I love watching Ezra and Sam come together, seeing how they interact with one another when they first meet and then later as their relationship grows. I find my characters always surprise me.
I always find the middle of the book the most frustrating. Even though I’ve written many, many books, I still worry that I’ll never finish the story, but somehow I always do.
If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?
That’s a tough one. I’m sure I’ll think of five more as soon as I finish this list. There are so many amazing books out there, both fiction and nonfiction. Since I’m a romance writer, I’m going to stick with my own genre.
- Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh. I love all her books, but this one holds a special place in my heart. Kaleb Krychek is one of the most, if not the most dangerous man in the world. There is only on chink in his emotional armor—Sahara Kyriakus. She was taken and he’s spent years trying to find her and get her back. He’ll stop at nothing to save her.
- Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I love Vane and Bride. One of the best love stories I’ve ever read. I love the entire Dark Hunter series.
- Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward. I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood, but I have a soft spot for Rhage. It’s heartbreaking to watch how he and Mary come together. I love the follow-up on their story in The Beast.
- The Undoing by Shelly Laurenston. Shelly is one of my favorite writers. I love so many of her books that I have them in both ebook and print. This is the second book in her new Call of Crows series. She takes Norse mythology and turns it on its ear. Amazing series.
- New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb. This is Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb. I love the entire In Death series. Eve and Roarke are two of the best characters ever written. This particular book in the series is a pivotal one for Eve.
FIRST ROMANCE (AKA My First Time):
What was the first romance novel you read?
I honestly can’t remember. I know Honor’s Splendor by Julie Garwood was one of the first.
What do you remember about it?
I remember reading it over and over again. I’d mostly read fiction and historical fiction until I discovered this book and Surrender by Amada Quick. It opened up a whole new world of reading for me.
What did you like most about it?
The characters. I love the interaction between Madelyne and Duncan.
What did you like least about it?
There’s nothing I don’t love about this book.
Have you ever reread it? If you did, how do you feel about it now?
Yes, I’ve reread it and many of her other books. In fact, I reread Honor’s Splendor not long ago and it’s just as wonderful as it was when I first read it over 25 years ago.
Darcy or Wentworth? Darcy
(bonus: who’s your favorite Darcy or Wentworth on screen?)
Christian or Gideon? Neither
Rochester or Heathcliff? Rochester
Spock or Kirk? Kirk
Sunrise or sunset? Sunset
Angst or humor? In real life, humor. In books, angst.
Tea or coffee? tea
Wine or beer? wine
Cake or pie? Both, but if I can only have one, cake.
Jeans or a suit? Jeans
Car or motorcycle? Car
About the author:
N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
About Drakon’s Plunder:
Life is not going well for archaeologist Sam Bellamy. She’s stuck in the middle of the ocean on a salvage boat with people who want her dead. It wasn’t her gift for being able to sense objects of power that got her here, rather her need to make a secret society called the Knights of the Dragon pay for killing her mentor. Sam doesn’t believe in dragons, but the Knights do, and if she can get one of the sacred artifacts they’re searching for away from them, she’ll consider it payback.
Ezra Easton is content to run his marine salvage company and live alone on his private island. He may be a four-thousand-year-old water drakon, but he’s civilized enough to know just because he pulls an injured woman from the ocean, doesn’t mean he gets to keep her…
When she wakes up, she has a few tall tales to share, and it seems the Knights are after her. But this drakon won’t give up his treasure.