by Samantha Chase
MATT REED IS HIDING
…from his fans
…from his past
…from a failure too painful to contemplate
Most of all, Matt is hiding from himself.
VIVIENNE FORRESTER IS A WOMAN WHO GIVES HER ALL
…to her friends and family
…to her online food blog
…to the man she loves
Vivienne will try anything and everything to coax Matt out of his self-imposed exile. But for this to work, Matt is going to have to meet her halfway…
Talking with author Samantha Chase!
1. When did you decide to become a writer? Why?
I knew when I was in the third grade that I loved to write. By middle school, I knew I loved reading romances. By high school, I thought I could combine those two things. I love reading romances – particularly contemporaries – and got my first taste through Harlequin. I wrote for fun – for my own pleasure – but didn’t actually start submitting my stories until I was almost 40. It was a dream of mine to get published, but one that I never thought I’d achieve.
2. What are some of your favorite authors/books?
I started out reading Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts voraciously. With Sandra’s, it was her early contemporary romances with “22 Indigo Place” being one of my all-time favorites. Nora’s MacKade Brothers really spoke to me as well. I got hooked on Susan Mallery’s books after reading her Millionaire trilogy that she wrote for Silhouette Desire and I after that I think I read her entire library! Now I read a lot of Bella Andre, Jill Shalvis, Lauren Blakely…oh my goodness. There are too many to list!
3. Have you written a book where the ending surprised you?
Yes! And I can’t say what that ending is because the book hasn’t been released yet! “A Sky Full of Stars” (Shaughnessy book #5) really did that for me. All I can say is that Owen Shaughnessy was the most unassuming member of the family and his story just really evolved in ways I never saw coming!
4. Can readers find you at any Author/Reader conventions in the near future?
2017 has me at a LOT of events!
March 3rd: The Ripped Bodice in Culver City, CA
March 11th: Authors in the City, Raleigh, NC
May 3-6th: RT Booklovers Convention, Atlanta, GA
July 26-29th: RWA Convention, Orlando, FL
August 4th & 5th: For the Love of Books, Raleigh, NC
October 21st: Shameless Book Con, Orlando, FL
November 11th: Authors Invade Columbia, Columbia, SC
November 16th: Girls Night out at Turn the Page, Boonsboro, MD
5. What are you working on now? When will it be available?
I am currently working on two books. The first is Shaughnessy book #6 (yet to be titled) which comes out in October 2017 and I’m also writing book #2 in the Band on the Run series – ONE MORE PROMISE – which comes out in 2018.
6. Top 3 things on your bucket list?
Hmm…I got to cross a few things off that list in 2016 so let me think about that for a minute…
1. Go to Australia
2. Indoor Skydive
3. Attend a red carpet movie premiere
Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Since then, she has published twenty more titles and has become a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives with her husband of twenty-five years and their two sons in Wake Forest, North Carolina.