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Friday, 21 September 2012

Interview and Giveaway with Author of the Month Megan Hart

The moment we've been waiting for!  Our author of the month is finally here today. *cue fangirl squees* We recently had the chance to ask Megan Hart some questions and would love to share them with you.  She has a hot new release out this month and another one following close behind next month, HOT AND HAUNTED .  Now please help us welcome Megan Hart to UTC again!

Welcome back to Under the Covers. I am so excited to finally have another full length novel coming out that we've made you our Under the Covers Author of the Month!!

Thanks so much for having me. :)

What can you tell readers about THE SPACE BETWEEN US?

Well, for one thing, it's my first erotic book for Harlequin that doesn't have a one word title. I don't know why, but that just makes me laugh. I came up with the title first, actually, but don't ask me how/why, because I don't remember. The Space Between Us is about Tesla, who falls for Meredith, and then Meredith's husband Charlie. 

Now that we had a little bit over a year between COLLIDE and THE SPACE BETWEEN US, do you have another project you are working on that we may have sooner? I know I'm greedy.

I have two upcoming erotic books from Mira -- Flying and Tear You Apart. Both should be out in 2013. Flying is about a woman who picks up men in airports, at least until she meets the one guy she can't get out of her head. Tear You Apart is about a woman who turns around one day and unexpectedly meets a man who changes her life. I also have a couple short stories from Cravings coming out, as well as a futuristic erotic romance novella in a duology with Lauren Dane, due out in 2013 or 2014.

Your novels are not really a series, however they are best read in a certain order to enjoy the character cameos by previous couples. Could you share with us what you would consider is the best order to read them in?   

I can't. Because they're written to be read in any order -- every character is the hero of his or her own story, you know? So sometimes those minor characters are the main characters in another book, or vice versa, and it's all part of a big timeline, but it's not necessarily chronological.

Basically, I can't tell you the "best" order to read them in, because I can't judge what each reader would like best!

You usually have a wonderful playlist to go along with your books. Can you share with us some of the playlist for THE SPACE BETWEEN US, and why is music so important for your writing?   

Music is so important for me because I use lyrics and melodies to set a mood. I always write to music. Some of the songs featured on the playlist for The Space Between Us are:
Ghosts -- Christopher Dallman
A Girl Like You -- Edwyn Collins
Nicest Thing -- Kate Nash
Use Somebody -- Kings of Leon
3 -- Britney Spears
Journey -- Jason Manns
Alex Kennedy is one of my ALL-TIME favorite heroes. What do you think it is about him that sets him apart and makes readers want more of him?   

I guess a lot of women want to "fix" a damaged hero. ;) Seriously, I'm not sure. He's sexy, but wow, is Alex Kennedy a mess in Tempted. People tell me all the time how much they want an Alex of their own, and I always say, "no, you really don't." I mean, not really. Not for real life. Which is why in Naked, I tried to show that he'd grown and changed a lot, so that he really could be the sort of man you would want to settle down with. Having said that, I am partial to Alex Kennedy myself.

If we were unforgivably rude and pulled at random five things from your hand bag, what would we find?

First, I'd have to be carrying a bag, which I don't always. But you'd find my wallet, handcream, lip balm, sunglasses and Coke Zero. 

Many authors get their ideas from everyday life. Do you have a story to share where your real-life experience has influenced your writing?   

Umm...well...sure, I *could* but that might get me into trouble. ;) Actually, it's no secret that Deeper is pretty much lifted quite a bit from some of my real-life experiences. Not the paranormal part. But a lot of the rest. It's a combination of two not-quite-relationships I had when I was much younger. Some doors stay open, that's all I can tell you. And if you're a writer, you get to close them.

If you were to attend a conference and were given the opportunity to set up your own panel with authors of your choosing and you could talk about anything... What would that panel look like and what would happen?   

Hmm. I would ask all of my friends to sit around being served champagne from handsome men, and we'd talk about how awesome that is. Also snacks. Because snacks are important. And we'd share them with the audience, of course.

And to end this on a sexy note...can you give us a little teaser of THE SPACE BETWEEN US?   

Everyone has a story.

Here’s how this one ends.

Charlie’s mouth.

