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Ask Becks Anything – the hero of K. Bromberg’s Slow Burn answers your questions

As promised, the smoking-hot Becks has been busy answering all your questions, with a little help from K. Bromberg, author of Slow Burn.

Take it away, Becks . . .

Q: What is your favourite thing to do when you aren’t with Haddie or hanging out with Colton?

A: I’ll call Walker to come over to watch the game and have a beer . . . or I’ll head out to the farmhouse for some R&R.

Q: What fascinates you the most about Haddie? What is the future for the two of you?

A: Damn . . . look at her. I mean she hooks you in with her looks and then reels you in with her sassy mouth and fiery temper. She’s a contradiction of so many things that I never know who I’m going to get from day to day. Our future? Hmm, I like my Macallan too much to give it up, so I’d say for a long damn time.

Q: Can I be your UK Girlfriend/No 1 Fan?

A: Yes, but shhh, Haddie has a mean left hook.

Q: Where in the UK would you love to visit? Obviously my house but where else? Oh and if you do come over make sure you bring Kristy with you!

A: In the UK I’d love to visit everywhere. I’ve never been there so I think once I got the hang of driving on the wrong side of the road I’d rent a car and take a long drive. Well, after I visit your house of course. I’m sure I could convince Kristy to head out there as well. I know she really wants to come with her ‘UK Lovelies’ as she calls them.

Q: Becks, just wondering how alike are you to the hero of Driven? If not how different are you from him? What sets you apart from him?

A: How am I like Colton? That fucker wishes he was like me. Ha! I think Wood and me are opposites in so many ways but so alike in others. While he’s all about speed, I like to take my time . . . slow and steady. We both like to fight for what’s ours though. As he says, that’s non-negotiable. We both finally agree that voodoo is the real deal. Scary shit but oh-so-good once you accept the magic.

Q: Becks, did you like Haddie from the first time you saw her??!! I always thought you guys would be a great couple! Can’t wait to read Slow Burn! 🙂

A: How could you not? On that plane ride to Vegas she owned my attention . . . but she’s my best friend’s girl’s best friend. Say that ten times. Ha. So I had her in a no-go zone but well . . . some things are just too damn good to not fight hard for. When you read Slow Burn you can decide for yourself if you think we are great or not . . . because damn that woman is stubborn!

Q: Have you ever had any interest in being a race car driver, or is it the mechanics part you love?

A: For about two seconds…but no, the calculations and the precision is what excites me. Running the well-oiled machine is my thing. Knowing that when Colton crosses the finish line it’s from all of the crew’s hard work behind the scenes? That’s fucking cool.

Q: What was your first thought the very first time you saw Haddie?

A: Damn. Just damn. Need I explain it further?

Q: What was the first thing that attracted you to Haddie?

A: Those sexy legs, those lips, that smile, and then her laugh. Can’t not like a woman who draws you in with her laugh.

Q: Is there anything you wanted to say in your story that Kristy refused?

A: I think that there are times that readers will think Haddie is being a martyr . . . that she needs to suck it up and let me in . . . but I don’t think people get what it was like to be in her shoes. High heels can be sexy as fuck but you can also stumble real easily in them, if you catch my drift. I wish Kristy would have left in some scenes where I defended Had . . . no one likes their woman criticized but she wouldn’t allow it because it was Haddie’s journey to take and not mine to defend. Besides, Haddie would want to kick my ass for defending her . . . she’s independent that way.

Q: How did you get your middle name? 😉

A: From a family friend. She was good friends with my Mom and so she used her maiden name as a nod to her.

Q: When did you know I was your one and only?

A: Ahh of course you are. It was love at first internet sight, right? Lol. You and Haddie and so many others. I’ve got enough love in this big country heart of mine for all of you!

Q: Do you think we can talk Kristy into a second book about you? Because I promise it’s needed and wanted.

A: You’ll have to ask her about that one. I think Slow Burn tells a complete story but you never know what that woman will pull out of her mind.

Q: Becks and Colton have been friends a very long time. What is it that connected them so closely?

A: Sarcasm. And honesty. Those are two very important things in our friendship.

Phew, after all that we need a lie down. Want more Becks? Then download your copy of Slow Burn today!

Digital Romance Festival!

It’s only two days until the world’s first all-singing, all-dancing, all-digital Romance Festival!! We’re delighted to be taking part and if you love to read or write romance, this is an event not to be missed.

How will it work? Saturday 7th of June will be the Professional development day, with tips from industry professionals, Google hangouts with global bestselling indie authors, and a chance to get your manuscripts read by expert editors. Sunday 8th June is all about the readers! That’s the day when your favourite authors will be available for one-off Q&A sessions, and you’ll hear behind-the-scenes info from some of the biggest names in romance.

