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INTERVIEW HERE TODAY: PAMELA AARES AUTHOR OF LOVE BATS LAST
WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE
LOVE BATS LAST
A stormy night changes their lives forever…
The baseball diamond isn’t the only field for
all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard.
What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect
vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.
Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her
aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before
their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the
northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up
A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings
Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he
realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find–he
just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage
lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to
silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he
sacrifice to save the woman he loves?
made you revolve it so much around the whole marine experience?
Pamela: For most
of my adult life, I have worked to improve the lives of marine animals—one way
or another. What many people are not yet aware of is that marine mammals,
whales, seals, sea otters and the like are, like the canary in coal mine for us;
they are sentinels of ocean health. If marine mammals are well, we do well.
Having worked closely with marine mammal veterinarians and international policy
people, this story bit me and wouldn't let go!
you afraid that there was going to be to much technical marine biology lingo to
turn off your readers?
Pamela: People love windows into new worlds! Readers have
told me how much they loved peeking into the behind-the scenes of an ocean
animal rescue and rehab center in Love Bats Last. They had no idea how dangerous such work is, how
physical—and how rewarding.
did you decide to incorporate the angles of baseball, marine biology, and the
vineyards? That seems like a wide
Pamela: Jackie, the marine mammal veterinarian, and Alex,
the vineyard owner had been lurking in my story land for some time. It wasn't
until Alex wrapped his baseball team around him and became a man fighting to
win a title of extreme excellence in the game that the story 'clicked'. Lots of
All-Star, top-of-their-game athletes have lives outside of baseball. These are
men who have an appetite for life, dreams and the dedication to make them into
realities. The women in my stories have careers in fields often dominated by
men. I love that readers enjoy seeing them excel and overcome challenges and
see to their dreams.
won’t lie the tech marine stuff started to get to me but just when it did you
brought Gage in to save the day to say just what I needed to save the
moment. How did you come up with
Gage? Is he like anyone you know?
Pamela: Everybody loves Gage. Loves. Him. He's one of those
characters that you hear authors talk about who show up and almost walk away
with the story. Regarding the question: Is he like anyone I know...as with any
author's writing, we are 'a part of all that we have met' as the saying goes.
There are elements of Gage that I've experienced in real life. One of my NPR
radio show partners played for an embassy hockey team, for example. Gage's
hockey life is key to who he is. He loves sports, loves excellence, and Alex
Tavonesi, the hero of Love Bats Last, is both. He and Gage will be friends for
fashion sense made me laugh then you had her up against Sabrina and then the
bimbo Sabrina made Alex bring to the seal release. Yet, gave no real indication of how he saw
her that night in her make over. Just
how she looked with the lighting behind her and her wrap. Why was that?
Or how different she looked?
Pamela: I wanted
readers to be able to imagine the depth of his feelings. How she looked to him
(stunning) wasn't as overpowering as the feelings he's recognizing he has for
her. Love is a powerful force and he's just starting to realize that he loves
her. His focus is not on what she's wearing, but the lines of weariness in her
face— he's looking at her as a being, not as a person in a lovely dress. Oh— if
I say too much more about that scene it'll be a spoiler!
did she not just ask Alex those questions that she need about the
vineyards? She just kept running on
assumptions? Not what a scientist
does. Why now?
Pamela: Because she is a scientist, she wants to have her
facts lined up. She doesn't want to appear accusatory and she also wants to
catch the people behind the chemical dumping—it's almost as though her
espionage instincts and drive for justice trump her data gathering self. And
definitely trump her common-sense self. And something in the way Alex probes
about the seal deaths begins to make her suspicious. But her feelings for him
make her push her suspicions down, almost unwittingly. The power of attraction
can make us do things we can't quite imagine! And there is a point at which she
wished she had asked. It's cognitive avoidance—she doesn't want to believe he's
wish we would have had Cory and Sabrina at least date or Sabrina and
Scotty. Why did we not see that? Will we see that?
story is next, Thrown By Love. I
love Sabrina and I'm so happy people love her, and love Cory and Scotty as
well. Their stories are fascinating—and on deck! Sabrina's story is Book#5 of
this series. Stay tuned for more of the
Tavonesi Chronicles and the team!
3 word would you use to describe… Pamela:
strong, a woman of deep integrity
Pamela Aares is the award-winning author of Love Bats Last,
Book #1. The Heart of the Game, is a
sensual and action-packed contemporary romance series about intriguing,
powerful alpha-males and the exciting and strong women who love them. Her
historical romance debut, Jane
Austen and the Archangel, explores the power of love to overcome
fear. Before becoming a romance author,
Pamela produced and wrote award-winning films and radio shows. She learned that
romance lives at the heart of the universe and power of the greatest stories of
all. Pamela holds a Master’s degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country
of California with her husband and two curious cats.