Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Some Like it in Handcuffs

1-Tell the readers a little about yourself.
I am living my dream in rural Michigan along with my husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.  
Besides laughing until my sides hurt, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, writing—but no arithmitic.  I find it interesting and am a confessed people watcher.  You’d be surprised how many times this activity has given me inspiration for stories.  I love to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.
I also have a new addiction.  I’m a girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned.  I enjoy meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and my website at christine-warner.com. 
2-As an author, do you take time to read? If so, what do you like to read and who is/are your favorite author/s?
My reading time has sadly downshifted.  I love to read but find that I don’t have as much time as I used to.  As for what I like to read, I’ve always loved true crime books and enjoy everything written by Ann Rule.  I also LOVE contemporary romance and wouldn’t ever be able to pick just one author I enjoy…there are way to many.  This year I did vow to read books outside my comfort level, so although I don’t have a great deal of time to devote to reading, I do have some books loaded on my Nook that are paranormals, sci-fi and a few other genres.  I’m looking forward to reading them
3-How do you stay motivated when the Muse is uncooperative?
I don’t.  Does that sound odd?  If I’m having a hard time writing and my muse has taken a vacation, I focus on something else.  It will usually be something else writer related, but I don’t force myself to work on the story that is giving me troubles.  I find if I do that, I end up unhappy with what I’ve written and delete it anyway.  So, instead I will work on character sketches or outlines for another story I plan to write, or I will blog, play on facebook or if I’m totally desperate I’ll clean.  LOL
4-If you could go anywhere in the world on a romantic getaway, what would you do and where would you go?
This is a tough question.  There are so many places I’d LOVE to go.  Alaska, Ireland, London, Barcelona…but some place I’ve dreamed of going since I was a little girl has been Hawaii.  Whenever I see pictures of those gorgeous islands I get the urge to pack up and go.  Hopefully I’ll make it there one day and if I do I just want to do the total tourist thing.  Visit all the sites, shop, go to a luau, walk around and if I am feeling adventuresome I might give a ride on a zip line a try.  Looks like fun! 
5-What is the hardest thing for you to write?
Fight scenes.  Not necessarily physical fights, but when the hero and heroine are having a major disagreement.  The emotion can get so intense.  I know emotion is off the charts when writing a romantic or love scene as well, but the energy when writing that is positive…whereas writing a fight scene is negative.  They can be really draining
6-If you could live the life of one of your characters who would you be?
I’d have to say my heroine Sunny because I love that she speaks her mind, jumps in feet first before she totally thinks things through and takes chances.  Wish I could do that more often.  I tend to over analyze everything before I make a move…lol
7-The tag line on my blog is ‘Indulge Your Inner Romantic.’ What do you do to indulge?
This is simple.  Eat chocolate.  Lol  Especially Dove chocolate…yum!!
Some Like it in Handcuffs blurb:
Sunny Kennedy, the only female in a family of blue blood male detectives, is determined to prove testosterone isn’t the only qualification required to solve a cold case. Handcuffed while undercover then taken to the precinct by an attractive detective, her domineering family demands she work with Detective Judson Blackwolf, or she’s off the case.
Judson Blackwolf thinks women in law enforcement should work behind the scenes. The prospect of working with his Captain’s sexy daughter doesn’t thrill him. He only agrees in hopes of solving the murder of his one time mentor’s daughter. Once the case is over, he’s moving to Montana to heal his wounds from the loss of his last partner.
But when their investigation takes a dangerous turn, Sunny and Jud soon realize their feelings for each other cannot be denied.
“This isn’t how I wanted it between us.”  Judson grabbed the neckline of her sweater, dragging her body to meet his with a solid thump.  Sunny licked her lips in answer to the question in his eyes.  He lowered his head to move his mouth over hers.  
Sunny closed her eyes, a small whimper escaping her lips.  She didn’t want it like this either, but that wasn’t possible.  Unable to resist her attraction she accepted it wasn’t an affair, or a long distance romance she craved, but for him to love her back.  It was all or nothing for her.  Her heart sank.  She accepted this as their goodbye kiss.
With no thought to what was happening upstairs, Sunny rose up on her toes demanding more.  Her lips pulsated against Judson’s.  When his hand trembled against her cheek in a soft caress she lost touch with reality.  
“Judson.” Sunny’s weakened body drifted farther into Judson’s as his fingers glided down her arms, pulling them to her sides where their fingers intertwined.  He forced them behind her before his tongue thrust into her mouth.  
Their bodies molded together, she heard her own heartbeat and his as well when he curved his fingers around her rear and squeezed.  
That’s when the click of the handcuffs against her wrist connected her to the handle of the locked cupboard.  
“What the hell…Judson?”  She looked up at him, her knees shook, her body still inflamed with fever.  
“Like I was saying, you wait here and I’ll go upstairs to check it out.  Backup’s already been called, so you’re safe until your brothers arrive.”  Judson winked before walking toward the steps to the third level.  Once he reached them he turned toward her and smiled.  “Gotcha,” he whispered with his notorious grin.
Some Like it in Handcuffs is available in print and digital format at:
And you can find me at:
My blog/website:  http://christine-warner.com/
Twitter under ChristinesWords: https://twitter.com/#!/ChristinesWords
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I love to hear from readers and other authors
Thank you so much for having me…I had a great time!  


