Hello and welcome to my blog for another round of Meet the Characters! Today I am featuring a guest blogger who has graciously agreed to let me do a character interview, which is my favorite kind of interview. Join me in welcoming author, Sharleen Scott, and her characters from Caught in the Spin. It’s a fantastic romantic suspense with wonderful characters so without further ado here is the interview with Tom and Tallie.
Caught in the Spin / Romantic Suspense
How did you first meet your author?
Tom Black: “We were introduced when she wrote her first novel in the CAUGHT series, Caught in Cross Seas. Clay Masterson and I are best friends and she brought me into the story to keep him in line and to save him from screwing up his relationship with Harlie Cates. (Tom laughs) He screwed it up anyway.”
Tallie Peters: “I met our writer in our story, Caught in the Spin. I work for Clay’s manager in Nashville and it was only natural for me to be at the Masterson-Black Ranch in a professional capacity. And since I couldn’t stop staring at Tom, it was only right she let me have a chance with him. ”
Are you happy with the genre your writer has placed you in?
Tallie: “Once my ex-husband was released from prison and came after my son and I, there wasn’t much choice in the matter. Our story had to be romantic suspense. You don’t find bad men like Roy Peters in sweet romances.”
Do you like the way the book ended?
Tom smiles: “I don’t have a problem with a happy ending.”
Would you be interested in a sequel?
Tom: “Our writer is already working on ideas for the next book in the CAUGHT series. She wants to take us all back to Angel Beach, Oregon—the location used in Caught in Cross Seas— for the grand opening of Clay’s music club and get things going with Harlie’s homeless shelter. Tallie and I will be there for the party, of course, and whatever mystery and mayhem gets tossed our way.
What is your least favorite characteristic that your author attributed to you?
Tallie says with a cringe, “Jealousy. There are several instances where I’m quite peevish about the other people Tom has had in his life. I would prefer to be less insecure.”
Tom: “You aren’t the only one, Tallie. I seem to remember having some jealousy problems over you as well. Like when you were dancing so close with Jax—”
Tallie: “Well, you didn’t act interested at the time and Jax is quite cute— ”
Tom: “Jax is just a kid. When he grows up some he’ll get his own story in the series. Can we talk about something else now, Jennifer?”
Do you believe in ghosts?
Tom tenses. “Why are you asking about that?
Tallie: “Maybe because cowboys are usually superstitious, Tom, and you know what happens in our story. Your dream—”
Tom: “I’m not superstitious at all. And if you want to know how I feel about ghosts, you’ll have to read Caught in the Spin. You can decide for yourself if I believe in ghosts.”
When bull rider Tom Black earned his business and psychology degrees, his goal was to manage his championship winnings and entertain his friends with intellectual psychobabble. Years after a near-fatal bull riding wreck ends his career, a spooky nocturnal visit from a former love has Tom wishing he’d paid more attention in psych class.
An attorney confirms his ex-fiancé’s death and drops the news Tom is the father of a resentful eleven-year-old stranger. Tom isn’t sure he’s up to the task and thinks his recent acquaintance with sexy single mom Tallie Peters is his best hope for parental success.
Tallie Peters is up to her eyebrows in troubles. She survived her ex-husband’s attempt on her life and has kept her son safe. But budget cuts and phony good behavior put her ex back on the streets early, and he’s vowed to finish the job that put him in prison. Tom offers Tallie and her son refuge behind the gates of the Masterson-Black ranch, but he soon finds the best security measures are no match for a determined ex-con with nothing to lose.
Sharleen Scott writes romantic suspense and women’s fiction. Her debut novel, Caught in Cross Seas, was published in May 2014. The second book in the series, Caught in the Spin, was just released.
Web site: http://www.sharleenscott.com
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