Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Troublemaker Next Door by Marie Harte (Interview/Giveaway)

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Imagine yourself surrounded by over 100 books filled with strong sexy males, some that can shift and some that throw a mean lasso. Sounds like fun right? Our guest today can tell you what it feels like in real life. Welcome 100+ title author Marie Harte!

Lexi: You claim to be a reader with varied tastes, and it definitely shows in your writing! You take readers from Alternate Western, to space, military and Paranormal! And, be still my heart, coming soon some Paranormal shapeshifting Dragons! Is it possible to have a favorite or are there too many?  

I wish I could say I had a favorite, but there really are too many! Sometimes I’m in the mood for one guy and one girl in Seattle. Other times I want two shifter hotties and an energy-bending heroine. Or two male psychics getting cozy together between the sheets. I love romance, period. ☺

Lexi: You have to have had a favorite book to write. One that came out like you had to barf your guts out then when you wiped your hand through the steaming puke you saw a pretty shiny book?

Well, it’s funny, but the easiest book I ever wrote was The Troublemaker Next Door. I also wrote the fastest on it. In two weeks I wrote over 90,000 words. Stunning even me! The characters just came so alive, felt so real, that I was writing a story as if they were telling it to me. Each brother stands out from another. It’s weird how easy it was. My hardest book to write has been Wetwork, my current WIP. Oy! I started in December but the book was going the wrong way so I put it aside to work on other projects. Now I’m back to it. It’s killed me, but I had to delete 10,000 words, pare down, refine, and it’s flowing again. So far, so good. Fingers crossed.

Lexi: The McCauley brothers sound shiny...and tempting. The Troublemaker Next Door has a sexy plumber in it! How can one go wrong with that! Have you ever had to call a plumber, sit waiting for him to show up while imagining all sorts of dirty things he can do with his pipe? Oh wait, that is how you came up with The Troublemaker Next Door.

Ha. My stepmom reads about me going on a date and keeps asking if I’m having a plumber come over. I wish! Funny story, but I had a phone interview with one guy (plumber) recommended to me when writing this series. The gentleman was older—with no sense of humor. It was the most excruciating interview I’ve ever done, all 2 minutes worth! Just to get him to tell me what was in his tool kit was like pulling teeth! Then I sat down with a terrific guy who now helps me with water leaks (and that is not a euphemism for anything, LOL), and he gave me some great research tips. And no, I was never romantically involved or fantasizing about him at all. He’s my plumber! That would be sacrilege.

Lexi: At least you gave Flynn, your MC, a fiery redhead to contend with. Can’t make it too easy on a guy who has to fix sh*#@^*s for a living. Did you enjoy making the sparks fly between these two?

Yeah, I did. Maddie is just that—fiery. She’s independent and strong, but vulnerable too. When you’ve been hurt by others, it’s difficult to open up, something she knows all too well. Flynn’s had it relatively easy in the romance department. He’s so good-looking, sexy and charming that he’s normally the one calling the shots. But he’s holding out for what his parents have and not finding it. Until Maddie. She makes him work to earn her trust. I love that she doesn’t give in easily.

Lexi: Well I think we will all enjoy reading about the sparks between Flynn and Maddie. Congrats on The Troublemaker Next Door and thanks for stopping by Marie! Now get back to work and make it to 200 titles!

I’m working on it, Lexi. Thanks for having me, it’s been a blast. *grin*

18509614The Troublemaker Next Door 
(The McCauley Brothers #1)
by Marie Harte
Published June 3rd 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca 
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Flynn McCauley never thought he’d be so cliché as to fall for the girl next door. But when Maddie calls him over to help fix her faulty sink, he’s a goner. Too bad the fiercely independent interior designer wants nothing to do with him. Even worse, he’s forced to rely on the advice of his nosy brothers—and his five-year-old nephew!—to figure out how to make her give him a shot.

About this author:
Marie Harte is an avid reader who loves all things paranormal and futuristic. Reading romances since she was twelve, she fell in love with romance and happy endings and knew writing was her calling. Years later after the Marine Corps, Information Technology, and 60 hour work weeks, her dream has finally come true.
Marie lives in Oregon with her family and is constantly reading and writing.

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  1. I've honestly never thought of plumbing being particularly sexy but I'm willing to give it a shot - this sounds like a hoot!

  2. I have never read anything by this author, but would LOVE too! Thanks for the chance :)

  3. this series looks and sounds fantastic!!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Really looks awesome! I can't wait to read it!

  5. I can't wait to read the series because it sounds funny and romantic.

  6. This author is new to me but the story sounds like it will be full of sparks between mechanically inclined Flynn and creative Maddie. I've yet to run across a plumber or other service technician who's incited anything other than professionalism ... but I hold out hope!


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