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Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Inside the Lines by Ally Bishop.
About the Book
Title Inside the Lines
Genre Erotic romance        
Author Ally Bishop
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
What happens in love might destroy you…
Or remake you all together.
I make a living offering men and women their ultimate fantasies…as submissives of the mysterious Mistress Hathaway.
I’ve never surrendered to anyone. That’s not the way it works. Or rather, not the way I operate.
But when the gorgeous Fin MacKenzie shows up in my life, he throws everything out of balance.
Now I’m not sure who I am anymore, and I’m questioning everything.
What woman can turn away from a gorgeous Scotsman, especially when he sets her body on fire and her heart ablaze?
I have to stop it…us. I can’t keep going like this. It will ruin everything I’ve worked so hard to build.
Who am I if I surrender to him? Worse yet, who am I if I don’t?
Buy This Book
Publisher Scarlet River Press
About the Author
When you do something effortlessly and people commend you continuously, you have found your gift.
That’s what I tell people all the time. And it’s true.
I get story. I always have. I started writing when I was eight on a Smith Corona (the electronic kind — I’m not THAT old). I wrote stories in every spiral notebook I had. Eventually, I graduated to a Mac (yes, I’m one of THOSE people). I imagined new worlds, emotional conflicts, and HEAs while I waited at stoplights or wandered the grocery store. But here’s the thing: I didn’t just dream it up and write it down — I critiqued what I read. I knew when ideas were good, and when they stunk. I ran writing groups, judged creative contests, and eventually got two graduate degrees in writing. That’s right: I love it that much.
So here I am, years later, writing kickass heroines and devastating good guys, along with some mystery and vampires thrown in (I promise: THEY’RE COMING). And what’s really cool? I do what I love. Wanna write a success story for your life: I promise you, that’s it. Do what you love. And hopefully, you can make a living at it too. That’s the golden ticket, Charlie.
And chocolate doesn’t hurt, either…
Author Social Media
Crossing the Line 
Today’s featured book is Crossing the Line by Ally Bishop.
Crossing the Line
Genre Erotic romance
Author Ally Bishop
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
I’ve never believed in love at first sight, which is probably
why I write mysteries, and not romances, for a living. Besides, I’m too focused
on expanding Elementary, a mystery dinner party business I own with my brother Noah.
I don’t have time for romance.
When the handsome and successful Ian Crane books our services,
I can barely keep my wits about me. He’s setting fire to all my rules, and I can’t
resist his flames.
I don’t recognize the woman I’m becoming, but I don’t want to
go back to who I was. There’s a part of me that can’t help wondering, what if he’s
too good to be true? Because if he is, my heart will be nothing more than ashes.

Buy This Book

Publisher Scarlet River Press

About the Author

When you do something effortlessly and people commend you continuously,
you have found your gift.
That’s what I tell people all the time. And it’s true.
I get story. I always have. I started writing when I was eight
on a Smith Corona (the electronic kind — I’m not THAT old). I wrote stories in
every spiral notebook I had. Eventually, I graduated to a Mac (yes, I’m one of THOSE
people). I imagined new worlds, emotional conflicts, and HEAs while I waited at
stoplights or wandered the grocery store. But here’s the thing: I didn’t just dream
it up and write it down — I critiqued what I read. I knew when ideas were good,
and when they stunk. I ran writing groups, judged creative contests, and eventually
got two graduate degrees in writing. That’s right: I love it that much.
So here I am, years later, writing kickass heroines and devastating
good guys, along with some mystery and vampires thrown in (I promise: THEY’RE COMING).
And what’s really cool? I do what I love. Wanna write a success story for your life:
I promise you, that’s it. Do what you love. And hopefully, you can make a living
at it too. That’s the golden ticket, Charlie.
And chocolate doesn’t hurt, either…

Author Social Media

When you do something effortlessly and people commend you
continuously, you have found your gift. That’s what I tell people all the time. And it’s true. 
I’m Ally Bishop. I get story. I always have. I started writing when I was eight on a
Smith Corona (the electronic kind — I’m not THAT old). I wrote stories in
every spiral notebook I had. Eventually, I graduated to a Mac (yes, I’m one of
THOSE people). I imagined new worlds, emotional conflicts, and HEAs while I
waited at stoplights or wandered the grocery store. But here’s the thing: I
didn’t just dream it up and write it down — I critiqued what I read. I knew
when ideas were good, and when they stunk. I ran writing groups, judged
creative contests, and eventually got two graduate degrees in writing. That’s
right: I love it that much.
