Oh these are going to be easy questions this week. These won't require me to think too hard making the answers relatively easy. I have many authors I love and would probably buy their grocery list but on the top of that list is the awesome and amazing Suzanne Brockmann. I was introduced to her when she wrote for Silhouette Romantic Suspense when she wrote the Tall, Dark and Dangerous series. Then I followed her to mainstream when she wrote the Troubleshooters series and everything after that. What is your favorite book by them and why? Now this is a tough question and I can't pick just one. Correct, I won't pick just one. Instead, I'll pick several favorites by her...but to be fair to all of the other books, I want to say that I really like them all. · Prince Joe (TDD series) · Harvard's Education · The Admiral's Bride · Over the Edge (Troubleshooters series) · Flashpoint · Force of Nature What about their style inspires your writing?
The first book that really registered with me from this author was Harvard's Education because back then it was rare to see African American couple portrayed on the covers of books that I liked to read, so I grabbed it off of the bookshelf, took it home and began reading. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. After I finished, I thought to myself, "finally! An ethnic-like book that I could related too. Nothing was too stereotyped about it, which I appreciated it. I love that all of the Heroine are intelligent, strong and major players in all the books. The heroes are to die for. But more important to me is that her books spoke to me on a level that no other book had. It felt almost as if this author and I were kindred spirits because she wrote like I thought. That's pretty deep, right? Her books do an excellent job of capturing the love between two people no matter how different they are. She tackles, very well I might add, relationships between interracial couples, plus size woman and handsome average man, younger hot hunky Navy SEAL with an older not overly attractive woman, a gay couple and so on and so on. My point is, is that she hasn't been afraid to tackle some of the relationships that others might be and there is a since of realism to all of them, in my opinion. That writing style doesn't insult my intelligence and in fact it calls to me.
I hope that you enjoyed my answers this week. Be sure to hop on over to my writing buddy, Dani Jace's blog to see how she answered these very same questions at http://www.danijace.com