Interview with Hayson Manning, Author of Bound to the Bodyguard

16 Nov 2022

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Bound to the Bodyguard?

I love a slow burn romance, and this is a slow burn where the characters cannot be together.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Bound to the Bodyguard, what would they be?

Someone you Loved by Lewis Capaldi for Arabella, and The Loneliest by Maneskin.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I read across all genres. I do love a romance though, that I can fall into. When I get lost and forget where I am, that’s wonderful.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

It Starts with Us, Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, the third book in the Kingkiller Chronicle by by Patrick Rothfuss if it ever happens…

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

When Holden is helping with the zip on Arabella’s dress, and she whispers ‘touch me’. The heat between them is sizzling.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I have my earphones in and listen to which gets my brain kickstarted. Hopefully. Sometimes.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Dream big, work hard, stay focused and surround yourself with good people.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

That you had a smile on your face at the end and enjoyed it.


Hayson Manning is the author of the new book Bound to the Bodyguard

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