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Hello readers! I'm happy to announce that the print version of Eye Candy is available today. Here's a little Q & A I did talking about the book.
-What inspired the idea for ‘Eye Candy’?
To be honest watching Great British Bake Off inspired me. I had written a series for Harlequin Blaze with a bakery in it and a cooking competition, so I thought this time I’d like to do a candy maker. I’ve dabbled in making truffles and different kinds of chocolate at Christmas so I knew the basics of chocolate making.
-Are Hayley and Garrett based on anybody you know for real?
No, they aren’t. I never base any of my characters on real people. I took my love for cooking and used that as a basis for Hayley. For Garrett I started with the core of him always wanting to be a cop and then questioning if he still wanted that. What else was there for him? I also am very close to my own family and wanted to explore what it would be like to grow up in the shadow of parental expectations without them being around so that Hayley could never get a thumbs up from her mom.
-How do you keep coming up with so many different ideas?
I don’t know! The thing is I really love writing. I always have different characters or scenes popping up in my head.
-What do you like to read in your free time?
Mostly romance but I also really love Margaret Atwood and Nelson Demille. I read a bit of Lee Child too.
-Have you always written romance, or have you ever thought about anything else?
I have always written romance but sometimes I write more adventure/thriller plots than just straight romance. I have thought about writing suspense but I like exploring relationships too much to give up romance entirely.
-Did Hayley and Garrett surprise you when writing ‘Eye Candy’, or did you have the story planned out from the start?
It did surprise me. Originally I had thought of Garrett’s character as sort of Cary Grant in Rear Window. And it was only when I started delving deeper to figure out why he was home that I uncovered his involvement in the death of a suspect, which took the story in a different a direction.
-Which stories are the most fun: billionaires, tycoons, policemen or cowboys?
I love them all. What’s the most fun is writing about all these different men because they all have something different that makes them tick. Money, saving lives, the land, but at their core they are solid men who will do anything for their family and the women they love.
What's your favorite: billionaires, tycoons, policemen or cowboys?
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