I have the pleasure of sharing an interview with the effervescent Cherry Adair...
Q: You have so many awesome books out currently. How many have you published and when did you start your writing career?
Cherry: I've published- hang on I have to count them. . . .50 something J I started writing long before I published. I wrote (and shredded) 17 books before The Mercenary came out in 1993.
Q: Since you live in the Northwest, where do you get your inspiration? Do you travel to the places in your books?
Cherry: I have traveled to many of the exotic locals in my books, but not all of them. I don't like creepy-crawlies or not being anywhere near a shower or a flushing toilet! (And observant readers will notice that my heroines don't like the same things! J)
Q: What other type of research do you do in order to start a book? Esp with the Black ops elements in your T-FLAC series?
Cherry: I do extensive research - it's one of the most time consuming, and fun, aspects of writing for me. I'm lucky enough to have fans and friends in interesting places who fill me in on some of the local color first hand. When I'm doing research, I try to find an expert in that field who is usually happy to answer all of my questions. Over the years I've made a lot of fascinating contacts because of my writing (and a few very scary people, too)! I know several black ops guys who are incredibly monosyllabic in their answers, and it's like pulling hens’ teeth to get any kind of direct information out them. But once they got what I was writing, and that not only didn't I need to know troop movement in Iraq (or wherever, I really didn't want to know classified Intel) they're great at giving me other interesting factoids to make my operatives fun and interesting.
I met a strange and um…unusual nuclear physicist who helped me with info in The Bodyguard. A Venezuelan "business man" who loves my books, and has offered to help me with whatever I need (Let's leave it at that. Lol). Jacques Cousteau's grandson, Fabien Cousteau (who is as yummy and delish as one of my heroes!) has helped with research for several of my books over the years. And I found a fascinating treasure hunter named Dr. Lubos Kordac who is helping me with details on salvaging for the Cutter Cay books. I've collected a fascinating little black book filled with incredible and invaluable contacts. If I told you where I hide it I'd have to kill you. J
Q: Is the T-FLAC series done now or will you continue those at some point?
Cherry: I love my T-FLAC operatives, and yes, I will write them as long as readers love them as much as I do. My latest T-FLAC book is ABSOLUTE DOUBT, the start of my Fallen Agents of T-FLAC series.
Q: Do you have a favorite character you've written? Who gave you the most trouble?
Cherry: I'm pretty fickle. Whichever character I'm writing at the time is always my favorite. I must admit though that I do have a soft spot for Marc Savin (The Mercenary) because he was my first hero. We always remember our first. J Or seventh, o twenties. . .lol
Q: Who do you read? Favorite authors? Are you reading anything now?
Cherry: I used to read a book a day. Now I'm lucky if I have time to finish a book in a month! That's the downside of doing what I do. I love being an author, but it's left me no time to enjoy one of my greatest pleasures. Some of my fave authors in no particular order - Ann Stuart, Stella Barcelona, Linda Howard. . .and dozens of others. J
Q: I know you like to take walks, what else do you do in your spare time?
Cherry: I don't like to take walks!
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by Cherry Adair
GENRE: Action Adventure
In a situation this volatile, something is bound to blow!
Three. . .
T-FLAC operative Asher Daklin is running out of time in his race to end the production and sale of the word's most deadly explosive before a cataclysmic terrorist event occurs. This op isn't just his last chance at redemption, it’s deeply personal. Because of him, E-1x took his brother’s life and nearly incapacitated him. Now, with the timer counting down the remaining hours, he has to go deep under cover at the home of the mastermind producing the deadly explosive and stop him. Daklin can't allow anything, or anyone, to distract him from his mission.
Lingerie designer River Sullivan is on a mission of her own—to find her genius brother. When millions of dollars are inexplicably wired to her account she knows he's trouble. Traveling to the small mining town of Los Santos, situated in the mountainous jungles of Cosio, she accepts the hospitality of her brother’s employer and searches for clues as to Oliver whereabouts. If only she wasn’t overcome with inappropriate lust for one of the other houseguests- a gorgeous bishop with a warriors body and laser-sharp eyes that hint at deep, dark secrets.
River and Daklin find themselves in a race against time, hampered by staggering odds and overwhelming desire. Daklin has one final, desperate chance to prove himself, keep River safe, and save the day. . .
"Ash? I--I'm in a shitload of trouble."
Holding the cell phone to his ear, gritting his teeth against knifelike stabs biting along the nerves of his shattered tibia, T-FLAC operative Asher Daklin flung his bum leg off the coffee table. He'd never heard that tone in his brother's voice, and he went from stupor to full alert as his defense physiology kicked into high gear. As it did when he defused an explosive, his pulse slowed and his focus became pinpoint.
Hyper-alert, his voice calm and even, he speed-limped to the front door. "Where are you?" Swinging his coat over his bare chest, he shoved his Glock 41 Gen 5 in the back of his sweatpants, then thought better of it and stuck it one of his jacket pockets. "How bad?"
By habit, his earpiece was in the bowl beside a full clip and his keys. He inserted the earpiece, then slipped the phone and clip into his other pocket. "Let me speak to your CO." Like himself, Josh was an operative, though still a rookie, with barely a year in the field.
"I'm solo on this."
Fuckit. A "shitload of trouble" could mean damn near anything when out in the field. Especially unsupervised. His brother could be anywhere.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
New York Times/USAToday Bestselling author Cherry Adair’s innovative action-adventure novels have appeared on numerous bestsellers lists, won dozens of awards and garnered praise from reviewers and fans alike. With the creation of her kick butt counterterrorist group, T-FLAC, years before action adventure romances were popular, Cherry has carved a niche for herself with her sexy, sassy, fast-paced, action adventure novels. She hates first drafts, has a passion for mentoring unpublished writers, and is hard at work on a new T-FLAC trilogy. Cherry loves to hear from readers, visit her on Facebook, Twitter, or www.cherryadair.com
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