Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I currently live in Ohio with my husband and two kids, and a dog who sheds like CRAZY. I start a garden every year, but typically give up after about a month when it gets overrun by weeds. (It’s the thought that counts, right?) I actually really love to bake in my free time, and I’ll post recipes on my blog from time to time, so be sure to check them out—you just might find your new favorite dessert!
How many hours per day do you write? Honestly—and this is terrible—but I’m usually lucky if I can dedicate an hour or two each day to writing. I still work during the week, and my kiddos are 2 and 4, so they’re pretty demanding. I love nighttime though, when it’s finally quiet and dark, and I can concentrate on my characters. It takes me a while sometimes to pound out a story, but hopefully they’re worth the wait!
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I read every review. Naturally, I love the good ones, but the bad ones are most helpful. Thankfully, I haven’t gotten too many of those. But reviews are what help me grow and mature as a writer. I always love hearing what readers think about my work—if I overlooked something, or if I should have done something differently. I know not everyone will love my books—and that’s okay. Everyone has their own opinions, likes and dislikes. I just want to be the best writer I can be, so bring on the constructive criticism!
Do you believe in writer’s block?
Oh, my God, YES. It’s real and it can be vicious! Just like any other profession, I think it’s really difficult sometimes to come up with a new idea, or a way to put words to our vision. We get so caught up in the idea that everything is already out there (Simpsons did it! < TV reference for you all 😊). But it’s not. Each person has their own style and creative license. I pull a ton of inspiration from books by other authors, but my stories have my own particular flair. When
battling writer’s block, I tend to move on to a new book or a new scene to take my mind off of it for a while. This could also be why I have 8 books in the works right now…
Do your books reflect anything from your life?
So much! I love to people watch, so a lot of my characters reflect traits from myself or family members and friends. For example: Eve from my debut novel Escape—she’s a lot like me. She’s a little sassy and loves to bake. Nick, my hot alpha cop from Death Do Us Part, was influenced (pretty heavily, I might add) by my husband. I love immortalizing people that way, from funny one-liners to complete personality traits. It goes the other way, too. When someone pisses me off, I can always write them into my book and kill them off!
Have you always been a romance reader?
From my teenage years on, absolutely! When I was a kid, I loved horror/suspense. I read every Goosebumps, Shivers, and Fear Street book I could find! As I got older, I discovered V.C. Andrews’ books, then turned to Linda Howard (who is still an oldie but a goodie if you’ve never read her stuff!)
Do you have a favorite author or someone who influences you?
Right now, Sybil Bartel and Meghan March are my idols. I freaking LOVE these ladies, and I hope that one day I can be as awesome as they are. Their writing is crazy good, and I devour every single book they put out. Seriously—read their stuff! They’re amazing!
Favorite Color: Depends on what it is. Clothes: black or white. Things: blue or pink
Favorite Food: Ice cream. Hands down.
Favorite Movie: Beauty and the Beast—the original cartoon Disney version.
Favorite Holiday: Christmas or Easter.
Favorite Music/Artist: I listen to mostly country or rock, but I love Five Finger Death Punch.
Favorite Animal: Dogs
Favorite Vacation spot: Anywhere warm! So far, my favorite vacation spot is a tie between Aruba and Atlantis Bahamas.
When the body of a second young woman is found in the local marina, Detective Nick DeSalvo recognizes what appears to be the work of a budding serial killer. Called away from the scene to investigate a theft at a local business, he meets the gorgeous owner, who takes an instant dislike to the brash, brawny detective.
Savannah Edwards has it all: she’s smart, beautiful, and the owner of a successful gymnastics facility. She unwittingly crosses paths with the killer, and he sets his sights on the young blonde.
Unable to get Savannah off his mind, Nick attempts to intervene when she begins to receive anonymous gifts and phone calls. Still distrustful of Nick and the feelings he instills in her, she pushes him away.
After a third woman is kidnapped from her very own complex, however, he refuses to stand by any longer. Nick and Savannah must set aside their differences—and address the intense chemistry between them—before she becomes the next pawn in the killer’s evil machinations.
NEW RELEASE COMING OCTOBER 10, 2019
After escaping a killer as a teen, Dr. Victoria Carr fled her hometown and changed her name, seeking sanctuary in a small town in Texas. She has spent the last ten years trying to leave her gruesome past behind—but now the killer is back. As the police scramble to find the person responsible for the recent murder of a local woman, Victoria finds herself caught in a tumultuous love triangle between her friend and colleague, Dr. Johnathan Martin, and her new security guard, Blake Lawson. When confronted with the betrayal of the two people closest to her, Victoria must decide who to trust—and who is telling the truth.
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Morgan James is the author of contemporary and romantic suspense novels. As a young girl, she devoured books such as the Goosebumps and Shivers, as well as R.L. Stein's Fear Street Series. When she picked up her first romance in high school, she fell in love. Her books blend nail-biting suspense with strong women and hunky alpha-males for a perfect happily ever after.