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First, if we were meeting at a coffee shop I’d be drinking a Latte with coconut milk 🙂 What would you order?

I order a Grand Breve Misto…easy on the Breve. (Basically, coffee with steamed half and half) So boring. LOL!

I absolutely loved Seducing Seven from the What Happens in Vegas series. Your book takes place during a Romance Lovers convention in Las Vegas and gives us a glimpse into the life of the fans who want to meet their favorite authors. It was fabulous and I love Seven. There are a lot of books in this series, whose idea was it? I’ve read most of the books in this series and they are all amazing. Did you do any planning together?

I believe the idea came from Liz Pelletier, or a collaboration between herself and her talented kingdom, but I’m not positive. My answer is total speculation. LOL! We all didn’t plot together, but we created a ‘bible’ as we went that helped tie in different information from different books. Really clever IMHO.

For any readers who missed my review here is a link to the review. Right now it’s on sale at Amazon for $0.99 Seducing Seven (What Happens in Vegas)

Congratulations on your newest release Malibu MALIBUSecrets_500Secrets. Were you able to get a few trips for research out to Malibu?

Thank you so much. I think this story is so fun. Addi is full of it and Roque is delicious. Heehee…right up my ally. A couple of years ago, my husband, kiddos, and I went to the west coast and I got to spend a day in Malibu. I loved it so hard! That was after writing Malibu Betrayals but before Malibu Secrets. It was really cool seeing all the places my characters hung out. And to be honest, it is fascinating how accurate I was able to be through google and YouTube!

Do you have any more books planned this series? I am excited to share with readers my thoughts on Malibu Sights tomorrow for the conclusion of my two day blitz!

I have more book ideas, and I have the third book, tentatively titled Malibu Chances plotted out, but for right now we are moving forward with a spin off series called Tempted Abroad. The first book, Tempted in Ferrara, stars hotel heiress, Chase Huntington, Addi’s best friend from Malibu Secrets. It is delicious, decadent fun surrounded by the fantasy backdrop of Italy.

What and when is your next project? I hope we won’t have to wait too long 🙂

My next book coming out is Tempted in Ferrara this summer, then Tempted in Barcelona in 2017. I hope to have more contracted by then too! Fingers crossed. I really love this writing life.

I enjoy following your writing journey on Facebook and Twitter and I hope everyone reading this today connects with you too!

Are you kidding?! The pleasure is all mind. So much so, I feel bad. I owe you a hug and a coffee next time we meet!! This was so much fun. Thank you!

Thanks again for hanging out – I had a blast! Happy Writing!

Squee! Happy reading!

***** 18 Tantalizing Tidbits *****

1. What is a must read book and why?

Anything by Deepak Chopra…he makes you look inside yourself, and I think that is really important in all phases of our lives.

2. What is one place that I should see if I visit your hometown?

Instead of a place, I would recommend visiting Waterford PA during Waterford Days. There is so much rich history of the whole area. George Washington spent time there, and in fact, delivered a letter to the French Fort prior to the French and Indian War. Oh! And don’t forget the Eagle Hotel, and the covered bridges – there are many and they are beautiful. Dang it. I’m not good at only picking one anything…unless we’re talking food, and then I can confidently say peanut butter. And husbands…I really like the one I got! Ha!

3. Castles or Beaches?

Dang it! Why are you doing this to me? A castle…on a beach!

4. What is one thing readers would be surprised to know about you?

I’m not sure readers would be surprised unless we’ve met, but for anyone who knows me…I used to be painfully shy. I totally grew out of that!

5. Hard Rock or Classical? Favorite Band or Artist?

Again with the either or. I love Metallica and Andrea Bocelli. How can I choose?! Right now I’m listening the heck out of Melody Gardot and Of Monsters and Mumford and Sons.

6. If you had an all expenses paid trip anywhere in the world for research, where would you go?

Europe! That way I can be sneaky and visit all the countries there! LOL! If I really, truly, can only pick one, then I guess New Zealand.

7. What is your guilty pleasure?

Movies. I love them. And I am not a picky critique. I usually love all of them. I also love that I can say “I’m doing work.” when watching them, because, you know…research and analysis.

8. What are you afraid of?

That something will hurt my children, or take me from them too soon. 

9. Tats or No Tats? If tats, how many and what did you choose for your first one?

I have a red rose on my right hip that I got when I was 18. It was the first rebellious thing I ever did. I was terrified. I’ve always loved it and sometimes I think I may add to it. I really want a dragon fly designed with my children’s names as the veins of each wing. Someday maybe! I also had my lips tattooed and eyeliner. Just FYI…lips are very painful for something that wears off after a few years because of how much our lips exfoliate. 

10. Organized or Free Floating?

Probably not surprising considering my other very non-committing answers, but somewhere in the middle. It completely depends on what we’re talking about.

11. Binge watcher or weekly viewer? Which show(s)?

I love binge watching, but weekly viewing keeps me more productive.

12. What’s your favorite TV show and why?

Again with the favorite! LOL! I only complain because I’m not good at picking just one. Right now I think my favorite TV show may be Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce…which is funny ‘cause this chick *jabs thumbs to chest* is happily never leaving her husband. LOL! I always tell him, if he leaves, I’m going with him.

13. If you could pick a book you’ve read and make it into a movie, which book would it be (besides yours 🙂 )?

Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove series. Loved them!

14. What’s your favorite movie of all time and why?

PS I Love You. This movie killed me! Still does, and I’ve seen it AT LEAST 50 + times. No joke. There is something so powerful to me when a loved one could know you so well that they can figure out a way to help you find YOURSELF again. That is so powerful! And my husband very much does this for me. It also inspires me to go after my passions. Anytime I feel discouraged with writing, I watch this movie, and I’m ready to go!

15. Would you rather see a movie in the theatre or at home on DVD and why?

Aaack! I’m so bad at choosing. I love the theater experience, but I LOVE cuddling on my couch. It has to depend on the movie. PS I Love You on my couch, snuggled with a glass of wine and a spoonful of peanut butter, but The Force Awakens at the movie theater. There is no better way to watch that Millennium Falcon scene!

16. What is one thing you can’t live without?

Hugs. I crave them.

17. Do you love to cook or go out to eat?

I love to go out to eat!

18. If you could invite 5 people to dinner (not friends and family – that’s too easy) who would you invite? It could be anyone past or present.

Joan of Arc, Kevin Spacey, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, & Alec Guinness.

Thank you again MK and Happy Writing!

Don’t forget reader to check back tomorrow as I share my thoughts and an excerpt for the Malibu Sights series!

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