My goal with my books is to entertain my readers, to make them feel good about love and life as they turn that last page--and that’s exactly the type of book I like to read when I’m sitting on a beach (not that I’ve had that luxury in a while...), or relaxing on my couch, or in my bed...
Entertain & Seduce MeWhen I have time to read, the last thing I want is something serious and literary (no offense to literary authors). I want to be entertained. I want to have fun. I want to be swept away in a larger than life romance. I want to imagine I’m the heroine and pretend it’s me falling in love with the hunky hero.
|You mean this Ryan Gosling?|
In fact, if I had to pick an actress to play my character in a movie... My heroine is late 30s, so maybe Penelope Cruz. For my hero... a buff Ryan Gosling!
Romance Rules Over RationalJohn and Samantha are the hero and heroine of my latest release, SHAMELESS. Neither of them is looking for love; in fact, both of them are trying to avoid it for various reasons. Needless to say, their antagonistic attitudes toward each other make for some sizzling chemistry.
Although this is a beach read, there are no beach scenes in SHAMELESS (not that there has to be LOL)—it’s set in Seattle, where the sun doesn’t shine all that often—but I do have a scene on John’s yacht, where it’s raining.
Of course. Samantha notices the boat is named Alimony and thinks that’s appropriate considering his past, and it’s a good reminder to keep her distance from him. John thinks it’s a good reminder of what he needs to avoid in the future.
Do either of them listen to those rational voices in their heads? Of course not. This is a beach read—the heart rules everything!