So here I am, years later, writing kickass heroines and devastating
good guys, along with some mystery and vampires thrown in (I promise: THEY’RE
COMING). And what’s really cool? I do what I love. Wanna write a success story
for your life: I promise you, that’s it. Do what you love. And hopefully, you
can make a living at it too. That’s the golden ticket, Charlie.
And chocolate doesn’t hurt, either…
About the Book
Title Outside the Lines
Genre Erotic Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Don’t take up space.
Don’t talk too loud.
Don’t tell anyone.
Blue. I’ve always
been the problem child. My name alone should have warned anyone with a half a
mind that I’d be trouble. Who’s named for the broken crayon nobody wants?
Professor Rhys
Kennison should have seen me coming a mile away, and I should have known better
than to fall for someone so far out of my league. But his touch is like fire
and his taste…like the finest chocolate. What woman could resist that
combination?
We’re headed for
disaster, though—after all, it’s what I know best. No matter how hard I try, I
can’t stop destroying anyone who gets too close. And Rhys doesn’t understand.
How could he? When I don’t even understand myself?
Introducing Blue Trace
Welcome to Romance Lives Forever! We’re happy to
have you here today.
Name: Blue Trace
Age: Twenty-eight
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Bakertown, PA, USA
Profession: That’s up for debate
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Some days…
Describe
your body and build, skin tone, height and weight. Include any unique features
such as dimples, freckles, or scars.
5’2”, sunburnable, the ol’ string-bean
build—nothing like my sexy sisters, Lux and Zi. :sigh: I’m super freckled,
thanks to my frizzy red hair, and my eyes are dishwater green (someone once
described them as “mossy,” so I’m going with that).
Who
is the significant other in your life?
Currently, no one. But I’ve been seeing
someone…well, “seeing” is a relative term, isn’t it? Let’s just say, he’s
definitely not my type, and there’s no way this can ever work.
Please
tell us a little about yourself.
Oy…not much to tell. I just got laid-off—that’s
the nice term for it, so I’m trying to figure out my place in life. My sister
Lux insists I should get into art, but I’m not sure. I’m not very good, despite
her insistence otherwise. She’s biased.
Life’s a mess right now. Not as bad as it’s ever
been…but that’s not comforting, to be honest. Whenever I’m around, it seems
like things can slide backwards pretty fast.
Still…I’m repairing my relationship with my
sisters, I’m trying to figure out my skills, and at least Dr. Rhys Kennison is
crazy-sexy. If you’re going to go down in flames, you might as well make it hot
enough to really burn, right?
If
we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would
identify you?
God help you all. Ugh. My voice is, um, normal,
I guess? I hate hearing it on voicemail, but I guess everyone does. Plus, I
guess you’re kind of doing that now, right—“hearing” me without seeing me? Not
sure I’m doing very well.
Please
tell us about your education.
Ah, well, you can read about that above. I’m not
good in school. I’m not really sure why—I try. My teachers said I was lazy, and
I ended up on the “Morons and Mayhem” track in high school—you know, the
“remedial” classes. And even there, I struggled, though I eventually passed.
Now I’m taking Pre-Algebra, and even that feels
too hard—the letters don’t look right. It’s like they move around or something.
I don’t know.
I know I’m failing, and my sister says I should
get tutoring. And I will say, if tutoring were always like the last time, I’d
be an A-student! ;) But that’s a world of trouble, and I’m trying really hard
to get life right this time.
Do
you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
Answer D: survive?
Are
any of your skills a source of pride or embarrassment, and if so, which ones
and why?
I don’t, um, really have any, to be honest. My
sister Lux insists I do, and she thinks I should take another look at the whole
art thing, but I’m not that good. Not really. And I don’t know how to use
Photoshop or anything like that.
Mind you, if I told her that, she’d immediately
pay for classes and buy me computer. She’s like that, and I love her for it.
Among other things.
What
kinds of things do you always carry (in pockets or purse)?
Cash, my bank card, and my little Yoda keychain.
Zi bought that for me when I was…eight, maybe? It was originally one of those
candy dispensers—Pez, I think they’re called—but the dispenser part broke off,
so I threaded silky bracelet thread through it and I carry that. Speaking of, I
always have one of those silly luck bracelets on my arm—the kind you buy at
dollar stores and wear until they fall off. I don’t know why—I just do.
