When Sergeant Michael Sanchez of the Costa Blanca Policia finally finishes a long night shift he didn’t expect to see a woman wandering the beach, soaked and disoriented. When she collapses in front of him from a head wound, he rushes her to hospital.
Helen Jones wakes up in hospital with the headache from hell and a hunky policeman watching her but absolutely no memory of who she is or why she’s been attacked. With only an ankle bracelet with the name Helen on, she has to find out what happened to her.
When and where do you prefer to write?
It depends on what I am writing. My two usual writing places are in my living room in the corner of my sofa, on a purple throw, with a view out to my garden and the green grass (and preferably a sunny or bright day) or in my car after I’ve driven somewhere (ie by the river in my town or somewhere quiet with a beautiful view). I definitely prefer writing when it is sunny and warm. It gives me more motivation, but as I live in England and the sunshine is sometimes lacking, then I put on some good music and let the beat help me along.
Do you need peace and quiet when you are writing?
No. Having 2 sons, and having an office at home to do my more ‘mundane’ work, I am used to focusing on what I’m doing, either with background noise or silence. However, I do enjoy having music on when I write, and this is definitely my preferred way of writing. For me, music is food for my soul, so good music really helps the flow and I vary the type of music according to what I’m writing and the emotions I want to evoke. Also, certain pieces of music bring back memories of feelings, and if I want to use those feelings for what I’m writing, I will purposefully put on that particular piece of music.
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
Oh good question! Veronica Roth (Divergent Series), Stephanie Myer (Twilight series), Jeffrey Archer, Lisa Mondello, and Ruth Cardello. Veronica Roth and Stephanie Myer, because they write a different genre to me and I like their style of writing. So I would love to mix my work with theirs. Jeffrey Archer, because one of the first books I loved was “Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less”, and I think he probably has a great amount of legal and business knowledge which I would like to tap into. With his creative mind, and my spice and sassiness, I’d love to mix this together to create a steaming, but intellectual book. Lisa Mondello and Ruth Cardello, because I like their books and find them enjoyable and relaxing to read, as well as gripping and sexy.
Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?
The good one. But I’d want to be sassy and fun, not boring and uneventful! I’d want to kick some ass in it 😊 !
Who would you like/have liked to interview?
Where can I find you when you are reading?
Preferably on a beach or sun-lounger. But more often than that, on the sofa or curled up in bed.
Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?
Just about everywhere 😊 I am mum to 2 amazing young-teenage boys. I am a fiancée to a fabulous man (who’s also exciting in his own way, and has an interesting past), I work as a Virtual PA and Let (rental) apartments in a high-end apartment building. I love spending time with my boys and Mark (my fiancée) and family, but also have a lovely network of female friends whom I enjoy spending time with. I watch movies and documentaries, and enjoy listening to, and discovering, new music.
What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?
Accomplishment and excitement. Feeling very proud, and also quite vulnerable at the same time. A little nervous but hugely happy!
How do you come up with a title for your book?
I play around with words which relate to events, people or places in my book. Then it will just come to me; I’ll come up with one title which will just hit me as being the right one, and that is it. That’s the title!
How do you pick a cover for your book?
Nikki at Spellbound Books did my cover. We did discuss what we wanted, which was to feel the Spanish heat and sexiness in the cover, so we wanted it to be warm/hot, but not cornily romantic. Nikki showed me what she came up with and I asked her to tweak it a bit, and then that became the cover we have now. In the past, my sister is a designer and artist, and she has done my covers for my books, and each book has had a photo or snippet from the actual location of the book within the cover.
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About the author
Dawn Terry enjoys writing romantic thriller/suspense novels, in which she takes her readers to beautiful locations on an emotional rollercoaster ride of deep suspense and sensual fiery passion. She is the author of Deadly Escape and Costa Del Lies.
Having worked in interior design, international stockbroking and banking, advertising, law, marketing and radio, Dawn has been personal assistant to some of the most senior men and women within their fields, and she’s had access to, and enjoyed partying in, some of the most exclusive and famous venues.
Dawn enjoys holidaying in idealistic locations and has travelled extensively around the world, using these life experiences as inspiration for her books. As well as living in her home country of England, she has lived in Spain and South America.
Currently Dawn lives in Bedfordshire with her family, and is working on novels set in the Balearic Islands, South America, Spain and USA.