Book 1 in the Nashville Sound Series
Emile Giroux has vowed he will be
everything his stepfather is not: cultured, charming, sophisticated, and—above
all else—a rich, successful NHL star. One of the top goalies in the league, the
French Canadian strives for more, still haunted by his troubled childhood.
Amy Callahan was a freelance
professional organizer until an ambitious, domineering boyfriend took over her
life and cleaned out her bank account. Once indispensable to the stars, Amy now
finds herself with no money, no house, no phone, and nowhere to go.
When Emile finds Amy literally kicked to
the curb, he seizes his latest chance to rescue a damsel in distress—only Amy
doesn’t want to play that game. In fact, she’s determined to put men on ice in
her life permanently. Can they find a way to let love win?
Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!
Meet Alicia Hunter Pace
Jones and Jean Hovey write contemporary romantic comedy together as Alicia
lives in Jasper, AL, where she teaches school and wishes for a bigger bookstore.
She is a native Alabamian who likes football, civil war history, and people who
follow the rules. She is happy to provide a list of said rules to anyone who
a former public librarian, lives in Decatur, AL, with her husband in a hundred-year-old
house that always wants something from her. She and her husband are billet
parents to junior hockey players from September until April.
Tell us about your book? How did it get started?
This is a great question. We love to talk about how our stories
get started because we find inspiration everywhere. The inspiration for the
opening situation in Face Of: Emile came
about as Jean waited outside a store for her husband to pick her up. She began to wonder what would happen if he
didn’t come back. That is exactly what happens to the heroine in our story. And
to make matters worse, he also cancels her credit cards, phone, and cleans out
her apartment and bank accounts.
How do you create your characters?
When we start a book we both carry our characters in our heads
all the time.
Then we talk about who they are when the story starts, what made
them that way, and how they change during the story. That said, they often
surprise us. A great example of this is when we started writing Face Off: Emile we had no idea that our
hero had ordered entire pages from the Pottery Barn to create the warm
welcoming home he had never had. It happened on the page.
What inspires and what got your started in writing?
Inspiration is everywhere, as are stories. We take a little
here, a little there, and wonder what if. We both started writing when we were very
young, but nothing ever came from that for either of us until we started
writing together about ten years ago. Then it all just seemed to come together.
What do you like to read?
We are both avid readers. Jean reads Regency
romance, contemporary romance, women’s fiction, and mainstream fiction.
Stephanie reads everything from non-fiction military accounts and biographies
to motorcycle clubs (Nicole James is the BEST!!) and in between. We are both
suckers for sports books, which is probably why we enjoy writing that genre.
What would your advice be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing? First, put your bottom in
the chair. No one can be a writer of they don’t write. Secondly, trust your
instincts. Sometimes we write a scene that we aren’t clear on the purpose, but
it ends up being essential to the character development and storyline.
Anything else you’d like to share?
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