What
is your family like?
Complicated. My mom just died, and she
was…mentally ill. I’m still coming to terms with that—I didn’t handle her death
well. And my grandmother’s a controlling b—um, *witch*.
My sisters, though, and their partners are great
and very supportive. They have a lot of friends I don’t know, so I’m just
starting to get comfortable enough to hang out with everyone. 
Do
you see morality as black-and-white, or with shades of gray?
My *life* is a shade of gray. I’d be a hypocrite
to look at others any other way.
How
do others perceive you based upon looks, and is this assumption accurate?
I’m small and skinny, so most people think that
I need to be protected. Which…if we’re being honest, used to be the case. I’m
tougher than I look though.
I’m not ugly—I mean, I got lucky in the sense
that I have a decent face and a little makeup does wonders for my eyes. But I’m
not curvy, so guys don’t really notice me all that often.
If
someone from your past showed up, who would you most want it to be, and why?
My best friend in middle school. When my sisters
and I were put into foster care, we moved into a different school district, and
I lost touch with her.
If
someone from your past showed up, who would you most NOT want it to be, and
why?
My ex-boyfriend. I don’t have many…I’m not a
commitment kind of girl. But he was a bit of a jerk most of the time.
Can
you keep a secret? Why or why not?
Yes. I’ve never taken someone’s trust for granted.
Someone like me doesn’t earn trust easily, so I try hard not to screw that up.
What
inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
I don’t know that I’m good at anything, to be
honest. What if I’m destined to never be anything more than an underpaid server?
What
past event causes you the most fear?
When I was younger, I was a cutter. I’m
terrified I’ll do that again.
What
is your biggest need?
Heck, if I knew that, I could have saved on
years of therapy. Maybe to be seen? Valued?
What
are your biggest hopes and dreams?
I’ve always wanted to have my own “thing.”
Business, craft, hobby, something. I at least have my apartment. It’s the first
place I’ve ever had on my own.
What
would help you face hardship and meet any challenge?
I guess I already have it, though I don’t know
what *it* is. I’m still standing, after all.
If
you could make any one thing happen, what would it be?
To stop hurting my sisters. We’ve all been hurt
enough by people who should have loved us. Yet I keep making things worse on
them. I try so hard not to be the problem, but some days…that’s all I seem to
serve up.
When
there is a setback, what doubt or flaw surfaces?
That I deserve this. That’s it all I’m ever
going to have.
How
do you express disappointment?
In the past or now? Before…not very well. Let’s
just say, the red hair wasn’t *enough* warning. But now, with my therapist’s
help, I’m able to say what’s bothering me and talk through it.
When
(if) you lie or are upset, what gives you away?
:chuckles: My skin. I blush at the drop of a
hat.
Who
in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?
My sisters. I would do anything for them.
What
would you like people who hear your story to know?
We are lovable, as-is. No magic pill or perfect
body will ever be enough for someone who doesn’t think you’re enough as you are
right now. I’m not perfect—far from it. I’m damaged, from the scars on my body
to the holes in my memory. But I’m enough.
I had to realize that on my own, and let me be
enough for *me.* Then I can be enough for someone else too.
You can do that, too, promise. It’s a sucky ride
at first, but it gets better. <3
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Publisher Scarlet River Press
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Author Social Media
Website http://allybishop.com
      
Interview with Zi Trace
This interview is designed for your hero or heroine to tell readers
about himself or herself. Answer the questions as if the character were
talking.
Tell us about yourself,
please.
Hello. My name is Zi Trace, and I own and manage White Peony Lingerie
and Sensual Pleasures, and I have two sisters, Lux and Blue. Our names are a
long story, if you’re wondering, but suffice it to say, our mother was, um,
creative.
I’ve been divorced for two years, and, honestly, I’m just not up for
dating. I’ve tried…well, I’ve surfed a few dating websites at the behest of Lux
(she may have threatened to tie me down to the couch and make me if I didn’t do
it of my own volition, but I’m just not in the mood. It’s not that I don’t like
men—or sex, for that matter—but I’m done, honestly. My husband, er, my ex, I
mean, did me in. And now I’m not sure I can go through all of that again.
Authors call what you want
but cannot have “the conflict” — what is yours?
