Get Lost in This Story…
The town of Black Rock is under a dark cloud. Four single women have disappeared, and there are no leads as to their whereabouts. Until one evening, after work, pretty real-estate broker Layla West fends off an attacker, and becomes the newest obsession of a deranged serial killer…
Desperate for protection, Layla seeks refuge at the remote cabin of Jacob Grayson, the brother of the local sheriff. A former FBI agent, Jacob still bears the guilt of a similar case gone fatally wrong. Now Jacob’s growing desire for Layla could tempt him into letting his guard down…with potentially deadly results.
Lawmen of Black Rock – Sworn to protect lives, bound to steal hearts.
My good friend and chapter mate, Carla Cassidy, joins us on the blog today! I can truly say that Carla is one of the nicest, hardest working and most giving authors I know and I am so very pleased that she is here!
Carla is the author of over a hundred and thirty books. Yes, that’s 130+, and yes, I bow down in awe of her!!! She has written for Harlequin, Silhouette, Dorchester, Bantam and NAL. This summer at the Romance Writers of America® conference she will receive an award for 100 books with Harlequin and at last summer’s conference, she received the prestigious Centennial award from RWA! Carla lives in the Midwest with her husband and loves reading, writing and reality television shows.
Heather: How often do you get lost in a story?
Carla: I think it’s easier to answer when I’m not lost in a story and that would be when I’m asleep. I spend my days lost in writing my stories and then when I go to bed I read and get lost in somebody else’s story. After I shut off my light to go to sleep I get lost in ideas of stories I want to write until finally I fall asleep and start the process all over again when I wake up.
Heather: What’s your favorite kind of story to get lost in?
Carla: I love romantic suspense novels, but give me characters to care about and a plot to pull me in and I’ll get lost in any kind of a story.
Heather: Tea or Coffee?
Carla: Definitely coffee. If I could have it delivered intravenously I’d be a happy camper and I’d probably never enter my kitchen again.
Heather: What’s in your refrigerator right now?
Carla: Cottage cheese, lettuce, chicken…all kinds of healthy things for the diet I intend to start tomorrow. However, there’s a shelf in my pantry that has Hostess cupcakes, Little Debbie chocolate pies, cheese crackers and all kinds of wonderful carbs that scream a siren song to me whenever I go for the salad stuff. Rare are the times I don’t crash against the carb rocks!
Heather: What the first thing you do when you finish writing a book?
Carla: If I can I try to take a day to remember what it’s like to be a normal, functioning human being. I clean the house, cook a good meal, clean my office or organize a drawer or closet. I use that time to clear my head to prepare and start head-writing my next book.
Heather: What sound or noise do you love?
Carla: A soft rain or the wind through the trees. I also love the sound of a fan blowing. In fact, I sleep with a fan every night. I love the white noise when I’m falling asleep.
Heather: What’s your favorite ‘love’ word?
Carla: For me, actions speak louder than words. I love you, I cherish you, I adore you, are all wonderful things to hear, but it’s the unexpected kiss on the forehead as my husband walks by me, the light in his eyes when he smiles at me, the touch of his hand against mine…things like that ‘speak’ to me more than words.
Heather’s GOTTA ASK – Carla’s GOTTA ANSWER J
Heather: What is something that not a lot of people know about you but you wish more people could know?
Carla: That I can be quite goofy and I love to laugh. I think having a good sense of humor is sexy and I love people who don’t take themselves or life too seriously. It’s a crazy ride we’re all on together and if you can’t find laughter along the way, what’s the point?
And I’d just like to take a moment to thank the fans who continue to buy my books. I appreciate the support and hope to keep writing books that touch and entertain readers!
GOT A QUESTION YOU’D LIKE TO ASK YOUR FANS?
Carla: How much personal information do you really want to know about your favorite author?
What influences you into buying a book or trying a new author?
WILL YOU HAVE A DRAWING FROM THOSE LEAVING COMMENTS?**
Carla: Yes, I’ll be giving away all FOUR books of the Lawmen of Black Rock series!
Thanks so much for being with us today, Carla! Where can your fans learn more about you on the web?
**Note: Offer void where prohibited. Prizes will be mailed to North American addresses only. If an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) is available, the author may utilize that option for International participants. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.
Come back again tomorrow, when Angi hosts J.S. Nichols!