Celebrating Romance Authors Interview – Hope Daniels/Alicia Dawn

Here is my author interview with Hope Daniels & Alicia Dawn for the Celebrating Romance Authors & Their Books Event. We will be featuring their book Hell On The Heart so make sure to grab your copy today!

Romance in itself is so much more than a genre and with romance being mixed with so many other genres do you find that romance is versatile and can easily be mixed or challenging to incorporate with other genres?
Alicia: I do believe romance is versatile. That its easy to incorporate and be written into any genre.

Hope: Romance is everywhere as it should be. If you look around you, you’ll see romance blossoming in the oddest of places. Haven’t you ever noticed a couple who are totally in love and thought how did the two of them get together because they just didn’t seem to be a likely match? We are finally catching up with life in books. We have far to go with multi-racial lead characters, but maybe authors will finally get their heads out of their behinds.

When it comes to writing romance who do you think does it better women or men and why?
Alicia: I don’t think being female or male writer matter. As long as the story being told draws the reader in an enchants them into their world, thatch all that matters.

Hope: HA! Trick question. Romance can be written well by both men and women. Honestly, are Nicholas Sparks books any better than Tara Sivec, Meghan March, Katy Regnery or our books for that matter? No, he just hit the market at the right time with the proper promotional tools and the budget to do so behind him. Yes, his work is awesome, but so is ours. 🙂

If you had to write a romance novel about your own life what would the title be?
Alicia: “Love me as I am”

Hope: “Not What We Were Searching For”

What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for someone or had done for you?
Alicia: The most romantic thing I’ve experienced is being treated to dinner and a movie on my birthday. Its was a simple gesture but I had fun an enjoyed it just the same.

Hope: Wow, this is a tough question. My hubby is not the romantic type for the most part. However, this past Christmas, he went above and beyond by buying me Terry Redlin prints I have been wanting for a long time. He made me cry. I think it was the first time he has ever really gotten me what I could say was what I really wanted.

Would you consider yourself a romantic and if so why or why not?
Alicia: At heart, yes I do consider myself a romantic.

Hope: Yes, I am a romantic. I would love the big house with all the romantic trimmings to it, although reality is much different and life has a way of reminding you why we write fiction in the first place.

Just for fun everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is all about romance and while we are a few months past that I am curious to know if you get into the spirit of things?
Alicia: No not really anymore. When I was younger yes every year.

Hope: I’m with Alicia on this one. I used to make the effort. Buy a card, make a special meal, dress up and wear sexy lingerie. Now, it’s not that I don’t want to, but will both grown adults and their families moved back in the house with their kids, it is hard to be romantic.

Do you have any special links that you would like people to follow or signup for?
Hope Daniels

Newsletter

Alicia Dawn

 

Hope’s Facebook Page

Alicia’s Facebook Page

Facebook Page

Hope’s Twitter

Alicia’s Twitter

Who is your most beloved character based on reader feedback?
Alicia: That would have to be Hope and I’s first book. Ryan an Zoey. We love them both a lot.

Hope: Definitely Ryan and Zoey so far, although we are getting a lot of great feedback about our new couple J.T. and Tessa.

For those authors out there just starting out what advice can you give them as far as when it may become to much or you just need a break from the voices. What do you do when you just need to get away?
Alicia: I would say to new writers enjoy the freedom of creating stories from their voices. Because that’s what I believe writing is about. But also find something you personally enjoy to take a break when it became to much. My break from them, I either knit or catch up on my tv shows and movies.

Hope: First of all, if you want this to be your job, take business and marketing courses. If you want this to be your passion, write. Write, write and write even more. If you find your passion needs to become your job, learn from other authors. Remember if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. It will bite you in the ass later. When the voices stop talking get out of your head and out of your house/office. You cannot write about people if you are not amongst them. Read. Live life. Laugh when you can and always share the moonshine. I am still trying to find a way to get my break. I am either watching grandkids or writing. I guess my break will be going to book events. I look forward to it with a virgins passion on her wedding night.

What platform have you found works the best for your books?
Ebooks are selling the best for us right now via Amazon. However, we do offer a reduced rate to US residents who purchase our books directly from us via paypal, square or cash at our book events. The first one is coming soon!

Celebrating Romance Authors Interview – Laurie Olerich

Here is my author interview with Laurie Olerich for the Celebrating Romance Authors & Their Books Event. We will be featuring her book Benn so make sure to grab your copy.

