Today we are thrilled to welcome author Katie Lane to MyBookAddictionandMore.com! Katie Lane is the author of several great romances, including the just released A BILLIONAIRE AFTER DARK. Please join us in welcoming Katie and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
A Billionaire After Dark (The Overnight Billionaires)
MBA: What makes you most happy while writing?
Katie Lane: The characters. I love quirky heroines, imperfect heroes, zany neighbors, and crazy townsfolk. It’s such fun to mix them all together and see what happens. If people could listen in when I’m writing, they would think I was crazy. I laugh out loud at things my characters say. And talk to them like they are sitting right next to me. “Oh, noooo! You are not going to do that. That’s just crazy. Okay, you’re going to do that. Fine, do it! But don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
MBA: What is the best advice you’ve ever gotten or given about writing?
Katie Lane: When I was first writing, I read this book (Sorry, but the title escapes me at the moment.) that pretty much told you what to do if you DID NOT want to get published. The first thing on the list was “Don’t Finish your Book.” It just made so much sense to me. If you don’t finish a book, there’s no way it can be published. So I finish books. They might not ever get published, but they have a chance.
MBA: While writing this book did you have a moment of OMG that’s perfect?
Katie Lane: I’m really hard on myself so I rarely say the word “perfect.” But there were a few times while writing this that I smiled with satisfaction. The scene where Nash and Eden are standing in the street and find out all these truths about each other and then they almost have sex and are caught by her . . . well, shoot, I can’t finish without spoiling the scene. Anyway, that scene turned out sexy, funny, and heartwarming—my favorite combination for a scene.
MBA: Were you surprised by anything in this book?
Katie Lane: I’m always surprised by a book. I can write a detailed outline, but I never follow it. The characters go where the characters want to go. And Nash and Eden were these two loose canons who got very stubborn and nasty when I tried to force them into certain situations that they didn’t like. So this book was hard to write in that respect, but fun to write as far as surprises go.
MBA: What 5 things would you take with you if you had to live on Mars for a year?
Katie Lane: Matt Damon because he pretty much knows how to survive there and because . . . well, he’s hot. A laptop with a solar panel battery or whatever type of battery works on Mars. My softie pillow because I never go any place without it. Lots and Lots of Skinny Pop Popcorn. And my dog Roo. Okay, if I’m taking Roo, I need to skip the Skinny Pop and take my husband, but we’ll still need Matt because my husband thinks he knows how to live off the land, but he really doesn’t.
MBA: What do you hope readers will gain from reading your story?
Katie Lane: I hope my readers gain the same things I want to gain when I read a romance novel: Hours of entertainment and a sigh of contentment when the hero and heroine live happily-ever-after.
Thank you so much for hosting me today, Book Addictions & More! It’s always a pleasure. :o)
With endless wealth comes irresistible temptation . . .
It’s an undisputed fact that Nash Beaumont is the hottest of the Beaumont brothers. His slow, sensual smile charms every French Kiss employee-and tempts every woman to buy the company’s lingerie. But beneath Nash’s raw charisma is a dark, kinky side that he struggles to control . . . a side that may be exposed by one lovely-and unexpectedly adventurous woman.
Reporter Eden Huckabee needs a story. And when she discovers Nash’s dirty little secret, she thinks she’s found it. But Eden doesn’t count on Nash turning the tables on her-or that she will fall so deeply for this unbelievably sexy, one-in-a-billion Beaumont.
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Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas and Hunk for the Holiday series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, enjoys reading, going to the gym, golfing, traveling, or just snuggling next to her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.
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