I try to share who I am…with everyone. But it’s…complicated. I didn’t
grow up like other people, and now, when things start to go sideways, I
struggle with the part of me that people will judge, you know? And even when I
want to trust someone, when I want to give them the benefit of my trust…I can’t
quite let go of the fear that they are going to let me down.
What can you not do (but
need to do) during this story?
Oy, that’s a long list—do we have more than one page for this
interview? :) Let’s see, I struggle letting go of my anger at Lux, I’m trying
hard to understand Blue, but she baffles me. What else…? I demand too much from
Kai Isaac when he tries to be there, and when I can’t stop my emotions from
overwhelming me, I risk everything. And to be honest…sometimes being alone is
easier, you know? You don’t have to clean up after others or worry that someone
doesn’t have your back. But I hate that I feel that way…and I want to stop
feeling so alone when I don’t have to be. I’m not sure how to get that trust
back though.
What inner doubt causes
you the most difficulty?
That I’ll end up alone. And that I’m not as desirable as I try to
believe I am. I’ve done a lot of self work over the last few years, and I’m
over a lot of the BS society tells us is required for beauty. But I’m still
nervous. I’ve lost weight, and the loose skin that comes with that…it’s never
quite the same, is it? I’ve got big hips, I’m very tall—nearly six foot—and
that leaves me feeling a bit like a giant around my sisters. So when you spend
all day helping women believe that they are gorgeous and sexy, you want someone
to do the same for you.
And Kai…yeah. He does that. But he’s…I hate to say it’s complicated
again, but it is! He’s everything I’ve looked for, but he’s involved in a
career that doesn’t resonate with what I believe. I’ll just leave it at that.
Tell us about your
significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Oy. Um, wow. So, Kai Isaac. He’s a filmmaker, and we meet when Lux
cons me into showing up at a filming for an advertising video. I had no idea
what was going to happen, and let’s just say…my issue with dating? Yeah. Kai
blew that right out of the water.
He’s over 6’6”, with a fantastic body, and these mesmerizing
gold/green eyes that change based on his mood and thoughts. I…yeah, enough
about that. He’s patient, kind, open, and always there. He’s as passionate
about his career as I am about mine, and if he has a flaw—and really, who
doesn’t?—it’s that he has to think through emotional decisions. He’ll never
just answer. And usually, I love that about him. He doesn’t make foolish
choices based on the moment…but some days…I don’t handle that very well. That
probably says a lot more about me than it does him, doesn’t it? :sigh:
Oh God, the man can cook, too! He’s amazing in the kitchen…and the
bedroom. ;)
What would that person say
about you?
Kai would insist that I’m hot, incredible at everything I do, and that
I’m damned close to perfect. (Don’t tell him otherwise! ;) )
What is your family like?
My older sister Lux is a former Dominatrix, now online dating maven in
the process of expanding her empire. If there’s a BDSM lover in need of a
mate(s), she’s got you covered. And dear God, you should see her boyfriend. Red
hair, built, horse trainer/underwear model with a thick Scottish accent? Even I
did a double-take when I met Fin MacKenzie.
Blue—she’s the youngest—is the wild child. Hard to believe given Lux’s
intro, eh? Blue had it the hardest growing up, and I’m not sure why. She was
adorable—tiny with carroty ringlets and a teeny body—she looked like a doll.
But she was always treated differently by those who took care of us,
and when it was just Lux and I raising her (practically), I don’t think we were
enough. Not when we were just kids ourselves.
She’s lovely—long red hair, petite, with a streak of fire that never
quits. Well, not usually. But something broke in Blue a long time ago, and I’m
not sure anyone can fix it. I’m here for her—I love her dearly. But until she
figures out the demons that drive her, she’ll always have those shadows behind
her eyes.
What special skills do you
rely on?
I can usually talk to anyone. That’s helped me in business. Of course,
that’s all useless when Kai shows up and turns me into a blushing
sixteen-year-old. That man…
If someone from your past
showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
My mother. She formed our childhoods with mental illness and neglect,
and if there’s one person I struggle with categorizing in my life, it’s a
mother who was as sick herself as she made my little sister. I try to forgive
and move on, to love who she tried to be in spite of her actions, but when I
see Blue’s brokenness and Lux’s bitterness, it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Still…I try. That counts, right?
Why are you happy (or not
happy) with the way your story ended?
