April 14, 2014

Character Interview: Randee from The Quiet Storm @maupin222 #RLFblog #suspense

The Quiet Storm 

About the Book

Title The Quiet Storm
Genre Romantic Suspense
Author Name Lyn Austin with Jeffrey Nelson
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Strangers are always surrounded by an aura of mystery. And when they're as handsome as Chase Gregory it's easy to get what they want by grabbing a woman's heart and making her long for things she thought forever abandoned.
Randee Ellis' beauty and determination fit right into the rugged, yet majestic Madison Valley in Montana; the home of her beloved Triple Creek Ranch. She will do anything to save it from the sinister plot that is threatening all the nearby ranches.
Chase brings dangerous secrets to Triple Creek. Randee hopes Chase can help her save her beloved ranch. Randee's been fooled before, but her heart tells her Chase is different.
A mixture of danger, despair and desire lurks behind those blue eyes, and Randee has yet to learn which way the storm will break. The Quiet Storm, by Lyn Austin sweeps up your heart and carries it away.

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Interview with Randee Ellis

Tell us about yourself, please.
Around these parts I'm nothing special or different from most other females. I'm a rancher and I work 365 days a year, caring for over five hundred head of cattle, horses and my dog, Dusty. My uncle Rex and I have run the ranch since my parents were killed in a plane crash when I was fifteen. I graduated college in Animal Husbandry and business. I had a boyfriend who dropped me like a cow drops a dead calf and I plan on spending the rest of my life with animals instead of men.
What is it that you want, but cannot have? Authors call this the conflict of the story.
I don't even like to say it…no matter how I try, I still have this damn attraction to the opposite sex. I wish the need to be with a man would just go the hell away!
What's your internal limitation? Meaning, what is it about you that makes it so you cannot do what it is you need to do during this story?
Simple answer…I love a Wrangler butt. A man who oozes desire and confidence and a little bit of conceit. I also long to have a life-time companionship like my parents had with each other. They had so much fun together, no matter the hardship of the situation.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
That I'm not complete without a family and a man.
What's your external complication?
In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most. The fear that I could lose what my parents fought so hard to create, the ranch and living on their own.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Well, hell, that's a loaded question, I'm not even sure that he would like the term (significant other) he's been married and he swears he'll never do it again, but he does look at me as if he could ravish me for about twenty-two hours.
What would that person say about you?
That I am the biggest pain in the ass, and that he watches my ass when I ride my horse and that he wants my ass...
What is your family like?
My uncle Rex is like a father to me and his girlfriend Ceil is like a mother. I also have a cousin named Miles that is a Ken-Doll without a dick and I dislike him. He seems to have not got the drift that I don't care for him.
What special skills do you rely on?
First and foremost, my intuition. I think my mother is helping me from the other side. Helping me to make the right decisions for the ranch. However, I think we may have screwed up when I hired Chase--a total stranger to help out after my uncles heart attack.
If someone from your past showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
My dad. He was a perfectionist and I don't think the ranch is now being run by me as good as he would have run it.
Are you happy with the way your story ended?
Hell no! it hasn't ended at all. We just got through one crisis and I am in love with Chase Gregory, but there are so many hurdles still to cross. What's that old Carpenter song…We've only just begun!

About the Writer
Lyn Austin

Why did you choose to write about this character?
I sat on the bank of the Madison river and she came to me as clear as day.
Was there anything you discovered about this character that was a surprise to you?
She was a lot more stubborn and bullheaded than I realized.
When you wrote about this character, what made you the most happy?
That she found the love she'd longed for. What made you the most sad? That she realized she was never going to have the family she so desired.
Why do you write?
I have no choice. I have to in order to be complete.
What do you want to write next?
The Eye Of The Storm and then The Perfect Storm. (To finish the Storm Trilogy.
What other character from this book do you want to write about?
In The Eye of the Storm Chases's ex-wife Monique becomes very prominent.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Yes The Eye of The Storm and My Perfect Storm.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
I had such a great time writing this book with Jeffrey Nelson. He has been a private detective for thirty-seven years and a life-long friend. Not only does he know a lot about the law, but he grew up on a ranch and his expertise has been invaluable to me, We have created two more books for the series, and we are excited to share them with all of you.

Author Bio

Lyn Austin is a international guest speaker and author. Her first book The Auction has received great reviews. The Quiet Storm is the first in a trilogy and received a five star rating from Amazon. Carol of the Heart was also released last year with Boroughs Publishing Group. Lyn has won countless awards including best book of the year for Idaho, Utah and Colorado. Her next book Whisper Me A Wish will be available this summer with You Again? to follow shortly next fall. Please visit here website at romancenovelsbylyn.com.

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