Cherry Adair Interview!

Morning everyone! Today I wrangled err asked Cherry Adair to stop by and chat for a few minutes. If you know Cherry you know how busy she is and how completely dedicated to her craft she is. I may have had to bribe her to get her to stop by. Cakes, pies, a few hot men, I promised a lot. 🙂 Her new est book, Afterglow hits store shelves next week and just so happens to also be my March Book Of the Month. Click on the picture over on the right to get to Amazon and preorder yourself a copy! I’m also running a contest that ends TODAY at 11:59pm EST. Three winners will score themselves a copy of Afterglow just by commenting! Click HERE to enter

Since you were born and raised in South Africa, can you tell us a bit about your childhood? What would you say the biggest difference between where you live now and where you grew up is?

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First, I’ve lived in the USA longer than I lived in South Africa. (although I still, apparently, have my accent) And it’s been a very long time since I went back. Growing up in Cape Town was pretty much like growing up in say California or Peoria. I’m aware that some people think South Africa is covered by jungle with wild animals roaming around, but I lived in a suburb outside a large, cosmopolitan city. I *did* hear the lions roaring at night however, but that was because we lived a mile from the Cape Town zoo.

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Since many of your books takes place in Europe what would say your biggest hurdle in research is?

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These days it doesn’t matter where a book is set, research is merely a click away. I do a lot of research and fact-checking on line, but I’m fortunate to have readers all over the world, and chances are, if I ask, they are happy to answer. The tricky part is not putting in more information than the reader might want to know, just because *I’m* fascinated. I’ve had readers tell me the route from one place to another, and/or send me pictures of what they saw along the road. I’ve had fans go to a location to count how many steps there are to a particular building. Now I realize no one cares how many steps there are, or if the souk was on the left or the right, or if they sold pineapples not papayas, but I care. This information makes what I love to do even more fun for me, and hopefully for the readers as well.

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Afterglow deals with the complexity of the drug making and distribution. Do you have firsthand knowledge of drug manufacturing? HAHA. How did you do research on that?

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Oh, no! You found my illegal lab??!! lol Nope. No firsthand knowledge, but I have fantastic and reliable resources. I started out with my local pharmacist, then talked to a doctor, drug counselor, physiatrist, drug manufacturer and also a drug rep. And after compiling 40 plus hours’ worth of conversations, on just this one subject, there’s barely a breath of any of that information in the book! That’s the problem with research, a little information goes a loooong way. AFTERGLOW is a romance, not a text book. lol

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What do you do when you hit a roadblock in your writing?

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It’s pretty rare for me to hit roadblocks because I always plot before I sit down to write a new book. But if I’m stalled it’s probably due to one of three things- I need a break because my brain is fried. Or because I have the scene in the wrong persons point of view. Or because I didn’t plot well. Or (#4 out of 3) the scene isn’t supposed to be written-. J

Thanks, Nikki – I always love to visit you, you ask such interesting question. J

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Pleasure with a price.

A high-profile celebrity wedding in Monaco is the kind of A-list event security specialist Rand Maguire excels at. Everything goes like clockwork, until guests start inexplicably losing all their inhibitions. . . .

Painful secrets from the past.

Rand is no stranger to the effects of Rapture. His chemist father’s attempt at a cure for depression caused Rand’s mother’s death years ago, and put his father away for her murder. Now someone is circulating Rapture in a campaign of terror, intending to manufacture and sell it on a global scale. But with no leads, Rand feels the heat.

Passion with no limits.

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12 Comments

  1. Have read all your books, Cherry! And can’t wait to read Afterglow! You were my inspiration when I started writing 10 years ago (Kiss and Tell got me inspired) and I emailed you back then asking advice as an aspiring writer and you told me perseverance was the secret handshake! Well, guess what? You were right! Now, 10 years later (I still have that email,lol) I just signed a contract with Lyrical Press for my first book featuring a mercenary! I obviously read your ‘The Mercenary’ 🙂 I want to say thank you for the wonderful advice and confidence and inspiration. Your books rock and I can’t wait to read your latest!!
    Have a great day and thank you!
    Jennifer

    1. Jennifer – this makes my day. Hell, this news makes my week. Good for you!! I am absolutly thrilled for you. Please e mail me when the book is available, and I’ll run to buy my copy. Can’t wait to see you soar!

      xoxo

  2. The suspense and waiting for Afterglow is killing me. I already know I will love it (and get nothing done for a couple of days). Great interview!!

  3. Reading a Cherry Adair book will take me away from housework and chores every time. A vacation between the paperback covers. Thank you for interviewing my favorite author. I look forward to more great reads in the future!

  4. Great post!!!!
    LOVE Cherry… Had the great pleasure (and yes Cherry it was very pleasurable) meeting Cherry in Seattle last year. Can’t wait to get up to see her again soon


    Kelly

  5. If you haven’t read a “Cherry” book….you have to do it right now!! Stop everything and run..don’t walk…to your nearest store and buy one! They are the best thing to take you out of your world and into another!! One with Hot heros and spunky heroines! and did I mention HOT heroes?? and LOADS of action!!
    Hi Cherry and Nikki!! Hugs to you both!!

  6. Great interview ! I just love Cherry, and her books ! 🙂 I will be anxiously awaiting for Afterglow and Vortex .

    I have introduced my teenage daughter(19) to Cherry the last few weeks, she is enjoying her books also 🙂

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