I have an interview with Tessa Bailey today, and let me tell you, she is one of my favorite authors ever! I adore her Line of Duty series, as well as her first new adult, Unfixable, which released this month. Be sure to check out my review of Unfixable.
About the Author: Tessa Bailey is the author of the Line of Duty series, Unfixable, and several upcoming books as well. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband. Her current place of residence serves as inspiration for her writing, such as why the Line of Duty series is set there. Website | Twitter | Facebook
Which of your heroines in your book would you say you relate most closely to? I always have to find a way to relate to each of my heroines on some level. If I can’t relate to them, or if I wouldn’t be their good friend in real life, I find it difficult to root for their happily ever after. I definitely relate to Willa (from Unfixable) quite a bit. She’s a little lost, but there are a handful of things in her life that are unshakably important, such as her relationship with her sister. Loyalty. Not giving away the upper hand. Those are things I can respect and relate to. I definitely can relate to the wall she has built and being discriminating about who breaches that wall. A lot of people probably can. As you go through life, that wall can get higher and harder to climb if you’re not careful.
Clearly you know Ireland – what is one of your favorite places there? My brother in law lives in a small town in Tipperary called Nenagh. When we go to visit him and his family, we walk up the street to this pub named Hickey’s. The owner lives upstairs and the place basically feels like his living room. They have story night where people come in and take turns talking, sometimes singing. That’s definitely one of my favorite places to go when we visit.
That sounds awesome! Willa has her photography – what are some of your hobbies for when you aren’t writing? Writing used to be considered a hobby for me. Now when I get free time, I’m usually taking the train into Manhattan to see my friends. Is brunch a hobby? Apart from that, I try and get to a concert every couple months. I always come out of a good concert feeling new, the ideas are flowing, maybe because I’ve allowed myself to disconnect for a few hours. I’m also a pool player, although I don’t get to play as often now. My husband and I used to play in leagues and even traveled to Vegas for tournaments, but my hustlin’ days are mostly behind me ;)
This says a lot about a person; what is your karaoke song of choice? Oh man. I used to be so ambitious with my karaoke song choice. I’d try and sing Janis Joplin or Gladys Knight. Now, I have one song that I do well, and I stick with it. “These Boots are Made for Walking” by Nancy Sinatra. I kill it.
What can we expect next from you? On June 9th, I have a Brazen releasing. It’s one book in a continuity involving three other authors (with a prequel by Laura Kaye). It takes place at the wedding of the year at a resort in Colorado. My hero, Reed, is a SWAT team commander and he sets his sights on the blonde sunshiney people pleaser. It’s a scorcher. In the fall, I’m releasing some *light* BDSM books, and in January I’m spinning off the Line of Duty series with an anti-hero series. It starts off with Bowen’s book – you might remember him from His Risk to Take. He’s my favorite hero. Ever.
Thanks for stopping by Tessa. I know I am more than a bit excited for all your upcoming releases! (Oh, who are we kidding? MORE than excited).
A new adult novel from Entangled’s Embrace imprint…
He’s the last thing she wants…but the only thing she needs.
Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup,she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes.
Shane Claymore just wants to race. The death of his father forced him off the Formula One circuit, but he’s only staying in Dublin long enough to sell the Claymore Inn and get things in order for his mother and younger sister. He never expected the sarcastic American girl staying at the inn to make him question everything.
But even as Willa and Shane’s fiery natures draw them together, their pasts threaten to rip them apart. Can Shane give up racing to be with the woman he loves, or will Willa’s quest to resurrect the tough-talking, no-shit-taking girl she used to be destroy any hope of a future together?