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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Release Day Blitz --- Hollywood On Tap by Avery Flynn (with Interview, Q&A, Excerpt and Giveaway)

Title: Hollywood on Tap (Sweet Salvation Brewery #2)


Author: Avery Flynn


Date of Publication: November 3rd 2014








For years, Sean O’Dell has hidden his past as a Hollywood heartthrob from everyone at the Sweet Salvation Brewery. However, the arrival of nosey efficiency expert Natalie Sweet threatens the status quo. It doesn’t help that with her glasses, buttoned-up sweaters and always pulled-back hair that she’s uncovered one secret already: His attraction for hot librarian types.


Natalie has had enough of the strong-and-silent Sean submarining her efforts to change the brewery for the better. She’s ready to do whatever it takes to make her vision a reality, even if that means taking down the pig-headed and too-hot-for-his-own-good brewmaster.


Sizzling attraction battles stubborn determination as Natalie and Sean go head to head in a battle that’s anything but business as usual.




















Enemies on Tap (Sweet Salvation Brewery, #1)



Brewing up trouble one pint at a time.


Enemies ...After years away, Miranda Sweet returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family's brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her lover-turned-enemy, Logan. What's a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her?


Lovers ...Logan Martin can't believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn't know is that he needs the land her brewery is on--and he'll do whatever it takes to get it.


An Irresistible Combination ...Their wager becomes a battle between their attraction and their determination to win. But it's in each other's arms that they realize there might be more at stake now than their bet. With the town against the Sweet Salvation Brewery's success, Logan has to choose between what's expected of him and what he really wants...








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Hollywood on Tap -

By Avery Flynn


Natalie refused to down the rest of her beer in one gulp, no matter how badly she wanted to relieve the hundred–year drought in her mouth.


Sean wasnt the first man shed seen shirtless in all his Apollo–like glory and, God willing, he

wouldnt be the last. Still, the sight of his six pack and hard pecs wouldnt be something shed forget anytime soon and, for once, she couldnt think of a damn thing to say.


They just stared at each other, heat as potent as anything they brewed up at the Sweet Salvation

Brewery nuking the air between them.


Look away, Natalie. Look away!


But she didnt. Even blinking became a crime against nature. She took in his broad, well–defined shoulders, the thick muscles curving his biceps, and the trail of dark hair that traveled from his

bellybutton to behind the top button of his low– slung jeans. Her bra tightened, the unlined lace

chaffing her hard nipples, and a honey–thick river of desire flowed through her veins until her heart pounded like a kettledrum in her ears.


“Ill be right back.” Sean spun on his heel, his rubber–soled work boots squeaking against the

polished wood floor, and took off up the metal staircase leading to the loft.


He was gone before the first embarrassed flush bloomed in her cheeks, but once it did, the sun paled in comparison to the heat making her face pulse. Her fingers flew across the pearl necklace in time with her rushed heartbeat, and her eyes darted around Seans house.


The exposed bricks that should look worn and dirty instead seemed raw and unflinching. The

unapologetic simplicity of the open–space design offered up a what–you–see–is–what–you–get vibe.


Add to it the slate–gray, dusty–red, and wrought– iron color palette that didnt have even a dab of

compromise. All of it together was a testosterone palace screaming out at Natalie that she didnt

belong here.


Like she didnt know that already.


She needed to ignore the giddy feeling in her stomach that started whenever she was near Sean

and finish what she came here to do. Then she could get the hell away from Sean, his dudes dude house, and his sinfully lick–o–licious abs.











Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.


She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.


Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.








  



 
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How did you come up with the idea for this story?


Jake Ryan. You know Jake Ryan…Sixteen Candles…the guy every girl in the world has had a crush on—OK, at least I did. Well, the actor who played Jake disappeared off the scene a few movies later and is a carpenter or something in Pennsylvania now and doesn’t give interviews. I read a where-is-he-now article and started thinking about how crazy it would be if there was a movie star in hiding living next door. Boom! I had the secret my strong-and-silent brewmaster, Sean, was hiding.


Where do you find your inspiration? 


Everywhere. That is the danger of being a writer, everything you run into gives you an idea for another story, or a character quirk.


Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?


