Thursday, April 20, 2017

NetGalley REVIEW - Virtual Tour w/INTERVIEW - Forbidden Kisses (Blushing Bay, #1) by Annie Rains

Forbidden Kisses
Blushing Bay #1
by Annie Rains
Releasing April 11th 2017
For years, Jack Sawyer’s family has been running their upscale seafood business like a finely tuned machine. But every machine breaks down eventually, and suddenly Jack needs a new office manager, a new kayak launch, and a new lease on life. Then Grace Donner shows up again. She’s smart, motivated, and perfect for the manager position, but if she’s anything like her mom, she can’t be trusted. And Jack has never been able to trust himself around Grace.

Grace hasn’t seen her former stepbrothers since their parents’ messy divorce, but she never forgot them—especially Jack. She misses being part of the big rambunctious Sawyer clan, and if there’s an opportunity to set things right, she means to do it. 

READ more of FORBIDDEN KISSES (Blushing Bay, #1) . . . Review, Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway 

Author Info
Annie Rains is a USA Today bestselling author who writes small-town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America’s largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and three children, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors.
How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
I would say my books are emotional and heartfelt. I love happy and sad tears. 

What are some of your writing/publishing goals for this year?
I have 2 books coming out with Loveswept/Random House this year. I’m also writing another book for a different series right now that I’m hoping to get off the ground. 

Do you feel that writing is an ingrained process or just something that flows naturally for you?
Both! Writing has always come naturally to me, but I needed to learn some of the “rules” of storytelling. Characters need all kinds of arcs, motivations, goals, conflicts. It’s a blend of doing what comes naturally and also using the knowledge that I’ve accrued through experience. I’m still learning and suspect I always will be. Whoever says writing a book is easy should become a stand-up comedian. I’d sit in the front row of that audience and laugh my head off. 

Do you have a character that you have been working on for a long time that still isn't quite ready, but fills you with excitement to work on the story?
One of the first novels I wrote had two very tragic characters brought together by a secondary character who I just love. I love that secondary character still to this day. I wrote that book without all the knowledge of what is required to make a good story. I’d love to see that story rewritten for readers one day.

If you could spend one-week with 5 fictional characters, who would they be?
Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, of course. Iron Man. Forest Gump. Captain Jack Sparrow. That would be an interesting group to keep company with over a week, isn’t it?

Where would you spend one full year, if you could go anywhere? What would you do with this time?
I think I’d go to Hawaii and I’d spend the year with my family on the beach. And I’d write A LOT, of course J

Can you share your next creative project(s)? If yes, can you give a few details?
I’m writing a book set in the North Carolina mountains right now. It’s my first venture away from the coast. It’s a romance, of course, and it’s full of all the emotion that I love (to read and write). That’s all I can tell right now, but stay tuned!
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