In honor of a great boxed set releasing this week, my first 8 authors featured for 2014 are the ones who have written about Unforgettable Heroes. You are going to love them!
Please welcome and meet author Maddie James!
1. Favorite book you WISH you had written?
I adored Outlander by Diana Galbadon. Looking forward to the movie!
2. Favorite movie you would star in…if you were a movie star?
Anything with Sandra Bullock. Okay, I like sappy. Hope Floats.
3. Favorite escape: (i.e., wine, travel, book)?
A book. My couch. A warm blanket. Coffee.
4. What is your favorite kind of cake? (I must ask…I’m a cake aficionado!)
I love cupcakes! Of all sorts, flavors and design. I used to be an Iron Cupcake baker/blogger!
5. What is your creative outlet (aside from writing).
Ah. Well. There was a time when I painted. Someday, again…. I do enjoy crafty things but time has a way of slipping away from me lately.
6. Tell me about your next book release. For example: Genre, blurb, what inspired you to write it?
I am excited about the release of the UNFORGETTABLE HEROES boxed set, with several of my fellow Turquoise Morning Press authors! My book is Rawhide and Roses, which has been a nice seller for me. The ladies do love the cowboys! This is actually the first book ever published by me, and probably one of my favorites. How can you resist a city girl who gets tricked into a trail ride into the Rocky Mountains with a stern-face Alpha cowboy for the trail boss?
I’m also eagerly anticipating the reissue (revised, new and improved!) of my time travel series starting in February 2014. I mentioned Diana Galbadon above, and have to say after reading her books, I was hooked on time travel. This series, The Legend of Blackbeard’s Chalice, has 5 books—three were previously publisher, but books 4 and 5 are brand spanking new! I can’t wait to share them all with my readers. Oh, and they are also retitled as: Entranced, Brazen, Entangled, Wanderlust, and Entwined.
7. Who would play your leading man if your next book gets picked up by Hollywood?
Hm. If it were Jack in Entranced, it would definitely be Johnny Depp. If it were one of my cowboy books, a younger, but still scruffy, Sam Elliot.
8. Best advice you’ve gotten as a writer?
Just keep writing. The more you write, the better you get. Don’t give up.
About Maddie James:
Whether writing traditional contemporary romance or building paranormal worlds, bestselling romance author, Maddie James, pens stories that frequently cross a variety of romantic sub-genres. Sweet or spicy, suspense or comedy, western or time-travel, her heroes and heroines are always chasing one thing—the happily-ever-after. Whether they realize it or not.
Maddie is a Food Network junkie, a wannabe gardener, a by-the-seat-of-her-pants cook, and a closet hermit. She works/writes every day in her converted sunroom office, and wouldn’t have it any other way. She frequently rescues stray pets and plants and an occasional antique wicker table. All of these quirky topics, and more, make their way into her books.
Her first book, THE WILD WEST, a Kensington Precious Gems romance, received a Calico Trails Cameo Award. RED: A SEDUCTION TALE, claimed first place as the Romance Book Scene’s favorite novella of the year. A four time nominee for a CAPA/Psyche Award from The Romance Studio, she wonders if she is the Susan Lucci of romance, although she has received a number of Top Pick, 5 Star, and Best Read reviews from various reviewers. Her books have landed on Amazon Top 100 Paid Bestseller lists, including BROKEN, a #1 bestseller in western romance, and CRAZY FOR YOU, which reached #8 in contemporary romance.
Visit Maddie’s website: www.maddiejames.com
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/maddiejames1