Finding the time to write all the stories in my head—oh yeah, and the internet. Gah, Pinterest is a black hole while Twitter and Facebook can distract me forever.


What are your current projects? 


I’m finishing up a fractured fairytale novella for an anthology that will come out early next year as well as putting the final touches on my latest Killer Style book, Make Me Up, which will come out in February. I am in alpha hero heaven.


Tell us about your first book. What would readers find different about the first one and your most recent published work?


Let’s see, alpha hero? Check. Stubborn heroine? Check. Laughs, danger and smexy times? Check. Hmmmm. I’m not sure that there’s a ton of differences as much as they’ve gotten easier and harder to write. Easier because I know I can do it and harder because I want to get better with each book.


Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? 


Life’s too short to hide who you really are so go after what you want and don’t let anyone stand in your way.


Does music play any type of role in your writing?


Sometimes I’ll find a song that I put on repeat while I’m writing the dark moment, but otherwise it’s quiet.


Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your life?


Oh yeah, there’s a little bit of me in every book and a dash of people I know. Nothing specific, just a physical quirk or a personality tic.


What books have influenced your life most?


Tons. Books are my crack. When it comes to writing, I love authors like Tana French, Lori Foster, Cherry Adair, Dakota Cassidy, Laura Kelly, Gina Maxwell and my girls Robin Covington and Kimberly Kincaid because they pull you into a character so deep and run with such tight pacing, you don’t ever want to the book to end.


Are there any new authors that have grasp your interest?


I love discovering new authors! Like I always, books = crack. I just downloaded Tackled by the Girl Next Door by Susan Scott Shelly & Veronica Forand.


Can you share a little of your current work with us?


Sure! This is the beginning of Make Me Up (out in February). It’s the third book in the Killer Style series and this book centers are Cam (a totally hot ladies man) and Drea (tough as nails make up artist). Cam has been chasing Drea—and she’s been turning him down cold—for two books now while her best friends Sylvie (High-Heeled Wonder) and Ryder (This Year’s Black) found their true loves while fighting off the bad guys. Or at least the reader thinks Drea has been giving Cam the cold shoulder.


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Drea Sanford didn’t do the ‘burbs. She didn’t do backyard BBQs with screaming kids and romping dogs. And she most assuredly did not do Cam Hardy - at least not in public. In private? That boy was as hot in bed as his swagger promised and as long as no one knew a damn thing about it, she’d keep riding him to happy town.


But here she was across the Harbor City Bridge in Waterburg sitting on an outdoor swing with a paper plate filled with potato salad, chips and a burnt-to-a-crisp hotdog on her lap. She held a red plastic cup full of cheap beer. And the the oh-so-full-of-himself-James-Bond-wanna-be’s lips were locked onto hers in front of God and everyone like their friends-with-benefits agreement was common knowledge instead of one of her most guarded secrets.


There was no way around it. She had to cut him off, but there was no reason she couldn’t enjoy one last kiss. Arrogant Lothario or not, Cam knew what to do with his best assets. His strong, confident lips moved against hers, his tongue teasing her just the way he knew she liked it, making everything below the waist warm, wet and tingly. The sound of laughter broke through the lusty haze surrounding them, bringing her back to reality. She didn’t do second chances.


Life’s a bitch that way—and didn’t she know it from personal experience.


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And then there’s murder and private investigator Cam is the only one who can help Drea clear her name before the cops pin the death on her. Smexy times on the run, anyone?


Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?


I LOVE YOU! No seriously, every time someone reads my books and they aren’t my mom, I do a little happy dance. Not that my mom’s not great, but…you know what I mean. :)


How can readers discover more about you and your work?


I’m all over the place. I’m kinda loud that way. :) Find out more about me on my website, follow me on Twitter and Pinterest, like me on her Facebook page or friend me on me Facebook profile. I’m on Goodreads and BookLikes, too. I’m lucky enough to have an amazing street team, The Flynnbots, who receive special sneak peeks, prizes and early access to her latest releases!

Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, Ill be your best friend for life. OH! And e-mail! You can reach me at avery @ averyflynn . com.


Do you have a special time to write? How is your day structured writing-wise?


