Aimee is a romantic at heart and a southern transplant with a bit of the accent (but not a whole bunch). She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and with him, she’s produced three native North Carolinians, two of whom share the same DNA.
With an MBA and a degree in Applied Mathematics, there’s absolutely no reason she should be writing romance novels. Then again, she shouldn’t need a calculator to add two numbers, either … but she does.
Now on to the FIVE QUESTIONS
1. What was the spark of inspiration for Surrender?
Lily is a part of Little White Lies which is Book 1 in the Mimics of Rune. During that book, I didn’t delve into her character much, except to say she was super sweet and very flawed but never explained why. In fact one of the characters asks that question and is told to ‘Ask Lily sometime’. And voila. Book 2! So this book is a perspective on Lily’s life and her long term relationship with Cael that she’d deliberately shied away from pursuing. You’ll have to read to know why. 🙂
2. How much of yourself did you put into Lily Crane?
There is very little of me in Lily to be honest. I am go-go-go and confident, always ready to step up the game and do what needs to be done. Lily is hesitant and shy. She loves without question but it takes a lot for her to trust. I trust too implicitly when I should be more cautious. She’s naive and sometimes I am too though. So that might be the only true similarity. And I only ever look like me… well except during pregnancy when I gain what feels like 100s of pounds. 😉 Lily though, has no problem losing weight or changing her hair color or eye color with just a thought. 🙂
3. If you were a mimic, whose life would you like to step into?
Charley’s. She is actually more like me than anyone and/or the one I’d want to be. To know why, you’d have to read her story (Little White Lies) but she’s outgoing, confident and never seems to falter in that. That’s what I want to be, though she takes my Type A personality and goes up 10 notches in the ‘A’ category. And she’s married to Wyatt. 😉 (Shhh…. don’t tell my husband that’s one reason why I’d pick her 😉 ).
4. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Write, write and write more. I have 11 books under my belt and 4 WIPs and 100s of story ideas circling in my head. You need that. Never rely on 1 story to be ‘it’. Never rely on one series to be ‘it’. Readers all have preferences and what you love in 1 will be horrible to another. And vice versa. So building up a library of ideas and stories will help you flesh out the ones you really want to write and really want to work on. Give in to the one that is ‘yelling’ most at you, too. 🙂
5. Finally, Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Oh, good gracious. 😉 Beatles. They win ONLY because they have the accent. 😉
Synopsis: Face the past or look to the future? Both will hurt. One could kill her.
All her life, Lily Crane has suppressed her childhood memories, masking the signs of abuse with a variety of looks. From brunette to blonde, tall to short — as a Mimic, changing shape is her gift. Her right. Her achilles heel.
It’s Lily’s latest likeness, chosen simply by accident, which threatens to repeat a history she’s desperate to forget. Worse, she must do so without the one man who takes all her pain away: Cael Aldridge.
Cael has no intention of leaving Lily on her own. He never has. Now, with the woman he loves in the hands of a predator who wants Lily for her genetics, Cael will do everything he can to bring her home.
He can only pray he isn’t too late.