Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Interview & Review: Surrender to Sultry by Macy Beckett

Please enjoy our interview with author Macy Beckett.  She is promoting her latest book, Surrender to Sultry. Enjoy it after my thoughts on the book.

Publisher: Sourcebooks
Date of publication: August 2013

Growing up the daughter of a rigid Baptist preacher was no cakewalk, so when Leah McMahon graduated from high school, she tossed her cap into the air and skipped town before it hit the pavement. Now she’s back in Sultry Springs to help her daddy recover from surgery.

But there’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s none other than Colton Bea, the wild-as-weeds boy who stole her heart—not to mention her virginity—a decade earlier. Colt’s a changed man, and the feelings between them are stronger than ever, but Leah has a sin to confess… a secret so devastating that Colt may never forgive her. Can she find a way to earn his forgiveness and build a future with the Sultry man she’s loved half her life?

 My thoughts:

Surrender to Sultry is the third book in the Sultry Springs series.  I really enjoyed the book.  While it wasn't the best out of the three, I think that the characters in this book are the most changed, especially Colt.  His old nickname was Crazy Colt.  After being almost killed in the previous book,  he has cleaned up his act and is now sheriff of Sultry Springs.  When Leah comes back he realizes this is his chance to make her his for good.  It was fun to watch Colt try to win Leah over.  I have to say, the surprise date was just too sweet!

The one thing that I really had a hard time with was the secret that Leah kept from Colt.  I thought his forgiveness of her was a little too quick.  I'm not sure I could forgive that so easily.  But, in the end, Leah's decisions was all for the best.  I did love the epilogue. I'm not sure if there will be any more books from this town.  I hope there are because I have enjoyed them immensely!  If you love stories about second chances, give this series a try!

Kari& Autumn: What inspired you to become a writer?

Macy Beckett: I have an English degree, so I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, but I never wanted to be an author. Writing was work—reading was fun. Then I “retired” from teaching to stay home with my babies, and everything changed. I needed a creative outlet and a form of intellectual stimulation, so I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November of 2009. I wrote my first book then—my YA debut, Alienated—and I was hooked! After that, I wrote the first book in the Sultry Springs series, Sultry with a Twist. The rest is history! The third book in the Sultry Spring series, Surrender to Sultry, hit stores earlier this month!

Kari& Autumn: Where do you come up with the ideas for your books?

Macy Beckett:  Inspiration usually strikes in one of three places: in the shower, in the car during a long drive, or on a solitary walk.

Kari& Autumn: What exciting projects are waiting in the wings?

Macy Beckett:  I sold a new romance series to Penguin, which kicks off April 1st (no foolin’) with PREMARITAL HEX. Like all my romances, it’s a hot, humorous contemporary, but with a teensy-tiny dash of paranormal. I also have a YA sci-fi romance coming in February from Disney-Hyperion. Alienated follows the adventures of valedictorian Cara Sweeny, who gets more than she bargains for when she falls for her interplanetary exchange student. They’re very different projects, but I’m excited about them both!

Kari& Autumn: Who is your favorite literary character and why?

Macy Beckett:  This is a toughie. I’d say it’s a tie between Jane Eyre and Harry Potter. They’re both underdogs (which I love), and they’re both incredibly moral characters who do what’s right, often at great personal sacrifice.

Kari& Autumn: Just for fun, if you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Macy Beckett:  Definitely an ocean creature. My first reaction is a dolphin—it looks like they have fun. But my second reaction is something at the top of the food chain, like a Great White. I don’t want to be eaten alive.

Praise for Surrender to Sultry:
“This heartwarming tale will pull at the heartstrings yet still leave the reader with a sense of satisfaction.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“Fans of Sultry with a Twist and Shot of Sultry will appreciate Beckett’s humor and the reappearance of old friends.” —Publishers Weekly


Macy Beckett writes hot and humorous romances, including the Sultry Springs Series—where first Sultry with a Twist, A Shot of Sultry and Surrender to Sultry. Additionally, Macy writes young adult science fiction under the name Melissa Landers. You can learn more about her books—for adults and teens—on her website., on Facebook,, and on Twitter, @MacyBeckett.

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