Interview with NY Times Bestselling Author Cherry Adair, author of ‘Ice Cold’
New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair’s innovative action-adventure novels have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists, won dozens of awards and garnered praise from reviewers and fans alike. With the creation of her kick butt counterterrorist group, T-FLAC, years before action adventure romances were popular, Cherry has carved a niche for herself with her sexy, sassy, fast-paced novels. She loves to hear from readers.
Her latest book is the romantic suspense novel, Ice Cold.
Visit Cherry Adair’s website at www.cherryadair.com.
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Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Cherry can you tell us where you are from?
Originally I’m from Cape Town, South Africa, but I’ve lived in the USA longer than I lived there. I now live in Seattle, Washington
Q: How did you come up with your title?
ICE COLD is set during the winter, and cold is almost another character in the book.
Q: They say you can judge a book by its cover. Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?
I worked with Angie at Hot Damn Designs. I had the concept, and we worked closely together on that cover. It says everything I want it to say.
Q: Can you tell us something about your book that would make me run out and buy it? A brief synopsis?
Running-chasing-shooting-falling-down-icy weather-hot sex, sex-romance. J The main characters are two counterterrorist operatives. Honey is cybercrimes, and Rafael is bomb disposal. Together they have to track down an old enemy responsible for bombing banks world-wide. It’s a cat and mouse game, with plenty of twists and turns. And while ICE COLD is an action adventure, at the heart of it, it’s the story of two people learning each other and eventually falling in love.
Q: Are there any messages in this book that you want the reader to know about?
Family is everything.
Q: What was your most favorite chapter to write and why?
LOL I don’t have favorite chapters. But I loved writing Honey and Rafe, she has reason to be nicknamed Ice Princess and it takes a while for her to thaw. But then, Rafael Navarro isn’t called the Spanish Stallion for nothing. J
Q: Why did you feel you had to write this book?
This is book number 30 something for me. I switched publishers several years ago, and wrote about 15 books for them. Many of them with a counterterrorist organization called T-FLAC (Terrorist Force Logistical Assault Command). When I left there, I had two New York publishers, and each wanted something new. So I write two different series for them. One is CUTTER CAY, about a family of brother’s who are treasure hunters. The other – LODESTONE is slightly – very slightly paranormal, in that one of the protagonists has a sixth sense, if they touch an item that has been held by someone, they can track that person. Both are action adventure. But I found I missed my counterterrorist guys, I’d come to love them, and knew them all so well, I was dying to write another T-FLAC book. I’d had ICE COLD in mind – the characters and the story for several years. So I decided to write it for both myself, and all the fans who have begged for another T-FLAC book.
Q: Now, some fun questions – What deep dark secret would you like to share with us?
Now, see? I just told you I write counterterrorist books. What do you think will happen to you if I tell you a deep dark secret?? Just saying. . . lol
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
My first choice is always Italy, and I’ve been there many times. I love the gregarious people, the warm color (I used to be an interior designer, so I’m all about color J) and of course the amazing food..
Q: Are you a morning person or a night person?
I love writing late into the night into the early hours of the morning. It’s not always practical, but I get my best writing done when my husband is asleep upstairs and our two Standard Schnauzers are curled up under my desk.
Q: Are there any members in your family who also like to write?
Only me. We have two world famous photographers, a professional hula dancer, an opera singer, an agility dog trainer, a professional magician, a chef and the black sheep of the family – a dentist. lol.
Q: As a child, were you a dreamer?
Oh, yes. I loved to make up stories from when I was tiny. In fact, even before I could read or write – I’d pretend to “write” a story, and then “read” it to my mother. She was a saint, because I was quite capable of ‘reading’ one crayon squiggle for an hour or more. J
Q: Last but not least, the magic genie has granted you one wish. What would that be?
Besides world peace? J Actually, peace would be good. Peace indicates, happy, loved, healthy, financial ok.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview! Do you have any final words?
Since I tend to talk nonstop when I’m not writing, I rarely have final words. lol My goodbyes are usually followed by “Wait! Did I tell you. . .”
Thanks, this has been a lot of fun – and thought provoking, too- Wait! Did I tell you. . ..