Romance in itself is so much more than a genre and with romance being mixed with so many other genres do you find that romance is versatile and can easily be mixed or challenging to incorporate with other genres?
I’ve seen romance—in some fashion—included in all of the books I’ve read. Even buddy adventures usually include some romance or at least meaningless sex or an ex someone is trying to forget! The genre lines are becoming more and more blurred now that indie authors (like moi!) aren’t tied to traditional publishing templates and formats. My stories are a crossgenre blend of urban fantasy, romance, and action/adventure. Some books have the romantic relationship as the absolute center of the story. In others, the romance is an organic part of the plot but the mystery, crisis, or apocalypse is nearly equally as important to the book. As a reader, I want to see some romance because it’s fun to watch the tension between the two characters (or three, or four…). I don’t think it’s always necessary to have a lot of sex scenes in every story though. Don’t get me wrong—I love a good shagging as much as the next reader—but, it should be natural to the plot.

When it comes to writing romance who do you think does it better women or men and why?
I’ve never read a romance novel that’s been written by a man—at least not knowingly. I could assume women write it better, but only if I’m looking at romance from a female point of view… lots of deep emotion and angstiness. I tend to like funnier, playful characters who don’t spend a lot of time in emotional drainage so I’d probably enjoy a romance written by a man. Wow! That sounds a little sexist… in any case, I’m sure that male romance authors have a certain something they bring to the book.

If you had to write a romance novel about your own life what would the title be?
Ha! My romantic life is a horror story! The best title would be “Where did all the penises go?” Subtitle: They were harder when I was younger!”

What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for someone or had done for you?
My first husband was very romantic. On my birthday one year, he put together a picnic of cheese and bread and champagne. He took me into the woods to drink and eat. It was February and the woods were filled with two feet of snow. It was magical. It was cold as shit. He got lucky that night though!

Would you consider yourself a romantic and if so why or why not?
Depends on the day! When I’m in the middle of a romantic scene and my characters are connecting and loving on each other, I’m a puddle of mushy and love. Yay, romance!

Just for fun everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is all about romance and while we are a few months past that I am curious to know if you get into the spirit of things?
I bake. It’s what I do. For this holiday, I usually make cupcakes or cookies. Pink frosting, of course. I always do a little something for my son because he’s an awesome kid and will always be my valentine.

Do you have any special links that you would like people to follow or signup for?
Sure! People can follow me all over the internet planet! I’m very sociable and love chatting with readers, especially if they want to talk about books! I have a newsletter too. People should sign up for that. I’m starting a bunch of fun contests in July.

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Who is your most beloved character based on reader feedback?
Hands down my most beloved character is my Primani Declan Manning. He’s a core character in every Primani Series book. Dec’s the healer; the funny one; the sweet natured bad ass demon killer who makes everyone sigh. He’s everyone’s favorite book boyfriend. The funny thing is, he wasn’t supposed to be the most beloved character! When I started the series, he was a minor character. I thought Sean would be the favorite, but he’s not. It’s always been Dec. I’ll admit to having a soft spot for him too. He’s just the sweet, funny, sensual immortal you want to take to bed and keep there for eternity.

For those authors out there just starting out what advice can you give them as far as when it may become too much or you just need a break from the voices. What do you do when you just need to get away?
I listen to music or take my dog for a walk in the country. Music is my biggest escape AND also my biggest inspiration for my writing. Each author is different, of course, so we all have to find what works for us. The idea is to give your brain a break—do something that lets your thoughts roam without purpose. Some people go for a drive. That works too.

What platform have you found works the best for your books?
I sell most of my books through Amazon though iTunes is a close second. I love meeting readers in person though so I always have a table at Comic Con.

Celebrating Romance Authors Interview – Desiree Cox

Here is my author interview with Desiree Cox for the Celebrating Romance Authors & Their Books Event. We will be featuring Desiree’s very first Paranormal erotic romance is available now for pre-order! Holt, book 11 in the multi-author series A Wolf’s Hunger is just $0.99.

Romance in itself is so much more than a genre and with romance being mixed with so many other genres do you find that romance is versatile and can easily be mixed or challenging to incorporate with other genres?
I think there is so much versatility of the romance genre that it does make it really easy to write so many subgenres. An author’s flexibility is virtually limitless.

When it comes to writing romance who do you think does it better women or men and why?
There are so many women authors who write romance really well, but for the men who write romance, they do a phenomenal job, too. I can’t say which gender does it better, I love reading both male and female authors.

