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one thing about yourself that would shock readers if they knew.
am a crazy fisherwoman (ready to spend hours dabbling in water
knee-high, waiting for the ultimate catch).
you enjoy reading your own stories?
I do, to start with. I laugh my head off at my own writing (being biased, of course,) but when editing time comes and I have to reread the manuscript a thousand times, I grow to HATE it. Eventually.
book or character you have written?
would be Ally Brown, the female character in my paranormal romance
I have a soft spot
for her, even though she’s far from perfect.
advice for those who are just starting out?
nothing better than the feeling of having reached the end of your
first novel. And nothing more painful than the repeated rejection
that comes afterward from countless literary agencies. It doesn’t
mean that you are not talented or that your work is not good. Even
though it may never attain publication, it is a masterpiece, because
it’s the fruit of your heart and soul. You will always love every
bit of it. So if writing is your passion, keep doing it. Live that
passion, even if you risk not to be able to share it with the world.
you ever forget that the characters are not real?
I tend to torment my characters a lot. They go through some serious
emotional turmoil, misadventures, and all sorts of events that make
them seem as real as they can be, or so I hope.
you write about places you have lived?
I don’t. All my books, published or yet to be released, are set in
the United States. Miami, New York, Washington for future releases.
you read the same types of books you write?
I do, but my taste in reading is quite eclectic, so I don’t really
settle for a particular genre.
Asbury was held prisoner until his escape at age fourteen. He has
special gifts and was never meant to be on his own. Now his gifts
were used to gain himself a fortune and use people as he chose. And
he did. He chose what woman he wanted and had her. He had everything
a man could want, but love.
Brown was a thief and a good one at that. A simple task of stealing a
few things from a rich mansion was an easy job, or should have been.
Now she's caught between the man she stole from and the one who hired
her. A very dangerous position to be in.
book had me thinking down the lines of the old TV show, The
Pretender, only this is more on the paranormal side. Ally is from a
poor family and has trouble looking past wanting money and truly
trusting. The two of them dance around each other throughout the book
as outside forces come between them. Can this unusual pair find love
and happiness together?
Elisabeth Wilburn was born, and a decision was made. She would marry Justin Winters and two friends, their fathers, would merge their families and their business empires. Only Elisabeth was kidnapped as a baby before she ever reached the age to marry.
Eighteen years later and Arthur Wilburn got the call he’d waited for all those years. They had found his daughter. Problem was that she wasn’t what he wanted. Her hair was a mess, she dressed like a man and swore like a sailor. She was poor to their rich and hated everything about them. Still they sent her to marry Justin.
Justin Winters was embarrassed by the woman he was forced to marry. He had been content living the playboy lifestyle. And his family seemed determined to keep him from that lifestyle now that he was married to her….to Jimmy. Yet, he likes his money enough to go through with it.
This is a great story but be ready to ride that emotional roller coaster. Lizzie is pulled from a family and life she knew for eighteen years and thrown into a new world. No one realizes some of the things she has gone through and no one tries to understand her, well Jusitn’s sister Krissie does befriend her. A secondary story is about Krissie and Johnny Benally, who sort of Lizzie’s brother.