Welcome back to CABR, Collen. 🙂 Please tell us about your newest release, REAL MEN DON’T QUIT.
Luke Maguire is a famous author who’s suffering such bad writer’s block he’s missed his deadline for the sequel to his bestseller by months.
In an attempt to finish his book, he moves into his agent’s weekend house but almost immediately gets involved with the feisty redhead next door and her cute three year old daughter.
Tyler Jones has her hands full raising her daughter on her own, running her coffee shop and art gallery with her best friend, and making jewelry. She doesn’t have time to be distracted by the hot, hunky writer next door, and besides, anything that might develop with Luke must be temporary because
he’s a gypsy who will never settle down.
Tyler and Luke don’t believe in happily ever after, but they just can’t suppress the burning attraction between them.
RMDQ is the sequel to REAL MEN DON’T BREAK HEARTS. Can the books be out of order?
Yes they certainly can! The couple from Real Men Don’t Break Hearts makes a reappearance in Real Men Don’t Quit, but this book keeps the focus squarely on Tyler and Luke.
Did you have to do any fun or unusual research while writing RMDQ?
Tyler makes jewelry, and I enjoyed researching the basic techniques of jewelry-making as well as browsing many websites selling gorgeous jewelry.
Were you inspired to write based on the REAL MEN DON’T part of the title or did that come after?
The title came after the first book was written! My editor and I were kicking around some names and none of them sounded right, but then my editor came up with Real Men Don’t Break Hearts, which everyone agreed was very catchy.
What’s next for you in 2013?
I’m polishing up the third and final Real Men story but I don’t have a firm release date for that. Later this year I’ll be releasing my first Entangled Indulgence title, which I’m very excited about. I also have a historical romance with a supernatural slant coming out in September.
Favourite snack while writing?
Tea and peanut butter sandwich. Chocolate if I really need a pick-me-up.
Not many because I live in a very small house, but I do have a lot of Dorothy Dunnett books.
If you could be anyone else for a day, from any time in history, who would you be and why?
I think I’d like to be myself when I was about twenty-five. It’d be great to be young again but with the wisdom of age! I’d be able to fit into skinny jeans, I wouldn’t have any gray hair, and I’d be able to see all my family and friends when they were young, too. Maybe I could also make some shrewd stock market investments!
Thanks for having me on your blog today!
You’re most welcome Coleen. Loved that you chose to be you at 25 if you had the chance to go back in time 🙂
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Serial bachelor. Celebrity author. Her perfect forever?
When famous author Luke Maguire decides to write his next novel in the small town of Burronga, Australia, he’s sure he can ignore the fiery redhead next door.
Not only has he just been burned from a high-profile breakup, but he’s never been one to set down roots. No, he’ll finish his novel and leave Burronga. And soon.
Tyler Jones just wants to run her business with her best friend, Ally, and take care of her three-year-old daughter, Chloe. She’s never needed help from anyone, especially not a man, and the brooding, rugged writer next door can’t tempt her. Not in the least.
Only Tyler and Luke can’t stay away from each other. So they set rules. No staying overnight, no future plans, no sappy good-byes when Luke inevitably quits town. But the chemistry between them is too strong to contain in a rulebook. Are Luke and Tyler ready to risk their lives of independence for something more?
Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT.
After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.
Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching The Office.