It's Fall! Which means cooling temperatures, leaves on sidewalks, and a chilling run through a vineyard in my romantic suspense novel THE DOCTOR, THE CHEF OR THE FIREMAN. And I'm running a giveaway on Goodreads for 100 Kindle copies! Enter below and deadline to enter is Monday, October 15!
Lauren wasn't looking for fame in Plebeian Revealed, but now she has it. And she also has something else she didn't want: a stalker. Watch #MyBooksIn30Seconds shot #26 as I read one of the scenes. Yikes!
In #MyBooksIn30Seconds series, I introduced you to Daniel, a friend who was the muse for the character Daniel in I Can Handle Him. In #25 of #MyBooksIn30Seconds series, I introduce you to Davis, my friend who was my inspiration for the character Davis in Plebeian Revealed, Plebeian In Danger, Plebeian Reborn and The Doctor, The Chef or the Fireman.
I don't prefer to name fictional characters after the real names of the people who inspire them. In Daniel's case, I had no choice! We had been working together on the character development and when I told him my name ideas for that character, he insisted it be Daniel! In Davis' case, he never knew I was writing a character who would be a best friend to the main character, Lauren. Since this was my first-ever book and I didn't know what I was doing, I had put the name "Davis" in as a placeholder as I wrote. And now I know, a writer shouldn't do that because it makes it too easy to get attached to that name. So that's how Davis ended up being not only an inspiration, but also the fictional name in the book.
Watch episode #25 to meet Davis!
I do! That's why I wrote several romantic beach scenes in the Plebeian series. Check out #MyBooksIn30Seconds, episode #24 as I was live on Galveston beach talking about Plebeian Revealed, Plebeian In Danger and Plebeian Reborn.
Live from...my closet! I'm talking about a scene in Plebeian Revealed where Lauren is giving Andy a tour of her home. But when she shows him her closet, and he sees her lingerie collection, the tour of her home stops and a tour of their bodies begins. Watch #23 on #MyBooksIn30Seconds.
Today is the first day of fall! And in today's #MyBooksIn30Seconds, I talk about The Doctor, The Chef or the Fireman, a book set during fall in the small Virginia town of Cory City.
Kendra has run away from her boyfriend, Doctor Christopher Randall. She wasn't looking for love, but seems to be on the way to finding it during her first date with fireman Matt. As their date winds down and they begin saying goodbye, she jokes about his dirty truck, and he gives her two unforgettable kisses.
Watch episode #22 on #MyBooksIn30Seconds page.
Welp, if you have read my books, then you knew I was going to do a #MyBooksIn30Seconds bit on the lime scene in Plebeian In Danger. It's an epic scene. The band Plebeian's world tour is falling apart, as is lead singer Lauren's life. She seeks some comfort from tequila shots but when she runs out of limes, it's her hunt for more limes that gets her in more trouble.
Cookies DO help win the heart of Nick's true love in I Can Handle Him. Find out more by watching #MyBooksIn30Seconds.
Sure, my books are fiction but I do sometimes muse characters from people I know (or even strangers!) In I Can Handle Him, I was wanting another best friend for the character Tory, and I wanted him to be a guy. Even better: a gay guy. I found tremendous inspiration in my own hairdresser, Daniel. Together we talked about this "best friend guy" and he gave me great ideas. When it came time to name him, I told him my ideas but then he planted his hands on his hips and insisted "this guy has to be named Daniel." So, that's how Daniel was born! Watch #MyBooksIn30Seconds for a great clip of him.
From stage fears to setting the final scene in one of my books; to a bad rain storm and how a man really (really!) needs to know how to use a frying pan. Get caught up on #MyBooksIn30Seconds. Live, 30-second videos, every day in September. Like my Facebook page to see them live!
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