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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Author Interview – Regan Black @ReganBlack

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What genre of books do you adore?

Historical romance novels are my guilty pleasure. I often wish I could write those, but I’m the exception that proves the rule about writing what you love to read. I’ll leave historicals to the experts and savor them instead.

What book should everybody read at least once?

The Hobbit. No, Little Women. Oh, I know! To Kill a Mockingbird. Wait… does there have to be a final answer?

Are there any books you really don’t enjoy?

My imagination is too vivid and I’m too much of a wimp to really enjoy horror novels, so while I respect the genre and the authors who handle it well, I’ve only read a handful of them (and most of those still haunt me).

What do you hope your obituary will say about you?

While I hope that day is far away – there is so much I have left to write and see in this world, I would like my obituary will say I inspired someone to reach further and to strive for their big dreams despite the obstacles. And I it would mean even more if that obituary says my family loved me and knew I loved them with all of my heart.

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?

I was born and raised in Nebraska and I spent many of my summers with my grandparents in their retirement community in California. It sounds weird, but many of my best friends growing up were senior citizens and I benefitted from an interesting balance of Midwestern and West Coast experiences.

During an extended visit with my aunt in South Carolina, I met the man who became my husband. We lived in Indiana for several years before he surprised me with a career move to South Carolina and we’ve been here for fourteen years and counting.

Bouncing between those eclectic locations in my childhood has influenced my research and preferences for various settings when it comes to my writing. Bulletproof is set in Boston, Double Vision (the sequel) is set in New York City, the Shadows of Justice series is set in Chicago and the Matchmaker series is set in Charleston.

Each book has a distinct feel and I try to capitalize on the factors that make each city atmosphere unique. It’s rather fascinating to realize I have yet to set a story on the West Coast. Hmm, something to work on.


“Dark, gritty, sexy suspense with one hell of a hot hero.” -USA Today bestseller Debra Webb

A soldier is nothing without his honor.

To avoid a dishonorable end to his decorated military career, John Noble made a deal with the devil. He gave up his name, endured harrowing training, and accepted every mission thrown at him for one purpose: redemption.

When he accepts his latest orders, providing personal security for a reporter in trouble, he bargains hard to guarantee it will be his last job for the shadow agency he knows only Unknown Identities (UI).

An ambitious reporter, Amelia Bennett, is about to break the story of her career, if she lives long enough to tell it. Caving to her boss’s demand, she hires a bodyguard and soon it is obvious John Noble is the only obstacle standing between her and certain death.

Just when John believes he has found someone he can trust and love, who loves him unconditionally for who and what he has become, his orders are amended: Amelia Bennett is to be terminated.

Introducing Unknown Identities: an alternative for elite soldiers and spies facing criminal charges… if they can survive the program.

Don’t miss Double Vision, the next installment of this sizzling, action-packed series.

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Genre - Romantic Suspense

Rating – R

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