W. Lynn Chantale said...

Hello Christine. THank you for being here today. Help yourself to the buffet and open bar. Chef has prepared all sorts of little treats to tempt and tantalise. Tyrell is manning the bar and will mix you something alcoholic or not.

I've seen Some Like it in Handcuffs around the Internet and I can't wait until I have some down time to dive into this story. Sounds steamy and fun.

Adonis Devereux said...

Best of luck with this release!

Sharon Cullen said...

People watching is my favorite past time!

Neecy said...

I love people watching at the mall!
Good luck with your sales!
Nice blog, W. Lynn!

Callie said...

When I used to 'people watch' years ago on the train, I would make up stories about them. A way to pass the time when I had no book, or it wasn't interesting.

christine warner said...

W Lynn...thank you for having me here. I browsed around your blog and you've done a lovely job. And I love the pic of your niece. I would never take that crown off if I were her! She's a doll!

Anyway, I'm glad to be here and looking forward to Tyrell's excellent skills behind the bar!

christine warner said...

Thanks for the well wishes Adonis!

Sharon, Neecy and Callie...people watching is awesome. You can always get some good story ideas from doing it! Thanks so much for coming by!

Kristina Knight said...

I love to people watch! Catch myself doing it all the time...people prolly think I'm a stalker or something. :) Good luck with your release, Christine!

Calisa Rhose said...

Oh Chef! Tyrel! It's been SO long boys. Care to take your breaks early? Yeah...that's what I thought. :)

*she peeks over her shoulder, ready to run with her catches before Lynn can catch them*

Paula Martin said...

Great interview, W Lynn and Christine. I'm exactly the same about writing 'fights' between my hero and heroine, Christine. I dislike confrontation in real life, so I don't find it easy to write either.

Ally Broadfield said...

I also dream of someday visiting Hawaii. I'd love to sit on the beach and catch up on my reading - enjoy the cool evenings breeze on the patio/terrace and catch up on my reading - I'm developing a theme here. I'd also want to see the sights and the zip line thing looks fabulous, too. Sigh.

D'Ann said...

Hi, Christine.

I think we were separated at birth. Fight scenes? Sooooo hard.

Great job today.

W. Lynn Chantale said...

Hello everybody! Glad you're enjoying the goodies. Um seems Calisa has run off with the guys...again. No worries. There are a coupla more delectable young men roaming around who can fill drinks and clear plates.

Keep the party rockin'!

Thanks Christine. I'm really proud of her. Great to see you Neecy, Adonis, Kristina, Ally, Paula, Sharon and D'Ann.

I think it's time for a mogito.

christine warner said...

Kristi...there are a lot of people watchers out there! Love it.

Calisa, you make me laugh...thanks for coming by!

Paula and D'Ann, that's exactly why I don't like writing those scenes. I don't like them in real life either. Will do just about anything to avoid them :) Thanks for coming by.

Ally, I'm bound and determined to go to Hawaii...I. Will. Succeed. LOL

Calisa Rhose said...

YOUNG men? *runs up looking everywhere at once* Hey! Not nice, Lynn. Those are too young! >:-<

Well Christine, you have a great book and I'm planning to read it very soon. Yes, I said planning. Yes, I realize as a pantser that word is not in my vocabulary. I'm saying it anyway. :) Enjoy being spoiled at Lynn's. Her hunks are the best!

christine warner said...

Thanks Calisa...I like it here so far...great atmosphere and awesome friends.

Hope you enjoy the book when you find time!

Vonnie Davis said...

I have your book on my Kindle, waiting patiently for me to get to it. I love sassy heroines, too. I'm betting you wrote one I will simply love. Wishing you the best of luck.

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Great interview! Fight scenes are draining,aren't they? Congrats on the new release!

Victoria Adams said...

Noticed a lot of comments on people watching - I think it is something writer's do to "find" their characters.
And you seem to have "found" your characters. Great job.

Sheri Fredricks said...

I love Dove chocolate too :) It's nice to know you better, Christine!

christine warner said...

I'm excited you have the book on your Kindle Vonnie. Thanks for buying it, hope you enjoy it. Sunny is sassy and I loved writing about her.

Jennifer, fight scenes are draining..I'd rather use my energy on a love scene. LOL

Victoria, I think that's a great point. Watching others does give us great insight into building a character for sure.

Sheri...DOVE chocolate is the best! Glad to meet another kindred DOVE CHOCOLATE spirit! lol

Brenda said...

I love people watching, Dove chocolate, living in the country, and just so happens I love funny, sassy heroines!
I have SLIIH's on my kindle and am dying to read it!

christine warner said...

You ROCK Brenda! I think we're the same person sometimes! lol

Hope you enjoy the book and so glad you came by :)

christine warner said...

W Lynn...thank you SO much for having me on your blog today. I had a great time :)