Thursday, February 28, 2013

Guest Post & Review: Red Zone by Sherri Hayes

Welcome back to author Sheri Hayes.  She joins us today to promote her latest book, Red Zone.  Enjoy her post about what motivates her as a writer!

Publisher: The Writers' Coffee Shop Publishing House
Date of publication: February 2013

After a case ended badly for Rebecca Carson, she’s losing her mind sitting around her apartment waiting on her superiors to allow her to return to work. Since she was a teenager, the only thing she’d ever wanted was to join the FBI. Now that dream was in danger.

Gage Daniels has made a pretty good life for himself. A nice house. A career he loves. As a professional football player, he’s used to getting almost everything he’d ever want with just the snap of his fingers. This includes women. A well-timed smile is usually all it takes to attract the opposite sex, especially in Nashville.

My Thoughts:

I have read two other books by Ms. Hayes and I was looking forward to reading Red Zone.  I wasn't disappointed.  I devoured Red Zone!  This is the second book in the Daniels brothers series.  The first of which was Behind Closed Doors (my review).  This time around we get to know Gage Daniels, the youngest of the brothers.  Of course, being a football player, he is sexy and tough.  I loved how he flustered straight laced FBI agent, Rebecca.  Both characters are very strong and well matched. Watching their relationship develop was a lot of fun and very sweet.  I liked the change of pace in this book.  It was nice to read about a woman being hired to protect a man.  While I was able to figure out the stalker pretty early on, I still enjoyed the journey to catching him. I can't wait to read the next book in this series! This is another well written romantic suspense that you won't want to miss!

What motivates you as a writer? by Sherri Hayes

I’ve always had stories floating around in my head. Once I started reading novels, I found myself continuing the story in my mind when I’d lie down to go to bed at night. If I were enjoying a book, I wouldn’t want it to end.

Never did I think growing up that I would become a published author. I was always creative, acting and singing in school, but I’d never considered writing as a career path because I’ve always been a horrible speller. All I can say is thank goodness for spell check and editors.

What motivates me the most is the characters themselves. They want their stories told, and I want to see what will happen next in their lives. Since I don’t plot out my stories ahead of time, I’m right there taking the journey with my characters. I get to see what will happen to them only moments before I type it sometimes. It’s fun, and keeps writing exciting. I never know what’s going to happen next.

About the author:

Sherri is the author of four novels: Hidden Threat,Slave (Finding Anna Book 1), Need (Finding Anna Book 2), Behind Closed Doors (A Daniels Brothers’ Novel), Red Zone (A Daniels Brothers’ Novel), and a short story, A Christmas Proposal. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and three cats. Her mother fostered her love for books at a young age by reading to her as a child. Stories have been floating around in her head for as long as she can remember; however, she didn’t start writing them down until she turned thirty. It has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found helping her husband in his woodworking shop.

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