"Tangling with the CEO"
I'm delighted to have bestselling author Annie Seaton as my guest today. She released "Tangling with the CEO" last Monday and she still found time to come by. Please make Annie very welcome!
Tell us how you came up with the story of Tangling with the CEO?
About a year ago I was watching my grandchildren play with their iPads...yes we are a technology family...and I began to think about how independent young children are these days. The idea of a family of children being cared for somebody with no experience with children developed into the scene where Blake is left with his nephews and nieces.
Your story’s set in California. What makes California special to you?
About the same time, I travelled to California and fell in love with the coastline just south of San Francisco. In the strange way my writer’s mind works, it melded with my thoughts of the children, and Blake and Ana and all the secondary characters were born as I travelled around. I did extensive research on the area as I travelled.
(IB - Big Sur? I loved the coast as well when we went there in April!)
What’s in store for you in 2014?
Woo... a busy year. I have Books 2 and 3 in this Half Moon Bay series coming out in 2014 and I am halfway through writing Book 2 Book 1 in a historical continuity is called the Emerald Quest, and I am three chapters in. I have a time travel romance called Hot Rock being published in February. It is in edits. The prequel to Dangerous Desire called Seductive Secrets is approved, and in the plotting stage. I have another Indulgence due in July... oh and in my spare time, I am writing a single title set in the Outback.
(IB - 2014 certainly sounds very busy for you! Congratulations.)
Mixing business with pleasure never felt so right.
Blake Buchanan and Anastasia Delaney were roommates in college and could never see eye to eye about anything. The only time their walls came down was during one night of passion before Ana left without a word, never expecting to cross paths with Blake again.
Years later, Blake has made his millions. He comes back to Ana’s small California town to manage a corporate takeover that will close down the home restoration business she’s poured her heart and soul into. The fiery Ana is determined to convince money-minded Blake of her business’s worth, but when a family emergency throws them together, their walls come tumbling down once again…
Problem is, Blake’s business-first position hasn’t changed. And Ana can’t fall for the man who could become her boss—it’s not only her job at stake, but her heart.
Annie Seaton lives on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia and she is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing, and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them.
Annie lives with her own hero of many years. Their two children are now grown up and married, and two beautiful grandchildren have arrived. Now they share their home with "Bob" the dog and two white cats.
Her debut full length novel, Holiday Affair, a contemporary romance set in the South Pacific was released as part of Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line in March 2012 and was an Amazon, and Barnes and Noble bestseller. Since then Italian Affair, Outback Affair, Dangerous Desire and Tangling with the CEO have been published by Entangled in 2013. Annie has more books lined up for 2014.When she is not writing she can be found in her garden or walking on the beach... or most likely on her deck overlooking the ocean, a chilled glass of wine in hand as the sun sets.
With a soft groan, he’d lowered his head and gently slid his lips across her cheek. “You drive me crazy, do you know that?”
With each word his mouth had gotten closer to hers until they’d hovered over her lips. “The way you walk, your voice, your laugh, that hippie perfume you wear. I can’t get you out of my head.”
She’d smiled at him and eased her arms from his loose grasp, taking his face between her hands. “I can’t stop thinking about you either,” she’d whispered. “And I’m sorry I called you a sexist pig.”
That first kiss they’d shared on the front porch had been slow and soft. The fresh smell of his sweatshirt had surrounded her as he’d held her close and to this day, the fragrance of clean washing reminded her of that first kiss. The feel of Blake’s warm mouth on hers was everything she’d dreamed of, and she’d closed her eyes as a delicious languor drifted through her.