On August 30th Cherry Adair’s new book, Riptide come out! See my review tomorrow! This is the second book in her Cutter Cay series. The series is about 3 brothers: Zane, Nick and Logan, who run a diving company that finds shipwrecks and sunken treasure. Along the way they also meet their female match in unique ways. These women are competent, feisty females that definitely give these boys a run for their money.
Today I have Cherry here to answer a few short questions for us! *WAVES* Hi Cherry!!! Welcome back! I’m so excited you’re here with us today! I just have a few questions for you, I know you’re busy……
What is it that draws you to the water in this series?
I love that the deeper one goes in the ocean, the more treacherous it becomes. Add the lure of discovering valuable treasure, hot romance and exotic locals to the beauty and danger, and you have the ingredients for a kick-butt adventure.
Have you even been to the islands around Italy for research on the the area Bria is from?
I have, many times. I adore Italy, and have travelled there extensively under the guise of “research”. I love the people, and the culture, and as an ex interior designer- the colors make my heart sing. I started my writing career with THE MERCENARY after our first trip there, wring it longhand on the flight home. It was set on the small, fictional, island of Marrezo. Now RIPTIDE brings me full circle, as the heroine Bria fled from the island as a child. It was SO much fun to return there for a visit.
Explain Nick’s determination to be emotionally detached for those who haven’t read the book.
Nick Cutter’s father was a womanizer. The man was the original Casanova of the Caribbean, and had a woman in every port. Nick watched his mother’s pain, and vowed never to be like him. A quiet child who felt deeply, Nick vowed to be as unlike his father as night from day. That, coupled with being a Scorpio, cemented his nickname “Spock.” Unemotional and detached, Nick became a perfect foil for exuberant, feisty Princess Gabriela Visconti. And writing how Bria melted Nick’s stoicism and reserve was SO much fun. lol
If you had your own boat would you prefer something functional like Zane’s or posh like Nick’s?
Are you kidding? A dilapidated floating wreck like Zane’s Decrepit, or Nick gorgeous, luxury ship the Scorpion? Hmm. Cramped quarters v. luxury suits? Tiny showers v. spa bathrooms? Zero facilities v a state-of-the-art gym and steam shower? Me cooking v. a world renown chef placing a delectable meal in front of me? No contest. I’d pick the Scorpion. (Shhhh me too LMAO)
Your heroines all seem to be completely capable of taking care of themselves when push comes to shove. Is having that strength important to you? Why?
While all my heroines have their secret fears and limitations, I want them to be strong, and daring and willing to take risks. Usually they know their own faults fears, and failings, but they figure out how to overcome them during the course of the story. I want my readers to relate to these woman, to know that they can do anything, be anything, aspire to anything. Our paths are all so different. We might not be able to shoot a sniper rifle, or dive a hundred feet under the ocean for treasure, or fly a helicopter (or frankly – have awesome wild monkey sex and multiples Os five times a day! Lol) But we’re all the heroines of our own lives. We know the difference between what’s real and what’s fiction. When we read it’s like taking a mini vacation. It’s fun to be taken out of our frenetic day, and to become someone else for a few hours.
Agreed. Especially the 5 O’s a day part- damn that would be nice huh?
In celebration of the release of Riptide, Cherry is offering you a print copy of the first book in the series, Undertow! You can read my review of that HERE.
Teal Williams is content with her career as a ship’s master mechanic—until Zane Cutter, the “Casanova of the Caribbean,” makes her an offer she can’t refuse: to climb on board with him for a real-life treasure hunt. Teal must help him dredge up a shipwrecked vessel containing an abundance of gold, silver, and emeralds—and she’ll claim part of the prize.
HE’S BLOWN OFF COURSE.
Zane needs a mechanic—not a lover—and Teal, who can also dive, is perfect for the job. So it suits him just fine that Teal is completely immune to his charms…or so he tells himself. But with a deadly enemy in their midst—one who’s silently edging closer—Zane and Teal sink into troubled waters. Trapped in the middle of a perilous sea, they have no one to turn to but each other as they face down a danger that runs unfathomably deep—and a passion that runs even deeper…
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Open to US and Canada residents until 11:59pm EST on 8-29-11. Winner announced on 30th.