Friday, June 14, 2013

An Interview with Liberty Blake

If you like it warm, hot, or anywhere in between, then I have a great surprise for you. Liberty Blake has stopped by Cozy Mysteries today for a chat. I've finished reading her new book and it's a great story!
So read on and get familiar with Liberty...

1.       Thanks for stopping in to visit today, Liberty, how long have you been writing?
 I have been writing all my life. It is the only thing I have ever wanted to do.

2.       Tell us what your favorite genre is to read and why?
I love to read everything. The genre I read the most is romance, because there is nothing better than knowing there is going to a Happily Ever After at the end. (Great reading when you are in a depression.) I love mysteries!!! Nothing like a good Sara Paretsky or JM Griffin book to get the blood pumping. I love suspense filled thrillers by Linda Howard or Lisa Gardner. But my secret joy is to read a good Science Fiction or Fantasy book. I started reading Andre Norton’s fantasies early and I still enjoy them today.
Put me in a parking lot and hand me a book while I wait for people to shop and I am happy!
3.       What point-of-view do you enjoy writing the most and why?
I am a reader. Most of what I read is written in the third person and I have found myself thinking in third person. So that is the most natural point-of-view for me to write. I have also found that in romance, the third person POV works the best. The reader prefers to see through both sets of eyes.
However, I do have a deep, dark secret that will be coming out in two years, and that will be in fist person. (Shhhhhhhhsh!)
4.       Who is your favorite character on TV and in what show? What makes that person so special to you?
This is going to sound corny, but I have to fess up.
Jessica Fletcher in Murder She Wrote.  She is everyone’s friend (unless of course, you are a killer), she lives in a great house, in a wonderful little Maine town, she is respected by all, and her intellect is superior. She is a kind and generous woman, with a lovely garden, and she is a writer. 

I love to watch Five-O in the hopes that McGarrett will take off his shirt, and I love the way Spenser Reeds mind works on Criminal Minds, and I loved the way Honey West and April Dancer kicked butt (Honey West and The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.) but none of them can match up to Jessica Fletcher. (Though, Ellery Queen is a close second.)
1.       If you could have your book made into film, which book would you choose?
I would have The Counterfeit Bride turned into a film. The location visuals alone would be beautiful.
2.       How and where do you find writing inspiration?
In my dreams! When I am driving! Watching children play. I am a daydreamer.  My mind is always floating off somewhere on an adventure. (You should have seen me in Math class!)
3.       Time wise, how much of your day do you spend writing?
Not enough. I have two little guys that take up most of my time. My most productive time is when everyone else in the house is asleep. Between midnight and three-thirty. Most of my projects are completed at three-thirty.
4.       How much research do you do for any given novel?
 I am a research junkie!!! My degree is in history. I always thought I would write historical novels, until I realized that I would never stop researching. Don’t get me wrong, I do a lot of research for my contemporary novels, but it is easier to draw a line on when to end the research and how much is actually needed in the novel. With history I have no limits.

Thanks for answering my questions for readers and for adding your links so they can catch up with you whenever they wish. I think you've covered the many ways readers can get to know you.

Liberty also has a group page for her Belles. If you would like to become a Belle and hear about Liberty’s latest news go to

Book blurb:
Texas rancher and bar owner Cassidy Flynn is shocked to learn the bride’s name in an upcoming high society wedding – Cassiopeia Dolmides. Cassidy is a woman of secrets; the deepest is the identity she was born with and thought she had escaped long ago. If this bride is impersonating Cassidy, what trouble will that cause Cassidy and her infant son?

Greek tycoon Theron Christofides needs to gain possession of Dolmides Cruise Lines and the little Greek island where it left a shipwrecked eyesore. A lot of people are at risk without his intervention. Old man Dolmides will sell on one condition: Theron must marry Dolmides’ illegitimate daughter. Seeing no other way to rescue the island’s people, Theron agrees to sacrifice himself and his future.

As Theron stands at the altar with his bride-to-be, a fiery-haired woman in snakeskin boots and a cowboy hat interrupts their vows by calling his bride a fraud. In order for the wedding to continue, Theron must convince Cassidy Flynn to
drop her lawsuit. Can he withstand Cassidy’s allure while he gains her cooperation? Or will they both be consumed by the fire of desire?

Liberty’s Spellroom

Barnes & Noble:
Also available in paperback through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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Thanks everyone, for joining me and Liberty today. Look for her books on the links above and enjoy her writing style.