Four Letter Word by J. Daniels: Author Q&A and Giveaway

On sale October 4th (tomorrow!) is Four Letter Word, a new romance from J. Daniels. You may be familiar with her Sweet Addiction or Alabama Summer series- both are very popular! This was actually my first time reading this author, and I thought Four Letter Word was a sexy, emotional read.

It all starts out with a wrong number, leading to a phone flirtation between strangers. Both Sydney and Brian have some emotional baggage to deal with, but their red-hot chemistry will help get them through it. Read on to find out more about Four Letter Word, check out a fun Q&A with author J. Daniels, and be sure to enter to win a copy of the book.

About the Book:

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Fate. Hate. Love. Lies. Which four letter word will change their lives forever?

Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words “wrong number” in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend’s heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line.

Brian Savage is living a life he’s quickly come to hate—until Sydney’s wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past . . .

Four Letter Word is the first book in the Dirty Deeds series from Forever Publishing.

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If you’re an audiobook junkie like me, you’ll be happy to know you can also listen to Four Letter Word! The audiobook is narrated by Sebastian York and Kate Russell. Check out an excerpt:

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Author Q&A 

Author J. Daniels chatted with Forever about the book:

Have you ever accidently dialed the wrong number and ranted at them before? Never! Although, if I did, I would feel just as bad as Syd does.

What was your favorite scene to write in this book? Probably when Brian and Syd finally meet face-to-face. The build up to that, the chemistry between them that you can feel when they first see each other, it was just pure magic. I loved it.

Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla in terms of ice cream. Chocolate in terms of every other sweet.

Name a book on your TBR right now that you can’t wait to read. The Bronze Horseman. I just snagged it and I’m dying to start!

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Who was your favorite character to write? Syd. She was so quirky and fun and honest. I loved how she would ramble and how her heart was so open. She loved instantly, and I loved her for that.

What’s the best part of being an author? I get to put my crazy thoughts onto paper and people actually want to read them. Hearing readers say they enjoy my books still blows me away. I’ll never get used to that.

Aside from the hero and the heroine, which character did you love writing about? JAMIE. God, what a jerk! I love him so much. His banter with Tori killed me. I love those two.

What’s next for J. Daniels? Any other projects that you’re doing right now that we should be aware of? I’m currently brainstorming the next two books in the Dirty Deeds series (Yes, there’s more!) And I’m also working on a few secret projects for 2017. I’d tell you, but then I’d have to sick Syd on you. And we all know how wild she can get.

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Do you have a favorite snack that you like to munch on while writing? Those sour Twizzlers. They aren’t messy.

When you are not busy writing wonderful stories to keep us lucky readers entertained, what do you like to do? Do you have a hobby? I love piling my family into the car and going for long drives. No destination in mind. Especially in the fall, when we can keep the windows down. I also love to bake, but I don’t do it often. I’ll eat everything and leave none for my kids.

Do you have a favorite scene? I loved the scene after girl’s night when Syd, Tori, Shay, and Kali are all attacking Wes’ car, dressed like cartoon characters. The guy’s showing up and dragging them away, and Tori’s interaction with Jamie. That entire scenario was crazy. I can’t imagine being a witness to that.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received in your writing career? Write the story you want to read. I can’t remember who told me that or where I read it, but I have it written down at my desk on a little post-it. It’s a good reminder.

What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve looked up in the name of research – or what do you think the government has maybe flagged you for? Dick piercings. Also, I’ve Googled ‘does getting semen in your eye cause any permanent damage?’. I’m sure I’m being watched.

Which actor/actress would you like to see playing your main characters from FOUR LETTER WORD? Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum were my muses for Syd and Brian. I mean, come on. How perfect would they be as Trouble and Wild?

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Do you have any writing habits (i.e. At a coffee shop, in a writing nook at home) I need quiet, or I’ll wear headphones. Noise distracts me. People distract me. I typically write at home in a room by myself, but that room changes all the time.

What are you most excited about this book? That I finally get to share it with the everyone! I LOVE this story so much. Wild and Trouble and their world—Dogwood Beach. I want to live there and be friends with them.

If you had only one drink to write with ALL the time what would it be and why? Water. I’m a water junkie. If I’m not drinking coffee, I’m drinking water.

What advice do you have for aspiring authors? Write every day. Even if it’s only twenty words. WRITE. Stay inside your story. And remember why you’re writing it in the first place. Don’t lose that love.

That’s great advice! Thanks, J. Daniels for the fun Q&A. I’ve also been meaning to read The Bronze Horseman, and can see McAdams and Tatum as Syd and Brian.

About the Author:

J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series and the Alabama Summer series. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read. Daniels grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.

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Giveaway

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