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Friday, April 22, 2016

A to Z - Sandy James

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Sandy James

I got addicted to Sandy James' books back when she wrote her Amazon series. I fell in love with her contemporary books after that. She's a must read!

Check out our previous A-to-Z posts: P, Q, R

Thanks so much for stopping by to do a Q&A with me, Sandy! I'll start out easy on you ;)

1) I'm always looking for more of your books to come out. What's your next release and can you tell us a little bit about it?

You’re such a sweetheart! I’m so happy you enjoy my stories!
I just finished a book called Can’t Walk Away. It’s the first book in my new Nashville Dreams series, and it debuts on September 13th. Take a tortured alpha hero who can write incredible love songs and pair him with a woman who sings like an angel but guards her heart because of a past betrayal. Makes for a nice combustible mix! The hero is one of three owners of a bar/restaurant/performance hall called Words & Music that I modeled after the Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon. Can’t Walk Away is a contemporary story packed full of music, romance, and twists.

2) If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? 

Nope. I felt really good writing “The End” on this one. It was an idea I developed with help from my agent Joanna MacKenzie and her partners Danielle Egan-Miller and Abby Saul. I think we made a great team, and I know they helped me create a world of characters that I can grow as the series moves along. Right now, I’ve got books planned for the three owners of Words & Music, but I can easily expand the series should my readers enjoy it.

3) What genre of books least appeals to you and why?

Although I’m inspired by classic literature, I have a difficult time reading them. I tend to avoid anything written before I was born. Although I have to say that I was invited to read a chapter of To Kill a Mockingbird for the anniversary celebration at our local Barnes & Noble, and I did enjoy it. It’s just very difficult for me to get into a book with dated narrative.

4) What is your favorite thing to do that isn't related to writing?

Spend time with my grandson, John! He’s going to be two in June, and he keeps me putting one foot in front of the other. My husband has been very ill with colon cancer, and knowing that we can Facetime or see John has helped us more than we ever thought possible. He makes us smile, laugh, and keep living.

5) If you were stranded on a desert isle, what five things would you want to have with you?

I’d need a copy of every Julie Garwood historical romance (which I only count as one, hope that’s not cheating). I’d have to be able to listen to some music, so a loaded iPod with a lifetime of battery life. I couldn’t live without caffeine, so give me some coffee, and I’ll find a way to fix it. Since I hate to be alone, I’d drag my husband along, whether he wanted to go or not. Besides, I’ve been his caretaker and advocate for so long, I’m not sure I could make it through a day without him. And finally, I’d bring my new miniature schnauzer puppy, Max. He’d miss me if I left.


The series that I started out reading by Sandy James is part of a huge sale right now! If you like paranormal romance, I think you'd love these!




Giveaway:

Sandy will be giving away one ebook of the winner's choice from her backlist.

Rules: One entry per person, all fake entries will be deleted. Giveaway starts on 4/22/16 at 12:00am and will end on 5/6/16 at 11:59pm. The winner will be notified via email and asked which ebook they would like.


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12 comments:

  1. Gosh, it's hard for me to imagine not reading the classics. The language and themes are so fascinating and so different from writing today. Most of my favorite books--the ones I read and re-read--are classics. Best wishes for the success of the new series.

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  2. Thanks! I know I should make more of an effort to read classics... The teacher in me is a big embarrassed to admit that she prefers things like The Walking Dead graphic novels. :P

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    1. Awww don't be embarrassed, everyone loves their own type of thing. Some people it's TWD, some it's Pride and Prejudice *shrugs* How are TWD graphic novels?? I've been wanting to read them but not sure if I'd get a ton of spoilers for the show.

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    2. I buy the compendiums so I can catch up on things after they appear on the show. Cheaper, too!! :)

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  3. Sorry about your husband. That's quite the list for the island.

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  4. Thanks, Liz! His last radiation treatment is Monday!! Fingers crossed it did its job!! :)

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    1. They're really good if you like PNR/UF! :D Highly suggest them!

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    2. Thanks!! The first two will be in paperback this summer, and the books are UBERcheap right now!

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  6. Yeah, Sandy!! The pics on Facebook of little guy Max have been adorable. :)

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    1. Aw. Thanks! They're fun to have around. :)

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