Today I have an awesome giveaway, this is one my favorite books I read this year! So get ready, I'm giving away 2 paperbacks (unsigned) of RIDE STEADY by Kristen Ashley!! This incredible biker romance is to die for so if you haven't read it, you need to guys. Also, I had the amazing opportunity to ask Kristen a few questions and here's what she shared with me! ♥
Enjoy and good luck everybody!! A new giveaway to come tomorrow! :D
Nancy: Thank you so much for the interview opportunity!
Kristen: Thank you right back for asking me to be a part of your blogiversary and CONGRATULATIONS!
Nancy: I have read several of your series and I've always wondered, when you start a series do you usually have an idea of the plots for each book? Or is that something that comes to you as you write every story? I find this particularly fascinating about your writing because of the way you connect characters and plots throughout a series so perfectly.
Kristen: No pre-plotting for me, darlin’. I just go with the flow, my characters living in my head and giving me a window into their worlds. What I see, hear and feel, I type out.
It’s a lovely compliment that you’ve given me and I’m delighted you feel that way. Fortunately, this comes not from plotting but from what I mentioned above. The characters living in my head. They feel very real up there and they keep on going, even after their stories are told. I never really let any of them go. It’s all these lovely lives and networks of people who live on so it seems very natural to me they’d keep coming back. Natural that things would happen such as Joker and Carissa running into Indy and Lee at Las Delicias because that’s Indy and Lee’s favorite restaurant. Or Joe Callahan doing Sampson Cooper’s security because Joe is security to the stars and Sam would contract with the best to put a system into his home.
So that’s the word I’d use, “natural.” It just naturally happens, naturally and happily!
Nancy: I loved Walk Through Fire, I think it's one of your most emotional/beautiful stories yet. What would you say was your favorite thing about writing that story? Was any part hard to write?
Kristen: I am very lucky (knock on wood!) not to run up to many roadblocks with writing. So although there are scenes that are difficult to get through due to emotional elements, nothing is ever really hard to write. In fact, the more emotional the scene, the easier it is to write because I’m so in love with my characters, I’m bound and determined to get them to their happy ending and that means getting them out of the rough stuff as soon as possible to set them to easy sailing.
As for my favorite part of Walk Through Fire, in that book, there are many. It’s hard to describe them without giving away spoilers but definitely the revelation scene, not just Millie and Logan’s heartwrenching experiences through that, but the Chaos brothers part in that scene. Also, any time the girls get together. I love the sisterhood and there was a lot of goodness both from Millie’s friends as well as the Chaos girl posse in that book. Millie’s discovery of what happened to Logan’s tattoo was another emotionally charged scene, but one I loved. And the very final scene. Yes, that one. Definitely. ☺
Nancy: Out of all your books, do you have a favorite one?
Kristen: This is like asking someone to say which is their favorite child. I always answer, “I love the one I’m with,” and that’s the truth. I love them all but when I’m up to my neck in a story, I’m falling in love with a hero and heroine, a cast of characters, completely obsessed with them. If I’m not careful, everything stops. I find it difficult even to carve out time to make myself something to eat!
So each and every one of my babies is my favorite.
Nancy: Thanks again! <3
Kristen: And many thanks to you! Happy blogiversary and cheers to many more to come!
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