Anna del Mar writes hot, smart romances that soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and satisfy the heart. Her stories focus on strong heroines struggling to find their place in the world and the brave, sexy, kickass, military heroes who defy the limits of their broken bodies to protect the women they love. She is the author of The Asset (Carina Press), the first novel of her Wounded Warrior series and three other novels scheduled for release during 2016.
A Georgetown University graduate, Anna enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and the sea. Writing is her addiction, her drug of choice, and what she wants to do all the time. The extraordinary men and women she met during her years as a Navy wife inspire the fabulous heroes and heroines at the center of her stories. When she stays put—which doesn’t happen very often—she lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and two very opinionated cats.
A: The human mind. The longing for wholeness, companionship and affection. Relationships. People. Love, lust and yes, sex too, and the nitty-gritty of how it all comes about.
Q: Tell us why readers should buy The Asset.
A: If you are a reader who enjoys a romance with a smart, strong heroine and a sexy military hero, The Asset is for you. It’s about a brave woman, fleeing from her sinister past who must defy her fears and risk her life to care for a wounded warrior, a SEAL who is willing to lay down his life in order to save her. If romance is your cup of tea, I’d love for you to take a peek. Check out The Asset’s first chapter at http://www.annadelmar.com/pages/excerpt.html.
Q: What makes a good romantic suspense?
A: Two words: Love and adventure. A good romantic suspense will bring together two heroes colliding with a bang, and then launch them into an exciting adventure that entails danger, risk, falling in love and facing one’s worst fears.
In The Asset’s case, Lia Stuart is on the run, fleeing from the ruthless drug lord who has terrorized her existence, hiding in a small Rocky Mountain town, surviving, but only barely. She’s terrified when a stranger shows up at her door, but she calls on her courage and stares him down over the barrel of her shotgun. No way. She’s not going back. She will not be taken alive.
Ash Hunter knows what it is to run. A SEAL wounded in Afghanistan, he’s fled from the hospital. Scarred physically and mentally, he’s drawn to the isolated lakeside cottage—and then to the beautiful, haunted woman holding a gun to his head. Soon, Ash realizes he’s not the only one tormented by the past. Pushing the limits of his broken body, testing the boundaries of her shattered soul, he’ll protect Lia until his last breath.
Q: What is a regular writing day like for you?
A: I’m a nocturnal animal, so my day starts on the late side. I usually try to tackle the business part of writing first, which entails a surprising amount of busywork. It’s a mad dash so that I can get to the sweet pursuit of creative writing as soon as possible, which usually carries me through the afternoon and late into the night.
Q: What has writing taught you?
A: Perseverance: she who writes to The End gets to tell the story. Open-mindedness: the world is a wild, wide place where different strokes please different folks. Humility: no matter how much you know, you can always learn more. Joy: when you spend your days doing what you love happiness takes root in your heart.