That’s what I want on my body now. His hands and mouth. Tongue, teeth, fingers. I want the crush of him on top of me, the silken brush of his hair against my flesh, the whisper of his eyelashes as he closes his gaze when he kisses me.

I want Charlie’s mouth, and yet something turns my face when he moves in close. Charlie sighs and presses his forehead to mine. His eyes shut, but I can’t seem to close mine. I have to see him, even this close. Every hair and pore, every scar. Every blemish and flaw that makes Charlie so perfect.

“If I’d known,” Charlie says. His hands are heavy, one on my shoulder, the other my hip. His breath smells of whiskey and smoke. He looks like Charlie, but he doesn’t smell like him.

I don’t want Charlie to wish he’d made a different choice. Please, Charlie, I think. Please don’t tell me you wish you’d missed all of this.

Charlie sighs. “It’s just...there’s this space between us. This big wide space. And I don’t know what to do with it.”

We fill it, I want to tell him but say nothing. The words won’t come. If I can’t kiss him, how on earth could I possibly tell him that I love him? That it doesn’t matter where Meredith’s gone or if she’s coming back. All we need is right here. The two of us will find a way to make things work. That it will all be okay.

I could tell him that, I think as Charlie pulls away. His back is toward me. His shoulders slump. The jutting lines of his shoulder blades urge me to reach and touch, but my fingers curl in on themselves instead. I touch myself because I won’t touch him. I could tell Charlie it will all be okay. It will all work out. But though I can’t say I’ve never told a lie in my life, none of them have been to Charlie. I’m not about to start now.   

Thank you so much for letting pick your brain for a bit and spending time with us today!

And if that wasn't enticement enough, Megan has 5 copies of THE SPACE BETWEEN US to give away, and she's making this an international giveaway.  Hurry and enter!

Tesla Martin is drifting pleasantly through life, slinging lattes at Morningstar Mocha, enjoying the ebb and flow of caffeine-starved customers, devoted to her cadre of regulars. But none of the bottomless-cup crowd compares with Meredith, a charismatic force of nature who can coax intimate tales from even the shyest of Morningstar's clientele.Caught in Meredith's sensual, irresistible orbit, inexpressibly flattered by the siren's attention, Tesla shares long-buried chapters of her life, holding nothing back. Nothing Meredith proposes seems impossible—not even Tesla sleeping with Meredith's husband, Charlie, while she looks on. After all, it's all in fun, isn't it?

In a heartbeat, vulnerable Tesla is swept into a spectacular love triangle. Together, gentle, grounded Charlie and sparkling, maddening Meredith are everything Tesla has ever needed, wanted, or dreamed of, even if no one else on earth understands. They're three against the world.

But soon one of the vertices begins pulling away until only two points remain—and the space between them gapes with confusion, with grief and with possibility….
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Nanee said...

Haven't read yet but love a new book and follow a author I am not familier with ..... Naneemcgee@aol.com

fishgirl182 said...

i haven't read any of megan's books before but they are on my list. broken is at the top though. my friend loved it and highly recommended it to me.

cutiephinphin said...

I'm not read any of Megan's book but if I were to start, it'll be The Space Between Us. It sounds like a power and emotional book.

angel said...

Im with you Im a total fangirl. there hasnt been a book that I havent liked from Megan Hart.Now that Ive read The Angel Im pretty much having Megan Hart withdrawl. lol..


Unknown said...

i just read the excerpt of 'The Space Between Us' and i'd start with that one for the writing alone...it sounds lyrical and heartfelt and im guessing pretty sexy :)

Katerina Bikogiannaki said...

I haven't yet, but dirty is in my to-read list

Jo said...

I haven't read any of Megan Hart's books before - so I went and read through the summaries at Amazon. I think I would like to read 'Deeper' first!

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ahz1 said...

I haven't read any Megan Hart books yet, but they are on my wishlist. I've heard wonderful things about Broken and I'd love to read it.

Stefanie said...

I haven't read any of Megan's books yet *shame on me*, but the one I would like to read the most is NAKED.

Angie said...

I haven't read anything yet, but I've had my eye on Broken for quite awhile.

Kassandra said...

