Author Interview with Dakota Madison

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I’m interviewing Dakota Madison today. She’s the author of contemporary romance novels “Fire on Ice” and “The Playmaker”. Enjoy the interview!

Author Interview

Please tell us about yourself.

I am a university professor, who doubles as a romance writer. I live outside Phoenix, Arizona with my husband and our bloodhounds. When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading, watching movies and traveling.

Tell us about your books.

As Dakota Madison, I write contemporary romance novels, most of which are in the New Adult category. After completing last year’s National Novel Writing month in November, I decided to write 12 novels in 12 months. I am just finishing up the final novel of that quest.

What inspired you to write the Fire on Ice series?

My husband was born and raised in Canada and he’s a hockey fanatic. I occasionally watch hockey with him and I’ve always found hockey players quite sexy. I decided to write a series featuring a hockey player as the love interest. Of course, to add conflict, the main female character needed to be someone, who hates hockey and would never date a hockey player.

How many hours per week do you spend writing?

I spend about 20 hours a week writing. I get up every morning at about 4:30 and write before I get ready for work. I often write on my lunch hours and I spend extra time weekend mornings writing. It adds up pretty quickly!

If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

Do they have to be living? I’ve always been facinated with Oscar Wilde and thought he would be interesting to meet. Of course, he lived a few centuries ago! I am also a huge fan of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books and would have loved to have met Steig Larsson before he died. I’d also like to meet Stephen King. Even though I’m not a huge fan of horror, he’s such a prolific writer, I’d love to pick his brain.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently working on a contemporary romance called Community Service. I wasn’t planning on the love interest using a wheel chair but when he appeared, he used one! Then the task was to make him sexy, wheelchair and all. I’ve also had to do a lot of research on spinal cord injuries, which has been enlightening.

About The Books

Fire on Ice Front SmallTitle: Fire on Ice

Author: Dakota Madison

Genre: Contemporary Romance / New Adult Romance / Sports Romance

He’s Fire on Ice and she’s afraid to get burned again…

“You always think a guy is going to be different until he’s not.”

Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star dominates the stage. He’s the hottest new player to be recruited for the Firestorm, a newly established professional hockey team in Northern Arizona.

After Taylor Thompson’s heart was completely shattered by her high school’s most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete. And she keeps that promise through her first three years of college by putting up impenetrable walls to protect her from heartbreak.
But after a chance meeting with the charming and irresistible Kian Kavanagh, Taylor’s carefully constructed walls are in serious danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.

Playmaker Front SmallTitle: The Playmaker

Author: Dakota Madison

Genre: Contemporary Romance / New Adult Romance / Sports Romance

Kian Kavanagh, Mr. Fire on Ice, has just been called up to play hockey for the NHL’s new expansion team in Seattle. Finally playing in the NHL is a dream come true…except for one thing. Kian has to leave Northern Arizona and the love of his life, Taylor Thompson, to pursue his dream.

Taylor Thompson thinks she’s got life figured out. She’ll finish her final semester of college then move to Seattle to attend graduate school and be with her man. Until one fateful night when Taylor’s world is complete shattered and everything she’s ever wanted—everything she’s ever hoped for—is called into question.

Will Kian’s love be enough to help put Taylor’s shattered world back together again or will tragedy tear them apart?

Author Bio

Dakota Madison PicDakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

Purchase Fire on Ice: http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Ice-ebook/dp/B00DZTY5O0/

Purchase The Playmaker: http://www.amazon.com/The-Playmaker-Fire-Ice-ebook/dp/B00FNGA14G/

Facebook fan page

https://www.facebook.com/DakotaMadisonAuthor

Blog: http://12novels12months.tumblr.com/

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