Kamy Chetty is my special guest on MBB this week. Her novel FALLING INTO PARADISE, a really hot read, has recently been published by Red Sage.
KAMY CHETTY AROUND THE WEB
ANNOUNCEMENT: Kamy’s Giveaway has been won by Old Kitty. Congratulations, Kitty.
How does it feel to have your first book published? It must be very exciting!
Sometimes it still feels like a dream, especially now that people are reading and telling me what they think. It’s worse when people I know say things like, lots of action and really hot. I still refuse to send mum a copy.
Can you tell me a little about your characters in FALLING INTO PARADISE?
Damon is the delectable sheriff who decides that Sophie is his next conquest. Unfortunately Sophie isn’t going to fall into bed without setting some rules, but when she gets accused of malpractice, it brings up some past hurt that snowballs into disaster.
Did you have fun writing this novel?
I had a ball writing this book. It was nothing like I’d ever done before which is why it turned out so well and has so many heart wrenching moments. The initial writing of the book was just fun sitting there and letting it all out, but the editing was a lot more structured. I really thought about what was happening in the book and how it was going to affect the characters, this was a great experience for me and my editor made it complete.
Did you have a long journey from writing to publication?
It seems like a very long time but I never invested in this seriously as a profession until 2009 when I won my first contest, from then I started taking it looking at it differently. I was always conflicted as to which career path to follow, nursing or writing but then something changed and my decision was made, months later I had my first contract. Sometimes you have to shut the door for the window to open.
Are you a plotter? Do you plan your stories before writing? Or do you just start work and go where the muse takes you?
A year ago I would say pantser all the way but now I’ll say a little of both. What I found is you need a little bit of structure to figure out where your story is going. I’ll start of with an idea and I’ll know that certain things have to happen but sometimes things will happen that will surprise even me. Like when I started Falling into Paradise, the killerwas different than revealed in the book. That surprised me. I didn’t expect that.
I also didn’t expect Paige to enter the picture because let us face it, Damon doesn’t want to be a father, he is a playboy. That works for me.
Thanks for having me, I really do appreciate it. I will be giving away an ecopy of Falling Into Paradise.
Thank you for the giveaway, Kamy. Readers, remember to leave a comment before you leave!
FALLING INTO PARADISE
A woman too afraid to commit. A man too hurt to love again. A passion that refuses to be denied.
Sophie Redmond knew betrayal, she knew mistrust. She knew everything that was wrong with the world, until Damon Watson charmed his way into her life.
The rules she used to shield her heart were broken one by one, as Damon showed her compassion and kindness. When no one else believes in her, he shows her hope. But is hope ever enough?
Damon knew trouble when he saw it. He was the sheriff. He could spot it a mile away and Sophie was trouble with a capital T. What was it about this City Slicker doctor that made him want to forget everything but those whiskey brown eyes and that honey blonde hair spilled against his naked chest.
Can Damon put the past behind him and choose to love again?