If you read True Love and Other Disasters then you’ll remember the hero from this new book and like me, you’re probably anxious! Please help me give Rachel Gibson a great big Book Binge worthy warm welcome!
Let’s get on with the questions, shall we?
The hero of ANY MAN OF MINE, Sam, has appeared in your previous novels. Did you always know he’d eventually get his own story? Tell us a little about him.
Rachel Gibson: The first time Sam made an appearance in True Love And Other Disasters, I knew I’d write his book. I always knew there was more to him than a pretty face and a mean right hook. Sam has lived through a tragedy in the past that he didn’t deal with particularly well. Through the book, you see him really come to terms with his past and understand his actions.
How does the catch-phrase, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” play into your plotline?
Rachel Gibson: Oh yeah. Only, what happened to Sam and the heroine Autumn didn’t stay in Vegas. The idea for the book started with the question: what happens to all those people who get drunk and think it’s really funny to get married by an Elvis impersonator? What happens in the morning when they wake up hung over and think, “holy crap! What have I done?”
Sam and Autumn truly have a love/hate relationship. Tell us what it was like for you to bring them together?
Rachel Gibson: Well like all my books I think, “this is going to be a really easy premise to write.” But of course it’s always difficult. Especially when you write about a heroine who has a very good reason to hate the hero. Love and hate are such strong emotions, and I had to walk a real fine line with both these characters. I had to give Sam some compelling reasons for why he did the things he did and to show him change and grow. And Autumn had to learn to forgive and let go of all her anger and resentment. Which was really difficult for her.
What can we expect from your next novel? Any familiar faces?
Rachel Gibson: In Any Man Of Mine, you will definitely see characters from True Love And Other Disasters and Nothing But Trouble. Any Man Of Mine is the last of the hockey series, but I will be taking the heroine’s brother from Any Man Of Mine and writing his story next.
Wow, we’ve got lots to look forward to once Any Man of Mine is released and then we have the promise of another book with a character that we’ll meet in AMoM and I, for one, am super excited! I’m also a little sad that this will be our last hockey book but all good things must come to an end, right? I have every faith that Rachel Gibson will keep the party going with something equally awesome in the future!
Thanks so much Rachel Gibson for joining us today to talk about your upcoming book, we wish you nothing but the best of luck and we can’t wait to read Sam’s story for ourselves. Make sure you mark your calendars for the release of Any Man of Mine. It comes out on April 26, 2011 and you can pre-order it here, here or here.
GIVEAWAY ALERT: For stopping by and visiting with us and Rachel Gibson, we’re going to be giving away two books from Rachel’s back list to one lucky winner. If there’s a Rachel Gibson book that you’ve been dying to read and haven’t gotten around to getting, leave a comment here and you’ll be entered to win two books of your choice.
Good luck and thanks for stopping by!