Thank you for joining me on the blog today 🙂 I’m excited that Sidney Halston is here for a little chat. She’s answered some questions about herself and her release STACKED UP! I think you’ll have fun getting to know her.
Afterward check out her book and don’t forget to enter her giveaway!
Let’s get started …
What 5 words describe you best?
Disorganized, loyal, workaholic, loving, sympathetic
Awesome words 🙂 What’s the first thing we’d see when we walk in your front door?
Picture frames if my family
Love that 🙂 Tell us the last thing you cooked.
Instant vanilla pudding (does that count?)
Definitely counts. lol I love choosing character names, how did you go about choosing the names for your characters in STACKED UP.
I love the name Penny and wanted to name my daughter Penny, my husband didn’t like it. So I used it for a character instead. I don’t remember how I came up with Travis, since he was around since book 1, and it’s been a long time since I named him. I think I just thought–southern cowboy– he had to be a Travis.
How do you feel about writing love scenes?
LOVE IT. They’re fun to write. But sometimes I can’t write them at the exact moment I get to that part. So, I’ll literally put “insert sex scene” into the manuscript and get back to it later. I can’t write a sex scene at my kid’s karate class– it feels weird, ya know.
lol I do the same thing. Describe your writing space.
I write at Starbucks. It USED to be great because for years I sat in a comfy sofa by the window every night, with my laptop on my lap. They recently remodeled and replaced my sofa with a hard wooden chair and a table. Now I hate it and I’ve been trying to find another perfect chair/place to write.
Using 5 words for each, describe your hero and then your heroine.
Hero: loyal, funny, carefree, fighter, huge heart / Heroine: survivor, sweet, honest, independent, naïve.
Would you like to tell us what you’re working on next?
I’m editing Pull Me Close. It’s the 1st book of my new Panic Series. It’s so different from Worth the Fight, and I cannot wait until you all read it. She’s agoraphobic and he’s the owner of the hottest nightclub in Miami Beach.
RANDOM FUN…FINISH THIS SENTENCE:
The last movie I went to the theater to see was : Zootopia
Every morning I : go back to sleep after I drop off the kids at school (shh…don’t tell anyone)
I’ve never : Eaten shrimp. They look gross and my family eats them all the time. YUCK
My toothbrush is : Orange
The last book I read was : Laura Kaye’s Ride Hard (So good!)
I can’t leave the house without : My phone (because it has my Kindle App)
Thank you so much for sitting down and answering some questions, Sidney. I hope you had as good a time as I did 🙂
attract in this seductive novel from the author of Against the Cage (“Funny,
steamy, scorching.”—Toni Aleo), with a chiseled MMA fighter falling for a
single mom who could use a real man in her corner.
infant daughter is harder than anything Penny Richards has ever done, but it
sure beats living under the rules of her stepfather, a television preacher who
demands a picture-perfect family. And if Penny hadn’t struck out on her own,
she never would have met Travis Calhoun. The intensely physical heavyweight
brawler has a way of drawing out her wild side. But Travis lives fast, with no
responsibilities—and that just isn’t for Penny.
wear tight clothes, high heels, and tons of makeup—not pearls or plaid
headbands. But once he works past Penny’s inhibitions, Travis discovers a
kindred spirit who longs to trust someone with her body, and her secrets.
Still, Travis can’t help but wonder if this rich girl is just slumming it
before she returns to her privileged life. Now it’s up to Penny to prove that
she wants her hard-edged, hard-loving fighter just the way he is.
Travis loved sex and he loved women. But, once he had sex with them, his mind drifted to his training and the adrenaline rush that came from being in a cage, dodging a fist at his face, or landing a roundhouse kick to his opponent’s side. And it wasn’t the violence of it. Not at all. He’d had to be violent at a point in his life. It was either fight or die. His tattoos and his criminal record didn’t lie. He had never been particularly good at school. But fighting—that he was good at. And the skill that he’d learned, the hours he put into it—that’s what he loved. He was untouchable in the cage. He knew it and his opponents knew it. And when he tired them out enough, that’s when he landed his signature combo and they were done.
Now, his mind didn’t drift on what he was planning on working out tomorrow or how he’d manage to tire out his opponent in a few weeks. No, he was thinking about the woman who was working at a strip club. He was not at all comfortable with this situation.
author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule:
“Just Do It”–Nike. And that’s exactly what she did.
After working hard as an
attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to
begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very
exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative, romantic side
and wrote Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in
love with writing. Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children.
She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she’s
not writing, you can find her reading and reading and reading. She’s a reader
first and a writer second. When she’s not writing or reading, her life is
complete and utter chaos, trying to balance family life with work and writing
(and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any other way.