Author Interview: Allie K. Adams

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Hello and Welcome All!

 

10336818_10204524004683343_3559009692728414165_nToday I’m very lucky to be interviewing Allie K. Adams author of The TREX SERIES.

Hi Allie, thank you for agreeing to this interview.

 

What do you do when you are not writing?  I like to ride my quad (ATV) in the hills, stalk my fav peeps online, and play darts with the hubs. But none of those happen often enough anymore. I write when I first get up, then go to the stinkin’ day job (SDJ), then write until bed. Rarely am I not at my computer (aka no life <sigh>). ** I think all of us can relate to the no life feeling. I’m not as busy as you, but being a full time mom and blogger can be exhausting. **

How did you choose the genre you write in?  I love to read romantic suspense, NA, YA, and thrillers. So that’s what I write. Oh, and I have to have my happily ever after. If I don’t get my HEA, I’m one cranky gal. ** Oh I’m a reader who needs her HEA **

Where do you get your ideas?  Every one of my stories has some element of my life in them–well, except for the thriller… no, I’ve had my fair share of scares, so that one counts, too.

How much research do you do?  A TON! If the book isn’t realistic or riddled with errors in the facts you’re building into your world, you lose the reader. I love the research almost as much as I love writing the story!

So, what have you written?  Wow. This is a long list. You sure you want them all? ** Oh Yes Plz ** Okay, you asked for it… <ahem>

PUBLICATION HISTORY:

Allie K. Adams: “If you’re looking for non-stop, heart-racing action and sizzling romance, look no further. Allie K. Adams will take you there–and more!” –Bestselling author Lucy Monroe

TREX Romantic Suspense Series

  1. FIRST RESPONSE (TREX Brief) (TREX 1)
  2. RESCUE ME (TREX 2)
  3. BRACE FOR IMPACT (Brace 1)
  4. AT ANY COST (TREX 3)
  5. NO WAY OUT (TREX 4)
  6. SEEK AND DESTROY (TREX 5)
  7. UNDER THE COVERS (TREX6)
  8. TREX BOXED SET ONE (TREX 1-3)

 

Campus Players College-based NA Series

  1. GROOMING THE PLAYER (Campus Players 1)
  2. HIRING THE PLAYER (Campus Players 2)
  3. SCHOOLING THE PLAYER (Campus Players 3)

 

Murph & Grace Thriller Series

  1. I WILL FIND YOU (M&G 1)

 

Montana John’s Small Town Romance Trilogy

  1. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT (MJ’s 1)
  2. HAPPY HOUR (MJ’s 2)
  3. GRAND OPENING (MJ’s 3)

 

Stand Alone Short Stories

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR’S, EVE! – MF New Adult Romance Short Story.
  2. THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE – MF New Adult Romance Short Story.

 

Eve Adams: “If you like Lora Leigh, you’ll love Eve Adams!” –Bestselling author Jami Davenport

2009 – Siren-Bookstrand

  1. RIDING DOUBLE – Riding Series 2 – MFM Erotic Cowboy Romance.
  2. RIDING COWBOYS – Riding Series 3 – MFM Erotic Cowboy Romance – Recommended Read, nominated for Book of the Week.
  3. RIDING LESSONS – Tasty Treats Anthology,  Volume 1 – MFM Erotic Cowboy Romance – Recommended Read.

2010 – Siren-Bookstrand

  1. BETWEEN THE COVERS – Covert Lovers 2 – MFM Erotic Romantic Suspense – Recommended Read, nominated for Book of the Week (rights return in 2015).

2011 – Siren-Bookstrand

  1. TRIO – Gideon’s Ring 1 – MFM Erotic Romantic Suspense (rights return 2016).
  2. TEMPTATION – Gideon’s Ring 2 – MFM Erotic Romantic Suspense (rights return 2016).
  3. SUSPICIOUS MINDS – MFM Erotic Historical Romantic Suspense – Recommended Read and nominated for Book of the Year by CAPA.
  4. PATIENCE IS THEIR VIRTUE – Brides of Bachelor Bay 3 – MFM Erotic Historical Romance – Recommended Read, nominated for Book of the Week.

2012 – Siren-Bookstrand

  1. THE BANISHED BRIDE – Brides of Bachelor Bay 5 – MFM Erotic Historical Romance – Recommended Read and nominated for Book of the Year by CAPA.

