Thursday 6 December 2012

Blog Tour: Interview with Inara Scott and Giveaway!

Today I'm really excited to welcome author Inara Scott here at Books to Brighten your Mood in celebration of her newest release with Entangled, the Boss's Fake Fiance, which is one of the best contemporary romance titles I read this year (you can read my review here). Inara stops by today to answer a few of my questions about her new book along with some other interesting things and to giveaway to one lucky reader a copy of it. So, please let's give a warm welcoming to Inara :)

- Could you tell us a bit more about your newest release, The Boss's Fake Fiancee?
Inara: I have to say that this is a book that in some ways, I was scared to write. Garth Solen, the hero, has some real reasons to fear love and relationships. When I first wrote him, I held back for fear that readers wouldn't understand him, or might not be sympathetic to him. But my brilliant editor, Libby Murphy, and all the folks at Entangled Publishing really had my back on this one. They encouraged me to take the book to the next level, and I think it's really something special.

But that's all I'm saying. ;-) Other than that, you'll have to read the book!

- When you were writing Rules of Negotiation, did you already have in mind
to return to the same characters later, or was it something that came along
while telling Brit's and Tori's story?
Inara: I had no idea Melissa and Garth would have their own book. If I had, I probably would have come up with a different name for my hero! LOL!

- If The Boss's Fake Fiancee would become a movie, which actors would be
your choices to play Garth and Melissa?
Inara: Maybe your readers can help me answer that one? I don't really watch much in the way of TV or movies. Who would you nominate for Garth? He's tall and lean, with black hair and piercing grey eyes. Wickedly smart, intense, and sexier than is fair for one man. Melissa is slight, with a heart-shaped, expressive face that reveals every one of her emotions, and the trademark Bencher blue eyes. She's loving and a wee bit impulsive--definitely has a tendency to put her foot in her mouth!

- Do you plan on writing a sequel to The Boss's Fake Fiancee?
Inara: Melissa and Brit's brother Ross needs a happily ever after, don't you think? ;-)

- What should we expect from you in the future?
Inara: More of everything, I imagine. More YA, more adult romance, more more more!

- Do you prefer writing adult or YA stories more? What is the genre that
you find more challenging?
Inara: They are each challenging in different ways. When I write adult romance, the characters really drive the story, so I work hard to make their growth and development believable, heart-breaking (and heart warming), and real. With YA, the challenge is to keep the narrator relatable and authentic, while moving the plot along quickly and keeping the audience guessing. Really, I love writing in more than one genre. It keeps my writing flowing in all different ways.

- Are there any authors that influenced your work?
Inara: Oh, I was very much inspired by Johanna Lindsey as a teen--her books swept me away. I think like many authors, I spend a lot of my time as a writer attempting to recreate the feelings she inspired in me as a reader.

- What is your favorite genre to read and could you share some of your
favorite books?
Inara: Tender Rebel is probably my favorite Lindsey book (historical romance). I'm also a sucker for just about anything Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes. I also enjoy fantasy and sci fi. My two favorite all time non-romance authors are David Eddings and Anne McCaffrey. When it comes to YA, my favorite book ever is I am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak.

- When not writing, how do you like spending your free time?
Inara: Spending time with my family, doing yoga, and getting outside. I'm lucky to live in a truly beautiful part of the world.

- Which place in the world are you dying to visit?
Inara: I'd love to visit New Zealand--but I'm not sure I'd survive the flight there! Maybe if they come up with a "beam me up, Scottie" device I'll be able to get there. :-)

Thanks for hosting me, Anna! 

Thanks for stopping by today Inara!

About Inara:
Inara Scott grew up on a steady diet of Harlequins, heaving bosoms, and happily ever after. Romance inspired her first novel, penned at the age of 14, titled A Wild and Stormy Passion. Today, Inara sips tea, stares at the rain, and writes anything and everything, including young adult fiction and adult romance. She has been known to dress up her little white dog in princess costumes, but only for special occasions. Rumors of her secret life as a university professor, writing about energy law and economics, also circulate. She does frequent school visits and loves teaching writing to students of all ages. Kirkus Reviews called her debut novel, Delcroix Academy: The Candidates a “tightly written, intriguing mystery.” The Candidates (released in paperback as The Talents) was a 2010 Oregon Spirit Book Award Honor Book. The Marked, the second book in The Talents series, was released in April 2012. Inara also writes adult romance for Entangled Publishing. Her fantasy romance Radiant Desire won a 2012 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and was a Romance Reviews Top Pick for 2011. Inara’s latest contemporary romance, The Boss’s Fake Fiancée, will be released in October 2012.
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About the Book:
Title: The Boss’s Fake Fiancee
Author: Inara Scott
Genre: Category – Contemporary
Length: 288 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62266-984-4
Release Date: October 14th 2012
Imprint:  Indulgence
Purchase Info: Amazon, Barnes and Noble

Is she his worst nightmare…

No relationships, that’s billionaire Garth Solen’s rule—especially not with a woman like his new employee Melissa Bencher, who thinks with her heart and not her head. But all bets are off when Melissa tries to make her jerk ex-boyfriend jealous by suggesting that she’s dating her gorgeous boss. How could she have imagined all the trouble one impulsive act could cause?

…or a dream come true?

To protect his ailing grandmother, Garth is forced to play the part of Melissa’s adoring fiancé. Now they’re trying on rings and posing for the paparazzi. The game is clear: for one month, they play the part of an engaged couple, and then they part ways. No emotions. No entanglements. But when it comes to matters of the heart, Melissa’s never been good at following the rules…


Entangled Publishing has generously offered an e-copy of The Boss's Fake Fiance to one lucky winner. (Open Internationally.)

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  1. Thanks for the great interview and congrats to Inara on the new release! I'm horrible at "casting" b/c I don't watch a lot of TV or movies. So really nobody comes to mind! Sorry!

  2. I'm thinking Channing Tatum for Garth and Emily Blunt for Melissa.

  3. Congratulations. I would love to have a chance to read and review The Boss's Fake Fiance at The Reading Cafe. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  4. oops...forgot to answer the question: Henry Cavill and Alexis Bledel


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