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About the author:
A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and two Bengal cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge. Visit Darcy online at http://www.darcyburke.com and sign up for her new releases newsletter, follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/darcyburkefans.
What inspired you to write your book?
The idea for a family of sextuplets just came to me one night as I lay freezing in a house with no heat in January. 🙂 It was the first idea I had for contemporary romance (I wrote historical before that) and I was excited about setting it in a fictional town in my home state of Oregon. In this book, I wrote about a heroine with sensory processing disorder, which my daughter has. Sensory issues impact a lot of people and I wanted to bring some awareness to it.
Here is a short sample from the book:
She pulled her key from her pocket and hit the unlock button. He opened the door for her. “Thanks for a great time.”
She turned to face him, standing in the crook of the open door. “I’m sorry it has to end.” Her features tightened very briefly, as if she regretted saying that. Then she lifted her chin and gave him a direct stare. “It doesn’t really have to. Vegas Rules, right?”
She was going to hit on him. And why not? They’d flirted all night. Only he couldn’t go home with her. Not Sara Archer. “I’m not sure that’s a good idea.”
“It’s a great idea. Let’s take Vegas back to my condo.” Her eyes narrowed again in that sexy, provocative way. “But here’s the thing: I’m only interested in tonight.”
Had the parking lot just disappeared beneath his feet? That was his line. The player had just been played.