[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Cara! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Cara Connelly] Loves dogs, chocolate, and Prosecco!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about your book?
[Cara Connelly] The Wedding Vow is an enemies-to-lovers story about billionaire art thief Adam LeCroix and Maddie St. Clair, the ex-prosecutor who nearly brought him down. Five years after her defeat, Maddie’s still smarting over it when Adam strolls into her law firm and coerces her into going to work for him. But what started out as revenge for him, and humiliation for her, gets complicated when these two strong people who are used to being in control of everything find themselves falling in love. They both have dark secrets and serious baggage. And they also have deep wounds which they never expected to reveal, much less to help each other heal. They fight it every step of the way!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
[Cara Connelly] I love Adam and Maddie so much. They’re both so tough and prickly on the outside, it was magical for me to peel back their layers and discover the loving, caring people underneath.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with this story?
[Cara Connelly] Peeling back those layers! I write by the seat of my pants, without an outline or any concrete idea where the story and the characters will take me. So I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to find when I got down to their cores. They ended up being so much more complex than I anticipated. They gave me a few scary moments along the way.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing you won’t leave home without.
[Cara Connelly] My notebook! As I said, I write by the seat of my pants, and I’m often far from my computer when the next part of the story reveals itself to me. So if I don’t have something to write it down on, I get pretty frantic. I even keep waterproof paper and pencil in the shower! I get my best ideas there.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Cara Connelly] You caught me at my treadmill desk, so there’s a lamp, a cuppa coffee (of course), and a funny stone bird sculpture that holds my laptop cord in place. (Let me just add here that I recommend a treadmill desk for everyone!)
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
[Cara Connelly] That’s an easy one. I’d trade with Chris Hemsworth’s wife! But don’t tell my husband…
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Cara Connelly] I just read Maggie McGinnis’s The Accidental Cowgirl – loved it! I also got a sneak peak at Autumn Jones Lake’s forthcoming Slow Burn – sexy, fun, wonderful characters! And I just picked up Karen Robards’ Her Last Whisper from the library – haven’t started it, but I loved the first two book in the series!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Cara Connelly] I love to do just about anything with my husband Billy – even the mundane, everyday things are fun when we do them together. I love walking my dog Bella – we hit the trail almost every day. And I paint whenever I can – I’m not good AT ALL, but it’s very relaxing and challenges an entirely different part of my brain. I don’t watch much TV, but I never miss Supernatural, The Walking Dead, or Star Trek reruns. And I’m loving Outlander!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
You can follow me on twitter at: https://twitter.com/@cara_connelly
And of course you can always get the latest on my books, public appearances and other fun extras at www.caraconnelly.com.
Thanks for having me on Manga Maniac Café!
The Wedding Vow
Save the Date # 2: A Billionaire’s Demand
By: Cara Connelly
Releasing September 30th, 2014
Cara Connelly’s second Save the Date novel proves that opposites do attract…
Sexy billionaire Adam LeCroix has a mission: hunt down the sultry spitfire he blames for his troubles, demand her help, and exact revenge while he’s at it. Maddie St. Clair will help him . . . or else.
Former prosecutor Maddie damn near nailed Adam for stealing, but the lucky bastard walked. Now, five years later, he’s back, arrogant as ever, giving her an ultimatum—work for him to collect the insurance money, or she’ll never work again.
Maddie’s all about right and wrong. Adam’s shades of gray. So when he uncovers the hot body under her hard-ass veneer and she finds he’s a thief with a heart, can the law-and-order lawyer and the fast-and-loose felon put their prickly past behind them?
Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/09/the-wedding-vow-save-date-2_4.html
Cara Connelly is an award-winning author of contemporary romances. Her smart and sexy stories have won high praise, earning Cara several awards including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart, the Valley Forge Romance Writers’ Sheila, and the Music City Romance Writers’ Melody of Love. Cara, who lives in rural upstate New York, works as appellate court attorney when she’s not crafting steamy novels of love and romance.
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