Hi Chantal and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Dragon’s Lair!
Please summarize the book for the readers here:
When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid. Or should I say, someone? Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in. I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the vice president of a motorcycle club. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother. And I’m screwed.
Dragon’s Lair is first and foremost, a love story. It’s about a strong, yet confused girl named Faye, and what happens when she meets her old neighbor, now badass biker Dex.
Please share the opening lines of this book:
I stare at the old motel in apprehension, taking in its brown brick exterior and dirty windows. Not the Hilton, that’s for sure.
Feeling sorry for myself is a foreign concept.
Please share a few Random facts about this book…
- I wrote the first draft of this book in two weeks!
- I almost didn’t publish this book, because I didn’t know how it would be received. All the biker books in the market were dark and gritty, where mine isn’t. Thanks to a few bloggers encouragement, I decided to take a chance and hit publish.
Please tell us a little about the characters in your book. As you wrote your protagonist was there anything about them that surprised you?
Faye surprised me with how she handled being in the clubhouse. She was totally out of her element, yet kept everyone on their toes, learning the ways of this new world she was shoved into, yet still remaining the same person.
What, in your mind, distinguishes this book from other books out there in the same genre?
This book is lighter, and filled with humor. It focuses on the romance between the two characters, Faye and Dex.
Did any scene have you crying or laughing (or blushing) while writing it?
I started laughing during the intervention scene.
“Is this an intervention?” I ask him, sitting with perfect posture and my chin lifted.
A lip twitch. “I guess you could call it that.”
Smiles all around.
“And what is it regarding exactly?” I ask, putting my lawyer face on.
Dex manages to keep straight face. “Arrow, would you like to begin?”
I turn to Arrow, my face daring him to say something.
“When you cleaned my room, it felt like an invasion of my privacy,” he says, causing the men to all laugh.
I gape. “I was doing you a favor!”
“You picked my lock and snuck into my room to do it!” Irish calls out.
If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would you use for the audition of the main characters?
I’d use the scene where Dex finds Faye in the hotel room. There’s a lot of emotion in that scene and I’d use it to see the chemistry between the two actors.
“Just in the neighborhood?” I ask, hope filling my voice.
“What the fuck, Faye?” he rasps, gripping the doorframe.
I take another step back. I don’t know what he’s capable of right now. The old Dex would rather cut off his arm than hurt me, but do I really know him now? I don’t even know how the hell he found me.
Does he know? Of course he does.
Nothing gets by Dexter Black.
He bangs the door behind him, the noise making me flinch.
“Pack up your shit,” he demands, eyes searching the crappy motel room, which is now looking considerably smaller with his hulking presence. “We’re leaving.”
If you could have given your characters one piece of advice before the opening pages of the book, what would it be and why?
Don’t fight it. Just let it happen. Sometimes you’re in too deep with another person before you know it.
What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2015?
Arrow’s Hell and Tracker’s End (Book 2 and 3 in this series) will be out in June and August. I’m hoping to start book 4, Rake’s book next month ☺
Thanks for blogging at HJ!
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The first in a new sexy romance series from bestselling author Chantal Fernando about the bad boys of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club and the women who fall in love with them.
When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.
Or should I say, someone?
Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in.
I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the vice president of a motorcycle club. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother.
And I’m screwed.
Meet the Author:
Chantal Fernando is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose novels include two books in the Maybe series—Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around; and her latest releases, Toxic Girl and Saxon. When not reading, writing, or daydreaming, she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family. She lives in Western Australia.
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