I kind of secretly believe it’s not too late for me to train as a professional dancer, MMA expert, or get asked to be Angelina Jolie’s body-double. I know. This is why writing fiction is for me!
Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave me quite the taste for adventure and my love for romances began when my mother shoved one into my hands in a desperate attempt to keep me quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals.
When I wasn’t consuming books by the bucketload, I could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down my adventures. As a teenager, I wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, I worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucketload, until realising I was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense myself. I live in leafy Surrey in the UK, a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing sassy heroine with my very own sexy hero husband!
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Nora King lives in an uber modern apartment overlooking the Thames in London. I wanted her to thrive in the hustle and bustle of a big city and be close to the family corporate property business she is now running. I also wanted a direct contrast to the 40 acre family estate she grew up on in a fictional town named Heathstead, twenty miles outside of London. Nora’s sister Sephy still loves on the family estate in Heathstead and the hero in the book Ethan Love has a very specific reason for wanting to go back there.
Q. If you had a choice where would you choose to live, and why?
I definitely couldn’t live somewhere without seasons for any length of time again, but I do consider myself incredibly lucky to have lived in different countries and experienced different cultures growing up. I feel I’ve put down roots in the UK now and I’d love to live in the beautiful South Devon. It has everything from fantastic lush greenery and cliff-tops, not to mention the majestic sea.
Q. What comes first when you write a story? (e.g. characters, title, conflicts, setting)? I usually get a scene pop into my head that will just not let go. Then I grab myself a notebook and a bulletin board and start a plotting chart to make sure I nail the hero and heroine’s conflict. In between the scene popping into my head and the plotting chart getting finished I spend an inordinate amount of time surfing the net for “hero inspiration”!
Q. What’s your idea of a perfect day?
A long walk on a frosty morning with Hunter-Gatherer, followed by a pub roast and the two of us sitting in cosy armchairs with a box of chocolates open, an endless supply of tea, a roaring fire and a couple of Dickens titles. If it was truly the perfect day we’d walk out of the pub in tropical clothing onto a moonlit beach and have a candle-lit dinner beside the gently lapping sea!
Q. Can you tell us anything about your next book?
My next book out is the last book in the King trilogy and features my lingerie designer Sephy King and her gorgeous zombie game designer Luke Jackson—it follows on from The Love List but can be read as a standalone too.
The current book I’m writing features an architect and a…superhero!!!!
Q. And... if you weren’t a writer, what would be your next choice of career?
Whenever I start researching my characters careers I suddenly start thinking I’d love to do their job. So far I have a song-writer, security consultant, two CEO’s of property companies, hotelier, forensic data analyst, burlesque dancer, inventor and Head of R&D for a security company, disaster relief worker, lingerie designer and zombie game designer! Since writing The Love List and the book that comes after it Heart Couture, I’m completely obsessed with wanting to be a shoe designer or a lingerie designer.
Thanks for giving us those little insights into the book, and your life, Eve.
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Falling in love is just not on Nora King’s To Do List…
Neither is accidentally super-gluing her shoe to her hand right before the biggest presentation of her life!
With all the hard work she’d put into securing the family business after her father’s death, Nora has no choice but to accept help from a knight in shining armour.
Disaster relief worker Ethan Love is still haunted by his last deployment, and desperate for distraction. He’s in town to ask Nora for a major favour, and swooping in to save her presentation is a sure way to get her on side.
As Ethan sticks around and helps Nora through her grief, her barriers tumble down…but will she dare to swap her To Do lists for a How to Fall in Love list?
‘So. Thank you for this morning. If I could grab my laptop and the information Eleanor left you with..?’
‘What’s the hurry?’
‘No hurry. Well, I do have a lot of work to do. Why don’t you phone me with a time for us to discuss Ryan. You must be really exhausted by now—’
‘I’m really “something” right now. Not sure “exhausted” is the word, though.’
‘Sorry. I didn’t mean to come across as rude. I—’ she tailed off when she saw smouldering blue eyes track their way to her lips. I have to get out of this car before I do something properly stupid, like climb over onto your lap, grab you by the lapels of that sinfully sexy blue suit you fill out so well and give in to this insane need to touch my lips to yours.
She was being utterly ridiculous, of course. She was supposed to be offering up a business-like thank you. Not wanting to devour a man she’d just met. Maybe if she hadn’t caught sight of his chest packed with all that tight, hard muscle in her bathroom. Yes, Nora. Absolutely blame the pecs. But honest to God, he’d looked so good standing there, was it any wonder she’d lost her professional A game?
Biting down on her bottom lip again she tried to ignore his scent. The smile. The body. Yes, that body… she mentally swooned, picked herself up and gave herself a little slap. Never mind the package, get with the programme. None of this should be on her radar right now. Her sole focus should be on KPC.
‘I don’t know how to thank you for all your help.’
At his quiet, teasing question, Nora dragged her gaze to his. Oh, not fair. It turned out that when Ethan Love actually wanted a person to know what he was thinking, he had no problem letting his eyes do the talking.
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