Interview with Ben Carrington
This interview is designed for your hero or heroine to tell readers about himself or herself.
Tell us about yourself, please.
(Shrugs) (Looks up with gorgeous sky blue eyes)---(Reed, his best friend, nudges him to get him to talk.) Okay! My name is Ben Carrington. I co-manage Sutton Construction with the idiot next to me-OW! Damn it!-(Shoves Reed back.) I’ve lived in Madison Falls a little over a year now. (Reed rolls his hand in front of Ben in the “keep going” gesture.)
I’m not that fond of talking. What else? Oh, Reed called me after we got out of the Navy and asked me to move here to help him after his dad retired. So, that’s it.
Authors call what you want but cannot have "the conflict" -- what is yours?
I’ve been in love with Tracy King, the owner of King’s Cake in a Cup, almost since I moved here. I want to ask her out but can’t seem to manage the words. I go to her shop all the time to try her cupcakes and listen to her talk. I’m hoping she’ll take the hint and ask me out first.
What can you not do (but need to do) during this story?
I need to be able to tell Tracy how I feel about her and the real reason I’m so quiet all the time. I’m not a jerk, but like I said, I don’t like to talk.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
I’m afraid that Tracy will move on before I have a chance to make my move. I also don’t want her to think less of me when I tell her my secret.
In the story world your author created, explain what it is you fear most and why.
Tracy’s dad is out of prison and wants money from her. I’m afraid he’ll try to hurt her to get what he wants. He’s ruthless and I want to keep her safe at my house.
Tell us about your significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
(A slow smile spreads over Ben’s face and his eyes light up.) Tracy is…(He gives Reed a warning glare to keep quiet.) Tracy is everything I’ve ever wanted in a woman. She’s beautiful, outgoing, smart, and, well, she’s everything. I love her so much, I run extra miles to stay in shape because I eat so many of her cupcakes. Try them. They’re the best.
About the Writer
Susan Behon, author of the Madison Falls Series, enjoys creating a world that brings readers romance, laughter, and a healthy dose of sexiness. Susan graduated summa cum laude with a B. A. in English from Norfolk State University. She currently lives in Ohio with her very own romance hero of a husband and their two wonderful daughters.
What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?
I think my biggest challenge was in making Ben an awesome book boyfriend since he doesn’t talk much. I had to help him convey his feelings in other ways.
Why did you choose this character for the interview today?
Ben needs to learn to open up and talk to more people. I’m trying to get him to be more of a people person.
When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?
Still waters run deep with Ben Carrington. He may look tall, dark, and quiet, but his inner thoughts will throw you for a loop.
Are any sequels planned for this book?
Absolutely. I planned it as a series. I am currently writing Book #3, Keith’s story.
What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven't tried yet?
I would love to try romantic suspense or maybe a paranormal romance.
What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
I’m a left-handed, green-eyed, triplet who happens to have a mad addiction to Reese’s cups.
Why should readers who haven't picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
It has everything: romance, steamy love scenes, humor, action, suspense, and an intriguing story line.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?
Please, please, please buy my book(s)! You’ll fall in love with the characters and walk away with a smile on your face.
About the Book
Title More Than Words, Book #2, Madison Falls Series
Genre Contemporary Romance
Author Susan Behon
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Tracy King, the cupcake queen, has given up on getting her prince charming to notice her.
After over a year of coming to her bakery, Ben Carrington, tall, dark, and … quiet, has yet to ask her out. Ben likes sampling her cupcakes, but little does she know that his real craving is for a taste of Tracy.
A leaky roof on a rainy night leaves Tracy swamped, literally. Ben brings her home with him, knowing that actions speak louder than words. Tempting Tracy into romance is easier said than done when secrets from her past come back to Madison Falls with a vengeance.
Ben has a secret of his own but can’t let it keep him from protecting his lady love. Will he finally tell her his true feelings or will he be silenced for good?
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