MacyBeckettQandA

Macy Beckett introduces us to Cedar Bayou: ‘the hottest little town in Louisiana’

 

What can fans expect from your new sexy Dumont Bachelors series?

As always, my fans can expect a blend of light-hearted humor and steam...but the Dumont Bachelors books are hotter than anything else I’ve written. In fact, I’m editing the second book, Make You Remember, right now and thinking, ‘Wow. I'll never be able to look my mother in the eyes again!’ ;-)

We’d love to live in Cedar Bayou! What was your inspiration for this fabulous setting?

Originally, I was going to set the series in New Orleans, but when I visited Louisiana for research, I took a guided bayou tour and fell in love with the unique landscape. I had never been to the bayou, and I’d expected the swamp to smell stagnant and rank. But the air was thick with a floral scent, which completely caught me off guard. I was so taken with the lush sights and sounds, not to mention the laid-back lifestyle, that I decided to create Cedar Bayou and set the series there.
 
Have you always wanted to be a writer? What do you love most about your job?

I have an English degree, but no, I never wanted to be a writer. Writing was work; reading was fun. Then I ‘retired’ from a decade-long teaching career to stay home with my young children. After a few years, I felt the need for a creative outlet, and that’s when I began crafting fiction for my own amusement. I’d say the best part of my job is hearing from fans. Their enthusiasm is priceless.

Do you have the most fun creating your heroes or your heroines?

Oddly, I have more fun creating heroes and writing from a male point of view.

Who are the authors you read for pleasure?

I enjoy light, witty contemporary romances. Rachel Gibson, Jill Shalvis, Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, etc. are some of my go-to authors.

If you could take only three essentials with you to a desert island what would they be?

I’m practical to a fault, so I’d take a water purifier, a machete, and a fishing pole. I love reading, but a book won’t keep me alive on a deserted island.

What are your guilty pleasures?

I love the show Swamp People, and I can’t even explain why. (It’s about professional alligator hunters in the southern bayou. Totally addictive.)

It’s great to see so much excitement and appreciation for romance fiction right now. What do you think that romance readers are looking for in the romances they’re reading?

I can’t speak for others, but as a romance reader myself, I’m looking for humor, wit, steamy love scenes, and a complete happy ending – no cliffhangers!

Macy Beckett

Macy Beckett has lived in two countries and eleven different states, but she abandoned her nomadic lifestyle and now resides in Loveland, 'The Sweetheart of Ohio,' with her husband and three spirited children. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas State University and resigned, after nine years of teaching, to write novels full-time.

Visit her at www.macybeckett.com, on Facebook www.facebook.com/AuthorMacyBeckett and on Twitter @MacyBeckett for more information.

Headline Eternal

Make You Mine: Dumont Bachelors 1 (A sexy romantic comedy of second chances)

By Macy Beckett

Welcome to the Louisiana Bayou and the world of Macy Beckett's series, where hopeful hearts will go to great lengths to change their luck in love... Fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips and Rachel Gibson will love Macy's sexy heat and humour!

For ninety-nine years, every man in the Dumont family has remained a perpetual bachelor. Residents of Cedar Bayou, Louisiana, whisper about a voodoo hex cast upon the family, sabotaging each man's chance at marriage. In truth, the Dumont men have their own player personalities to blame, and Marc is no exception. As captain of his family's riverboat, he's broken hearts up and down the Mississippi. That is, until his high school crush strolls onboard...

Allie Mauvais rocks the boat when she fills in as his pastry chef. She hasn't seen Marc since senior year, when rumors flew that her great-great-grandmother was the one who cursed the Dumonts. After two weeks on the water, neither can deny the attraction that still burns between them. But to truly reach Marc's heart, Allie must show him that the hex is all in his head and it'll take more than her mouthwatering sweets to prove it. Will Allie's love be enough to finally make Marc hers?

Don't miss more from the spellbinding Dumont Bachelors in Make You Blush and Make You Remember.

Welcome to the Louisiana Bayou and the sexy heat and humour of Macy Beckett's contemporary romance series.

Macy Beckett has lived in two countries and eleven different states, but she abandoned her nomadic lifestyle and now resides in Loveland, 'The Sweetheart of Ohio,' with her husband and three spirited children. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas State University and resigned, after nine years of teaching, to write novels full-time.

Visit her at www.macybeckett.com, on Facebook www.facebook.com/AuthorMacyBeckett and on Twitter @MacyBeckett for more information.

Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.An up-and-coming new talent in contemporary romance, Macy Beckett is fresh, fun voice, writing novels filled with sexy heat, humour and heart.Macy is an incredible self-promoter online, and energetically engages with her fans, organising blog tours, and contests for each of her books.
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Make You Blush: A Dumont Bachelors enovella 0.5 (A fun, sexy romantic comedy)

By Macy Beckett

Welcome to the Louisiana Bayou and the world of Macy Beckett's series, where hopeful hearts will go to great lengths to change their luck in love... Fans of Jill Shalvis, Carly Phillips and Rachel Gibson will love Macy's sexy heat and humour!

On the surface, Joy McMasterson has everything - a steady career, a trendy French Quarter townhouse, and high-society parents who fill her schedule with a rotation of trust fund hotties. But despite her good fortune, Joy is suffocating beneath the pressure of her father's political campaign. Every detail of her life is scripted, from her sensible Tiffany hoops to the men she's permitted to date.

To assert control over her love life, Joy visits The Sweet Spot bakery - home to Allie Mauvais, third-generation voodoo priestess and renowned matchmaker. Armed with love potion and a newly-found nerve, Joy walks out of the bakery and into Ryan Gibson's tattoo shop. One look at the gorgeous owner and she knows two things: they have enough chemistry to steam the ink off his skin, and he's not the kind of guy she can take home to her parents. But if Joy wants to escape her father's shadow, maybe Ryan is exactly who she needs...

Includes a preview of the first spellbinding Dumont Bachelors novel, Make You Mine.

Sultry, sexy fun in the bayou! Macy Beckett will tug your heartstrings!If Macy Beckett cooks the way she writes, I want to have dinner at her house!Heaping doses of heart, passion, and laughterWritten with a sassy wit...charming

Welcome to the Louisiana Bayou and the sexy heat and humour of Macy Beckett's contemporary romance series.

Macy Beckett has lived in two countries and eleven different states, but she abandoned her nomadic lifestyle and now resides in Loveland, 'The Sweetheart of Ohio,' with her husband and three spirited children. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas State University and resigned, after nine years of teaching, to write novels full-time.

Visit her at www.macybeckett.com, on Facebook www.facebook.com/AuthorMacyBeckett and on Twitter @MacyBeckett for more information.

Whether your taste runs to passionate, romantic historicals, sizzling, exciting suspense, edgy, provocative paranormals, heart-warming and sexy contemporaries or intense and emotionally powerful new adult romances, Headline Eternal is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.An up-and-coming new talent in contemporary romance, Macy Beckett is fresh, fun voice, writing novels filled with sexy heat, humour and heart.Macy is an incredible self-promoter online, and energetically engages with her fans, organising blog tours, and contests for each of her books.