I usually write in the mid-morning to mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is social media, research and crazy life stuff. I have three kids so once they get home after school, the writing is pretty much nil—unless it’s down to the wire on a deadline. Then I pretty much write constantly.


Why did you choose to write contemporary, suspense and paranormal romance stories?


Because I love to read them. There’s so much fun in getting to write the stories I want to read. I’m totally selfish that way. :)


What is for you the perfect book hero?


He’s strong, a smartass and totally alpha. He’s brainy as well as brawny and he just can’t back away from a challenge—ever. He may not always do the right thing, but when it counts he’s in the heroine’s corner and will move heaven and earth if she needs him to.


When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively?


I am a plotter, so I have to know what’s going on before I sit down. Of course, I’m also a contrarian, so it always changes once I get my butt in the chair and my fingers on the keyboard.


When and why did you begin writing?


I started writing romance novels in 2009 while my husband was deployed just to see if I could actually do it. I did. Talk about a happily ever after ending. :)


When did you first consider yourself a writer?


My whole life. I was a newspaper reporter and magazine editor before I started writing romance so there’s pretty much always been a typewriter or keyboard attached to my fingers.


List three books you have recently read and would recommend.


The Secret Place by Tana French - Not a romance, but an amazing mystery. Warning: I ugly cried through the last 30-40 pages of it.


Stirring Up Troubly by Kimberly Kincaid - Nanny stories aren’t normally my thing, but the way Kimberly writes them, well … yeah… hotness ensues. A big double thumbs u from me.


Temptation by Robin Covington - Hot new adult with a gown-up heart based in Nashville. She’s a country singer who needs to make good or lose his career. He’s a firefighter who is so damn good at being bad. Loved it.


Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do.


I can tie a cherry stem into a knot with my tongue. Yes, I do have the most useless talent known to man. :)


Will you write more about the characters in Hollywood on Tap?


Absolutely! There’s a third Sweet triplet who needs her story to be told…and let me tell you that girl is trouble with a capital T. Salvation won’t ever know what’s hit it.


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Sean's top 5 list of things that are never to be rushed or completed under an efficiency guideline.


1.  Sexy times

2.  Making beer

3.  Drinking beer

4.  Eating Ruby Sue’s pecan pie

5.  Teasing Natalie Sweet until she doesn’t know whether to kiss me or smack me


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"How did you get started writing?

I wrote my first story in grade school about my stuffed animals. I should have known then. :)


Where did the idea of this story/series originate?


Jake Ryan. You know Jake Ryan…Sixteen Candles…the guy every girl in the world has had a crush on—OK, at least I did. Well, the actor who played Jake disappeared off the scene a few movies later and is a carpenter or something in Pennsylvania now and doesn’t give interviews. I read a where-is-he-now article and started thinking about how crazy it would be if there was a movie star in hiding living next door. Boom! I had the secret my strong-and-silent brewmaster, Sean, was hiding.


Who is your favorite couple from any of your books?


GAH! That is too hard. I refuse to answer. I love them all.


How many pairs of shoes do you own?”


If you won’t tell the Fab Mr. Flynn the real number, it’s around 100. Shhhhhh.




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"1.-How do you come up with your plot line?


Jake Ryan. You know Jake Ryan…Sixteen Candles…the guy every girl in the world has had a crush on—OK, at least I did. Well, the actor who played Jake disappeared off the scene a few movies later and is a carpenter or something in Pennsylvania now and doesn’t give interviews. I read a where-is-he-now article and started thinking about how crazy it would be if there was a movie star in hiding living next door. Boom! I had the secret my strong-and-silent brewmaster, Sean, was hiding.


2.-How do you get into the mind of your characters?

I had an amazing time touring a local craft brewery (shout out to The Lost Rhino Brewery!) and talked with a bunch of brewers and did a ton of research online. All of that helped, but really it was easy to fall into Sean’s and Natalie’s heads because I think most of us can identify with them. They are both searching for something they just haven’t figured out what yet.


3.-Do you have a favorite character you have written?

As of this exact moment in time (because it always changes)? I’d go with Ruby Sue. I just love her.


4.-What is next for you?”

