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Author Interviews

An Interview with Sandra Hill

Who is your favorite fictional couple?

Alexander and Tatiana from the Bronze Horseman series, or Jamie and Claire from Outlander

What three qualities does an irresistible love interest have to have?

Loyalty, sense of humor, an irresistible chemistry of attraction

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Just do it.  Like that saying attributed to Nora Roberts, “You can always fix a bad page.  You can’t fix a blank page.”  Also, I wish I had started writing novels earlier.  I’ve always been a writer, but I probably stayed with journalism longer than I should have.

If you could escape into one of the worlds you’ve created in your books, what character would you become and why?

There’s something to be said for all of them…Vangels, Cajuns, Outer Banks folks, Creole Louisiana, but I think I’d like to know some of the Viking Navy SEALs.  They’re outrageously sexy, and brave, and they know how to laugh at themselves.

How do you treat yourself? 

A good book.  Really.  There is nothing better than discovering a new-to-me author and glomming that author’s backlist.

What’s next for you? Are you working on a new project? If so, can you give us a teaser and/or an expected release date?

I just finished the second of my Tante Lulu Cajun prequels, Lulu’s Recipe For Cajun Sass.  And now I’ve returned to my Viking Navy SEALs series with The Caged Viking (or Viking in a Cage, not sure yet).  This book should have been done long ago, but what started as a long novella has gotten longer and longer so that it will end up at least a short novel.  
After that, I’d like to do a long Christmas novella in the Vangel series, though who knows how long it will be with my current record. This would be a reunion of the original vangels, plus some new characters.  My working title for this book is Vangels We Have Heard on High or Hark the Herald Vangels Sing.  I’m not happy with either of those.  Any suggestions?

Author Interviews

An Interview with Jaime Rush

As a tremendously prolific writer, what can you tell us about how you come up with your next idea? 

They come from everywhere and nowhere. Sometimes it’s a line in a song, a snippet of dialog, or a movie trailer. Then I spin it into the “What if?” web. In my latest book, One Last Promise (written under my Tina Wainscott name), it was the idea of losing someone you loved and somehow getting them back again in a paranormal twist. In Dragon Awakened, it was a scene with Ruby and Cyn when they first meet that totally snagged me. 

What three qualities does an irresistible love interest have to have?

Powerful, yet shows his vulnerability.
Respects a woman even whilst sparring or opposing her.
Has empathetic traits and values.

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Be more proactive with asking for things and asserting myself with both my agent and my publisher. When I did take chances, I felt empowered. 

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

Getting out of those subconscious female thoughts that I don’t even realize are expressly feminine. 

If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?

I’d probably be in graphic arts.

What’s next for you? Are you working on a new project? If so, can you give us a teaser and/or an expected release date? 

I’m working on book 5 in my Justiss Alliance series, and editing book 4, Wild Ties, which comes out in March 2021. Here’s the blurb: Undercover & All Tied Up!

Knox Logan and Vivi Sommers are the closed down and contentious members of the Justiss Alliance team, which makes them perfect to portray a troubled married couple while investigating human trafficking at a BDSM therapy club in New Orleans. As Knox and Vivi explore their intimacy issues through the center’s unconventional methods, fantasy and reality enticingly twist…and the danger becomes all too real.