Title: Bridesmaid Blues
Author: Boone Brux
Publisher: Entangled Lovestruck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
A wedding. An ex. And a secret.
Maid-of-Honor Dani Brown can handle anything that comes her way when it comes to her best friend’s wedding. That is, until the bride asks for a huge favor-Dani needs to distract the best man, who happens to be Dani’s ex. The ex she has fantasized dismembering for a year now. The ex she’ll have to suck it up and play nice with if this wedding is to go off without a hitch.
Businessman Jamie Kingsland is back in Seattle for a wedding. There’s just one problem – the maid of honor wants him dead. Except she doesn’t. Even though he knows he broke her heart last year when things got too serious and he panicked and left, she’s being way too nice about it now. And it scares him.
Something is up with his favorite bridesmaid, and he’s determined to find out what…
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Could you please tell us a little about your book?
Bridesmaid Blues is the first book in the Wedding Favors Series. Roxy Honeycutt is getting married and is asking each bridesmaid for a favor. In Bridesmaid Blues Dani Brown has to keep the best man away from the groom until the wedding. The only problem is the best man, Jamie Kingsland, is Dani’s ex. She fell for him hard and then he bolted the second she said the L-word, and I don’t mean lesbian. Now that he’s back in town, she’s pulling out all the stops to keep him occupied, and he can’t for the life of him figure out why.
The book is light and funny with a happily-ever-after that will make you sigh.
Did something specific happen to prompt you to write this book?
Not really. I’ve never been a bridesmaid. Heck, I barely got to be a bride. I think I had to date my husband a hundred and sixty-three years before we tied the knot. I guess what prompted the book was the Wedding Favors series idea. I actually had all the titles for the books before I knew what they were about. Not my usual style but it worked out in this case.
Who is your biggest supporter?
I have so many great supporters. My mom, a few friends who are always right there. Of course my husband, but he really likes to fix stuff if I complain to him, so I try not to do that much. I vent to my writer friends instead. They get it.
Your biggest critic?
Me, Me, and Me! It’s never good enough, fast enough, or funny enough. I’m also not skinny enough, organized enough, or doing enough with my life. Usually I crack a beer and turn on Hoarders until my feelings of inadequacy fade.
In the last year have you learned or improved on any skills?
This question is huge for me. 2014 was a tough year. We lost a lot of family members to illness. I was starting to feel like the Angela Lansbury of our family. Like when she was on Murder She Wrote. You knew if Angela was on the cruise or at the party, somebody was going to die. That was our family last year. I wanted to wave friends away. “Don’t get too close. We’re cursed. After trying to deal with that loss and the stress of deadlines, I hit a wall and took six months off from writing.
It took about four months before I relaxed, and another two before the creativity started to flow again. I learned about balance and living in the moment. To be honest if I never wrote another book I’d be okay—I wouldn’t like it, but I’d live. If I lost one of my children or husband at this point there would be no getting those moments back. When I dove back into writing I was refreshed, positive, and bursting with ideas again. A new lease on life.
Do you have any rituals you follow when finishing a piece of work?
Yeah, it goes something like this. I hit send, glare at the computer, and mutter, “Don’t you even think about sending that damn story back to me again.” Then I spend the next two days mindlessly ambling around the house and watching Hulu. I also take my dad out to lunch.
What is the most important thing in your life right now?
My spiritual health. Being connected to something bigger than me keeps me grounded and in the present. The most important thing is that I stay grateful for everything I have and everything I don’t have.
What are you currently working on?
Random Acts of Marriage. It’s the second book in the Wedding Favors series. I’m also plotting out book four and five in my Bringer and the Bane series. Time to wrap that series up.
What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?
There are so many types of contemporary romance books out there. I’d say Bridesmaid Blues is different because of the humor. It’s not heavy and angsty. If you want to feel good, this book will do it. I also like that it sets the tone for the other characters’ books. It’s not all that different but not everybody does it.
You know the scenario – you’re stuck on an island. What book would you bring with you and why?
Wow, that is so tough. I would probably bring the biggest ‘how-to’ book on island survival. It would have chapters about erecting a structure, fishing, how to make an S.O.S. sign, and identifying poisonous insects and animals.
Are you a different person now than you were 5 years ago? In what way/s?
Way less naïve and stars in my eyes about being an author, but still encouraged and loving it. I’m a lot better at the business side of things.
What is the most important lesson you have learned from life so far?
Guaranteed I didn’t get the memo from the Universe. If I thought something should have happened one way, it will unfold differently. A year later I’ll be like, “Wow, I’m so glad it happened like that.”
What is your favorite past-time?
Crafting. I have a bit of a problem. Oh, and watching HGTV if I had a television, but I don’t, so I can’t. L
Boone is a bestselling author in both fantasy and series romance. She began writing in an attempt to ward of the slow decomposition of her mind while being an at-home-mom of twin toddlers. It soon became clear that storytelling was her true calling.
Her books range from epic fantasy, full of hot heroes and demons, to humorous urban fantasy, where hockey moms are grim reapers and Greek gods live next door. Though she loves writing romance, Boone prefers stories where she gets to blow something up or kill somebody.
She calls Alaska home and lives there with her husband, daughters, rescue dog, Oreo, and Velma Underfoot, a black cat who rules the house.
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