Cherry Adair Interview and GIVEAWAY

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

Nick Cutter and Jonah

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.

SHE TAKES THE PLUNGE.

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…

*To enter please leave me a way to contact you if you win and answer this question: “If thrown into a action packed situation (like in many of our beloved romantic suspense books), do you think you would excel at handling the life or death scenario?” *

Open to US and Canada residents until 11:59pm EST on 8-29-11. Winner announced on 30th.

35 Comments

  1. I think I would excel at handling the life or death scenario because I pretty good under pressure. Now granted I haven’t been in any life or death situation as of yet (thank God!), but I’m sure that if I were I would be able to keep my level head during the situation and then wait to freak out after I make it:)

    Thanks for the giveaway! Awesome review too!

    yadkny@hotmail.com

  2. Absolutely, I am calm in a crisis. I am able to quickly assess & take control. Bring it on!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  3. I seem to be one of those individuals that handles the crisis very calmly and just take care of business and then once everything is over and under control, I will fall apart LOL So lets strap on my guns and show me the baddies and I will take them on for ya! Thanks for the fun and the giveaway opportunity.

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

  4. Nope, I can’t say that I would be good at handling a life threatening situation.

    I am not athletic and have led a kind of sheltered life so although I probably would not panic, I certainly would be at a loss of what to do.

    I am definitely not hero material !

    If the giveaway is open worldwide, please enter me.

    Thanks.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  5. I think it’s easier said than done but in dire situations, I would go into do or die mode and by default would have to excel at handling a life or death scenario.
    I’m pretty good at staying calm under pressure. It’s important to not panic and keep emotions in check. I may not be the strongest, fastest or bravest, but I wouldn’t go down without a fight 😉

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. I think it depends on the situation. If it is just me that I would be worried about, I probably wouldn’t be as good. Now if my family is involved, then I would stay calm and do what I would have to do.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com

  7. I think i would try my hards to excel and handly it right:)
    thank you for this great giveaway!
    elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. I hope I would be able to handle life and death situations if I were thrown into them. I love Cherry’s books. They are so full of hot men, sexy women, lots of adventure, and love, love, love.

    kooni2888 at yahoo dot com

  9. Great guest post today! I would totally excel at the life or death situation. I have the personality that is cool under fire, I will slow down and think things through and not over react or fly-off-the-handle. I think that for sure I would do great in a dangerous situation!
    booksavvybabe at gmail dot com
    Book Savvy Babe

  10. Great post. I think I would be cool under a certain amount of pressure, but would be trembling and crying when done. I am good in tense situations, but after i am hyper and jittery.
    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. Would love to read this book. Have heard many good things about it. Cherry is a new author for me.

  11. I sincerley hope so.
    I tend to mentally panic in certain situations involving water but no one really notices since I’m good at hiding it. And I think I’d do okay, since otherwise I’m pretty cool-headed even in dangerous situations.
    Thanks for the giveaway I can’t wait to read the book!

    faefever25 at hotmail dot com

  12. I have found that in an emergency situation I am cool and calm. I handle the problem and send out others with precise instructions on what I need. Afterwards…I walk away and fall apart. It works for me. But as a person in control, I hate that fall apart time :`(
    cindymac52(at)copper(dot)net

  13. Although I am usually calm during emergencies, I am also very uncoordinated. I would probably end up either very badly injured or dead very quickly. I could follow directions by someone who knows what to do but if it required anything athletic, I might as well just give up now.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  14. Since I can’t run more than a block or two, I’m a dead woman. If it required thinking out of the box, I’d do a little better. This is why I read action packed stories.

    acm05atjuno.com

  15. Yes.. maybe… possibly… probably not. I know for sure I’d be freaking out inside, even if it’s not showing on the outside. But I think I’d be able to overcome it, whatever IT is.

    ruby95660[at]yahoo[dot]com

  16. Yeah, I would totally handle it as long as the action keeps going and doesn’t stop. I am the dig in and do what needs to be done type. But give me time to think or crash, and I am done! Like I always tell my kids, when you spill your milk, you can’t just stand there staring at it with your mouth open. Do something! Thanks for the giveaway.
    jepebATverizonDOTnet

  17. I doubt I would do very well in a life or death situation. I’m a planner and having chaos erupt around me would drive me nuts.

    User1123 AT comcast DOT net

  18. I want to be cool, calm and collected in a action packed, high stress, life or death scenario. I’d like to give it a shot at least. But I wouldn’t mind being rescued by something hot and sexy so maybe I would fake it so that could happen too. 🙂

  19. Oh I’m a wuss! Would totally suck at a life and death situation. I panic and forget everything I know! I really need to get better at tough situations! Thanks for sharing today!

    evjochum[AT]aol[DOT]com

  20. Nopes, I would totally freak out. I don’t do well in stressful situations.
    Looking forward to this book!

    marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

  21. Honestly? I can not see me keeping my too. I tend to stress and over worry things to the point I panic and get slightly hysterical. Some friends believe that I would but I know myself.

    Raonaid @ gmail dot com

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