I want to take a moment to welcome you to Lou’s Luscious Book Blog and to thank you for agreeing to take part in my relaunch/rebrand event.
Before we get into the actual interview questions please tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m teeny, blonde, fiercely loyal and although I’m small, a huge protector – particularly towards my three kids! I have two books released and am currently struggling with a gazillion story lines desperate to be heard.
Ooh this is hard… there are so many. Dirty Dancing, Pitch Perfect – Yep I’m that girl that loves singing and dancing to films. Plus THOR! The big hunk stole my heart years ago. (I frequently watch it with my son – not a chore!)
Listening to music is an absolute must for me, in the shower, car, when I’m cooking. You name it! I love most things current but have a soft spot for Adele, Ed Sheeran and Jon Bon Jovi!
Favourite TV Show/Series?
First answer has to be Friends! That programme has made me laugh through some broken hearted moments. More recently, Grey’s Anatomy, Walking Dead, and Homeland.
Describe your perfect weekend?
I’d be at the coast – The sun would be shining, I’d be listening to the waves crash against the sand. A bottle of beer would be in my hand and the kids and hubby by my side.
Most embarrassing moment to date?
Ooh there are a few :
Dropping a tray laden with food at secondary school (everyone clapped!).
Reading out loud at school and pronouncing virginal as virge-eye-nal! (Everyone laughed)
Once when I was reversing into a car parking space, I knocked the wing mirror on the car beside me (Which was a parked car I might add). I drove forward trying to straighten the car up and hit it again. I then made a final attempt at reversing into the space and hit the wing mirror again – I finally gave up and asked a work colleague who was watching me if he could get into my car and sort it out (I cried!)
Do you have any strange habits? Fancy sharing any?
Not sure I have any – although I’m sure the hubby could name a few if I asked him!
If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would you like to go?
New York – I’ve been before but I’d love to go back and see EVERYTHING. In fact I’d love to live there for six months to really test the place out.
Can you list 5 things (non-author) related that we may or may not already know about you?
I’m a nurse.
When I was young, I fell out of a hotel window in Cornwall. My dad only just caught me by my ankle! I was literally hanging (from the 4th floor) staring down at the concrete path below.
I once won an award at secondary school for having the best smile but now it seems to have converted into a RBF (resting bitch face) so people who know me well, regularly ask what’s wrong – there’s nothing wrong it’s just my face! And people who don’t know me think I’m a miserable bitch!
I couldn’t think of anything else so I just asked my eldest daughter – she said that I like to keep my house clean and I moan at my kids for not picking up after themselves! Can’t see anything wrong with that lol
Quick Fire Questions:
Sweet or Savoury? Savoury
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Favourite Colour? Any shade of purple
Favourite Animal? Cat
Favourite Food? Curry
Favourite Drink? Prosecco… no lager… no Prosecco… oh damn it!
Good Guy or Bad Boy? Bad Boy without a doubt!
Writing Related Questions:
Do you have a certain place that you write? (Like a writing cave?) Or do you prefer a certain type of atmosphere? (like quiet or music in the background?)
I have a room that I’ve kind of stuck my laptop in but I’m hoping next year I get to convert it into a pretty, peaceful writing cave! I need peace and quiet to write.
Do you have a set writing routine? Will you share it?
No, I wish. I’ve been struggling with time recently. I’m hoping the winter will have me hibernating on my days off, dreaming up lots of plots and twists.
What made you want to write?
Reading – Those books that you can’t put down. When you can’t stop and have to continue reading well into the night. Those are the kind of books I want to write.
Do you set yourself daily targets when you’re writing?
I set myself weekly targets when I first start writing a story but once the story and characters develop there’s no target as I tend to write, edit, delete, write, edit, delete… you get the idea.
Are any of your characters based on real people?
I always had the idea that Chris Hemsworth was my Zed (In Autumn’s Rise) but Reid (In Monday’s Promise), if I’m honest he’s not based on anyone, he is just Reid. It took me a long time to get over finishing his story, I actually missed him!
How important do you find reviews? And what do you make of negative ones?
Massively appreciate reviews, it’s what a lot of readers check out when looking at your books. When I first got a low star rating, I was like ‘What? Why?’ I need an explanation – it’s all a learning curve and it would be pretty boring if you knew everything, right?
If any of your books were turned into a movie or tv series who would be your leading man/lady?
Erm… let me think… oh yeah I don’t need to! Chris Hemsworth – can you imagine, I’d actually get to meet him!!
Finally is there anything else that you would like us to know? Maybe a little snippet of your current WIP, or latest release?
My current WIP is a romantic suspense based on a woman who is in an abusive relationship. I’m hoping for it to be out by the end of the year.
Also, I haven’t finished with the Haywater gang yet. The final story will be released next year. After that… watch this space x
Spotlight time, please provide blurbs, covers & links to your books 🙂
On the discovery of a family secret and the heart-wrenching events that follow, Autumn Chamberlain has lost what little faith she had in those closest to her. Knowing she can never truly live her life if she remains with her family, and with an abundance of guilt laying heavily in her heart, she escapes the lonely world she felt forced to live in and heads to the seaside town of Haywater. The aim, to look for a new beginning, a fresh start. But she has one clear notion – to never love again.
Talented surfer, Zed Maddison, has always worked hard at protecting those closest to him, until the day he fails. Fighting his own demons, Zed flees his close family; unable to face them and the remorse he feels before finally arriving in Haywater.
When their worlds collide, Zed has an unfathomable need to protect Autumn and becomes relentless in his fight, forcing Autumn’s defences to the limit.
Can her secrets remain dead and buried?
Or will a revelation destroy everything
Promises lead to devastation.
They always have.
From the day he was born, Reid Banner had to fight for his place in life. At the age of eight, he was already on his ninth foster placement: lonely, hurting, and with a heart full of broken promises. When he meets the Maddisons, life slowly but finally, moves forward, and Reid sees a way he may be able to make it in this world.
Then a promise is made…
Tragedy follows, forcing him to ride into the night and make a decision that changes the rest of his life. Together, the Maddisons join Reid in battling their way through grief.
But when another promise is made…
The past that Reid hoped would never again darken his doors comes back to break him—jeopardising all that he cares for.
Buy Links :
★ Autumn’s Rise (Haywater #1) – Purchase Links ★
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1oEntqZ
Amazon USA – http://amzn.to/1LJwjJj
Amazon AUS – http://goo.gl/uOGsGA
Amazon CA – http://goo.gl/k3RnGX
iBooks – https://itun.es/gb/eMPQab.I
Universal Link for iBooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble : https://books2read.com/u/mZWrp4
★ Monday’s Promise (Haywater #2) – Purchase Links ★
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2eH5Zq1
Amazon USA – http://amzn.to/2eH4NTw
Amazon AUS – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01M7UEA7X
Amazon CA – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01M7UEA7X
Universal Link for iBooks, Kobo, Barnes and Noble https://books2read.com/u/49xk20
Thank you R.G. for taking the time to join me and my readers today! It’s been an absolute pleasure having you on the blog. 🙂 <3
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