MBA&M PROUDLY PRESENTS….
MBA&M: Please give our readers some insight into the mind and life of Amanda McIntyre?
Seriously, you really want to go there? <g> I’ve been called an artist, whimsical, twisted (perhaps the same) eclectic, mysterious, a squirrel, a believer in potential and possibility, mom, daughter, insightful, talented, crazy, friendly, loyal, trustworthy, funny, smart and insightful. I live a crazy busy life with four older children, one newly married, twins in college and my only daughter, bless her heart is a Middle School teacher( we call her a saint) I am a pure rural Midwestern girl at heart and will proudly testify that we, in fact, have the most beautiful sunsets in all to the country. I believe that Fine Arts education in our schools is not a luxury, but a necessity. My Art teacher was the key encouraging me about my creativity. If I wasn’t writing, chances are good that I’d be an eccentric painter with a huge studio somewhere! As it is, for now, I like to say that I paint pictures with words! <G>
This is the second book in my time travel series, Tales of the Sweet Magnolia and I am working on a third. As with all the books in the series, the tag line reads; TO FIND TRUE LOVE, YOU’VE ONLY TO TRAVE THROUGH TIME. However, I wanted so take time-travel to the next level, and so combined it with a strange mystery man who seems to pop up in in people’s lives to encourage them to look inside their heart.
In the first book, Wild & Unruly, I have a lonely modern day librarian go back in time to the old west, where she becomes the head madam of the Sweet Magnolia bordello. In book two, one of her girls, Angel pines after the romance between Lil and the town Sheriff and when she hears the music by a man named Billy Joel that Miss Lilly plays on the piano, she decides that she must find him, this “Billy” who writes amazing love songs to women. To get closer to him she follows her heart and ends up taking piano lessons from a traveling piano teacher who encourages her to follow her heart, her dreams, her deepest desires. As she is plays, the music whisks her away to where her desires and the music meet—in the nosebleed section of a Billy Joel concert! But her journey has only just begun!! <g>
MBA&M: What do you feel the allure of a hot, time-travel romance novel is for readers?
I think it’s the allure of the ‘what if’ and the unknown. Plus, I’m a Dr. Who a and Torchwood fan. But listen to what I ran across when I was doing research on time-travel…it’s true that we don’t know if time-travel exists. But the truth of the matter is that it’s NEVER been DISPROVEN! Which theoretically means that until it is, then the possibility that it DOES exist remains! That seems so cool to me! But it may be my “geek” side showing!
MBA&M: How hard is it to write hot,sexy,sensual scenes,if you don’t mind telling our readers, and where do you draw your inspiration from, experience or imagination?
My experience in writing for Harlequin Spice has made it a great deal easier to realize that hot and steamy is fun to write. There is definitely pacing involved and it has to be realistic to the story and true to your characters. I love the journey of seduction, to me that’s what is/can be as sexy as the actual sex scenes themselves. Let’s face, after a certain point it’s pretty much automatic…but it’s the getting there that’s the fun part –to write, of course!<g> My inspiration? I create a wall of “inspiration “for every book—pictures of people, settings, locales, architecture.
Now, given all of this, are you asking if I put my husband through all the things I write in order to see if they work? No. I’m a fiction writer, folks. I write from imagination. I hope that most authors do. It would certainly be problematic for those that write mystery or thrillers !<g>
MBA&M: What scene stands out the most to you in “Fallen Angel” and why?
There are at least three in this book. One is when Angel tears up one of Shado’s best workout shirts into strips to make a rag rug, one is when she teaches him how to eat maple syrup on snow, and a snowball fight ensues, , and another is when he finally breaks down and releases the demons of guilt and pain that he’s been carrying around for some time. There are some great steamy stuff too, but you’ll have to read the book! LOL
MBA&M: Which character is your favorite in “Fallen Angel” and why?
Probably Shado Jackson , whom I picture looking like Channing Tatum—that in itself explains a lot—but I am drawn to the tormented hero in stories. I don’t know why, maybe I just like the journey of being him saved by the right kind of woman. Angel was unexpected and it turned his self-imposed emotional prison upside down.
MBA&M: How many books will be in the “Tales of the Sweet Magnolia series” and what is next? There are currently two, and I am plotting a third. There are so many possible scenarios for this series!
MBA&M: Last but not least, please tell our readers where they can get in touch with you and where to purchase “Fallen Angel”?
Barnes & Noble
All Romance eBooks
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** I will give away the choice of either Wild & Unruly or Fallen Angel to one winner who leaves an answer to the following question…**
**WHAT ERA WOULD YOU TRAVEL TO IF TIME-TRAVEL WAS POSSIBLE, AND WHY?**
Thank you for having me at My Book Addiction! It’s been a blast!
Thank you, Amanda, for spending time with us and our readers today!
I would travel to either the Georgian,Victorian or Regency era. I love the simplicity of this era,although, tough eras,seems more relaxed than today. I know you only asked for a era,but I love historicals including Westerns.
Thank you again, what a delight to have you, please come again.
Book Description(from Amazon)
Shado Jackson is a lone wolf undercover cop carrying guilt over the death of his brother. When a mysterious, beautiful woman becomes eyewitness to a murder, his job is to protect, not fall in love. But when his brother’s killer again threatens to take what’s precious from him, Shado must find him before time runs out.