|Some Kind of Trouble|
Christy Gissendaner, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, Some Kind of Trouble.
Genre: Contemporary, PRN Romance
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Heat rating: Spicy, hot romance
Tagline: For werebear Hal, Macy is trouble with a capital "T."
Hal and Macy just don't get along. Not since their break-up in college have the two of them spent more than five minutes in each other's company. All of that is about to change when Macy takes a job at Hal's bar, Out of Bounds.
Hal is a werebear with a problem … namely one sexy ex-cheerleader who gets under his skin. His hopes at a football career were dashed, but he's made a name for himself as a likable bar owner. When Macy appears, saying she needs money fast, he reluctantly agrees to let her waitress for him. But neither expects the sparks to flare to life again. Battling their own desires and demons, these two exes must learn to trust each other when a life and death situation threatens to tear them apart.
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What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Hal Sparks is 31. He owns the bar Out of Bounds. Macy Henson is 30. She works in Human Resources and is an ex-cheerleader.
Despite it being the most popular bar in town, Macy had never set foot inside Out of Bounds. The reason being the owner, Hal Parks … all six feet, two hundred pounds of raging masculinity.
She and Hal had once dated. It hadn't turned out well between them. The only reason she was here now was she needed a job—fast. And the easiest, quickest way she could think of earning money was waitressing. She'd done it during college and had earned decent tips. Surely she hadn't lost her knack.
Macy glanced in the rearview. She studied her reflection as she lifted one hand andstraightened her blonde ponytail. Pushing her sunglasses to the top of her head, she retouched her mascara and red lipstick. Satisfied she looked her best; she climbed out of her yellow Mustang and locked the door.
She'd dressed to impress. Gone was the business suit she'd worn to work. In its place, she wore a pair of tight jeans and a low-cut white blouse. The push-up bra she wore would draw even more attention to her double Ds.
Sniffing her wrist, she was happy that the perfume she'd spritzed on before leaving home was still noticeable. It had been Hal's favorite. He'd claimed it reminded him of wildflowers and sex, not a bad comparison actually.
Hal would be putty in her hands. It had been ten years since they'd dated, but she knew what it took to get his attention.
Macy turned her wrist to glance at her watch. It was only a few minutes after four. Out of Bounds didn't officially open until five, but she'd learned from Julie that Hal usually arrived early to prepare for the evening crowd. She hoped to catch him alone, so she could state her case in privacy.
The wooden door to the square brick building was unlocked. She twisted the knob to open it and pushed her way inside. It took a moment for her eyes to adjust to the dim lighting. Once they had, she surveyed the bar.
The pine flooring and framed posters on the wall reminded her of the sports bars Hal dragged her to during their college years. Those had been happy times before he injured his knee and everything went to hell in a handbasket. Shaking off the memories, Macy strode toward the counter just as Hal came through the swinging doors at one end that apparently led to the kitchen.
He carried a case of beer over one shoulder. Massive biceps bulged at the seams of his black T-shirt as he hefted the case onto the counter. He had to have seen her, yet he proceeded to fill the coolers without saying a word.
So he was going to be difficult. She should've known.
With a determined toss of her head, she plopped onto a barstool and tossed her keys onto the counter. "Hey, Hal."
He ignored her and turned to fill the back case. Lowering her eyes, her gaze slipped to his denim-encased ass. Hal's butt was a thing of beauty, muscular and firm yet round enough to fill her hands. She crossed her legs to ease the ache between her thighs. Despite the bad blood between them, Hal was still the best lay she'd ever had.
Hal continued to act if she wasn't even in the room. With a heavy sigh, she leaned across the counter and slapped his ass. She told herself it was just to get his attention, but lust played a major role. "I said hey."
His back stiffened. A growl rumbled out of him, but he didn't turn around.
"Are you seriously going to pretend I'm not here? That's mighty childish of you."
