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Friday, March 9, 2018

BOOK CLUB FRIDAY--INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ANGELA ADAMS' HERO CHASE DONOVAN

Today we sit down to chat with Chase Donovan, hero from Magic Moment by author Angela Adams and featured in the Cruising for Love: 4 Ship-Shape Romances set.

What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
Ordinary. I got out of bed, drank my coffee, went to work at my father’s produce warehouse…drank more coffee…My job consisted of “shmoozing” the clients. I have a very gregarious personality. To get away from the tediousness of the warehouse business, I’d head to Atlantic City and the casinos. I’m pretty good at the Black Jack tables. Whenever I felt the need to just relax, I’d drive up the coast to Magic Lake Island where I keep a boat. One night, after a round of gambling with my college buddies, I headed to Magic Lake for some quiet, peaceful soul-searching. Thanks to Angela Adams what I found when I got to my boat was anything but tranquil and relaxing.

What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
I couldn’t think of anything…so, I asked Laura, the heroine in Magic Moment. She said, “Chase cares about people, and always wants to help someone.” I said, “Really? Nah. You think so?” Laura replied, “Chase is too humble, and his humility sometimes gets on my nerves.”

What do you like least about yourself?
After Laura and I got involved in Angela’s drama, I was forced into admitting that I sometimes turn a blind eye to the negative characteristics of others. Kind of if I pretended undesirable aspects didn’t exist, then they weren’t there. It was while getting to know Laura better, and going through our dangerous adventure, that forced me to acknowledge this trait in myself.

What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
Finding Laura involved in a vicious assault, coming up with a quick plan to stop it, and going on the run with her.

Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
Well, here I was…minding my own business, leading a quiet, passive life, and this Angela Author Person drops me into the middle of this chaos. Well, once I admitted my true feelings for Laura, I had to see the situation through to the end and make sure we stayed safe. Not to mention that in writing her story, Angela forced me to admit some things that I had ignored about my past and people in my life.

What is your greatest fear?
That Laura will be physically harmed. These guys are after her, and we can’t figure out why. We’re on the run to keep her safe and get to the bottom of this mystery.

What makes you happy?
I didn’t know it until Laura and I were trying to stay one step ahead of the bad guys, but being with her makes me happy. Although, I truly wish Angela had found a less dangerous way for me to discover how much I love being with Laura.

If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
First of all, finding Laura on my boat with those creeps wouldn’t have been part of the deal. I still don’t know how I came up with that quick idea that saved her life. Then, the meeting I had in my father’s office with my father, and his business partner, Oliver Daniels. It pains me to think about that day…I would have hoped to have had a different, more peaceful, less tragic outcome.

Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
Oliver Daniels is a ruthless, brutal slimeball. He created this mess, involved my father, Laura, and me…and the jerk doesn’t care who gets hurt…or worse…

Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?
My college buddy, Ned. He’s got the life I want…

Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog?
Writing and reviewing contemporary romances, Angela Adams’ work has appeared in Romance at Heart, Oysters and Chocolate, Whipped Cream Reviews, Long and Short Reviews. Her short story, “Burgers and Hot Chocolate,” was featured in the anthology, Winter Wonders published by Whimsical Publications. Her romantic suspense novel, Magic Moment, was published by Crimson Romance.
Angela is a member of Romance Writers of America. Growing up in Philadelphia, PA, her passions are reading, strolling through Philadelphia’s Historic District, and cheering for the Philadelphia Phillies.

You can find Angela at www.authorangela.blogspot.com

What's next for you?
With summer on the horizon, I’m getting my boat ready for another adventure. Hopefully, a serene and quiet one.

Cruising for Love: 4 Shipshape Romances
Set a course for adventure with these four couples as they take to the high seas only to find new romance.

Little White Lies by R. C. Matthews
Attorney Madalyn Russell may have dumped her fiancĂ© at the altar, but no way is she rejecting the honeymoon cruise. Unfortunately, she didn’t cancel the newlywed package, and now she’s stuck as a single in a lovebird world. That is, until a devilishly handsome man with a secret, Royce Spencer, offers a deliciously indecent proposal: He’ll pose as her husband in exchange for companionship during the cruise. She can’t deny their attraction, but will their little white lies make too many waves when Royce’s past finally catches up with him?

Romancing the Seas by Cait O’ Sullivan
When a relationship gone bad sinks sous-chef Pippa Renshaw’s plans, she swaps her job in a prestigious London restaurant to become the head chef on a cruise ship sailing around New Zealand. It’s a great escape plan until a mix-up means she has to share a suite with her new boss, the delectable Jonathon Eagleton, who is no happier about the circumstances. These two can handle the simmer… but when the heat turns up, is it a recipe for true love?

Magic Moment by Angela Adams
Shortly after the FBI brings in Laura Roberts for questioning regarding activities at the warehouse where she keeps the books, a gang of thugs snatch her off the street. Chase Donovan boarded his boat intending to spend a few peaceful days getting his head together, but instead he finds trouble when he interrupts two men assaulting a woman in his cabin. What’s more, they claim his father told them to do it. Chase doesn’t want to believe his father could hurt anyone. Laura doesn’t understand why she’s a target. Can they put their mutual attraction and time on his yacht to work to discover the truth before someone dies?

Reach for Tomorrow by Peggy Gaddis
Nurse Claire Frazier was devoted to her fiancé, until he threw that love back in her face. Disillusioned and burning with shame, she books passage on a world cruise, along with an intriguing collection of fellow passengers: an attractive second officer, a detective, and a confidence artist. Is love waiting once again at the next port of call?

2 comments:

Angela Adams said...

Thank you for giving Chase a chance to be in the spotlight. He's not comfortable being the center of attention, but he deserves it. Chase is a true "hero."

ANASTASIA POLLACK said...

Happy to have him, Angela!