Billionaires and Babies:
I'm thrilled to welcome Tessa to Get Lost In A Story. Not only is she an incredibly talented author, but she has generously offered to mentor the lucky writer who wins the Valentine's Secrets Harlequin Mentor Challenge. After reading her books for years, I am delighted to have gotten to know her as a friend.
Tessa: I live in stories all the time. So I must be permanently lost <g>. But I love losing myself in a book and finding a whole different world in there. Nothing beats that pleasure…not even chocolate.
Cat: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
Cat: Be honest, when reading 1st person...do you miss the hero’s POV?
Cat: Do you write while listening to music? If so what kind?
Tessa: I’m UTTERLY addicted to SSQ (http://www.sowetostringquartet.co.za/albums.aspx). At the moment Our World is my fav album, I adore the SSQ version of Summertime.
Cat: Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?
Tessa: Sometimes. And then I curse like crazy when the first sentence gives away the twist I begged my editor to keep off the back cover! Why bother reading the book when you can read a line of review that sums it all up? Aside from fuming over spoilers, I love reading that a reviewer enjoyed one of my books. For me, readers form a kind of Secret Society…and we all love to know what others enjoy reading. It gives me a very special kind of buzz when that turns out to be a book I wrote.
Cat: What sound or noise do you love?
Tessa: I love the sound of rain on a tin roof.
Cat: What do you do to unwind and relax?
Tessa: Pick a glorious day, set myself up on the beach with a lounger, sunscreen, a cold drink
AND most importantly a big, fat paperback. I’m solar powered, I run on sunlight. Just doesn’t happen often enough…
Cat: What color would you make the sky if it wasn’t going to be blue anymore and why?
Cat’s GOTTA ASK – Tessa’s GOTTA ANSWER
Guess ;) (Clue above!)
You’re Cinderella. Two guys—identical twins except one’s wearing black jeans and a black T-shirt and the other is wearing a tux--pitch up at the kitchen door to invite you to the ball, what do you do?
Tessa loves hearing from readers. Contact Tessa through her website at www.tessaradley.com, visit her at eHarlequin or friend her on facebook.
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North America addresses only. If an Advanced Copy (ARC) is available, the author may utilize that option for International participants. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants. Reading
Stop back and visit us this weekend when we are joined by Tawny Weber and make sure you come by next week when we celebrate the release of Angi Morgan’s second Harlequin Intrigue, .38 Caliber Cover-up.