Ya’ll, I am SO SO excited to have Abby Niles here today to talk with us and gives us some info on her newest book, Winning Love. Some of you may remember her first two books – Extreme Love and Fighting Love. If you haven’t read them … a world of sexy fighters … what are you waiting for?
I will have a review up for this one at a later date, but for now let’s welcome Abby!
*What do you like best about writing romances?
The love story—how two people who have everything stacked against them still find a way to be together. We all know falling-in-love is the easy part. It’s our internal demons that make it complicated. I enjoy writing those internal demons, helping the character grow and move past them.
*What is your favorite romantic story (movie/book, fact/fiction)?
That’s a hard one. I have so many favorites. I mean…Castle/Beckett. Penny/Leonard. Sheldon/Amy Farrah Fowler. And that’s just from the shows I watch. LOL. Books? Ron/Hermione, Mac/Barrons, Daemon/Kat, Katniss/Peeta. I could go on forever.
*If you could be any romantic character, who would it be and why?
MacKayla Lane in Karen Marie Moning’s Fae series. Why? Jericho Barrons. Enough said. 🙂
*Which of your characters/books was the most fun to write?
Gayle from Winning Love. I really had fun with her. Mac is so closed off to the world, he needs a woman who is completely unfazed by anything and is larger than life to help bring him back to life. This allowed me to write a heroine unlike one I have written before. Not saying she doesn’t have her dark chewy chunks, she does, but her way of dealing with them is by treating each day like an adventure and just going with it. Honestly, I could learn a thing or two from her myself.
*If you weren’t a writer and could be doing anything else you want, what would it be?
Read and get paid for it, lol. I really don’t have enough time. I have so many books on my Kindle right now that are sequels and I’m dying to get to them, I just…can’t. Hopefully in a month I can take a week and read my little heart out.
Thank you so much for having me today!
by Abby Niles
Release Date: 8/26/14
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Mac “The Snake” Hannon has spent years throwing himself into cage fighting as a way to lash back at the natural disaster that destroyed his future. A call for help has Mac returning to the one place he swore never to return: Kansas—in the height of tornado season.
There he meets free-spirited Gayle Matthews. At first he wants nothing to do with the infuriatingly persistent woman, but the crazy challenges she tosses his way are impossible to resist. As she thaws years of bitterness, bringing back the Mac he believed long gone, he starts to make peace with the past and see the future again. Until he learns she chases his worst nightmare—then he can’t get away fast enough.
Meteorologist and storm chaser, Gayle Matthews is no stranger to being left behind and now believes in living in the moment. She wants to do just that with the handsome extreme fighter with the achingly sad eyes. As she works to replace the sorrow with desire, she finds herself breaking her one rule: have fun but don’t fall in love. When he suddenly pushes her away and she discovers the horrifying reason why, she issues one more challenge: face his fear and come on a chase with her.
Will squaring off with the past lead to a victory for heartache or love?
Tagline: The biggest fight of his life isn’t in a cage…
Goodreads Book Link: http://bit.ly/WinningLoveGR
Amazon Buy Link: http://bit.ly/WinningLoveAM
Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://bit.ly/WinningLoveBN
Entangled Page: http://bit.ly/WinningLoveEP
Ever since Abby Niles picked up her first Sweet Valley High book in sixth grade and fell in love with Elizabeth and Todd, she’s been hooked on romance. By the time she reached high school, she was devouring meatier romances with pirates, cowboys and knights. She never imagined that those years of reading would one day lead to becoming a published author.
In her late twenties, after having twins and becoming a stay-at-home mom, she started doodling stories to keep her sanity. Next thing she knew, she was actually submitting to publishing houses. And was immediately rejected. That didn’t stop her though. She found some kickass critique partners, honed her craft, and continued submitting.
And eventually sold.
Today, she is a full-time writer and lives with her two kids in North Carolina.
Abby is the author of the contemporary MMA romance series Love to the Extreme. The first two books, Extreme Love and Fighting Love, released in 2013. The third book, Winning Love, will release on August 26th, 2014. She is also the author of the dark paranormal romance series The Awakening: Aidan, The Awakening: Liam, and The Awakening: Britton. Both series are with Entangled Publishing. Defying Convention, with Carina Press, is a geeky romantic comedy held at a Sci-fi convention, where Live Action Role Players (LARPers) set out to teach their favorite author a lesson.
She is represented by Maureen Walters at Curtis Brown, LTD.
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