I liked this story because the Characters are at a point in their life where they had it all, and lost it. They’re not that young anymore, know just how much love hurts, and that sometimes it has no meaning, but they still decide to try–love, a new life, and new hopes.
Also, I have the Author AND the Hero here with me today so you might want to stick around. Let’s start with the story.
The story is Somewhere Down The Line by Angela Drake, an adult contemporary romance.
After twenty-five years in a failed marriage of convenience, Alana Cozins is starting her life over. That includes jumpstarting her career as an entertainment journalist. What she does not count on is that career bringing her face to face with the man who has haunted her memories. When she sacrificed her ambitions to be a wife and mother, she never forgot the Texas crooner with the boyish grin. Now she has a chance to discover whether what she felt for Trey then was a crush or real love.
From the first time Trey Morison interviewed with Alana, he was hooked on the little blonde with the inviting lips. He stopped touring in an attempt to save his first marriage, but he never forgot her. His two ex-wives and a new hit song about his belief in their destiny are proof. When she calls to set up an interview, the sound of her voice melts away the years they’ve been apart. Without the vows binding them to other people, they are free to explore the attraction they fought in another time. In his heart he always knew they would be together, somewhere down the line.
Boroughs Publishing: http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/books/somewhere-down-line
Thank you for being with us today, Trey. Let’s start easy. What is your profession?
I am a songwriter.
Are you happy with your life?
I wasn’t for a long time. Since Alana came back into my life, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.
Your thoughts on love.
I believe in The One and that there’s a path you must travel before finding your soulmate.
What is the worst thing that happened to your life?
Meeting Alana when the timing was way off for both of us.
What was your first thought and impression when you first met?
How kissable her lips looked in that shimmery lip gloss.
What errand or chore do you despise the most?
Grocery shopping. I don’t require much but Bear, that’s my Great Pyrenees/ Chow mix, eats more than I do and he’s pretty spoiled.
Up early or sleep in?
Depends. Before Ali, I didn’t really have a sleep pattern. I worked when the words came to me. I try to get up in the morning and get a jump on the day while the world is quiet but since Ali came back into my life, well…
What is your least favorite thing about humanity?
People can’t seem to be honest about themselves or with other people. Everything has to be a drama and they spread it across the internet.
Thank you, Trey! And now, the Lady who gave a voice to Trey and Ali:
Angela, thank you for being here, and talking Trey to come, too! How did you come up with the idea for your book?
Somewhere Down the Line is based on a song performed by James & Michael Younger.. a 1980s country music duo I became friends with.
What sort of research did you do to write this book?
Very little. I’ve been a music journalist/ entertainment writer for almost thirty-five years. I’ve been to concerts, I work with songwriters on a daily basis and I’ve been on multiple tour buses.
What is the main thing you want readers to take away from your book?
Love is patient. Don’t rush into something because you feel you have to. Love comes when it’s right.
Tell us a fun fact about writing your book.
I found the model for Trey’s home in Galveston on the internet. A realtor had a camera on the roof of his car and drove through the neighborhood to the house then gave a 360* room tour. Was fun seeing how to get to the house. I’ve never been to Galveston so seeing the lay of the land from his point of view was cool.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on the revisions for a Christmas story that takes place in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. A romantic, Victorian-esque community that I visit every chance I get.
Do you have a day job?
In my daytime hours I promote Texas/ American/ Bluegrass artists on social media. I do entertainment interviews, cd/ book reviews. I love working with these artists. Most are very accommodating. I’m also a paper artist and am opening an Etsy shop soon.
How do you keep from resenting your duties when you have to stop writing to take care of them?
My friend and sprint partner, June Faver said something the other day that is so true. “Get done with what you have to do so you can move on to what you want to do.”
Do you outline books ahead of time or are you more of a by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer?
I do outline but I don’t write in chronological order. I write the scenes that strike me then piece them together as a final draft, much like piecing together a quilt.
Which kind of scenes are the hardest for you to write? Action, dialogue, sex?
Sex scenes are difficult for me. I think that’s a private thing between two people. I have no clue where the scenes in Somewhere Down the Line came from.
What are your top three favorite books of all time?
My top favorite is Everlasting by Mickee Madden. I picked the book up for the cover without reading the back. I have loved that book from day one. Bound By Honor by Rose Sartin is my newest favorite and finally Love, Honor & Betray by Elizabeth Kary.
Best song ever written?
Actually a toss up between Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson and Old Flannel Shirt by W.C. Jameson. Both are on my ‘must hear’ list whenever I see them perferm.
Do you have any scar? What are they from?
I do. Almost like a wing on the inside left wrist. I was running through the house with my daddy’s coffee mug to take it to him. I fell, it broke and I landed on a shard. I think I was around 2 or 3 at the time.
Up early or sleep in?
I am an early bird. Usually up around 6 a.m. and hit the ground running. But I’m dead on my feet by 7:30 p.m.
Thank you, Angela!
If you want to keep in touch with Angela, or know more about her and her books, here’s where you can find her:
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/AngelaDrake/e/B00L701Z9C/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0