Today I am super excited and happy to welcome back to RFTC, author Macy Beckett. Macy is super awesome and it's because of her Sultry Springs series that I have become such a fan of contemporary romance. They are just so freaking good! With today being the release day for A Shot of Sultry I just knew I had to have Macy come by to chat. Please you all, give Macy a very warm welcome!
Macy Beckett writes hot and humorous romance set in Sultry Springs, Texas: where first loves find second chances. Her debut novel, SULTRY WITH A TWIST, released in October, and book two, A SHOT OF SULTRY, is now available in stores and online. A third Sultry Springs novel will release in August. Additionally, Macy writes young adult science fiction under the name Melissa Landers. You can learn more about her books—for adults and teens—on her website.
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First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
Sure thing! I’m Macy Beckett and I write hot, humorous small-town romance for Sourcebooks and Penguin. I live in the Cincinnati ‘burbs with Mr. Macy and our three children, and in addition to romance, I write YA under the name Melissa Landers. You can find out more about all my books—for adults and teens—at www.macybeckett.com
A la Twitter style, please describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
A disgraced journalist is swept into a sultry affair with her brother’s best friend while filming him for a comeback documentary. (Was that 140 characters? I didn’t count.)
What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
Oh, that’s easy. The sex scenes. Regular chapters take me nearly a week to write, but I can bang out (hehe, pun definitely intended) a sex chapter in a day.
What are the things that influence you the most as a writer?
I draw inspiration from music and time spent alone. Long walks help, as well as driving in the car without the kids there to distract me.
What are some of your favorite characteristics to find in a hero?
I like my heroes flawed—you won’t find any “Mary Stu” types in my books. But while my heroes behave like cavemen at times, they’re good deep down where it counts. Their actions speak louder than their (sometimes idiotic) words.
Tell me, is there anything that we would be surprised to learn about you?
Apparently I have some prim and proper mannerisms, and when meeting me for the first time, most people are surprised at what comes out of my mouth. I’m pretty candid, and I have a quirky sense of humor.
If you could live inside any book, which one would you choose and why?
I’d love to live inside Tolkien’s Middle Earth, but only if I get to cross over as an elf. Elves are gorgeous and immortal...unlike dwarves and hobbits.
If you could spend the day in the shoes of any of your characters, who would you choose and why?
That would be Cara Sweeny, my heroine in ALIENATED. You won’t meet her until February 2014, but she’s a fiercely-competitive valedictorian who falls in love with her hot alien exchange student. She suffers more than her fair share of hardships along the journey, but she gets to travel to foreign galaxies and help save mankind from a gristly end. Much more exciting than folding laundry, eh?
If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring only three items, what would you bring and why?
I’m all about keeping it logical. I’d bring a water purifier, a crossbow with plenty of arrows (to shoot game), and a large plastic tarp for shelter.
Last question, are you working on anything right now?
Psh, I’m always working on something. I turned in the third Sultry Springs book (SURRENDER TO SULTRY, coming in August from Sourcebooks), and now I’m drafting the sequel to ALIENATED and the first book in my new romance series, PREMARITAL HEX (coming in 2014 from Penguin.) Busy, busy, busy!
Thanks for having me on the blog today, Danielle! I’d like to ask your readers a question: What are your “must haves” when it comes to small-town romances?
Welcome to Sultry Springs, Texas: where home can be the perfect place for a fresh start.
For West Coast filmmaker Bobbi Gallagher, going back to Sultry Springs is a last resort. But with her career in tatters, a quick trip to her hometown might get her the footage she needs to salvage her reputation. She just can't let anything distract her again. Not even the gorgeous contractor her brother asked to watch over her. As if she can't handle filming a few rowdy Texans.
Golden boy Trey Lewis, with his blond hair and Technicolor-blue eyes, is a leading man if Bobbi ever saw one. He's strong and confident and--much to her delight--usually shirtless. He thinks keeping his best friend's baby sister out of trouble will be easy. But he has no idea of the trouble in store for him...
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- 1 lucky winner will win a copy of Sultry With a Twist
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