Please help me welcome Avery Flynn to the blog today for an interview!
Avery, I'm so glad to have you with us today. Thanks for stopping by!
Tell me about yourself, and your writing.
First, thanks so much for having me! I am just your typical coffee and chocolate addicted romance writer with an extreme sarcastic streak. :) I write the kind of stories I love to read: Fun, fast-paced, hot romantic suspense/action adventure featuring alpha heroes and the women who tame them.
How long have you been writing? How many published books do you have, and what genres?
I’ve been writing since my dad gave me a typewriter in grade school so .... many decades. LOL. I have three books out (Temptation Creek, Seduction Creek and Passion Creek) and have a novella that will be coming out in 2013.
Do you write in multiple genres or just one? If just one, do you ever consider straying outside your genre?
Actually, my novella is a zombie fairytale - a complete departure from my Layton Family series. I love those Laytons but it was really fun to write something completely different.
Are you a plotter or do you write from the seat of your pants?
A plotter for sure. I stray from my outline, but I need to have a plan to start with.
What is a typical writing day like for you?
Man, I wish I had a typical day. I try to write a chapter a day and most days I can actually make that happen. But then there are the days when I can’t tear myself away from Etsy or Facebook.
Who do you love to read? Favorite authors, favorite books?
I love Lori Foster, Darynda Jones, Janet Evanovich and Julie James. Jennifer Estep is a favorite too. I read a ton of non-romance as well. Denise Lehane is amazing and Tana French is my absolute favorite non-romance writer.
What is something you'd like to accomplish in your writing career next year?
My goal for next year is to get an agent. I’ve published without one, but I finally met an agent with whom I really would love to work with, so fingers crossed that will happen.
If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?
Oh, I’m a total snoop so I’d love to be able to read people’s minds. Bwahahahahahaha (insert fake mustache twirling here).
If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have?
Pegasus would be cool. God, the traffic jams I could avoid.
Tell us a little about your latest release.
Gladly! Uptight history professor Sam Layton may have the abs of a movie action hero, but he stopped believing in the joy of adventure a long time ago. However, when a one-night stand with a tattooed bombshell leads to a treasure map for the long-buried Rebecca’s Bounty, the call to action is too strong to ignore.
All Las Vegas cocktail waitress Josie Winarsky wants to do is paint. But when she lands smack dab in the middle in a mob plot, she has to push aside her dreams to find a treasure in Dry Creek,
Nebraska and save her family from harm. With Sam at her side and a Vegas loan shark on her tail, the treasure she finds turn out to be much more valuable than emeralds and rubies.
Watch the book trailer at http://averyflynn.com/blog/passion-danger-treasure-caught-on-video/
What is something that you absolutely can't live without? (Other than family members)
Chocolate and coffee. You do not want to hang around with me on the days when I have been without those.
Could you ever co author a book with someone? If so, who would you choose, and what would you write?
I am always amazed by the people that do this. Also, I think they’re crazy. I don’t think I could co-author a story (I am a total control freak), but I would love to work on an anthology with other authors.
If you could spend a day with anyone from history, dead or alive, who would it be, and what would you do? What would you ask them?
Nina Simone so I could see her in concert. Her voice was an awesome instrument.
What are some of your other hobbies outside of writing?
I love movies. Also, I’m addicted to Dr. Who on Netflix.
What is a talent you wish you had, but don't?
I’d love to be able to paint. Unfortunately, my artistic skills are limited to stick people.
Weather: Hot or cold?
Favorite place to read?
The bathtub with the door locked so the Flynn kids can’t come in. :)
I could eat pizza every day of the week.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink.
If you could travel anywhere and do anything, no limits or money holding you back, where would you go?
I’d want to take a yacht around the world. How amazing would that be?
Layton Family Series Book Three
Genre: Steamy romantic suspense
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Uptight history professor Sam Layton may have the abs of a movie action hero, but he stopped believing in the joy of adventure a long time ago. However, when a one-night stand with a tattooed bombshell leads to a treasure map for the long-buried Rebecca’s Bounty, the call to action is too strong to ignore.
All Las Vegas cocktail waitress Josie Winarsky wants to do is paint. But when she lands smack dab in the middle in a mob plot, she has to push aside her dreams to find a treasure in Dry Creek, Nebraska and save her family from harm. With Sam at her side and a Vegas loan shark on her tail, the treasure she finds turn out to be much more valuable than emeralds and rubies.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSQely51PYI
Passion Creek by Avery Flynn - Excerpt
Wind whipped at Josie's hair, its cold fingers digging underneath her collar despite her coat being zipped up to her neck.
McPherson's Bluff loomed above them looking like a huge, solid, snow-covered brick. It rose nearly a mile from the flat prairie that reached out in every direction from its base. Off to the left a gnarled path of sunken ravines snaked out toward the horizon. A wide path had been cut down the center of the monument and a modern road weaved its way up the pine tree speckled bluff. Josie couldn't help but admire its fierce, solitary and utterly unwelcoming beauty.
Sam chuckled. "Imagine seeing that from the front seat of a wagon after you've abandoned your old life to create a new one in a place you've never seen and with people you've never met. What kind of person would risk everything to travel through hostile territory for a slim chance at a better life?"
"You sound like you wish you were that kind of person."
"No." He slammed the car door shut and stormed over to her, stopping inches from the tips of her black boots. "I'm not that kind of person. I like order and I like certainty. I like standing in the back of the room away from the attention and the talk. I want steak on Friday nights and pancakes every Sunday morning. I like going to my office at the same time every day and having the same roast beef sandwich for lunch Monday through Friday."
He moved in close enough for her to feel the heat pulsing off of his flushed cheeks. Or maybe it was the heat moving up from her wet pussy that caused the breathless jittering in her stomach. Her entire being focused on him as her nipples hardened in anticipation of the electric flash that would explode inside her the moment they touched. She should say something, do something but the golden flecks in his hazel eyes held her mesmerized. Josie hung on the edge of a sheer cliff of need—not wanting to pull back, but unable to take that final step forward into the oblivion of passion.
"I have a boring life in a small town where nothing ever happens. My plans for the future involve putting fifteen percent of my salary into my 401K and publishing papers in dry history journals that no one reads. There is no room on my calendar for adventure or treasure hunting with a woman who stands out in the room like a shiny new penny."
His lips were only millimeters from hers, his breath pushing against her parted lips like a heated caress. Josie's body vibrated from toes to eyebrows. If he didn't touch her soon she would have to pounce on him.
"You probably don't even eat leftovers," he grumbled.
"Or drive the exact same route to work every day." He drew a gloved finger down the zipper of her leather coat, frustratingly close to her breasts but not touching them.
"Uh-uh." So much of her brain had evaporated she couldn't even form words any more.
"We're nothing alike." He grabbed her shoulders, squeezing the tender flesh. "I am content with my routine. I don't want to change anything about it. Do you understand me?"
Josie could only blink in response to his growled pronouncement as her heart raced and her body cried out for him.
Sam dropped his hands from her as if she'd burnt him and stepped back. "So why do you make me think that I'm missing out on something extraordinary?"
About the Author
Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. Find out more about Avery on her blog (www.averyflynn.com ), follow her on Twitter (https://twitter.com/averyflynn ), like her on Facebook
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