It’s his last chance-Absolute Doubt by Cherry Adair #Suspense #amreading #mgtab @CherryAdair



I am so stoked, you guys! Guess who I have on the blog today? Cherry Freaking Adair!!

Cherry took time away from her crazy, busy schedule to sit down for a chat with little ol’ me 🙂 I know right? So cool!

Q: How long have you been writing, and was THE MERCENARY your first submission? Tell us a little bit about the road to your first publication?

Cherry:  I was writing for a loooong time before I sold THE MERCENARY. I wrote 17 complete (and dreadful!) books before The Mercenary sold. None of those books will ever see the light of day. All were ceremoniously shredded. I considered them practice runs and the dress rehearsal for the real thing . I learned the slow way that to achieve the goal of publication one can’t rest on ones laurels and sit by the phone waiting once a book is finished and mailed to a publisher. You have to keep writing. Keep submitting. Keep getting rejected. And keep hanging tough. Writing isn’t for sissies!

Q: What inspired you to write in the first place? The Romance Suspense genre is a little hard to write for most, so what made you choose this genre?

Cherry:  I’ve been writing since I was very young – young enough that I didn’t know how to write yet. I just made interesting squiggles on paper that I would then read to my mother .. Now I write what I love to read. (my handwriting and spelling haven’t improved much in the intervening years! Lol)

Q: You write strong, sexy heroes that can conquer any obstacle. Your heroines are strong too. Which gender is easier to write?

Cherry:  It depends on the character. Some are harder to write than others. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that I have to know each character really well before I can write them effectively.

Q: You have a very creative talent of writing Romance Suspense plots, and the action is nearly non-stop. Where do you get your ideas?

Cherry: Everywhere. Anywhere. I constantly snip ideas from newspapers or jot down something of interest on the evening news, or even a snippet of overheard conversation. I file everything away until I might need it. Or I’ll have an image of a guy with an eye patch sailing in rough seas and suddenly want to know why he’s wearing an eye patch, and where he’s going. (Michael Wright in IN TOO DEEP !)

Q: Do you have a certain writing schedule?

Cherry: Yes. I have to. It’s a job. I can’ wait for a muse to descend. I give myself a certain amount of pages per week. When they’re done – I’m done. Unfortunately I’m a s-l-o-w writer – so something that should take me a few hours can take all day! I’m working on that one.

Q: The question that readers always wonder is what a writer does when faced with the ‘dreaded writer’s block’. What is your solution, or do you even suffer from it at any time?

Cherry: You bet! I used to panic when I stared at the blinking curser on my screen. Now I know that somehow I zigged instead of zagged in the story. For some reason I’ve taken a wrong turn and hit a brick wall. I used to freak out. I’ve now come up with a way of plotting that’s almost always prevents that happening. Whew!

Q: How about outlines? How do you create your story before starting to actually write?

Cherry: I do a detailed outline. Always! Believe me, I’ve learned by mistakes! (Okay – it took me a long time – but it finally sank in !)

Q: You’re very active (and so much fun!) on Facebook  Do any of your posters ever ask you about writing techniques, etc.? And do you give them advice?

Cherry: I mentor new writers all the time. I have a dozen Facebook groups just for them. Butt In Chair Challenge is one. Anyone is welcome to join. I ask that everyone report in once a week with their goal for the following week. I so enjoy kicking butts! lol

Q: Is there anything you would like to add, advice to readers and aspiring authors, any news to share? And Thank you, again!

Cherry: My best advice? Sit your butt down in that chair and WRITE. Give yourself a deadline to finish your book and stick to it. Read widely in your chosen genre, study your favorite authors. Attend classes and read ‘how to books’. Most of all write. As often, and as much, as you can. Then write down a career goal for yourself, with all the steps you’ll need to take to implement it.

No one said this was easy. But then what in life that’s worthwhile is?

And to my readers? Thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving my characters as much as I do. Knowing you’re out there reading what I love to write keeps me focused and hard working.

