasing his dream—a family of his own and a life away from erotic modeling. And he too, has a past he’s trying to forget. A past that makes Rook question everything about their life together.

Lies, secrets, and shocking truths will rock the foundation Rook and Ronin have built. Can they put the past behind them and move forward together? Or is this just another too good to be true relationship that will crash and burn in the end?

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JA Huss is a SF and new adult romance junkie, has a love-hate relationship with the bad boys, and likes to write new adult books about people with real problems. She lives with her family on a small acreage farm in Colorado and has two donkeys named Paris and Nicole. Before writing fiction, she authored almost two hundred science workbooks and always has at least three works in progress. Her first new adult romance is called TRAGIC.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Together Forever BLOG TOUR

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Book: Together Forever (Forever Series, #2)
Author: Vicki Green
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Release date: October 1, 2013
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After escaping her ordinary life and following her dream of writing a romance novel, Allie Richard’s finds herself falling in love with her sexy best friend Shane Barton. But all too soon, her past catches up to her, trying to tear their budding romance apart.

Finally finding the amazing girl of his dreams, Shane Barton races to protect what’s his and will do anything to protect her. This loving and sexy man is tender to the touch but will fight to keep them together.

Will Allie and Shane be able to withstand what her past throws at them to put an end to their happiness? Will they ever be able to be Together Forever?

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Vicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and has resided in Olathe, Kansas for more than 25 years. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel’s Shadow and Mocha. She has been working full time at the same Company for almost 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents, who are both in Heaven now but are still in her heart and mind daily.

Vicki enjoys reading books, too many on her Kindle and Nook to count, which is what inspired her to begin writing this book.

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Interview: A.R. Von

Author Interview of the Week

Meet A.R. Von, author of The Wunder series.

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What made you want to be an author?

 It's mostly knowing I can share my passion for a good story with many others and at the same time free up some of the clutter in  my mind. It's REALLY packed up there and I love sharing what's going on with others. It's like a deeply hidden dream come true for me. Yea, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! :)
Who has inspired you the most? 

I have so many that have inspired me like my husband, children and closest of friends. But if not for my editor and friend, Leanore Elliott, I would not have gotten the bravery to come out of my little box. She pushed me, hard and in the deepest end of the waters with no life preserver. Good thing I can swim! I'm very thankful for her giving me that push and having the faith in me (love you Leanore!!)
Can you tell us about some of your earlier days of writing? 

There's not all that not much to tell. I’ve always loved writing from when I was young; even just jotting down non sense that popped into my head or thoughts from my day (or a boy crush) in my journal(s). I wrote poems for my mother every chance I had. I don’t recall if they were all that great. I DO remember most of them based on the rhythm of “Roses are red…” lol
Other than that I did not write down everything (boy do I wish I did now!) I've always had a vivid imagination and very few people knew about it. 
How has your life considerably changed since you've been published?

 Honestly, it hasn't. I'm still me and still doing everything I've done before becoming published. Alright only difference is I'm a touch busier now. But that's about it at the moment. We'll see if it's the same once I release more of my butterflies :)
What inspired the Wunder Series? 

To be honest, I never thought about writing anything involving zombies. The reason Wunder came to be is one day I saw a request for authors  to contribute to an anthology (zombie based) to help raise money for the American Diabetes Foundation and I thought about the subject they wanted the story based on and thought to myself "I could do that, EASY!" The idea for Wunder came to me immediately and I wrote it all down. I've always enjoyed horror movies, zombies and all the things that go bump in the night. So writing Wunder was very easy for me. Anyway, they ended up not accepting it (it was not erotic enough-I believe- or  it might have been the lack of intense gore. Who knows?!) 

What's it like having two teenage boys and writing? 

It's pretty cool actually! They are very understanding, inspirational and supportive of my writing. They both help out when I'm in "the zone". They try their best to make sure no one or nothing bothers me (key word is tries). My oldest even asks if I need any help, ideas and what not. He also is drawing up a few scenes from the first two of the Wunder series. I'll be sure to reveal them when he's finished. Last I saw he was doing it up "comic book" style- lol- LOVE my boys!!
What has been the best experience so far on your journey as an author? 

The feedback, readers and friends I have made. They are each amazing in their own way and I'm forever grateful and appreciative of each and every one. Their support, guidance and friendship is priceless!
Can you give us some insight on any upcoming projects? 

I have another short that’s going to be published in an anthology I wrote specifically for WOCA (Writing Out Child Abuse) that’ll be out some time this year. It’s nothing at all like Wunder, no paranormal elements or romance. It’s more of a ‘based on real life’ story; it’s very deep and emotional…

I’m also working on the next in the Wunder series. I hope to have it released within the next couple of months. I have a secret project with another author as well (shhh). We are still in the planning stages, but it's VERY exciting and different. LOVE different :)
What advice can you give to any upcoming authors? 

Go for it! It will seem impossible at points, but you HAVE to give it a shot if it’s something you really want to do, live the dream. Also, NEVER compare yourself to another; find your own voice because it will speak the loudest. Oh and don't let promoting your work scare you. It's not all that bad ;)

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Interview: Nikki Worrell

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Meet Nikki Worrell, author of The Enforcer.

