Blog Tour: Degrees of Wrong by Anna Scarlett
Greetings fellow Bookish Brats! Today thanks to our lovely friend Lynn at Bringing the Epic for hosting this AWESOME tour. Oh, and there is a giveaway at the end of this, so it’s more incentive for you to read on and enter. Thank you so much to Anna for stopping by today for this interview. I trust you’ll enjoy the answers as much as I did!
First, you probably want to know more about this one.
This time, the straight-and-narrow path could be the road to ruin.
Dr. Elyse Morgan’s mission: find the cure to the HTN4 virus. The compensation, courtesy of the United Nations: a lab stocked with hi-tech goodies, limitless resources and enough chocolate to make her rear look like a cellulite farm. Bonus: she gets to live.
Rescued (kidnapped) and secreted (imprisoned) on an undersea warship, Elyse adjusts to her assumed identity as a cadet with the finesse of a toeless ballerina. Her sulfuric temper and blatant insubordination capture the unwanted attention of the ship’s captain, the gorgeous, infuriating, engaged Nicoli Marek.
Elyse would rather perform her own autopsy than become the other woman, but Nicoli—who’s as full of himself as he is of secrets—regards his impending marriage as a mere political transaction. And Elyse as fair game.
As Elyse’s suspicions about the UN’s true agenda mount along with her attraction to the relentless, chronically shirtless captain, she must choose between the murky path to everything she’s ever wanted, or the squeaky-clean path of self-sacrifice—which could mean taking the secrets of the virus with her to the grave.
Time for the interview!
I can’t help but notice that a lot of your stories revolve around places under the ocean. Is there any reason for this?
Yes. The short answer is because I’m a nerd.
The long answer is: There are virtually limitless opportunities to make stuff up about the ocean, because who’s gonna call you out on it? The collective world spends more money on space exploration than they do exploring our very planet. Not much is known about the ocean, which leaves lots and lots of wiggle room for a writer’s imagination.
Are there any authors who have influenced you and your writing?
Name any romance author, and it would be safe to assume she influenced me. When I was a tween, I used to read all sorts of romance novels (to this day, I’m not sure my mom knew how graphic they were), especially anything by Julie Garwood. Ever since, I’ve had to write romance, whether it’s in YA, or in adult. I cannot write a story without romance in it. I’ve tried.
What books are on your nightstand right now?
I have an ARC of Origin by Jessica Khoury. Be jealous.
Are there any challenges in writing both for the young adult and adult markets?
Um, yes. I get my Twitter handles mixed up all the time. I’ll tweet to someone who knows me as Anna Banks rather than Anna Scarlett, and they probably think Anna Scarlett is some creepy wanna-be stalker who weirdly knows their inside joke with Anna Banks.
However, before I let it out of the bag that I was both, I did enjoy tweeting to myself. Yep, I said it.
Have you ever been involved in any conspiracies?
Um. Is this question customized for me? Like, why would you ask me that?? And if I was, WHY would I put it in writing?
Anna’s first published work was a letter to the editor of her local newspaper complaining about stingy tippers-she was a 17 year old waitress. The letter got her a free dinner at the restaurant where she worked, and dirty looks from all the stingy tippers. Now that her mother has passed away, Anna feels it’s safe to reveal that she also wrote other students’ term papers for prom money in high school. Her favorite pastimes include reading, writing, drinking wine, and reading and writing while drinking wine. She can shoot a sling shot, speak with a southern accent, and take a nap in the middle of the day, any day of the week-at a moment’s notice, no less. She cannot rollerblade, apply liquid eyeliner, or find her keys. Ever.
Anna lives in Florida with her husband, daughter, and the fictional characters in her head. Feel free to drop her a line at email@example.com, or chat her up on Twitter: @byannascarlett.
You can also get chummy with her on Goodreads. She loves fan mail and gift certificates to Panera Bread.
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A BIG thanks to Anna for stopping by today! And yes, as promised, you can enter our easy peasy giveaway below. One international winner will get the eBook of DEGREES OF WRONG in the format of their choice. GO ENTER!