I’m delighted to welcome Avery Flynn here today for an interview and a look at her romantic suspense, High-Heeled Wonder.
Hi, Avery, so glad to have you here today. Tell us a little about High-Heeled Wonder
High-Heeled Wonder is a really fun, fast-paced and smexy read about two complete opposites who find they have a lot more in common than they ever imagined.
“When a fashionista and her bodyguard get tangled up together, watch out for sizzling sex and surprising plot twists.” New York Times best seller Rebecca York
Tony Falcon, an investigator from the other side of the tracks, is the olive oil to fashion blogger Sylvie Bissette’s Evian water, but it’s not just her temper he’s inciting. When Sylvie’s stalker almost runs her over in broad daylight, Tony must pose as her boyfriend to infiltrate the close-knit fashion community. In a world full of overblown egos and cutthroat ambition, Sylvie and Tony must work together to find her stalker before she ends up with a literal knife in the back.
What is the best thing about being an author?
I get to make up stuff for a living. How does it get better than that?
What did you learn from writing your first book or what do you wish you’d known before becoming published?
That it doesn’t work unless your butt is in the seat. You have to make time, no matter how hard, and write the story one word at a time. Even on the days where those words are hard as hell to get out.
Do you have a favorite time of day for writing?
I love to write at night. The house is quiet. The kids are in bed. The Fab Mr. Flynn is watching hockey. It’s guilt free writing time. 🙂
What is your favorite scene from this story and why?
I love the shower curtain scene. It’s funny, sexy and makes me smile every time I read it.
How do you balance writing and everyday life?
Sometimes very badly. 🙂 I have three kids, two dogs, a husband and a day job so it’s definitely hectic, but I love writing about hot alpha heroes and the kickass women who tame them so I find a way. Hey, it’s what women across the country do, we find a way. 🙂
Where is your favorite place in the world?
My bathtub. Weird, right? But it’s hard to beat a hot bath, a good book and a fabulous glass of wine.
What do you like to read?
Everything! I’m reading RITA books right now and while I can’t share the titles or authors, there is a ton of great romance out there and I love that.
These are few of my favorite things:
1. Oreos (double stuff for the win)
2. Shoes (shocker, I know)
3. Coffee (breakfast of champions)
And now Avery has a question for you all: What are your favorite shoes and why?
At least the man had the common decency to look uncomfortable. Sylvie didn’t even bother trying to hide her smirk. Served him right.
“I’ll need to have our computer expert check out your laptop. We can drop it off at the office on the way back to my place.” Tony glanced at his watch. “How long will it take you to pack a bag?”
“Why would I pack a bag?” Between the Internet troll, her fathers, and Daniel, she’d had more than enough of men pushing and pulling her in the direction of their choosing, never bothering to ask if that’s where she wanted to go. Hackles raised, she dug in for a fight.
“Because this place is not safe.” He shrugged out of his biker jacket and pushed his shirtsleeves up to his elbows, revealing thick, muscled forearms. Banding his arms over his chest made his biceps bulge under the gray, ribbed material.
Oh mama, that was so not fighting fair.
“You already said there aren’t any bugs.”
“Two of your neighbors offered to let me in while I waited at the security door. A five-year-old with a broken leg could climb the fire escape outside your living room window. You don’t even have a security system installed.”
“That’s why I have three badass deadbolts on the door, double-paned windows with pin locks”—she smiled—“And you.” She crossed her arms, knowing full well how that would emphasize her own endowments. Two could play at the distracting game.
Tony’s eyes dilated, and he choked out, “Your dads—”
“Are not paying the bills. I am.” She whipped out her checkbook from among the flotsam in the junk drawer. “And I say we stay here, with you being my rebound boyfriend. Trust me, the fashion world isn’t going to say anything of value to a private investigator. However, if they think a little gossip with my boy toy will get them extra dirt about my breakup with Daniel, they’ll leak like a sieve.”
A vein throbbed on his temple.
“You know I’m right.”
He tipped his face up to her ceiling as if praying for guidance. The only helpful information he’d get from that direction was how to clean grout with a deadly-smelling mix of bleach and lemon juice, from Mrs. Razinsky upstairs in 4A.
“Fine. We’ll stay here for tonight.”
Damn, she loved winning. “Glad you’re seeing reason.”
“It sure looks like crazy from this side of the room.” He shoved his fingers through his black hair. “Okay, so tell me about the threats. All of them.”
You can find High-Heeled Wonder at:
Amazon.com | Barnes & Noble | All Romance Ebooks
Enter the High-Heeled Wonder Shoes, Swag and Books Extravaganza Giveaway for your chance to win a $100 DSW gift certificate, books from Entangled Ignite authors releasing in January (Avery Flynn, High-Heeled Wonder; Jody Wallace, Angeli; Julie Rowe, Molly Gets Her Man; Caridad Pineiro and Cathy Perkins, Love International Style box set) and more!
Bio: Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.
She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.
Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.
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Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the Internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.
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3 thoughts on “Interview With Avery Flynn, Author of High-Heeled Wonder”
Thank you so much for having me over today!!!
My favorite shoes are none! I love going barefoot or with socks in winter. My sock collection needs two drawers and some of them intimidate my coworkers:D Can I still enjoy your books, because they sound really fun?
Also is this a series around the fashion industry or the security industry?
LOL Linda – I love my shoes but the first thing I do as soon as I’m in the house is kick them off. 🙂 Shoes not required to love High-Heeled Wonder. 🙂 The Killer Style series is romantic suspense follows a private security company that specializes in fashion industry clients so … it’s a bit of both. 🙂