What is your name? Do you have a nickname?
Chase Manning. The only other name(s) I go by are Sir and Master.
Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you call home?
I’m a Kentucky boy who was fortunate to get a scholarship to Cornell and entrance into their architectural program. Right now, I make my home in Manhattan.
What is one strong memory that has stuck with you from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
Building houses with my dad as a teen. It’s where I learned to love working with my hands. Figure out how to take a blank piece of wood and create the extraordinary.
Thank you for doing an interview with us today. Please tell the audience your name and a little bit about yourself.
“My name is Kelly Jackson, and I’m the new manager of Redwood Cove Bed and Breakfast. I grew up on a combination cattle and guest ranch in Wyoming.”
What brought you here?
“I spent most of my life working on the ranch. I loved it, but I decided I wanted something of my own, something I earned.” I remembered how hard it had been for my mom to understand why I wanted to leave.
Do you have any goals for this new phase in your life?
“I want the inn to be a favorite destination for people. I’m excited about the response to the theme rooms I’ve created.” I was so glad Michael Corrigan, my boss, had liked my idea.
I’ve got a new book coming out. INTO THE WHILWIND is Megan O’Brien and Dirk Reynolds’s story, the second book in my BOSS Inc. trilogy. When Meg’s three-year-old son is kidnapped, the former lingerie model goes to the only man she trusts, private investigator, Dirk Reynolds, her former bodyguard, the man who was still owns her heart. Desperate for Dirk’s help, Meg is willing to risk everything to save little Charlie.
I don’t like to read reviews. It’s hard enough staring at a blank screen, trying to come up with plots and characters, finding just the right words without reading a negative review that makes me afraid to write at all. I’ve learned to avoid them as much as possible so I can keep my confidence level high enough to actually write a novel and finish it.
BY LISA A. OLECH
A special thanks for the Divas for letting me come by to celebrate my new release, WITHIN A CAPTAIN’S TREASURE!!
So I wanted this post to be original and exciting. Something new. So I turned to my fans and asked for original interview questions. Hmmm….this may have been a mistake.
I should have learned my lesson when a year or so ago I was writing and was trying to come up with a scent. An intoxicating smell of a women. (Picture Al Paccino saying “HoooYa!”) So I asked. Men. On my Facebook page. “What is your favorite scent on a woman?”
I was shocked. Do you have any idea what the number one answer was? Come on think… Men. Women. Scent.
Would you believe BACON?!?
BY ANYA SUMMERS
It’s fitting I guess that the release of my latest book, To Master & Defend, coincides with the month we tend to remember all the military men and women who have fought and died defending our country. I have always been intrigued by military men, by soldiers who embody ideologies of loyalty, honor, and courage in defense of their country and way of life.
It was in high school that I first became fascinated with soldiers. I had always been intrigued by them, but it was a Civil War history class that tipped the scales and opened the door for me to study the multitude of wars both in the United States and abroad. I studied just about every war in the western world from antiquity up through modern age. As a history buff and historian, war is a large part of our history as a species, which I’m still not entirely sure what that says about us. But it was also what drove invention, and helped shape the world we live in today.
Where did you get the inspiration for your series/book?
The original inspiration began with an article I read about the first woman to have a shot at winning the Kentucky Derby. That article led me to write RACING HEARTS, the first book in the series, and the series grew from there.
Who is the celebrity who inspired the characters in your latest book?
In my head, Nick, the hero in SILENT HEARTS, looks a lot like Ryan Gosling with glasses. Becca, my heroine, reminds me a lot of Evangeline Lilly.
BY OLIVIA DADE
When I began writing Broken Resolutions, the first book in my Lovestruck Librarians series, I had no idea how I’d tackle the love scenes. Would my hero and heroine seal their newfound love with a chaste kiss? Would I let them have sex but fade to black during the climactic (ha!) scene, closing the bedroom door and rejoining my satisfied couple the next morning? Would I open that door but describe their sexual congress only via tasteful euphemisms involving fireworks and waves?
BY LUCY FARAGO
Who doesn’t want the girl from the wrong side of the tracks to find her Prince Charming? Really, who doesn’t want their own Prince Charming? Now, how fun would it be to blend the romance with a great suspense? This is why I wrote Sin on the Run and why I chose to write romantic suspense.
BY ANYA SUMMERS
Scottish men. Sigh. What red-blooded woman could resist a muscled man swathed in plaid with his muscled chest bare? I have always had a thing for Scottish men. Show me a man in a kilt, and I am likely swooning at their impressively sized feet. There’s just something about their fierceness of heart, their ability to turn a phrase with their Scottish burr that makes my toes curl. Those traits along with their propensity to celebrate their storied family names that make them so swoon worthy to me.
BY JUDI LYNN
When I decided to write COOKING UP TROUBLE, I wanted to add a healthy dose of humor to the romance. The thing is, I don’t consider myself very clever or witty, so it seemed like a challenge.
And then I remembered hearing Dorothy Cannell on a mystery panel. Her book, The Thin Woman, cracked me up, but she insisted that when she wrote the scenes, they didn’t strike her as funny.