I’m just finishing a novella in my Fairy True series, which will be out in March in a kicks box set with some amazing authors. I’m in final edits for Make Me Up (Killer Style 3), which will be out in February from Entangled Publishing. Then, I’m starting a new hot contemporary romance series and finishing up the Sweet Salvation Brewery series - you know there’s a third sister who is about to take Salvation and one particular male resident in particular on a wild ride.



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"* Where did you get the inspiration for this story?


Jake Ryan. You know Jake Ryan…Sixteen Candles…the guy every girl in the world has had a crush on—OK, at least I did. Well, the actor who played Jake disappeared off the scene a few movies later and is a carpenter or something in Pennsylvania now and doesn’t give interviews. I read a where-is-he-now article and started thinking about how crazy it would be if there was a movie star in hiding living next door. Boom! I had the secret my strong-and-silent brewmaster, Sean, was hiding.


* Are your characters based on anyone you know?


No but I do snag quirks from people all the time. It could be a specific way they talk or a mannerism, but certain things stick.


* Chocolate or strawberry?"


Chocolate all the way!





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"How did you come up with the title of your book?


It’s set in a brewery so I knew on Tap had to be there. Add in that Sean’s a movie star in hiding and you get Hollywood on Tap. :)


What book are you reading now?


I recently finished Dirty Kiss by Rhys Ford (loved it), A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev (a must read) and The Secret Place by Tana French (the woman kills me with her awesome). Up next is A Dangerous Invitation by Erica Monroe. After that, I think I need to dive into a biography and have my eye on Amy Poehler’s Yes Please.


 What was the hardest part of writing your book?


Ending it. The last chapter is always so hard to get out.


 Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?


I learned a lot about beer. I tell you I am in awe of all the brewmasters who took the time to answer some of my stupid questions and even read parts of the book to make sure I wasn’t messing things up!

Do you have any advice to your fans, who are interested in becoming a writer themselves?


Get your butt in the chair and go for it!



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"What inspires you to write?


You know that oh-my-God-I-just-fell-into-this-book high you get when you love the story you’re reading? I totally get that when I’m writing too. I’m an HEA junkie.


What three authors past and present would you like to meet and why?


Definitely Lori Foster. I would probably forget my own name and not be able to say anything close to a complete sentence but it would be AWESOME! Johanna Lindsey would be really cool too! She was the one who got me hooked on historical romance (may it always be my crack). Charlaine Harris. I really love her books and the dedication in the last Sookie book, I swear to God she was talking to me. *grins*


Where do you get the inspiration for your covers?”


For Hollywood on Tap, I really wanted something to show how hot Sean is and the fact that he’s hiding something (thus the arm over his face). I found the photo but the super talented Elizabeth Babski with Babski Creative Studio did all of the magic to make it the drool-worthy cover it is.



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"What was the last book that made you ugly cry? Laugh out loud?  Blush?


I ugly cried hard with A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev. It was one of those where I was glad I was reading at home because there is nothing that could have kept those tears at bay — which is awkward when you’re getting toilet paper at Target.



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"If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?


S.E. Hinton. I follow her Twitter feed and she is a hoot! Plus, I’d get to break bread with the woman who wrote my favorite opening line in a book ever.


What was your inspiration for this series?


Jake Ryan. You know Jake Ryan…Sixteen Candles…the guy every girl in the world has had a crush on—OK, at least I did. Well, the actor who played Jake disappeared off the scene a few movies later and is a carpenter or something in Pennsylvania now and doesn’t give interviews. I read a where-is-he-now article and started thinking about how crazy it would be if there was a movie star in hiding living next door. Boom! I had the secret my strong-and-silent brewmaster, Sean, was hiding.


If you have one piece of advice for an unpublished author, what would it be?”


To paraphrase the greatest philosopher of our time, Dory: Just keep writing.











"Tell us more about your inspiration for Sweet Salvation Brewery?


Jake Ryan. You know Jake Ryan…Sixteen Candles…the guy every girl in the world has had a crush on—OK, at least I did. Well, the actor who played Jake disappeared off the scene a few movies later and is a carpenter or something in Pennsylvania now and doesn’t give interviews. I read a where-is-he-now article and started thinking about how crazy it would be if there was a movie star in hiding living next door. Boom! I had the secret my strong-and-silent brewmaster, Sean, was hiding.


Favorite writing / author story?


