[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Rebecca!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Rebecca Zanetti] Crazy, fun, loyal, analytical author
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Rising Assets?
[Rebecca Zanetti] Absolutely! RISING ASSETS is a best friends to lovers story set in a small Montana town where everybody not only knows everyone else’s business but feels just fine getting involved in private matters. In fact, there are no private matters. So, when Colton Freeze starts to fall for his best friend, Melanie Jacoby, the town creates a bet on when they’ll actually get together. This is the third book in the series. In the first two books, Colton’s older brothers find their own sexy happily ever afters.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Rebecca Zanetti] My favorite scenes are often the first kiss of the couple, and here it is:
His mouth was on hers before she finished saying his name. Heat and power slammed from the kiss, and her mind swam.
Fire lashed through her so quickly her knees weakened. Her nipples scraped his chest, and lava consumed her. Her eyes fluttered shut, and she fell into the storm created by a man much more dangerous than she’d known.
She kissed him back, her body alive, her mind shutting down.
There was nothing but the whirlwind of impossible need cascading around them, through her, into her, beyond her.
The kiss was hard, angry, and more passionate than she could’ve dreamed.
Many times, they’d come close to kissing, but one of them had always backed away. With a grin, or a joke, they’d escaped ever taking the chance. The one thing Melanie knew for sure was if Colton ever kissed her, if he ever showed her that side of him, there’d be no turning back. Ever.
As he released her mouth to pin her with a dark gaze, there was no question he knew it, too.
Determination filtered through his eyes, and his jaw firmed. Something new and intriguing fluttered alive in her abdomen. Satisfaction lifted his lips as her eyes widened.
Holy crap. Colton Freeze didn’t want to turn back.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with the story?
[Rebecca Zanetti] This is such a great question! Let’s see…I guess it was the conflict between the couple. I mean, I knew they should be together, the reader will know…so why aren’t they together? I’ve always been a jump first and think later type of gal, and these characters had to be different than me, because they needed to think before leaping. I guess that was a little tough to write because I would’ve jumped. But with their backgrounds, they stayed true to their personalities. Although if you ask me, love always wins.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Rebecca Zanetti] Hmmm. I try to never leave home without a bottle of water. For some reason, when I’m in the car, I manage to get those sixty ounces in that we should drink every day. Yep. Water.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Rebecca Zanetti] My Maverick Montana large coffee cup that is now empty of tea
A cup full of Paper Mate colorful pens – I love these!
A print copy of Gina Maxwell’s Rules of Engagement that she was kind enough to send to me yesterday
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
[Rebecca Zanetti] Kate Middleton. ? I would love to be that poised for an entire day, and I’d truly enjoy being able to play with the palace’s jewels and wear a real tiara.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] You have been granted the use of one superpower for one week. Which power would you choose, and what would you do with it?
[Rebecca Zanetti] Oh man, this is a fun question! I’d want the power to heal with my touch, and I’d go around and heal everybody I know of any ailments or illnesses they may have right now. And since it’s my power for a week, the healing would take effect, and those people would be healed forever.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Rebecca Zanetti] I just finished Robin Covington’s Sex and the Single Vamp, and it was awesome. Before that, I read Jill Shalvis’ Rumor Has It, and I loved it.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Rebecca Zanetti] I love when readers contact me. Here are a couple of links:
Thank you again for inviting me over to have some fun!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
Rising Assets by: Rebecca Zanetti
Synopsis: Friends with benefits was never the plan…
Melanie Jacobs is in trouble. With three jobs—including running her ranch—and dwindling funds, she’s exhausted. Not to mention desperately trying to hide a secret. Unfortunately, her best friend Colton Freeze knows all too well that’s something is going on, and he won’t give up until he knows exactly what he needs to fix.
Then Colton learns the truth—that Melanie’s future happiness rests in the fickle hands of fate, and her chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is Colton, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are erased, leaving only a scorching-hot hunger for more.
Every kiss—every touch—is a stolen pleasure. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement bring them closer together, or destroy everything they once shared?
Author Bio: USA Today Bestselling Author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and sexy contemporary romances.
Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day–or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.
Tagline: Friends with benefits was never the plan
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