Interview with Marti Shane, Author of Hero In Promise

04 May 2021

What can you tell us about your new release, Hero In Promise?

Is it really an office romance when you’ve only worked there six hours? Shy’s not concerned with impressing her temporary boss; her reputation precedes her. She doesn’t expect the charming Kyler Ross to impress her. As it turns out, he’s more than meets the eye, and that’s saying a lot. He’s a hero.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always loved dreaming up a good story. Writing them down came with my first military deployment. Restricted to one five-minute phone call a week, letters were the primary communication with my husband. We weren’t allowed to discuss where we were or what was going on day-to-day at our location, so I wrote him a story instead. He will forever be my inspiration.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

The Rainmaker

Fight with me


Beautiful Bastard

Lover at Last

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

J.R. Ward What would you want to ask? Seriously, where does it all come from? I feel like I speak a new language after the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Guilt-free daydreaming. Writing it down allows me to call it a job.

What is a typical day like for you?

Wake, write, teach stats, then go play with my husband, family, and friends. Sleep – repeat. The pattern is “typical” but how each piece of the pattern works out is always different than the day before.

What scene from Hero In Promise was your favorite to write?

I love a good “new couple” argument. Arguments stem from drama, but it doesn’t mean couples can’t have a sense of humor in resolving them. Shy and Kyler have no rules of engagement in their first quarrel, and I loved writing in their little jabs.

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

You only lose when you stop trying. 

Marti Shane is the author of the new book Hero In Promise

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