Julie’s Book Review – Spring Fever Giveaway
First why don't you tell us a little about yourself?
A little about me. My name is Brandy Walker. I’m a mother of 3 and pretty much married to the military. I’m a Navy brat, prior enlisted Army and an Army wife. I’m a fairly new writer to the romance genre. I published my first book May 31, 2013, titled Craving More. It’s a paranormal shifter romance featuring tigers.
Fly Guy Next Door. It is the second book in my Freefall series and is a contemporary romance.
What can we expect from your stories, action, drama, romance, sex, blood and guts?
I go for romance, sex and a bit of drama in my stories. I will say Fly Guy is fairly drama free. I wanted these contemporaries to be lighter reading. Something you could pick up and get through in a couple of hours and hopefully end with a smile on your face.
Do you have a favorite character in your stories? Who? and Why?
My favorite character in Fly Guy is my heroine’s BFF Steph. She’s a bit outrageous, always looking for a good time, and smart as a whip. There’s a secret financial whiz hidden beneath her tattooed, badass exterior.
Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:
*I thought it would be fun to have skydiving as the running theme in the Freefall series because I did a tandem jump once and thought it was a blast.
*I use my friends as research tools. My husband has been in the Army over 20 years and Airborne qualified the entire time. He has first hand knowledge of airborne operations and the things that go into it. I also have a friend, Jessica, who used to jump with elite Army teams.
Have there been any other authors who have inspired your work or helped you out with your stories?
My biggest supporter has been Melissa Schroeder. She pushed me to go forward with writing and self-publishing. She lets me bounce ideas off her and gives me advice. There is also Lissa Matthews and Heather Long. They both have put up with my madness and freak-outs when I run into problems or when I realize I’ve made it to the end of a book and I didn’t write one sex scene.
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Review! Good, bad or indifferent please leave a review. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, All Romance eBooks, anyplace you can leave a review is great.
Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
Tips for readers…if you find an author you love, let them know. Authors want to hear from you.
Advice for other writers…decide on the path you want to take but don’t be afraid to veer off and explore other avenues. What works for one author may not work for another. You have to keep an open mind.
Do you have a favorite author? If yes, what draws you to that person’s work?
I do have some favorite authors. The first one that pops to mind is Julia Quinn. I fell in love with The Bridgertons. The witty humor. The sigh worthy romances. Plucky heroines and handsome heroes. Another favorite of mine is Melissa Schroeder. Before we ever became friends, I was a huge fan. I love that she writes great characters in believable situations. You can take the sex out of her stories and still have a damn good storyline.
Can you remember one of the first things you wrote? What makes it memorable?
The first things I can remember writing were back in high school. Angst filled stories about teenage crushes. I was always the lead and I never gave myself a HEA. I liked the ache it left in my heart.
Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your work?
Most of it comes from my head but on occasion I’ll see something on TV or hear someone say something that will trigger an idea.
Do you have any other interesting hobbies, pets or stories you would like to share?
I don’t know if I would call it interesting but I am an amateur knitter. I’m also obsessed with skulls.
Favorite places to travel or visit?
I don’t think I have a favorite place. I would love to go back to England where my daughter was born.
And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us:
Standing on the front porch waiting for her friend Steph to show up, Marlowe Scott was currently indulging in one of her favorite new pastimes. Drooling over the visual treat that was Kegen and Revlin Ferris.
They knew she was watching them. What red-blooded woman wouldn’t be? They were toned, tanned, and completely and utterly scrumptious. Both sporting long, curling at the edges black hair. Glimmering dark brown eyes that, when focused on you, tried to lure you into doing something naughty. And they both had the same dragonfly infinity knot and matching intricate Celtic band tattoo.
Marlowe couldn’t hold back the giggle that escaped. Twins with twin tattoos, how cute, even though absolutely nothing about them could be construed as such. She understood the meaning behind it but it still made her laugh, well...giggle really.
Rev explained they picked the dragonfly because of its speed and grace flying through the air. They identified with it when they jumped out of an airplane, experiencing the rush of the freefall dive while gliding through the air. Marlowe didn’t want to inflate his or Kegen’s ego more than they already were by telling them it didn’t matter what design was etched into his or Kegen’s skin; anything would look good on them. All she said was that it was very nice. Fitting for what they did in their daily lives.
Her gaze swept over Kegen, taking in every delicious inch of him as he walked around the back of his huge black and gray truck. He was her special treat. The man she wanted more and more with each passing day.
Thank you for having me on the blog today Julie!
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