If you had to write a romance novel about your own life what would the title be?
Unbreakable Vows

What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for someone or had done for you?
I can’t say this is necessarily the most romantic, but for our 25th wedding anniversary, hubby and I got matching tattoos that say “In this life together” and ours names. Next month we will be renewing our vows while on our family vacation.
I also think it’s very romantic when we are in the mall, and hubby holds my hand.

Would you consider yourself a romantic and if so why or why not?
I definitely consider myself a romantic. Not someone who wants flowers every week or cards or anything like that, but to me, a romantic weekend can be spent with my hubby talking while we work on projects around the house. I may tell him I love him and give him a kiss, or vice versa, but it’s the quality time together.

Just for fun everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is all about romance and while we are a few months past that I am curious to know if you get into the spirit of things?
Every day is Valentine’s Day for us. We don’t do anything elaborate for that specific day.

Do you have any special links that you would like people to follow or signup for?
I’d love it if I could get people to follow me on Amazon and support my Thunderclap for my very first paranormal romance coming Aug 4th.
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Thunderclap

Who is your most beloved character based on reader feedback?
Sky, from the Lust, Desire, and Love trilogy book 1 is a reader favorite, for sure.

For those authors out there just starting out what advice can you give them as far as when it may become too much or you just need a break from the voices. What do you do when you just need to get away?
When I need a break from writing, I workout and read. And I don’t let myself feel any guild if I step away for weeks, which I’ve done. When I get back to writing, I feel refreshed and ready to go.

What platform have you found works the best for your books?
I find Amazon works best for me. Almost all of my stories are exclusively there.

Celebrating Romance Authors Interview – Robin Rance

Here is my author interview with Robin Rance for the Celebrating Authors & Their Books Event. We will be featuring Her Mid-Life Cravings book so make sure to check it out.

Romance in itself is so much more than a genre and with romance being mixed with so many other genres do you find that romance is versatile and can easily be mixed or challenging to incorporate with other genres?
Romance can be found in any genre. I love, love and the possibilities of writing about it are endless

When it comes to writing romance, who do you think does it better women or men and why?
I would think a woman would be better at writing about romance. It is she who fantasizes about love and all the trimmings. I not sure if a man could capture those feelings the right way.

If you had to write a romance novel about your own life what would the title be?
“It was so close, I could almost taste it”

What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for someone or had done for you?
I had a man who I was dating at one time who was the head of security for a popular club. He had invited me out for dinner and at the last minute he had to work. He asked me to meet him at the club and had the staff checking on me all night long, and he had set the table up with candles and flowers for me. He stopped by every chance he could get to make sure I was well taken care of. It was heavenly.

Would you consider yourself a romantic and if so why or why not?
Absolutely, I love romance and it is something that I’ve searched for in all of my past relationships, but I just can’t seem to hold onto it. Romance can hold a couple together if they both work on it, or tear it apart if they don’t.

Just for fun everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is all about romance and while we are a few months past that I am curious to know if you get into the spirit of things?
I used to, but the romance has been gone for many years in my relationship.

Do you have any special links that you would like people to follow or signup for?
My author page

My Facebook page

My readers group;
The Robinators Readers and Dreamers

Who is your most beloved character based on reader feedback?
It would be either John Smith, or Lexi Bella. They are both fan favorites

For those authors out there just starting out what advice can you give them as far as when it may become too much or you just need a break from the voices. What do you do when you just need to get away?
I like to take a few days before I start on another project to read a book. Otherwise, my mind doesn’t let go of the book that was just finished. All stories never end, it’s up to you to decide where to stop it temporarily.

What platform have you found works the best for your books?
ARC readers are great to use, but I have found over half never leave a review. Facebook is the most powerful tool by doing book promotions and takeover events.

Celebrating Romance Authors Interview – K.D. Friedrich

Here is my author interview with K.D. Friedrich for the Celebrating Romance Authors & Their Books Event. We will be featuring her book Passion of a Witch so make sure to grab your copy today!

Romance in itself is so much more than a genre and with romance being mixed with so many other genres do you find that romance is versatile and can easily be mixed or challenging to incorporate with other genres?
I find it easy to incorporate romance into other genres. I write paranormal and contemporary romance and I’m currently working on a science fiction romance. I just think of the genre as the platform in which I build the relationship between the main characters. That relationship and the development of it is the most important part of the story.

