Happy release day, Christina Lee! Today we are celebrating by sharing our interview we did with her, and by hosting a GIVEAWAY!
A new love will test the boundaries of passion between a privileged boy next door and the tattooed, blue-haired girl who helps him embrace his wild side…
Nate has developed quite a playboy reputation around campus. It’s not that he doesn’t respect or trust women; he doesn’t trust himself. The men in Nate’s family are prone to abusive behavior—a dirty secret that Nate’s been running from his entire life—so Nate doesn’t do relationships. But he can’t help himself around one girl…
Jessie is strong, independent, and works at a tattoo parlor. Nate can’t resist getting close to her, even if it’s strictly a friendship. But it doesn’t take long for Nate to admit that what he wants with Jessie is more than just friendly.
With Jessie, he can be himself and explore what he’s always felt was a terrifying darkness inside him. Even when Nate begins to crave her in a way that both shocks and horrifies him, Jessie still wants to know every part of him. Testing their boundaries together will take a trust that could render them inseparable… or tear them apart.
Um, both? ;-) But in all honestly the true answer is the last line. I always struggle with my endings. Because I want them to feel meaningful and come full-circle for the reader. I often change my first lines, though. I’ll write something and then go back and modify it right before copyedits. Sometimes what your book should open with becomes more apparent after you write the entire arc.
Let’s talk character names. How do you go about selecting names for characters in your book? Do the names you pick have any significance to you, or do you ever feel inspired by a name?
Probably just like every other author, I do a search on-line, using various sites. It becomes more difficult with each book I write. But the name just has to sound right and fit the character. Even the secondary characters need to be chosen carefully, because they just might get their own book someday!
If you could use 3 words to describe your books, what would they be?
Emotional, steamy, romantic.
How do you plot your books, do you write it down on paper/index cards/etc, or do you write on the fly? Do you ever find that your plot changes as you write, or does it stay pretty close to how you planned it?
I write a very loose plot and then just start writing. The story always changes during the first draft, the characters begin veering off on their own track, and no matter how many times it happens, it’s like having an out-of-body experience. Did I just write that? LOL! ;-)
What are the top 5 things on your bucket list?
This is so tough to answer because truly most things on my list are personal and private (sorry!). So I’ll just say: learn to ride a motorcycle, run or bike in a marathon, and travel more! I could probably list five places off the top of my head, but I won’t bore you. XOXO
THANK YOU so very much for having me!
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