What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Thanks so much for inviting me to your blog today, C.R.! I’ve had over 100 stories and articles published in local and national magazines. My debut novel, a romantic suspense, was a NJRW GOLDEN LEAF WINNER FOR BEST FIRST BOOK OF 2012 and was nominated for RT Book Reviews 2012 Indie Press/Self-Published Contemporary Romance award. Since then, I’ve published four more books with even more on the way.
What book are you going to tell us about today? Is it part of a series? If so, what's the order the books should be read in?
* Sidelined Afterlife is the third book in my series Hauntings at Inner Harbor. The books are standalones, and can be read individually, or in order. Hereafter is the first book, Altered Frequency is the second.
How'd you/your muse come up with this story?
* The series is set in downtown Baltimore, close to where I live, and there are lots of stories about ghosts and hauntings in this area called Inner Harbor. So what better place to set a book about a haunted apartment building?
* The idea for Sidelined Afterlife had been simmering for while. After having a psychic reading, I really wanted to write about a heroine who was psychic. But, the twist is, she hates having her powers. I thought that would be a fun topic to play with.
Describe the hero in five words.
* Hunter is confident, loyal, hard-working, sexy and strong.
Describe the heroine in five words.
* Veronica is pensive, beautiful, caring, strong and driven.
Who's your favorite character in the book & why?
* Uggg! Tough to pick!! I guess I’d have to pick Hunter because he falls in love quickly, and fights hard to be with Veronica. He’s also very sexy and has a great sense of humor. I looove a man with a great sense of humor, don’t you? :)
What's your favorite line in the story?
* Like I said, I love a sense of humor, so this line cracks me up every time I read it. Veronica pushes Hunter out of the way of something the ghost throws at him…and it turns out only to be an orange.
* “I’m Hunter. What do you mean ‘one of those’?” Part of him wanted to risk another citrus attack so she would press against him again.
A look into the story
* Her short laugh erupted. A sweet, melodic sound that filled the small apartment.
* His gaze stayed on that full mouth and he lifted his fingers closer, compelled to touch her. She stared at him with wide eyes as he traced the corner of her mouth lightly with his finger. “I’m a liar. I could never tarnish something as beautiful as this.”
* Christ. What a line. Where had those words come from? But he meant it.
* Her breath was hot against his finger as he traced the line of her lower lip. Her gaze held his. His stomach growled again, breaking the spell, and she blinked and leaned against the sofa.
* “You know what? We never had dessert,” she said.
* He had room for dessert. But not the food kind. He swallowed to quell his appetite for her. “Uh…how about I make an ice cream run? Then we’ll get to work.” Enough of this temptation. He needed to get away from her, from this pull she had on his body and emotions.
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