Telegram from Ms Barley
Our guest of honor is Aleah Barley! It’s so nice to have you here! Hope you’re ready to party!
Wine or beer? (If you say club soda, we’ll have to send you to the corner…)
Uh oh, I think I’m in the corner. I’m a hardcore seltzer drinker, I even own a seltzer maker.
Cake or chips? Are you a sugar or salt kind of person?
I knew I was going to be bad at these questions. I’m a sugar person, but not necessarily a cake person… I don’t like frosting.
*squints eyes * Are you old enough to drink?
Sure, though I’m still young enough to get carded.
Wait! You can’t come in yet! What did you bring us?
She was playing with fire…
Honey Moore has made her pledge: no more stealing cars and no more lusting after Jack Ogden. But when an arsonist torches her house and chases her all over Los Angeles, she’s forced to throw herself on Jack’s mercy. No one will look for a convicted felon in an LAPD detective’s apartment, right?
…and he didn’t want to get burned.
Jack doesn’t need a woman like Honey in his life. She might be sexy, but trouble follows her everywhere. But it’s hard to walk away from someone who lives at full throttle—and even harder to keep her safe. Now he’ll have to sacrifice everything to protect Honey from the arsonist determined to kill her.
What makes your characters so special?
Jack Ogden’s a super studly LAPD detective and Honey Moore’s the spunky ex-car thief who turns to him. Between the arsonist who burned down her house and their own personal history, the sparks are explosive.
I really think the tagline says it all: ‘He stole her heart, she stole his car.’
Alright, I guess you can come in. Now off to the roast!
What would your characters say about you?
Jack would say all the right things. He’s very polite (if you’re not breaking into his house in the middle of the night). Honey would tell me I have a boring car. She’s got a need for speed, and my seven year old station wagon just wouldn’t cut it.
What do you like doing besides writing and reading? Is it dangerous?
I ride my bike, go to the farmer’s market, and work in an office. The most dangerous part of my day is when I come home, sit on my couch, and get attacked by my cat. He’s large, fluffy, and in charge of the cushions.
Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
The beach. I dream in full blown Technicolor about the beach, which is sad since I live in the Midwest. I actually just moved to Michigan and I hear there are (lake) beaches here. I haven’t seen any yet, but I’m open to suggestions.
Do you have a favorite part of your own books and why?
Anything funny. I crack myself up.
How would you describe your writing style?
Quick paced, funny, and super spicy.
What is one thing about you that most people don’t know?
I just got my driver’s license when I moved to Detroit, so this whole ‘driving thing’ is still a new experience for me.
Who is your favorite author and why? Do you write what you read?
I like everything. I’m a total book slut. My favorite authors are broken down by category: romance (Jennifer Crusie, Victoria Dahl), mystery (Robert B Parker, Lawrence Block), fantasy (Terry Pratchett), I could go on… but I won’t. I can already see you starting to get bored.
Are you a pantser or a plotter?
I carefully plot out most of my book on yellow legal pads, which I promptly lose. I wing it from there.
What else are you working on right now?
I’m thinking about billionaires. Las Vegas billionaires. Uptight investment banker billionaires. Maybe even supernatural billionaires. Men who’ve put all their energy and drive into conquering the world, and the women who couldn’t care less.
Last question: Where can our partygoers find you and your work?
Other: I can also be reached by sky writing or singing telegram.
Thank you so much for coming!