Sincerely Me…

sinsundaySo I thought since I have interviewed hundreds of authors over the years on this blog, that you would enjoy hearing me answer some of the questions I have posed to them over the years.

Each week I will answer one or two questions, if you want you can leave your own questions for me in the comments and I will try and answer them in a future blog post!

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Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?

I have always thought of Stan as a cross between Jack Bauer (24) and Horatio Caine (CSI: Miami) personality wise. Big heart and big balls, never takes no for an answer and will stop at nothing to get the job done. As for my actor of choice, it is really hard to say. I’d be honored to have anyone play him, but I think as far as type casting, Liam Neeson? Yeah I might have a thing for that man.

Jane on the other hand I have always seen very much as a Carrie-Anne Moss kinda gal. Which would also be where she got her last name from– a tribute to Carrie-Anne’s roll as Trinity in The Matrix.

Julian, I never would have thought this kid would stick around quite like he has, but I could see him being played by Steven Yeun (Glenn, The Walking Dead).

And that rounds out the top three! What about you? Who do you see them played by?

RELEASE DAY: The Widowmaker

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A fifteen year-old unsolved case is still causing problems – this time in Homicide Detective Stan Brookshire’s backyard. Newlyweds seem to be an endangered species in and around Lake City. What evidence there is, lies with a small-town sheriff and may or may not have been gathered and handled properly. Stan can only hope to make sense of what’s been left behind and apply it to the recent case before more innocent lives are lost.

Meanwhile, Father Jaime cannot remember anything for entire periods of time… periods that happen to coincide with the times that the murders took place. He is tormented by this and has come to doubt even himself. Can he trust this big city cop to handle this information with an open mind? Or will he immediately be persecuted? He worries the whole town will look bad, having worshipped under a potential killer all these years…

It’s up to Stan and Jane to get to the bottom of the murders before the killer strikes again. This time, they need help from the outside – will they get to the bottom of this, or will they take the easy bait destroying more lives in their wake?

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NEW RELEASE:

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X Marks the Spot (an Executioners MC novel) – BLURB Jolene Miller barely escaped the dark underworld of being the president’s daughter of a notorious motorcycle club. After having her heart broken by Ronin, the MC’s Sargent at Arms, she tried to navigate a normal life as an up and coming criminal defense attorney. When the only family she’s ever known comes under fire, Jolene rushes home to Jericho, California to step in – only to find it’s not just the club who needs her. Ronin is wanted for murder. Can Jolene let go of their tortured past in order to save their future?

Goodreads link! http://bit.ly/2007PlB

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Q&A with Madison Servier

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Please welcome a dear friend of mine to the blog this week! She’s my go to girl when I need a hilarious coffee inspired meme. Please welcome the lovely Madison Servier!

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12539905_782965781847592_1130971362_nSo, what have you written? 

I’ve written the Smoky Mountain Escapes Series, the River Jewel Resort Series, Wicked By Nature, The Adventures of Rosie Peaks Series and a few erotica shorts. In 2014, Anything You Want, River Jewel Resort Book 1 was a RomCon Readers Award Finalist. This book missed the coveted 8 points or above by scoring a 7.96. Oh so close.

 

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I’m currently working on the second ‘Wicked By…’ book and I’ve started a new series. Asphalt Cowboys will release in the Spring with Book 1: Renegade.

What genre are your books?

Romance is central to most of my books. However, I’ve also stepped into some erotica. I allow the purely naughty side of me to take over once in a while. And I love strong heroines, humor and chemistry between my characters. I find it hard to generalize the genre I write because it’s always such a mish-mash. My books are the mutts of the ‘romance’ genre. They may not have fancy publisher backings on paper, but people seem to love them anyways. (I also have a twisted sense of humor LOL)

What draws you to this genre?

The characters that live in my head. I do what they and my heart, tell me to do.

How much research do you do?

As much as it takes and then some. For my new, upcoming series, I’ve put in almost 17 years of research. **wink, wink**

 

12459536_780724638738373_1852085011_nWhy do you write?

For the same reason I breathe…to exist. If I couldn’t write, I’d either go insane or curl up and shrivel to nothing.

Do you write full-time or part-time?

Both. I’m also a homeschool mom, I’m in charge of the bookkeeping for our family business…So on the days I have a break from my other jobs, I put in double or triple time when it comes to my writing.

 

Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?

I write the majority of it out longhand. I’m addicted to a lot of things: coffee, romance, pens and notebooks. There are notebooks in every room of my house, in my car, in my purse. After the main story has been written down, I attack it with the computer. Once in a while, I love to feel nostalgic and I type it out on a typewriter.

Do you ever get writer’s Block?

Quite often.

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I step away, go shopping, read, grab a notebook, or go hiking to get my head right again. So, my best advice is to step away. Grab a notebook and just let it flow. Sometimes, the computer seems to glare at me until I feel like curling into a ball and crying. Getting through the block means blocking out the nagging voices and that blank computer screen.

 

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?

I’ll read any form, but my favorites are paper and hardbacks. I’ve always been in love with the smell of books. I doubt that will ever go away.

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A great big thank you to Madison for joining us on the blog this week! Please be sure to follow her and check out her books!!

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WIP Wenesdays: Only The Willing

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So of course you all are picking through the pages of The Widowmaker I’ll be mean and tease you with the NEXT book in the Stan Brookshire series… Only The Willing, to be released July 2016.

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The anger boiled just below the surface.

