Date Published: January 8, 2016
That’s all it takes for corporate lawyer Will McPherson to be held up in an armed robbery and for his life to change in ways he’d never dreamed of.
When Will goes to court to give evidence, he meets the perpetrator’s girlfriend Frankie Slater and is instantly smitten. But feisty, straight-talking Frankie has her own problems, not least of which is her violent boyfriend Eddie.
When Eddie finds out about their liaison, it puts both their lives in danger, and their love becomes a matter of life or death.
#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Definitely. I have recently transitioned from part-time to full-time indie author and I’m loving it. Being an indie author is definitely a full-time occupation, as you need to find time for marketing and promotion as well as writing.
#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Believe it or not, it was the title. The writing of An Affair With Danger flowed fairly easily, as the characters and the plot had been rattling around inside my head for quite some time before I started, but I couldn’t think of an appropriate original title that hadn’t already been used several times for other books. Then An Affair With Danger finally sprang to mind and it was the one!
#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
My critique partner Pam, who gave me honest and constructive criticism as I was writing and my beta readers, who read the finished novel and gave me useful feedback. Objective feedback is so important, because you can’t see the flaws yourself.
#4 – What is next for your writing?
I’m writing another noir novel with a fantasy element in it, as it incorporates time travel. It’s about a woman who travels back in time to undo a crime she committed.
#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
For sure – I’m lost if I don’t have a book to read, sometimes more than one at a time. I believe that reading a wide range of books is one of the most effective ways to improve your writing – as well as actually writing! At the moment I’m reading a noir novel called Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott, about three women living in the 1930s. I love to read books set in another era – you really feel as if you’re escaping to another world.
DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: Romance with a liberal dose of grit and suspense.
This or That?
#1 - iPd or Mp3?
#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate. A necessary addiction for writers.
#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
Mashed potato – great comfort food!
#4 – Comedy or Drama?
Comedy – that’s my natural bent. Even when I’m writing drama, I can always find the comedy.
#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?
I haven’t read either so I can’t give an opinion, except to say I’m not a fan of the traditional HEA romance. That’s my dark side coming to the fore.
#6 – Fantasy or Reality?
Difficult – I like to incorporate both in my novels and short stories.
#7 – Call or Text?
Text – though if I want to get something sorted immediately, I call.
#8 – Public School or
? Home School
Public. My three children (now adults) all went to public schools - I would have had a nervous breakdown trying to home school them.
#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate
Coffee, though sometimes I combine them by having a mocha.
#10 – eBook or Paperback?
e-Book – I love travelling and my Kindle is so handy for that. I will be taking it in my backpack when I do the Camino Frances pilgrimage in September. But I do love paperbacks as well.
Robin Storey is an indie author who lives on the picturesque Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Her three previous books are How Not To Commit Murder, Perfect Sex and Comedy Shorts. An Affair With Danger, a romantic suspense novella, is a departure from her usual comedy writing style, but the characters were creating a commotion in her head and refused to go away until she’d put them in a book.
Robin is a certified book nerd and also enjoys chilling out at the beach and hiking. She is preparing to undertake the Camino Frances pilgrimage in September this year – plenty of time for mulling over new plots. She is working on her next novel, a romantic comedy.