I was working on Make Me Up (Killer Style 3), which comes out from Entangled Publishing in February, and I had to find a poison that would kill someone but was exotic enough to be different and interesting to the reader. I had some very interesting phone calls to experts that began “I promise I’m not going to really kill someone …”


What do you admire about your characters?


I love Natalie’s focus. Yes, she’s a little too focused sometimes, but she is a laser beam when she needs to be. I love Sean’s bravery. I don’t want to give any spoilers, so let’s just say that when you find out Sean’s back story and what he dealt with growing up and see the kind of good man he still turned into, I think that shows a real courage of spirit.


What kind of trouble do you think you and your characters could get into?”


The really, really good kind of trouble that may or may not involve needing bail money.





"1. 5 fun facts about Hollywood On Tap


1.  There are hot, hot sexy times.

2.  The beer making process is pretty spot on.

3.  It was originally called Sweet and Sour Stout.

4.  One of my street team members nominated Tom Hardy to play Sean and I am ALL in favor of that.

5.  In my head, Anna Kendrick would be a great Natalie - awkward and cute and funny and brainy and not to be messed with all the the same time.


2. What drink would you order at a bar?


Either a beer or a vodka gimlet.


3. If your characters were an alcoholic drink, what would they be?


Sean would be a porter beer - strong, full bodied and tough. Natalie would be an imperial ale (which tastes like a regular ale, but has a really high alcohol content) - she seems like a light weight in the beginning but it’s not until you’ve downed half the bottle that you realize it is going to knock you on your butt.


4. What can readers look forward to from you?


I’m just finishing a novella in my Fairy True series, which will be out in March in a kicks box set with some amazing authors. I’m in final edits for Make Me Up (Killer Style 3), which will be out in February from Entangled Publishing. Then, I’m starting a new hot contemporary romance series and finishing up the Sweet Salvation Brewery series - you know there’s a third sister who is about to take Salvation and one particular male resident in particular on a wild ride.




"Do you like to listen to music when writing or do you want it quiet?


It’s usually quiet (unless you count the dogs).


If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?


The library is that way.


Who is your favorite character in any of your books?


Right now at this moment (because it always changes)? I go with Ruby Sue.


Who is your favorite author to read (besides yourself)?


It’s non-romance, but my absolute biggest auto-buy author is Tana French. The woman is amazing.


What is your favorite curse word and why?”


Years ago I had this exact conversation with author Avril Ashton (she is amazing, go check her out) and we both agreed that motherfucker is the best curse word ever.







"What aspects does Hollywood On Tap has that could be related to her life?


I love lists and beer, so those two things are definitely applicable. :)


Were any of the characters from the first and second book described/named as someone you personally know and acts the same way?


I do stick family names in my books in weird ways. For example in Enemies on Tap, Logan’s godmother is named Ione, which is my grandmother’s name.


Which character from the series can you relate to the most and why?”


I think there’s a little bit of me in all the Sweet sisters. I’m type A - just like Miranda. I love a list - just like Natalie. I’m always willing to try something new - just like Olivia. I definitely relate to the sisters.





"What inspired you to start writing?


My dad got me a baby blue Brother typewriter when I was in grade school and my inspiration for my first stories was my stuffed animals.


Do you have a muse? If yes, who or what?


Does coffee count? Because if so, then that is totally my muse.


Are any of your characters based on someone you know?”


Not really. I’ll borrow/steal mannerisms from people, but that’s about it.







"What inspires you?


The world. Seriously. There is so much out there and nearly everything is a jumping off point for a story.


Is your husband anything like the men you write about?


*giggles* In a way. The Fab Mr. Flynn is tall and hot and a smartass so there are definitely some similarities.


Secret crush you hate to admit to? “


*hangs head* Scott Disick. Oh my God, I can’t believe you made me say it out loud. He’s such a douche, but he’s sly funny and I am a dork for sly funny guys.





"How did you start writing?


My dad got me a baby blue Brother typewriter in grade school and that was the beginning of it all.


Are your stories character or plot driven and how do you find a balance between the two?


It’s definitely a mixture of the two. I don’t think you can have a fast-paced, sexy romance that is a real page turner without both.


