Today, I’m thrilled to host my good friend, fellow Roguer and national best-selling author Marina Adair! Marina’s book, Summer in Napa, released the day after Long Simmering Spring, and we thought it would be fun to interview each other. We made a deal: we’d ask each other the exact same questions, we’d swap blogs, and we’d give away a copy of each other’s book. (You can find my interview with Marina here.) The giveaway information is at the end of the post! And with all that said, let the fun begin!
Welcome, Marina! Please tell me about your latest release. What’s coming down the pipeline next?
First off, thanks for having me here, Elisabeth!
As for my latest release, SUMMER IN NAPA is the second book in the St. Helena Vineyard series. It follows the next to youngest DeLuca brother, Marco, and is out now. This book was so much fun to write because my hero and heroine are not only fighting the need to get naked every time they see each other, they are also fighting against their past—Lexi’s cheat of an ex-husband just so happens to be Marco’s childhood best friend. Finding a good reason for Marc to break man-law and fall for—and into bed with—his best-bro’s ex was entertaining.
Then the third book in the series, AUTUMN AT THE VINEYARD, releases October 2013 and centers around Nate, the brother who always has a well-laid plan for every occasion. Until he lands the most sought after vineyard in the Napa Valley and finds himself locked in a land dispute, and forced to cohabitate, with a hot-headed, irrational, and incredibly sexy woman, who doesn’t have a logical bone in her luscious body. Nate is surprised to discover that chaos could be so much fun—especially when she sleeps in nothing but lace.
Tell me something most people don’t know about you and would be surprised to learn.
When I was a kid I had a pet chicken named princess. She was an indoor/outdoor chicken and would follow me everywhere. We had tea parties, roller-skated, played Barbies, we even used to watch Highway to Heaven and Magnum PI together on the couch. Which is funny because my daughter had a pet chicken too, Autumn, and to date it was her favorite pet.
So far, what has been the most rewarding moment in your writing career?
I always thought it would be the moment I saw my book in paper or had my fist book signing or five-star review, but it wasn’t. It was overhearing my daughter tell her friend that her mom was an author and when she grew up she wanted to write stories too. Later that week, on the way home from school, she told me her idea for a book she wanted to write and asked if maybe this summer we could write a story together. That moment will stick with me forever.
Go-to snack when writing? Eggo Waffles.
Favorite all-time favorite movie? This is a hard one … Sabrina
Chocolate, cake, or chips? White cake with white frosting. YUM!
Childhood fictional-crush? Remington Steel and Magnum PI. Oh, and Face off A-Team
How long have you been writing? I started my first novel in summer of 2008
How long did it take you to get published? Sold my first book in January of 2012
One e-copy of her Summer in Napa can be yours!! I loved the childhood fictional crush question (which Marina totally thought up), so in the comments section, tell me YOUR childhood fictional crush, and one random commenter will be chosen. To win, please like Marina on Facebook and follow her on Twitter. Contest ends on May 26, 2013, at 9pm Pacific.