Saturday, April 7, 2012

Author Interview-Lynda Bailey

I’m pleased to welcome Lynda Bailey, one of my fellow Sierra Romance Writers.

What inspired you to become a writer?

Guess you could say I wasn’t so much “inspired” to be a writer as desperate to get all the freakin’ stories and characters outta my head. They just kept clamoring at my skull until I got ‘em down on paper. LOL

Who are your favorite romance characters (besides your own?)

Without a doubt, Houston, Dallas and Austin Leigh from Lorraine Heath’s Texas trilogy. Loooooove those guys! They’re hard, but with a soft spot in their hearts for the women in their lives. If you’ve never read Lorraine Heath, you should. She’s an amazing storyteller who’ll make you laugh and cry –probably in the same paragraph.

Tell me what inspired this story.

Interesting story there. It was first inspired by the name of a repo business called, Accounts Retrievable. The business has long since closed, but the name got me thinking. What about a story about a woman who owns a repo business? A no-nonsense, tough as nails woman who’s got a serious soft spot for her alcoholic dad? Put her in a completely foreign situation – surrounded by upper echelon society folk – and watch what happens.

How do you balance your day-to-day commitments with your writing life?

I try to write in the mornings, after walking the dogs and eating breakfast. Mornings are usually best for me to write because my brain isn’t cluttered with other “stuff.” Afternoons are left for errands, appointments and chores. Evenings are for spending time with DH. But we recently bought a new house so my routine has been apple-carted. Lately it’s been write when I’ve got a spare minute. J

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

I appreciate the opportunity to get to know everyone. Please check out my website: www.lyndabailey.net.

Battle Born Love is available at Amazon http://amzn.com/B007GGKK1U and Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/yOARis.

Thanks so much, Mariposa, for having me here today!

Here's a preview of Battle Born Love:

LOVE BORN FROM BATTLE. . . .

Spirited repo owner, Rory Dawson, agrees to be what she isn’t—the girlfriend of a handsome banker—in order to save her father from a prison sentence. Now Pop is safe, but is her heart?

Kane Williams has made a deal with a most provocative devil in hopes of securing a coveted promotion. All his life he’s endeavored to be the best, to erase the failure of his father. Will years of work be forfeited for a woman, albeit the sexiest one he’s ever known?

From opposite sides of the tracks, Rory and Kane forge an unlikely friendship. Soon, that friendship becomes a steamy relationship. Through trial and pain, they battle to have the love of a lifetime.


12 comments:

  1. Hi Lynda,
    I like Rory's edgy profession and your cover looks hot. Thanks for joining us today!

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  2. Mariposa~

    Thanks so much for having me here today!

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  3. I've read the fabulous Lynda Bailey's writing, and it's always intriguing. Wise woman, great author, best wishes on your release, Lynda!

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  4. What a great interview. It is nice to find out more about you and your work.

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  5. Donnell~

    You make me blush, girlfriend! Thanks so much for the kind words and for popping in on this day before Easter Sunday!

    And y'all should check out Donnell's debut release, THE PAST CAME HUNTING. Now that's a great read!

    Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, my Unsinkable Sis.

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  6. Savannah~

    Glad you liked the interview. I love reading about authors and how they *do* things. Very interesting.

    And speaking of interesting, everyone should check out Savannah's books. Talk about HOT!

    Have a great day!

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  7. Congrats again on Battle Born Love!! Fabulous heroine, and terrific love story!

    Oh...and Lorraine Heath's TEXAS series: AMAZING books!! My house is too small to really have a keeper shelf, but I won't give up my hard copies of those books for anything. I so wish she'd write westerns again!

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  8. So glad I checked my email and saw this news! Lovely interview. And your book sounds wonderful. I must add it to my collection!

    Nice to know I'm not the only one with demanding characters in my head, shouting at me to write their stories. LOL!

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  9. Elisa~

    Thanks for the congrats on BBL and major kudos to you for finaling in the Golden Heart. This makes your third, right? :)

    Lorraine Heath is totally awesome! If you get the chance, check out her backlist that's available through digital outlets. Some terrific reads.

    Love ya!

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  10. Regina~

    Thanks so much for hanging out with us today!

    Pesky characters? Gotta love 'em - or go crazy!

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  11. You really got me thinking, Lynda! I'm working on the premise for a new book and was having trouble with the main characters jobs/professions. I'm going to think outside the box. Love the repo idea you came up with!

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  12. Jannine~

    I try to put my heroines in unusual jobs, probably because I've had some unconventional jobs myself: stage hand, welder, electrician.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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