What influenced you to write romance novels?
I'm a lifelong romance reader, devouring up to a book a day when I can! Romance is my favorite genre to read and it was a natural fit to write it, as well. I absolutely love to both read and write stories about two people falling in love.
How does writing from a male character’s perspective differ from writing from a female character’s perspective?
I love to write from my hero's perspectives. Especially alpha heroes who put the women they love above everything else. I pay very close attention to the way the men in my books speak – they're guys, so it's doubtful they'll use flowery language even when they're telling the heroine how much they adore her. I also love to write the interactions between the Sullivan brothers. They may not always go easy on each other, but they're always there for each other when one of them needs help.
You do such a great job of painting romantic scenes in your books. Can you describe your perfect romantic date?
Thank you! One of my favorite things about writing romance is getting to experience that delicious thrill of falling in love over and over again with every new hero and heroine. My perfect romantic date would start with a sunset walk through the local vineyards hand-in-hand with my husband, followed by a delicious dinner, and then curling up on with him on a blanket under the stars listening to a jazz band play.
In your opinion, what ingredients are needed to make up a good love story?
Friendship. Laughter. Respect. Trust. And heat.
If the Sullivan’s were a real family, which brother would you want to be with?
I couldn't possibly choose a favorite brother. Each of my Sullivan men are special to me. Chase from THE LOOK OF LOVE is incredibly loving and supportive. Marcus from FROM THIS MOMENT ON is swoon-worthy because he's taken care of his seven siblings and mother since he was fourteen years old. Gabe from CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE is so brave that he runs into burning buildings to save strangers every day.
About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre has always been a writer. Songs came first, and then non-fiction books, but as soon as she started writing her first romance novel, she knew she’d found her perfect career. Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they’ll love forever, nearly all of her novels have appeared on Top 5 lists at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo.
Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has given the keynote speech at Book Expo America on her self-publishing success and has sold more than one million books.
If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.
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