Who was your favorite character to write in Rules of Negotiation and The Boss’s Fake Fiance?
Definitely Nan in The Boss’s Fake Fiancee, and I’d have to say Betsy in Rules of Negotiation. I love writing the quirky side characters. Sometimes I think they’re the best parts of my books!
Does your writing process process differ at all between your young adult books and adult books?
Yes, I definitely do more plotting and pre-writing of my young adult books. They require world building and planning at a much higher level than my shorter, adult romances. On the other hand, my young adult books are intended for younger readers (10 and up) so they’re pretty clean. I have to write the adult romance so I can get my fix of the smexy, romantic stuff. ;-)
What does a typical writing day look like for you?
It depends on what stage of a book I’m in. When I’m just starting out with a book I do a lot of thinking and walking, as I try to figure out what’s going on in the story. I rarely write much more than 1,000 words a day at that time. Once I get a really clear picture of the book in my head, things speed up and I write a lot more. But I also need down time between books. I’m never going to be one of those writers who churn out 5 or 6 books a year. I’d get burnt out really fast if I tried that.
What is a book you have read lately and enjoyed?
It took me forever to read it, but I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone, by Laini Taylor, and it was fabulous. Laini is truly a poet, and she spins the most beautiful images in words.
What is next for you?
I am actually going to try something new this winter and release a self-published book called Exposing Alix. It’s a very steamy contemporary romance about an erotic filmmaker who gets hired to help a cynical Hollywood director put more “romance” into his sex scenes. I can’t wait to see what readers think about it. I’ll also be writing the third book in my young adult series (The Talents), and though I don’t have a release date yet, there will be a third book in my Indulgence series about the Bencher family—Brit and Melissa’s brother Ross is next!
Well I definitely cannot wait for all the above! They all sound GREAT. Thank you so much for stopping by Inara. Make sure to check out my review of The Boss’s Fake Fiancee which went up today as well :)
No relationships, that’s billionaire Garth Solen’s rule—especially not with a woman like his new employee Melissa Bencher, who thinks with her heart and not her head. But all bets are off when Melissa tries to make her jerk ex-boyfriend jealous by suggesting that she’s dating her gorgeous boss. How could she have imagined all the trouble one impulsive act could cause?
…or a dream come true?
To protect his ailing grandmother, Garth is forced to play the part of Melissa’s adoring fiancé. Now they’re trying on rings and posing for the paparazzi. The game is clear: for one month, they play the part of an engaged couple, and then they part ways. No emotions. No entanglements. But when it comes to matters of the heart, Melissa’s never been good at following the rules…