Finding the time to write. I have three kids and a job, and writing is hard to squeeze in. I’ve found it has to be a priority and doing a little every day is the best way to go about it.
Can you give us a short synopsis of Dark Little Secrets?
Tad Stevens is living a double life: trying to help run his late father’s company, and trying to work on a graduate degree – something he needs to keep hidden from his family. Alexandria Lane is graduate student struggling to get by and totally dedicated to her studies. When the two meet, there is instant attraction, but the different lives they’re leading could pull them apart. And when an old flame shows up to blackmail Tad, it may be too much for Tad and Alexandria’s relationship to endure.
What inspired you to write this book?
I work in a college, and I love the setting of a University for a romance. I also understand “double lives” and trying to satisfy everyone. I can identify with both Tad and Alexandria.
How many hours per day do you spend writing?
On a good day, maybe two. On a bad day, I just try to get in 500 words, which usually takes about 20 minutes.
Name your top five favorite books?
I read a lot of different genres and types of books, and it’s hard to pick just 5! Here are a few I’ve really loved:
Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood
Bet Me, by Jennifer Crusie
The Stand, Stephen King
Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott
Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris
What are you working on now?
A paranormal romance series, and getting the second book in the Beholder Series ready for publication!
Title: Dark Little Secrets
Author: A.K. Kruse
When Tad Stevens meets Alexandria Lane, their attraction is undeniable – but Alexandria is sure that their different backgrounds mean they could never be together. And just when she starts to change her mind, she discovers something Tad has been hiding, and her doubts come crashing back.
Even though their passion drives them back into each other’s arms, more secrets from Tad’s past could make them lose everything.
Will Tad’s secrets tear them apart? Or will the fire between them be enough to let their love grow?
Find out in book one of the Beholder Series: Dark Little Secrets!
A.K. Kruse is a romance writer who has written several novels in addition to the Beholder series. She loves romance of all kinds, because it appeals to people from all walks of life. In addition to writing romance, she loves to research romance novels, and even teaches a college course in popular romance, writing, and research.
She lives with her husband, three girls (who she hopes wait until they’re teenagers to read her books), and various pets. She enjoys swimming, art, reading, and good T.V.
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