Interview with A.M. Hargrove, Author of One Blissful Night
07 Jan 2020
What can you tell us about your new release, One Blissful Night?
My new release, One Blissful Night, is the last of the West Sisters Series. They are all stand alone novels. The series is a spin off from the West Brothers Series, which are also stand alones. In One Blissful Night, Reynolds West finds out she’s living next door to her nemesis, the boy who broke her heart in high school. The book is full of all sorts of fun, laughter, emotions, angst, steam, you name it. It checks a lot of boxes for the readers.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I was inspired to become an author by my love for reading and writing. I’ve always loved to write, but my career path took a completely different direction. After my company was bought out by another, I received a severance package, which allowed me to finally fulfill my dream of writing.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
Top 5 list would include JR Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood series and to choose between those would be any that have Visious as the MC. Then Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series. All 5 of them. I can’t choose. Sorry. The Wall of Winnipeg by Marianna Zapata and lastly Vicious by LJ Shen. I must have a love for all things V. 😛
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
If I had a literary talk show, my first guest would be JR Ward. Her writing is brilliant so I’d want to know how she came up with the idea for her BDB series. Curious minds and all.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
My favorite thing about writing is I can create anything I want and build a world that’s completely my own. It’s so much fun and thrilling to me I absolutely love it. I get invested in my characters and hate to say goodbye, which is to say I have difficulty ending my books.
What is a typical day like for you?
My typical day is after I’m up I do the worst thing possible and I check my email. However in 2020 my one resolution is to write first and then check email. I’m better at writing earlier in the day, so I’m switching things up. My new schedule will be to write from 7 to 12, and then do business. Then work out—another new resolution. My fingers are triple crossed I stick to that one. The others will be easier. Haha.
What scene in One Blissful Night was your favorite to write?
In One Blissful Night, there are some pranks the characters play on each other. I love humor in books. It’s a tension breaker so I have it every one of my books. In this one, the pranks they play were super fun to write. One of them actually occurred to my neighbor, which is why I enjoyed writing it so much. I can’t say what it is, but it involves a certain type of critter and I’ll leave it at that. 😂
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
My philosophy is to never give up. If something doesn’t work, keep trying. There are hundreds of success stories from people who tried to do many different things. They didn’t succeed on their first attempt. For me, quitting is not an option and never has been. I’ve have some great success and some not so great. With each book I write, I learn something new and hope to continue on this path.
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