Please give a warm welcome to Sally Clements this morning!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Sally Clements] Small, Blonde, Quirky
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Under the Hood?
[Sally Clements] Under the Hood is a novella about a female mechanic called Alice who is reticent to trust after a previous failed relationship, and Mark, a divorce lawyer who has a classic car that she just can’t resist!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Sally Clements] I loved the idea of turning things on their head. Inside, Alice is strong and capable – she doesn’t wait for someone to help her, and loves a challenge. Mark is the divorce lawyer of choice for women, most of his clients are women, and they lean heavily on him. I loved the idea of twisting that around, so that Mark meets someone who isn’t looking to him for support… he likes being a hero in distress!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had a theme song, what would it be?
[Sally Clements] One by U2 (the version with Mary J Blige). I love it and usually add it to my playlists. It’s such a romantic song.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing you won’t leave home without.
[Sally Clements] My cell phone. (And I can hear my family laughing from here…I often do, so I guess this is the answer to a slightly different question, what SHOULDN’T I leave home without!)
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on desk right now.
[Sally Clements] Coffee, yellow ruled notepad, scented candle.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Sally Clements] Knight & Day by Kitty French, Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie, A Wanted Man by Lee Child.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Sally Clements] I like reading, bubble baths and taking the menagerie for walks (2 dogs, I cat and 2 chickens)
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Sally Clements] I’m always on twitter https://twitter.com/Sallywriter, and have a facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SallyClementsAuthor, and readers can find out what is going on with me from my blog too… http://www.sallyclements.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much for the interview, it’s been fun!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
Under the Hood by Sally Clements
When sexy mechanic Alice Starr mistakenly believes attorney Mark Jameson needs her help, he discovers he likes being rescued for a change. Smitten by her confidence, he hides his expertise so he has an excuse to see her again.
Starting their new all-female garage, Under the Hood, is keeping Alice and her friends busy. She doesn’t have time for a man. But with one kiss, she and Mark have advanced into water so deep she’s in danger of drowning. So why hasn’t he called?
Mark wants to tell Alice the truth so they can pursue a relationship. But he’s got even bigger problems at his office when his bitter aunt threatens Alice’s livelihood. He needs a plan, fast, or else Under the Hood and his chances with Alice could both be ruined.
About the Author:
Sally Clements writes fun, sexy and real contemporary romance, partnering hot heroes with heroines who know what they want, and go for it!
Since her first book was published in 2010, she’s published six more, and is a full-time author. Sally lives in the Irish countryside, and when she isn’t writing can usually be found in traffic, driving ‘Mum’s taxi’.
Always a voracious reader, she considers writing for a living the perfect job—the only downside is saying goodbye to her characters at book’s end!
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Giveaway: $25 Amazon gift card and a custom made Swarovski Crystal necklace made with aquamarine crystal beads and a sterling silver wrench charm. (one person to receive both.)