to my first author Q&A. I have been wanting to do them for quite some time
but couldn’t since I’m a big
procrastinator. Nevertheless, let’s dive into this feature.
I’m interviewing indie author Sacha T.Y. Fortuné. I liked her debut
contemporary romance novel, Climbing The
Walls, very much. Her characters and their struggles are still deeply
entrenched in my mind.
Please feel free to check out my review of Climbing The Wallshere.
Kris fell head over heels in love with Nicole, the promiscuous waitress that everybody warned him against. But he didn’t listen. He loved her. Six years and two adorable kids later, he still loves her. However, Nicole is hardly ever around for the kids, or for him. One call from the boss, Darren Hart, and she is off to work.
Kris was the best thing that happened to Nicole—the girl who had always been alone. A dysfunctional family and a father who could never hold a job for long resulted in Nicole working her ass off since she was young. And then one fine day, Kris enters her life. Six years later, she is now a journalist and moonlights as a (successful) novelist. She is a workaholic, which severely diminishes her time with family. Add into this precarious mix the marital troubles of her overbearing boss-cum-best friend, Darren, and her life is ready to tip over the edge.
Stella is a thirty-something, rich, single, autistic woman, and a data geek. She has the amazing superpower of crunching data to provide fascinating insights into customers’ buying behavior. However, she hasn’t had any success in relationships. So, she devises a brilliant idea. Why not practice with a professional who can teach her how to be a seductress. So, she hires Michael, a part Vietnamese, part Swedish male escort who can’t turn down Stella’s offer. Voila! A romance novel is born. Ahem! Love takes root.
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is a refreshingly unique take on the girl-meets-boy tale, making this more than just a superficial love story or erotica. Sure, there are titillating parts, but it also features a romance that tugs at your heartstrings. The story is remarkable and the execution phenomenal.