Andie J. Christopher writes edgy, sexy, contemporary romance. Her newest book, Dusk Until Dawn, is the second book in her One Night in South Beach series and hits e-readers on April 18, 2017. In this Author Q&A, she talks about the music that gets her in the mood to write sizzling scenes, her favorite books, and her inspiration for setting a series in Miami.
Why did you decide to write in this genre?
I’ve loved reading romance novels since I was way too young to be reading them. I read everything, but I always come back to romance when I need something guaranteed to be uplifting.
What do you like to read?
Mostly romance, very steamy contemporary romance in particular. Although I also love a good Regency romance once in a while. I read a few literary books every year, and I “read” non-fiction in audiobook form.
What was your favorite book when you were a kid?
My grandmother bought me a very old edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, which I adored when I was very young. As an adolescent, my aunt—an English teacher—introduced me to Jane Austen when she gave me Pride and Prejudice for Christmas, and I never looked back. I think, when I read that book, I knew I wanted to write romance. (It was either Jane Austen or the grocery bags full of Harlequin Romances that my grandmother gave me to read during the summer.
Do you have a favorite book?
Pride and Prejudice is still one of my favorites—every time I read it, it remains lovely and witty. But Mating by Norman Rush is the book that knocked me on my a$$ the most as an adult. It is the most beautiful elegiac telling of doomed romantic relationship that I have ever read. It’s simply astonishing, and I’ve never read anything like it.
How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends, but I usually create a draft in about a month once the plot coalesces in my head and I sit down to write it.
Where do you get inspiration for your books?
Everywhere. For the One Night in South Beach series, I had been spending a lot of time in Miami with friends. I fell in love with the city and could picture scenes in so many of the places we visited.
Do you write with music?
I usually create a playlist for each series or book, and I listen to that while I’m writing. Certain songs remind me of certain characters, and I like to listen to a song that reminds me of the couple while writing sex scenes.
Do your characters ever do things you weren’t expecting?
All the time and I love it when they do!
Title: Dusk Until Dawn by Andie J. Christopher
Pub date: 4/18/2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Bartender and aspiring painter Maya Pascual loves turning up the heat. And dumping a vodka-and-karma chaser on the man who broke her heart is perfect Bronx girl payback. But how can she resist when Miami playboy prince Javier Hernandez begs to make it up to her. . .
Between his disastrous personal life and his wealthy family’s meddling, Javi needs to get back on track. The only thing that’s certain is his passion for Maya. If she’ll just let him show her how sorry he is, maybe he can move on and start fresh. But one look in her gorgeous eyes and he knows letting her go will be easier said than done.
Maya agrees to one dinner with Javi. But as their attraction threatens to combust, she wonders if a night of no strings, no repeats surrender is the only way burn off their desire once and for all…. Unless the light of day reveals it’s impossible to let go.
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About Andie J Christopher
Andie J. Christopher writes edgy, funny, sexy contemporary romance. She grew up in a family of voracious readers and picked up her first Harlequin romance novel at age twelve when she’d finished reading everything else in her grandmother’s house.
It was love at first read. It wasn’t too long before she started writing my own stories—her first heroine drank Campari and wore a lot of Esprit. Andie holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in economics and art history (summa cum laude), and a JD from Stanford Law School. She lives in Washington, DC, with a very funny French Bulldog named Gus.