Title: The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie
Author: Amie Stuart
Series: Bluebonnet, Texas #4
Genre: Erotica, Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2015
My name is JADE BALLARD, and this is the story of how a freak accident with a cookie changed the life of a semi-reformed people-pleaser (that’s me!).
After a disastrous marital near-miss Jade Ballard retreats to San Antonio, cutting herself off from the world in general and more specifically her family’s country club lifestyle, which she no longer wants any part of. She takes comfort in food and the safety of an internet love affair.
Rowdy Yates is a semi-reformed womanizer who’s leery of long-term entanglements. Until Jade, he never seriously considered anything beyond a “Wife-For-A-Night.”
After months of flirting on the internet the couple meets, only to discover they already know one another. Rowdy has always mistaken Jade’s shy reserved nature for snobbishness, and Jade has always viewed the woman-loving Rowdy as a Redneck Casanova. But the seven months they spent getting to know one another formed an attraction neither can fight.
Honestly, I’ve been reading romance since I was probably too young to be reading romance! LOL Seriously, I cut my teeth on Regency Romances and Harlequin Presents and never looked back. Writing romance just seemed like a natural fit.
2. When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
I cannot tell a lie. It’s a toss-up between the opening and editing. I know I KNOW! I hear about authors all the time who angst over openings and even rewrite them—repeatedly. I don’t. Usually, the opening I write is the opening in the final product. And yes, I’m also one of those weirdos who likes to edit. I like that feeling of finding problems in the book and fixing them and making it stronger.
3. When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
My favorite genre to read is probably a toss-up between romantic suspense and urban fantasy. That said, I read pretty much everything!
4. If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
Wow this is a tough question! I honestly don’t even know. Maybe Jane Porter. I’m a huge fan of hers!
5. Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
Some might say I came to it later in life (my 30’s) but I think I came to it at just the right time.
Amie Stuart is the last of a dying breed, a native Texan, and still makes her home there, where cowboys and music (her other two loves) abound. Growing up, she wanted to be a lawyer and a psychologist. No doubt the shrinks would have a field day with her head, but she’s seen the error of her ways and considers all those other jobs ‘research’ for the writing gig.
She’s a multiple contest finalist as well as a trained contest judge and is affectionately know as The Terminator by her critique partners. She’s written as CELIA STUART for Black Lace Books, & Liquid Silver Books, and as AMIE STUART for Kensington Aphrodisia, she has a short story (PEACHES ‘N CREAM) in Zane’s CARMEL FLAVA 2, and launched Cobblestone Press’s new short erotica line, Wicked.