August 16, 2013

Contemporary: Things Good Girls Don't Do | Interview @CodiGary #RLFblog

Things Good Girls Don't Do  
Codi Gary, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, Things Good Girls Don't Do.
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Length: 112 pages
Heat rating: Seven
Tagline: Good girls don't steal. Good girls don't visit sex shops. Good girls don't have one-night stands.
For Katie Conners, being a good girl just isn't worth it anymore. It used to mean getting the life she always wanted. But that was before she got dumped and her ex got engaged to his rebound. So, after a bad day and one too many mojitos, Katie starts making a list of things a girl like her would never do, not in a million years …
As a tattoo artist with a monster motorcycle, Chase Trepasso isn't the kind of guy you bring home to mom and dad. And when he finds Katie's list in a bar, he's more than happy to help her check off a few items. Especially the ones on the naughtier side …
Katie's more than tempted by Chase's offer, as long as they keep things uncomplicated. But as they spend more time together, she may just wind up breaking the most important rule of all: Good girls don't fall in love with bad boys.
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What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Katie Connors: 30 year old hairdresser.
Chase Trepasso: 33 year old tattoo artist.


How did you get your start in the industry?
Avon Impulse put out a "Call for New Authors" last September for Valentine's Day novellas and I submitted, The Trouble with Sexy, which was picked up and published as a part of Kiss Me: An Avon Valentines Day Anthology.
What websites do you visit daily?
Ha! I'm a bit of a social media junkie! I start with Facebook, then move counter clockwise on my phone aps to Pinterest, Twitter, Goodreads and Tumblr….oh, and my email.
If you could give the younger version of yourself advice what would it be?
"You knew you wanted to write since you were eleven! Get a move on, girlie!"
How do you cope with stress as an author?
I watch my favorite shows, play with my kids, and put what I'm feeling into my work. It also helps to have an awesome brainstorming bud to vent frustrations too. I call mine Fluffy.
What are some jobs you've done before (or while) you were a writer?
I worked at a grocery chain for five years, a Veterinary Assistant for six, and have been a stay at home mom for four.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your own writing?
All genres of romance, some young adult, it just depends on my mood. Lately I've read Cynthia Sax, Cheryl Harper, Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Connie Brockway, and Candis Terry.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
Oh man, favorite? No, no it's a tie between Christmas (because of the light hearted, happy feelings it brings out in me) and Halloween (because who doesn't love dressing up, watching scary movies and eating candy?)
What do you like to do when you're bored?
Watch Supernatural, Glee, or New Girl, and Drool, Sing, and Snort Laugh in that order.
If your life became a movie, who would you want to play you?
Ohhhh…Anne Hathaway…adore her!
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 pepperoni and cheese.
I'm always ready for a shopping trip!
When I'm alone, I like to curl up with coffee and the Winchesters.
You'd never be able to tell, but I used to be a cheerleader in high school.
If I had a halo it would be a bit crooked and dented.
If I could only duplicate myself I'd get so much more done.
I can never be a sky diving instructor because heights freak me out!

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    1. Thank you so much for having me! It was such a great interview! :-)


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