No cheating! You have to read to find out…but this is a romance,
right? :)
About the Writer
When you do something effortlessly and people commend
you continuously, you have found your gift.
That’s what I tell people all the time. And it’s true.
I get story. I always have. I started writing when I was
eight on a Smith Corona (the electronic kind — I’m not THAT old). I wrote
stories in every spiral notebook I had. Eventually, I graduated to a Mac (yes,
I’m one of THOSE people). I imagined new worlds, emotional conflicts, and HEAs
while I waited at stoplights or wandered the grocery store. But here’s the
thing: I didn’t just dream it up and write it down — I critiqued what I read. I
knew when ideas were good, and when they stunk. I ran writing groups, judged
creative contests, and eventually got two graduate degrees in writing. That’s
right: I love it that much.
So here I am, years later, writing kickass heroines and
devastating good guys, along with some mystery and vampires thrown in (I
promise: THEY’RE COMING). And what’s really cool? I do what I love. Wanna write
a success story for your life: I promise you, that’s it. Do what you love. And
hopefully, you can make a living at it too. That’s the golden ticket, Charlie.
And chocolate doesn’t hurt, either…
What
was your biggest challenge in writing this book?
The Without a Trace series started as a
co-writing deal that fell through. So when I wrote the second book, I was still
fleshing out the ideas that were never fully my own—I’d been responsible to
another author to make sure the ideas were shared.
Zi’s book, Without a Trace (the sister’s
last names are all “Trace”), was my first real foray into what I wanted my
romance series to entail. So in that sense, it was a freeing feeling to be able
to write whatever I wanted! But I also knew I wanted this story to have impact
for those who have experienced abusive childhoods. Part of the reason Lux from Inside
the Lines
fell out of touch with Zi and Blue is due to the issues in their
family. Sometimes, we try to simplify those things so we don’t have to get into
the gritty details, but I didn’t want to be dishonest.
Many of us have dealt with painful backgrounds,
and I wanted their story to reflect what is possible when you are able to still
believe you are worthy, and still believe that love is possible, even when
we’re all a bit broken. I hope I was able to do that.
Why
did you choose this character for the interview today?
Zi Trace is a force to be reckoned with,
especially because she never gives up. She fights for what she wants, even
though she’s the most nurturing of the three. Zi keeps going. She’s also a real
woman with the realities of weight loss on the body, the pain of a failed
relationship and pregnancy, and the stains left behind by decisions she never
had a choice in. She’s the one everything happened “around,” but rarely to. And
she was the caretaker of Blue when Lux left, which has its own challenges.
I debated writing Kai’s point of view, but
really…he’s so besotted with Zi, what else can he say? ;)
When
writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised
you?
How strong we are when the cards are down. Zi
risks everything to save herself yet again, and when she’s wrong, she owns it.
That’s one of the reasons I loved writing her—she embraces her truth, even when
it’s not comfortable.
She’s also a bit more of a prude than she
realized, so when Kai wants to try some, um, more open-minded sexual
experiences, she’s surprised by her reaction. I daresay many of us feel that
way! And it was fun to see a lingerie store owner—who has a backroom full of
sexual toys for women—explore her own prejudices and discover the broader nuances
of her sexuality.
Are
any sequels planned for this book?
Oh, this is book three! There’s a fourth book
that will be released in October, and that will finish the Trace sisters’
stories—Blue’s book. But there’s a book for Noah Storm that I”m working on (for
those who are already fans—yes, Noah’s book is coming, I promise), plus I have
a spin-off idea I’m working on utilizing some of the characters we’ve already
met. So there’s much more to come in this romance world!
What
genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?
I’m working on a paranormal romance as well, and
I love mysteries. I have an idea for a romantic suspense novel as well, so…
What
would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
1. I never ever thought I’d write romance. My
background is in literary writing, and I’ve worked in the publishing field and
edited literary works for years now. But when an opportunity arose to write
steamy romance, I couldn’t resist the challenge. And I’ve had a blast.
2. I’ll write pretty much anywhere, but many
know I’m also a professional editor and author coach. I stand 90% of the day at
a standing desk! I even have a small “elliptical” machine that fits underneath,
and I pull that out when I’m in conferences or meetings and get in my workout!
:D
Why
should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a
try?
Oo, good question! Let’s see.
