Author Q and A
1. What’s a typical writing day for you look like? Describe your perfect writing environment.
In a perfect world I would sit at a desk in silence with my coffee and beautiful music playing in the back ground. In reality, as a mother of three kids, silence is a concept that doesn’t exist. Ever. So, to combat that (because yelling at them does not, in fact, encourage silence and only adds to the noise.) I went out and bought a pair of headphones and downloaded a billion songs. When I write, I use the music to drown out the noises of war and mayhem that permeate our house on a daily basis. I hear nothing but the sweet tone of Ruth B’s voice or the beat of a J.T. song instead of the war cry of a 6 year old that could be compared to 1000 banshees.
2. How did you get started writing? Was it something that you’ve always loved?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I never thought I was good enough and gave up for a huge chunk of my life. I picked it back up at the encouragement of some amazing people and decided that the sting of possible rejection was the lesser evil when compared to the regret of not doing something because I didn’t believe in myself. This is my first published book and I’m maintaining cautious optimism on the outcome but no matter how it goes, I’ve already decided to continue to pursue my dream.
3. Who are your favorite writers/inspirations?
I am such an eclectic reader. I read anything and everything I can get my hands onto. I am a huge fan of English classics. I love the Bronte sisters and Jane Austin. Abbi Glines is a favorite when I want a light hearted romance. Gena Showalter, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Nalini Singh are my go-tos for supernatural. I could go on for days and days about my love of all books but I’ll stop here in the interest of not causing you to lose all of your followers.
4. Anything you can tell us about upcoming projects?
I am currently working on Stefan’s story. For those who haven’t read it, Stefan was a secondary character in my novel Abduction. I have about 4 other projects that have been started but nothing past the first chapter. My goal is to get Stefan’s story finished before the end of the year.
5. Normally how do you develop plots/characters? Brief us on your process.
My characters develop themselves. It sounds weird but it’s the only way I can explain it. Sometimes I start out with an expectation on how a character is going to be then find myself doing the exact opposite of that because for one reason or another the story shapes them into someone else.
6. Favorite character from one of your own novels?
Stefan is definitely my favorite character and I’m super excited about writing his story. He portrays himself as overly cocky and confident but there is so much more to him than that. He is so much fun.
7. Preferred method for readers to contact you?
Right now, the best way for readers to contact me is through my Facebook page.
08. What’s the best compliment that you’ve received about your work?
Every single compliment I have gotten blows my mind. Every time someone tells me how much they enjoy my writing or demands more is an amazing experience for me. I couldn’t pick just one because I still haven’t got over the shock of there being even one compliment let alone more than that. It means so much to me to know that I entertained someone. Knowing that people are actually enjoying something that I created is the exhilarating.
Audrey Green’s life was going nowhere fast. She didn’t think things could get any worse until a stranger at a door proved her wrong.
Mistaken for another woman, Audrey is abducted and thrown into a situation she thought possible only in the movies.
Upon discovering the identity of her gorgeous yet arrogant captor, Audrey is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: Fight for her freedom… or stay and be rewarded.
A simple choice with a huge reward.
Easy decision, right?
Or will her choice and her captor’s secret ultimately lead to more danger than she could ever be prepared for?
This blurb instantly hooked me. Mistaken identity? Kidnapping? Danger and suspense? Umm yes please! My favorite kind of book.
Right from the start, Hatfield dives right in. There’s no waiting, or needless build up, it’s just BAM straight to the action. Filled with a nonstop intense narrative, this book had plenty of the twists and turns that I need in any suspense novel.
Audrey was a character that I really liked. She is relatable as she is just an average woman that speaks to many other women. She’s down on her luck already, then she finds herself tangled up in this insane web of deception and betrayal. Soon, she finds she has to make a difficult choice. Is she willing to risk it all for a reward she never imagined?
There were also some great supporting characters, but I don’t want to reveal their roles as it could spoil things. Liam was an intriguing character. He’s sexy, aloof, cold and calculating. But there may be more to him than meets the eye. Stefan is also fascinating. He’s funny with a dangerous edge. I enjoyed both of these men and what they added to the story.
The dialogue is sharp, witty and adds something romantic to the tension that Hatfield creates. I enjoyed this balance as it helped break the mood of an intense storyline. There is enough romance here to call it a romantic suspense novel, but it’s not overbearing. There were sparks and a handful of sizzling scenes, but nothing too over the top.
Per usual, I don’t want to go too in depth into the details of this book because I refuse to spoil things for others, but Hatfield shows great potential as a suspense novelist and I’m looking forward to hearing more from her as an author.
Overall rating: 4/5
About the author:
Nicole Hatfield is a wife and a mother of 3 amazing children. Realizing her life long dream of being a published writer, she started writing chapter by chapter on an internet forum and soon Abduction was born.
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