Please welcome Addison Fox as she talks character development, the Boardrooms and Billionaires series, and her new Entangled Indulgence release THE BILLIONAIRE’S DEMANDS.
Addison Fox: When It’s Right, It’s Right
My thanks to Sarah for hosting me today on the blog. I am always up for a day spent discussing yummy heroes, smart, sassy heroines, hot heroes, fun stories and…did I mention…to-die-for heroes?
I don’t know about you, but it’s so important to me to feel for the characters I’m reading about. I want those two people to speak to me on some level. I don’t have to like them right away, but I do have to like them together.
As a writer, it’s no different. And what I’ve learned over time is that one of the most significant parts of my process is falling in love with the couples who speak to me as a writer. Who are they? Why do they belong together? And why should I spend the next several months of my life hanging out with them?!?!
Camryn McBride and Booth Harrison, the couple in THE BILLIONAIRE’S DEMANDS, absolutely fit that bill. When I began writing the Boardrooms and Billionaires series, I always saw the McBride sisters very clearly in my mind. Three sisters – thick as thieves – who have spent the last decade bringing their family magazine empire back from the brink of financial ruin.
And while I definitely saw oldest sister, Keira, and her corporate raider hero, Nathan, they took some getting to know as I wrote them. The same was true for youngest sister, Mayson. She and her bad boy, Holt, took some time as I dug under the surface to figure out who they were.
Camryn and Booth on the other hand….hoo boy! I knew these two from the very start. Something about them – shy, reserved Camryn and golden boy Booth – were complete, three-dimensional characters from the moment they crossed each other’s paths.
That understanding of both of them made writing this book a true joy. I loved seeing the push-pull between them – that slow slide into love that is as inevitable as the rising sun. Camryn and Booth belong together.
Camryn saw the light in his eyes—and his intent—for the briefest moment before he moved. And then she was wrapped in strong arms and pulled against a broad chest that was deliciously impressive, even through the layers of his suit jacket and crisp white dress shirt.
“Show me.” His words were a murmured whisper against her lips before he claimed her for his own.
The heated moments earlier on the pier had nothing on this kiss, Camryn realized abstractly before she stopped thinking and allowed Booth to drag them both into the abyss. For the life of her, she couldn’t quite understand how moments that were long and languid with need could be so insistent.
With his mouth pressed to hers, Booth’s tongue slipped through her parted lips as one hand shifted to caress her jaw. The intimacy of the moment—and their merged breath—only reinforced that strange understanding that had seemed to beat between them from the first.
Although their interactions had been limited, every moment in his company was comfortable. Familiar. Even while the distinct notes of discomfort played underneath, making her fully aware of the increasing attraction she couldn’t deny.
As his lips moved with masterful precision over hers, Camryn had to admit she was quickly coming not to care. Why deny something that felt so damn good?
With that thought foremost in her thoughts, she shifted her hands from where they lay pressed to his chest to slip underneath his suit jacket, fisting the material of his dress shirt above the waistband of his slacks. Hard muscle bunched underneath her fingertips, thick and ropy with strength. Desire flooded her limbs at his hard, masculine frame, and need burned her blood. She wanted this man.
The subtle arguments she’d made to herself over the last several weeks—that anything physical would be too complicated or messy or ultimately heartbreaking—seemed very far away at the reality of being in his arms.
I’d love to hear about some of your favorite couples. What books have you read where the hero and heroine leapt off the page, so clearly right for each other you simply knew it from page one.
Thanks for sharing part of your day with me!
The Billionaire’s Demands
Booth Harrison has made a habit of getting what he wants, be it a new addition to the Harrison media empire, or a better relationship with his half-brother. But meeting his brother’s new sister-in-law, Camryn McBride, poses a new challenge. The savvy CFO of McBride Media has a brain he wants to pick…and a body he needs to claim.
Camyrn has spent the past few years helping to rebuild her family’s magazine company, focusing on that rather than her disastrous personal life. But when Booth Harrison invites her to be the keynote speaker at a sales conference in Hawaii, she’s tempted to combine business with pleasure.
But meeting the billionaire’s demands won’t be easy, because someone doesn’t want a merger between them to happen.
Addison Fox can’t remember a time when words weren’t part of her life. An avid reader, her love of the written word started at the tender age of one with The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear (a poem she could recite by heart to any family member who would listen.) Dr. Seuss, C.S. Lewis, Judy Blume and a host of others quickly followed until she discovered THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by Jean M. Auel while writing a paper at the library in the seventh grade. Although not a classic romance, Ayla and Jondalar’s love story moved her firmly into the romance section and she hasn’t looked back!
Addison writes paranormal and contemporary romance for NAL, category-length romantic suspense for Harlequin Romantic Suspense and category-length contemporary romance for Entangled Indulgence.
Addison lives in Dallas. She loves to get email from readers.
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