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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Saturday Storyteller Interview: Roxy Wilson

Please welcome our latest author in the spotlight, Roxy!

What's your name and where do you come from?
I'm Roxy Wilson from one of the many picturesque islands of the English-speaking Caribbean.

Tell us a bit about your latest release.
He's So Into You is my debut novella, which was published by Secret Cravings Publishing.  It's a story about how two people, though overwhelmed by their circumstances, find the seeds of hope of a new beginning with each other.

What's your biggest turn on?
A man's broad shoulders, better to wrap me with, my dear… lol

If you couldn't be an author, what would your ideal career be?
A motivational speaker.  I quite like the idea of inspiring others.

Do you have a favourite character from your books? Why are they your favourite?
That's an easy one.  He's So Into You is my first book, so Raina is definitely my favourite character.  That's probably because she's bits and pieces of me.  She's a plus size woman, who has struggled for years (and still struggles I might add) with her weight.  She has body image issues.  She has sister locks.  She's of African descent.  She quotes poetry at odd times.  The only ways in which we differ is the fact that she has an abusive ex and she goes out on a blind date.

What's the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for you? 
My husband planned a surprise trip to St. Lucia for my *coughs* birthday.  He whisked me away from my workplace and straight to the airport.  It was only then I knew where our destination was going to be.  We stayed at the same hotel and in the same suite like we did on our honeymoon a few years before.  Our weekend was perfect bliss. ;)

What's your greatest weakness?
The Internet.  If my husband doesn't pull me away from it, I can stay online for hours.  Seriously!

What trait do you find the sexiest?
A sense of humor.  I love a man who can make me toss my head back and laugh unashamedly.

What do you do when you're not writing?
Perhaps reading, which I think is the flip side of writing.  Sometimes I might just listen to some calypso, reggae or any other genre of music that tickles my fancy at the time.  Or I might be spending some quality time with my family, or simply surfing the Internet.

Tell us something that might surprise our readers.
This may sound spooky, as well, but the number 7 pervades every aspect of my life.  For instance, my dad was born on 7th  March, my mom on 17th  May, my sister and brother on 27th  and 17th  January respectively, and I on 17th  September.  I was married on 27th December, 1997.  On our honeymoon in St. Lucia, my husband and I stayed in Suite #207.  My first and second vehicles had license plate # 17 and # 7221 respectively.  At present, my address begins with #7 and each of my phones has the number 7 in it.  Hmmm….  Perhaps, it's evidence that I'm truly a lucky lady.
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Being badly injured in a plane crash and feeling responsible for losing his fiancé keep Jordan Cooper from getting involved with another woman, but his best friend Caleb talks him into going on a blind date. He's surprised that in a short time his feelings for Raina Abbott runs deep. Jordan wants more than just one night with her, but he has to convince her first.

Leaving an abusive ex and ending an unhealthy relationship with food still aren't enough to help Raina Abbott overcome her feelings of insecurity, but her best friend Jayce convinces her that going on a blind date is the first step to boosting her self-confidence and feeling good about herself again. Jordan Cooper shows her that she's beautiful, both inside and out, but can a date and one night of passion assure her that he's really into her?
 Purchase He's So Into You on Amazon | ARe | Secret Cravings | Publishing | Bookstrand
Find Roxy on Facebook and her website. 

1 comment:

  1. It was a pleasure being with you today. Thanks!

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