Jayden Knight: “I can’t give Dark Horse enough stars. Highly recommend!” –Goodreads Review

2012 – Siren-Bookstrand

  1. STIMULUST PACKAGE – Dark Horse 1 – MM Erotic Romantic Suspense
  2. LUSTFUL VENGEANCE – Dark Horse 2 – MM Erotic Romantic Suspense
  3. LUST & FOUND – Dark Horse 3 – MM Erotic Romantic Suspense
  4. LUST & LIES – Dark Horse 4 – MM Erotic Romantic Suspense
  5. LUST WE FORGET – Dark Horse 5 – MM Erotic Romantic Suspense
  6. LUST IN THE WIND – Dark Horse 6 – MM Erotic Romantic Suspense

 

** Dang I did ask for it! ^_^ Few that’s a long list. **

What project are you working on now? A Thriller I Will Find You that should be up for preorder this week.

What is the hardest thing about writing?  For me, it’s finding enough time without distractions. Because I work, on average, 10 hours a day at the SDJ, every minute outside of that is dedicated to writing. But I also have a hubs, dogs, laundry, cooking, cleaning, etc. It’s really tough trying to find the balance between it all. ** You are one busy women. **

What is the easiest thing about writing?  The actual writing itself. When I’m in a scene, I can pound out the words wicked fast.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way whether growing up or as an adult? Linda Lael Miller inspired me to get into writing romance. Desire and Destiny is still one of my favorites. Anything by Tess Gerritsen, especially her Rizzoli & Isles books, inspired me to get into writing thrillers. For my NA & YA, the Twilight series were a big influence. ** Oh a women after my own heart. I loved Twilight. **

 

 

How do you relax?  Write a love scene. 🙂 Or kill someone off in one of my books that deserved it. **LOL**

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What is your favorite quote? I have two: “Live, laugh, love.” <–I used this in BRACE FOR IMPACT. Those 3 words are paramount to the plot. The second: “Dance like nobody’s watching; Sing like nobody’s listening; Love like you’ve never been hurt.”

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Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why? Agatha Christie. How cool would it be to sit down and have a conversation with her about where she came up with the ideas for her mysteries? ** To be honest I don’t know who she is, but a quick google search will remedy that. **

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If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?  The Harry Potter series. Not only is it one of the highest grossing series of all time, the imagination and the way the characters became a part of my life… Brilliant writing. I want someone to say that about my books one day.

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10 Quick Things About Allie K. Adams

Favorite Food? — Tater tot Casserole or Stroganoff

Favorite Color? –Yellow. It’s a happy color. 🙂

Favorite Movie or TV Show of all Time? –Pitch Perfect

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Favorite Drink? –Pinot Noir, hands down. I also love spiking my monster energy drink with whiskey. Don’t judge.

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Favorite Book? –Whichever one I’m working on. Though if Tess Gerritsen has a new one out, I can’t work on my own until I get through with hers.

Favorite Season? –Winter. I love snow. Lots and lots of snow.

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Favorite Online Hangout? –I’m embarrassed to admit, but I’m a FB junkie.

Favorite Animal? –Does my husband count? I love my fur babies, but I seriously think my hubs should count as my fav animal.

Favorite Band or Musician? –I love Nickelback. That doesn’t brand me, does it? I also love Michael Buble and pretty much anything acapella.

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Favorite Vacation Destination? –Even though I love winter, my fav vacay destination would have to be Tahiti. Did you know there’s no no deadly bugs, spiders, or snakes there? Now that’s my kind of vacay!

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Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview. 

 

MORE ABOUT AUTHOR


Allie K. Adams is the bestselling author of several award-winning stories. An active member of the search and rescue, as well as previously served as a reserve deputy, Allie has firsthand experience in most of the dangers she writes about. Known for her highly erotic, deeply intense suspense romances, she can be found most days in front of her computer, saving the world one sizzling story at a time. She grew up in Seattle and now currently lives in southwest Montana with her husband, two kids, and two fluff ball dogs.  

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About the Book (1)

Allie’s newest release is a boxed set:
This Pets for Vets charity bundle is available for a limited time at a discount of $1.99.