When it comes to writing romance who do you think does it better women or men and why?
I don’t think either sex is better than the other when it comes to writing romance. Rather, they each contribute their own unique take on relationships and sex. It’s a benefit to readers to be offered diversity.

If you had to write a romance novel about your own life what would the title be?
Lessons Learned.

What is the most romantic thing you have ever done for someone or had done for you?
When I was with my ex boyfriend, he drove from Tennessee to New York just to see me for one night. The gesture was the sweetest thing someone had ever done for me.

Would you consider yourself a romantic and if so why or why not? Yes, I love romance. It makes the world seem brighter and softer. It gives me hope.

Just for fun everyone knows that Valentine’s Day is all about romance and while we are a few months past that I am curious to know if you get into the spirit of things?
I like to treat Valentine’s Day as a special day. I’ll share a nice dinner with my special guy or just spend some quality alone time together. It’s the day of love after all.

Do you have any special links that you would like people to follow or signup for?
I’d love for people to sign up for my newsletter. The sign up form is on the bottom of my website’s home page at www.kdfriedrich.com.

Who is your most beloved character based on reader feedback?
I can’t choose a favorite character. I love them all for different reasons. Some have challenged me, while others reached inside and helped me face some of my demons. Then there were those that made me laugh when all I wanted to do was cry. I love them all.

For those authors out there just starting out what advice can you give them as far as when it may become too much or you just need a break from the voices. What do you do when you just need to get away?
When I want to escape, I read. It’s my therapy. Reading is my distraction from all the stress and anxiety life throws at me.

What platform have you found works the best for your books?
I’m still discovering what works. Right now, producing the best stories possible is my number one priority. My other concern is getting my name and books out there for all to see through my website, social media, and events.

The Multi Genre, Multi Day Themed Event Interview – T.K. Lawyer

Here is my author interview with T.K. Lawyer for The Multi Genre, Multi Day Themed Event. We will be highlighting her The Guardian League Series which currently consists of Jasper, Centurion and Apollo so make sure to check out this amazing series today!

What made you choose to write in the romance genre?
Love is exciting and everyone craves a bit of romance in their life.  I think that’s why romance is such a popular genre and comes in many different sub-genres as a result of people’s preferences, flavors and creative ideas.  With romance, you can address all kinds of real issues that occur when getting to know someone or from the actual trials and errors of being in a relationship.  Some subjects that no one wants to discuss but has experienced.  You can also address taboo subjects in romances and readers can experience for themselves how that type of relationship may or may not work and if they like that type of subject.

How many books do you currently have out and which one would you recommend new readers start with?
I have four books published, currently.  Three with the Guardian League Series and my first short story book, Angels and Diamonds.
I would recommend a new reader start with  Angels and Diamonds, which I specifically wrote for readers who haven’t read my books yet but want a taste of my writing.  Angels and Diamonds features seven stories- each with an Angel and a Diamond in it.  It’s a fun, short read.  I would suggest they start with that book, first, to see if they like my style.

Do you enjoy reading romance books as much as you like to write them?
I like reading much more often than I like writing because there’s a lot of work involved with writing.  But it also depends on my mood because sometimes I’m just itching to write a scene and the words just flow out of me onto the keyboard and it’s truly wonderful and fun.

If you could co-write a new romance book with any other author who would you choose and why?
This is a tough one for me because I like a lot of authors.  I think I would like working with Eve Langlais.  She has a funny sense of humor and she has great ideas.  I think we could combine our strengths and create something wonderful for our readers.

How do you think you have grown as an author from the time when you first started until now?
I have learned a lot on my own and within the writing community.  As an author, you are always learning new ways to market and advertise yourself and your books because this is the life blood of your business.  When I first started, I didn’t have a clue what I got myself into but I knew I had to write so I embraced anything that came my way.  It’s been a few years now and I’m happy for the continued experience.

If you had to describe the life of an author in three words what would you choose?
Marketing, Writing, Editing

Do you have any recent literary news that you would like to share with us?
I am working on finishing up my self-edits for my fourth book, Aeron, which is a phenomenal book!  Once it’s done, I’ll be submitting it to the Publisher for consideration.  I will also return to my edits for Nightfall, my first wolf shifter book, which is currently out of print but has a contract to publish.  Nightfall is a really unique shifter novel and should be out later this year.  Keep an eye out for it.  You’ll love it!

