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Author Amber Daulton Here today!!!
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"A Hero's Heart"
Rad-Reader: How did you come up with such an intense
character as Jarrett Brandt?
tough, flawed heroes, especially those battling addiction, so I suppose Jarrett
is a homage to action movie heroes. You know the kind, bad boys who are ice on
the outside, cotton candy on the in, filled with personal honor and wild in
Rad-Reader: His father was a piece of work, right
there in your face. But, was his mom made to be passive aggressive
or was that just me reading more into it?
believe that Linda, Jarrett’s mom, was passive-aggressive. Even though she was
an obedient wife, she was strong when it counted and often put her foot down
and defied her husband when needed. She was hesitant and timid toward her son
because she didn’t want to push him away.
Rad-Reader: I felt his pull to come home was to show
himself he could face his demons, his brother being the safest. Or
was it always to show his parents and see Marissa Reinn Brandt?
Amber: Jarrett definitely wanted to face his demons and
make peace with his deceased brother. He didn’t want to see his parents or
Marissa because that would just be too difficult and awkward for everyone
Rad-Reader: Marissa was one spunky chick. She
wanted Jarrett forever. It wasn’t until her husband came home
damaged and more edgy like the Jarrett she remembered that she married
him. You kind of slip that in quietly if you aren’t paying
attention, you miss it. Was it meant for her husband to seem to take
more risk when he found she was using him as a substitute for Jarrett?
Amber: After Joel came back from the war, he acted tougher,
more confident and Marissa found herself drawn to him. It wasn’t until after
they married with a child that she realized that she didn’t truly love him as
he deserved and that she had unwittingly used him a substitute for the man she
Rad-Reader: Jarrett’s mother loved him even though
she loved her husband and stood by him. She showed it by giving him
something she saved for him. How did you come up with this touch?
romantic at heart and I love second chances, plus I’m a girly girl. I love
jewelry. Jarrett gave Marissa a promise ring as a symbol of his love and
devotion but then he abruptly left her and disappeared for ten years. The pain
Marissa experienced is heartbreaking. Linda kept the ring because, even though
Marissa had married her other son, she knew that Marissa still held the key to
Rad-Reader: The betrayal: Was that thought of from
the beginning or was it something that came to you as the story progressed?
Amber:I decided to
go with a betrayal plot as I first outlined the book. Jarrett and Marissa’s emotional
problems carried throughout the book, as well as Jarrett’s uncanny ability to
lie his booty off for his family’s own good, but I wanted the action part (the
betrayal) to come from a secondary or outside source.
Rad-Reader: Did you do any research on DEA
agents? Their life styles? Their families?
Amber:I always do a
ton of research to make a fictional book as authentic as possible even though I
twist facts now and then. I researched different DEA divisions, office
locations, publicized missions of influential agents, lifestyles, how the job
affects agents’ families, qualifications to join the agency, plus so much more.
Rad-Reader: What are the first 3 words you think of
when you think of your newest book?
Amber: Action. Suspenseful. Sexy.
Rad-Reader: What would your newest lead character
like about themselves?
Amber:Jarrett has a
lot of problems but he wants to right the wrongs in his past, keep his loved
ones safe and never disgrace himself again. In other words, what he likes most
about himself is his determination.
Rad-Reader: Laptop, desktop or longhand when writing
your wonderful story like anything “A Hero’s Heart”?
Amber: I plot
longhand and on my laptop but I write the story exclusively on my laptop.
Rad-Reader: Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, or
Amber:I read all
three kinds of books but I prefer print books. It doesn’t matter whether it’s
paperback or hardback but I love to have a physical copy of a book in my hands.
Rad-Reader: Do you read reviews and do they affect
your day either way good or bad?
Amber: I do read reviews. I always feel honored and
overjoyed with good reviews but I try to view bad reviews as a way to improve.
However, though, I ignore bad reviews if the reader doesn’t give constructive
criticism or reasons why she/he didn’t like the book.
Rad-Reader: Who does your covers and do you have any
say over them?
Amber:I’m not sure
who creates my covers but I don’t have much say as to what the covers look
like. I tell the editor what I want, she relates it to the BTGN design
department and, as far as I know, the cover artist picks and chooses what
he/she likes from my ideas to create the cover.
Rad-Reader: I thought that was a really good cover it was exactly what you thought you were going to read about.
Rad-Reader: What are you working on now?
I’m writing the second book of a trilogy that I plotted last year. (I haven’t
contracted the series yet with my publisher.) These books have nothing to do
with A Hero’s Heart but the leading
males are all bad boys with tempers and serious problems.
Rad-Reader: There are a lot of books turned into
movies any you can think of you like the movie better than the book?
Amber: Well, I know a lot of fans may not agree with this,
but I enjoy the True Blood series on HBO more than I do The Southern Vampire
Mysteries books by Charlaine Harris. Both are incredible but, since I watched
the show before I read some of the books, I like it better.
Rad-Reader: Is there an author you would like to meet
Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon are my two favorite authors. They easily bring
their characters to life and I connect so much with those characters. Their
books are must haves for me, no
matter the series.
Rad-Reader:Where can we reach you? Facebook, Goodreads,
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