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Adriana Herrera | Exclusive Excerpt: AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
Author Guest / November 3, 2020

“Bébé, what are you doing?” I called from the bed as I looked at Yin fussing around in our little kitchen on the other side of our studio apartment. I bit back a smile when he whipped around toting two mugs in a candy cane motif. “I was trying to bring you some coffee with peppermint creamer, Mr. Sleepy Head.” The attempt at sounding stern was thwarted by the grin on his face. He closed the space between us in a few steps and handed me the steaming mug. I reached out for the drink knowing it would probably be too sweet. And that I would drink it anyway, because how could I not, when it was made for me with such love? It was still hard to believe sometimes that I had this life. I patted the spot on the bed next to me, as Yin blew on his own cup. “Come sit with me.” He held up a finger and looked down at his drink. “Let me wait until this cools down, because you know me, I’ll probably spill this all over the bed and then we’ll spend Christmas at the ER.” I had to bite back a…

Janice Maynard | 20 Questions: SLOW BURN
Author Guest / November 3, 2020

1–What’s the name of your latest release?  SLOW BURN 2–What is it about?  After a terrible tragedy, Jake Lowell flees his home. But he leaves behind the girl he loves. 3–What word best describes your heroine?  Adaptable. . . 4–What makes your hero irresistible?  He feels things deeply, even when he can’t show his emotions. 5–Who are the people your main characters turn to when they need help?  For Nikki, it’s her mom. Jake turns to no one. He lives life on his own. 6–What do you love about the setting of your book?  I had to brush up on New Jersey, because I haven’t spent time there. 7–Are you a plotter (follow an outline) or a pantster (write by the seat of your pants)? Pantser all the way! 8–What is an ideal writing day for you? Putter in the morning, chores, email, etc. Then hit the writing hard in the afternoon. If my husband has night meetings, I’ll write a lot more after dinner. 9–Do you listen to music while you write, need total silence, or do you have the TV on? Total silence. . . 10– How do you approach research?  I Google everything!! And I mostly write…