I love my readers and particularly enjoy it when they contact me out of the blue to comment about or question something I have said or written. I laugh out loud reading some of the emails…so let me just say, thank you. Thank you for reading my books and for taking the time to write to me and share your thoughts. Keep 'em coming!
One of my favorite things to do as an author is to meet with book clubs. Most of the clubs with which I have had the privilege of meeting have been predominantly composed of women, and we have spent the evening in a casual environment, drinking wine and gossiping about our favorite characters. I love these meetings because it not only gives me a chance to meet some phenomenal women, but I get to hear their perspectives on the characters, scenes and circumstances I have created. What’s more, they keep me quite entertained with their questions; some of which I would like to share.
Here are the three most common questions I am asked with regards to my novels:
· In No Easy Way, you wrote about a broken marriage, wherein both the hero and the heroine were engaged in inappropriate behavior with other people. Do you believe a marriage can survive what Tom and Kate’s marriage endured in the book?
Yes. Marriage is a lot of work and no relationship is or ever will be perfect. People make mistakes…painful, awful, life-altering mistakes…but those errors don’t necessarily have to destroy the marriage. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t. It’s a choice only the two persons involved can make. The whole point of No Easy Way was to show that real couples can experience real heartache and come out stronger in the end…but there’s “no easy way” through it.
· If you were Angel Maratinzano from the Just Call Me Angel series, would you pick Tony or Andrew?
This is one of the most popular questions I am asked and it also happens to be one of the first questions I ask my readers, as well. Who would YOU pick? Andrew is logical, stable and romantic. Tony is passionate, fiery and strong-willed. Both are tall, dark and handsome with a muscular physique and an appealing sense of humor. Both are excellent lovers, cherish Angel deeply and would die to protect her. Tony calls her “babe” and Andrew calls her “sweetheart.” Surely if we could mesh the two together it would create the perfect man; but we can’t.
If I can’t choose between them, how can I expect Angel to pick one?
· Do you find Angel’s promiscuity (i.e. sleeping with Grayson, Tony and Andrew) to be inappropriate?
I LOVE this question! Here’s why… Angel hasn’t slept with Tony in the series…yet. She and Tony met in college, fell in love and were engaged to be married; then his family found out who she was and forced him to leave her. In Tetterbaum’s Truth, Angel reminisces about making-love with Tony, but they have never again indulged in sexual activity beyond a passionate kiss now and again. Furthermore, she has only made-love with Andrew one time during the course of four novels. I would hardly call this promiscuity. Grayson Galante was her only promiscuous fling and that was birthed out of her broken heart after Tony left. Well, that, and the fact that she was driven by pure lust for his body. For an un-wed, unattached, attractive, young woman, I’d say she hasn’t been very promiscuous at all. J
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