Date Published: August 7, 2017
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Set in the exciting world of Prada about a former male model turned brand manager and the beautiful small town public relations specialist he doesn’t think he needs.
Go behind the scenes in the fashion industry as Gwendolyn Mallory sets out to prove that she has what it takes to promote a prestigious brand like Prada. Andrew Morgan is already struggling to accept that his PR responsibilities have been taken away from him, but the intense attraction he has for Gwen, is just plain getting in the way of rational thinking—sleeping with a co-worker has always been on his to-don’t list. Follow the sparkling fuse slowly burning with sexual tension as Gwen brings to life a sexy devil…who just happens to wear Prada. Andrew has to have the woman he never knew he needed.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
I see this question a lot. And the answer is usually the same…editing. And I’m no exception. But if we remove editing from the choice of answers, I would say tackling the first chapter. I can only describe it as going from Zero to Sixty. I’m a plotter, so all my chapters are carefully planned and I know what’s supposed to happen. But to put those first few words on paper are sometimes torturous. Mostly because so much is riding on those first pages.
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
I love this question. My iPod is a weird mix. But what I started doing is making playlists which would be hypothetical soundtracks to my books. So if I had to answer the question, the songs most played currently are songs I gathered for my upcoming release,
MUST HAVE FAITH.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
Yes and no and yes again. I had an amazing critique partner who, without her help, my debut novel, MUST LOVE FASHION may never have been published. She understands so much about the romance genre and what reads not only expect but demand. But she wasn’t available to critique MUST HAVE FAITH. I’d sent it to another critique partner, but I also paid for a professional beta read, which had so much more in-depth comments. I’ve already asked to get on her calendar for the third book, MUST BE CRAZY, which I’m currently writing.
What book are you reading now?
Right now, right now. Nothing. I just finished An Amorous Dance by Jessica Lauryn. And I’m more than likely going to pick up Nancy Herkness’s Second To None novella. Both great writers are in my NJRWA chapter and I like to support my ‘sisters’.
How did you start your writing career?
I’d been writing here and there, drips and drabs my whole life. But I’d never been able to finish anything and I’d never understood the mechanics of a novel. If something interesting hit me, I wrote it down. And that’s probably why nothing ever came of it, because I didn’t know where to go from just a few words or pages. I did, however take classes in Screenwriting and tried to make a go of getting a screenplay purchased. But that didn’t happen.
As far as writing a novel as a career, in August 2010, I began writing what became my first full length novel.
Tell us about your next release.
I am so excited about the upcoming Darling Cove novel, MUST HAVE FAITH, which will be released in June 2018. It’s a reunion story. The tagline: The Runaway Bride Returns, kind of says it all. I introduced the main characters, Gregory Mallory and Faith Copeland in MUST LOVE FASHION and reveal that a few days before their wedding, Faith took off. But why?
And can they put the past behind them to have that happy ever after that got interrupted ten years ago?
About the Author
Deborah Garland is a versatile author of women’s fiction, contemporary and paranormal romances. Her books are about love and the struggles of complicated relationships, whether set in the music industry, the fashion industry or the world of academics. The heroines are strong and witty and the heroes fall hard for them. She lives on the North Shore of Long Island with her husband and their two pugs, Zoe and Harley.