by Angela Adams
When the FBI brings Laura Roberts - a quiet, reserved bookkeeper - in for questioning regarding activities at the warehouse where she works, an uneasy Laura resigns her job - only to be attacked by thugs.
Chase Donovan intends to spend a few peaceful days on his boat getting his head together - and finds a woman being assaulted by two men who say his father told them to do it.
Chase doesn’t want to believe his father could hurt anyone. Laura doesn’t understand why she’s a target. Can they learn to work together to discover the truth - before someone dies?
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Angela Adams writes and reviews contemporary romances. Her work has appeared in Romance at Heart, Oysters and Chocolate, and The Long and Short Reviews. In December 2011, Whimsical Publications published an anthology, Winter Wonders. Ms. Adams’ short story “Burgers and Hot Chocolate,” was among the collection.
Angela is a member of Romance Writers of America and its online chapter, From the Heart Romance Writers.
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Hi, Melinda. Thank you so much for inviting me to talk about Magic Moment.
What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?
I’ve always been a reader. My mother took me to the library when I was six-years-old for my first library card. Romances have a happy every after ending that I enjoy. It’s only natural that I would write what I enjoy reading. My television viewing is basically police dramas and soap operas. The most successful romances are the ones littered with suspense.
Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write?
All of my stories stem from my characters. I create the characters, then develop a story around them. With Magic Moment, first I wrote the back story for Chase, then Laura, and wrote the story around them.
What type of book have you always wanted to write?
Somewhere down the future, I’d like to write a children’s book. My favorite children’s story is The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. I love that story. Almost all children have a stuff toy that makes them feel secure. Although the item they’re holding is just a soft and cuddly object, the security and contentment that they feel is real. Just as the rabbit is real at the end of The Velveteen Rabbit.
How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
With Magic Moment, I had the idea for a hero who is going through life believing he has to be the type of person others want him to be, rather than the person he wants to be. Chase Donovan is a man who grew up torn between a self-centered, unprincipled father and a compassionate, selfless mother.
When a colleague of mine said one day that she wished her family could live on only her husband’s income and that she didn’t have to work, I thought up Laura Roberts. My colleague had mentioned some important milestones she missed in her kids’ lives. For example, her oldest daughter took her first steps in day care. She said she would be happy being a lunch mom at her daughters’ school and going to PTA meetings.
Those comments influenced Laura, a woman who never aspired for a high-power career, but a simple life as a wife and mother.
Bringing the FBI into their lives, and sending the couple on the run, I threw in for twists and turns. My television viewing is basically police dramas and soap operas. The most successful romances are the ones littered with suspense.
What is your favorite scene in your new release?
When Laura realizes that Chase isn’t the self-centered playboy he gives the impression of being.
White wine or red?
Coffee or tea?
Vanilla or chocolate?
Sweet or salty?
Beach or mountains?
Winter or summer?
summer (except for Christmas)
Cat or dog?
Clubbing or candlelight dinner?
Morning or night person?
Christmas or Halloween?
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