Hello my lovelies! We’re slowing time yet rushing along here at the same time! And today we welcome the totally fabulous Carly Phillips! I’m so thrilled to welcome her back to ALBTALBS. Not only is she a superstar author, she’s also one of the nicest people I’ve met at any conference. <3 Her newest book Dare to Love is out now, and y’all know I’m not normally big on blog tours (or you know, at all) – but for Carly, I’m happy to make an exception. 🙂
I meant to crowd source here too, but we know how that has been going, so these are some questions twitter friends wanted to ask Carly. I hope you enjoy!
1) Do you wear pajamas when you write or do you wear “real clothes”? (Georgina really hopes it’s the latter! XD)
Comfortable leggings during the day, and sweats or pajamas on the weekends! Either way it’s comfy clothes all the time. It’s such a luxury being home, I do enjoy not dressing up!
2) What inspires you to come up with your new stories?
It really depends. Sometimes it’s something I’ve read in a magazine or seen on TV. Other times it’s a news clip. Sometimes it’s pure imagination. 🙂
3) Who is your favorite author? [Or authors/stories]
I have SO many auto-buy authors it isn’t funny and I’m such a voracious reader that I always have something new on my iPad mini ready to go. Too many to pick just one!
4) As madly successful and a veteran writer – do you still get nervous with each book release?
OMG YES! I’m a basket case with each and every new book. It never gets easier and it never gets old. I’m just so grateful to be able to do what I do … and I always want to please readers with each and every book.
5) Since your background seems very big city, what do you love about writing small towns?
I love the intimacy of the characters and how wacky I can make the neighbors, LOL. It’s familiar and everyone loves the familiar. I’m not a big city girl, so small town comes naturally. That said I understand the city and can write it too. Dare to Love is set in Miami.
Remember to enter the giveaway! And also, what questions would you have asked? Who knows – maybe the fancy will hit and Carly will stop by. 🙂
Also, have you read Carly Phillips before? Do you enjoy contemporary romances? And of course, we can’t forget the most important part. The book!
New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips turns up the heat in her newest sexy contemporary romance series, and introduces you to the Dare family… siblings shaped by a father’s secrets and betrayal.
Since finding out his father had another family on the side, Ian Dare swore to be the upstanding, responsible man his cheating parent had never been. When it comes to his relatives, he gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. But one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts and Ian is entranced. He will do anything to possess her … and does. But any future with Riley must include him extending an olive branch to the half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget.
Independent and always in control, Riley Taylor makes no apologies for choosing men carefully. Relationships have never been a priority and she believes herself hardened to domineering men – until she meets charismatic Ian Dare. He manages to turn a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses and when he takes control in the bedroom, she’s stunned to discover she likes it. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s dominance might just cost her everything.
You should totally buy a copy today! (If you haven’t already…) 😉
Love your books – can’t wait to read this one. Love contemporary romances!
Questions I would have asked:
Favorite place you’ve vacationed and why?
If you could travel anyplace in the world where would it be and why?
Do you know you’re going to write a connected story before you start writing?
Favorite food? color? author? book? TV show?
Omg Hi Carly!!!! LOL We just love those wacky neighbors don’t we? And yet we would hate to have them as our neighbors. But small towns are just perfect places for love stories~ 🙂
Carly bought Dare to Love today cause I have read some of your previous books and enjoyed,it when I went to Amazon I noticed what looks like other books in this series that came first,should I read them first or is it ok to read Dare to Love first without missing something I need to know from previous book?
I love Carly–been a fan for years!
Enjoyed the Q&A! Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season! evamillien at gmail dot com
Love you Carly! Been a fan since your early days.
Thanks for the short interview! So smart to work in comfy clothes…incase you need a quick nap 🙂
I’ve been reading Carly’s book for years now. can’t wait to read this newest book, Dare To Love. And Congrats to Carly on her new venture in Self Publishing.
Thank you for participating.
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How fabulous, Carly! Congrats on this new venture for you! And since it’s about sibs, there’s more for us to come, right?