I have yet to read Megan's work but I have received the second in her Order of Solace series as a gift and it is waiting for me in my TBR pile.


biochemguy said...

I haven't read any of her books yet but The Space Between Us sounds like a great place to start!

Cassandra said...

I've recently gotten two of her books and they are next on my to be read list :)
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I confess, I'm a Megan Philistine. But she's on my TBR now! I think Broken catches my attention first after The Space Between Us, which sounds AWESOME.

Thank you for doing all of this, I've really enjoyed getting to know Megan and her work!


Reading said...

I have not read any of her books. But the Space Between Us in now on my wish list!

Cathy V said...

I love Megan Hart! She has a way with words :) So far I have read Dirty and Stranger and look forward to working my way through all of her other books.

powerse said...

haven't read anything yet but I will be soon! :)


erin said...

Thanks for a great post! I haven't but would love to read Megan's books. I've read such awesome reviews for them, especially for Dirty which is on my want list ;)

Leanna said...

I have not read any Megan's Hart books yet but Broken is on my list to buy.

June M. said...

I have read a couple of Megan's books and loved them. TEMPTED was my first and probably fave so far...I really need to get NAKDED and read it too.
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hregtvedt said...

I have several of Megan's books in audio version on my iPhone. Think I'll actually read one this time. :)

Heather E

Unknown said...

I have only read on Megan Hart book before but I really loved it. The book was Strangers.

Unknown said...

I have not but The Space Between Us sounds really good.

Liss Martz said...

Of course I have read books from her!! Thanks to her I started reading erotica genre. I've read tempted as my first book (It is still my favorite!) Broken, Dirty and Deeper. I still haven't had the chance to read other books from her. Alex Kennedy.. such a bad boy! Only one night with him would be the glory!! :)

katetaan said...

I haven't read any of Megan's book but after your post in which you list several with their synopsis (synopsi?) I added a few to my Amazon with list, the book up for the giveaway included.

Tanya said...

I have not read any of Megan's books yet, but I have heard wonderful things about them, I think I would like to start with Tempted.

Texas Book Lover said...

I haven't read any of Megan's book yet. No Preservations sounds great.

Mary Preston said...

I have not yet read any books by Megan Hart. I'd love to begin with THE SPACE BETWEEN US. Fingers crossed.

Timitra said...

I haven't read any Megan Hart books as yet...they sound really goos so it's hard to choose just one!


Unknown said...

I haven't read any books by Megan yet. Indecent Experiment rings my bell. Great cover. I did enjoy the excerpt of The Space Between Us.
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Catherine Lee said...

I haven't read any Megan Hart yet. The Space Between Us sounds very sexy. YUM.

Ezinwanyi said...

I haven't read any of Megan Hart's books but I got Naked 2 wks ago. I was planning on reading it. I hope I win because there is this melancholy quality of her book covers. So I feel like her books would have great emotional depth.
Chinyere Ezinwanyi

SdyLion said...

I haven't read any of Megan's books but TEMPTED sounds very interesting. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Deanne M said...

I love Megan's books and have read most of them. My first and still favorite is Tempted. I was a mess after reading that book and couldn't pick up another for at least a week. Most of her books are very emotional and leave me wanting more.

Unknown said...

I haven't read any Megan Hart yet. The Space Between Us really good!

Unknown said...

I haven't read any Megan Hart yet. The Space Between Us really good!

Filia Oktarina said...

I haven't read any of megan's books before. I think i will start with THE SPACE BETWEEN US. This book sound interesting and love the cover book to :)

laurie said...

i haven't read any of megans books yet but i'd love to read the book featured in this blog


molly.frenzel said...

I stumbled upon Megan's books a few months ago starting with Dirty and have devoured every thing she has written. Awesome writer! Dirty is definitely still my favorite, but I'm hoping she writes a book about Jack.

molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

ArtemisG said...

I haven't read any of Megan Hart's books before. The Space Between seems very good book and I also find The Order of Solace series very interesting.
Thank you for the giveaway!

Jyl22075 said...

I hear such great things about Megan's books. I would love to be entered.


Unknown said...

i have not read any of megan's book, i think the space between us is the best start. thanks ^^