Thursday, July 18, 2013

Author Interview: Sara Daniel (Love Him or Leave Him) + Giveaway

Today I welcome Sara Daniel, author of Love Him or Leave Him, a wonderful small-town romance. So grab your favorite cuppa and sit and enjoy the interview with Sara and be sure and enter the tour-wide giveaway as well.  .  

What three things do you need in order to write?
Coffee. Laptop. Silence. (Preferably in that order.)

What's your favorite season?
Summer. I love the warmth of the sun on my skin, taking an evening stroll in shorts and a t-shirt, and sitting on a hot beach while dipping my toes in a cold lake/river/ocean.

Flip Flops or Sneakers?
Sneakers. I need a shoe that offers good support when I walk, and flip flops always give me blisters.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Hawaii’s at the top of my bucket list, but I wouldn’t turn down tickets to Italy!

What's the first sentence of Love Him or Leave Him?
Becca Sanders had spent two years studiously ignoring Connor O’Malley’s return to Kortville, Illinois. No small feat considering he was the police chief of their town of two thousand and she had to ring him through the grocery lane twice a week.

Tell us what is Love Him or Leave Him is about.
Love Him or Leave Him is a reunion story, a story of healing and trust, and a story about following your dreams and being true to yourself.

Dish, who’s your favorite character?
Oh no, you’re going to make me play favorites! LOL! Honestly, Connor is my favorite character, mostly because I adore a tortured hero and watching him heal with a help of a good, loving woman.

I love high school sweethearts separated and brought back together so I’m curious how you came to decide to use it?
I love it too! High school is such a pressure-filled, emotionally-charged environment. I don’t know anyone who’s come out of it completely unscathed. So many times years later those memories are still raw and painful, and I’m a sucker for needing to give a happily ever after to those unresolved situations.

What can we expect next from you?
I’m currently working on a novella set in Kortville with one of the characters briefly introduced in Love Him or Leave Him, and as soon as I finish that story, I plan to write another “Small Town, Big Dreams” book for the Bliss line. I’m really excited about these stories, so I need to get busy and write them so I can tell you more details!

Thanks Sara!

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About the book:

Sometimes dreams are where you least expect them.

Connor O’Malley and Becca Sanders were once high school sweethearts, ripped apart by rumors in the small town of Kortville, Illinois. Connor left to join the military, and Becca stayed, waiting for her younger brother to graduate so she could live her dreams of traveling the world. But now that Connor's back as the town sheriff, Becca finds herself struggling to resist the too-handsome man who once broke her heart.

Connor loves Kortville—its quaintness keeps at bay the painful memories of Afghanistan he’s sure make him unworthy of any woman, particularly the beautiful brunette he’s always secretly dreamed of a future with. But when a scandal rocks the town, suddenly Connor and Becca must trust in each other if they want to weather this storm…and come out on the other side of it together.

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About the Sara:

I write what I loveirresistible romance, from sweet to erotic and everything in between. On the personal side, I'm a frazzled maid, chauffeur, and slave to my children. I was once a landlord of two uninvited squirrels. (The children's book The Bravest Squirrel Ever by my alter-ego Sara Shafer is the squirrel's fictionalized version of that experience!) I'm crazy about country music and the drama of NASCAR. And I have my very own happily-ever-after romance with my hero husband.

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