for the Program and, two, breed with his DNA breed mate, whoever and wherever she may be. Two
problems. Chase learns he isn’t genetically enhanced after all and Doctor Samara Jones, the woman he
craves beyond all reason, is likely an enemy of his team and not his true match. Too bad they can’t keep
their hands off each other.
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
I am from Miami, Florida (Go ‘Canes), but I currently live in Washington, DC. I think I’m approaching the date in which I’ve lived in Washington longer than I lived in Miami. I’ve got a husband and two sons, which means a lot of testosterone around my house, maybe that explains my need for Romance novels!
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
False Match is book 3 in the Coded for Love series. The idea for the series was seeded after I read 2 articles in the newspaper. One about designer babies, the other about how finding your true love could be based on smell. That led to genetically enhanced soldiers who are tasked with finding their perfect match to breed.
How do you create your characters?
At first they’re a fuzzy image in my mind. After I complete my five page character spreadsheet, they usually come to life. I document questions such as family background, physical appearance, likes, dislikes, favorite foods. Everything I think of to help build a three dimensional person.
What inspires and what got you started in writing?
Life inspires me every day. Stories get looped into my brain, and I have to get them out. Usually it’s just scenes between two people, but from there I can build it into a whole book. I started writing when I was on maternity leave with my second son and getting a little stir-crazy.
Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)
I write at my desk wearing a Snuggie and homemade fingerless gloves. I cannot write at a coffee shop or in public. My ADD has me looking at everything but the screen.
How do you get your ideas for writing?
As I said before, a scene will play in my head like a movie. I try to write them down before they disappear.
What do you like to read?
I’m addicted to romance novels. Within that genre I read everything except urban fantasy. I’m on a total contemporary kick lately. Though last night I was up late reading a historical called The Promise by Kate Worth. The cover alone made me devour it.
What would your advice be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?
Learn everything you can about the industry. Find good honest beta readers. Don’t submit to agents or editors before that manuscript is 110%. And when submitting, follow the guidelines. Don’t be the time-waster sending your inspirational manuscript to an agent who reps erotica.
Anything else you’d like to share?
That False Match is book 3, but can stand alone. The series may be better to be read in order, but I think you can jump in at any point.
Thank you for having me today.
working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines.
She calls the nation’s capital home and lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons.
When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a
bag of M&Ms in hand. She is represented by literary agent, Jessica Alvarez of Bookends LLC http://