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 Megan Hart.
Here’s a little more about Megan:
Megan Hart writes books. Some of them use a lot of bad words, but most of the other words are okay. She can’t live without music, the internet, or the ocean, but she and soda have achieved an amicable uncoupling. She can’t stand the feeling of corduroy or velvet, and modern art leaves her cold. She writes a little bit of everything from horror to romance, though she’s best known for writing erotic fiction that sometimes makes you cry. Find out more about her at meganhart.com, or if you really want to get crazy, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/megan_hart and Facebook at www.facebook.com/readinbed
And here’s her interview:
Tell us a little about your newest release.
I have two new releases, May and June, from Montlake! The first is All the Lies We Tell:
Everyone knew Alicia Harrison’s marriage to Ilya Stern wouldn’t last. They’d grown up on a remote stretch of Quarry Street, where there were two houses, two sets of siblings, and eventually, a tangled mess of betrayal, longing, and loss. Tragedy catapulted Allie and Ilya together, but divorce—even as neighbors—has been relatively uncomplicated.
Then Ilya’s brother, Nikolai, comes home for their grandmother’s last days. He’s the guy who teased and fought with Allie, infuriated her, then fled town without a good-bye. Now Niko makes her feel something else entirely—a rush of connection and pure desire that she’s been trying to quench since one secret kiss years ago. Niko’s not sticking around. She’s not going to leave. And after all that’s happened between their families, this can’t be anything more than brief pleasure and a bad idea.
But the lies we tell ourselves can’t compete with the truths our hearts refuse to let go…
and the second, which is connected, is All the Secrets We Keep:
In the riveting conclusion to Megan Hart’s passionate new family drama, the secrets they keep are no match for the truths their hearts will never let go.
Still stuck in his small Central Pennsylvania hometown, Ilya Stern is used to feeling like a disappointment. After his high school girlfriend, Jennilynn, drowned, he married her sister, Alicia, only to divorce a decade later. The business they started together is threatened by a luxury development—and Alicia has already sold her stake. Now that Babulya, Ilya’s gentle Russian grandmother, has died, there’s no one left who believes in him. Or so he thinks.
Theresa Malone was Ilya’s stepsister for only a year, until his mother threw her pill-popping father out of the house in the middle of the night, forcing teenage Theresa to follow. Now she’s returned for Babulya’s funeral—and to facilitate the quarry-development deal. As she tries to convince Ilya to sell, she realizes her feelings for him have ignited—from sisterly into something more.
Working together closely, Ilya and Theresa struggle to define their intense attraction. When the details of Jennilynn’s death surface, will Ilya and Theresa’s deep connection keep their hope for the future afloat—or submerge them once and forever in their tragic past?
When did you know you first HAD to write?
I remember writing stories as soon as I learned to write. It wasn’t that I “knew” I had to write, I just did. I kept writing short fiction, usually horror or science fiction, throughout high school and college, and then moved into novel length works when I was a bit older.
Introvert or Extrovert? How does this affect your work?
Introvert but I can pretend otherwise. It’s terrific because I work at home and hardly ever interact with anyone face to face! I do enjoy getting out and meeting readers at cons and signings though. Big events leave me feeling pretty drained afterwards, even when they’re really fun. I’m always ready to get back to my office and my solitude!
What’s your morning beverage of choice?
Coffee! I never used to drink coffee until I started writing in coffee shops while my kids were in preschool. I figured I needed to “pay rent” so I’d order the bottomless refill. Let me tell you, those first few times, I left the shop vibrating from the caffeine. I can handle it better now.
What’s the most common ‘theme’ found in your stories?
I would say it’s flawed people making some bad choices and some good ones, generally trying to muddle through life (the way we all do.) In the erotic stories, there are often themes of power, control, dominance and submission, even in stories that aren’t BDSM stories. Heroines exploring their control and power and femininity.
Giveaway: Megan Hart contest – There are two contests.
Just comment below to be entered to win the following:
Contest #1 – a signed paperback copy of All the Lies We Tell. Note: This contest is only open to entrants in the US only When winner is chosen for print book they will be advised by Megan when they will receive the book.
Contest # 2 – digital copy in the winner’s choice of format from anywhere (anywhere that you can get a digital book from Amazon as a gift).
1 Winner for each contest will be chosen at random from comments below. Please ensure you enter your email as that is how winner will be contacted to arrange delivery of prize.
I hope you enjoyed today’s visit with the letter H… You can find out more about Megan Hart at these places around the web: