Author Lissa Linden is on the blog today. Her novel, One Match Fire, is out now. Welcome, Lissa!
Author Name: Lissa Linden
Book Title: One Match Fire
Book Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Out Now
Publisher: Carina Press
Thank you for joining the blog today. Lissa, how would you describe your book?
Wet Hot American Summer meets Nicholas Sparks when Amy escapes the city to take Paul’s job at their childhood summer camp in this sexy reunion romance.
How long did it take for you to write the book? Did you do have to do any research?
I wrote the heart of this book in about four months. Of course, it underwent revisions during the publication process that added time to this total, but it went relatively quickly since there wasn’t much research to do. This is a book I wanted to write, and I pulled from my own camp experiences to give ONE MATCH FIRE life. Those summers at camp leave a serious imprint.
How did you celebrate when you learned ONE MATCH FIRE was going to be published?
I tried to celebrate all the steps along the way. An R&R. Offer call. Verbal agreement. Signing the contract.
There are so many steps on the way to publication, and I’m still not quite sure which one I consider to be the day I really believed ONE MATCH FIRE would be published, but I definitely used them all as excuses to get a little gussied up and go out for dinner.
If you were speaking to someone who hasn’t read your writing before, why should they want to read ONE MATCH FIRE?
Because ONE MATCH FIRE isn’t a typical summer camp story. It’s not about teens, and it’s pretty sexy. It’s nostalgia wrapped in heat and combined with all those youthful events that leave a lasting mark.
What’s one piece of advice you would offer your younger writer self?
Read. Read a lot. In your genre, out of it. Just read. Then write what you WANT to write. Your own excitement for it will come through.
Where can readers find you (website, blog, social media, etc.)?
Thank you, Lissa! One Match Fire is available now.
A sexy, summer camp-set reunion romance from debut author Lissa Linden
When Amy left her beloved summer camp, heartbroken and ashamed, she swore she’d never return. Twelve years later, she’s desperate to unearth the person she was before turning into a workaholic. When her old camp advertises for a new director, Amy leaps at the chance to start over—only to find herself face-to-face with the very guy who broke her heart.
Paul hasn’t forgotten kissing Amy beneath a shooting star, or how she bolted from camp without saying goodbye. When she shows up to take the job he never thought he’d leave, Paul can hardly believe his luck. Amy is now a woman with killer curves and a sexual appetite to match. With serious vibes between them, and him nearly dead from the celibacy of life at camp, they strike a deal for a few days of sexy fun in the wilderness.
But when feelings that started long ago enter the mix and it becomes clear Amy will only trust him with her body—not her heart—Paul desperately wants to break through the armor she’s built to protect herself. And although Amy knows there’s something special about the way she reacts to Paul, something beyond skin on skin, the stakes are high enough to scare her.
With a past like theirs, they’ll either ignite a future…or burn out for good.
Lissa Linden writes contemporary romance about women she’d like to hang out with, and the men who can keep up with them. When she’s not writing, she’s either reading, traveling, or reading about traveling. Luckily, her husband is completely on board with spontaneously booking trips to say, eastern Europe. A proud history and languages nerd, Lissa is fluent in Shakespearean insults and dirty jokes through the ages.