Yesterday I was telling you all a little bit about how Istanbul was chosen as the location for my latest novelTurkish Delights. Today I wanted to talk more specifically about the hotel, Beyoğlu Ottoman Boutique, that I designed for the story.
This book is the part of our new Totally Five Star imprint. What drew you to write for this imprint?
When the submission call came out I was nearly finished with one novel and looking to start another. I was intrigued by the aspect of using a luxury hotel as the primary backdrop for an entire love story. There are so many ways this can be interpreted as I’m sure you’ll see with other releases in the imprint. I had a lot of fun just thinking about all the possibilities of how this one project was going to affect the rest of my men’s lives.
I am a raven haired, porcelain skinned beauty with eyes that pierce the soul. I’m able to enrapture men with a single touch or glance. I live in an enchanted fortress amidst the trees high in the mountains…. Oh wait you mean in reality? Okay then I’m actually a Missouri native of… let’s say older than thirty and younger than fifty years. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have one son who just turned two. I’m passionate about fine arts and science which makes for a personality combination that typically leaves people slightly confused. I work a full-time everyday job in the health field and escape to the written word when the sun goes down.
The Rocky Mountains. I am very much a woman of nature. Growing up each summer my parents would pack us up in the family van, stuff the interior and rooftop with camping gear, and we would head to the mountains to explore for our vacation. I love hiking, rafting and sitting by a campfire. There is nothing so fresh in this world as breathing cool pine-scented mountain air. It is one of the most humbling experiences to stand at the base of a 14,000-foot mountain, and the most powerful sense of freedom to stand at its summit. Although I may live in the Midwest, my heart belong
I admit to being a lover of movies. Comedies, dramas, horror (as long as I have a pillow or blanket to cover my eyes available), romance, documentaries, mysteries, and yes even children’s cartoons. When I watch a movie I always imagine that I can transport myself into the story. In the blink of an eye I’m fighting beside the main characters as we take out zombie Nazis, falling in love with them when I happen to spontaneously travel to a far off country, solving some impossible to solve crime, and when the case calls for it trying to tell them that a running car is a perfectly acceptable method of escape from the lone boarded-up house in the middle of nowhere.
Summer is a season that should be exploited for hours of fun in the sun. Long days. Endless blue skies. And for those of us who are children at heart the chance to revel in all kinds of activities that make us remember a more innocent time in our lives. Summer activities are different for everyone depending on how you grew-up, where you live, and what your interests are.