Interview with W. Winters, author of Breathless
04 Sep 2018
What can you tell us about your new release, Breathless?
It’s intense. That is the most accurate word I could use to describe this book. Breathless is book 3 in the series and there are fairly cruel cliffhangers. *insert evil laugh* Breathless picks up right where Heartless left off and there’s barely a moment to loosen your grip on the pages. It is most certainly aptly named!
Name a book that you feel has impacted your life significantly. Why was it so impactful?
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. It was simply very real and it forced the reader to accept what life is and to know that there are some things you can’t change, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. It’s one of my favorite books because of how it opened my eyes to certain things.
If Breathless is turned into a movie, who would you pick to play the main characters?
Oh my gosh!! Colin Farrell would be Marcus – hands down. (He’s the villain). I didn’t even have to think twice about that one. For Aria, I think Jennifer Lawrence would actually fit the role well. Which is crazy to think about, but I’d choose her (and dye her hair). For Carter, I’d like to say Josh Hartnett because he’s my celebrity crush, but he’d have to harden up a little and really take from his role in Sin City. That version of Josh, but more… violent. Gosh, I think I am crazy for writing this down! lol It’s not my best look; can you tell I don’t watch a lot of movies any more?
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a lawyer or an engineer when I hit high school, but before I considered job security I was all about interior design!
Where is your happy place? Why does it bring you joy?
Wherever my littles are. For the obvious reason. They are my happiness. Jax (my four year old) is starting preschool tomorrow and I am refusing to process that until the moment comes where he officially starts and is a preschooler.
What scene in Breathless was your favorite to write?
There are so many it’s hard to choose. I always love the softer, romantic scenes where both characters are very raw and vulnerable with each other. There are two in Breathless that I really love. BUT. Breathless also has a damaged heroine picking herself up from the ashes and living up to her name as mafia royalty. She becomes a very bad ass character in Breathless and I am so in love with those scenes. So it’s a toss up! I simply can’t choose!
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