Cherry Adair - Absolute Doubt

Absolute Doubt

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




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LOVE IS THE GREATEST RISK OF ALL: Absolute Trust by Piper J. Drake #Suspense #mgtab @Barclay_PR


She wasn’t just a childhood friend; she was his reason for breathing.

Out Dec 20th – Absolute Trust, the third book in the romantic suspense series, True Heroes, by Piper J Drake.

Title: Absolute Trust
Series: True Heroes #3
Author: Piper J Drake
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 20, 2016
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing – Forever
Format: Digital and Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 9781455536085

After multiple tours of duty, Brandon Forte returns to his hometown on a personal mission: to open a facility for military working dogs like Haydn, a German Shepherd Dog who’s seen his share of combat and loss. It also brings him back to Sophie Kim, a beacon of light in his life . . . and the one woman he can’t have. But Forte’s success means he’s made enemies in high places. Enemies who are now after Sophie . . .

When Forte enlisted and left without saying goodbye, Sophie did her best to move on. But with her first love back in town, looking sexier than ever, she’s constantly reminded of what they could have had. Then after he risks himself for her, Sophie realizes she’ll have to put her life in the hands of the man who broke her heart, knowing the danger -and the sparks between them- could consume them both.





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Praise for Absolute Trust:
“With an action-filled plot riddled with suspense and tension, Drake’s latest in her True Heroes series is the best one yet.  Steady pacing, engaging storytelling and genuine, vulnerable characters (coupled with the endearing heroic dogs that protect and love them) make this romance shine.” ~ RT Book Reviews

Excerpt from Absolute Trust:

Between one moment and the next, he was right there next to her, kneeling so they were face to face. She let out the air in her lungs in a rush, not sure of what she wanted to do or what he was planning to do. She parted her lips but didn’t say anything, didn’t want to put another question out there for him to address before he answered the one she really wanted to know.

Because she was hoping he was here for her—not his childhood friend—but for the very adult version of her who’d been waiting for him all this time.

Faster than she could react, his lips caught hers. The contact rushed through her in a lightning shot of surprise. Years of bottled-up frustration bubbled up and she leaned into him with a soft gasp.

And then he pulled back and she was left trying to catch her breath.

Slowly, carefully, he slid his arms around her back and under her knees. He cradled her against his chest and tucked her head under his chin. Circled as she was in his embrace, he held her close. He pressed his lips against her hair.

“That was too close yesterday, Sophie.” His voice was low, gruff, and almost cracked with emotion. “The thought of losing you just about killed me.”


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Extreme Honor

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About Piper J. Drake:

Piper J. Drake (or “PJ”) began her writing career as “PJ Schnyder” writing award-winning sci-fi & paranormal romance and steampunk. She has received the FF&P PRISM award for her work as well as the NJRW Golden Leaf award and Parsec award.

Now, Piper writes romantic suspense, incorporating her interests in mixed martial arts and the military into her writing.

Connect with Piper at: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google + | GoodReads| Youtube



I chasedbegged, talked Piper Drake into asking her character, Sophie, what she thinks about being in a book.

Thanks for joining It’s All About the Romance today, Sophie!


Character Interview:

Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?

Sophie: No! Then again, I never thought I’d come that close to being blown up with a car bomb either.

What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?

Sophie: Ooh. Tough choice. I’ve got some good lines in dialog but I wouldn’t give up the romance for anything. ❤

What do you like to do when you are not being actively read somewhere?

Sophie: I love cooking for the people in my life. Family, friends, loved ones. I’m even coming up with recipes for healthy treats for the dogs at Hope’s Crossing Kennels.

Are you happy with the genre your writer has placed you in?

Sophie: I’m very happy with the romance aspect! The suspense part of romantic suspense definitely made things more interesting than I ever guessed my life would be, but I wouldn’t give that up either.

Do you like the way the book ended?

Sophie: Absolutely. No spoilers. 😉

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Play Find the Piper around the Internet for insight into her frequent travels and inspirations for her stories.

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