Featured Interview With Amber Daulton
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born and raised in North Carolina (I’m still there!), but I don’t have a Southern drawl as most people do around here. About everyone I meet for the first time will ask me where I’m from, and it’s funny to see their shocked expressions when I say, “I’m from around here.” They always think I’m from up north or from a foreign country since I sound so different.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I read my first romance book when I was 12, and it inspired me to write my own story about two people finding adventure and falling in love. I finished my first novel within six months, and I’ve revised that book several times over the years (it’s currently not published).
I write because I must. I have so many ideas and characters inside my head that I just need to get it out. My imagination is pretty vivid, so I need an outlet. Writing provides that.
Lyrical Embrace is my eleventh publication, but I have about ten more manuscripts on my computer waiting to see the light of day.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love all genres of romance (especially romantic suspense and paranormal), but it’s hard for me to pick a favorite author or book. I think my favorite series, however, is Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
Lyrical Embrace is book 4 in the Deerbourne Inn series, and my second publication from The Wild Rose Press.
I love writing small town romances, especially ones with an edge and a little bit of danger weaved in. I also love stories about music and rock stars, but I don’t like the cheating and drugs that go along with the lifestyle. I haven’t published a story featuring a musician yet, so I figured I should get on the ball and do it.
My heroine, Erica, was in a bad relationship and finally found the courage to break free. Even though she found help, a new love, and a chance for a better future, the past was still looming over her.
I think a lot of readers can sympathize with such a situation, especially those who have experienced abuse and neglect from someone claiming to love them.
My hero, Dylan, has retired from the New York music scene, and he now teaches kids how to play instruments. He’s gotten his life back together after all the drama of being a semi-star, and he and Erica have an instant connection.
Despite the dark undertones, this story is fun, uplifting, and hot. The characters are real and flawed.
This novella has a word count of 40k, and I finished writing it in about a month. I then spent the following months working with my editor at The Wild Rose Press to make this book as great as it could be. I really enjoyed writing it, and I hope readers will love it.
Here’s the blurb for Lyrical Embrace…
Out-of-work violinist Erica Timberly decides enough is enough. She leaves her abusive boyfriend and flees the big city, but then her car breaks down in the middle of the night. Though wary of men, she accepts help from Dylan Haynes, a stranger driving by on the road, and soon recognizes him as the sexy former drummer of her favorite indie rock band. Maybe, just maybe, her run of bad luck is finally turning around.
Music teacher Dylan Haynes knows Erica is in trouble, and her black eye is only the first clue. The stubborn yet vulnerable woman needs a friend, but he’s determined to give her everything she deserves.
Will Erica listen to the music in her heart and trust Dylan, or will her past always threaten her future?
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