September 19, 2013

Romantic Suspense: Last Straw @NiaSimone4 #RLFblog #NYC #giveaway

The Last Straw 
Nia Simone, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. Let's talk about your book, The Last Straw by Nia Simone.
Genre: Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Cover artist: Angela Anderson
Length: 45 pages
Heat rating: Spicy
Tagline: He's good at playing a part. She's good at catching a fake. Can they trust enough to give love another chance?
Ally Tobin left New York after one too many bad dates, determined to rebuild a stable life and career as a private investigator in Silicon Valley. But when the man she knew as one name walks into her office with another, will her curiosity once again lead her to risk her heart?
The last thing Special Agent Jared Green needs is "security risk" stamped on the resume of his latest undercover identity. Especially by the woman his job forced him to leave in New York without any explanation. She may threaten his cover, but it's his heart on the line.
He's good at playing a part. She's good at catching a fake. Can they trust enough to give love another chance?
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What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Ally Tobin, 32, private investigator
Jared Green, 32, FBI special agent
Buy links: FREE TODAY!
What are your main characters' names, ages, and occupations?
Ally Tobin, 32, private investigator
Jared Green, 32, FBI special agent


He sauntered through the door, a white, button- down shirt tucked into belted khakis. When his dark gaze found her, he stopped. Stared. Her throat dried and a rustling motion stirred in her abdomen.
"Hi. I'm Darren Ray."
Keep your cool, she commanded herself, standing and reaching across the desk. His hand was rough.
She yanked her hand back and waved at the chair. "Please, have a seat." He waited for her to sit before settling in the visitor's chair. "So, Darren, according to this, you're being considered for a programmer position in the IT department. Tell me about your background."
A professional mask settled over his features. "As you can see on my résumé, I have several years of consulting experience."
"Tell me something about your experience as a mechanic." Working on his prized old Mustang had been a favorite hobby.
The corner of his mouth twitched. "What do you mean? That's not in my résumé."
"You don't have the hands of a programmer. More of a mechanic." Oh, his hands.
"Okay, you got me." He was going to confess. This should be good. "When I'm not programming computers I'm working on my car."
"And what were you doing in New York City?"
He reached across her desk for a piece of paper, plucked a pen from its stand and scrawled something. When she took the note their fingers brushed. Meet me for dinner at Pico's at 7. I'll explain everything. Can't talk here.


What do you enjoy most about writing?
Spending time with my characters in their world and lives.
What is your work ethic when it comes to writing?
How do you cope with stress as an author?
I spend a lot of time on my Facebook profile and email commiserating with other writers, sharing goals, or just talking about the weather.
Do things your family or friends do ever end up in a book?
Yes. Then it gets cut, unless I get permission. If it's recognizable.
What are some jobs you've done before (or while) you were a writer?
When I started writing fiction seriously, I was a technical writer. It was my second career and I did both for a long time.
What kind of books do you read when taking a break from your own writing?
Romance by other authors, all across the spectrum, from sweet to erotic to historical to fantasy/paranormal. Poetry, memoirs, and "mainstream" fiction.
What was the proudest moment of your life so far?
When a friend of mine who was dying told me that the letter I wrote to her meant so much to her she wanted to have it laminated on her desk for her children to inherit. I thought if I never wrote anything else that I had achieved something worthwhile because my words reached her and made her understand what she meant to me.
Imagine you get to go on a dream vacation, but you have only one hour to pack and leave, and it starts as soon as you finish this interview. What will you take with you and where will you go?
My husband, passport, jeans, sneakers, t-shirt, sweater, my Nook, purse (with money and credit cards!), phone, my laptop and my toiletries. Portugal.
Where were you at midnight, on December 31st when the new century started?
On the beach in Half Moon Bay with my husband, friends and dog.
What do you like to do when you're bored?
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 artichoke hearts, olives and tomatoes.
I'm always ready for having lunch with a friend.
When I'm alone, I am reading, writing and talking to people on the Internet.
You'd never be able to tell, but I'm a good singer. *wink*
If I had a halo it would be a hand-me down from someone better who loved me anyway.
If I could heal I'd make everyone I love better.
I can never be blonde because it doesn't go with my coloring.

Previous Books

The Last Straw is my debut story.

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  1. Good morning, Kayelle and all. Thank you for having me on Romance Lives Forever! I'm thrilled to be here.

    There's a lot about me today, so I have a question for your readers. What is your favorite book right now and why?

    1. I've just finished reading Midnight in Death by JD Robb, and I loved it. I've read many in this series. In non-fiction, I'm studying The Naked Truth about Self-Publishing. An amazing book. I've been writing for over 9 years, and learned more in this one book than I have in the past year reading other books on the topic.

    2. Oh my gosh, I have to get The Naked Truth. I'm so glad I asked this question.

      I love JD Robb. I need to get another one on audio. I like listening to books but I don't drive as much as I used to. Her books are great on audio and my husband likes her too. Since we usually are driving somewhere together, that's a good thing. ;)

  2. Kayelle, Thank you again for all your support. By the way, I'm studying that book, The Naked Truth too. It's so good!


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