Every time it burned stronger than the time before. Each time he had to reign it in just a little harder. He was going to have to stop coming to this side of town if this was the way things were going to be for him.

It hadnt always been this bad, it had started as a mild irritation. Like a buzzing mosquito that you couldnt swat away no matter how hard you tried to get it. Then it became a situation where you couldnt avoid the mosquito and it had started biting at his soul.

The anger and the rage soon followed. He had learned over the years to control it but it always stayed there just below the surface threatening to come forward and take over.

Some days he pitied himself. He thought of himself as a reasonable sort of guy who worked hard, and took care of the business that he had to. He didnt want to be seen as a Dr Jekel Mr Hyde sort of person, with two different people living inside his head. He wanted to be the nice kind person he tried so hard to be.

But the anger lived there just below the surface. There was nothing he could do, nothing anyone could do, to make a difference in stopping the flow of rage that coursed through his body when he was down in the part of town.

He didnt even know why he bothered coming down here anyways, knowing how it affected his mind as it did. But there was a certain comfort in being on this side of the tracks. It was his home for the first decade of his life. Before his mother died. They had live just a few blocks away from the coffee shop where he was currently sitting.

He had spent his first few years of life living in blissful ignorance. He hadnt known what the world around him was really like. He wishes some days that he could go back there. to a time when the people around him, the men that his mother brought home, wiere all his friends and he didnt know any better as to who they really were. How he wished he could go back to when things with his mother and him were happy together.

But instead he was here sitting in the same coffee shop night after night, looking around at the people coming and going. As the nights passed the anger got more and more stornger but he usually made it out of the coffee shop before it got too bad for him to handle.  

There had only been a few times over the years that he had not made it out in time and the anger had taken over. He had been lucky those times. No one had caught on and he had escaped without being caught for the things he had done.

 

Teaser Tuesday: Bodyguard

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One more month and a hand full of days and you the latest in the Den of Thieves series in your hot little hands! Who is excited to really get to know Olivia and Bo?

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Bo grabbed his bag as he stormed out of DOT. He had spent the last en minutes in his jeep going over each of the items in his pack.

He never left base without double checking his gear. He never wanted to be in a situation where he didnt have what he needed.

He had been there once before and it had cost him dearly. He wasnt about ot allow himself to be in that vulnerable position again any time soon. Not if he could help it anyways.

Putting the car into reverse he backed out of his spot and started to make his way downtown to th hospita silently cursing the rest of the team for foisting this on him in the first place. He did not want to be protecting anyone.

That wasnt what he had signed up for.

His phone rang and he glanced down at it before he accepted the call.

“Yes Cat.” He spoke

“Hi Bo.” Cats voice came throgh the cars speakers.

“What would you like Cat.” He said turning onto the main highway.

“I just wanted to see how you were doing.”

“Really? Seemed like you were of the opinion of everyone else in there just a few short minutes ago.

“Yeah, about that–” She started and then trailed off.

“Dont worry about it Cat.”

“I am sorry Bo. I guess I just got carried away in the moment like everyone else.” She really did sound as if she as being sincere.

She had after all called to make sure he was ok.

“Its fine Cat really.” He sighed as he responded. He really didnt have the heart to be mad at his best friend.

“No it isnt alright Bo. They shouldnt be putting you in a situation where you are not comfortable. Its really not fair.”

“Well maybe they are right this time. Maybe it is time I put the past in the past and moved on with things. I mean there isnt a way for me to change the past so I might as well let it go.”

“Everyone deals with things in different ways Bo, you have to deal with your things in the way or ways that make sense to you. If you arent ready for something like this there shoudl be no one out there who will force you to be ready when you arent.” He could hear the concern in her voice.

“I am fine Cat, really I am.”

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Sincerely Me…

sinsundaySo I thought since I have interviewed hundreds of authors over the years on this blog, that you would enjoy hearing me answer some of the questions I have posed to them over the years.

Each week I will answer one or two questions, if you want you can leave your own questions for me in the comments and I will try and answer them in a future blog post!

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Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

I will pick apart both of my main characters from the Stan Brookshire series as they have been with me the longest and have the massive backstories… Enjoy!

Det. Stan Brookshire:
Detective Stan Brookshire started his career as an undercover agent in the Organized Crime Unit (OCU) of the Lake City Police Department. He had it all. Rewarding career, wonderful wife and a bright future until it was all cut short when he and his partner were caught in the crossfire of a drug bust gone wrong.

He survived. His partner did not.

That was just the beginning of his downward spiral into a deep depression where he found himself more often then not using alcohol as a way to numb the pain of his loss. With the media frenzy surrounding his case he became more of a liability to his department then the asset that he had been. He crawled further into the bottle. Unable to cope with her husband the way that he was his wife left him. He sank deeper until his bosses told him that he had one last chance at redemption.

They partnered him with what ended up being the one person who seemed to be able to force him to pull himself out of his tailspin and come back to the land of the living.

Det. Jane Trinity:

Detective Jane Trinity is woman detective in a long line of male police officers in her family. An only child growing up she felt it was her job to fill the shoes left before her and become an officer as her father and grandfather before her.

As much as any parent should have been proud of their child her father did not support her decision. He made it all but unbearable for her while she was in the academy and he refused to go to her graduation. Women were not supposed to be police officers or so he believed.

Her determination came across to others as if she had a chip on her shoulder and something to prove. Which in turn left her on the outside looking in with most of her peers until a last effort to keep the peace in the department and she found herself partnered with Stan.

It was only then that she realized that there were more important things in life than always being the best at her job.