We have a great selection of Piatkus authors involved!

Plus many more from Piatkus, such as Darynda Jones, Chelsea Fine, Laura Wright, Tim O’Rourke and Samantha Young!

Just to make this even more awesome, all of this is available absolutely FREE! Just sign up HERE to see the full schedule and go HERE to see the full author line up.

Join us, along with load of other publishers and authors, in this history-making event! Well, in our history books, at least . . . 🙂

Q&A with Robin York, author of Deeper

If you follow @piatkusentice on Twitter, you’ll know we haven’t been as excited about a novel as we are about Deeper by Robin York in a long time. Deeper is available to download from 28th January (less than 3 weeks to go!), so in the meantime we thought we’d provide you with a little insight into Robin York’s world with this author Q&A. Enjoy!

What are you reading at the moment?

I just finished Kate Meader’s All Fired Up, a contemporary culinary romance set in Chicago between a recovering anorexic party planner heroine and the Irish pastry chef who she accidentally marries in Las Vegas. Whoops! It was a great airplane read for my recent flight to Boston, and now I just need to find a few minutes to get to the happy ending.

What are you writing at the moment?

I’m actually wrapping up the sequel to Deeper this month, so it’s all West and Caroline, all the time! It’s been so much fun visiting these characters again. I’m not supposed to talk much about the details, but I can tell you it’s called Harder and … yeah. Things get harder. But then better! And West and Caroline will get their happy ending. Eventually.

Who are your inspirations?

Oh, I have so many! I’ve been reading Barbara Samuel lately, really admiring her characters and the depth of emotion she gets into her stories. I am a huge fan (and friend) of Molly O’Keefe — her Boys of Bishop and Crooked Creek Ranch series are fantastic. I love Charlotte Stein’s New Adult erotic romance Sheltered. And Cara McKenna’s erotic romances are some of my very favorites, particularly After Hours, Curio, and Ruin Me.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

No. I always liked the idea of being a writer, but past age twelve or so I didn’t write. I had this notion that writers had ideas for books and stories, and I didn’t have any ideas, so I supposed that meant I wasn’t suited to being a writer. It was only when I began reading a lot of romance that I began thinking of the romance structure as being something I could build a story onto. That is, I hoped that perhaps I only needed a small seed of an idea to get started, and then the book would grow into itself. This didn’t actually happen, but I enjoyed writing that first book so much that I kept going and learned an important lesson, which is that to write, you only need enough to begin. You can make decisions to deepen your characters and figure out your story as you go along. And in fact, a lot of character-driven writers don’t have or need big plots in their heads. The plot is usually, for me, something that comes from the characters once I’ve figured them out.

Five books to cure the January blues

Barbara Samuel, The Sleeping Night — A sultry, emotional interracial romance set in the U.S. South immediately following the Second World War. Read this one for the heat, for the letters about cake (which aren’t really letters about cake), and for Samuel’s unforgettable characters.

Cara McKenna, After Hours — A young woman takes her first real nursing job on an inpatient psychiatric ward, where she’s in over her head — and that’s before she meets orderly Kelly Robak. He’s tough and competent and frankly kind of scary, but their attraction is off the charts. This is a very sexy erotic romance story set against a bleak backdrop, with complex and interesting characters. Really stunning. Good for if you want to kind of wallow around in the winter bleakness a bit before you get your happy ending.

Theresa Weir, Girl with the Cat Tattoo — Here’s one to make you smile. Written in cat point of view — yes! cat point of view! — this quirky story explores the romance between a grieving children’s librarian and a cop who’s falling for her but can’t tell her the truth. Also, the cat’s really likable. And I’m not even a cat person.

Delphine Dryden, Gossamer Wing — A clever, fun steampunk historical romance spy story. Need I say more? Okay, I’ll say more — there’s also a marriage of convenience, a transatlantic voyage, travel, submarines, ear implants, and a tiny little airship. Oh! And romance. Including some of the steamiest sex scenes … well, let’s just say you won’t be cold, January or no January.

Charlotte Stein, Sheltered — If you’re looking for something short and intense and very, very steamy, you can’t beat Stein’s New Adult erotic romance about what happens when a sheltered heroine falls for the drug dealer next door. It’s a story of sexual, emotional, and romantic awakening, with a poignant ending that speaks to the rebirth of hope in both characters’ lives.

Deeper is available to buy in ebook from 28th January. To read an extract, click here.