Dylan Farrow puts on his pants every morning one leg at a time, just like everyone else at the Kerrigan Advertising Agency. He handles high-pressure projects with a fast turnaround. He’s prized for his keen intellect and admirable performance. But how did he get where he is today—to the level of Junior Executive of Design Production?
Well, that involves how he takes his pants off…
and for whom…
Hoping to break through the glass ceiling under which she’s been trapped for years, Valerie Caplan picks up her life and moves to Seattle. After hearing about the position of Senior Executive of Design Production from an art director at Kerrigan, she decides to apply. When she lands the big interview, she never thinks for a minute that she’ll have any serious competition. She assumes that she has the job in the bag…until she discovers that the only competition has something she doesn’t have—the willingness to go outside the office to impress Danica Stewart, their uptight female boss.
~ Bewitching BT
1. If you were to describe your e-book/book in only one word, what would it be?
2. What would you say inspired you to write it?
I wanted to try writing an interesting erotica where the main characters were pitted against each other. A business environment just seemed right for my aim.
3. What was the source of inspiration for your protagonist? What about your antagonist?
I didn’t really have inspirations for the characters. I definitely had physical models for my characters. The actress Monica Bellucci was the model for Danica. I found two random models who really resembled how I thought Valerie and Dylan looked in my head.
4. Have you ever been hit by the infamous “writer’s block”? What did you do to escape it?
I’ve never had writer’s block. I count myself very lucky for that.
5. Your all time favorite book?
Hm. I would have to say the entire Falling series by Jasinda Wilder.
6. What made you pick that one above all others?
That entire series is so full of both tragedy and love. Those elements make it realistic and worth the read (and the tears).
7. What’s the longest time you’ve spent working on a project?
8. Would you say becoming an author has changed you? In what way?
It has definitely changed me. I view the world in a completely different light now. Everything and everybody is game for becoming part of a future book.
9. Was there ever a time, during your work for the e-book/book, when you felt like giving up? What made you change your mind?
I didn’t feel like quitting during the writing process for this book, but since them I have. I got some negative feedback and it got me down for about a week. Soon after, I picked right up and kept going, though.
10. What does your day-to-day life consist of? What else do you do, aside writing?
I write a lot, even in my “spare” time. I read a good amount. I keep track of the household finances, enjoy cooking and cleaning.
11. How do you deal with bad reviews or acid criticism? What would you advise other authors to that effect?
Usually, I let things slide off my back. Sometimes it gets to me, though. I think every author gets down sometimes. I would advise those who get down to remember that most of the time the people putting you down aren’t authors themselves and don’t understand the creative process. Those who are authors and give you ugly criticism are being insensitive. In both cases, you have to remember that your efforts are never wasted. Always keep moving forward.
12. Is this title part of a series? Without giving us spoilers, of course, what can we expect from the next e-books/books in the series?
There will be spin-off but this is a standalone novel.
13. What do you have in store for us in the future? What are you working on/planning on next, aside this title/series?
I have finished my next book. It is being edited. There’s an excerpt from my next book at the end of The Position. I’ll be going into more depth about my next book soon!
1. If you could wish for any one thing, and it would immediately come true, what would you wish for?
I would wish that every single disease would disappear overnight. There have been so many people affected by disease in my life and around the world that getting rid of it all is definitely at the top of my list.
2. If you were stranded on an isolated island, what’s the one book you’d absolutely wish to have with you?
An empty book I could write in! 🙂
3. Name your favorite fruit.
4. Coffee or tea?
5. Favorite season?
6. How about fav time of 24 hours?
7. Were you a boyscout/girlscout?
Girlscout, a brownie to be specific
8. Favorite food for breakfast?
9. Latest book you’ve bought and read?
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
10. Do you collect things, like stamps, or key chains, or shoes?
I keep movie tickets to movies I’ve been to.
11. Favorite color, you know you want to tell us!
12. Drama or comedy?
13. Have a fav quote or personal motto?
“The universe has no restrictions. You place restrictions on the universe with your expectations.” Deepak Chopra
14. Cats or dogs?
15. Dinner by candlelight or a night out clubbing?
Dinner by candlelight
About the Author & Links:
Dahlia Salvatore is a thirty-two-year-old female author living in Seattle, Washington with her husband. She comes from Coos Bay, Oregon and moved to Seattle six years ago. She loves the west coast and doesn’t see herself anywhere else.
Her influences include contemporary writers J.K. Rowling, Mary Balogh, Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens, Laurell K. Hamilton, Anne Rice, Stephen King, and many many others.