By Marie Harte
Meet the Donnigans
With the eldest Donnigan brothers adjusting to civilian life, their younger sister constantly in trouble, and their little brother clueless about life in general, falling in love is the last thing on anyone’s mind…
Can this Bossy Badass Marine…
The Marine Corps was everything Landon Donnigan ever wanted in life...until a bullet sent him home with a medical discharge. Teaching a self-defense class at the gym is old-hat for a marine, but when he meets sexy Ava Rosenthal, his combat skills are useless for protecting his heart.
Be her Mr. Right?
Ava can take care of herself and likes quiet, bookish men—not muscular warriors who think women need to be coddled. But Landon is more than he seems, and when they come together, the results are explosive.
Talking with author Marie Harte
How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
Once I had finished the McCauley Brothers’ first book years ago, I had in mind a follow-on series for the McCauley cousins. I knew I’d write about all 4 McCauley brothers, but certain characters would need their stories told in the Donnigans books. And lo and behold, my publisher was excited to publish them too!
What is your favorite scene in your new release?
The scene where Ava is on a date with a nice man she met online, and Landon happens to sit right behind them, hearing it all. I laughed while writing it. Here’s a snippet:
All in all, a perfect late evening companion. Or he would have been, if the blond giant hadn’t been making odd gestures behind Charles’s back, causing her to wonder if she should look deeper into her date than the surface perfection he’d presented.
“I hate to leave, but work tomorrow, you know.” Charles shrugged.
“I know what you mean.” She smiled. “I had a wonderful time, Charles.”
He brightened. “Me too. Would you consider dinner some evening when you’re free?” He handed her a business card. “You have my email, but here’s my number.” He gave a sheepish grin. “I confess I wrote my cell on the back earlier, hoping you’d be as lovely in person as you are online. You totally are.”
“How sweet.” She was touched.
Blond guy sounded like he was choking on something. If only.
“Dinner sounds great.” She pumped enthusiasm into her tone, because she meant it. Charles had fit all her criteria. No reason for her to feel let down by her night with him. She inwardly gave blond giant a scowl while still smiling at Charles. No, no reason at all.
What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?
I’m currently writing Secrets Sealed, the second in my romantic suspense trilogy—Triggerman Inc. The first book (Contract Signed) releases in January 2017, and Secrets Sealed should be out in April. The series is three assassins and a baby, with intrigue, passion, and humor thrown into the mix.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Sleep. Ha. I like reading, hiking, and indulging in movies when I can. Not as often as I’d like, sadly.
What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know?
I played lacrosse for Penn State University during my freshman year of college. Our varsity goalie was injured one game, so I stepped in as we played against Dartmouth. And we won!
Thanks for having me!
*****************Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, MARIE HARTE is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after.
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