Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Love Game by Danielle Bronson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Danielle Bronson is a sports enthusiast and can be found on the ski slope, golf course, tennis court, ball field, in the pool and occasionally at the bowling alley. She is also a TV addict and welcomes any opportunity to discuss cheesy eights sitcoms. Aside from writing she also teaches and lives with her hero of a husband Dylan and her two hero-in-training sons in Rochester , NY .
Visit her website at: http://www.daniellebronson.com
The Fly Girls: http://flygirls-takeone.blogspot.com/
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Ever feel cursed by a gift? International tennis star KENLEIGH DWYER knows how that feels. With unprecedented talent and extraordinary beauty, she’s heralded as America’s Sweetheart. But her gift has made her a target. Her father, notorious South Florida gangster BIG AL DWYER has a hobby fixing high-stakes sporting events. He needs a favor from his famous daughter.
And her refusal may cost her life.
Eight years earlier, BLAKE “STREAK” GARRISON was the playboy of the NASCAR circuit before a fiery crash in the Daytona 500 nearly killed him. It wasn’t an accident, and his obsession for revenge has led him to a monster. Big Al Dwyer.
Now a FBI expert in organized crime, Blake has infiltrated Al’s closely knit gang. When news breaks of Kenleigh’s vicious stabbing, he knows Al is to blame. He also sees a chance at the ultimate revenge. Destroy the devil by the hand of his spawn. Blake is convinced Kenleigh is the perfect weapon, and the key to Al’s demise.
Until he falls in love with her. And she might love him too, if she didn’t believe he was sent to kill her.
“Take me home or I’m calling the police.”
Kenleigh stood with her hands on her hips in front of Blake’s front door. She wasn’t moving. If he wanted her to come inside, he would have to take her by force.
Blake tried to maneuver around her under the weight of her enormous pink duffle bag. When he finally got the door open, he stumbled inside spilling half the contents all over the stone floor.
“I mean it, Blake. I’m calling 911.”
“Great, while you’ve got them on the phone I need an ambulance. I think I broke my back.”
“Well, DOCTOR, heal thyself.” She dropped her sweater in his lap on the way through the door. “Right after you clean up this mess, of course.”
She took a seat at the kitchen counter, not feeling at all guilty about her bad attitude. It served him right for lying to her, and leading her into a maniac’s path.
“So you think you remembered to pack everything?” He panted, collecting the jumbles of clothes on the floor. “I said overnight bag. Not all your worldly possessions.”
“Well it wouldn’t have been a problem if you’d let me stay at my own house.”
Blake poked around the mess, gathering what he could of her things. Shirts were stuffed in his pockets, a Rhinestone-studded belt dangled from his mouth. He brought what he gathered to the couch then collapsed in the recliner beside it. “Look Kenleigh, I know staying here is an inconvenience but it’s my job to protect you. Some guy is looking for you and he knows where you live. It’s better if you stay somewhere else.”
She went over to the window, looking out at the moon looming over the ocean. The huge expanse of the shoreline made her realize just how exposed she was. “Blake, how do you know he didn’t follow us here?”
“Because I would have seen him,” He replied. “How about you let me worry about the logistics, okay? Just accept the fact that I know what’s best. You’re staying with me. End of story.”
1. Why did you become a writer?
I could never hold a day job because I have problems with authority. Plus, if people annoy me I can make up ones that don't.
2. Was it a dream of yours since you were younger or did the desire to write happen later in your life?
I always wanted to be a television writer. No so much movies, but TV. I love that you could spend three, four, five, seasons building a show arc. But since I live in Rochester, NY and not Los Angeles I write novels. I actually have written non-fiction for years.
3. What do you love about being an author? Is there anything you dislike?
I love that I do it on my time. Fiction, non-fiction a grocery list, writing to me is about what you want, when you want it. You're the puppet master. I hate being on someone else's watch. (my husband loves me for it.)
4. How do you balance your personal and writing time?
I write a thousand words a day no matter what. It's like taking a vitamin or going to the gym (but way more fun) If I schedule it in, I prepare myself and I won't procrastinate.
5. How do you write? Do your characters come to you first or the plot or the world of the story?
I write character first, then plot second. I think of it this way, if you have this big sweeping plot no one will care about it if the reader can't relate to the characters.
6. What genre(s) do you write? Why do you write the stories that you write?
I like romantic suspense the best. I also love humor. I studied sitcom writing in college so I also have a lot of humor in my books. So people lives might be in danger but they have a sense of humor about it. Gotta have funny.
7. Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
A little of both. In Love Game, Keneligh is a little of me because she is an athlete (a tennis star) and relates to everything about her life to a game that can be won or lost. I skied competitively and that's how I look at life sometimes too.
8. Out of all the characters that you've written, who is your favorite and why?
Blake, the hero in LOVE GAME. He's rough around the edges, a smart ass and thinks he has women all figured out until he meets Kenleigh. I think every woman has a fantasy about knocking a wild man on his ass and making him feel like she is the one thing he can't live without. It's fun to write that.
9. What would you want readers to take away from your books?
That they just got back from a really long and satisfying journey.
10. Do you have any advice for beginning writers in regards to writing a book?
Keep writing. Writing is like a muscle, the longer your work it out the stronger it gets.
11. What are you reading right now?
I Tina, The biography of Tina Turner. I'm a Pop culture freak.
Love Game by Danielle Bronson
PRINT ISBN 1-60154-079-5
Mystery & Suspense Romance
$5.00 from The Wild Rose Press
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