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Author Q&A with @RieAnders | The Island Series Book Tour and Kindle Paperwhite #Giveaway | #ContemporaryRomance

  The Island Series by Rie Anders  is on a virtual book tour. The contemporary romance stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. Be su...


The Island Series by Rie Anders is on a virtual book tour.

The contemporary romance stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a Kindle Paperwhite and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author? 

My first memory of wanting to be a writer was when I was eight years old. My parents had purchased a computer for me, and I set up a little “office”in the dining room where I could work. I proceeded to type out a short story about a rabbit and other forest creatures, convinced I was going to be the next Beatrix Potter. I was always very creative. I was involved in my high school theatre group and always journaled. A few years ago, I made a vision board with my daughter at the start of the new year. I made a mock-up of the cover for ‘Pavey Boulevard’ and put it on the board. Months went by and I hadn’t even started the outline. Then, in September, I received news that a dear friend of mine had died. It shook me and I thought, “This is it. The time is now. Not tomorrow, not next year, right now.” And the rest is now history…

What is something unique/quirky about you? 

My daughter said it’s that we say, and think, the same things at the same time. I think we are just completely in tune with each other. 

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you! 

Like the character, Shaye, in Pavey Boulevard, I too dropped out of college for a year. It was in April of my Sophomore year and I decided I was going to Alaska to work on a fishing boat. I spent a year in the middle of the Bering Sea off a small island in the Aleutian Chain. Will you hear some of the stories in a book? Yep. 

What are some of your pet peeves? 

I try really, REALLY, hard not to eat too much sugar. But when I do, I want the ENTIRE (insert word here: candy bar, pint of ice cream, cake, brownie, donut, etc.) to myself. If you take a bite, I have to start over with a new one. That’s kind of sad, isn’t it? LOL! 😊 

Where were you born/grew up at? 

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, in a small city across the lake from Seattle. My summers were spent in the San Juan Islands and it is that backdrop that I found so appealing for the Island Series Trilogy.  

What are you passionate about these days? 

Cross-fit, writing, and being a driver for my teenage daughter. My daughter is a freshman in high school, a figure skater, and on the dance team so I am always on one side of town or the other. My time with her is so short, and our “windshield conversations” are always so intimate and enlightening. Not to mention, filled with laughter. 

What do you do to unwind and relax? 

I have such a hard time turning my brain off. But when I do, I completely disengage. I will watch TV. Binge it, really. I love to find a series and just watch it all day long. Sometimes, I will go to Lopez and hide away for a few days. I don’t sleep much because my brain is always going. My husband jokes that he can hear it. 

How to find time to write as a parent? 

Two words: Time Management. I’ll go off the deep end here and tell you that I recently did a time study for a week and counted how I spent my time (I used to be in Finance so I think very analytically). The first thing I will share with you is that I have more time than I think I do. Secondly, I spend a lot of time in a car and I don’t like that very much. So, I use a recorder and carry a notebook with me to capture scenes or ideas. I also get up early, before anyone else, so I can walk the dog, drink my coffee and plan my day. I keep a journal and a calendar and I am very protective of my time. 

Describe yourself in 5 words or less! 

Sporty, Kind, Ambitious, Creative, and Fun. And…Gregarious, Fun-loving, Driven and Outgoing. My husband added the last four. My daughter added Awesome, which is, quite frankly, awesome. 

Do you have a favorite movie?

 I love ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’. I also love ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and more recently ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ 

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie? 

Hands down, Dear Santa, Define Good. I’ve always thought this would make a great Hallmark movie, but I’ve recently changed my mind. It belongs on NETFLIX. There are a few curse words, yummy kissing and on-page sex, and I’m not sure I’m willing to tone it down. It’s just too good. The location of DSDG is Jackson, Wyoming and as one reviewer writes, Symbolism in the book is of an indoor, outdoor, flora, fauna type.” The main character, Mia Brooks, is sexy, and strong, and yet feminine, and has never really gotten over her first love. The story is rich with adventure, drama, love, tension, and family, with a twist that will grab you and have you shaking your head wondering how you could have missed it. Mia is a world champion snowmobile racer and I’m quite certain that plot line has never been scripted into a screenplay. Does anyone know someone that works at NETFLIX?

Pavey Boulevard
Island Series Book 1
by Rie Anders
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When Shaye dropped out of college mid-semester, and moved to Lopez Island for the summer, she’d hoped to figure out what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. Instead, she reconnects with childhood friends Jason and Nick, and good intentions spiral into harrowing confrontations. The summer ends in tragedy and Shaye flees the Island, haunted by her mistakes.

Eight years later, Shaye is forced to return to the place she’d hoped never to see again. Now, she must face the people, and the pain she left behind. She must confront the person she was, and decide who she will become. Can Shaye forgive herself enough to let the past go, and let love in?

On Island
Island Series Book 2

Growing up on Island the sister of Nick and Jason Reid was not easy when it came to dating. All the guys looked at her as a sister and the island's darling daughter. Evie runs the bakery and when her brother hires Attorney, Ethan Archer, to run the Island office, she thinks he is going to be just another friend.

Ethan is a cowboy at heart and a gentleman. Not wanting to ruin his career and his friendship with his boss, he steers clear of a romantic attachment to Evie. But their friendship grows until one night they cross the line and change their friendship forever. As their relationship begins to grow the past comes back to haunt Ethan and could destroy another relationship for Evie.

"This book is so incredibly moving, and quite honestly, there are parts that are just laugh out loud, righteously hilarious. Evie Reid is kind, and good, and loving, and Ethan has to be the sexiest man alive. Not only is this a beautiful story of love and family, but holy smokes, Ethan and Evie are so sexy." - Chelsey S.

"Can I please just move in next door to these people? In this second book, Anders builds on the relationships of all the characters from her first novel, and introduces us to some incredible new additions to the story. Her ability to weave them in, and make you fall in love with them, is extraordinary. Find a couple of hours to yourself, because you wont be able to put it down." Lisa L.

Hunters Moon
Island Series Book 3

From a young age, Julie Hunter had her whole life planned. She would inherit her parents' vineyard and live happily ever with her childhood sweetheart, her first and forever love. When he dies, however, her dreams die with him. She retreats within herself, burying her wounds under a facade of hedonism and debauchery.

Over the years, her friends have come to accept her sometimes crass behavior. But as Julie matures, she tires of the act. When she inherits the vineyard, she decides to chase her dreams on her own and develop the property into a world class resort.

Enter Dax Bentley, a prominent Seattle investor. She finds herself drawn to his sleek, polished demeanor.  But her construction manager, Riley Johnson, challenges her motives. He forces her to examine her feelings, and her true self.

Julie, Riley, and Dax find themselves grappling with a history of lost loves and past resentments. With the future of her resort at stake, Julie must learn that sometimes you have to let go of that which is most precious to get what your heart desires.

Rie grew up in the Pacific Northwest and spent her summers as a child in the San Juan Islands.
"Pavey Boulevard", released in 2018, is the story of Shaye Richards & Nick Reid, and is the first in the Island Series. The second in the series, "On Island", released in May, 2019, continues the saga with Evie Reid, the sister of Nick, and her love story with Ethan Archer.

Rie currently lives in Texas with her family and returns home to the Pacific Northwest as often as she can.

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1 comment

  1. Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:


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