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Tara Pammi | 20 Questions: CLAIMING HIS BOLLYWOOD CINDERELLA
Author Guest / October 30, 2020

1–What’s the name of your latest release?  CLAIMING HIS BOLLYWOOD CINDERELLA 2–What is it about?  It’s about a jaded Bollywood Superstar who falls head over heels in love with Cinderella during one magical night, who turns out to be his new personal assistant.   3–What word best describes your heroine?  I don’t think Naina can be described in one word. She’s creative and generous and beautiful and sees the good in everything and everyone. 4–What makes your hero irresistible?  Vikram is a Bollywood Superstar. But what makes him truly irresistible is that even with all the success he’s tasted, he’s willing and ready to change for the woman he’s fallen for. 5–Who are the people your main characters turn to when they need help?  Vikram mostly keeps to himself. But it would be his best friend and co-star Zara Khan that he would open up to first. 6–What do you love about the setting of your book?  What’s not to love about Bollywood? It’s the glittering background where stars are made. But it also lends itself to breathtaking, down to earth love stories. 7–Are you a plotter (follow an outline) or a pantster (write by the seat of your pants)?…

Tawna Fenske: | Exclusive Excerpt: JUST A LITTLE BET
Author Guest / October 30, 2020

She rested her hand on her chin, studying him a moment. “Why do you think you burn through girlfriends quicker than most guys change socks?” “Geez, are you my shrink?” It wasn’t a bad question, though. Kayla shrugged, seemingly unfazed. “No, but one of my sisters just did this communication workshop she was telling me about. It’s all about self-reflection and owning your mistakes and shortcomings in relationships. Not that she needs it, since she’s ridiculously happily married, but she loved it.” There was that flash in her eyes again—a sign there was more going on inside that beautiful brain of hers. “Anyway,” she said. “She just sent me this book she got at the workshop. All this talk about self-reflection and shortcomings made me wonder if you have a theory about why you’ve been through so many breakups.” Tony scratched his thumbnail over a mark in the bar and tried to come up with an answer. One that didn’t make him sound like a total asshole, which he probably was. “I don’t know. Lousy schedule, maybe? Smokejumpers are gone so much that it’s tough to have a relationship.” That was dumb. Grady made it work with Willa. Kayla knew…

Elysia Whisler | 20 Questions: RESCUE YOU
Author Guest / October 30, 2020

1–What’s the name of your latest release? RESCUE YOU 2–What is it about? Two sisters who own a dog rescue, a war veteran who owns a gym, and a brood of loveable dogs–all broken and in need of saving—whose paths twine in their individual searches for growth, healing, and, ultimately, love. 3–What word best describes your heroine? Unbreakable. 4–What makes your hero irresistible? His vulnerability. He’s a tough guy, but ultimately Rhett realizes his greatest strength is in his vulnerability–he has to have the courage to let someone in, to surrender a little bit, in order to fully heal and grow. 5–Who are the people your main characters turn to when they need help? Sisters Constance and Sunny have always relied on each other, and in this book their bond only grows. They also rely on long-time, childhood friend, Pete, who rehabilitates some of the rescue dogs into service dogs for veterans. Rhett, the hero, relies on his gym. Not necessarily the people, as he’s still learning to open himself up to others, but the gym itself, the outlet it provides him to channel his energy and passion into something that betters people’s lives. 6–What do you love about the…

James S. Murray | Q&A: DON’T MOVE
Author Guest / October 30, 2020

You’ve written a whole trilogy about underground monsters, and now DON’T MOVE is bringing us a terrifying giant arachnid–where do you think your passion for creepy creatures comes from? It’s definitely an interest that started at a young age. I grew up reading lots of horror novels. Particularly, I remember tearing through Time Life’s Mysteries of the Unknown book series and being obsessed with all things Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and the Jersey Devil. On top of that, add watching and re-watching classic creature movies like Alien and The Thing and you’ve got a lifelong monster lover. Even without the prehistoric arachnid, the experience of being lost in the woods is pretty scary! Have you ever had any unsettling camping experiences? Not necessarily a bad camping experience, but I once had to run through the woods of Staten Island dressed as a centaur while being pelted with paintballs. Certainly wasn’t a highlight of my life. Now that I think about it, that experience must’ve left some lasting impact considering DON’T MOVE and another project I’m working on–a new thriller that follows an uncle and his nephews on a camping trip at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Stay tuned for…