New York Times bestselling author Cherry Adair has carved a niche for herself with her sexy, sassy, fast-paced, action adventure novels. Her books have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists, won dozens of awards and has earned high praise from both reviewers and fans alike.
Other things you may like to know about Cherry Adair: Her passions include laughing, reading, Ben & Jerry’s Fudge Brownie ice cream, and her daily Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino. She says, “Now if I could just get the two of them together and make Fudge Mocha Frappuccino ice cream, we’d really be in business.” Ms. Adair hates first drafts, has a passion for mentoring unpublished writers, and is continuously hard at work on three different series – T-FLAC, Cutter Cay and Lodestone.
Ms. Adair loves to hear from her readers and fans and encourages them to contact her through any of her many social sites!
Could you please tell us a bit about your book, Ice Cold? The story? The characters?
For those who have not read any of my books–let me sum them up quickly for you. Running-chasing-shooting wild monkey sex-action-adventure. A little over the top–a lot sexy.
Ice Cold is the story of two counterterrorist operatives. Cyber-geek Honey Winston and bomb ‘whisperer’ Rafael Navarro as they race across Europe in search of a bomber determined to bring the organization they work for to its knees.
How did you come up with the title and how much say did you have on the cover design?
Cold is another character in this book, so the title was easy for me. I had a clear concept for the cover design, and worked with Angie at Hot Damn Designs who is amazingly talented. She ‘got’ it right away. The cover for Ice Cold is one of my all-time favorites.
Do you have a favorite line or excerpt that you would like to share from your book?
“Honey handed him an iced bottle of water.
He opened one eye. ‘What am I supposed to do with this?’
‘Don’t leave yourself wide open to a suggestion, Navarro. Drink it, or hold it wherever it hurts the most.’
Closing his eyes, he put it gingerly between his legs. ‘I think I was gelded.’”
What are some of your favorite ways to promote your work?
Word of mouth works best. Fortunately, I have an ongoing love affair with my fans on Facebook. I spend a lot of time there, talking with people, whether I’m promoting a book or not. FB is my playground, and I love the interaction. I think readers know when someone is honestly engaged, or an author just shows up to inundate them with a constant barrage of promotional posts when they have a book to push. Readers know (or I think they do) that author’s promote their work, but they don’t want to be hit over the head with a 2X4 and hear about it twenty times a day.
What is a typical writing day like for you?
I love to write and seem to be more creative late at night, and when on deadline (and I always seem to be on deadline lol). I tend to write until four or five in the morning, then take a nap while the rest of the world goes on about their day. My dogs enjoy my schedule and sleep under my desk while I write, then wake up to follow me upstairs so they can sleep at the foot of the bed. I have a husband whom I see on occasion. lol
What are some ways that you like to relax?
I’m sorry. I don’t understand the question! Lol! Writing is what I love to do, it’s my job, my passion, and my relaxation (although I’m especially fond of long afternoon naps on rainy days. And since I live in Seattle we have quite a few of them).
What author/s do you think are overlooked in the writing/reading world today?
I do know that there is more chance of discovery–for both new authors, and also for readers, with this new frontier of self-publishing in e-Book format. It’s still the Wild Wild West of publishing out there, and I’m not sure that anyone really has a good grip on this ever changing new world. But personally, I find it hugely exciting and invigorating, and can’t wait to see how this all unfolds.
What author would you most like to meet and why?
I’ve met all the author’s I’ve ever wanted to meet who are alive. I have no desire to meet or converse with long dead authors–no matter how lovely or talented they were. I have a hard enough time carving out social time as it is without bringing Shakespeare or Charlotte into the mix.
Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to share with readers?
I write three different series–T-FLAC (my counterterrorist operatives) Cutter Cay (Treasure Hunters), and Lodestone (Sixth sense GPS tracking). October is the release of a T-FLAC novel–Ice Cold. March sees the next Lodestone novel Relentless, and in July the next Cutter Cay novel Stormchaser. As you see- sleep is highly overrated! lol
What is something about yourself that would come as a surprise to many people?
Probably absolutely nothing. Lol. I’m pretty much an open book. I’m originally from Cape Town, South Africa, I, apparently, have an accent, I have a passion for mentoring new and unpublished authors, I adore my Pips on Facebook, I’ve learned to embrace my notoriously atrocious math skills (I tend to give away 46 books out of 10 on Facebook when I’m doing giveaways to promote a new book) and my husband trains our two agility Standard Schnauzers, Chase and Storm, while I sneak them treats under my desk.