1. I am passionate about art, exploring our
world and helping us find solutions, comfort, and/or challenges to help us live
bolder and with more love and acceptance of others. I’m not shy about tackling
tough subjects.
2. You get to meet Lux and Fin, Ella and Ian,
Noah and Tag (he’s a rescued pit bull with a heart of gold), and learn a bit
more about Blue who, while troubled, will surprise you when this saga is done.
3. Who doesn’t love a sexy read?! I work hard to
make sure my sex scenes are unique, plot-focused, and tasteful. They might be a
little kinky (or a lot!), but they are always done with respect to the
characters’ agency. There’s nothing wrong with a little D/s play, as long as
everyone wants it, amiright? ;D
Plus, the prequel Crossing the Lines is
free right now. So if you aren’t sure, start with that one and see if enjoy my
style.
Is
there anything you’d like to say to your readers?
Thank YOU for loving my books. Without your
feedback, I wouldn’t be brainstorming even more ideas and stories for these
characters. I’m honored that you took a chance on a new author, and I hope I
continue to give you a reason to keep coming back for more. <3 YOU ROCK!
About the Book
Title Tracing
the Line
Genre Erotic romance
Author Ally Bishop
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
They say love doesn’t hurt.
But it’s a lie. I promise you, love someone long enough,
and they’ll destroy your soul.
I’ve spent my life taking care of everyone else: my
family, my ex-husband, my friends. Deep down, I know I should focus on myself,
but how can I when I’ve got one sister about to implode while the other battles
her own guilt?
The minute I met Kai Isaac, I should’ve run in the
opposite direction. His business isn’t one I want any part of, and I’ve got way
too much drama in my life already.
But his kiss…those eyes…the raging inferno he
creates when he touches me…I can’t stay away. Life’s reeling out of control,
and he’s my only refuge from the storm.
My sister Lux says trusting someone means not knowing
everything about them and being okay with it…but what if not knowing the
truth ruins everything?
Buy This Book
Author Social Media
Amazon Author Page http://bit.ly/aabishop
Ella Storm from Crossing the Line by @allyabishop #RLFblog #romance
Interview with Ella Storm
This interview is designed for your hero or heroine to tell readers
about himself or herself. Answer the questions as if the character were
talking.
Tell us about yourself,
please.
Hi! I’m Ella. I live in Brooklyn, New York with my brother Noah—long
story. We own a mystery dinner theater company together, and we’re finally
(finally!) getting some higher-end clientele. I’m super nervous and excited
about that.
Authors call what you want
but cannot have “the conflict” — what is yours?
Um. Hm. I suck at dating? Seriously. I can’t seem to get myself out
there. Lux (my brother’s BFF and my friend as well) and Noah go out on the
town. All. The. Time. But the idea of hanging out at bars, going home with
someone just because he’s attractive? Not my thing. Totally fine if it’s your
thing! But I can’t get into it.
What can you not do (but
need to do) during this story?
I can’t figure out who I am. I like structure, deadlines, and
schedules. And when I meet Ian…he changes everything.
What inner doubt causes
you the most difficulty?
I was almost engaged to a guy in college, and I thought…well, I guess
we all think we’ve met “the one,” right? Jonathan was handsome and funny, super
smart in that cool way. But I should have known better—he wanted to be the star
in any relationship. And he did a number on me. I can’t seem to get past that.
In the story world your
author created, explain what it is you fear most and why.
Wow. Ask a personal question, eh? I guess…I want to believe Ian likes
me as much as I like him. But how’s that even possible? Especially once I learn
who he is?
Tell us about your
significant other, that person who makes living worthwhile.
Ian Crane. He’s a lawyer and crazy sexy in that just-a-little-mussed
way. We’re leagues apart though, and I’m not sure if this can work.
What would that person say
about you?
Ian would say I’m beautiful and brilliant and perfect. :sigh:
What is your family like?
I don’t have much family. My brother and I were raised by our
grandparents after our parents were killed in a car accident when we were
teens. Other than that, Lux is who we count as family.
What special skills do you
rely on?
I write all of our mysteries, organize the events and moving parts, while
Noah does the business end of things: invoicing, tracking, etc. I’m also
starting to get into scrapbooking (but don’t say anything to Noah about it—I’ll
never live it down).
If someone from your past
showed up, who would you NOT want it to be, and why?
Jonathan. He hurt something in me that’s still pretty broken.
Why are you happy (or not
happy) with the way your story ended?
