Is any of FENDER BENDER BLUES based on true life experiences, either your own or someone close?
A few years ago I was in a fender bender with a sexy guy in a suit, the difference being that the insurance exchange didn’t lead to great sex—I was married and eight months pregnant, so sexy guy in a suit was off limits. I put my spin on things and gave the experience a better conclusion for a romance reader.
Do you believe opposites have more sparks & excitement, relationship wise, or is two peas in a pod the way to go?
I find that opposites attract; at least they do in my stories! And opposites mean a lot of…differences, which leads to a lot of disagreements. I guess you could say a little bit of bickering, some annoyance and lots of sexual tension make for a good read. I hope! I try to make the characters believable, too. I like to give them every day problems that can really screw up a great relationship when not dealt with the right way. And who really handles every day problems the right way??? Sometimes, when you get two people who are perfect for each other, they figure it out and make a happily ever after ending.
Do you have a certain routine when writing of do you just go with the flow?
I go with the flow. And when the flows not going, I plot a little. When I start out writing a book, I usually have an idea that’s been brewing for awhile. I know in the end there will be a happily ever after ending, but the in-between is just as much a surprise for me as it is to the reader. I like it that way. I don’t like to plot too much. I do, however, realize it’s sometimes necessary in order to get to The End.
Thanks for having me on your blog, today! It’s been fun. I’d like to share with you my new release, FENDER BENDER BLUES, a romantic comedy novel.
“Classic cars, garden gnomes, and steamy romance? My kind of book!”
~Bestselling Author Kate Perry
Rachel Bennett loved her job until the day she finds herself doubting her choices. Now she’s hunting for a new career, but starting over isn’t easy. Her plan is simple—no distractions until she finds her dream job. She didn’t plan on fate throwing her a curveball in the form of a fender bender with a sexy guy in an expensive suit.
Craig Larsen is a wealthy, successful business owner with a plan of his own: survive his current PR nightmare and stay away from his overly determined ex-girlfriend. His need for control and personal success is turned upside down when he meets Rach, a sassy redhead who can’t drive.
Soon they find themselves battling with Rach’s grumpy old neighbor, toilet-papering the trees of a high school nemesis, and fighting over the last slice of pizza. Can two very different people plus one fender bender equal a chance at forever?
Craig shifted to eye her warily. “Since when do you answer me with single words?”
“Since I decided I’m not talking to you,” she answered with a shrug, crumpling up the white paper wrapper from her sub.
Craig leaned his face in close to her neck and enjoyed the startled jerk of her shoulders. Her eyes opened wide in surprise. His breath shifted a few strands of hair at the nape of her neck as he whispered, “Why, because you want me?”
“You’re incorrigible,” she said, breathless, her cheeks flushed.
She’s enjoying this. The thought pleased him. Rach was on her back beside him now, her eyes closed. He glanced around the park to see if anyone was watching. No one was. He could swoop in for a kiss and no one would catch him. No one would care, he told himself. She won’t mind…
“I can feel you staring.”
Craig smiled down at her. “So what.”
She peeked at him with one green eye. “So stop it.”
“And if I don’t?” Maybe she’d tackle him, push him down on the blanket and…
She didn’t. She promptly closed her eye and went back to pretending indifference. “I’ll hit you, that’s what.”
“Not if I do this, you won’t.”
He’d only meant it to be a short kiss, but the pleasure of touching his lips to hers kept him there longer. Her tongue was velvet soft and warm against his and the slow mating of their mouths quickened his heartbeat even as he told himself, It’s no big deal, just a kiss.
She nipped his bottom lip and sent heat sliding through his body. The woman could kiss.
She whispered soft against his lips, “Now why don’t you admit that it’s you who wants me.”
Fender Bender Blues, a romantic comedy
January 24, 2013 exclusive Amazon digital release
ComingMay 3, 2013everywhere
published by Wild Rose Press
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