Sunday, December 12, 2010

FEATURE and GIVEAWAY: Sex on the Slopes by Susan Lyons

Book Interview with Susan Lyons in December 2010

Q: The first book, SEX ON THE BEACH, was set in Belize, and this one, SEX ON THE SLOPES, is set in Whistler, British Columbia. How did you come up with the settings? What made you choose these places?

I like writing about places I've been. Belize was actually one of the inspirations for this book, because when I visited there a few years ago, I saw how popular destination weddings had become. So, when I had the idea of writing SEX ON THE BEACH, it was natural to set it in Belize. That was my first contracted book with Berkley, and then it was option proposal time. I brainstormed with my editor about several possibilities and we both agreed it would be fun to do another book set around a destination wedding. This time, I thought the opposite setting would be fun: winter and snow rather than sunny beaches. The snow country I know best is just up the road from me, in Whistler, and at the time Whistler was gearing up for the Olympics so I figured the setting would appeal to readers as well as to me.

Q: Noticed that there's going to be a third book and it's going to be set in the Greek Islands. Where did the idea for this series come about? What is the unifying theme for all three books?

Yes, HEAT WAVES (July 2011) is set on a Greek island cruise (Santorini, Mykonos, Crete etc.). Greece is one of my favorite places in the world, and I've always wanted to write about it.

I didn't actually start with the idea of a series, just with the concept for the first book. It intrigued me that so many brides and grooms were picking holiday destinations for their weddings (not just their honeymoons), and inviting their families and close friends along for the celebration. A destination weddings is romantic and sexy...

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SEX ON THE SLOPES is available at Amazon (print, Kindle).

Susan Lyons is giving away a copy of SEX ON THE SLOPES!

Mechanics of the contest:

You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:

1. Write a comment or question to Susan in the comment box at the review site (link) (2 chances to win) from now to December 31;


2. Check out our contest page from December 20 to 22, 2010 to enter your email address (1 chance to win).

The winner will be announced in the comment box on the review site on January 2.

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