I had a chance to ask the author some questions, and am thrilled to share this interview with my readers...
Ingredients for a perfect Irish Kiss; Baileys, Kahula, and whipped cream. For a Sweet Irish Kiss...just add Shaun Bell, a divorced workaholic bar-owner in Soho, London. Line up ladies. He's ready to love again.
Rachel Taylor was damaged by Daddy Dearest's play-away from home attitude. She wants to put her best foot forward. Only problem is, she stumbles backward each time she tries.
The1NightStand match-making site brings this pair together for a night of guilt and commitment free sex. It's a match made in heaven until morning rolls around and Shaun can't bring himself to say goodbye. Can he win her over with his Sweet Irish Kiss, or will Rachel still see the neon "potential cheater" sign above his head?
About the Author:
JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a small sea-side town in North Wales. Having experienced life in several different countries, she now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two children and a lazy cat. When they aren’t demanding her attention, she can most likely be found watching a vampire movie, reading, or baking up a British feast in her kitchen. And if she isn't in one of those spots, she is probably hiding in her writer's cave.
Hi, Lindsay, thanks so much for hosting me during my SizzlingPR book tour celebrating the release of Sweet Irish Kiss! It's a pleasure to be here and I can't wait to get stuck into your questions...so, let's go!
1. Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.
Rewarding. Lonely. Creative.
2. What is your favorite genre of literature?
Romance and/or Paranormal – ghosts and vamps are my favorite.
3. At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
There wasn't an ah-ha moment. It just progressed, naturally.
4. What would you consider to be the best book you have ever read?
Heaven by Virginia Andrews, because it was the first book that swept me away into a different world. I must have been some fourteen years old and her sad tale touched me in a way no book had ever done before.
5. What do you think is the sole purpose of books?
Escapism, which, to me, serves as a form of relaxation. To leave behind the doldrums of reality behind and to be a world where happy ever afters exist...or even horrors beyond what you thought was even imaginable. When written well, a story can draw you in...remember the old 80s movie? The Never Ending Story.
6. How would you convince a young person to pursue writing?
I don't believe I would need to. If someone truly wants to write, they will. They won't be able to help it.
7. Any sneak peeks at what is upcoming from you?
Dracula's Kiss. If you love vampire romance, and are rather partial to a sexy Scotsman and spooky castle ruins with connections to Bram Stoker's Dracula, then you'll LOVE IT! And since Bell's Irish Pub, from Sweet Irish Kiss, has been so well received, I'm writing a series based around that awesome place...you know, where everyone knows your name :) and where they drink a lot of Beamish.
Also, don't miss out my other new release, Rock You like A Hurricane. It released via Siren-Bookstrand and is an 80s rock romance set in Australia.8. What is it that you like to do when you’re not reading/writing?
Family time, watching paranormal shows, and making book trailers.
9. How do you react to a bad review of your book?
I cringe at myself for disappointing the reviewer. Twenty four hours later I'll re-read and see if there is anything I can take from the review to better my skills and future works.
10. Are the names of the characters in your novels important? How and why?
Yes, they are. Names encompass character. Could you imagine Mel Gibson playing a Scottish hero named Kresley? Or how about Julia Roberts as a 'classy' hooker named Candy? Yeah. See. Names are important.