:grins: I can’t give that away! You have to read to find out. ;)
About the Writer
When you do something effortlessly
and people commend you continuously, you have found your gift.
That’s what I tell people all the
time. And it’s true.
I get story. I always have. I
started writing when I was eight on a Smith Corona (the electronic kind — I’m
not THAT old). I wrote stories in every spiral notebook I had. Eventually, I
graduated to a Mac (yes, I’m one of THOSE people). I imagined new worlds,
emotional conflicts, and HEAs while I waited at stoplights or wandered the
grocery store. But here’s the thing: I didn’t just dream it up and write it
down — I critiqued what I read. I knew when ideas were good, and when they
stunk. I ran writing groups, judged creative contests, and eventually got two
graduate degrees in writing. That’s right: I love it that much.
So here I am, years later, writing
kickass heroines and devastating good guys, along with some mystery and
vampires thrown in (I promise: THEY’RE COMING). And what’s really cool? I do
what I love. Wanna write a success story for your life: I promise you, that’s
it. Do what you love. And hopefully, you can make a living at it too. That’s
the golden ticket, Charlie.
And chocolate doesn’t hurt,
either…
What
was your biggest challenge in writing this book?
When I originally wrote Inside the Lines, I had
no intention of writing a book about Ella and Noah. When readers asked to learn
more about the Storm siblings, I figured, what the heck? But when I sat down to
write the book, I had no idea what Ella’s story was. Enter creative writing and
outlining. :) Thankfully, Ella was perfectly content to do what she wanted,
whether or not I liked it. And Noah’s always a little contrary.
Why
did you choose this character for the interview today?
Ella’s the main female lead in Crossing the
Line. What I personally like about Ella is that she’s very sweet—everyone loves
Ella. But she’s not a pushover. Even when things go wrong in her life, she may
not want to deal with them, but she does. And she’s perfectly capable of taking
care of herself, with or without a man.
When
writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised
you?
Ella’s pretty sturdy—and I knew that. But she
also has a breaking point, like everyone else. Seeing her and Noah at odds
wasn’t what I expected, but I think you get a better feel for why Ella has
evolved the way she has. And hopefully, it offers a clue to what Noah’s hangups
are for his future story.
Are
any sequels planned for this book?
Crossing the Line is a prequel to Inside the
Lines, the first book of the Without a Trace series, which follows Lux and her
sisters. The third book in the series, Tracing the Line, will be released in
August 2015.
What
genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?
I’m currently working on two paranormal series,
so we’ll see how those pan out. :)
What
would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
I never ever thought I’d write romance. My
background is in literary writing, and I’ve worked in the publishing field and
edited literary works for years now. But when an opportunity arose to write
steamy romance, I couldn’t resist the challenge. And I’ve had a blast.
Why
should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a
try?
Oo, good question! Let’s see.
1. My focus for every book is to make sure the
characters have authentic problems that real people have, that they have flaws
that make them human, and that I honor the romance genre with the content. So
if you enjoy romance and you like to feel as though the characters you reach
could be friends of yours, then this book is for you.
2. I write steamy romance…so you won’t have to
look far for some heat in any book I write. ;)
3. I explore something different with each book,
including mental illness, the realities of kinky sensuality, and diverse
characters with different backgrounds. This book’s a great start to see if
you’ll enjoy my style.
Is
there anything you’d like to say to your readers?
Thank you so much for reading, and for giving me
the encouragement to continue the series! I’ve had a blast hearing your
feedback, and I appreciate your willingness to take a chance on my series.
Without you, authors have no purpose—so thank you for loving the written word.
<3
About the Book
Title Crossing the Line
Genre Erotic romance
Author Ally Bishop
Book heat level (based on
movie ratings): R
I’ve never believed in love at
first sight, which is probably why I write mysteries, and not romances, for a
living. Besides, I’m too focused on expanding Elementary, a mystery dinner
party business I own with my brother Noah. I don’t have time for romance.
When the handsome and successful
Ian Crane books our services, I can barely keep my wits about me. He’s setting
fire to all my rules, and I can’t resist his flames. I don’t recognize the
woman I’m becoming, but I don’t want to go back to who I was.
There’s a part of me that can’t
help wondering, what if he’s too good to be true? Because if he is, my heart
will be nothing more than ashes.
Heat rating: Toasty warm, with
plenty of flames
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