How long on average does it take you from start to finish to release a new book?
I’m a bit slow because I edit as I write.  I also work a full time day job so I only get a chance to write after hours or on weekends when I have the time.  I also won’t write when I am not in the mood because it won’t be enjoyable and I will likely write stuff I will need to re-write or edit thoroughly so it’s just better if I wait until the mood strikes so I can jot down great scene, instead.  The average time it takes me to finish a 90k book is usually a little more than a year.

What book or books do you plan on promoting during your romance themed day takeover?
My Guardian League Series and my short story book, Angels and Diamonds.  If you love hot, protective Angels, I am the author for you.  You need to try one of my books!

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice when it came to being an author what would you say and why?
Start earlier.  If I had started my writing career in my 20’s, I would’ve had a bunch more books out there and be much wiser than I am now with all the knowledge I would’ve accumulated.  I think it’s great when young women know they want to write and they start their adventures at an early age.

The Multi Genre, Multi Day Themed Event Interview – Cherime MacFarlane

Here is my author interview with Cherime MacFarlane for The Multi Genre, Multi Day Themed Event. We will be highlighting her MacGrough Series which starts with book one Highland Light so make sure to grab your copy today!

What made you choose to write in the romance genre?
I love happy endings. And love does make the world go around. PS I do write other genres.

How many books do you currently have out and which one would you recommend new readers start with?
I have over twenty out now. When the publisher gets the balance of the MacGrough series out it will be over thirty books.

Do you enjoy reading romance books as much as you like t write them?
Yes.

If you could co-write a new romance book with any other author who would you choose and why?
Gosh! That’s a hard one. It’s a toss up between Linda Lee Williams or Nikki Lynn Barrett or Michele Gwynn.

How do you think you have grown as an author from the time when you first started until now?
That’s a hard one to answer because I have but how to describe it is the problem.

If you had to describe the life of an author in three words what would you choose?
Coffee, work try to stay off Facebook, eat, work, sleep write, try to sleep. Get up and do it all over again.

Do you have any recent literary news that you would like to share with us? Yes, Very soon The Other Side of Dusk is going to come out. A historical set in Scotland about 150s C.E. “A boy sold as a slave is used by a Roman woman to get pregnant so the master may have an heir. But it all backfires when an old soldier who serves her household takes pity on the boy. He teaches him to fight and when the child is born, helps the slave escape with his son. He is home but…his people aren’t sure he is fit to take his father’s place when the time comes. The Picts are ready to revolt against Roman rule and the Scotti may be caught in the middle. To make matters worse, the master is seeking his stolen son.”

How long on average does it take you from start to finish to release a new book?
That depends on what is going on at the time. But I have been know to get a book out in a couple of months.

What book or books do you plan on promoting during your romance themed day takeover?
Then They Were Six, Mile 43.3 Richardson Highway and Deirdre of the Sorrows.

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice when it came to being an author what would you say and why?
Don’t let those ideas you had get lost again.

Trey Character Interview – (A Home for Her Heart) Brynette L. Turner

Here is the character interview with Trey from A Home for Her Heart written by Brynette L. Turner.

Q1: When Regina first started working for you, did you have any idea that she was in trouble?
At first, I thought she was just quiet until I observed how she cowered when her boyfriend was around and seemed to be especially secretive about her personal life. Those signs, coupled with the fact that she too often dressed in clothes that covered too much of her skin for the season of the year, made me suspect she might be in an abusive relationship.

Q2: What made you decide that Gina needed you to rescue her in the way you did instead of only giving her some advice and hoping she would follow it?
Rescuing Regina wasn’t really a decision as much as it was an impulse. When I saw how bruised and broken she was, all I wanted to do was protect her—and that meant getting her away from the man who had hurt her. Taking her into my home, instead of putting her in a shelter with strangers, seemed like the best way to truly know that she would be all right. Like I said, it was more of an impulse than some well thought out decision. Thankfully, it was the right thing to do.

Q3: How did you feel when Gina was surprised to find out that you’re a black man?
Honestly, with pale skin and wavy hair, I’m used to people thinking I’m a white man, so the fact that Gina had also made that assumption didn’t bother me. Look, I don’t discuss my heritage at work because it’s really no one’s business. People see what they want, and if looking white means that’s the default assumption about me, I have no control over it. But, I’m a proud black man and live my private life accordingly.

Q4: Why do you think people should read your story?
It really isn’t my story. It’s the story of a beautiful young woman who is brilliant and talented and stronger than many people. The things she has to consider in this story still make my head spin, and I honestly understand where her hang-ups and hesitations come from. People should read about Regina because we all need to believe in heroes, and she is her own hero in some ways.

