Friday, 26 February 2016

Q&A with author Tracy Reed #ContemporaryRomance



 
Tracy Reed will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

If your book were made into a movie, who would you want to play your main characters?
If my book were made into a movie, hands down, I would want Idris Elba to play Moses Adair.  I think Henry Simmons would make a good Terrence Pierce.  Alex is hard to cast, because she’s not a typical screen figure. 

How do you come up with the titles of your books?
It depends.  Sometimes it’s a word, picture or thought that triggers a title.

What does your writing space look like?
Currently, my writing space is in transition.  I’m working on keeping it cleaner, but I haven’t completed the process.  I’m trying something new, candles.  I have a candle on my desk, hoping the smell will help to keep me calm while setting a tone.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
When I’m not writing, I like to shop, cook, read and spend time with my family.

What is your favourite color?
My favorite color is pink.

What is your favourite pleasure food?
I don’t really have a favorite pleasure food.  However, I do like a good bacon cheeseburger, pizza, brownies, chocolate chip walnut cookies and mac and cheese.

What is your favourite season?
What’s my favorite season…that’s toss up between fall and Summer.

What is your favourite television show?
My favorite tv shows right now are, “Blacklist”, “Scandal”, “How To Get Away With Murder”, “Luther”, “Empire”, “Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta”, “Texas Flip and Move”, “Nashville”…I’m trying to remember what’s in my DVR.

What is your favourite movie?
My favorite movies are, “Gone With The Wind”, “The Incredibles” and anything with Idris Elba.

Who is your favourite actor?
My favorite actor Idris Elba.

What is your favourite song?
I don’t have a favorite singer or group.  However, I recently discovered a few artists I like: Andra Day, Morgan James, Emeli Sande, Jessie J and Esperanza Spalding.

What is your favourite comfort clothing attire?
This is a good question.  My favorite comfort clothing if I’m working from home it’s, a pair of jersey pants and a white men’s v-neck t-shirt and a cardigan.  If I’m shopping or doing a casual lunch, it’s dark jeans and a sweater or t-shirt and a long cardigan.  I'm looking for a vintage Chanel jacket to wear with jeans.

What books might we find on your bedside table?
The books you might find on my bedside table are: my journal, a bible, a few notebooks and my iPad.   On the other night table, are a French Vogue and some novels.

Describe yourself in three words.
Ooh, what three words describe me…petite, curvy, fun.



Alexandra “Alex” Miller and her best friends are more like sisters.  They live by the code that a good girlfriend will stick by you and be honest with you not matter what. 

They’ve been friends over twenty years and have seen each other through marriage, divorce, broken engagement, death and other minor crisis.  But it’s the secrets they’ve failed to trust each other with.   Each of them is holding on to a secret they believe could destroy not only their reputation, but their friendship as well.

Alex and her best friends, Chloe, Taylor, Kendell and Dionne all long for one thing, a happy ending.  As they’ve gotten older, they’ve discovered, not everyone gets the fairytale happy ending they want, but the reality life has orchestrated for them.




Excerpt:

He stopped in front of us and my mind immediately filled with thoughts no good Christian girl should know anything about.  I wonder what he looks like wet and naked. I looked around hoping I hadn’t said that out loud.

“Hello, Taylor.” He smiled.

Oh God, did You recycle Barry White’s voice box and put it inside this beautiful package? My hormones and body went into a tailspin and I was ruined for any other man on this planet.

“Hi Moses. I’m glad you came.”

He kissed the back of her hand and replied, “Thank you for inviting me.  Good evening, I’m Moses Adair.”  He took my hand, turned it over and gently kissed it.  I think my uterus just flipped over.

Moses, lead me to the Promise land. “Alexandra Miller.”

“Are you the Alex?” He asked.

If I wasn’t, I was now. “Which Alex would that be?” I replied with a smile.

“The Alex I’ve been hearing people talk about all evening.”

“Depends on what you’ve heard.” I’m trying to flirt and that’s not something I’m good at. I wanted to tell him, “I’m whoever I need to be in order to keep talking to you.”

“Excuse me,” Taylor said and left us standing in the middle of the room.

“I heard a woman say she hoped the pink dress Alex was wearing would be available at the store, because she liked the way it...” He slowly looked me up and down. When his eyes met mine, he was smiling. I instantly recognized that smile. It’s the same one I had when I first spotted him. “...framed her face.”

I gave him the same smile he gave me. “Then, I guess I am that Alex.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:


I am a single Christian woman who loves God, Fashion and Cute Guys. Not all women who write Christian fiction will admit to that.

The subjects I write about are considered taboo in Christian fiction. If you want to read about Christians dealing with unrequited love, apprehension to give love another chance, arranged marriages, physical attraction, divorce, annulment, controlling their urges, infidelity, abortion, dating younger men, being a single mother, slipping up and sleeping with your estranged ex, standing up for yourself, being honest about not liking your in-laws, still being attracted to your ex, battling postpartum depression, having challenges in your walk with Christ or if you aren't too proud to admit you sometimes get angry and yell at God, then you're in the right place. 

The people that read my books have a thing for designer clothes and accessories and aren't ashamed to admit it. To them a cute Christian guy on their arm is the finish to the perfect outfit. Sort of like lipstick, you don't have to have it, but it sure makes you feel prettier when you do.

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11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for being my guest, Tracy. It's great to have you here!

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    1. Hi Louise,
      Thank you for hosting me. I look forward to spending the day with you and your readers.
      Tracy

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  2. What genre do you rarely read, but wish you read more of?

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    1. Hi Mai,
      Thanks for following the tour and posting. I think the genre I wish I read more of is a toss between romantic suspense and romantic comedy.
      Tracy

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  3. Books sounds like a good one, like the excerpt! Thank you for the chance!

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    1. Hi Melissa,
      I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for posting and entering the giveaway.
      Tracy

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    1. Hi Rita,
      I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. Thank you for posting and following the tour.
      Tracy

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  5. I have enjoyed following this tour. I can't wait to read more. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Ree Dee,
      Thank you for following the tour and posting.
      Tracy

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