Interview with Willow Winters, author of Begging for Bad Boys
30 Mar 2017
What can you tell us about your new release, Begging for Bad Boys?
I can tell you I cannot wait for it!!! It’s over 2500 pages of 13 romances with no cliffhangers and all happily ever afters. It’s everything I love about bad boy romances. We all came together and decided to do something epic. It’s only 99 pennies because we wanted to say hello to readers outside of Amazon and Kindle Unlimited in a big way and altogether at once.
My book, Burned Promises, is the first in the bundle and I cried nearly the entire time I wrote it. It’s a heart-wrenching second chance romance and the twist hit me hard! I really hope the readers love it as much as I do.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
When I was pregnant with my baby girl, about a year and a half ago, I read a romance or two a day. I’m not exaggerating. I was an AVID reader and ravenous for more. After she was finally here, not this past December, but the year before, I was up late at night with her. I had all these stories in my head I’d come up with and I thought one night while she was sleeping on my chest that I should write them. So I gave it a go! So I basically owe this all to my daughter, Evelynn.
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask them?
Oh my gosh!! I would invite Ella James and ask her why she made me cry so hard at the end of Sloth! It’s one of my all time favorite books and I would love to hear her talk about it and get her perspective.
What is a typical day like for you?
It’s hectic. I work at home with my children here. I have an (almost) 3-year-old and a one-year-old. I get up, get coffee and breakfast for them. Kid time comes first, always. And then it’s work, work, work. There are so many things to do when you’re self-published. I try to outsource as much as I can, but I usually don’t find the time to write until others have gone to bed and I no longer have emails to respond to or Facebook notifications. So a lot of times I’m up till 2 or 3 am to get my writing done.
BAM. You’re a superhero. What’s your superpower?
I think invisibility. So I can eaves drop!! LOL
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t compare someone else’s middle to your beginning. I was very upset when I started out because I didn’t know what I was doing wrong. And someone told me, you’re doing everything right, you just need time. Success is exponential and it’s hurting you to compare your story to someone else who’s already been here for years. That advice changed my outlook tremendously.
That and don’t stop writing. Ever.
What scene in Begging for Bad Boys was your favorite to write?
Ooh! One of the first scenes, when the couple first sees each other and the bad boy tries to get the good girl to do something naughty. I freaking loved that scene. I have never shot gun before. But it’s a sexy scene with a little laughter and a whole lot of good feels. It reminds them of why they loved each other all those years ago and those feels always make me happy.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Surround yourself with good people, think good things, do good things and good things will happen.
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