Secrets by Alice Ward
(Lords of the City, #2)
Publication date: September 14th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
After following other people’s orders my entire life, I’ve finally struck out on my own. I realize that I don’t even know who I am. It’s time I found out who Blaire Daniels really is. I need to discover myself… reinvent myself.
And, if the breathtakingly sexy and handsome, not to mention super rich, Cristiano Leventis is a part of that equation, who am I to complain?
But, is it just coincidence that I meet him now? When I think someone is following me? Or is something more sinister going on? Please don’t let me be falling in love with the wrong man. He seems like such a perfect Mr. Right…
Although this novel is part of the Lords of the City series, it is a full-sized STANDALONE novel with an HEA and NO CLIFFHANGERS.
*** Taming the Billionaire – The Complete Series is also included in this book as a FREE BONUS plus some other EXCLUSIVE FREE BONUSES! ***
I was a shy kid so lived out many of my fantasies through the stories I read. In time, I decided that I wanted to write some of my own. What a blessing it is that there are readers who want to read them!
What kept you going throughout the writing process?
Nothing keeps me going. I mean, I don’t need anything to keep me going. I absolutely love writing and look forward to it every day.
Who is your most meaningful character and why?
This is a tough question. It’s like asking me to choose between my babies. But if I’m forced to answer… I think all the characters in my first book, Reckless, were my most meaningful. That story… those characters… helped show me that I might actually be able to do this. Tell stories that other people want to read. So it will forever hold a special place in my heart.
What experiences from your past do you find yourself drawing upon repeatedly for inspiration in your work?
I think this is, for me, the opposite. I was a shy kid so a big part of why I started to write was so I could have the adventures in my own head that I thought other people were having in real life. So, I guess I might be writing about the things I might want to do and then I just let my imagination take off from there.
Since you are a storyteller, please tell one good lie about yourself.
Well, my mother brought me up to never lie so I guess I’ll have to tell you now that all my books are based on my own life. Before I settled down and got married, I had one hell of time!
What do you think makes a good story?
The characters - if I don’t care about them as I write them, then the reader won’t either. And, if the reader doesn’t care about them, having the best story in the world won’t save the book to make it an enjoyable read.
Do you ever experience writer's block and if so, how do you overcome it?
If any other writers are reading this - please don’t hate me! I have so many overflowing ideas that my biggest problem is having enough time to write them all. So, no - I don’t experience writer’s block. At least, not yet. Hope I haven’t just jinxed myself!
What was the scariest moment of your life?
Hitting “Publish” for the first book I ever uploaded to Amazon. What a deliciously terrifying time that was! All my hopes and dreams went into that moment and I had no idea how it would all turn out. That book is called Reckless and I haven’t looked back since. I count my blessings every day.
What would we find under your bed?
Isn’t that where the monsters lurk? Oh wait, I’m a romance writer not a horror writer! Under my bed… probably a couple of dust bunnies and a paperback or three.
What hobbies do you actively pursue?
Reading… I tend to have a one-track mind. But I also enjoy scrapbooking. I have one dedicated to potential hot male characters and go to it when I need some inspiration.
If it was mandatory for everyone to read three books, what books would you suggest?
Any three books. It doesn’t matter what they are. Just read. Discover the joy of losing yourself in a good story.
Alice lives in Miami with her hunky husband. The beach is her all time favorite place to relax with her laptop and write.
She might or might not have a thing for Gerard Butler (it’s the accent).
To find out what Alice is up to currently, visit authoraliceward.com.