Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, I am pleased to introduce to you contemporary romance author Christine Warner. Christine is a chocolate and coffee lover — a woman after my own heart. Her interview is fun and high energy. I hope you enjoyed her answering your questions as much as I enjoyed having her as a guest on my blog.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
First off, thank you so much for having me here today!
Hmm, a little about me. Let’s see, I live in Michigan with my family and an assortment of furry friends and a well used laptop. I love social media (way to addicting…lol), meeting new people, cooking, reading, chocolate, coffee—sometimes chocolate coffee—lol, and spending time with my family. Oh, and when forced I work about 30 hours a week for a hospital.
Tell us about your current release.
Ooh, here is where I cheat a bit. I’m going to share my blurb with you. Two-Timing the Boss is a contemporary romance and was such fun to write. I hope you enjoy the blurb.
TWO-TIMING THE BOSS BLURB:
Farah Smith is on a mission: secure the funds for her twin sister’s surgery. She’ll do whatever it takes to succeed. Even if that means putting her values aside to work for a man she finds morally bankrupt. But when the real Farah meets her new boss, she wonders if she’ll be able to resist his sexy advances long enough to help her sister.
From the blonde wig, to the stilettos strapped around her ankles, Farah’s a clone of Keller Donovan’s harem of past assistants. She can’t believe she’s let herself be talked into the disguise, let alone working for the man planning to demolish the hospital her sister so desperately needs, but the salary he offers is the only way she’ll be able to afford her sister’s surgery. The moment Farah meets Keller she realizes her most daunting task isn’t typing, spreadsheets or organizing travel arrangements, but fighting the growing attraction toward a man whose ruthlessness is legendary in the boardroom as well as the bedroom.
Determined not to end up in a disastrous marriage like his divorced parents, Keller believes all relationships should have a shelf life of sixth months or less. But when he meets Farah, all bets are off. He not only wants her to continue as his personal assistant, but his own private bed warmer. Unfortunately, his offer of an affair doesn’t sit well with her fairytale dreams or the strangled hold gripping his heart.
I come up with a lot of my story ideas while I’m driving, usually into work since it’s about a 45 minute ride in good weather and closer to an hour when the snow is falling. I was actually thinking about my sister and how lucky I was to have her in my life as a friend as well as a sister.
The idea of writing a story about sisters who would do anything for each other sprang into my head. Then I decided to up the ante and have them be twins and from there I wondered just how far one twin would go for another. And to think from all that daydreaming and pondering that little blip the storyline for Two-Timing the Boss was born.