May 7, 2015

Why Authors Write with #MFRWauthor Susan Behon @SueBeehny on #Thursday13

MFRW Author Susan Behon hosts Thursday13.
Susan Behon enjoys creating a world that brings readers romance, laughter, and a healthy dose of sexiness. Susan graduated summa cum laude with a B. A. in English from Norfolk State University. She currently lives in Ohio with her very own romance hero of a husband and their two wonderful daughters.

1.Q: Why did you decide to write romance novels?
A: I've read romance novels since I was 13 and I've always loved the genre. Now that my children are older, I have the time to explore all of the love stories in my imagination that are just waiting to be told.
Thirteen Reasons I Write
1. It's cheaper than therapy.
2. I like getting to know my characters.
3. I get to create a world of my own making.
4. I like creating scrumptious book boyfriends.
5. There is always a happy ending.
6. I love to do research.
7. I'm addicted to romance.
8. Some money wouldn't hurt.
9. The sense of accomplishment I feel when I type ""The End.""
10. I love it when someone laughs at a funny part in my book.
11. I enjoy taking the reader to a happy place.
12. I also enjoy living vicariously in that happy place.
13. I write because I feel as though it was something I was always meant to do.

2.Q: How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
A: I think all writers express parts of their personality and life experiences in their writing. The story comes from you, so they essentially are you. Anyone who knows me can see parts of me here and there in a story. The rest of it is completely made up.

3.Q: What kind of research do you do for a book?
A: I people watch a great deal. I've always been quiet so it's easy to listen and learn about what's in front of me. Google is also my best friend.

4. Q: Tell us about your latest book.
A: My contemporary romance is called Fall For You and it is Book #1 in the Madison Falls series. It is the love story of Sophie Brandon (Cookie Baker) and Reed Sutton (Construction manager.) Sophie had a crush on Reed back in high school but the cruelty of someone stopped their budding relationship before it started. After 8 years away, Reed comes back to take over the family construction firm and by chance runs into Sophie. He does his best to prove that love is sweeter the second time around, but outside sources and gossip threaten the relationship again. It is the story of Reed and Sophie finding each other all over again.
Fall For You (Book 1, Madison Falls Series)
Sophie Brandon is in a bind.
After eight years, Reed Sutton is back in town and back on Sophie's radar. Her high school crush is home to stay and hotter than ever. How can she avoid the gorgeous construction manager when she needs work done in her bakery?
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Reed knows he's overqualified for the simple renovation, but when it comes to sweet Sophie, he's the man for the job. Her kitchen heats up when one kiss leads to more and a storeroom mishap throws her right into Reed's arms. Once he catches her, he can't seem to keep his hands off of her...cookies.
Small town gossip mixed with threats against Sophie are a recipe for disaster. Will history repeat itself or will love conquer all?

5. Q: Where did the idea for this book come from?
A: The beginning of the story is based on a real life experience between my husband and myself. Before we dated, I had a crush on him and hid behind a table of bread when I ran into him at the grocery store. That is what sparked the idea for the story. From there, Sophie and Reed become their own unique characters.

6. Q: Can you share a scene from the book?

EXCERPT
"Damn!”Sophie Brandon was in a bind.Hiding behind a stack of rye bread might seem odd to the average Joe, but Sophie was a true believer in self-preservation. Considering she absolutely hated the smell of it, her awkward dive behind this particular table was made with good reason.With a quick peek around the display, she confirmed that the good reason was still standing over at the bakery counter.After eight years in the Navy, Reed Sutton was finally home. While lying low behind the bread, Sophie admired the view from across the aisle. She had to admit, Reed had only gotten better looking with age. The current object of her secret regard was gorgeous, fit, sexy, and...ordering a cake?Along with ogling, she could now add eavesdropping to her stalker resume.Reed had been back in Madison Falls for more than six months and Sophie had yet to have a conversation with him. Given the opportunity now, she still had no idea what to say. After all, he was the one who got away, or more truthfully, the one she never had.Not for lack of trying, of course.Back in high school, Sophie wanted Reed with all the passion and hope a girl with a teenage crush could possess. She'd been thrilled when he finally showed a romantic interest in her.Or so she thought.Sophie's dreams of dating Reed Sutton were dashed the night his mom shot her down.It was cruel. It was loud. And it was in public.After that humiliating fiasco, Sophie couldn't face Reed. She was too embarrassed to even speak to him again. Those feelings still held true considering she was an adult using rye bread for camouflage.Sophie looked down and silently cursed her wardrobe choice.Just shoot me now.This morning, Sophie thought she would be working alone all day in her bakery. It didn't matter what she wore since no one was supposed to see her. Then, wearing a lime green, threadbare, “I'm a real M.F.'er” T-shirt, a joking nod to Madison Falls, seemed like a good idea.Now? Not so much.Add in the odd chocolate stain or two, her frayed denim shorts, and her slicked back ponytail, and her fashion disaster was complete. Sophie also had a vague suspicion that there was cookie dough in her hair.Maybe she could army crawl to the next aisle over?After taking another peek out, she found Elaine Newman blocking her escape route. Elaine was one of the town's biggest gossips. How long did it take a woman to pick out bagels anyway? Sophie mentally urged her to make a choice and go away already.In the meantime, she prayed for invisibility. If that old biddy saw her playing hide and seek behind the baked goods, it would be all over town in no time.This trip to the Madison Falls Market was supposed to be a quick supply grab, in and out, no problem.Sophie wondered what universal law stated that you always ran into someone you knew when you looked like crap. If she were dressed to the nines, sporting the best hair day ever, the aisles would be completely empty.Today wasn't that day.Of course, Reed looked wonderful. His broad shoulders were perfectly encased in a form fitting slate gray T-shirt. That lucky fabric hugged his well-defined muscles all the way down to his narrow waist. His dark jeans were loose but in no way baggy. The back pockets cupped his butt in a way that made her palms twitchy with a desire to do.

7. Q: How can readers connect with you?
A: My social Media links:  websitefacebookgoogle+, and goodreads.

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