Anna del Mar
Genre: Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense,
Contemporary romance, SEAL romance,
Publisher: Carina Press
Date of Publication: May 2, 2016
Number of pages: 350 pages approx.
Word Count: 128,000 words approx.
Cover Artist: Carina Press
Josh Lane, decorated war hero and former SEAL turned successful entrepreneur, is blunt, ruthless, intense and exacting; a workaholic driven by internal demons, a man who doesn't play games, except in bed, of course, where he is always in command.
When he meets Lily Boswell, a talented but stifled artist trapped in a dangerous situation, he devises a sexual agreement that explores their most primal erotic cravings, the only chance he might have to protect her and vanish the demons that haunt his dreams.
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Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy the limits of their broken bodies to protect the women they love. Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories. When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and two very opinionated cats.
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I get my ideas from everywhere. I think an author’s mind is kind of like a strainer. Life pours through it in buckets, leaving a collection of images, impressions and experiences that coalesce into the ideas that become central to our stories. Nothing is wasted on us creative types. Sights, sounds, smells, tastes, textures. Life itself is the inspiration.
2. Do you have a dream cast for your book?
I really don’t. My characters are so vivid in my mind, that they have no “real life” equivalents. I like that. I think every reader has the right to imagine these characters according to her most private fantasies. It’s more fun that way. J
3. How do you handle writer’s block?
I don’t know that I really identify with the term “writer’s block.” I’m always eager to write and brimming with ideas. On occasion, I’m too tired to write. But to me, that’s really just exhaustion, usually the product of sleep deprivation. So I rest and then I’m ready to go again.
4. What inspired you to write this book?
Like The Asset and the novels of the Wounded Warrior series, At the Brink was inspired by the men and women I met during my years as a Navy wife. Living in the military community gave me great insight into the true definition of heroism. The fact that Josh Lane, the protagonist of At the Brink is an ex-SEAL is no accident.
At the Brink is the story of Josh Lane, a former SEAL turned billionaire business tycoon. Josh is blunt, ruthless, intense and exacting; a workaholic driven by internal demons; a man who doesn’t play games, except in bed, of course, where he is always in command. The heroine, Lily Boswell, is trapped in a dangerous situation and Josh has no problem taking advantage of that—to protect her and to get her into his bed. But there are twists, and as we read through this complex read, we discover so much more about heroes, lust and true love.
5. What’s the hardest part of being an author?
I find that the hardest part of being an author has to do with the non-writing aspects of the job, the things that keep me away from writing new stories. Marketing and self-promotion are not necessarily my cup of tea, but hey, they come with the territory. And then there are the long hours. Writing is definitively hard, time-intensive work. But I love it and there’s nothing else I rather do. So at the end of the day, I’m a happy camper.