Monday, March 3, 2014

Interview with Sharron McClellan, author of Risking it All for the Boss - Win a Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Cover and $25 Amazon Gift Card!


HeartsUnderSeige500Title: Hearts Under Siege
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Author: Natalie Damschroder
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
Pages: 222
Language: English
Format: Ebook

 Brady Fitzpatrick has spent a decade burying the pain of a broken heart while working for SIEGE, an information-gathering spy agency. That it kept him away from his family as well as his best friend Molly has been an unfortunate side effect. But when his brother, also an agent, is killed during a foreign op, Brady is drawn into a web of intrigue that threatens the lives of everyone he loves… Molly Byrnes has loved Brady forever. As his best friend and a de facto member of the Fitzpatrick family, she holds them together in their crushing grief. But as a member SIEGE’s ground team, she doesn't buy the official line about Brady’s brother’s “accidental” death and launches her own investigation—only to uncover a shocking secret that she and Brady must get to the bottom of before their target finds them. Tangled emotions land them in bed together, opening Brady’s eyes to the incredible, fearless woman who’s been there for him all his life. But after a lifetime of disappointment, how can Molly trust the possibility of a future with him…or if they can count on any future at all?




RiskingItAllForHerBoss500Title: Risking it All for Her Boss
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Author: Sharron McClellan
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
Pages: 204
Language: English
Format: Ebook

 When High Risk Securities (HRS) agent, Eva Torres, botches an undercover job by failing to rescue both of the kidnap victims she was sent to retrieve, Quinn Blackwood—her former lover and the man who broke her heart—pulls her and one of the victims out of harm’s way. As a penalty for her sins, she’s offered the dull job of escorting a former bio-chemical warfare scientist to Washington D.C. to reunite with his daughter. Much to her displeasure, the job of monitoring her assignment is given to Quinn. Quinn isn’t thrilled with the situation either. He taught Eva everything he knew about secrets, sex, and lies—but the biggest lie of all was the one he’d told himself: that his missions for HRS were more important than anything, including his relationship with Eva. Because now that they’re working together again, the urge to put his hands on her, to feel her beneath him, is killing him. Things only get worse when their current operation goes wrong, and the scientist they’re guarding is kidnapped mid-air. Now, Eva and Quinn have to work together to find him before he is forced to create a monstrous weapon that could destroy entire cities. A hard task made more difficult when they find themselves fighting both the enemy and their building desire for each other. Can they work together for the sake of the mission without reigniting the passion between them—or will passion be the salvation of them all?



What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? That I was able to finally put aside my preconceptions of what I thought I wanted in a relationship and open myself up other possibilities. Within a week, I was on a date with my (now) husband. If I had let the age gap (he’s 11 years younger than me) or the fact that he was my bosses nephew stop me, I’d have a very different life now. I have to say, everyone was shocked when I got engaged!
How has your upbringing influenced your writing? I was raised in a family of readers—we were even allowed to read at the dinner table. My father is partial to sci-fi and fantasy so that was my first foray into both reading and writing.  I didn’t start reading romance until college, but once I started, I was hooked.
When and why did you begin writing? I can’t remember a time I didn’t think I would be a writer. There have been a few times I’ve stopped for a year or so but even then, stories are rolling around in my head and I come back.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? It’s always been there, but I didn’t fiction writing until I was in college and took a creative writing course. Until then, it was all journalism. I remember coming home for the holidays and talking to my dad about a short story I was working on—I was so excited! It was the first time I discussed my desire to write fiction with anyone.
When did you first know you could be a writer?  When someone who wasn’t related to me said I had talent.
What inspires you to write and why? Travel, other cultures and new experiences are what fill my creative well. Once a book is in progress, I like to experience as much of it (within reason) as I can. I don’t like to just write about zip-lining—I want to do it!
What genre are you most comfortable writing? Romance and action adventure.
What inspired you to write your first book? This is going to sounds so idiotic…I thought it would be easy. I know. I know. Moron. As it turns out, writing a book is hard.
Who or what influenced your writing once you began? My writer friends in WA and TX; Cherry Adair, Cindy Dees, Cathy Pegau, and Yvonne Jocks are a few
What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general? Sitting my butt in the chair on a daily basis. I have to bribe myself with a glass of wine or an episode of The Big Bang Theory.
Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it? This is my first book after a two year stint of not writing so it taught me that I still wanted to write and that my ability to create a story  hadn’t disappeared.
Do you intend to make writing a career? That’s the plan! The husband said he is banking on it—he wants to landscape our 5 acre lot. 
Have you developed a specific writing style? If sarcasm, screaming and sexy is a style—then yes!
What is your greatest strength as a writer?  Strong heroines with enough vulnerability to make them human.
What is your favorite quality about yourself? My ability to embrace change. I love it!
What is your least favorite quality about yourself? What I love about myself is also what I hate about myself. I embrace change, but as a consequence, I don’t put down roots.
What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why? “Love isn't brains, children, it's blood. Blood screaming inside you to work its will. I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it.” --Spike, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  I love this quote because of its raw truth.  Once you are in love, that’s it. Game over. You are love’s bitch—and happily so.


Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance, with an emphasis on romantic adventure. Her 11 novels, 7 novellas, and 15 short stories have been published by Avid Press, Echelon Press, and Amber Quill Press. She currently publishes romantic adventure with Carina Press and urban fantasy romance with Entangled Publishing. Her paranormal romance series, The Soul Series, is self-published. Natalie grew up in Massachusetts, and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Except her family. And writing and reading. And popcorn.) When she’s not writing, she does freelance editing and works part time as a chiropractic assistant. She and her husband have two daughters they’ve dubbed “the anti-teenagers,” one of whom is also a novelist. (The other one prefers math. Smart kid. Practical.)




    I always planned to be a writer of some sort. However, when I went to college, I took journalism and creative writing and sadly, the teacher’s sucked the love of writing out of me. So I turned to my next love–science. At first, I wanted to be a marine biologist, but there was the whole shark issue. Frankly, they freak me out. Instead, I discovered the joys of playing in the dirt-a profession more commonly known as archaeology. For years, I focused on excavating ancient sites that included projectile points, burn pits and the occasional burial. My focus returned to writing when I took a position during the archaeological off-season and ended up answering phones for Princess cruise line AKA The Love Boat. Which, when you consider I write romance, is somewhat ironic. It was during that time that I took to reading romance. It wasn’t long before I fell in love with the genre and returned to my first love-writing. Five years later, I sold to Silhouette.Five years after that, I landed at Entangled Publishing–Huzzah! Today, I live in San Diego, also known as the City of Perfect Weather. I have an awesome husband who supports my passion for the written word in every way possible. We both love to travel so don’t be surprised to find locales I’ve visited appearing in my books and pictures popping up on the website. It’s a big world—both in my head and out there!



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