Interview: Suzanne Eglington
Suzanne Eglington is the author of the Kate and Robert Chronicles series. The three-book series follows the unfolding romance of top cop Robert Beckham and the ravishing Kate Quinn. The titles in the series are Inceptions, You and I, and the recently released Beckham 101. A fourth book in the Kate and Robert Chronicles series is forthcoming.
Suzanne currently resides in Central Massachusetts with her family.
About the Book:
Title: Beckham 101: The Kate and Robert Chronicles
Author: Suzanne Eglington
Genre: Romantic Suspense
BECKHAM 101 is the third installment in the Kate and Robert Chronicles by author Suzanne Eglington. Eglington invites readers into the intimate inner world of the newly wedded duo as they learn to navigate life as a committed couple. Settling down brings new perspectives and people into Kate’s and Robert’s lives, along with the exposure of more of Robert’s mysterious past. For Kate, being married to a top cop means managing both desire and reality.
Following a one-week courtship, Kate submits to her love for Robert, an intense super cop who has been patiently waiting for his opportunity to seize the one women he truly desires. Their quick marriage means frequent amorous entanglements, but it also means that Kate’s knowledge of her new husband’s personal history is limited. Kate must steady herself to cope with the slow unveiling of her husband’s past.
Being the wife of an influential and respected police officer means a change in lifestyle for Kate. Robert is fiercely protective of his wife and enjoys spending as much of his free time with her as possible. Marriage to Robert means Kate has inherited a family of high-performing cops who not only open their hearts for her but also provide protection when ghosts from Robert’s past threaten to harm her.
In BECKHAM 101, the author introduces new characters into the series, including Robert’s best friend, Jimmy and Kate’s wise and skilled Uncle Jack. As with the two previous books in the Kate and Robert Chronicles, Eglington’s mission is to offer readers a respite from their daily lives. “First and foremost,” Eglington says she wants her readers to feel “I have entertained you with my characters and possibly left a lasting enjoyable impression that fed the passion and intensity of the love between Kate and Robert. Second, that I was able to take you away from your everyday routine to enjoy some downtime with a story you are falling in love with.” Beyond the steamy intimacy and the thread of danger embedded in her stories, Eglington’s books also highlight the lives of cops. “My stories are about the lives cops lead away from the police department. I want readers to think of the men behind the badge and the people who could be in their lives.”
By gradually revealing some elements of Robert’s past in BECKHAM 101, Eglington is priming readers for the fourth book in this sexy and suspense-filled series.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview, Suzanne Eglington! Can you tell us where you are from?
Thank you for having me.. I am from good ole Massachusetts USA. I grew up in Acton, MA and now reside in beautiful Central,Ma in a town named Templeton about 45 min from my home town. Where I live now is what I my home town was like growing up..
Q: How did you come up with your title?
I came up with Beckham 101: The Kate and Robert Chronicles for a few reasons.. One of them is that is the last name of my 2 main characters Kate and Robert Beckham. The second is that Beckham 101 is an informational bridge to the 2nd installment You and I and the 4th Installment She’s got the Jack which will be available November 22, 2016. This book pulls in new characters from both Kate and Robert’s lives that can fill in a lot of their history before they met. To give a little catch up, Kate and Robert married a week after their first date so they really do not know a whole lot about each other. Beckham 101 serves as more information. You really start to get to know the couple though the eyes of close friends and family just like any other 101 course.. but if my readers have paid attention to the subtle clues I have been trailing then Beckham 101 will be a huge piece to be revealed in She’s got the Jack..
Q: They say you can judge a book by its cover. Can you tell us a little about your cover and who designed it?
My covers…. Well book 1 Inceptions and book 3 Beckham 101 were designed solely by me. Book 2 You and I was designed at my best girlfriend, Andrea Ramos ‘s, dining room table by the both of us… Andrea has such a good eye and is so talented. Book 4 was my same girlfriend Andrea but this time we pulled her daughter Alex in, who was at the time, a sophomore in high school taking graphic design and between the three of us we came up with one amazing cover! So proud of it..
Q: Can you tell us something about your book that would make me run out and buy it?
Beckham 101:The Kate and Robert Chronicles is an adult contemporary that is a mix of mystery, new discovery, deceit, heartbreak, romance, spice, humor , new unions and drawing you in to knowing that something big is about to happen. If your interest lay with any of those topics then let me hook you into my Kate and Robert world.
Q: Are there any messages in this book that you want the reader to know about?
Oh.. there are subtle messages in all the first three books. I hope I keep you on edge with this whole series right to the end.
Q: What was your most favorite chapter to write and why?
Wow.. This is truly hard to pick. I have so many! But if you make me choose I have to say chapter 10 when I bring in Kate’s Uncle Jack.. He is unexpected, uninvited and instantly puts Robert in his place. I have never had so much fun breathing a life into a character than I did with Uncle Jack.. Well maybe Ian Miller was a toss-up between favorites …
Q: Why did you feel you had to write this book?
Oh!! The series was playing non-stop in my head. This story just had to be written whether it was published or not. The Kate and Robert Chronicles had such a strong hold on me that I knew it would be a success and entertain readers for generations to come..
Q: Now, some fun questions – What deep dark secret would you like to share with us?
I am a cookbook hoarder… Bahahahahah …. Yup I can’t throw away any recipes, because I will make that one of these days!!
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would love to visit Italy. I would love to write a local romance story there in some village to feel the culture and get to know the locals. I have been to France, Ireland and Switzerland.. Italy might be my next amazing adventure.. but Texas might be fun too!
Q: Are you a morning person or a night person?
Yes and yes.. any woman who has been though child birth will agree..
Q: Are there any members in your family who also like to write?
My daughter I hope.. she has an amazing sense of humor and she is quick witted and a thinker… She is in middle school and she said to me the other day.. “Mom I want to be a lawyer.” I was open minded and asked why? She replied “I like arguing. Especially when I know I am winning” Oh heck ya… see what’s in my future!
Q: As a child, were you a dreamer?
In my younger days, I spent most of my life changing around my room to organize it the best possible way constantly contemplating what would fit where.. I was always double thinking while imaging and coming up with scenarios to what I should have said in past conversation and thinking of future conversation.. with anyone.. I had fun with imaginary conversations..
Q: Last but not least, the magic genie has granted you one wish. What would that be?
I have children.. It would be to keep them safe.
Q: Thank you so much for this interview! Do you have any final words?
Yes I do and thank you.. I want to thank my fans and readers who are falling in love with The Kate and Robert Chronicles. My goal was to entertain you and your fan mail and personal ratings confirm that my professional ratings have been and continue to be successful. Fall in love with Kate and Robert.. I will take you on an adventure!