 

Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After (Pets for Vets Charity)

This Pets for Vets charity bundle is available for a limited time at a discount of $1.99.
Presenting a contemporary romance bundle of 16 novels with happily-ever-after endings, including previously published readers’ favorites and brand-new material
They’re all hometown heroes, guys from small towns who’ve made a name for themselves, big or small, who’ve withstood the odds and risen to the challenge, who are heroes in their own right.
A LITTLE HARMLESS SEX by USA Today author Melissa Schroeder–When Anna falls for her best friend Max, it might be true love, or the biggest mistake of her life.
CHANGE THE GAME by USA Today author Lucy Monroe–Alex is looking for revenge. Isabel is looking for a relationship without those pesky things called emotions. Neither will get what they’re looking for, but a whole lot more!
WILD RIDE (Changing Gears, Book 1) by USA Today author Nancy Warren–Trouble is piling up in the small town of Swiftcurrent, Oregon with hints of a treasure missing since WWII, a motorcycle riding bad boy history prof, a sexy librarian and a murder. It all adds up to a very Wild Ride.
HEARTBREAK ON A STICK by USA Today and New York Times author Sabrina York–When the man who broke her heart ten years ago suddenly returns to town—a hot shot movie star—Gina Fox is determined to avoid him. But for some reason, Jason Sherwood is pursuing her again.
MADRONA SUNSET by bestselling author Jami Davenport–Meet a wounded warrior suffering from paralyzing guilt and woman pining for her dead husband–both damaged souls craving comfort for a moment or a lifetime.
BRACE FOR IMPACT by bestselling author Allie K. Adams–Bush pilot Reid Cavanaugh’s life is turned upside down when he takes a fare that ends up driving his plane into the ground and him into the danger surrounding her.
HONORABLE SACRIFICE by bestselling author Destiny Blaine–Hired to protect an affluent family with embarrassing secrets, Audra McAllister reconnects with a small-town hero willing to risk everything to win Audra’s heart.
SHE’S WORTH IT ALL by bestselling author Cathryn Cade–Mase Barnett is a hometown hero with a secret. Natalie Cusco has a broken heart only a strong man can heal. Will this wounded hero risk everything to show her she’s worth it all?
DECEIVING DANTE by award-winning author Kate Davies–A stolen car on her front lawn. A sexy cop – looking to arrest her favorite student. A principal ready to fire her. Could Ellie’s Monday get any worse?
ROCK, RATTLE AND ROLL by USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn and bestselling author Taryn Elliott–A beachfront cottage, hours of alone time, and plenty of skin-on-skin action is just what the rock star and his new wife ordered—until the future comes much quicker than they expected.

GRAVE DANGER by Golden Heart finalist Rachel Grant–An archaeologist digs up a murder victim in a Northwest archaeological site and must help the hunky local police chief solve the crime before she becomes the next victim.

TURNING THIRTY-TWELVE by award-winning author Sandy James–Jackie Delgado didn’t want a new man in her life until a dreaded blind date with detective Mark Brennan turns out to be more exciting than she’d ever imagined.
HIS ONLY DESIRE by Adrianne Lee– Nick Rossetti married the wrong twin sister. Will the right one ever forgive him? Not if her stalker has his way.

 

EVEN HEROES CRY by Hildie McQueen–War widow Tesha Washington slowly draws Adam Ford out of the shell that used to be a man, and learns there really is such a thing as starting over. 

THE VIXEN & THE VET by bestselling author Katy Regnery–In a Beauty & the Beast reboot, an ambitious reporter tracks down a wounded war vet for a scoop and ends up falling in love with him instead.
TROUBLE WITH A COWBOY by Sandy Sullivan–Can some slashed tires and an ornery bull bring two hard-headed people together for some fun in the sun…and a little more?

TREX’S MISSION STATEMENT
Tactical Retrieval Experts (TREX) is a privately funded agency independent of law enforcement, military, or any governmental restrictions. Our focus is on tracking and retrieving objects. Simply put: we find things. Employing highly-trained agents with extensive experience in covert operations and unlimited resources, we will find anything and with guaranteed confidentiality. No matter the circumstances. No matter the danger. Call on TREX—we find what’s been lost.


TREX BRIEF First Response
(FREE BOOK)

When opportunity knocks…
TREX Special Agent Spencer Allen has been waiting to take the lead since he first started with the covert agency. He’s earned his place as his team’s CO and is given a mission that could make or break his career. The night before he deploys, he decides a little R&R is in order. He meets the CEO of the search and rescue group TREX contracts with, takes her home, and they have an unforgettable one-night stand, despite TREX’s strict policy not allowing agents to get involved with members of competing agencies.
The response is everything…
Kat Davis didn’t expect to be swept off her feet by a member of the egotistical men-in-black agency that orders her agency around on searches. He says all the right things, touches her in all the right ways, and makes it impossible to resist him. It’s only one-night, she reasons. She’s not ready to commit to more than what they’ve already had together and quickly retreats, leaving Spencer confused and angry.
Spencer completes his mission and has a decision to make–one that could give him an ounce of happiness, the other the right thing to do. Will he do the right thing? Or do what’s right?
“If you are looking for nonstop, heart-racing action and sizzling romance, look no further. Allie K. Adams will take you there—and more!” —Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author


