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Welcome back to LASR, Samantha. Do you have any tattoos? Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
Yes I do! I have three of them. I have an ankle band – kind of a whimsical design with a cross on it. That was my first one and my husband and I got them (he got a Chinese dragon on his chest) for our thirteenth wedding anniversary. The next one I got is on my wrist and it says “Chasing Romance” which is my business name. And the third one is on my forearm and it’s the enchanted rose from Beauty and the Beast. I’m actually contemplating getting a fourth one…just haven’t decided where yet.
Is your life anything like it was two years ago?
It kind of is. I’m still writing full-time – and LOVING it! – and other than traveling a bit more for book events, we’re still the same boring people we always were. Lol!
How long have you been writing?
I’ve loved writing since I was eight, but I didn’t start really doing anything about it until I was in my thirties. And even then it was just as a hobby. I got serious about it probably eight years ago – and haven’t looked back.
What advice would you give a new writer just starting out?
I tell new writers to write what they love. Don’t get sucked in to trends. Write stories that you are passionate about because it will show in your writing. Don’t look for gimmicks or crazy things that are going to distract from your story. I’m a firm believer that stories flow when it’s from your heart. As soon as someone tells you what you should do or what you “need” in a book, it loses something.
Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
Hmmm…okay. Love Walks In focuses on Hugh Shaughnessy – who owns a line of private, luxury resorts. While the story primarily focuses on the relationship between Hugh and Aubrey, the secondary characters really are the ones responsible for some of the lighter moments. Hugh is all about family so it’s important that he stays in touch with his siblings – all of whom are more than willing to remind him of his shortcomings and giving him a reality check. And it’s not just his family that is trying to get him to break out of his self-imposed structured lifestyle, but his employees and business associates. Combining all of that with Aubrey – who has only recently decided to embrace more of a carpe diem attitude – make for an amazing journey for our hero!
The Shaughnessy Brothers are back
He lives by a schedule
Aubrey Burke is on the run from an about-to-be-disastrous mistake when resort owner Hugh Shaughnessy catches her climbing through his office window. Until Aubrey tumbled into his life, Hugh had relied on work and discipline to safeguard a heart damaged by family tragedy. Now his careful world will never be the same.
She lives for the moment
Hugh’s approach to life and love is the opposite of Aubrey’s, but she soon finds herself falling hard for the handsome hotel mogul. There’s a darker reason behind her “live for today” attitude than Hugh could possibly know, but for the first time Aubrey dares to hope this man’s love might make it worth taking a chance on the future.
About the Author: Samantha Chase, a creative writing teacher, released her debut novel, Jordan’s Return, in November 2011. Since then, she has published seventeen more titles and has become a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives with her husband of twenty-four years and their two sons in North Carolina. Website