Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Author Interview and New Release A Baby for New Year's by @Susan_R_Hughes

Today, I'm welcoming Susan R Hughes, a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband and three children. Let's find out some fun stuff about Susan. 

1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I have been writing stories since I was a little girl, always with the goal of being a novelist someday. I started writing romance about 15 years ago.
 2. How do you de-stress?
 Curl up in front of the TV with a glass of wine in one hand and a chocolate bar in the other.
 3. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
 My other career is editing. When I’m not working, I like to spend time with my husband and kids.
 4. What does your family think of your writing?
 They are all proud of me, but I won’t let my parents read my spicy romances!
 5. Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"? 
All the time! Sometimes it helps to take a break and read someone else’s book.
 6. What are you currently reading? A Vacancy at the Inn by Alice Orr.

Give us a short pitch for your newest book and tell us why we’re gonna love it.
My new release is A Baby for New Year’s. Since my first holiday romance, A Baby for Christmas, has been my best seller, I decided to write a sequel where Meg, the heroine’s single coworker and friend, gets her own second chance at love. More than a love story, A Baby for New Year’s is the story of a fractured family struggling to put aside their differences for the sake of a girl who needs their help. A Baby for New Year’s is an independent story, so you don’t need to have read the first book in order to enjoy it.
After an emotionally destructive marriage, Meg has settled into a quiet life as a single mother. When her pregnant teenage niece arrives at her door, seeking shelter, Meg finds herself caught in a family drama between the girl's parents. She hasn't seen her estranged sister Kelly or her former brother-in-law Evan in years, but she hasn’t forgotten her secret crush on him when they were teenagers. Now that he's single again, he still makes Meg weak in the knees. As the New Year brings complications she never thought she wanted, should she listen to her heart and take a chance on love?
Evan stood waiting at the top of the stairs, a small smile hovering on his lips. “They’re great kids,” he whispered.
“Yeah, they are. And you’re going to be an awesome grandfather,” Meg added with a quiet chuckle. “You know, before Julie was born, I couldn’t picture you as a dad. But you were a natural with her right from the start. And right now, I honestly can’t picture a kid calling you ‘Grandpa.’ But I know you’ll be wonderful.”
His smile widened. “Thank you, Meg. That means a lot to me.”
She meant to walk past him and head downstairs. But she paused beside him, overcome with feeling for him, and lifted her hand to touch his face. She caressed her fingertips across the coarse day’s growth on his cheek, her thumb grazing his soft mouth. The dim light from the living room glittered in his beautiful eyes.
“You’re a wonderful man,” she murmured.
Evan’s lips parted slightly. His warm, intent gaze tangled with hers, while his hand covered hers and he pressed a gentle kiss to the tip of her thumb.
Awareness quivered from Meg’s hand straight to the pit of her stomach. Her heart slammed against her ribs with a blow that made her catch her breath.
She knew she ought to suppress her feelings. She should walk away and send him straight back to his hotel. But she stayed rooted to the floor, only letting her hand fall from his mouth as he bent to graze his lips against her temple.
“You’re wearing that rose scent again,” he whispered. “That fragrance haunts my dreams.”
Meg closed her eyes as desire for him spiraled through her in a heady rush. Tilting her face upward, she leaned into him and brushed her lips against his mouth.

Doesn't that sound like a fun book!! You can find Susan at: 


Susan R. Hughes said...

Thanks for having me today!

Patricia Preston said...

Thank you for coming over!