Incy Black may be a debut author, but she’s already one of my favorites. Why? Because OMG you guys, she’s HILARIOUS. Are you ready to meet her? Come on in, but make sure you swallow your coffee (or your gin…however you roll) before you read on. Welcome, Incy!
7 Things You Did Not Need to Know About Debut Author Incy Black
First off, Hard to Hold, my debut romantic suspense just released, and I’d like to thank Sarah for graciously taking the risk of hosting me on her site.
Why the light-hearted personal reveal? Because I regularly indulge my own curiosity about ‘the writer behind the book’, and figured it was about time I stepped up with a few confessions of my own.
- Despite all suggestions to the contrary, I rarely know what the hell I am doing. Work: I wing it. Family: I wing it. Life: I wing it big time. (This used to cause me great anxiety until I realized I’m in great company. Most people wing it. In fact, it’s pretty damn crowded up here in the skies.)
- Despite all appearances to the contrary, I was pretty quick over the 100m (representing East Dorset as a junior), captained the netball team (hated it) and played hockey for the senior team (hated it, too). I rebelled against cross-country, and when made to do it, hiked a lift to the finish on the back of a coal truck – going in the wrong direction. Older and wiser now, exercise and I have a love/hate relationship. Exercise loves itself, and I believe it’s a form of self-harming.
- I once ‘fainted’ on the hockey pitch just so I could be carried off by the Captain of the Boys’ Team on whom I had a crush. (Now that is just plain embarrassing to admit and merits a 3 mile run for punishment – yeah, like that’s gonna happen.)
- Until very recently I believed that if I climbed a chair or a skyscraper I’d be closer to the sun…then my nine year old asked me – so how come snow is more likely the higher you climb a mountain? Hmmm…still winging that one. (Science is so illogical)
- To combine science and embarrassment, I was pregnant with my third child (of 5) before I found out the term ‘boner’ was not a reference to an articulated bone in the penis, in fact, there is no bloody bone at all. (I skipped a lot of biology to hide and read instead – but never reference books). I was happy in my ignorance and, boy, did the extraordinary good-looking Russian gynecologist who put me right, blush.
- I home educated my children for 2 years (a bit worrying when you consider I don’t exactly have a handle on science (physics, biology, chemistry, why the hell the universe works the way it does).
- I was once damn near arrested for climbing a crane naked in Central London. No, I wasn’t protesting, it was a dare (it was also dark). Word of caution: if you are going to climb a crane (naked or otherwise), don’t pick one within scratching distance of a police station.
Hard to Hold
Anna Key Marshall is about to get what she’s always wanted: a baby. Granted, it’s through a sperm donor instead of her ex-husband, but you can’t have everything. She has no idea why someone wants her dead, but she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her unborn child—even if it means turning to her ex, the Black Ops specialist who broke her heart.
Five years ago, British Intelligence agent Nick Marshall slammed the door on the woman who betrayed him. But now Anna’s back in his life with a vengeance, pregnant and full of attitude. He’d like nothing better than to walk away, but with her life on the line, he has no choice but to do what he does best—protect her at all costs.
As old wounds resurface, Nick begins to doubt his version of what went down with Anna so long ago. And he begins to believe they might have a second chance together. But with Anna’s would-be killer on the loose—it will take the full force and fury of his protective instincts, fueled by a powerful love he can’t leave behind, to hold on to the woman he still loves.
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It took a swan dive from a roof to convince Incy (aged 5) she wasn’t an avenging fairy and that no, she most certainly couldn’t fly. Bruised but undefeated she retreated deeper into her make-believe world populated with the brave and the poisonous.
When not fighting injustice and righting wrongs on ‘Planet Incy’, she works as a Marketing Director. (Unfortunately, her law degree languishes unused, the distinction between good and evil proving too worrisome in real life.)
Her five children are well versed in what scares her (most things) and delight in pushing her neurotic buttons—at their peril.
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