Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friday Fun-Meet Author Amber Leigh Williams!!

Please help me welcome fellow Wild Rose Press author, AMBER LEIGH WILLIAMS. :) She's brought her wonderful story, BET IT ON MY HEART, in both e-book and Audio Book!! 
You can find out all about Amber and her work at
Then come on back, settle down with a cup of coffee (I'm having French Vanilla) and visit with us.

Thanks for being here today, Amber:)

1- Where is your favorite place to write?
I usually write best in the dining room, particularly when it’s raining. There’s a nice glow there on sunny days and there are windows all around so the sound of rain makes for a creative, lulling atmosphere. It’s also easy kitchen access. All that creative adrenaline calls for snacking J
2- What is the most difficult for you to write: Characters, conflict, emotions?
None of them are difficult, but I would say that character motivation and conflict both can sometimes be challenging. Oddly, emotions are easiest for me to write. They often seem to be tied in with character and motivation, which influence conflict. All three elements are wound pretty tight together. If I have one, the others will come.
 3 – Which classic Novel you would like to see turned into a movie?
What great classic novel hasn’t been adapted to the big screen at least once? I once thought there should be a sequel to Gone with the Wind then I realized that there was and it was based off the book Scarlet by Alexandra Ripley. And, for me, there’s no Rhett Butler without Clark Gable. I could think of several modern movies that should be made into movies or television series. The In Death series by J.D. Robb. J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I’m all for both! 
 4- Do you believe in love at first sight?
I don’t think I do, and neither do my characters. I believe in that great big significant “spark” at first sight because I’ve experienced it and revisit it often while writing romance. And while I don’t believe in love at first sight, I do believe in a form of recognition  – because I’ve met people and instantly known that they were going to have a major impact on the course of my life. My husband was one of them. It’s almost like déjà vu…but in reverse.
 5 - How likely are people you meet to end up in your next book?
I don’t base my characters off real-life people, but I have been known to steal a line of dialogue or a mannerism or two J
 6- If you could switch places with one of your characters would you?
Great question! While I’m writing their story, I would love to be able to switch places in order to see their motivations and conflicts more clearly. But part of the fun of developing a character is discovering them organically through the words of the story and it would be hard to give that up.

Thank you so much for the interview, Jennifer!

Keefe Ridge's bronc-busting days are nearly over. Despite that and the fact that he is slowly making his dream business venture a reality, Wayback's wildest cowboy doesn't see any reason to settle down. He is even willing to bet that marriage isn't in the cards at all for him.

Agent Calli Morlani came to Wayback on a mission: to bring Stella Ridge back to Hollywood . When Stella refuses, she dares Calli to take in some local color and see what Wayback has to offer. Whether that includes Stella's devastatingly charming brother becomes irrelevant once Calli finds herself in bed with him - in more ways than one…

Will it take a tough city girl to make the Wayback playboy finally fall long and hard? Or will Keefe give Calli a reason to stay? Place your bet!

"Are you a gift from God or do they make all the men like you around here?"

"What’re you talking about?" he asked with a chuckle, threading his fingers through hers and pulling her close, navel to navel.

"You ride a horse like a Trojan warrior," she pointed out. "You happen to look like one, too, minus the hat and boots. You’re ninety-nine-point-nine-nine percent charm. And you also happen to be a fabulous dancer." She tilted her head curiously. "All that’s missing is ‘Great Kisser.’"

He lowered his lips. They brushed hers as he murmured, "Got that covered."

Her eyes drifted to a close while he lingered a breath away, teasing her. That fresh smell of his wrapped her close and warm. "Of course, you do." Her lips parted under his to accept the full depth of his smoldering kiss. The hands she’d twined at the nape of his neck fell limp on his collar. Her head bowed back into his cupped palm as his tongue danced over hers in firm, languid strokes.

Heart pattering, breath stalling, she hardly noticed the hum that escaped her throat. His hand was trekking down her back, long fingers inciting the skin underneath the zipper of her dress.

The song ended, but she didn’t break away from him when applause sounded around them and people began to nudge past them on and off the dance floor. His hands gripped her hips as the kiss intensified. Good God.

BET IT ON MY HEART © Amber Leigh Williams

BET IT ON MY HEART available now in ebook – Only $4.00!


  1. Hi Jennifer and Amber,
    Great post and excerpt. LOL about writing in the dining room for the atmosphere and for the proximity to the kitchen. I agree! Congrats on a great story. :)

  2. Amber~
    Loved your interview and that excerpt was HOT. Bet it on my Heart sounds like a great read.
    Major congrats!

  3. Hi Amber! Nice to meet another Rose author :) Wishing you all the best with the book and your future writing. The book sounds great!

  4. Joya, thank you! And despite the fact that I do have a home office all to myself, writing in the dining room just makes good sense when the words aren't flowing correctly.

  5. Lynda, I'm so glad you liked the excerpt! There are so many great Keefe and Calli moments throughout BET IT, but this is definitely one of my favorites :)

  6. Kellie, thank you for stopping by and *waving back*!