Interview with Rebecca Zanetti, Author of Against the Wall and Giveaway!

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:

Never challenge a cowboy in the courtroom…

Surveying the proposed site for a high-end golf course should have been a breeze for spunky Landscape Architect Sophie Smith. But when this born-and-bred city girl is suddenly—and quite literally—swept off her feet by a sexy cowboy on horseback, she realizes that the country life has some serious (and seriously steamy!) possibilities. That is, until she finds out exactly who her smokin’-hot wrangler really is.

Cowboy and Tribal lawyer Jake Lodge is desperately trying to block the development. And if that means playing hardball—and being every inch the shark lawyer—so be it. But Sophie is a distraction he didn’t expect. A distraction that makes his blood burn.

Two different worlds. Two opposing sides. And when they finally give into the exquisite temptation, the consequences will shake the foundations of both of their lives…

Title: Against the Wall (Maverick Montana, #1)

Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 287

Release Date: March 2013

ISBN: 978-1-62266-790-1

Imprint: Brazen

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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.

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8 thoughts on “Interview with Rebecca Zanetti, Author of Against the Wall and Giveaway!

  • May 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    My theme song would be Try by Pink. I never give up.

  • May 10, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I have no clue!!!! My mom always told me it was White Rabbit by Jefferson Starship. Im not sure thats a good thing though. 🙂 I cant wait to read this one!

  • May 11, 2013 at 7:15 am

    IT’S MY LIFE by Bon Jovi pretty much sums it up for me.

  • May 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Back in Black by ACDC
    Thanks 🙂

  • May 11, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Hmmm, I’ll go with Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger 🙂

  • May 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    That’s a really good question. If I had a theme song, I’d have to say it wouuuuld beeeee……
    Fight Like a Girl by Emilie Autumn. Nothing wrong with a little girl power!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway <3

  • May 11, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    A theme song hmm. I really can’t think of one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • May 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    My mind just froze. I can’t think of a song.

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