Chance of Rain
by Amber Lin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tone: Playful, Emotional
Heat Level: Very, very sexy
Elements/Tags: Small town/country/farm, Navy SEAL/miltary, second chance romance, cabin romance
The only things Natalie Bouchard wants to change are the weekly specials in her Gram’s diner. So when her high school sweetheart strolls back into Dearling, Texas, she allows herself to indulge in a little flirtation, but that’s as far as it goes.
Navy SEAL Sawyer Nolan has returned to sell his father’s land and get the hell out, no matter ho w enticing he still finds Natalie. Until a storm rolls over the Texas hills, stranding them together at the farm…and the memories of their steamy past lead to a reunion filled with hot days and long nights.
Soon Natalie’s so far under Sawyer’s skin he can’t imagine being without her. But he has a lot of history in Dearling he’d like to leave behind, and Natalie is practically married to this town. If Sawyer wants to be more than just another person who leaves Natalie, he’ll have to give his hometown—and himself—one more chance.
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Hi Amber :) Glad to have you here. Now, to start, what inspired you to write "Chance of rain"?
Thank you for having me, Ally!
I came up with the idea for Chance of Rain as my books often come to me: with a contrast. I envisioned this incredibly strong, handsome, powerful man. A Navy SEAL. A hero. And I imagined him hiding in his barn. It’s storming out and he’s inside, listening to the wind howl around him.
But what is he hiding from? It wouldn’t be anything as simple as a person. He would meet that kind of enemy head-on. It had to be something deeper than that. Something emotional from his past. Something he’s a little bit ashamed of. And maybe he’s always been running from it, his whole life. And maybe he’s finally ready to stop. That’s when the heroine shows up.
How would you describe the story to someone who hasn't read it yet?
Chance of Rain is a very sexy small town contemporary romance with a Navy SEAL hero and the childhood sweetheart he could never forget.
Describe Natalie and Sawyer in 3 words each.
Natalie is brave, caring, and trapped.
Sawyer is fierce, loyal, and adrift.
What scene did you have the most fun writing? Why?
The barn scene from above, because not only is it dark and emotional, it also turns very, very steamy J
How did you choose the names of your characters?
I’m born and raised in Texas, so I wanted something that would feel local, like people you would have met here.
Do you have a writing process? Are you or plotter or pantser :P?
A little bit of both! This is one of my shorter books, a category length instead of a single-title, but it actually went through more revision passes. Gotta do it many times as it needs to get it right J
Did you always want to be an author?
I’m one of those who has jumped around on careers. I guess I like variety, but one of the great things about writing is that there is inherent variety in the types of tropes and characters and genres. Each book is a new adventure.
Can you tell me some of your favorite authors? How about books?
In contemporary romance, I love Toni Blake because her books are sweet and emotional but they bring the heat! Very sexy. I also love Megan Hart, Ruthie Knox, and Lorelei James.
What are you currently working on?
My release schedule so far is all historical romance for 2014! But I’m working on adding to that. In particular, I have a sequel to Chance of Rain also set in Dearling, Texas. This one will feature Joe, who is the sheriff.
A few short answer questions:
Tea or coffee? Iced tea
Do you prefer the sea side or the mountains? Sea side
Sweet or salty? Salty
Thank you again for having me on Aly’s Miscellany! I hope you enjoy Chance of Rain.
Thank you for being here!
Meet Author Amber Lin
Amber Lin writes sexy romance with damaged hearts and redemptive love. Her novel Giving It Up received The Romance Reviews Top Pick, a Night Owl Review Top Pick, and was called “truly extraordinary” by RT Book Reviews. The sequel, Selling Out, follows a prostitute and a cop as modern day forbidden lovers.
"Amber’s work cuts deeper than that of anybody else I can think of — her prose is beautiful, the dark emotions are darker, the sex is sexier." - Ruthie Knox, USA Today bestselling author of Along Came Trouble
Amber married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good. Stop by and say hello!