Monday, December 28, 2015

Blog Tour: For the Love of Dixie by @ShylaColt #interview

Contemporary Romance / MC
Date Published: 10/27/2015

After having her heart broken by Echo, Dixie Dunn makes a new life for herself, away from the Kings Of Chaos. Now, she must return in order to get her stubborn father back to fighting shape after a heart attack. She knows she’ll have to face Echo, as he has made it clear over the years that she still belongs to him. But she refuses to give him any chance to crush her heart again. 

Echo, Joel Spencer knows that Dixie hates him, but he also knows she yearns for him. After being forced by his hateful father to practically leave her at the altar when they were teens, he realizes that he has his work cut out for him. One thing is on his side, he knows what she wants and needs. This time, he WILL make her his again, and to hell with whoever gets in his way

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Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?

No matter what we’ve done in life, we all deserve love and deep down we’re all the same.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Oh wow. I find that each story presents its own challenge. Some things come easy, the beginning and the middle, maybe the ending is hard. Perhaps, getting the heroine and the hero to stop bickering and admit they like each other is a challenge in the next story. It’s a constantly rotating list of things that have me ready to pull my hair out, but I wouldn’t change a moment of it. It’s part of the adventure that is writing a character’s story.

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

To date, I’ve written about 57 books, and I could never choose a favorite. There a bit like children, you love each one for the unique thing they offer.

If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

Oh….. Dixie would be Megan Good because I adore her, and she has the right sass level to play Dixie and to express all her highs and lows. 
Echo would be  Jason Lewis, because I think he could really play the edgy biker with a broken heart.

When did you begin writing?

I’ve written for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until I was thirty that I became published, and my actual career began.

How long did it take to complete your first book?

It took me about a month and a half with edits.

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?
L.J. Smith, R.L. Stine as a pre-teen really gave me the writing bug.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Meeting the characters! Even though I’m the writer, when I begin the first draft, everything is “new” to me just as it will be for the readers.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

Thrilling, Raw, Heartbreaking, Retribution

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?

I have an upcoming series that will feature broken bad boys with hearts of gold. Once you crack through the rough, tattooed exterior and see them at their core, you won’t be able to stop falling in love with this group of tattoo shop owning brothers.

Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She's always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration. 

After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there's never a dull moment in her household. 

She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.
You can interact with Shyla Colt online via her website 

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1 comment:

Shyla Colt said...

Thank you so much for having me over.

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