12 Mar 2014

Interview with Candace Werts and Nikki Hoy

It's not often you come across two authors of the same book. So I'm delighted to have co-authors of Made to Love with me today, Candace Werts and Nikki Hoy...
Do dreams ever inspire your writing? What did you last dream about?
Candace dreams the scenes and then we make the stories come to life. Candace’s last dream was very racy; you have to read Made to Love to find out more.

When did you first start writing? And when were you first published?

After discussing the idea of writing a book, we began writing our first book, Made to Love in October of 2013.

What is it about 'chick lit' that appeals to you the most? Do you read other genres?
We think ‘chick lit’ caters more to females and what interest them (fashion, love, and drama). Love and drama draws us in, and not knowing the ending keeps us hooked. Candace reads fantasy genres which include vampires, witches, and fairies. Nikki enjoys a good mystery or murder novel every once in a while.

Can you tell us a little about your latest book?

Made to Love is a hot new provocative romance; featuring Carmen and Cooper. In heart break and pain; you will fall instantly in love with them.

What inspired you to write it?
We noticed there were not many books that feature interracial couples. We thought it would be exciting to write a series featuring multicultural characters.

Have you ever spotted anyone reading your books anywhere?
Our book will not be released until April, and we are looking forward to seeing people enjoying and reading our book.

Who designs your covers?
The book design was created by an amazing local (Richmond, VA) graphic designer, Anneli Kirby. She has created all of our book covers and promotional items.

If your latest book was made into a film, who would you cast?
Having a movie deal would be a dream come true. There is so much talent in the world, we prefer not to share who we would like to have portray our characters. But we will say that they do not have to be well known actors.

What's your favorite Chick Lit book that made it to the big screen?
Candace: I don’t have a favorite book that was made into a movie, but I did enjoy Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.
Nikki: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. The movie was great and mostly followed the book. It didn’t hurt they had Channing Tatum play John either. ☺

What were the last two books you read?Candace: Aftershock by Sylvia Day and Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Nikki: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Unlocked by Maya Cross

Name one female author who you think deserves to be better known.
We would have to say ourselves because we’re so close to releasing our very first book and sharing the masterpiece we created with the world.

Where do you write?
We write everywhere, from the privacy of our homes to the local café.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? And did you follow the dream?
Candace: I wanted to be a famous singer and dancer, unfortunately I was not blessed in those areas but I have been blessed with creativity and amazing dreams.
Nikki: My dreams were to become a model; however I got pregnant at 23 and decided not to pursue it further once my son was born.

In the movie of your life, who would play you?
Candace: Vanessa Williams. She is a fighter and even when negative people tried to tear her down, she remained graceful. Ms. Williams did not let anyone or anything stop her from achieving her goals.

Nikki: I would have to select Sarah Jessica Parker. She never leaves home without her designer pumps!

Speed Round...
Top drink to make you tipsy?
Candace: it takes a lot to get me tipsy Nikki: Red Bull and Vodka
Shopaholic or shopadon't? Candace:shopadon’t Nikki:shopaholic
Sky high heels or closer to the ground? Candace: prefers flats Nikki: prefers high heels
E.L. James or Jilly Cooper? E.L. James
Cry baby or tough cookie? Candace: tough cookie Nikki: 99% of the time tough cookie
Exotic beach or enchanted forest? Candace: enchanted forest, hoping to meet fairies and witches (good or evil)
Nikki: exotic beach, there’s no better place for fun then the sun!

We are, Candace Werts and Nikki Hoy, two girls who have a passion for erotic romance novels. Becoming authors has always been a dream of ours and it became reality with the creation of The Made Series.
Due to the lack of books that feature interracial couples, it was exciting to write a series featuring multicultural characters. Our stories contain fashion, friendship, love, and the finest things that life can offer. The Made Series are based on three best friends and the trials they face once love enters their lives.
Our first book, “Made to Love” features the enchanting Carmen and dashing Cooper and will be released in April of 2014.

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