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1. Tell us 5 things about yourself that readers will not be able to find on the web.
I'm not that interesting but here are 5 things that you won't find anywhere else:
I love driving — it relaxes me.
I'm getting married very soon!
I will NEVER say no to cake.
I don't have a thing for shoes but, I love boots!
I read myself to sleep every night.
2. What does a typical writing day look for you?
I'm a night writer. It's rare that I get to write during the day and I wish I could but my days are way too hectic. I have four lively kids. If any of you have kids, you'll know exactly what I mean when I say that as soon as you tidy up after them, they're going behind you messing everything up again! So until they're all at school, day writing is a no-no and the bags under my eyes will remain.
3. Tell a little bit about "Rocked Under" and why readers should check it out?
Rocked Under is the first part of a story about Emma and Scott. Emma has just moved to the US from England and she wants a fresh start. She's not looking for love and she certainly doesn't want it. Scott is the lead singer in a band. He has a reputation as a bad boy, sexy as hell, and he doesn't do commitment at all. Both of them have their own issues to deal with and Rocked Under explores how they struggle to overcome their demons for love. It's an intense, angst-ridden roller coaster that may effect the wellbeing of your Kindle. I saw one reviewer write that it should come with a warning label!
4. What inspired you to write "Rocked Under"?
I had my inspiration back in December 2010 while I was at a gig and it just hit me. I started putting down notes immediately after the show and Emma and Scott's characters were born. I was writing something else at the time but it was forgotten about when I had the idea for RU. A little while later, I discovered that I was expecting again and my concentration flew straight out the window so RU was put aside and then picked up again last year.
5. What was the easiest and hardest scene to write in "Rocked Under"?
Without a doubt, the easiest was the sex scene. The hardest was the last scene in chapter 28 — I can't say anything about that scene without giving away a huge spoiler.
6. Who designed the cover for "Rocked Under"?
I did with a little help from my daughter.
7. Fun question: Who would you cast to play the characters of "Rocked Under"?
Someone wrote a review on Goodreads and included a picture of Alexandra Daddrio for Emma and I think the reviewer pretty much nailed her. Scott is much harder to cast and I've searched through many pics looking for him but I can't. He's one of a kind! If I had to pick an actor to play his role it would probably be Alex Pettyfer with dark hair.
8. How do you deal with writer's block?
Thankfully I haven't had writers block yet but if I do — and I'm sure I will one day — I'll be reading every article about it that the internet has to offer.
9. What is up next for Cora Hawkes?
I'm working on Rocked 2 at the moment which will be available in August. I'm so excited about the story and I can't wait to share it with everyone. After that, I'm not sure. I have unfinished stories that I would like to finish. I'm constantly having new ideas for stories so we'll have to see what happens.
10. Do you have anything you want to tell your readers?
I want to say a great big heartfelt THANK YOU! Thank you for reading a story from an unknown indie author. Thank you for all the positive reviews and stars! Thank you for all your support and messages. I love you guys and Emma and Scott's story wouldn't have had the reach its had without you! Book Lovin' Mamas — thank you for taking the time to talk with me!
Apart from family-time, reading and writing -- she LOVES music and going to gigs. She hates soaps and rarely watches TV but loves The Vampire Diaries, True Blood and Gossip Girl.
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Great interview and review! I have been a big Adult Historical and Paranormal junkie forever. I've only recently starting delving into Contemporary Romance and really like what I've been reading about Rock Under via the tour. It sounds like a sexy and emotionally riveting read. Thanks for the giveaway.