Almost every author says they wanted to write from a very early age. Not Wylie. She wanted to be a detective like Nancy Drew, or a wildlife expert like Jim Fowler, or an archaeologist like Indiana Jones.
Or own an island resort and make fantasies come true.
Funny how life works…
She married a detective, worked in a zoo, explored shipwrecks, and spent 18 glorious years living on a sunny sub-tropical island.
As for those fantasies…
She also writes erotic-romance as Wylie Kinson.
ABOUT JUMP ZONE: CLEO FALLS
When deception, danger and death are one leap away… you can’t afford to fall.
All Cleo wants, all she’s ever wanted, is the acceptance of her tribe and the love of her family... and she almost dies trying to earn it. But the man who saved her, who found beauty in her flaws and loved her without condition, has cruelly betrayed her, and she’s dying all over again.
His words, his promises, his kisses... Were they all lies? Lost in unfamiliar territory, Cleo will fight the forces that conspire to destroy her homeland, even if she has to do it alone.
Libra longs for freedom—from prison, from pretense, and from his birthright... but he’s caught in a political game where only greed and power can win, and Cleo Rush is the pawn. How much is he willing to sacrifice for liberty? His morals, his principles, the woman he loves? No matter which path he chooses, people will die, their blood on his hands. And it could be hers.
To save themselves and their world, Cleo and Libra must overcome the double tragedy that binds their families in hatred. Together, they might live. Apart, Cleo will fall.
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GET TO KNOW WYLIE
MAUREEN: What’s your favorite holiday?
WYLIE: Does Halloween count? I love the imagination of it! And the candy J
MAUREEN: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
WYLIE: I’m a huge movie buff, so narrowing down to just one,… tough. I’m going to go with Legends of the Fall. Great cast, amazing soundtrack, and it runs you through every emotion.
MAUREEN: Where do you most like to read and how often?
WYLIE: In the bathtub. It’s the only place my family won’t disturb me.
MAUREEN: What’s the first book you remember reading?
WYLIE: My first adult book (because going back further than age 13 would be impossible!) was Sidney Sheldon’s Rage of Angels. I was in 8th Grade. My teacher asked to borrow it when I was done.
MAUREEN: Do you believe in ghosts?
WYLIE: I don’t not believe in ghosts. I don’t think I’ve met one yet, but I’m not ruling anything out.
MAUREEN: Do shapeshifters exist?
WYLIE: Yes. They are called children. They go from little horned devils to darling angels every day!
MAUREEN: Hiking boots or high heels?
WYLIE: They both hurt. I’m going with bedroom slippers.
MAUREEN: Would you rather sky dive or scuba dive?
WYLIE: Scuba dive! When I lived in Bermuda I spent a lot of time diving shipwrecks, wondering what and who they were carrying, knowing that every person on board had a story.
MAUREEN: Vanilla or chocolate?
MAUREEN: What’s the most romantic thing anyone ever did for you?
WYLIE: When my husband and I were dating, he got takeout from a very exclusive restaurant (not the kind you take-out from!) and set up a romantic outdoor dinner in a private garden that overlooked Hamilton Harbour (Bermuda), which was full of tall ships and twinkling lights. I said yes ;)
MAUREEN: Which of your characters would you most/least to invite to dinner, and why?
WYLIE: I LOVE this question!! I would love to have dinner with Libra, the hero of my book, so I could pick his brain about the future. I’d least like to have Leon Trevayne, because he’d probably spray spittle all over the food during one of his rants.
MAUREEN: Tea or Coffee? And how do you take it?
WYLIE: Coffee – light and sweet. As for tea, I enjoy herbals. I’m on a lemon-ginger kick at the moment.
MAUREEN: What does it mean to love someone?
WYLIE: My measure of love… If I would throw myself into the path of an oncoming bus for someone. Is that really weird? LOL
MAUREEN: What color would you make the sky if it wasn’t going to be blue anymore and why?
WYLIE: I’d make the sky candle-light. Everyone looks better in candle light ;)
MAUREEN: What’s your idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon?
WYLIE: If it’s cold or raining… good book, fireplace, latte. If it’s sunny… beach, good book, mojito.
MAUREEN’S GOTTA ASK--WYLIE’S GOTTA ANSWER
MAUREEN: How did you come up with the idea for your book’s post-apocalyptic future?
WYLIE: I had an idea for a post-apocalyptic Romeo and Juliet type of story but the world didn’t begin building in my head until a car-trip through Northern Ontario. The untamed beauty of the landscape literally took my breath away. Miles and miles of uninhabited land, a stunning palette of greens and dark blues, harsh rocky outcrops and lake after lake. Sixteen hours later, polite conversation exhausted, my husband and I began the ‘what would you do if’ game. It didn’t matter what the disaster -- zombie apocalypse, alien invasion, massive tsunami, Ebola outbreak -- we decided we’d survive up here, in the northern forests Ontario. And Jump Zone was born!
WHAT'S NEXT FOR WYLIE
Next up for Wylie is Jump Zone: Libra Rising coming soon!
ALSO BY WYLIE SNOW
Secrets, lies, lust ... whatever it takes to win.
Clara Bean, Europe's most respected restaurant critic, lands on American soil to do a promotional tour with a sports icon. But how will she keep her career-ending secret from her deliciously handsome new partner? She quickly learns that all games have rules, even falling in love.
Luc Bisquet can't seem to score any points with sassy, sexy Clara despite the palatable chemistry between them. But he's willing to endure as many penalties as it takes to crack her icy reserve, because winning is everything. Game on.
Now available on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Smashwords.
WYLIE ASKS READERS
If you’d like to ask readers a question (perhaps to earn a giveaway entry) let me know what that question is.
Wylie will give away digital copies of both Game On and Jump Zone: Cleo Falls.
Winners will be selected at random from the comments posted on October 29th, 2014. Don't forget to include your e-mail so we can get in touch with you.