Also posted today – BFF K’s Review of Reclaim Me.
Be sure to check that out too!
deadly game of cat and mouse with a man from her past who’s determined to use what he knows to ruin Hudson. Now, the only way to save the man she loves may be to lose him forever…
That’s What She Said – Author Interview with Ann Marie Walker and Amy K Rogers
BFF’s: What are some of your favorite books and who are your favorite authors?
AM: My favorite author is without a doubt Sylvia Day. She not only develops strong emotional connections with her characters but she definitely knows how to write a sexy male lead!
A: Hands down J.R Ward. Her powerful, well developed, not to mention sexy male characters, strong women that compliment their partners, and witty, no holds barred dialog.
BFF’s: Tell us about your writing partnership- how did you meet, are these the first books you’ve written together? How does the writing process work for you?
AM&A: We met on twitter actually, fangirling over our favorite books, and decided to give a joint venture a try with the Chasing Fire series. As for our process, let’s just say it involves Google docs, lots of pictures of David Gandy, and the occasional lemon drop martini.
BFF’s: How did you develop the storyline for the Chasing Fire series?
AM&A: We started with a spin on Jane Austen’s Persuasion and then played a game of “What if?” changing plots lines and characters through a series of Skype brainstorming sessions. Obviously our finished product is very different, but the premise of the former boyfriend returning as the now successful man remained.
BFF’s: Which book in the series was your favorite to write.
AM: I think my favorite book to write was RELEASE ME. By the second book the characters had really come into their own in terms of dictating how they needed to be written. And while that was also true in the case of RECLAIM ME, the final installment of the trilogy was rather bittersweet to write.
A: My favorite is probably REMIND ME. The first book is when Hudson decided he wanted to talk. He had something to say that he wasn’t going to drop. Also, watching him learn to let people inside and display his vulnerability, which is extended throughout the series as it is not easy to drop the walls. RECLAIM ME was, as Ann Marie noted, bittersweet.
BFF’s: Any plans to continue with stories for any of these characters? Let’s just put it out there, I’m mostly talking Nick and Harper! Please?!?! Even a short story!
AM&A: We’ve actually had quite a few requests for a book about Nick and Harper. Our official answer is…maybe 🙂
BFF’s: Does the fab David Gandy know you not only site him as your inspiration for Hudson Chase but that you dedicated all three books to him?
AM&A: Actually, David was kind enough to send a message the week before REMIND ME debuted wishing us luck with the series. During that conversation a screenshot of the first dedication was shared. And yes, there was quite a bit of giggling involved on our parts and there *may* have been an inadvertent use of an emoji.
BFF’s: Any favorite scenes?
AM: I think my favorite is the scene in RELEASE ME that takes place in Verona. Hudson’s text message/love notes to Allie while she’s on Juliet’s balcony gets me every time! That and of course the subsequent train sex.
A: RECLAIM ME. What can I say, a sexy alpha male with a puppy.
BFF’s: What is your next project solo or together?
AM&A: Together have a little something we are working on for Chasing Fire and Ann Marie just put the finishing touches on a new solo series proposal.
Christian Grey or Gideon Cross
Lake House or Penthouse
AM: Lake House
Snowmobile or Motorcycle
A: Oh, please, motorcycle. Vroom-vroom.
Allie’s Style or Harper’s Style
Martini or Wine
Kindle or Actual Book
Android or iPhone
Twitter or Facebook
Thank you so much to Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers for answering both our serious and silly questions! We are so grateful for your time and your mind-blowing talents. We look forward to reading more and more!
Hudson stood with his back to her, his phone pressed to his ear as he stared out across the river to the lake, barely visible through the gray January fog. His tall, muscular frame filled the window of the small office, dominating the space just as he did the world below them. Nearly all of Chicago seemed his for the taking, and yet he’d made it clear that the only thing he wanted was her. And the attraction was more than just physical. It was an inexplicable pull they’d both felt from the very start, a yearning so strong it not only defied the odds, but logic and reason as well. With everything that hung in the balance, the two of them needed to keep their distance. Yet no matter what new development had brought him there, and what risk he was taking, there was no denying the thrill that shot through her just from being in the same room with him.
About the Authors
and chatting about their love of alpha males, lemon drop martinis and British supermodel, David Gandy. You can find them on twitter as @AnnMarie_Walker and @Amy_KRogers.