Official Upcoming Release Schedule!

Due to changes in how my publisher assigns dates, I won't have release dates until I finish the book. I'm currently working on:

Taking the Realm which is book 3 of Sha and Connor's trilogy (previously titled Shaking the Balance)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Interview with Niecey Roy!!

Hello my lovelies! Man this blog has been hopping lately hasn't it? Don't miss out on any of the fantabulous giveaways I have going on!!

I hope you all had fun yesterday with Valentine's Day and if you didn't, just remember that one advantage to that Hallmark Holiday is the fact that TONS of candy will be on sale now :D Today on The Lindsay Show, I have with my the amazingly awesome Niecey Roy!! So excited to have her joining me :) Grab your chocolates, your coffee or tea, and fasten your seat belts because today we're talking about what happens when 2 people get into a little Fender Bender ;)


Thank you so much for joining me today, Niecey! I love the concept of this book :) When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I always knew. Well, as soon as I learned to read, I was caught up in the world of fiction. I guess you could say I was a born bookworm. Reading gave me a profound respect for writers. I was amazed at the idea of weaving one’s imaginations into words and brought to life on paper. I was in grade school when I decided I wanted to write my own stories for the world to see. 

I love that! I was born a bookwork too lol. What has been the most difficult part about being a writer? 

It was never difficult to write when I was younger; that is, while still in school. After high school graduation, I had to venture out into the real world and got caught up in every day life (a.k.a. bills). I was married and had my first child by the age of 24, so finding writing time since then has been very difficult. I’ve become very skilled in the art of exhaustion. Ha!

LOL I know exactly how you feel :) Who are your favorite authors?

This is a tough question for me to answer because I am a fan of all genres, and I read a lot. I have a few choice authors whose books I will always pick up, even if I know I won’t be able to read them for months or even years. The idea of not owning their new release is unbearable. Those authors are Patricia Cornwell and Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child. I’ve also been a huge fan of Christopher Pike all of my life, since childhood. I don’t go out specifically to pick up his books, but I almost always come home with one when I visit a bookstore. You’ll notice I write romance and I haven’t named any romance authors. It’s because I love too many equally the same and I make it a habit to not read in the genre of my current WIP.

That's always a really tough one for me to answer too. What authors inspire you?

All authors inspire me. I know this is a vague answer and it’s because I’ve really met so many in the last couple of years that inspire me daily.

I can totally relate to that. There are so many inspiring authors out there that really, it's nearly impossible for me to pick just a few. Are you a plotter or a pantser with your writing? 

Depends on the story. I do better as a pantser, but there are times that plotting is necessary.

Fair enough lol. What type of books do you like to read?

All genres. I’m not a book snob :)

That's awesome! I, unfortunately, am a bit of a book snob. Or rather, I just enjoy certain genres more than others haha. What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to read in my free time, but I also enjoy cooking (I sometimes throw up recipes on my blog, so check it out if that interests you) and I love to garden, though I’m not great at it, ha! Spring is my favorite season, just because I get to see my yard blossom. It’s really filled out in the last four years since we moved to this house.

Ooo I'm definitely going to be checking out your blog for some recipes :) Where is your favorite place to vacation?

I wish I could say something amazing here, but the truth is I don’t get to vacation, like, ever. During the summers we spend a lot of time at my dad’s house. He owns property on the river and we go camping, fishing, and airboating. It’s very fun. Someday, I’ll get to travel to all my bucket list destinations. For now, I’m content to be a Nebraskan bumpkin.

You need a vacation! I vote for somewhere warm, sunny, and with sexy men to wait on you hand and foot. What’s your best Valentine’s day story?

I don’t really have a best story… I guess it’s because I married young and those Valentine’s Days before my husband are a blur. Now, our Valentine’s Days are always spent with our kids and that’s by choice. My hubby is sweet and he tries to cook for us sometimes. That gets interesting :)

LOL I have the same problem. My husband and I met when we were freshmen in college and have been together ever since. He still manages to surprise me sometimes <3 He has yet to attempt cooking though! Why did you choose to write contemporary romance?

I didn’t really choose to write contemporary romance; it chose me :) I’ve written a historical (which might never see the light of day. At least, not until I have the time to type my handwritten pages into the computer). But contemporary flows for me. My stories almost always write themselves, and as long as that’s happening, I’ll keep writing contemporary romance :)

That is pretty much what happened with me and paranormal romance haha. What has been the most fun about working on your books?

Writing The End and sitting back to say, “I did it.”

OMG that's like the best feeling ever, isn't it? What has been the hardest scene for you to write?

Sex scenes! The thing is, I stress about them, but mostly when I’m not actually writing the scene. When it’s time to sit down and do it, usually the characters take charge and I’m like a backseat driver. But the thought of writing the scenes always make me nervous. Maybe it’s because I’m worried about my parents and my husbands parents reading them, ha!

Those were definitely the hardest for me to write! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has struggled with those lol. Do you have any favorite characters?

In Fender Bender Blues, my favorite character was Rachel, the female protagonist. I love her. Mostly because she reminds me a lot of myself.

Love it! If your character has a little bit of yourself, it'll be that much more real in my opinion. How did you come up with the premise for Fender Bender Blues?