The Multi Genre, Multi Day Themed Event Interview – Brynette L. Turner

Here is my author interview with Brynette L. Turner for The Multi Genre, Multi Day Themed Event. We will be highlighting her The Rescue Me Series which currently includes As It Should Be, A Home for Her Heart and An Unlikely Engagement which are all available for FREE on KU so make sure to grab your copy today of these amazing books.

What made you choose to write in the romance genre?
I’m a hopeless romantic who believes in love at first sight and happy endings. It just made sense for me to write the genre I most enjoy reading and that matches my personality.

How many books do you currently have out and which one would you recommend new readers start with?
I have 15 books being sold on Amazon. I recommend people starting with Premonitions because it is the first book in a series that has won me awards for romance and suspense. The characters are strong and have unusual experiences, but the plots are also very well-developed and not predictable.

Do you enjoy reading romance books as much as you like to write them?
Yes, I love reading romance novels, especially ones with steamy sex scenes. Erotic romance is probably my favorite sub-genre.

If you could co-write a new romance book with any other author who would you choose and why?
I would choose Nia Forrester because I love the way her characters seem so real, are complex, and prove that love can overcome even heartbreaking obstacles.

How do you think you have grown as an author from the time when you first started until now?
I think that I understand the mechanics of plot development better now than ever. My books flow well and I try to make sure I capture the reader’s attention right from the start. I’ve definitely grown to understand that pacing and drama are what keep many plots interesting.

If you had to describe the life of an author in three words what would you choose?
Demanding, flexible, and non-traditional.

Do you have any recent literary news that you would like to share with us?
Yes, I’m the author of contemporary romance, but I’ll be releasing an erotica series this summer under the pen name Josie Carver and recently made arrangements for a huge promotion campaign.  There will be parties, giveaways, swag, blog tours, and contests. The books will be available as ebooks but also paperback versions will be sold nationally in the 56 Lions Den Adult Bookstores in 22 states. The series is about the members of an African-American BDSM club, and there will be three books to begin the Club Starburst Series. One Lions Den local store has recently agreed to feature me with a book signing during the fall Ladies Night.

How long on average does it take you from start to finish to release a new book?
A full-length book normally takes me four to six weeks to write. Then I allow a couple of weeks for my editor to have it, followed by another week to revise and format the book to upload. So, three months would be a good estimate of how long it takes me to produce a book.

What book or books do you plan on promoting during your romance themed day takeover?
I will promote The Rescue Me Series, which is a trilogy of novellas about women who find themselves in situations where they need a little help. Sometimes they are in physical danger, and at other times they need help making the right choices with the right man.

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice when it came to being an author what would you say and why?
My advice would be to be better organized. I find that the creation of books flows more smoothly if I take the time up front to lightly outline where I want the plot to go, pull pictures to represent my characters, and make a chart to keep all of the little details straight.

Sadie Character Interview – (Feels Like Love) N.D. Jackson

Here is the character interview with Sadie from N.D. Jackson’s book Feels Like Love!

Biggest musical inspiration:
I love powerful female voices like Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston and most recently, Adele. They all have different sounds but you feel their pain, their joy and their love in every lyric. I aspire to be like them, to make people feel the way those women made me feel.

Where was your favorite place to live?
Before I crash landed in Mustang Prairie I would have said New Orleans. Something about the city is so electric, so vibrant and creative. But Mustang Prairie has a way of pulling you in and making you wonder how you ever enjoyed living in the big city. Except when everyone in town asks you when  you’re going to start having babies.

If you could change one moment in your life, what would it be?
The old Sadie would have said she would change the moment my mom died but I don’t think that would have changed much, only delayed the inevitable. If I could change one moment it would have been that moment I decided to keep Dylan as a friend. I could have had that much more time with him. Loving him. I can hardly remember the moment but in a flash I decided to put myself in the Friend Zone.
Yeah, I want that moment back Universe.

When will you and Dylan tie the knot?
(Shrugs) If work slows down and I find the perfect dress then maybe by the end of the year. We fell in love over the
Christmas holidays so maybe a white wedding?

Favorite cocktail:
Old fashioned. Lots of flavor, kind of sweet and it packs one hell of a punch!

Favorite place to eat in Mustang Prairie:
Carla’s Cupcakery. Hands down the absolute best cupcakes on the planet. Especially the things that woman can do with wine and frosting!

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