I’m super stoked to have Author Alyssa Fox here with me today. Alyssa has a new release, Bound To Protect, published by Evernight Publishing. Not only has Alyssa allowed me to pick her brain, but she has graciously offered to give away one free copy of Bound To Protect to one lucky person. In order to be eligible to win, you must:
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When Katie’s past comes back to haunt her, can she trust Chad enough, or will it be too late?
Katie Thomas has been living a secret life for four years to keep safe. All of that is about to come to a crashing halt when the ex who tried to kill her shows up again. She’s scared and not sure what to do, until she moves next door to fellow doctor, Chad Davis. He’s the last person she wants to live next door to, but one sizzling night together has her yearning for more. The only thing that stands in her way is what he wants in and out of the bedroom; it’s a threat to everything she’s ever believed.
Can he help Katie unlock her hidden desires and show her that this is more than a fling for him?
Chad Davis has always had a thing for the sexy doctor. Assigned to protect Katie, he is determined to bring down her ex to help him get on with his life, finally. His reasons are personal, but one sizzling night together in his bed is all it takes for his priorities to shift. He is not giving her up, no matter how much she insists she is not right for him.
A Little About Alyssa Fox
Alyssa didn't start off wanting to write for a living. She wanted to be a nurse at first, but then it turned into being a mom. Being at home with four small children, she needed an outlet. Alyssa started out writing a YA book, but it took a bad turn, and that's when she found her genre with smoking hot sex scenes.
Alyssa now resides in the beautiful mountains of southern West Virginia with her loving husband and four wonderful children who put up with her writing craziness. They have been shushed more than once so she could write down something a character was saying.
As a stay at home mom and the family taxi driver, she still finds time to write about
the alpha heroes and strong-willed heroines who keep her imagination running wild.
Welcome, Alyssa! Tell us a little about the inspiration to write Bound To Protect.
Thank you, London for having me on your blog. Well, Chad and Katie we’re in my debut book in a small part. I never saw them as a big part or even getting their own book that’s until I got further into that book. There was one scene in the book where the main character from the first book, Erin, was talking to her best friend Katie, about work. And Chad and the hero in that book, Kyle, are talking in the same room before a meeting is to start.
Something my readers didn’t see in that book, which I did and chose not to put in the book, that Chad kept looking over at Katie and longing to be with her. That’s how Bound started to be born. I started thinking about what if I gave them a book.
What genre are you classified in, and what draws you to this genre? I write erotic and also contemporary romance. I love the romance genre and couldn’t see myself writing anything else. I love writing erotic and suspense with it because you get to see the characters grow emotionally, sexually and physically. There’s just something exciting to me about seeing that. For contemporary, I do that because I like to slow things down at times and not write such erotic sex scenes, but they are still hot.
In your writing process what comes first? Names, places, plot, etc… It depends on the story which comes first. With this book, it was the characters that came first.
I know when I’m writing my characters seem to “tell” me in what direction they want to go with their story. How about you? My characters are a bossy bunch at times. I do plot so I know where I’m going, but they still will surprise me with things.
Do you have any writing habits that help you get into the mood of your story? I have to have music, or I can’t seem to write. I’m not someone who can write when it’s totally quiet in the house.
We have a lot in common. I have to listen to music when I write. Quiet or sort-of-quiet when I do major edits.
What is your favorite time of day to write? I don’t have a favorite time of the day. I usually try and get all my writing in while the kids are in school, but sometimes if I have to, I’ll write at night.
What was the most difficult portion of Bound To Protect to write? That would have been Katie’s back story, and when she trusted Chad enough to tell him about what her, ex did to her. It was a very emotional scene to write, and I found myself crying. It even made a beta reader of mine cry.
Along with writing I love to read. Lately it seems I have less time to read, but I try to find the time. What was the last book you read? I’m reading three books at this time. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, A Man Of His Word by Sarah M Anderson and McKettricks of Texas: Tate by Linda Lael Miller.
Favorite Color? Purple
Favorite Movie? The Notebook and anything by Tyler Perry.
Favorite Book? Wow, I can’t just pick one so any romance.
Favorite Food? Sweet and sour chicken
Favorite Song? That changes from day to day it seems. I played Whatever It Takes by Lifehouse a lot while writing the book. It was Chad’s theme song for the book
Are you working on anything new? Yes! If so, what can we expect? Well, Alex and Kevin who are Katie’s brothers are getting their own books. I’m almost done with Alex’s book, and it’s intense. I’ll be working on Kevin’s book next. There might be a book for John from Bound as well. I’m also working on a single title erotic suspense.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Alyssa. All my best wishes on your new book and with your continuing writing career. You are welcome to come back to visit any time. Thanks for having me!
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