As suspected, she finally got a rise out of him. Hal turned around to face her. His nostrils flared as if he'd caught her scent. His shaggy brown hair practically stood on end as his blue eyes took on an amber glow. "What do you want, Macy?"
She sucked in a breath. She recognized the signs for what they were. He was close to shifting. He'd only let her see him in bear form once. She'd never forgotten the sight of the seven-foot-tall, three-hundred-pound bear. Her life had never been the same since. "Whoa, settle down, big boy. I only came by to ask you for a favor."
Hal took a deep breath, and the tension slowly eased from his body. He'd lost weight after quitting football, but he was still a large guy in human form. Six feet tall, with muscles galore, he had the physique of a professional wrestler, only without the annoying waxed chest and body oil. Macy shivered with remembered delight of exactly how non-annoying his body really was.
Hal crossed his arms over his massive chest and lifted an eyebrow. "What is this favor?"
What websites do you visit daily?
AOL, for my email of course. Amazon's Author Central – I can't help it! I'm addicted to checking my ranking. I also love to chat on Facebook and Goodreads. Liquid Silver's forum is another of my daily pitstops.
If you could change something about your first book, what would it be?
Not written it probably! I swear, my first book is cursed. It's been through two publishers and they've both closed not long after publishing/republishing it. Even though I loved A Most Dangerous Affair, I'm scared to pimp it back out because it seems to leave a trail of bad luck in its wake.
If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
I've managed to churn out a book a month for ten months since my return to writing last summer. But I really don't have a set schedule. I write when I feel like it. I work full-time and I have three young sons, so I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to writing. Most of my work is done on weekends or a spare hour or two during the week.
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Oh, absolutely! I use my friends' names often in my books. Many of my characters traits are based on myself and/or people I know in real life.
What are some jobs you've done before (or while) you were a writer?
Currently, I'm a payroll/accounts payable clerk. I've been at my job for over ten years now. Before (and during) that, I was a karaoke deejay, a bank teller, a hospital worker, and a grocery store clerk. Sorry…nothing exciting like an exotic dancer or Vegas showgirl!
What is your favorite holiday and why?
New Year's Eve…what can I say? I love a good party. I've always wanted to go to a nice, fancy party like you see in the movies. So if you know of one, send me an invite!
What good book have you read recently?
Spring Training by Parker Kincade. It's a sexy romance between an up-and-coming baseball rookie and the daughter of his team's owner. The hero is deliciously sweet and hot.
Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new century started?
Oh my gosh…I don't remember! Hmmm. Oh, yes. I was at my favorite karaoke joint. It's the best place to hang out in my hometown.
What do you like to do when you're bored?
Eat. Yes, I admit it. Not healthy, nor do I recommend it, but I love going out to have dinner.
|A Touch of Sin|
If your life became a movie, who would you want to play you?
Wilson. She's so funny and
is probably the only actress I know who looks even remotely like me.
If you were a color, what color would you be?
Ummm…I am a color. It's flesh toned, a little pinkish actually. Hehehe. I'll get serious. I would be yellow. Who isn't happy when they see yellow…unless it's on a traffic light!
Please underline which statement is more like you:
"I am a vacation spa because I am laid back and relaxed."
"I am a ten-countries in ten-days tour vacation, because I do things as fast as possible."
Please complete the sentences
I love pizza with mushrooms.
I'm always ready for anything!
When I'm alone, I watch television.
You'd never be able to tell, but I have a tattoo.
If I had a halo it would be a miracle.
If I could turn back time I'd make sure my dog Oreo didn't get hit by a car.
I can never wear heels because I have wide feet.
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Amuse Me – Liquid Silver
Amuse Me Again – Liquid Silver
A Hot Mess – Liquid Silver
A Touch of Sin (Out of Bounds, book 1) – Liquid Silver
Having Cake – Liquid Silver
Some Kind of Trouble (Out of Bounds, book 2) – Liquid Silver
Books Coming Soon
Gone to the Dogs, Entangled Publishing – July 2013
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