Today I’m pleased to have Karen M. Bryson stop by for a quick interview and to tell us about two of her books, Wilde Riders and The Wilde One.
Describe a typical day in your life as a writer.
I get up every day between 4:30 and 5 am and write for several hours before I get ready for work. (I also work full-time as a university professor.) Sometimes, I have the opportunity to write during my lunch hour and I also like to write before I go to bed.
What inspires you in your writing?
I often dream scenes for the book I am currently working on. It’s usually just a matter of getting everything down when I wake up before I forget it!
Tell us about your most recent release(s).
Four Wilde Brothers…One Wilde Country Band
WILDE RIDERS is the first novel in a spicy new contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band. WILDE RIDERS can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES.
Cooper Wilde spent his entire adolescence counting the days until he could escape rural northwest New Jersey. Now at 26, he can’t believe he’s coming back. But his late father’s bar, Haymakers, is in financial trouble and his older brother, Jake, has asked for Cooper’s help.
Riley Smith, 25, is fresh out of her Ivy League MBA program and wants to make an impression on her employer, H & C Bank. Her first solo assignment is a fraud investigation on a business loan they made to Haymakers.
Even though Old Town is less than 90 minutes from New York City, Riley feels like she’s stepped into another world in this remote, one-bar town. Riley can’t wait to do her business and get back to the city as quickly as her sports car will take her…until she meets Cooper Wilde. He’s not like the other guys in this rural town and Riley feels inexplicably attracted to him.
If you like your trucks loud, your beer cold and your men hot…you’ll love WILDE RIDERS.
THE WILDE ONE is the second novel in the spicy contemporary romance series about four sexy brothers, their small-town bar and their local country band. Each novel in the OLD TOWN COUNTRY ROMANCE series can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as part of the SERIES.
FOUR WILDE BROTHERS…ONE WILDE COUNTRY BAND
Tucker Wilde joined the United States Army right out of high school and was injured in Iraq. But more than just his leg was shattered in the Middle East.
The war also crushed his spirit and damaged his soul. When a strange couple arrives at his family’s bar, Haymakers, Tucker can see signs of mental and emotional abuse and is immediately drawn to the lovely but fragile girl seated at his bar.
Gracie Parker has been a victim of abuse her entire life. When her boyfriend, Dex, beats her in the parking lot of Haymakers and abandons her, it’s almost too much for the nineteen-year-old to bear. That is until Tucker appears like a warrior knight from the darkness to save her.
Tucker and Gracie are two broken people who are immediately drawn together. But their relationship and even their very lives are threatened by Dex who will stop at nothing to get Gracie back.
If you like your trucks loud, your beer cold and your men hot…you’ll love THE WILDE ONE.
What do you like most about your heroine(s)?
I like writing about characters who aren’t typical. My characters are often flawed in some way, which makes them more interesting.
What are you working on next?
There are still two more Wilde Brothers who need books!
A Wilde Night (Hunter’s Story)
Wilde Times (Jake’s Story)
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The OLD TOWN COUNTRY ROMANCE series features the music of singer/songwriter Dan Patrick Fulton. Visit his website to hear the songs featured in the books: http://danpatrickfulton.com/