Please welcome USA TODAY bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti to the virtual offices today. Rebecca is here to chat about her latest release Against the Wall, and she brought along presents for one of you to win!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Rebecca Zanetti] Um…I’m a mom of tweens, wife of Italian bad-boy, author, lawyer, Irish brunette, green-eyed oldest sister of three, golfer, water-skier, geek
(And yes, I had to get on twitter just to make sure I was within the 140 characters…)
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Against the Wall?
[Rebecca Zanetti] Sure! Against the Wall is the first book in the Maverick Montana series, and it features sexy cowboy-lawyer Jake Lodge, whose job it is to shut down spunky golf course designer Sophie Smith’s high-end golf-course development. He’s a savvy country-boy, and she’s a brilliant city girl. There’s tension in the boardroom, in the courtroom, and definitely in the bedroom!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Rebecca Zanetti] Actually, as a lawyer, I worked as a hearing examiner for our county and heard cases about developments. At the hearings, the applicants, opposition, and public would all testify, and then I’d submit my recommendation to the county commissioners on whether or not the application should be passed. So, it seemed like a great place for some tension and romance…and that’s how the story began.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Sophie?
[Rebecca Zanetti] Artistic, spunky, and lost
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Jack had a theme song, what would it be?
[Rebecca Zanetti] You Look Good in My Shirt, by Keith Urban
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Sophie is never without.
[Rebecca Zanetti] Colored pencils – she loves to draw.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Jack’s bedroom?
[Rebecca Zanetti] Hmmm. This is a tough one. Well, hmmm. I’d have to go with magic crystals, a trophy head of any animal, and yoga DVDs.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Sophie’s greatest regret?
[Rebecca Zanetti] I don’t think Sophie’s a gal who believes in regrets.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Rebecca Zanetti] Definitely my family. They’re many, and fun, and they give me so many darn ideas for books!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Rebecca Zanetti] I need my computer, comfy socks, music, a warm area, and either coffee ,wine, or water. It sounds like a lot…but it works out usually. ?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Rebecca Zanetti] There are two books I read lately that just hit it out of the park for me. The first is The Baby Bargain by Jennifer Apodaca – and I love lost love stories…especially featuring sexy marines. I love soldiers, and I’ve always been a huge fan of Jennifer’s. The other book is Chasing Mrs. Right by Katee Robert, which I picked up last week because it was getting such great buzz and reviews…and I loved it! The hero is beyond sexy, and I just fell in love with him.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Rebecca Zanetti] When I was in early high-school, I snuck into my mom’s romance stash and read all of the MacGregor books by Nora Roberts. I was hooked for life at that point.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Rebecca Zanetti] Not writing? What’s that? LOL. Just kidding. Well, I have two very active kids, and a very active husband, so I spend a lot of time at sports events! We also have a huge family, so there are plenty of family events going on all the time, too. Life is good. ?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Rebecca Zanetti] I love it when readers find me! I can be reached on my website or through social media. The links are beneath my bio below. I’d love to give away an AGAINST THE WALL mug and spiral notebook for a randomly chosen commenter here. Let me ask you this: If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Thanks again for having me over!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
Rebecca is offering up an Against the Wall coffee mug and spiral notebook! One lucky commenter will win.
Entering is easy! Just answer Rebecca’s question –
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
Giveaway ends 5/20/2013
Didn’t win? You can order Against the Wall from your favorite bookseller or by clicking the link below:
About the book:
Title: Against the Wall (Maverick Montana, #1)
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 2013
Purchase from Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/against-the-wall-rebecca-zanetti/1114794876
About the author:
About the Author: 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.
Author Website: http://rebeccazanetti.com/
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaZanetti.Author.FanPage