Good morning, Adrienne and welcome to My Book Addiction and More today….


First, thank you for having me on My Book Addiction and More. It’s always fun to hang out with people who love books as much as I do.


 MBA&M: Adrienne, tell our readers a little about yourself?

I’m a Jersey girl at heart but now live in the Midwest. I love the ease of the Midwest, but I miss spending my summers on the beach in Jersey. There is something about ocean air that immediately relaxes me. My family still lives in Jersey so I get to visit quite often.

  MBA&M: Can you tell our readers why you chose romantic suspense genre?

As a reader, I gravitate to the romance and mystery/thriller genres. With romantic suspense, I get all the fun of my favorite genres in one book. When I decided to write a book, I found I naturally gravitated to plotting a story that had suspense elements.   I like figuring out what it’ll take to catch the bad guy.



MBA&M:  What where some of the challenges in writing “RISKING TRUST”?

Despite being released third in the Private Protectors series, Risking Trust was the first book I’d written that I felt was ready to be submitted to publishers. There’s a practice book before it, but that one will never see daylight. J


When I wrote Risking Trust, like the story’s heroine, I was grieving the loss of my father. At the time, writing became my therapy. Grief is a wicked thing. One minute I’d be fine, the next I’d be blubbering. I poured all of that emotion into the story. The wonderful part of romances is there is always a happy ever after. So, even with my broken heart, I was able to give Michael and Roxann their happily ever after. For me, there is something incredibly satisfying about that.

MBA&M:  What is the weirdest piece of writing advice you have ever gotten that actually worked?

Someone actually told me to stop writing.  I was suffering from a case of what most people call writer’s block. I didn’t feel blocked so much, I just couldn’t seem to write anything I felt satisfied with. A writer friend told me to leave the story alone for a while and move on to something else. I was skeptical, but it worked. Once I stopped obsessing about the story, I was able to just write and not worry about how bad the first draft was. This was when I started writing what I call my “ugly draft”. I now always write a complete first draft of the story without stopping to edit. Once I get that complete draft down, I go back and start the really hard work of cleaning it up. J

MBA&M:  What are some of your favorite food,music,books,etc?

I love any kind of Italian food. My mother’s meatballs are my all-time favorite. I used to wake up every Sunday to the smell of frying meatballs and simmering sauce (we call it “gravy”). To this day, I love that smell. My taste in music varies. I’m a classic rock girl, but since living in the Midwest, I’ve become a country fan also. I’ve also recently become a big Usher fan. He’s been around for years, but suddenly I can’t get enough of his music. Books? As I said above, give me a great thriller or romance and I’m happy. I also like to read biographies.


MBA&M:  Tell our readers a few tidbits about your upcoming project(s)?

My latest releases are Negotiating Point and Relentless Pursuit, which are both part of the Private Protector series, but can be read as stand-alone books. Negotiating Point is a novella while Relentless Pursuit is a full length novel. Relentless Pursuit (also known as Billy’s book) pairs smart-mouthed operative Billy Tripp with no-nonsense Kristen Dante. Kristen runs a billion dollar hotel that has been targeted by an upscale car theft ring and Billy decides he’s going to help bring the thieves down. In the process, Kristen teaches him a few hard lessons in filtering and Billy loses his heart. J

MBA&M:  Now, tell our readers where to find you and where to purchase your books?

For more information about my books, readers can go to my website at I’m also on  Facebook at and Twitter at

My books can be found at:



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For an excerpt of Relentless Pursuit, click here.

Thank you Adrienne, for taking the time to visit with us and our readers today! What a great pleasure to learn more about you and your stories!




Private Protectors Book #4

Coming August 13, 2012

Publisher: Carina Press

You call this a mission?

Yeah, ex-Army Ranger and Taylor Securities operative Billy Tripp screwed up. So instead of being assigned to a dangerous international mission, he’s sent to babysit a pricey necklace at a trendy South Beach hotel. The only bright side to the assignment is working with the manager, smoking-hot hotel heiress Kristen Dante.

Kristen’s worked hard to build her father’s Miami hotel into a jet-set destination. She’s confident in business but not so much with men. What could a sexy guy like Billy want with her when he could have someone like her beautiful, party-girl sister?

There’s a reason Billy’s known as Mr. Relentless. He doesn’t give up. Not on a job, or on the woman he wants. So when three luxury cars go missing from the hotel’s lot, Billy sets out to find the thief. Suddenly, he has a case with the risks he thrives on. But when his investigation leads to Kristen being threatened, the real danger is losing his heart.



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  1. They say you write what you read. =)
    I am a Midwest girl myself, a very different feel than Jersey. I love being able to watch the sunsets over the fields. But home is home, no matter how old you get or how far away you move, so I am glad you still have family in Jersey so you can keep connected.

  2. Hi, Lexi. I completely agree with you. I do love the slower pace of the Midwest and sometimes when I need quiet, I'll just jump in the car and drive through the rural roads where the corn is as tall as I am. I've found my go-to places both here and in NJ!

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Romantic suspense is my favorite read. I find myself reading more mysteries and thrillers if there is a romantic element. I'm behind in reading The Private Protectors series (only got to Man Law – which I loved!), so this post is a good reminder to pick up the other books – thanks! How many more books are planned for this series?

    1. Hi, Karen. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you liked Man Law. Vic seems to force his way into every book and I can't seem to resist putting him there! I'm working on the next book in the series now. The hero in that book will be Lynx, who has been a minor characters in the other books.

  4. I just moved to the Midwest two years ago from, you guessed it, NJ! I still have friends there and visit often to see the beach but I love the quiet of the Midwest. I just have to drive ten minutes in any direction and I am surrounded by farms peace, and quiet. Nice places to think, read, and write.
    Congrats on the new book. It sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.

  5. Hi, Joanne. Another Jersey girl! I always love meeting people from NJ. You're right, it is much calmer here. 🙂

    Thanks for saying hello and I hope you enjoy the book!

  6. Wonderful post. I have not read many romantic suspense novels, but the few that I have read, I enjoyed. 🙂
    Congrats on your new release! I will be adding your books to my TBR. 🙂

  7. I have read many of the books of this same author that you have been talking about in this article. They are always worth of reading them if anyone is looking for some quality time.

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