Author Interview Lisa M Harley
Here is our Author interview with Lisa M Harley. We have also included a excerpt from her Second book in the Destined series which is out NOW
Oh my goodness there are so many authors that I would love to work with…I don’t think I could narrow it down to one.
Who is your favourite author and is you writing style similar to theirs?
I don’t really have one favorite author…I have so many that I adore!
What's your favorite part of a book?
The last chapter or epilogue. I love the wrap up.
When naming your characters, do you give any thought to the actual meaning?
Honestly, I don’t. I pick names that I like.
Who Are your target readers?
Women…any and all.
What are the major themes of your work?
Romance, love, and some sexy parts!
Any recent works that you admire?
The last book I read was Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines and I really enjoyed it.
What do you think people search for in a book?
An escape. A way to get out of their “real life”. That’s what I look for. I want to enjoy a book and put myself in someone else’s shoes for a bit.
How have your personal experiences affected your writing?
Oh, in so many ways. Several aspects of my books have been drawn from my experiences.
What genre of books do you like to read? do you limit yourself to only the genre that you write yourself?
I really enjoy anything romance but I don’t limit myself either. I enjoy erotica, suspense, YA….lots of other genre’s inspire me.
Were you always good at writing?
I never really thought about writing until a few months ago. I always did okay with essays and things for school, but I never really thought about writing a book.
How do you get started with writing a story (as in, how do you start developing the story, how do you get inspired for it)
Inspiration comes in so many different forms. With this series, once I had the prologue written for Destined to Change all of the characters came to me. I knew it would be a series and I knew what characters would get their own books. They really spoke to me…lol
What advice would you give to people who "run out of creativity" when writing?
Stop for a bit. Put it away. Think about other things, then come back with a clear mind. That usually works for me.
If you had to compare yourself to a Character in any of your books, who would it be?
There are pieces of me in all of my characters. Not any one more than the other. I think all writers put small pieces of themselves in their characters…it’s inevitable.
Book Two in the Destined series, Destined to Succeed is out now
About The Book
What would you do if what you worked your entire life to build was suddenly destroyed?
Cade Walker is a cowboy Casanova. He’s cocky and he doesn’t care who knows it. He was raised on Walker Ranch and was destined to one day take it over. What he didn’t know was how soon that would happen. After his parents are killed in a car accident he is thrust into becoming a responsible adult. Well, sort of. Cade is always responsible when it comes to business, but pleasure, now that’s a whole other story.
Suzanna Mallory is a red-headed spitfire, who also happens to be Cade’s best friend. She has loved Cade since they met when they were nine years old, but Cade just isn’t the type to get married and settle down. Suzanna finds herself in an abusive marriage and the only thing that keeps her sane is her daughter, Isabella, and working with Cade at Walker Ranch.
When a fire threatens to destroy the future of Walker Ranch, Cade and Suzanna have to work together to save it.
What will this mean for her marriage or to the feelings that she has for Cade?
And now that Cade thought he found love with Loralei Harper, only to realize she didn’t feel the same way, is he ready to settle down?
Is Cade Walker Destined to Succeed?
I don’t drink. Well, not the hard stuff. Well, okay not often. I’ve drank before, but really not much. For this night to go the way I wanted it to, I was gonna need some liquid courage. I walked over to the Walker liquor cabinet that Cade and I always got in trouble for raiding when we were younger. I grabbed a bottle of the old reliable Jack Daniels and poured myself a shot. As I slammed it back, it burned like a son of a buck!
I poured another. This one didn’t burn quite as bad as the first one, so I thought I probably better go for three. Three should take the edge off. I had the third one poured and had it almost to my lips when I felt warm fingers on mine. Cade walked up behind me and pulled my hand with the shot glass up to his mouth. He had me press it to his lips as he slammed it back. He was standing so close to me. His chest was pressed against my shoulder.
"You havin’ a party without me, hon?" I could feel his breath against my neck.
"A party just ain’t a party without Cade Walker, now is it?" I was trying to be funny, but my voice was shaky because he was just too close for me to think straight. He gently turned me around to face him. I felt his finger under my chin as he tilted my head up to look at him. His eyes were smoldering and this might have been the shots talking, but he was totally kissing me with those eyes.
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