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TREX 2 Rescue Me



Deadly secrets…
As a TREX Special Agent, it’s Spencer Allen’s job with the covert agency to tell lies to keep the people around him safe. When a mission goes south, he has no choice but to call in the help of K-SAR, a search and rescue group led by the only woman with the power to destroy his control.
Mounting danger…
Kat Davis has a gift for finding people. When she finds a man not meant to be found and overhears details of a murder, and the plotting of another, she turns to the one man she swore she’d never trust again.
One touch detonates the inferno burning between Kat and Spencer. When a mysterious explosion nearly kills them both, Spencer vows to protect her at any cost, even if it means revealing a secret that could tear them apart—forever.
“If you are looking for nonstop, heart-racing action and sizzling romance, look no further. Allie K. Adams will take you there—and more!” —Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author


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 TREX 3



Be careful what you wish for…
Rookie JT Turner is hungry to prove herself in a profession dominated by men. Even though she can hold her own against a dozen trained agents, she’s been labeled a screw up after too many mishaps. JT would do anything to redeem herself, even accept a shady mission to track down a phantom disc TREX denies ever existed.
And who you trust…
When a TREX double agent steals the technology for a deadly virus, TREX spec ops agent Dan Weber is more than ready to take on the complex and deadly mission to hunt down the technology he once protected with his life, even if it means babysitting a gorgeous, yet reckless tomboy agent.
Undermanned and unarmed, can JT and Dan unravel a madman’s plot and remove the threat before it’s unleashed? In a race against time, the line between desire and destiny will blur, and their true desires will finally be met.  
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TREX 4  
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This TREX agent doesn’t mess around…
It’s a year before At Any Cost. TREX Agent Steve Gessler is in Tahiti to take out a terrorist before the madman can strike. Steve never expected there to be a second hitter–or for that hitter to be a sexy-as-sin woman who captures his heart.
This is a special TREX Brief, a glimpse into the life of a fallen TREX agent.  
“If you are looking for nonstop, heart-racing action and sizzling romance, look no further. Allie K. Adams will take you there—and more!” —Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author
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TREX 5

After being badly injured on a mission, spec ops agent David Snyder is offered a transfer to one of the sideline divisions of TREX. Even Charis McKoy, the brainy, mouthwatering brunette sent in to coordinate the transfer isn’t enough to sway his allegiance to the frontline spec ops division. He’d rather cut off vital parts of his anatomy than work the sidelines. He’s frontline and always will be.
Charis has the handsome agent in her sights, in every sense of the word. He may be part of the all-bronze-no-brains spec ops division she despises, but he is also more perfectly chiseled than the statue bearing his name.
When TREX pairs them up to find a cyber-terrorist threatening to destroy the nation’s techno-infrastructure, the best frontline agent and the best sideline agent must work side-by-side to stop the madman before he strikes again. Racing to stay one step ahead, they enter into a dangerous game where the hunter becomes the hunted.
 
“If you are looking for nonstop, heart-racing action and sizzling romance, look no further. Allie K. Adams will take you there—and more!” —Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author


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TREX 6


Her desperation will drive her into both their arms.
Desperate to find her missing sister, Mia Andrews follows her trail to an underground ring where women are sold off every night. Under the cover of a courtesan, the only way to find her sister is to go in with no holds barred.
Undercover TREX Agent Wayde Davis bids on the sexy-as-sin Mia the instant she wobbles out onto the stage in 4-inch stilettos. She fits the profile of all the missing women and may be next. If protecting her means taking her to bed, then he’d be more than willing to make that sacrifice.
Painfully shy, high roller James Pearce wants the dark beauty as his permanent courtesan. His unique fetish requires the help of another man, one so taken with Mia he’s willing to do anything to stay by her side—even share her.
Her pleasure will drive them all to the boiling point.  
Something dark lurks in the hot Seattle nightlife, a madman using the clubs as his personal hunting ground. It’s up to Wayde to catch the killer before Mia becomes the next victim.  
“If you’re looking for nonstop, heart-racing action and sizzling romance, look no further. Allie K. Adams will take you there—and more!” —Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author


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Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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4 comments on “Author Interview: Allie K. Adams

  1. WOW, this was the best interview I’ve seen in a while. Loved all the cool quick things about Allie and the questions for the interview were great!! You& your books rock Allie!!

    • Thank you Lisa. I’m glad you enjoyed the interview with Allie. It was a lot of fun and oh boy did I ask for it when I asked her about what she has wrote. ^_^
      Happy Reading!

  2. Great interview