When your muses called to you for a story to be written, what is that process or do the characters just speak to you?”


I’ll get a situation stuck in my head and start wondering what if and then I can’t get the stupid thing out of my brain until I plot it out and write it.





What does your writing space look like?


My office is in the basement. There are blue walls, a ton of books, cool art, a smattering of geekery and a life-sized cardboard Dean Winchester. There are usually two dogs in it as well.


What is your favorite part of the writing process? Your least favorite part?


I love the initial idea stage and everything up to the last three chapters. Those last few always kill me.


What would you be doing if you weren't an author?”


Is caberet dancer at the Moulin Rouge out of the question? Yeah. OK, I’d be writing just not fiction. I was a newspaper reporter and magazine editor before I started writing romance.








"How did you become best friends with Kimberly and Robin?


They begged me and plied me with Oreos. They will deny this but it is one hundred percent factual. :) I met Robin at a Washington Romance Writers retreat and we were in a group blog together. I honestly for the life of me don’t remember meeting Kim for the first time. It’s like I just woke up and we were best friends who texted a bazillion times a day. I can’t imagine life without those two. At this point we’re basically platonic married.


How do you focus with two dogs in the house?  And how do you not incorporate them into your stories?


Gravy and Pepper are insane dogs. INSANE. But I lurves them so I put up with the fact that they have eaten their way through most of my underwear. I swear to God, they’ve learned how to open the closet door to get to my laundry basket.


Do you have a set time carved out to write?”

I usually write during the day while the kids are at school. Of course, when I’m down to the end of a deadline, then it’s usually all day, most of the night, repeat until deadline is met and then procrastinate until under the gun again.






"What was the first book you submitted for publication?


My first book was actually published. It’s Temptation Creek and I just got the rights back for that entire three book series. I’m revising it a bit, getting a new cover and will be re-releasing it in the summer.


Your first book published, how did you react/celebrate?


There was chocolate and alcohol involved. And a lot of squeeing.:)


Your current WIP’s?"


I’m just finishing a novella in my Fairy True series, which will be out in March in a kicks box set with some amazing authors. I’m in final edits for Make Me Up (Killer Style 3), which will be out in February from Entangled Publishing. Then, I’m starting a new hot contemporary romance series and finishing up the Sweet Salvation Brewery series - you know there’s a third sister who is about to take Salvation and one particular male resident in particular on a wild ride.






"1.When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?


The first time I wrote once upon a time on my baby blue Brother typewriter and started the first story about my stuffed animals.


2.What do you like to do when you're not writing?


I love to read-just about everything. I watch movies. I’m addicted to Dr. Who, Supernatural and Arrow. Plus there’s spending time with the Fab Mr. Flynn and the three Flynn kids, not to mention the dogs.


3.What does your family think of your writing?


They’re really supportive. I couldn’t do it without them.


4.What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?


How easy it would be to kill someone with a puffer fish. Trust me.





"Have you always wanted to be a writer?


Yep. I was writing stories before I could spell and some would say that’s still a problem. :)


Who are your favorite authors and do they influence your writing?


I love Lori Foster because she does hot page-turners really well. I love Tana French for her descriptions and the lushness of her writing. There are a ton more, but those are the first two to pop in my head. I think as a writer you get a little bit of something from everyone you read.


If your book was made into a movie, who would you pick to play your characters?


Tom Hardy for Sean and Anna Kendrick for Natalie. What an odd couple that would go together perfectly.





"-Which Hollywood hero and/or actress do you find most attractive and

why?


For the dudes, I go with my current boyfriend Tom Hardy. He is a deadly mix of hot and funny that kills me. For the ladies, I go with Michelle Williams. Have you seen her Louis Vitton ads? She looks unique and gorgeous.


-If you could somehow sleep with any three actors, alive or dead and not get into trouble, who would they be?


The Fab Mr. Flynn does not like this question. I LOVE it. :) I’m going with Steve McQueen, Christian Bale and Idris Alba.


-What are things do you have to have around you to write?


Coffee, coffee and more coffee.


-What's one special skill you have?


I never lose my car in the mall parking lot—and I drive a silver minivan. There are a bazillion of those!


-Do you like writing or editing more?


Without a doubt, writing. Editing is painful.