A to Z Challenge: C is for Carly Phillips

I’m so excited about this month when we get to explore authors we want you to enjoy as much as we do. On behalf of Taige and my other side McKenna Jeffries 🙂 More on why I post as McKenna too http://bit.ly/2ivImS3. Are to ready to get to know more about today’s guest?

Welcome to the Nice Girls Writing Naughty version of the A-Z Challenge! Today’s featured guest author is Carly Phillips.

Here’s a little more about Carly :

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

And here’s her interview:

Tell us a little about your newest release.


My current series is the Billionaire Bad Boy series and the Book Boyfriends series co-written with Erika Wilde. My Billionaire Bad Boys have hearts of gold. The most recent story is GOING DOWN HARD, the story of two people who never had a first chance (but wanted one as teenagers) and get their second chance as adults.

Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.

Derek West rose from poverty to take the tech world by storm. He’s sexy, confident and gets any woman he wants. And who he wants is Cassie Storms, the rich girl he’s never been good enough for.

She’s desperate to save her family’s company and there’s only one man who can help. But Derek isn’t interested in helping. He wants to possess both the company and the woman he’s never been able to forget.

His plan? To seduce her out of his head. Except once he’s had a taste of Cassie, he doesn’t want to let her go. Her family remembers where he came from, and they won’t allow it. When the truth about their pasts comes to light, though, it may be Cassie who’s going down hard.

*All Billionaire Bad Boys Novels stand alone.

When did you know you first HAD to write?

I’ve been around a long time. When my oldest daughter, now 25, was an infant, I started to read romance novels exclusively. At some point, I realized the authors I was reading started out writing Harlequin Romances … I began to devour those, and was hooked. I just knew I had to try and write one and once I started, I knew this was what I was meant to do.

What excites you most about your current work-in-progress?

I’m writing the story of two people who were secondary characters in Going Down Easy, the first in my Billionaire Bad Boy series. Kendall Parker is the twin sister of that heroine, and Kendall is bipolar. In Going Down Easy, she was going through a manic phase and did some bad things, pushed along by a man who was using her – Julian Dane – to get back at the hero of that story. Throughout two more books, these characters continued to talk to me. They wanted to get back together and they wanted their story written. It’s a true forgiveness and redemption story.

Introvert or Extrovert? How does this affect your work?

Introvert which is great as a writer, not so great for going to conferences and being out in public. I’m great at online interaction and I put on my happy face for conferences but it isn’t easy. Still, I enjoy the occasional book signing and meeting my readers!

What’s the thing that most excites you about all the changes that have happened in publishing in the last five years?

Indie publishing. What a huge change (for me, who was published for over 15 plus years by New York publishers) and the fact that in my heart and soul, I knew I had to join in. I just love being in charge of all aspects of my career. I love the people who write well aren’t at the subjective whims of editors with limited ability to buy books. It’s so exciting.

I hope you enjoyed today’s visit with the letter C… You can find out more about Carly Phillips at these places around the web:


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