Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Interview: Sofia Harper

Today on Pens and Peonies, we're spotlighting one of Entangled's September Indulgence authors, Sofia Harper!

Hot Knight In Paradise by Sofia Harper

1. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

I was 19.  I always had elaborate daydreams. Get into an argument with someone and then I'd re-work it in my head. I'd remember to say that witty retort. Somehow my hair would get longer, curlier. My waistline would shrink. For some reason I had a Mustang or Corvette. I'd stop argue with the person and in would step in a different man. At that point my imagination would go off to the races. It finally dawned on me that it wasn't normal for daydreams to always, always turn into something fantastical and that I was really writing stories in my head. So, a month after my son was born, I sat down to write my first book. It was a horribly written story, but I loved every moment of it.

2. What is my writing schedule?

My writing schedule starts off with me on Twitter or Facebook. At some point I stop ignoring the open Word document on my computer and get busy to writing. I do this every day. At some point I finish and I have a story. There are days where I replace Twitter and Facebook with talking to my partner in crime Jennifer Leeland. The frequency and length of our conversations depends on whether or not the story is going well.

3. What do you think makes a good book?

Characters you can't stop reading. I've read book with unbelievable and shoddy plots. I've read books that have snail-pacing. But, all the ones I adore that may or may not be inflicted with these problems had characters I wanted to read. That I couldn't stop reading. Honestly, if you have fascinating characters you can get away murder.

4. What were the last three books you read?

According to my Kindle app...One Night in Reno by Regina Brewer, A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare and Ride With Me by Ruthie Knox.

5. What’s one thing you can’t live without?

Coffee. You'll have to pry it out of my cold, dead fingers.

About Sofia
Sofia Harper started writing contemporary romance a long, long time ago. When Sofia's not spending time with imaginary people in her head, she's corrupting two little trouble makers. Currently she lives in California where the wine is good. She also going full-throttle on the ride called publishing. These two thoughts are not related.


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Stranded in paradise with no way to get home, Leah Smith needs a miracle, and fast. Instead, she gets Marshall Jackson, surely the sexiest man alive. Too bad he's got an emotional wall around himself--and her only hope of getting off the island ...

Marshall has a strict no damsels in distress policy, but there's something about Leah that makes him want to break his own rules. He agrees to let her work in his bar until she earns enough to get home. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to deny the scorching attraction between them. Soon hot island nights provide balm to their wounded souls, but will these two flawed exiles make peace with the past in time to claim the future they deserve together--or will paradise be lost?