Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview w/ Nana Malone!


Nana's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin. It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is. Though, until that ninja job comes through, you'll find her acting out scenes for hubby, baby and puppy while catching up on her favorite reality television shows in sunny San Diego.
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The_Book_Queen: Hi Nana! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? 
Nana: Oh, I’m just your average Ghanaian/American girl who lives in sunny San Diego with an American husband who thinks my family is crazy.  My Big Fat Greek Wedding has nothing on us.  IN my infinite spare time, I chase around my two year old trying to tame her wild mane of hair and corral my spunky Scottie and occasionally let my hubby pamper me.

TBQ: What dream jobs did you have when you were younger? Do you still have one or two that you'd love to one day try?

N: Back in the day, I would have killed my best friend to be and MTV VJ.  Today, I’m living my dream as a writer, though, I’ve always wondered what it’s like to be a Hype man for a Rapper.

TBQ: Your newest release, Sultry in Stilettos, is the second of your In Stilettos series.|. Can you tell us a little bit about this book, and why readers are going to love it?

N: Readers are going to love the story of two best friends falling in love.  We’ve all been there and had a major crush on our best friend praying he noticed us.  It’s also a story about enduring friendships and the girlfriends who keep us sane.

TBQ: You've written under a few different genre's so far, but are there any others that you would like to try your hand at?  

N: One of these days, I’m going to write a YA book.  I’ve had it on the back burner for ages.

TBQ: I know we all hate this question, author and reader alike. :) But I have to ask: What are a few of your favorite books and/or authors? 

N: I love this question actually.  I’m totally into Sylvia Day right now.  Her Crossfire series is fantastic.  I’m also in love, love, love with anything JR Ward writes, I’ll devour (Agree about Ward. I've yet to read Day, but she is high on my list!)

TBQ: We've all fallen for a hero (or two, or three, or....ahem).  Tell us one hero that you've fallen for—who is he and what drew you to him? 
N: Hmmm, there is just something about Gideon Cross.  Maybe it’s the billionaire thing. Maybe it’s the sex appeal.  But I think it’s more his willingness to be vulnerable for one woman.  There’s nothing sexier. (Mm...indeed!)

TBQ: What's next-- Can you tell us a little bit about your upcoming releases or WIP?

N: Oh boy, I have a few things in the works right now.  I’m working on a sequel to Game, set, Match called MisMatch.  The heroine in that one is the spunky sidekick from GSM.

I’m also working on the final in the in Stilettos series right now called Sassy In Stilettos which stars Micha and Caleb from the other stories.  And I’ve got some Erotic short stories in the works too, so I’m busy busy.


A day on a secluded island OR a day at the spa?
Spa for sure.

Reading a spicy romance novel OR a sweet “my-heart-skips-a-beat” one?
Spicy all the way.

Which would you rather have an affair with: a sexy highlander OR a devilishly handsome English lord?
English lord.  I wouldn’t be able to understand a word the highlander said.  Lol.  Scottish brogue is very hard to decipher. (True...but sometimes you don't have to understand the man to, well, enjoy him...*wink* LOL) 

Hot summer days OR cold winter nights?
Some like it hot.  That’s me J

Where would your dream house be: in the city, where all the action is OR nestled in the mountain where you can enjoy the quiet and the wilderness?
In the city with the action.

If you could live in any time period, past or future, which one would it be?
Future.  I’m fascinated by where technology can take us.

Cover Lover OR Blurb Fan? 
It’s all about the blurb to pull me into the story.

Steamy Novella OR Sweet Novel? (aka, Quickie or Slow Build Up?)
I’m keeping it real with the steamy novella J

And finally, tell us 3 unique/wacky/fun things about yourself:

  • I’m also a hobbyist photographer.
  • I used to be a dancer and have wanted to audition for So You Think You Can Dance.
  • And I can read a full novel in about 3 hours

(Wow! I could do that years ago, when I didn't have nearly as much keeping me away from reading...Curse you, life! LOL)

The_Book_Queen: Thanks so much for stopping by, Nana, and please know that you are welcome back anytime! Do you have any questions for our readers—something to spark a good discussion? :)

Nana: Thank you for having me. 

For your readers, what’s the funniest, most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you.  I’ll start off.  Over the holiday, I went to the drug store and literally fell ass over tea kettle.  Butt sticking up in the air and everything.  Only way it would have been funnier is if I”d been wearing a dress and it went over my head in the fall.

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Sultry in Stilettos by Nana Malone
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 11, 2012)
Series: In Stilettos, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Shy, Fantasy Event Planner, Ricca Munroe has never been lucky in love, so when the latest in a long line of Mr. Oh So Wrongs publicly dumps her, she focuses on her career.  All she has to do to land the job of a lifetime is work side-by-side with the one man who can break her heart.

Beckett Mills has never been in love. Personal entanglements are a recipe for disaster—that is until one kiss from Ricca Munroe changes everything.  Beckett needs this job to fulfill a promise he made.  All he has to do is resist the seductive charms of his best friend.

Can Ricca come out of her shell to land her dream job and the love of her life? Can Beckett trust himself enough to actually fall in love and still keep the promise he made?

Warning: Sexy, sass talking women will make you laugh, cry and want a pair of killer footwear.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, Nana! :) I can't believe I haven't tried one of your books before now--must  fix that ASAP! :)

And don't forget Nana's question:

What’s the funniest, most embarrassing thing that’s 

ever happened to you?

Hm... let's see...I'm sure I have had plenty such moments over the years, but do you think I can come up with one right now? Nope. Mind's blank. Huh. Perhaps they were too traumatic, and I've wiped them from my memory, for my own protection. LOL. 


Until Next Time,


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