This week I’m interviewing Sarah Daniels. Sarah writes what she loves to read—irresistible romance, from sweet to steamy and everything in between. She grew up in a small town and was once a landlord of two uninvited squirrels. She has no regrets about turning her back on her accounting degree to write romance, but she deeply regrets her inability to keep track of her car keys. Subscribe to Sara’s newsletter: http://eepurl.com/rx_AL
We’ll be giving away a copy of her ebook, The Bad Boy’s Guilt , book two of The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow series, to someone who comments on this week’s post. We get a lot of reads but not a lot of comments, so the odds are good you’ll win a copy, so say Hi! at the end of the post.
Nicole trusted Wyatt with her heart once. She won’t make the same mistake twice.
A broken-down car destroys Nicole DeMonde’s plan to be cool and self-sufficient when she returns to her hometown for her brother’s wedding. The cop who comes to her rescue is none other than local hottie Wyatt Truman, who slept with her then dumped her when they were teens. She has no choice but to accept his help. However, she knows better than to trust him with her heart twice.
Wyatt is determined to earn Nicole’s forgiveness and make amends for his callous past. Once he lays eyes on her, he can’t help wanting more than forgiveness. In fact, his intentions are starting to bear a suspicious resemblance to the forever variety.
If she can’t avoid Wyatt, a one-night stand might be just the thing Nicole needs to work him out of her system. Or will her recovery plan destroy her heart once and for all?
Hi Sara, thanks for being this week’s small town guest author. I’ve read The Bad Boy’s Gift and really enjoyed it. Tell us about your latest book.
Thanks so much for hosting me and showcasing my small town series, Judy. I launched The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow series this spring, starting with The Bad Boy’s Gift (which is currently free on all retailers), followed by The Bad Boy’s Guilt, The Bad Boy’s Guarantee, and The Bad Boy’s Goodness.
Where is your series set, and what sets your town apart?
My series is set in Regret Hollow, a fictional town in southeastern Wisconsin, a little over an hour’s drive from Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison, with a population of 2,631. The residents love to play off the town name. Their welcome sign professes, “Your only regret will be leaving.” You can eat breakfast and lunch at the No Regrets Café and enjoy dinner at The Hollow Leg Pizzeria. There’s also a notorious make-out destination off a dirt road and into the woods on the edge of town, and more often than not, my characters end up there engaging in an activity that one or both of them may regret.
What attracted you to the small-town romance genre?
I grew up in a small town, and if something happened with kids at the high school, my dad (who knew and talked to everyone!) usually found out about it before I was home from school. I love the small-town community where everyone knows everyone, looks out for everyone, and often sticks their nose (and opinions) into everyone else’s business. Many times, the true stories are stranger and funnier than fiction. A couple years ago, a woman I’d never met stopped her full-size van in the middle of the street. She then asked me to open the passenger door and move her boxed frozen turkey from the floor onto the passenger seat. She explained that she was 87 years old and had just had hip surgery, so she couldn’t pick the turkey up from the floor. But she was apparently cleared to drive!
Because my series is titled The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow, I’m naturally exploring the interlocking themes of bad boys and regrets. Both have been more nuanced than I expected. In The Bad Boy’s Gift, the hero has been labeled “bad” since he was kid and carried that label as part of his identity, even though there was never anything truly bad about him. In The Bad Boy’s Guilt, the hero is the ultimate good-guy cop who has to come to terms with the regrettable, bad actions of his past. In The Bad Boy’s Goodness, the hero truly was a “bad boy” and believes he’s unworthy of the good-girl heroine.
Coffee or tea?
Coffee with extra cream, please.
Wine , whisky or beer?
Red wine, thank you very much. And now you know my weakness! Thank you so much for hosting me and my bad boys, Judy. I’m pouring you a virtual glass, right now.
My weakness too. Thanks for coming by the blog today.
And now everyone, be sure to comment to enter the contest, and come back next week when Jacquie Biggar will be my guest again, and find out who’s the lucky winner of the contest.