What made you want to be an author?

I’m not honestly sure. I’ve always dabbled with story ideas and made some notes here and there, but never tried to fit them all together to make a cohesive story until The Enforcer. I work with Emmy (E.L. Montes – Disastrous & Cautious author), and she encouraged me to do it after I found out about her writing her first book. Without her pushing me, I probably wouldn’t have done it.

Who has inspired you the most?

My friend Emmy inspired me. She took a chance and convinced me to do the same. It’s not as easy as one might think to willingly put yourself out there. People can be downright nasty in their reviews, but luckily, most people are kind or are intelligent enough to give constructive criticism in bad reviews, which I find absolutely acceptable. I want to continue to make each book I write better.

My inspiration for The Enforcer was Jody Shelley. He is the enforcer for the Flyers. I was also inspired by three other enforcers. Derek Boogaard (age 28), Wade Belak (age 35) and Rick Rypien (age 27). All three of those enforcers died in 2011. Being an enforcer means you get multiple head injuries. How many times can you get punched in the head and not pay a price for it? They were all “found dead” in their apartments. Rypien had a history of depression and Boogaard had alcohol and narcotics in his system. That’s how athletes are treated. Just give them more and more pain killers. As a matter of fact, Boogaard’s family is current suing the NHL for their lack of attention given to these players who suffer from depression and other head injuries. It is such a serious issue and needs to be addressed in sports.

Can you tell us about some of your earlier days of writing?

I’m still in my early days of writing. I have already learned so much after releasing my first book. Looking over The Enforcer, I can see how much better my writing was in the second half of the book. I hope to continue that into my next book, Goalie Interference. I’m shooting for a release date in October 2013.

How has your life considerably changed since you've been published?

Well, it really hasn’t. I am self published, so I work at my own pace. I certainly spend more of my down time at my computer now for sure. And having some extra fun money is definitely a plus.

What sparked your passion for hockey?

I had a friend in high school who loved hockey. She was my best friend and it was just natural that I got into it too. Then we went to our first Flyers Wives Carnival where you get to meet the players. I LOVED Craig Berube (yup, he was an enforcer too). I proudly wore my Berube jersey and put my hand on his thigh in our picture. This was in 1988. Want to know the very, very coolest part? He is now an assistant coach for my Flyers so I still get to see him! I get my picture taken with him every year now too.

What can readers expect from The Enforcer?

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I think it’s more interesting to tell you what they can’t expect. If a reader is looking for another drama filled sex book, skip mine. The Enforcer is a love story. Don’t get me wrong, there are some steamy sex scenes and a villain, but I wanted to try and veer away from the weak woman and overbearing man (although Jody can be a tad bit possessive). There’s a little bit of hockey, a little bit of drama and a lot of love. I’d say it’s a good, easy beach read. And you don’t need to know hockey to enjoy it. I’ve even included a glossary of hockey terms.

What has been the best experience so far on your journey as an author?

Oh my God. Definitely the readers. Some of them absolutely love it and they tell you so. Then you get a fabulous review and it just makes you smile. I know it sounds corny, but it’s a great feeling to be able to provide fun and entertainment for someone. It just makes me feel good.

Can you give us some insight on any upcoming projects?

I am currently writing Goalie Interference, which is about Vlad and Zoe’s relationship. They are the secondary characters from The Enforcer. I have also been asked if I was going to do a book about Dalton “Cage” Booker, the backup goalie. He’s a bit of an ass that you can’t help but love. We’ll see about that. Other than that, I’ve toyed around with the idea of writing a book about a man who rides across the country on his Harley trying to find himself. My husband and I both ride and he would love to do that. Not a typical bad boy biker book though, just everyday people who enjoy riding.

What advice can you give to any upcoming authors?

Don’t give up. Just keep writing. If you hate what you’ve written … well, that’s what the delete button is for. When you get writers block (and they will!) step away. If you think of something that you think might work, jot it down somewhere. You just never know what will loosen your mind up again and get the creative juices flowing! And do not, under any circumstances, dwell on the bad reviews. Seriously. Karen Marie Moning is my favorite author. She’s a trizzillionaire and she gets one star reviews. Take it with a grain of salt and write away!

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The Enforcer
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Lacey Benoit is in need of a fresh start. Her best friend, Dr. Zoe Millis, has been begging her to make the move from Maine to California.  Taking a leap of faith, Lacey does just that.
Living in San Diego definitely has its perks, such as, sunshine and beaches.  The best part of moving to the west coast, however, is that Steven is still on the east coast.  Catching your almost husband having sex with one of your bridesmaids on your wedding day would make even the strongest woman jaded.  Therefore, Lacey has sworn off men for a while, especially men who travel a lot that have easy access to loose women.
When Lacey meets the new enforcer for the San Diego Scorpions, she thinks she might be in trouble.  But she is determined to fight her attraction to the sexy NHL hunk.  And she is successful ... for about a day.

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