I was in a fender bender with a hot guy who was really very nice (it was his fault). But I got to thinking, what if it was the other way around? What if the fender bender had been my fault and the guy had been a total jerk (a total hot jerk). I went home and began Fender Bender Blues.

Oh, that's awesome haha. Your blurb mentions they toilet paper the trees of a high school nemesis. I’m intrigued now lol. Tell us more about Craig, Rach, and their antics.

Craig is a very put together guy. He’s successful, career driven, responsible—until he meets Rach. And Rach, well, she was just like Craig until something at work really threw her off track. Now she’s surrounded by chaos, and Craig seems to bring out the brat in her. There’s lots of bickering, a lot of sizzling attraction and a lot of things standing in the way of their relationship. I think it surprises everyone, including themselves, how they so easily join forces to wage what Rach likes to call “yard wars.”

You do realize this is making me dying to read this book, right? Love how this sounds! Will Fender Bender Blues be part of a series? If so, what can we expect from future books?

I never meant for Fender Bender Blues to be part of a series. However, I fell in love with some of the characters so much that I just can’t let them go. Be prepared to see a few familiar characters in my next books.

YAY! I always love when authors revisit old characters. I always wonder what happened to characters after the book is over ;) If you got into a fender bender with a sexy, wealthy man, what would be your reaction?

Well, I’m married, so I’d do what I did the day I was inspired to write Fender Bender Blues, I’d giggle while taking down his insurance information. Ha!

Seriously, I love that real events inspired you. I’ve got to ask. Do you have any funny crash stories?

Oh Lindsay…I have the worst luck with vehicles! If I’m not locking my keys in my vehicles, I’m breaking off a side mirror on my garage while backing out. I think it’s why my husband keeps making excuses when I mention I want a new vehicle. Ha!

LMAO! I have the worst luck too lol, as I'm sure you saw from my reports about my accident a few weeks ago. According to my brother, I'm now the worst driver in the family. I dispute that, however, and maintain he's the worst one ;) What's next for you?

Sky’s the limit and I’m not done reaching. I should be finished with the next contemporary romance by the end of February. At least, that’s what date I promised it to my editor by. Pressure is on, yikes!

You'll be able to do it! Anything else you want your readers to know?

My dream has become a reality due to the people giving my book a chance. I’m sincerely grateful to every reader, and I enjoy hearing from you. So if you pick up my book and you’d like to share your thoughts with me, please find me on Facebook and drop me a line.

Thank you so much for joining me Niecey! It's been such a blast :) For a chance to win Fender Bender Blues, stop by Niecey’s blog where she’s dishing about her Dateless Valentine’s Day for the Valentine’s Day Hop, hosted by Release Day Diva. February 16 is the last day to enter the Rafflecopter. Every blog stop has a giveaway, so check out the other blogs participating in the Valentine’s Day Hop.

Fender Bender Blues...Buy it Now!

"Classic cars, garden gnomes, and steamy romance? My kind of book!"

~Bestselling Author Kate Perry


Her life took a wrong turn. He's driven by success. They didn't count on crashing into love...

Rachel Bennett loved her job until the day she finds herself doubting her choices. Now she's hunting for a new career, but starting over isn't easy. Her plan is simple—no distractions until she finds her dream job. She didn't plan on fate throwing her a curveball in the form of a fender bender with a sexy guy in an expensive suit.

Craig Larsen is a wealthy, successful business owner with a plan of his own: survive his current PR nightmare and stay away from his overly determined ex-girlfriend. His need for control and personal success is turned upside down when he meets Rach, a sassy redhead who can't drive.

Soon they find themselves battling with Rach's grumpy old neighbor, toilet-papering the trees of a high school nemesis, and fighting over the last slice of pizza. Can two very different people plus one fender bender equal a chance at forever?
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“Now what?”

“Nothing.”Rach sniffed.

Craig shifted to eye her warily. “Since when do you answer me with single words?”

“Since I decided I’m not talking to you,” she answered with a shrug, crumpling up the white paper wrapper from her sub.

Craig leaned his face in close to her neck and enjoyed the startled jerk of her shoulders. Her eyes opened wide in surprise. His breath shifted a few strands of hair at the nape of her neck as he whispered, “Why, because you want me?”

“You’re incorrigible,” she said, breathless, her cheeks flushed.

She’s enjoying this. The thought pleased him. Rach was on her back beside him now, her eyes closed. He glanced around the park to see if anyone was watching. No one was. He could swoop in for a kiss and no one would catch him. No one would care, he told himself. She won’t mind…

“I can feel you staring.”

Craig smiled down at her. “So what.”

She peeked at him with one green eye. “So stop it.”

“And if I don’t?” Maybe she’d tackle him, push him down on the blanket and…

She didn’t. She promptly closed her eye and went back to pretending indifference. “I’ll hit you, that’s what.”

“Not if I do this, you won’t.”

He’d only meant it to be a short kiss, but the pleasure of touching his lips to hers kept him there longer. Her tongue was velvet soft and warm against his and the slow mating of their mouths quickened his heartbeat even as he told himself, It’s no big deal, just a kiss.

She nipped his bottom lip and sent heat sliding through his body. The woman could kiss.

She whispered soft against his lips, “Now why don’t you admit that it’s you who wants me.”

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