I am awash in talented friends in the writing field. So when one of those friends agrees to let me help her launch her first publication, I get all excited and break out in a happy dance. The cover is lickable!
C.C. Koen writes contemporary romance with a twist. An avid reader who enjoys mystery and suspense, her stories will never be what you expect. Determined to find adventure in her dreams and life, she enjoys skydiving, sailing and any activity that challenges her. Teacher by day, romance writer at night produce an active imagination that comes to life in her writing. I asked her when she knew she was a writer, and what happened then.
“I guess I’m still awaiting verification that I’m a writer. My debut novel, Intensity, will be released Oct. 13. I will feel like a writer if someone actually reads it and enjoys it as much as I do.”
How did this book idea come to you?
“Intensity came to me as I was driving to work. I wrote an article about the experience, Take Your Time, but Hurry Up! A Newbie Author Selfie published at Savvy Authors.”
“Intensity spoke to me on a very personal level. Hopefully readers will be able to relate to the trials and tribulations Serena and Linc go through and find inspiration in the tale. Both characters have gone through a lot, and although their experiences might not be exactly like our own, I think readers will realize that life events influence our actions and our future. At times, road blocks appear and seem insurmountable, yet the challenges in life are what make us who we are, and eventually we can overcome them. That’s what I want readers to experience and why I fell in love with the story.”
Here’s the back-cover blurb:
What would you do to improve your life?
Twenty-one-year-old Serena Thomas is faced with a tough decision. Unable to get ahead of debt and loneliness since her grandmother’s death she finds a new job, placing the sheltered virgin in an underground escort business. She tells herself it’s just a temporary life choice, but destiny has a different plan. She meets a mysterious and gorgeous man, who happens to be her new boss. Will Serena fit in or will she be left all alone again?
Lincoln (aka: Linc) Jefferson has an unusual life. He established The Lounge, an exclusive escort club for very personal reasons. A place where the women say who, when, and what type of sex they’re willing to have. The escorts possess all the power and the money. It’s a business Linc guards at all costs. Trying to maintain the secrecy is a constant challenge and one that’s tested when he enters into a relationship with Serena. She tempts him unlike any woman, even though he’s surrounded by beauty on a daily basis. The more time they spend together the harder it is for him to keep his secrets. Will Serena stand by his side or will she abandon him?
Sparks and passion fly, taking these two on a journey neither could have expected.
I’ve had the great pleasure of reading some of the work at Scribophile, and I can’t wait to read how it all works out!
Now, for a silly question: What would be your FMC’s favorite flavor of ice cream? And your MMC?
“This is such a great question because my FMC actually goes on a junk food shopping spree and comes home with three of her favorite types of ice cream: Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia, and Chocolate Therapy by Ben & Jerry’s.
My MMC would devour any flavor of ice cream, especially if he gets to lick it off Serena’s lips”
Thanks, C.C. and be sure to look for this steamy romance tomorrow, October 13, 2014.
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Readers can preview the first six chapters of Intensity at Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/479688