Author Q&A: Carly Phillips Talks Sexy Romance
Shelf Pleasure chats with Carly Phillips about her new series, writing sexy romances and what her husband thinks.
Dare to Take is the 6th book in your series centering on the Dare family, siblings shaped by their father’s secrets and betrayal. What are readers who’ve never experienced this series in for?
I can’t believe how far into this series I’ve come! Dare to Take is the story of Tyler Dare and Ella Shaw. It’s a “forbidden” romance in the sense that when they first came together, Ella was 18 and Tyler’s sister’s best friend. Fast forward to the present, and Ella is mugged while on an island for a business trip, a hurricane is bearing down, and Tyler’s sister and Ella’s best friend, begs him to go save her. Let the fun begin!
Who has been your favorite sibling to write about so far?
Oh good question! Ian in Dare to Love. Definitely Ian. You always love your first!
What are a couple of the essentials you need to get in the mindset to write such sexy romances?
I can’t be tired because when I’m emotionally drained, the writing doesn’t flow. Beyond that there’s no magic formula or essential item. My laptop, a deadline, the TV on, and I’m good to go!
How does your husband feel about the alpha males you spend your days with?
LOL. He doesn’t think about it. Ever. He always says he’s with me, not Carly. Actually he’s very proud. It’s all good!
You bill yourself as a couch potato and TV junkie. What shows are on your can’t-miss list right now?
Chicago PD. I’m a Law and Order SVU junkie. I watch NCIS Los Angeles. All this is funny because I am so not a plotter, but these kinds of shows get my mind working.
What is the latest book you’ve read that you can’t stop thinking about?
Lexie Blake, From Sanctum with Love. I have been reading this series from the beginning and I can not get enough. She writes the best characters, they live with you.
What can readers look forward to from you next?
I’m so so excited. Of course I’m in the middle of the joint series with Erika Wilde, and Dirty Sexy Inked just came out and Dirty Sexy Cuffed is out in June. But for me alone, after the Dare series I’ve started writing the Billionaire Bad Boys series, starting with Going Down Easy on July 19, 2016 and I can’t wait for readers to start this new series along with me! Here’s the description!
Billionaire Bad Boys: Rich, Powerful and sexy as hell.
Billionaire Kaden Barnes has a reputation for being difficult and always gets his way. With his alpha male tendencies he’s unable to keep a secretary for long. Enter his newest hire, Lexie Parker. She’s no-nonsense, efficient and all business … she’s also hot as sin and soon starring in Kaden’s dirtiest fantasies … he may think he’s calling the shots, but for this bad boy, going down easy has never felt so good.
Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. 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.
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